Dreams are lofty. They live in the same place as the ideal we fail to embody on our daily journeys. But dreams are necessary to guide the way. They give us a vision for the future that we can walk towards (or away from).
Cynics have weighed down their dreams with reality. The daily battles overtake their minds until any dream seems too simple, too unrealistic. Their vision shrinks.
Both are necessary. The cynic is the resistance training needed to sharpen the dream, and strengthen the dreamer. The dreamer is the lifeline to the cynic, the reminder that the vision is still alive.