Webster defined Dreams as series of thoughts, visions, or feelings that happen during sleep. Also, the ideas or visions that are created in your imagination and that are not real.
In other words, dreams are fantasies. Like a fictional movie in our minds. We sometimes associate dreams to people who are thinking out of this world or delusional.
Let me name some of them:
Dr. Frederick Banting discovered insulin in his dream. (He won a Nobel Prize by the way.) Elias Howe sourced his invention of the sewing machine to his dreams. Thomas Edison credited his discovery of electricity to his dreams. Now that’s electrifying!
Albert Einstein, ascribed the theory of relativity to a dream he had as a young boy.
Stravinsky, Wagner, and Beethoven heard musical compositions, from fragments to entire canons, in their dreams! (I think that excludes drunks who are half asleep) The movie Avatar, was dreamed in vivid detail by director, James Cameron. Come to think of it!
And what about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein ? You may call it a nightmare nonetheless it’s still,by definition, a dream!
I scrolled down Webster’s definition of dreams ,hoping to see some synonyms but instead I saw a third meaning which defines it as ‘something that you have wanted very much to do, be, or have for a long time. ‘
Immediately, I recalled myself dreaming of working in an international company with various nationalities from all across the globe! That actually came true a couple of months ago!
I remember when I was younger, I used to dream of boarding an airplane,writing blogs, volunteering, starting my online platform and even getting a Seiko wristwatch! Now, I can hardly believe that all these came to pass.
I was listening to a motivational speaker one time which inspired me to write this blog. He asked ; If you were die today, what dreams? What ideas, what skills will go down with you to eternity?
Further more he said; Imagine you are on your death bed, and staring at you with large angry eyes the dreams that were never realized, saying- ‘ We came to you! Only you could have given us life!!
What about you? What ideas..talents… and dreams… will die with you?