In Chapter 3, one of the topics we discussed was dreams. Since I was younger, I have always been fascinated by and their meaning in life. I have come across different theories about dreams and their significance. One of the theories that I remembered was by Sigmund Freud who believed that dreams served to gratify unconscious wishes and longings. I always found this theory interesting but not always correct. Thinking back on some of my previous dreams, I felt like the dreams were displaying some sort of message, as opposed to some type of longing which is stated in Freud's theory.
For example, I remember having a dream that took place on a farm, which is not similar to where I currently live. As I was walking towards the farm, I noticed that a tornado was coming to destroy the house. I tried to run away, but I could not move. It was as if I was in shock! As the tornado destroyed the house, it began to advance toward my direction. Fearing for my life, I still was not able to budge. As the tornado got, closer and closer, I began to scream and then finally woke up!
It was the first time I had ever experienced a dream like that. What made it more interesting was that there was a hurricane the night before. We also had to evacuate because a huge tree fell on our house and we had to evacuate. When thinking of Freud's theory, I do not see how this dream was displaying some type of unconscious wish or longing. I always felt as if there was some type of correlation or message to that dream and the events that had took place day.