You are standing in the playground, encircled by your best friends, discussing the class quiz that is about to take place in 5 minutes. Suddenly, you look at the huge clock hanging in the corridor. You signal your friends to rush to class. You and your friends race through the corridor to make it to class in time. You are halfway across when the bell rings. The loud bong wakes you up.
Your high school days may be far from over, but you still dream about them now and then. They say that high school never ends. You are not the first one who dreams about being back in the good ol’ days. Many people have dreams about being back in the time when all the worry in the world was to get good grades.
An interesting thing about high school is that we spend most of our teenage years in that place. We make friends and share some of our best life moments with them. Some become so close that we often choose to make them our partners for life. The memories associated with that time are so strong that people keep dreaming about that time even when they reach old age. The association and bond that is formed with that place never die out.
Having dreams about being back in school can have various meanings. For some people, dreaming about their place of education can be an enjoyable experience. Through their dream, they get the chance to relive those memories. On the other hand, it can be very stressful and weighty for most people to have such a dream since some bad memories are brought back with these dreams.
Interpretations of having a dream about being back in school
There can be many possible interpretations of this dream, depending upon the nature and content of the dream. However, some general assessments can be concluded from these dreams. A few possible reasons you have been dreaming about being back in high school are as follows:
1. You had the best days of your life in high school; thus, you feel nostalgic about that phase
One of the most obvious reasons for having dreams about school life is that you feel nostalgic about those days. You had the best time of your life back in your school days. Those were some great and memorable years.
You were an A-grader and topped both curricular and extra-curricular activities. You had a huge social circle of cool friends, and you were the most popular of them. You won every competition, and your friends, teachers, and parents were proud of you.
Now, those fun-filled and being on the top of the world days are gone. The realities of this life have struck, and they have struck hard. You are no longer the king of your realm, and the world definitely isn’t bowing down to you.
You have to make an effort and work hard to hold yourself steady and stay afloat. This leads you to reminisce your old days when everything was in your control and life was all roses and butterflies.
As a result, you keep dreaming about the days of your high school. Your subconscious mind still lives in that phase of your life, and you are unable to get over the fact that the golden period of your life is over.
2. Your memories of those days are not very good, giving you feelings of insecurity and anxiety.
We spend a significant part of our lives in educational institutes. They play a vital role in shaping up to our personalities and building our characters. All of us have memories associated with the place where we have to spend a major portion of our lives. These memories impact us deeply, and their ramifications can be felt even later on in our lives.
Some of us have good memories attached to our high school period. On the contrary, most people have bad memories associated with that time period, and these memories affect them in a negative way which is later on depicted in their dreams.
The period of high school is different for every individual. Many people face bullying and discrimination during high school, and as a result, they carry those scars for the rest of their lives. Those worrisome days, the peer pressure, constant criticism from parents and teachers, the weight of exams, and the pressurization to get good grades, all these memories are etched into the minds of some people.
Consequently, your subconscious keeps playing all these memories in different variations in your dreams. It is possible that in your current life, you are facing the same kind of peer pressure and politics at your workplace as you faced back in your high school. The feelings of resentment, anger, and insecurity never left you. You may fail to achieve your goals and aims, and it brings back those memories where you failed to get good grades.
Dreams like getting lost in school, failing to sit in an examination, running around naked in the school corridors, ending up in the wrong class, and missing out on an important quiz indicate that something wrong is going on in your life. It is a sign of stress and restlessness that you are currently undergoing in your life.
Dreams never come without reason. Either they reflect your entire day’s thoughts and actions, or they reveal your deepest desires, fears, insecurities, or sometimes are a depiction of the great memories you made in your life.
Your mind never shuts down. It is constantly processing your past, present, and future all at the same time. Sometimes, dreams come as a lesson or a message to let go of the baggage of past emotions and traumas. Sometimes we are holding on too tightly to a memory or a thought that averts us from moving on in life.
Most of the time, our dreams are trying to tell us that we have taken up too much on ourselves or have turned a blind eye to something important. It is important to understand the true meaning of our dreams and incorporate the messages delivered by them in our lives.