Ever been so mad in a dream at someone that it had a lasting effect when you were awake?
Ever woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep after an apocalyptic dream?
I’ll tell you how intelligent the subconscious mind is: it can write scenarios so realistic and pervasive each night that it gives you a transformational epiphany just like when you take an actual vacation.
Given the data of your day (chemical levels, stress, memories, etc.), your mind can assimilate an indistinguishable play in order to alter your course through life.
Because dreams last longer than the time we are asleep, it’s a form of time travel and where we spend most of our lives. That is if you dream.
I’m writing this after having a dream in which I was living exactly what had always happened in a recurring dream. The recurring dream (which I’m not sure if I’ve ever had now) always ends with me in an upper floor of a hundred or so foot building at the brink of war, seemingly interstellar.)
When I woke up, I thought of Jefferson’s quote: When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.