When I Dream I Want To Grow Up

A few moments ago while up early in the morning multitasking (listening to a YouTube video called Chrono Cross (クロノ・クロス) – OST, maybe blogging, et cetera) a random thought / phrase / quote / whatever crossed my mind randomly.

It was probably a mistake and a word mix up in my mind, but the words that came to my mind were:

When I Dream I Want To Grow Up.

I then thought that would probably make a good and unique quote, and so I decided to make a post about it. 😀

The end,

-John Jr

By John Jr

Hello, I am John Jr, welcome.

8 comments

  1. I like that quote. It makes me think I want to evolve through my dreams. It also reminds me of a song from my favorite band Wookiefoot, “Grow Up” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm_85vDQh2Y

    I have a long tangent response for you 🙂
    This post first made me think about similar experiences I’ve had where I’m singing along to a familiar song and accidentally sing the wrong lyrics without thinking. I feel there is often a subliminal message within my misinterpretation. For example, there’s a Matisyahu song, “Got No Water.” The lyrics say “If you got no water how ya gonna survive?” but I kept unpurposefully singing it as, “If you got no money how ya gonna survive?” And at the time I was really stressing over money. More recently, when I was having all the neck/head pain and alleged Lyme disease I was listening to a Rebelution song called “Meant to Be.” The lyrics say, “I need your light now, right now.” But I kept singing it as, “I need to lye down, right now.” Which is exactly how I felt, haha. It wasn’t until I started feeling better I realized what the lyrics actually were. Then I found the whole thing rather humorous.

    I was thinking about all that and then started thinking about how people miscommunicate all the time. Which is something I think about a lot. But I was thinking about the connection between the two things. I often feel in conversations, especially disagreements, people hear what they want to hear, expect to hear, or just don’t hear anything at all. Often when people expect to be criticized, they hear criticism, even if that’s not what’s being said. Words can easily be misconstrued. The song lyric thing seemed to a perfect example of this. I don’t know about your “When I dream I want to grow up,” but it gave me something interesting to think about 🙂

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    1. Thank you Moment, that is a good interpretation and I was thinking the same thing. 🙂

      Thank you for sharing that, I am not sure how often I might do that too, but that makes sense to me that would happen sometimes when singing songs. 😉

      Miscommunication, yes, I think all of what you mention happens at times; our brains and beliefs and expectations / predictions and various other factors probably lead to miscommunication.

      It is crazy, scary, interesting, and amazing how our minds can do that and how we are vulnerable to various other issues because of various limitations and shortcuts that our minds et cetera take sometimes.

      Thank you for commenting,
      -John Jr

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      1. Yes. I was just thinking how this applies to other things as well. For (bad) example, if I’m looking for a ball and I think the ball is blue, I can’t see the red ball sitting in front of me. Some times our expectations limit us.

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    1. Hello Flynn,

      Good question, I do not have the answer, but I do have some guesses and possible interpretations of this possible word mix up in my mind or whatever it was.

      One could interpret grow up to represent improvement / evolution / change / et cetera, in dreams and during sleep there are things that we can improve on like dream recall / lucid dreaming / dream powers / et cetera, and during dreams and sleep we can sometimes face and deal with certain issues and sometimes this can effect / affect us in the real world.

      Also someone like me who struggles and is handicapped by anxiety / shyness et cetera, I often feel more comfortable in the dream world than the real world, and there I have a better chance of making improvements (in the dream world at least, but sometimes in the real world as well).

      But those are just some wild guesses.

      It may mean nothing and was possibly just a word mix up in my mind. 😉

      Thank you for commenting,

      -John Jr

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