Do you agree with the idea that "Life is like a dream"?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (7 posts)
  1. Seckin Esen profile image92
    Seckin Esenposted 4 years ago

    Do you agree with the idea that "Life is like a dream"?

  2. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 4 years ago

    Well, I'll skip an answer today. This is from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    "Tell me not in mournful numbers,
    Life is but an empty dream.
    For the soul is dead that slumbers,
    And things are not what they seem."

    "Life is real, life is earnest,
    For the grave is not its goal.
    Dust thou art to dust returnest,
    Was not spoken of the soul."

    It goes on. Look it up.

  3. grand old lady profile image82
    grand old ladyposted 4 years ago

    Manatita 44's poem has one line that suits me rather well:

    Life is real, life is earnest

    1. manatita44 profile image83
      manatita44posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Cool. Perhaps you are the industrious and assiduous sort,  Grand old Lady? You look cute.

  4. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    As a child we sang a song with the lyrics "Row row row (your boat) gently down the stream, Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,: Life is but a dream."  Maybe *your boat) is symbolic of your time.
    I once had a dream that my life was in fact a dream. It's been said that we are spirits having a (human) experience. Just about everyone has experienced a "déjà vu" moment in their life. Some people believe our souls are reincarnated. A spirit never dies.
    One of my favorite quotes is: "Perception is reality." I believe most of us would enjoy life more if we looked at life as a (personal journey) and a learning experience. From the moment we took our first breath the clock began ticking towards the countdown of our death. We work, stress, and worry about satisfying our egos, gathering things, fame/importance, one upping the competition and in the end we can't take none of that stuff with us.
    The number one advice given to high school grads is "follow your dreams", Most inspirational and positive motivation books stress the use of (imagination) and (visualization) to create the life that we want. The irony is we won't learn to the meaning of life until we die. All of the answers are on the other side.

  5. THarman7 profile image60
    THarman7posted 4 years ago

    It could be very likley that life is a dream in a different sense then we determine dreams to be. Its more like an illusion something that is perceived to be but really isn't. The soul is always alive and the physical body grows old and parishes. Without the physical body the soul may travel freely with the physical body the soul is able to live in the illusion of life with all the other souls as humans. So this of course is my own out look on the subject. Great question!

  6. Sri T profile image77
    Sri Tposted 4 years ago

    Life energy is real but all of the mental concepts are illusions. Whatever one imagines is what happens. No matter what kind of life they had, it was all just a dream, a group of thoughts. One day they will wake up and see that everything they did was irrelevant. Then the reality starts. The reality is pure awareness, no concepts and no experiences. Any concept is just another dream.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)