Month: January 2012

Dream a little dream…

Dreams, the very topic could be discussed for chapters and chapters, and it has. The following theories I will explain as I have learned and understood them… Freud (the father of modern psychotherapy) wrote and believed that dreams were repressed data from our subconscious, too threatening to the ego that it had to be hidden through symbols in our dreams. And the most threatening data has to do with our sexual and aggressive impulses. For example, dreaming about tall buildings could be representative of a phallic symbols (better known as the penis), therefore one could conclude they were either expressing a sexual frustration or penis envy 🙂 Jung, ( a contemporary of Freud) similarly wrote about specific images in our dreams symbolizing concepts shared by all humanity. Therefore, if you dream about a snake it generally means and represents the same thing from person to person, these representations are often traced back to largely held beliefs such as the biblical story of Adam and Eve, and according to that story the snake/serpent could often represent temptation. In physiology class I learned that …

Public Perception

My current job has given me the opportunity to work with many wonderful adolescents, but my memories from middle school have taught me that adolescents can also be quite challenging, especially adolescents in numbers. Recently, I was asked by one adolescent (one that was particularly displeased with my limit setting), “why does nobody like you?”, my first thought was, my family and friends like me and thats all I care about. My second thought was, thats a lie! I do care when I am not liked, I wish everyone thought the world of me! and thats the truth. Most of you may feel the same as I do, although you know there is a high probability someone, somewhere may not like you, you secretly pretend that person, those people don’t exist, because no one likes to be disliked. And if you claim you are one of those people that trully does not care what others think of them, then you are an outlier an oddity, and should be displayed in a museum. 🙂 But for the rest …