Something that I have been learning more about has been dreams. Recently, a student from my school Michelle A., wrote about dreams in her post, “Do I have Abnormal Dreams?” http://youthvoices.net/discussion/do-i-have-abnormal-dreams-0 . I learned a bit because like she says it’s a very complex study. Many other students have also written about dreams on Youth Voices http://youthvoices.net/search/node/dreams
Lately, the issue has caught my eye again. I know that many people feel that dreams are just signs telling the future or just something strange. I've also heard that dreams are just a recollection of the days events. Now that’s just what I’ve heard it may or may not be true.
One thing that I know for sure about dreams is that they are the way we express our feelings in the way we can’t in real life. Now I’ve studied my share of science, and I really believe it's the way our mind expresses feelings that we are afraid or unconscious about. Personally, it’s funny to me because I’m researching this topic already in chemistry, but at the same time it's fun because I’m learning more and more.
Dreams are important to me because I used to have a lot of dreams. They weren't good dreams either. At the time I was going through this, I was experiencing a lot of problems in life. I was also staying up at night and so on. I started doing this research when the last dream I had was a paralysis dream in which it's a dream where you can't move at all. I even came to the point where I didn't want to sleep because I didn’t want to dream these horrible dreams.
To increase my background information on dreams, I chose to do some research on the topic. As I searched for blogs and news articles on Google, and I came across this one article called "Dreams and Dreaming":
Haskell, R. E. (2012). Dreams and Dreaming. Retrieved January 10, 2012, from Grolier Online http://gme.grolier.com/article?assetid=0089530-0
This article provided a lot of information and opinions on Dreams. Some people feel that dreams are a way to reflect a person’s health.
In succeeding centuries Hippocrates, Aristotle, and Galen believed that dreams often contained physiological information that heralded future medical illnesses.
This statement didn’t surprise me all that much, but it did make me feel curious. It made me feel this way because I experienced this process once. I went to the doctors for something that was going on with me. At a point I told the doctor I was having so many dreams. Now that I think of it, my curiosity is pretty much going high. While this was going on, I went due to my lack of eating and lack of everything. Now that I’m seeing this, yes maybe dreams do actually show a reflection of your health.
Another article that I read asks the question: "Why do we dream?":
Elliott , R. (2012) Why do we dream?. [online] Available at: http://www.uncommon-knowledge.co.uk/why_do_we_dream.html [Accessed: February 2 2012].
There was this one statement that made me think in a way, I agreed with the writer. It was:
I feel like this is true because if your holding in your feelings in and not telling everyone about it, how do you let it out? Where does it go? I absolutely agree with this statement because when your holding something in for a long time and it's bothering you and you can’t tell no one about, it’s stressful.
All of this makes me think that dreams are a very complex study. I plan to take my time to study a lot of things about dreams. But as I study more about dreams, it makes me feel better. I could learn from it and try to avoid some of the things that cause horrible dreams like being healthy and letting my feelings out not to everyone but at least to some who cares.
Here's my dialect notes on my research so far: