Dreams are great, but the importance of having a strong grip on reality shouldn't be underestimated. We may live in the time of where fame and #influence seem to take root overnight, but that doesn't mean it's going to happen for you. We're sorry.

Don Quixote may have urged you to chase your impossible dream, but you shouldn't be taking advice from an old man who fancies himself a knight and charges at windmills. Face up to cold, hard reality like the rest of us, and stop making your friends reassure you of talents you both know you don't have.

We'll give it to you straight: You're never going to be an astronaut, and you're definitely not going to be a rapper. These are 25 Signs It's Time to Give Up on Your Dreams, In GIFs.

[Ed. Note—I was roughly half of these people at one time in my life, so please don’t take this too seriously. Laugh at other people’s misfortunes, and shake off the ones that hit too close to home. Which will be all of them.]

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