Do not listen to that Mom. She is the devil's tool.
A vision, dreams and goals give you distinction, authenticity. They make you successful - as a brand, manager or corporation.
We do not need robots making dinner, we need individuals creating and innovating our world and future. Companies like Google have understood that - and offer their people 20% time to pursue their own ideas.
They pursue their vision, dreams, and goals - and the company profits extraordinarily. Think about that - while making dinner.
Have a nice weekend!