posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 12:40 PM
People have a lot in common with dream characters. And vice versa. Of course the mind creates dream characters based on people that we see in waking
life. But look at it the other way and you will see that people act much like dream characters do. Dream objects as well, it's not so much the
element, but what it does, what it accomplishes, that is important to the mind.
Dream characters will do anything to keep you distracted and identified with the dream. They almost always string the dreamer along. Usually this is
done subtly and brilliantly, but they keep the dreamer from stopping and really noticing things, keeping him or her from going lucid. The
manipulation, prodding, distracting, interruptions from dream characters serve a purpose. That purpose is mostly to keep the dream going strong and
perhaps ultimately keep you asleep. This goes for every object in the dream, not just the more interactive elements of it.
Now turn to real life. People are very much the same, always manipulating, distracting, interrupting. They hate to see someone in thought or quiet.
Asking yes or no questions to prod the quiet person to action. But regardless of the subtle, there are obvious manipulations, using others, etc. And
without going too deeply the comparison is made. And all the distractions, interruptions, and manipulations will pull a person away from "What they
were doing." What they were thinking about.
But the dream character does that out of purpose, it keeps you from considering your surroundings and how you got there, so you don't go lucid/wake
up. The person in real life... what purpose are they serving? If they are. I argue it serves no legitimate purpose for them to manipulate and prod.
It just wastes time, a simple mind trying to use an object, a person, to occupy itself.
But regardless, it is interesting how real life can be similar to a dream, and this is just another thing to add to the pile of similarities.