Do you tell other people about your dreams?

United States
February 23, 2011 12:53pm CST
When I was little my sister and I would be getting ready for school in the bathroom and we would talk about the dreams we'd had the night before. She'd tell me her dreams and I'd tell her mine, and we got a good laugh out of both. I'd tell my parents about my dreams and even my friends if I could bring up the subject of dreams. I've been keeping a dream journal since I was twelve and I just love talking about dreams. I think they're so interesting, and I find mine especially entertaining. Do you tell people about the dreams you have? Why do you tell other people about dreams? Is it because you're like me and you just think dreams are interesting and super entertaining or do you have another reason?
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
24 Feb 11
I seldom remember having dreams thses past weeks. But i do tell my husband my dreams in the morning if i remembered it. But if it involves number, i don't share it with him yet. I would bet for it in the lottery first , then i will tell him. Am just following the belief given to me by my mother, but i don't all together believe it that much though.
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• United States
24 Feb 11
lol... so have you won the lottery yet or are those numbers no good?
• United States
25 Feb 11
Decided better of it did ya? lol Well that's sweet that you give them to your Mother.
@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
25 Feb 11
I give the numbers to my mother. She would bet on them a few times, and sometimes she wins and will give me some money. She's lucky on lotteries although she doesn't win big time but an amount that could let her buy a lot of things . But as for me, no i don't win because i only bet for it one time , then no more.
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@ElicBxn (63275)
• United States
23 Feb 11
I find if I talk about them I remember them better. I did used to tell my mother and brother and, later, my sister my dreams, and she'd tell me hers. My brother wasn't so forthcoming about dreams, donno why. However, when I was 18, I was in a car wreck and for YEARS after that I didn't remember my dreams. Having said that, both my mother, and later roommates in the dorm, told me I cried out in my sleep.
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@ElicBxn (63275)
• United States
23 Feb 11
Well, I'm almost 40 years out from the accident and I do have dreams now. Not lots of them, but I don't sleep real well anymore, my fibromyalgia affects my getting a good nights sleep. And if I do dream, and its interesting I can tell my roommate, she certainly tells me hers! Besides, I had pretty much stopped telling anyone my dreams because they weren't interested and said I was "too old" to be doing that.
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• United States
23 Feb 11
Aw... well I don't think it's something you should be forced to grow out of. My Mom shares dreams with me all the time and she's into her 60s. I'm glad you're still having and sharing dreams from time to time. I think dreams can be a pretty big part of our lives.
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• United States
23 Feb 11
Wow... that sounds terrible! Do you miss telling people about your dreams and having dreams? I know I would.
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@sminut13 (1783)
• Singapore
24 Feb 11
i enjoy telling others my dreams too, especially if it's something really nice or entertaining. but seems like people aren't really interested and so these days, i just keep it to myself and enjoy it myself usually. but in my society, the elders tend to believe in dreams. well they're superstitious. it's not like this or that will happen. it's more like that's a sign of good thing or bad thing going to happen. something like that. and recently my sister had something like that happen to her as well. she saw herself getting a hair cut in her dream. i said that's normal but she said seeing hair in a dream is usually a bad sign, be it minor or major. and that day, after that, she seemed to be feeling under the weather, seemed to be getting fever because of her tonsils. so she thought that must be the bad thing. but then, later on, her son fell down really hard while playing and the pressure was so much that he had to have 3 of his front teeth taken out and his upper lip and gums stitched. she said that this must have been fated as it happened like in the blink of an eye when she wasn't looking. i don't really know the superstitions as well, it's usually something i hear from my elders or my husband. there was once i had a dream of wiping my second baby's stool.(my baby wasn't born then) apparently my husband knew that seeing stool in a dream is good and so he went to buy lottery and at night, called to tell me that we had actually struck first prize of $10000 lol, that really helped in my debts by the way hehe so i guess i won't really discredit dreams, i'll just tell them and those who know it's good will do something about it or tell me. even if i don't do anything, maybe the day will be good so i consider that good. but at the same time, it's not only for that i will tell my dreams, they really entertaining and at times, let me experience things i'd never get the chance to experience in reality hehehe like maybe being in snow or being lovey dovey with a cool guy, well forgot how he looks like but the feeling was so warm when i was together. of course i'm married though and this is just a dream but still. hehe
@sminut13 (1783)
• Singapore
1 Mar 11
i'm not sure if my message went through so i'm writing again. well it's not like i'm a real believer of course, just that sometimes i hope that it's good luck and all. i can't help thinking that way after all that's happened to me, and i've had deja vu happen to me as well. good day
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• United States
3 Mar 11
Well I'm a no-believer, lol. I'm not really into looking for good luck so I never look to dreams for any sort of luck. I hope you do have good luck though, regardless of what's in your dreams.
• United States
25 Feb 11
Interesting. I've never believed that dreams had any sort of symbolic, subconscious, or prophetic meaning. I've been telling and writing down my dreams for ages and I've never had a dream that struck me as being any of the three. Interesting stories though.
@cream97 (29087)
• United States
12 Mar 11
Hi. alloftherain. Yes, I do tell others about my dreams. I tell my husband, my kids, my sister, my aunts, my friends and anyone that I feel that I can trust. I tell them my dreams because I want an explanation to why I am having these dreams. Like what could be the meaning of these dreams or what. I find my dreams very interesting because I wonder what could be the purpose of them. I always feel that dreams have a significant meaning to them.
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• United States
13 Mar 11
Interesting... I personally don't believe that dreams have any sort of symbolic, subconscious, or prophetic meaning... but I find them vastly entertaining and fun to share.
@krajibg (11923)
• Guwahati, India
23 Feb 11
Hi there, No, I do not tell all my dreams to my friends or other members of the family. Of course there are some funny dreams and I love to share them. I have a peculiar patterns of dreams. Suppose I dreamed something longer incident yesterday if I wish to dream the remaining part of it I can have the dream of that segment. Is not it quite weird. Only general o universal dreams I tell my son and wife and friends but not the secret ones.
• United States
23 Feb 11
There are some dreams I keep to myself because they're very personal or I just don't want to talk about them. I usually still write them down in my dream journal. Maybe I'll share them with my family but I leave out names or details that I think I'd rather keep to myself. That's quite strange. I usually can't continue any of my dreams after I wake unless it's only been a few seconds or a few minutes that I've been awake. Like waking up briefly in the morning and then falling back asleep... I can usually continue those dreams but if a whole day has passed then I don't have any luck.
@krajibg (11923)
• Guwahati, India
24 Feb 11
I think this happens to some people only.
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• United States
24 Feb 11
I guess but so far you're the only one I've met. lol Do you know anyone else who can continue their dreams?
@rameshchow (4426)
• India
4 Mar 11
Most of the dreams coming for me are are funny and that funny scenes are also about my friends only. So i always enjoying the sharing of dreams with them.
• United States
4 Mar 11
Friends are fun people to share dreams with.
• United States
4 Mar 11
Yay! I'll share dreams with you too.
• India
4 Mar 11
I can share with you also. You are my friend know.
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@djmarion (4898)
• Philippines
24 Feb 11
I tend to keep dreams especially private ones, i don't really like other people to know them. but i share my dreams to my husband if it concerns us or if it is just a general dream. I still believe that you don't have to share every dream you have. For example when i dream about something scary but it does not include my life being in danger i will share it to my husband or friends but if my scary dream has something to do with my life or a bad dream about my friend or family i will no longer share it to anyone and instead keep it to myself so as not to frighten them.
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• United States
24 Feb 11
I keep some dreams to myself when they're of a personal nature, but I can't say I've ever had a nightmare that I've kept to myself. Usually though my nightmares aren't that bad. When they are bad I really want to tell someone to get it out and off my mind so hopefully I can sleep without fear of having more.
@megamatt (14292)
• United States
26 Feb 11
Well first I have to figure out how exactly to explain my dreams a lot of the time. That can be what a tricky one to say the least. Then I think long and hard about whether it is a dream that I should be sharing with others. Could it be a sign of my slip into insanity(a very short trip mind you, but that is another matter entirely). Still there are times where I do discuss them with friends or family, to just try and have a few extra brain cells to work out what they mean.
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• United States
26 Feb 11
Interesting. I have trouble explaining dreams to people other than my close friends and family because I have such off-the-wall complicated, creative, and crazy dreams it's hard for people to take me seriously. They think I'm just making stuff up. lol Personally I don't believe that dreams have any sort of symbolic, subconscious, or prophetic meaning but I love dreams because I think they're a creative outlet and a vastly entertaining one at that.
@lyuesong (72)
• China
24 Feb 11
Sometimes but not always I told my dreams to other people .most of the time for fun of course.
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• United States
24 Feb 11
That's usually why I tell my dreams too. For the fun!
• United States
24 Feb 11
I love sharing my dreams. but the best part is looking at the persons face you just told, and how confused they look they think you're lying. but you're not you really had the dream and thats how unusual it was. I have the funnest craziest dreams myself,. so sharing them is always a joy!
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• United States
24 Feb 11
lol, I agree. My family doesn't make the confused face anymore cause they know I have crazy dreams... but some of my friends still do. It's really awesome to still be able to confuse people.
• United States
24 Feb 11
I don't remember them as much as I did when I was younger, yeah it comes up in conversation every now and then. If its something worth mentioning or for some reason I feel the reason to share it then I do. I remember just sharing a dream with my dad a week or so ago, it was just me drinking a colada because I haven't had one since before my surgery.
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• United States
25 Feb 11
Sweet and simple dream. Did it make you happy? I think it's fun to share dreams... especially when they're long and complicated and really funny.
• Pakistan
24 Feb 11
I tell my dreams to my friends and my family. I tell them all my dreams. And I have posted a post in mylot about my dream, In which I killed a guy LOL. I tell all my dreams to other people because I believe that dreams have meanings.
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• United States
24 Feb 11
I think I might have seen that post. I don't really believe that dreams have any sort of meaning, but I do think they're fun, creative, and vastly entertaining.
@LTL143 (57)
• Philippines
24 Feb 11
sometimes I shared my dreams to other people. If I had a bad and horrifying dreams I prefer to ask the elders what would be the possible meaning of my dreams. I do also share and ask other people about their idea if I have a dream that couldn't understand and was not clear. It was so interesting to know meanings of dreams and listen to the opinion of others.
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• United States
24 Feb 11
Interesting. Personally I don't believe dreams have any sort of symbolic, subconscious, or prophetic meaning. Sometimes I listen to what people think about the meanings of my dream but most times it doesn't really make any sense to me. I think dreams are fun, creative, and entertaining.
• Philippines
24 Feb 11
The reason why I tell other people about my dreams would be becasue I'm trying to know how they'd interpret those dreams. There are dreams that i forget when I wake up. One was about a six-digit number combination. If only could remember, I should be rich by now. There are bad dreams, good dreams, some utterly peculiar... Yeah smetimes I wonder if dreams really are trying to tell me something about my present way living.
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• United States
24 Feb 11
You sure? They might just have been a string of numbers you know. I've never dreamed about numbers but I don't think I would risk the lotto if I did! lol I don't really believe that dreams have symbolic, subconscious, or prophetic meaning. I do think they're fun, creative, and entertaining!
• China
24 Feb 11
I like sharing my dreams with others, regardless of whether they are interesting or horrible. I tell others about interesting dreams mainly for an entertaining purpose, but as for the frightening ones, I just want to get an explanation because many people say that dreams will reflect what's to happen in the future. Perhaps I'm a little bit superstitious, but terrible dreams do disturb me a lot. For example, I dreamed a couple of days about getting many big pimples on my face, which looked extremely terrible. When I woke up, I began to think of the dream a lot and could concentrate on everything I did. I told several people about this, including my mom, but none of them could give me an explanation. Then I began searching on the internet and got the explanation that pimples on face reflected good luck. I don't know whether it's true or not, but it really made me calm down.
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• United States
24 Feb 11
Interesting. Personally I don't believe that dreams have any sort of symbolic, subconscious, or prophetic meaning. I share them because I think they're fun, creative, and entertaining. That's really interesting, because I would think that dreaming about pimples would be something bad. I hate pimples! lol
@sajuman (1854)
• India
24 Feb 11
hmm...interesting discussion..well i am not as much talkative so i rarely used to speak about dreams..but i do..but only to the best friends.i mostly speak about themself if they came in my dreams.But it only took some time to describe it,some times some words.And of most of times i dont remember my dreams what is it.some day i got it at the time of waking up but then i forgot after some times. any way thanks for the discussion...sweet dreams..:)
• United States
24 Feb 11
You have sweet dreams too, my friend! I personally think it's really fun to share dreams with your favorite people because you can get a good laugh out of them. I think maybe one of the reasons that dreams exist is to entertain us. lol
@jazel_juan (15747)
• Philippines
24 Feb 11
yes that is if i could remember what i dream about! often time i fall asleep so tired that i do not think i dream anymore. but there are ones so vivid that i think it was true and i would often tell my husband about it. he would also be having dreams and he would also tell me about it and often times it got us both laughing.
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• United States
24 Feb 11
That's really awesome! I thought I was one of the only ones who thought dreams were good for a laugh with your family and friends. Personally I usually remember the dreams I have every night. I dreamed about mylot last night... is that bad? lol
@tkonlinevn (6437)
• Vietnam
24 Feb 11
yes, I do. I tell my dreams to my boyfriend or my siblings or my friends. But I rarely have dreams everyday. I sometimes have them. I don't know why. But my boyfriend often dream many strange things. He tell me and we laugh very much about them
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• United States
24 Feb 11
It's fun to share dreams with others. I dream pretty much every night but I don't always have a fun dream to share. When I do then we can all get a really good laugh out of it.
@piperu (113)
• Indonesia
24 Feb 11
Sometime I tell my friend or my family about my dream. Specially when it come a little strange or funny. But mostly, I wake up without remember my dream. It's look like a blank.
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• United States
24 Feb 11
Yeah, some people have better dream recall than others. Mine is really good but I've been telling dreams and dream journaling since a very young age. You can improve your own dream recall by writing your dreams down as soon as you wake up.
@yob_khan (10)
• Philippines
24 Feb 11
Well mostly I can't remember my dreams, but those I can remember I share it to my friends, especially those who are weird ones. Most of the time I dream of people who I may know or not, and I share it to my friends when I dream about them. I also dream of the person I always think about, before I go to sleep. I think its funny when I share about my dreams with my friends or love ones, we always end up with a good laugh when I'm sharing about their contributions in my dreams. I find it entertaining and fun, hearing and sharing dreams.
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• United States
24 Feb 11
Me too! It's especially funny when they did something really dumb or mean in the dream and they either laugh or protest. I told my sister about something she did in my dream that was really mean and she was like, "Ummm... I'm sorry? I can't exactly account for what your dream version of me is doing." I just thought it was funny.