This is mearly a report I had to write for my eigth grade Reading class. I just really like it and I hope you like it too.


Dream: n- a succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep. That is the definition according to most dictionaries. According to Disney, "a dream is a wish your heart makes." But which statement is true? It is all a matter of opinion. In my opinion, dreams are both scientific curiosities and heartfelt wishes.

The subconscious mind is something nobody will ever be able to understand, no matter how hard we may try. It allows us to complete tasks, such as breathing, without any real effort on our part. Dreams also come from the subconscious. We are unaware of what really goes on in our own minds at all times. Even with special technology it is impossible to grasp every thought in your head.

Over the years people have tried to interpret what they see in dreams. Sometimes they're right. Sometimes they're wrong. It's all just luck. It is impossible to truly understand what these subconscious images mean. Therein lies the scientific curiosity.

The heartfelt wish lies within the same place. We may not know what we really want sometimes, but the subconscious does. The subconscious is the only part of the brain that really has "made up its mind." While other parts of the brain are throwing different ideas back and forth, one part knows almost instantly. If only we could hear that part. It whispers the answer while the rest of the brain yells out what it thinks. The whisper can rarely be heard. Until you fall asleep that is.

Once you fall asleep, the rest of the brain quiets down and the whisper gains the courage to speak up. Sometimes it speaks clearly. Sometimes the message is jumbled and blurred.

See, the whisper isn't actually a voice. It's more of a presence, a puzzle. It tries to tell you how to piece everything together, but it can't be heard. It has to be found or felt. Unfortunately, it is rare for someone to look for the solution to this puzzle. Only when you're asleep can the puzzle show you the way. I'm sure that if we only had a way to understand the puzzle our world would be a much better place.

The picture that the puzzle forms is a master plan. The way the world could be if things were truthfully alright. Nothing is ever actually alright. Nobody knows how to make it alright.

But… I'm getting ahead of myself. My point is, don't disregard what you remember seeing while you slept, or even when you stop paying attention to the "real world", as just crazy thoughts or tom foolery. You never know what it might really be.

Listen to your dreams, but don't over react because of a possibility. Wasn't it Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who once said "I have a dream…"? The Civil Rights movement, technology, books, America. All of these things started out as dreams in somebody's mind. And just look at how the world has changed because of them.

So just think, that little voice you always hear that makes you feel like you're crazy, could be trying to tell you about something that could change the world. No. It is trying to tell you about something that could change the world. You just need to listen.

I could go on for a while about this, but I think I'll leave it at that. That's how I feel about the subject. What about you?