What will their ‘anxiety’ dreams be about?

I’m back in school and realize that there is one class (usually Math) that I haven’t been attending all semester.  I can’t even really remember when it is, or where.   But I’m sure there’s a final coming up and I haven’t a clue what it’s about.  I’m going to fail and not graduate!   To make matters worse, I can’t find my locker or remember the combination.   The more I try to work it out, the more frantic I become.  The counselor!  Maybe she can help tell me when and where my classes are, and how to find and open my locker.  If only I could remember how to get to her office….

I graduated from high school 25 years ago, but when I am stressed or anxious, my unconscious takes me right back there in my dreams.   That’s some powerful stuff, that is.

So I wonder what my kids, who’ve never set foot in a school or had finals or been subjected to the threat of not graduating, will dream about when they grow up and are anxious about something?

One comment on “What will their ‘anxiety’ dreams be about?

  1. Miriam Brougher AKA Mom says:

    A psychiatrist somewhere said that it is not so much a reaction to stress per se, but a common dream reaction to “not being able to reach preset goals”. ????? I must not have goals anymore then, because I finally do not have these dreams. BUT, now I dream I am on a trip and can’t find my luggage, or clothes to pack, or I am going to miss my deadline (train, plane, car ride). And everyone is waiting. Hmmmm.

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