psychology 101

as taught by yours truly.

In my last post, I asked what was the difference between

1. in my dreams I saw him

2. I saw him in my dreams

and I will start by admitting the answers I got were really creative.

This two statements mark the difference between the civilized and the savage mind. In the first case, the speaker recognizes that it is just a dream. That the happenings is in his brain.

And in the second scenario, the dream becomes a separate existence, just as real as his waking realities. He believes in doubles that move out of the body during sleep. To such a person, should a person be found dead in the morning they would say his soul left and didn’t return.

End of class.

I apologise for not responding sooner to most of you. I had traveled.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

15 thoughts on “psychology 101

  1. Great answer. I likes it. I traveled, too. However, I don’t remember where I went or for how long. I lost my used will and had to rely on an expensive replacement that, in retrospect, sucked. You’d think with an expensive will, you’d at least remember what the hell you did while using it. I want my $ back.


  2. Sorry Mak, should have answered on the original post but I thought the difference was obvious. I dream a lot 😉 But seriously you summed up the different states of dreaming.

    Difference between savage and civilised mind? Is that a rousseauism? Might question that. When I wake up. After tonight’s dreams …


  3. A Guy Without Boxers says:

    Very clever, my Nairobi brother! Outstanding job! You are an awesome diplomat! Much love and many naked hugs! 🙂


  4. themodernidiot says:

    Haha that’s a load of shite, and the first one’s missing a comma 😉


  5. The latter is often self directed while the former is an uncontrolled instance. You failed to distinguish in either case if the dream was wet? I’m confused. 🙂


  6. Barry says:

    Personally I don’t see any difference in the information conveyed in the two statements apart from the first statement putting a slight emphasis on where the event occurred.

    I think you’re reading more into the statements than is provided by the information. As to being the difference between savage and civilised minds, all I can say is hogwash (in the nicest way possible of course).

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