posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 04:31 AM
reply to post by MystiqueAgent
What I meant was, when people, for whatever reason - usually as a result of a fundamental disappointment in life - curtail their own "dreams" for the
future, that could result in a sort of "amnesia" when it comes to real dreams (in sleep).
Because whatever our dreams are, they do always reflect our hopes and fears; and those are, of course, linked to a vision of the future.
(Personally I believe the "wish fulfillment" role that some strongly advocate only explains a very tiny portion of dreams, usually those that stem
directly from very immediate physical urges or stimuli.)
So if, following a disappointment or a trauma, a person suppresses active envisioning of the future, including most hopes (and with it most fears),
that could result in dreams that are simply not "intelligible" enough to be properly registered by the dreamer.
It certainly would dovetail with the generally acknowledged view that, whatever the exact cause is, the failure to remember dreams - not the details
of any given dreams but the fact that the person dreamed at all - is related to a feeling of profound, likely denied, malaise in the dreamer.
But whatever it is, I really think that anyone who experiences "dreamlessnes" would do well to examine their own vision of self and of their hopes for
the future, because that's probably where the answer lies.
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