Human beings love to meditate over the meaning and inspirational qualities of their dreams. Indeed, Hollywood (USA) movies such as "Darkman" (1990) and "Celebrity" (1998) speak to this human fascination with dream characterization and self-idealization.
I was born in India to Hindu Asian parents. I moved to the USA in 1983 and became a U.S. citizen, but my family and I (I have one younger sister too) lived humbly and even poorly. I had to work very hard to get into Dartmouth College, a member of the Ivy League and I had to work even harder to graduate. After college, I began a Judeo-Christian sabbatical which I still continue and after much pondering of human divinity, I realize my mind is filled with concerns of humanity's idealization failures including my own.
I think humanity has failed in loving well and living modestly. Human beings, including myself, have been arrogant and greedy in matters of the heart and have forfeited opportunities for inspirational dreams and have therefore allowed wrath and apathy to become eternal memories.
I am uncertain if I am someone who has appreciated the hard work of his parents, the care of his sibling, and the love of his girlfriend(s). How then do I measure optimism reliability not just for myself but for those close to me and for my community and for humanity in general?
Pehaps Hollywood (USA) movies such as "Affliction" (1998) and "Body of Lies" (2008) speak more to the human condition than Hollywood (USA) movies such as "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) and "True Grit" (1969).
Are they printing movie posters on hemp/recycled paper yet?