I am just going to come out and say it; I do not like hearing about dreams. I'm not talking about hopes for the future here, but about the dreams we have while sleeping. I don't like them because they never make sense. Most of the time, the person telling you their dream can't even remember half of it. Even worse, the events they are telling you about never even actually happened! They are usually long and drawn out and what are you suppose to say after they are finished? Cool? Nice dream? Wish it was real?
I once worked with a guy that would come up to me on a regular basis and say, "You will never believe what I dreamed last night!" I would then be forced to sit through 10 minutes of him rambling about something that not even he understood. This is what got me to thinking about dream telling. Does anyone enjoy hearing other people's dreams? I've asked a few people and when they are honest with themselves, the answer is no.
Now don't worry and please don't be offended. I think dream telling is fun for the person who had the dream. I think that's why we feel the need to share them with others. I know I have told people many dreams of mine. My point is, it's a funny thing we do because I don't think anyone else is interested in hearing what was going on in our heads while we were sleeping. Like I said, it's more for us then it is for the listener. I'm just telling it like is is folks.
Monday, January 08, 2007
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Well, I think you're mostly correct. There are only two times when it's acceptable to explain a dream:
1. When you can sum it up in 3 sentences or less. Preferably less.
2. When it involves the person you're telling it to.
And maybe you can share your dream to someone if that someone is Joseph from the Bible, and he's going to interpret it for you. That's acceptable, too, I guess. :)
No one likes to hear anyone else's dreams - unless you're a dream interpreter and even then I bet their like "blah, blah, blah, I've heard it before...it means your worrying about something."
I mean "they are." I can't believe I misspelled that! I had this dream once where I spelled "your" like "you're" and...
aahh! I'm guilty of being a dream-sharer. I have bizarre dreams in vivid detail, so naturally I tell Art in detail about them. Poor man! I honestly never thought about how uninteresting they are to other people! Definitely food for thought.
I agree with Sara. I really like people telling me their dreams if I was in it. As vain as that may sound... it's true.
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