Dreams

Friend of the blog Alicorn tweets:

Why is the word "dreams" used to describe both pseudorandom nocturnal hallucinations and also heartfelt aspirations for real life?

A cynic might reply: because both the nocturnal hallucinations and the heartfelt aspirations are, for the most part, composed of lies. How many people, what proportion of the time, will actually lift a finger (or open a book, or make a telephone call) to work towards actually achieving what they believe to be heartfelt aspirations?

One thought on “Dreams

  1. I said almost exactly the same thing in a tweet: "some distinguish between dreams and goals; calling a velleity a 'dream' is a tacit admission that it will never come true."

    Maybe it is time for you to surrender and admit that twitter is useful and good.

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