As regards to the life theme, these dreams were of particular interest as some were not completely in the individuals control like ‘never die’ and even ‘ world peace’. However, others concentrated more on remaining free from the system and ‘dream of a day when we are all born free’. This can give a sense of being trapped in a system that is not allowing one to flourish as desired. Others mentioned that they want to ‘live life to the full and ‘get through life ok’ and ‘always keep an exciting lifestyle’. The way one describes living the life is very broad as different people feel that they are satisfied or otherwise with the life they live from different perspectives.
Another theme in the dreams and got a 13% was love. It is interesting to note that the majority talked about wanting to find a ‘lasting and unconditional love’ meaning that love is seen as something that is constant and feeling loved by the person they love is more important than building something for the present needs.
10% of the dreamers mentioned dreams related to learning, which revolved not only in studying and qualifying in a certain profession but also focused on contributing to building a better educational system. Building a better educational system being a dream for someone can mean both that the dreamer wanted such a system but is also thinking about the future of others who will be part of such system. It could also indicate ambitions to become a part of the decision-making process in the sector. Another theme which obtained a percentage of 13 is related to careers where some mentioned specifically what they want as a profession whilst others just mentioned that they want to be successful and rich through such careers.
Stay tuned for more dreams to be explored!
Therisa Gambin is a psychology graduate who worked in the HR sector for the past 4 years. She decided to change her career path and thus is at present an intern at Willingness and will continue to focus on psychology practices.