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

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  1. Seckin Esen profile image85
    Seckin Esenposted 8 years ago

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

  2. manatita44 profile image82
    manatita44posted 8 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 image85
    grand old ladyposted 8 years ago

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

    Life is real, life is earnest

    1. manatita44 profile image82
      manatita44posted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

  4. dashingscorpio profile image84
    dashingscorpioposted 8 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 8 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. profile image0
    Sri Tposted 8 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.


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