I don't put much stock in dreams. In high school, my psychology teacher offered up two separate theories on dream interpretation. The first was your standard Freudian school of thought, that everything in a dream means something (most of which can be traced back to how lovingly you were breast-fed and/or whether you ever walked in on your parents when they were "doing it"). I was still dutifully jotting down notes when the teacher said, "Or, some people think dreams are just the result of synapses firing in the brain at random, unchecked or unfiltered by conscious thought. In other words, dreams might mean nothing." That sounded better to me: no worries about repressed childhood trauma, and a much shorter answer to the essay question... More >>>