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Book Review Title: "Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream" Author: Whitney Johnson Publisher: Bibliomotion, 2012; 256 pages; $24.95 A dear friend who just so happens to be a wonderful mother recently confided in me that she was concerned that she might have trained her oldest son's wildest dreams out of him in the name of encouraging him toward a "serious" career. At 8 or 9 years old, he'd said he wanted to be a lion tamer or some such. She'd replied that lions ought not be tamed and that he should come up with a more realistic aspiration for his "when I grow up" career vision. We talked through some of her regret. Who among us hasn't wished we could redo a conversation with our children? My friend came out reassured that she had not quashed her son's ability to dream (he's now 13). Yet, our conversation circled the much bigger, very real issue that so many adults face or, rather, fail to face. As children, we dre...