Why do people settle? Why do people forsake their dreams? Why do we compromise? Is it obligation? Is it lack of zeal? Perhaps disillusionment? I assert that it is the tenacious beast of complacency. It creeps into our lives, silently stifling our deepest passions and desires. It suffocates any trace of initiative. If we are not adamant about shirking this oppressive beast, it will consume and absorb all essences of self that dream. The beast is relentless and so must we be. So must I be.