Dreams are a crazy thing. Mostly, I think they are a hodgepodge of your thoughts, whether conscious or otherwise, from thro°ughout the day, week, whatever. The sex-obsessed psychoanalyst Sigmond Freud believed dreams could only be interpreted by ‘professionals’ because people and things were symbolic of the unconscious mind’s desire to solve a conflict and generally had nothing at all to do with those people or objects themselves. As mentioned, some believe that dreams are just the brain’s way of processing left over daily thoughts, and some simply think they are manifestations of your inner fantastical thoughts.
Some people do not even remember their dreams and insist that they don’t dream at all. If that’s the case, how do they process their daily thoughts, or let out their unconscious fantasies, or work through their psychological puzzles that only Freudian theory can solve? And what about daydreamers? Are they just looking for a distraction to their mundane lives? Are they trying to consciously, while not entirely conscious, solve a puzzle, perhaps while they are at work and need to come up with an awesome ad campaign they simply drift into the inner workings of their minds shutting out everything around them and develop the next big commercial ad for Cheerios…it will be a massive breakthrough in the cereal world.
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night”
~Edgar Allen Poe
Seemingly, we all dream, but what comes of it? Are daydreamers really more aware than those who do not daydream? And what of those who claim to not dream at all? Are they aware of nothing, do they not work out their issues or process their daily events?
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream”
~Edgar Allen Poe
Maybe Poe had it right, it’s all an illusion, when we dream it’s only about life which is in itself a dream. That’s why everyone has a different ‘mind’s eye’ and view of the world. Perhaps we’re not even really here and just think we are, here in dreamland where nothing really exists. And perhaps, this is just the random ravings of a complete lunatic 🙂