To sleep, perchance to dream? Aye, there’s the rub — and the abundance of myths about dreams proves it. Let’s rub out a few of those myths together, shall we?
Why do myths about dreams persist, no matter how unreasonable they may be? One possibility for the existence of these myths is because dreams are such a vital part of the one-third of our lives that we spend asleep. The more vivid they are, the more likely they are to lodge in our memories and prey on our thoughts.
The best way we can understand dreams is that they are only random impulses in the brain. These impulses are shaped by events that we encounter or remember during the hours we are awake. Think of them as a way of clearing out your mental filing cabinets. While that may seem rather mundane, it’s an attitude that can help you face the reality of dream myths.