So I'm taking an online philosophy of film class, and this week we're talking about Inception, dreams vs. reality, and free will.
This was my answer to one of the discussion questions:
Do you ever feel disappointed when you awake from a dream?
As someone who struggles with chronic illness and chronic pain, I dream of life before at times. So yeah I can be sad when I wake. But the world I live in, real or constructed, isn't all bad. There's real love, moments of joy, even rare days when my broken isn't too bad, and I can forget for a little while. That usually involves dancing, which is something I don't dream of, so I'll struggle in this world - the center I find in dance is more peaceful than a dream.