A Few Thoughts on Dreams.
One of my best friends from home and I would always have crazy conversations about our dreams. We would go on and on telling one another our most ridiculous dream stories and it seemed that our stories got weirder and weirder by the second. If I could recall I would share, but dreams are just of that sort. Some people like my friend seemed to remember all of her dreams ( or did she…? ) but none the less dreams are just simply fascinating.
There is really no limit to our dreams but have you guys ever wondered why we do? I was watching this video the other day about dreams and why we dream and it had some pretty good point. Basically dreaming helps with building better memories and coping with anxiety in the real world. I found it strange. I never really thought of dreams as a way to cope with reality, just thought of them as a process that goes on while one sleeps just to help one rest. But after watching inception ( not really ) and watching this video, it seems to make sense that some of what we dream have to do with fear or stress or something negative of that source.
Some researchers think that the purpose for these types of dreams is to prepare us against threats. They stated a theory that goes something like this. Back when we were early humans especially, we had no idea about what sort of threats we would encounter during the day, therefore to prepare us our brain would simulate anxieties while we slept to make us better prepared for a scenario in the real world. With that said, people with terrifying dreams were better for dealing with anxiety in the real world and had stronger genes. This description could play a big role in why we dream as well as how we cope with stress and society today. What do you think about dreams and what role they play? Have you ever had a strange dream that correlated with reality? Do you ever remember your dreams? Do you think they help cope with stress? I personally feel like dreams could have the ability to. Sometimes what we dream could be our alteration of the way we want to better our selves in reality, share your thoughts.