- Introduction: A dream come true is an interesting phrase, because it speaks from the perspective of the past. It does not speak to the future. Making a dream come true is a plan that hopes to be materialized and in this case, I want to share a dream come true, from the moment it was a dream, until it came true.
- Dreams seem very close to reality, making it difficult to differentiate them from real life.
- Dreams moulded the destiny of people down the ages.
- Psychologist and psychoanalyst use dreams to analyse the psychological and physiological aspect of a person.
- Conclusion: Dreams are basically a psychological process that lies latent in the subconscious self and manifests itself as dreams.
Essay on Dreams
“You have to dream before your dreams can come true”, said A P J Abdul Kalam. However to make it a reality, one has to work hard with determination. Great men like Abdul Kalam and Abraham Lincoln though coming from very humble backgrounds, worked hard to realise their dreams. This made them rise to become the President of India and the United states of America. Often dreams seem impossible, with time they seem improbable on pursuing them with determination, they soon become inevitable.
After all what are Dreams? According to Sigmund Freud, “The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.” Thus a dream is a wish or desire, which has arisen during the day and has remained unsatisfied. He also goes on to say, “Dreams are not only the fulfilment of a disguised wish, but also a wish that may be repressed or infantile in nature.” We all know- that dreams often do not seem to ‘make sense’. They may appear like a jumble of disconnected images that do not follow a logical structure. Thus we can dream of an uncle with a yellow beard, with an unrelated emotion getting attached on to it, which has been experienced during the Course of the day. This is akin to kicking the cat on returning from a bad day at work. Similary, while sleeping our thoughts and wishes which lie suppressed when awake, take over and appear in our dreams.
Often dreams seem very close to reality, making it difficult to differentiate them from real life. This proximity to realism is because one see familiar faces and surroundings in dreams. In the ancient times, a dream was thought to be the manifestation of God’s will and had the power to portend the future.
Dreams have moulded the destiny of people down the ages. Being God’s will they were blindly followed by powerful kings and monarchs, often changing the course of history. Thus we all know of king Janak, who was commanded in his dream to plough the barren field with a golden plough to bring rain to his drought stricken kingdom. He carried out the bidding and while ploughing the field, his plough struck an earthen pot from which Sita emerged, bringing rain and saving his kingdom from the ravages of famine. We are also privy to the dream of emperor Ashoka, which transformed his life, making him abjure the path of violence and become a disciple of Lord Buddha. Thus the mystic and supernatural nature of dreams, made powerful kings and nobles seek the help of learned sages to interpret them.
However, psychologists and psychoanalysts have to a large extent understood the mystic of dreams, which help them in analysing the psychological and physiological aspect of a person. They use them for analysing behaviour and psychological problems of people. Dreams are also of different types. Some dreams are quite normal though absurd, others are scary and give rise to nightmares, making people shout and scream. There are still others like daydreaming, which are the exclusive preserve of the teenager and the youth, who dream with their eyes, who open.
Dreams are therefore a natural part of life. They are basically a Psychological process that lies latent in the subconscious self and manifests itself as a dream. Beyond this they have no mystic, magical or prophetic power that should make one apprehensive of them. However, dreams when associated with ambition, is a sure recipe for success, provided it is followed up with perseverance and hard work.