Well, I just finished watching ‘Repo Men‘. I thought it was a great movie. With giving as few spoilers as possible, I have a question for all of my readers (I know you exist, even if you don’t comment, lol):
What if there was a “Dream Machine” that was created to give you the ability to live inside of what you perceive as perfection? What if you could live out all of your fantasies, but only in your mind? I mean, lay down and dream 24-7–keep in mind, if you chose this option, there is no way to live in reality–ever. Into your dreams you go, never to come back!
Would you want one–and another one for backup?
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. ~John Lennon
And I don’t mean those weird dreams where you are walking naked into a convenience store to pay for gas for your flying car, only to come back out and be in a classroom full of zebra with pink stripes and yellow polka dots, wearing a gold shimmer tutu or silver studded bell-bottomed slacks. I mean the one’s where you suddenly are locked in a mall and all the stores are wide open for you to bag everything you want, and the registers have your name on them. The one’s where you hit the Powerball lotto. The wet dreams. The good dreams that you hate to wake up from. I mean everything you ever fantasized about.
Would we live forever in bliss? Or do you think that we would become unsatisfied if our wildest dreams were all that we had? What if we didn’t have pain, sorrow and loss to balance out everything else? As human beings, would we take everything for granted, and begin to incorporate things that we find less than pleasurable to our fantasies to bring out some excitement?
What if this blog had a form that, if filled out, would entitle you to a free, state-of-the-art, “Dream Machine?” There’s only one catch: once you leave the page, there’s no coming back, you forfeit the offer forever, and once sent, you have to use it–or you have to give it to someone else and they have to use it–if you don’t use it, or give it to someone else everything you own will be repossessed (or some other very tragic consequence, depending on how dramatic you wanna go with this).
Personally, I found the idea very scary and was utterly surprised at my feelings. I don’t want that kind of control! I truly believe that our dreams can come true, but I don’t believe we have the final say in how they come to be or when. I like it that way, gives me something to look forward to. And even though I can’t see it during, I think that I have learned far more from my pain, than pleasures.
So, what’s it gonna be Reader-Friend? Want a “Dream Machine?” I want to hear from you, what do you think? (To all of my Facebook friends, please comment here and not on my page, lol).
- Dreams (socyberty.com)
- In your dreams | Open thread (guardian.co.uk)
- Online Therapy for Depression, Relationships Problems, Social Phobia, or Personality Disorders (socyberty.com)
- Dream Discussion Groups: Bring Your Own Subconscious [All I Have To Do Is Dream] (jezebel.com)
- John Perkins: The World Is As You Dream It (huffingtonpost.com)
- Dreams (socyberty.com)