The dreams you have as a child can haunt you for your entire life.
For example; i had a dream once where i was certain something inside me was being crushed, and at one point i thought it was as if my very spirit was
being reduced to nothing.
I was very young at the time, not even out of the cot yet (that is how vivid it was, vivid enough for me to remember waking up inside my cot).
At this moment in time though, i think it might have been the realisation that the events in my life (beyond my control) would lead to my
dreams/ambitions becoming incredibly hard to attain due to the damage they would do to my psychology, and that because of it i would only attain them
by the time i became an old man.
Which of course, doesn't mean i'm not going to do it.
If you're wondering what could possibly have that kind of affect on a child - Your parents arguing at the top of their voice, and having an uncanny
awareness of your reality should do the trick.
I think that the dream was some sort of 'prediction' that my parents would split up.
Oh, and if you think you got it bad watching Aliens at the age of 8 - imagine watching a film like Akira at that age (i was at the age where i would
watch films out of my brother's collection when he wasn't there).
I didn't even know what Anime was at that age, lol.
Funnily enough, the same dream came to me later on in my life (about the age of 13 or 14), and i was able to study it thanks to having a reasonably
developed mind, so for the first time i was able to confront my own personal fears and understand why those fears were there.
The truly strange thing is, the only idea or 'image' that i can conjure up of that dream is a picture of the outside of an old western saloon -
whether that's because T.V has warped my mind over the years i don't know, but this single point haunts me more than even the most devious and
diabolical conspiracy i've encountered.
What i'll finish on is that because of this particular brand of deep introspection, i believe i can pinpoint several episodes of my life that have
shaped the person i am today*, and because of this - i know exactly why i'm a morbid f#cker when it comes to society, and i'm quite happy these
experiences have shaped me into the person i am today.
Of course, that doesn't mean i'm unwilling to change, as after all i'm more than happy to build upon what i know simply by using my imagination.
I'm not certain how to translate your experiences in a way that would have any meaning to you, but what i can do is carry on sharing my own.
If you would like that.
p.s; Loneliness has never been an issue with me, and it's because of my introspection that i know why.
Just in case anyone doubted me on that point.
*Examples: The first time a girl kissed me, When my brother kicked me off the back of the chair when i tried to give him a hug, when i was alienated
by the other kids in pre-school because of my over-confident curiosity.
Those are a few, but there are dozens more.
[edit on 15-4-2008 by Anti-Tyrant]