Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Don't wake me up.

Lot of things went down today... kinda. Woke up and learned Lyle Beniga's "Make Me Wanna Dance" choreo. Not as hard as I thought it would be, the footwork looks intimidating, but it really isn't. It's actually a crapton of fun. :D

Played the Wii version of NBA Jam with my brother today too, made me reminisce of those SNES days.... I should really dust that thing off and play it... or you know, get an emulator. Same feeling, less blowing (into cartridges).

Also went to the optometrist today, which ended up to be a huge waste of time as my prescription has not changed at all. Though, I did find out that female optometrists are very attractive o.o Guys... not so much.

Afterwards, I hung out with Henry. The first friend I've seen all break. We danced, we laughed, I taught him choreography, he ate, and we had a small serious conversation (I miss those). it was a jolly good time *insert old rich guy laugh*

Now that all that's out of the way. Let's talk about dreams.

This is actually a recurrent theme I bring up a lot with my girlfriend. The concept just really interests me. I mean, what is a dream really?

Is it just your neurons firing in random patterns making you think and visualize random visions and thoughts? I mean that would make sense, as most dreams are very random and a person doesn't really dream about something they don't know or can't conceptualize in their consciousness.. can they? Well, then comes in the idea of lucid dreaming, in which the dreamer is completely in control (theoretically) of their dream state, in which (once again theoretically) they can make themselves dream of new conceptions like a masterpiece painting they've never thought of, or a new recipe that they'd never heard of. Anything would theoretically possible as long as the dreamer wills it.

I think Carl Jung had a theory that dreams were just visions into what he called the "collective unconsciousness" which I interpreted as a connection of everyone's experiences and thoughts from the past, present, and future. This could mean that the ability to lucid dream is just the ability to control what you see in the collective. If present you wants to see a masterpiece painting, the idea that shows up is what future you has already conceptualized, or even, what someone else has conceptualized in their unconscious. Sorry if you're having trouble following me.

Another thing I wonder about dreams is why they are so fleeting... I'm fairly sure everyone has had a really weird dream in their life, and as soon as they wake up (unless they jot everything down) the dream will drain out of their mind unless they commit the details into memory extremely fast. Even then most people lose most of the dream anyways.

Hopefully I'll eventually be able to find out the truth about this. Whether in my lifetime, in my afterlife, or in a dream.

I just hope I don't forget it.


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