Thursday, December 19, 2013

Pet Peeve: People Who Tell Me About Their Dreams

I'm not sure why this is, but we as a species are under the impression that dreams matter. So much so that every single dream depicted in media (be it books, movies, or television) is prophetic and important. But that's just how dreams are in pop culture. It does not mean that dreams are this way for normal people. Hell, I can't even remember 99.99% of my dreams, so if they were important I would be screwed.
"Simba, I'm totally just a projection of your subconscious." -Real Life Mufasa
So since dreams don't really matter in the real world, can people please stop telling me about them? I get it. A weird thing happened in your dream. Dreams are like that. No, I don't care. I'm only putting on the thinnest facade of interest so that I can show you that I'm listening, but in reality I care even less about the dream you had last night than I do about soccer.
Soccer: Popular because of convenience, not quality.

It might be different if I had the exact same dream as you and we could both talk about how wild it was, because then it's basically a shared memory. But since I wasn't in your dream, your recounting of it to me is the epitome of a "you had to be there" moment.

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