I had a really vivid dream that I was having a conversation with my 7 year old self(im 25 so I was 7 around 1993). I dont remember all of it, but this is basically how it went:

past me: wow the world must be so different! is there flying cars yet?
present me: nope no flying cars

past me: that sucks. well atleast they must be less polluting?!
present me: nope. Infact there worse. They created these things called SUV's since your time.

past me: horrible! atleast kids are growing up with good qualites they learn from tv shows like home improvement, family matters, and fresh prince!
present me: nope, all those shows are gone. Replaced by Hanah montana's and Justin beibers.

past me: oh darn! well thats ok, im sure there have been so many medical advancements!
present me: actually, barely any. deseases kill more people all over the world than anything other... many of them man made.

past me: ok, well have they solved world hunger? stopped fighting and killing each other? any cure to poverty? racism?
present me: thousands of people die each day because they cant afford to eat. War is more present than ever. USA created a war with 2 countries over absolutely nothing. The lower class grows in every country and not many people are doing anything to stop it. And racism is as bad as ever. Everyone hates everyone over stupid things such as religion.

Past me: this world you live in sounds worse than it is now. What have we done to improve ourselve's as a species? So your telling me there is absolutely no improvements?
present me: well, um...we have really kick ass phones. Check out my Iphone, I can watch tv on it.

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Comments

 
Tue, 10/05/2010 - 5:57pm

this is so fucking true. My kid version of me would be so disapointed with our world today too. We basically havent done SHIT to improve ourselves.

 
 
Tue, 10/05/2010 - 6:23pm

When I read the last sentence I just started to laugh n my mom just looked at me like I was crazy

 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 12:47pm
babyjay Says:
 
 
Tue, 10/05/2010 - 6:27pm

I wish i could have a dream like this... You know what would be awesome, what if you could talk to your past self in the dream and make them do shit differently, and once you woke up, your life would maybe be slightly different because your past self grew up a little different.

 
 
Tue, 10/05/2010 - 6:31pm

Do you know how much better the world would be? Kids are innocent and dream of bigger things. As time goes on, they forget those things and fall into the normality of life. You think those kids in isreal and Palestine dreamed of blowing themselves up when they were 7? Hell no.

 
 
Sat, 10/09/2010 - 11:51pm

"Kids are innocent and dream of bigger things. As time goes on, they forget those things and fall into the normality of life."

That's one of the best lines I've ever heard! Who ever said Stoners cant be poetic..

 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 2:47pm

I guarantee you that someone has already ripped that phrase into a highdea.

 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 3:13pm

Please don't disregard what I have to say because I am a christian but what you said what the basic sermon when I went to church. You figured this out without a preacher or someone wise having to tell you. I've noticed this too. Kids are good at playing follow the leader and like to do what others do. They happy for the most part and innocent so they see things and black and white. What is right and what is wrong. Then as kids grow up they fall into normality. And it is sad. Notice I said fall into and not rise into.

 
 
Fri, 10/08/2010 - 6:33pm

Base on how our phones are improving I estimate that by the year 2020 our phones should cure cancer.

Under the influence. Above the ignorance.

 
 
Mon, 10/11/2010 - 5:29am
 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 12:34pm
getthedom Says:

This was very interesting to read. If you could go back to 1993 being the age you are now, I bet you would see that world much differently than your 7 year old self. The population has increased every year for the past 10,000 years
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population
This has caused there to be most of the problems you are saying (war, poverty, racism, world hunger, disease). As far as medical or technological advancements, I feel that we have a long way in 17 years. I recommend you read the book ISHMAEL by Daniel Quinn. This book will change your life and it's an easy and fun read.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishmael_(novel)

 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 3:14pm

Does the author bash the book or is he relating it to modern times?

 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 3:23pm
getthedom Says:

@chyboy he relates the book to modern times - the book will change your life

 
 
Tue, 10/12/2010 - 4:50pm

Funny thing... I was talking to my cuzn about politics and the world and etc and he told me you should read this book and pulled out the same one your talking about hahahaha

 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 12:36pm
jupiter Says:
 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 2:31pm

This saddens me, because it is very true.
And makes me laugh, because of the phone thing, which is also true.

 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 3:09pm

Isn't it weird that the Babylonians were the first major empire then the Egyptians, Greeks, then Romans. What do they all have in common? They were all empires set at controlling the world by deceiving their citizens by justifying what they were doing is right (expanding their empire), which is greed and altogether not good. Early america had the same concept. It was called manifest destiny. They believed it was their destiny to expand into native american land and take over and kill, rape, and pillage them. Because of this concept all the western sates are in now called states and not land of mexico and etc. America is the next big empire ready to dominate the world like they have been trying to do and govern what everyone does.

 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 3:32pm
yoboy Says:

Wait, we created a war over nothing? Didn't They fly Planes into the twin towers, and pentagon? Maybe it's just me, but I don't think thats nothing.

 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 9:49pm

lol... "they"

.....M.J.S.....
not three for life.
three forever.

 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 11:02pm

I'm glad someone said it.

Chico, California

 
 
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 9:57pm
MagicMalik Says:

I understand where you are coming from, but you don't just invade, control, and destroy (and yes even if with good intentions we did invade) two countries full of hundreds of millions of people and cause hundreds of thousands maybe even millions of deaths over the actions of a few people. In other words it wasn't over nothing, but we did kind of go overboard and have stayed so we can steal their resources as well.

BTW we have caused the same amount of damage they caused that day hundreds of times over.

 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 4:06pm

You only have the half truth. There is way more to it than what I'm explaining and just the twin towers and the U.S. reacting. The U.S. is sorta a world bully trying do dictate to everyone. The word jihad which is synonymous with Muslims means to protect what is right (paraphrasing), not holy war as many people believe it to be. These people that say it means holy war is only giving half truths and it deceives the people hearing it. The arabs and much of the rest of the world know the U.S. has done many wrong things. Look how secretive the U.S. is. Why? They kill people secretly and sabotage countries and etc. The U.S. is trying to dictate to the middle east and they feel their voice isn't being heard. But I'm not supporting the Muslims that crashed the planes in the twin towers for that was wrong. They believed they had to do something about all the immorality the U.S. is doing. You cannot doubt the immoral acts of many politicians and the U.S. gov. The Muslims responsible for the twin tower attacks went about showing the U.S. their faults the wrong way. But again, doesn't the U.S. do many corrupt things when they want things to go into their favor. I'm just showing you this is one of the many reasons the twin tower attacks happened. To be honest the U.S. kinda provoked it.

 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 11:04pm

Did you really just justify the largest and worst terrorist incident on US soil in which thousands of civilians died? If you are an American, you sicken me.

Chico, California

 
 
Mon, 10/11/2010 - 1:07am
highness Says:

hold up dude, he/she did not justify the terrorists acts, he empathized with them, which is a big difference. he actually stated quite clearly that the acts were made with the right idea carried out absolutely the wrong way. you are 100 percent wrong about 9/11 being the worst terrorist incident on us soil. compare 9/11 to what we did to the native americans and also what we did to japan, and what we are doing to the entire world, ensuring that we drain the world's resources while giving weapons and money to the terrorist kingpins in exchange for oil.

obviously this is taking away from all the positive aspects of america, the parts that everyday americans experience on a daily basis. the chance to define your own life and carry it out however you choose.

but why can't every person on earth have this ability? o ya, cause we'd run out of resources. so we either need a way to distribute and improve the technology of energy and resources in a much more efficient and environmental manner and destroy the manmade poverty/inequality, or we just wait till something inevitable happens and we no longer have the power we currently have...

 
 
Tue, 10/12/2010 - 4:53pm

Thank you. You understood my point. People are more concerned with their lives than the greater benefit of humanity.

 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 6:54pm
thegrinch Says:

and to top it all off weed is still illegal, failures

 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 9:32pm
MUNER Says:
 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 10:10pm
HUarmy Says:

Sounds like another one of those God damned hippy dreams. I may be a stoner, but I'n not about to give up my truck, boat, guns, or four wheeler. Global warming is all bullshit. Heres a hint, its false, they found e-mails from the top scientists saying that it was all a lie. Without our troops over in Afghanistan and Iraq we would be heavily terrorized by the Muslim extremists who are jealous of our FREEDOM. We as Americans should be supporting every bullet that flies out of any gun at someone who will hinder our FREEDOM. The U.S. has never done anything wronger then any other country out there, we are no where close to being a bully. If you read up on your history you would know that Americans stood up and fought other countries that were wrong, such as Germany(twice,) Korea, and Vietnam to name a few. If that is what you call "bullying" you are an ignorant dumbass. This highdea is one of the reasons I love Alabama so damn much. Alabama isn't corrupted by all you damn hippies and your peace loving horse shit.

 
 
Mon, 10/11/2010 - 12:12am
wrongplace Says:

right on man just because you smoke weed doesn't mean you need to be some loser that pretends to care about the environment just so he/she can look down on others. overall humans have very little impact on the world. there is nothing we can do to stop hurting mother nature. Humans are literally a virus. but a few thousand years after we die off the world will be back to normal anyways so who gives a fuck?

HIPPIES ARE FAGS

 
 
Mon, 10/11/2010 - 1:13am
highness Says:

i don't think this is the same argument as the guy you replied to, but anyway, a bullet at someone trying to take away our freedom, couldn't tell if that whole comment was a joke, i'm just gonna assume it was a joke and give you the benefit of the doubt.

 
 
Mon, 10/11/2010 - 9:34pm
HUarmy Says:
 
 
Thu, 12/30/2010 - 11:44pm
cruiser Says:

If you seriously think that the war in Vietnam was totally justified because what they were doing was "wrong", you need to read up on your history. We had absolutely no business in Vietnam, just sayin

 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 10:18pm
HUarmy Says:

And chyboy, the Spaniards were the ones who took all of what is now Mexico and turned it into part of their empire. If you would listen in class you would know that SPAIN took all of modern day Mexico and part of what is now southwestern United States. They also killed all of the Native Americans in Mexico. The English took over Scotland. The Chinese fought back and forth with the Mongols for China. The Muslims took land from Spain and that is what caused the Crusades to take place. If you would open your mind a little you would find out that the U.S. isn't the first country to take land from someone else. Also we are not, nor where we ever, taking land from middle eastern countries.

 
 
Tue, 10/12/2010 - 4:56pm

I know all these things but I'm saying what is the dominant culture around the world? American culture. Everyone wants to be like us and the U.S. is taking advantage of that.

 
 
Tue, 10/19/2010 - 9:25pm
HUarmy Says:

Do you know what the American dream is? It is to succeed and win the game of life. People in other parts of the world that don't have the chance to live life how they want to would love to have our government. If you noticed the Mexicans are hopping the border so they can have a better life then they would in mexico. If youre not first, youre last.

 
 
Mon, 10/25/2010 - 9:02pm

Notice you said the "game of life". Did you dare compare someone's life to a game? If everyone saw life in this manner than killing would be acceptable for its just a game to get ahead in life. This is very demeaning to life and people in general. If you see it that way than it should't be a problem if someone did the things to you that the U.S. does to other countries... Hey its just a game.

 
 
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 11:01pm
 
 
Mon, 10/11/2010 - 12:07am
wrongplace Says:

no 7 year old gives a fuck about any of those things your a douchebag

 
 
Tue, 09/27/2011 - 8:45pm
HighPrime Says:

Its a dream. You are lovely person. Can't be mean.

 
 
Mon, 10/11/2010 - 12:37am

Holy crap that just turned into like one giant hate fest. Everyone just needs to chiiiilllllll oooouuuuuuuttttt

i love lamp

 
 
Mon, 10/11/2010 - 1:36am
yoinkie Says:

Everyone needs to chill the fuck out and smoke a bowl. I didn't post this highdea to start fights. It's just a dream I had. The only thing I took out o it was that we as a whole really haven't improved as much as any of us thought. Put too much emphasis on material goods.

And for those of you saying "no 7 year old thinks like that". Listen you silly idiots, it's a DREAM. I dint actually talk to my 7 year old self, it was my subconscious. I thought that would be easy for you to figure out, but aparantely I need to put a "how to translate highdeas for dummies" post.

 
 
Tue, 10/12/2010 - 5:00pm

Yes I was also trying to get at materialistic ideas. America promotes this and distributes it around the world and entices people to be like us. Yes many other gov't have done wrong but I think the U.S trumps all.

 
 
Mon, 10/11/2010 - 11:41am

@HUarmy

"Top scientists."
Lol-o-caust!

 
 
Mon, 10/11/2010 - 2:16pm

i just laphed at the last sentence
B)faded

 
 
Mon, 10/11/2010 - 9:38pm
HUarmy Says:

And another thing, smoking weed isn't going to make me stop hating something or someone. Just because I'm high doesn't mean that I instantly love everything and everyone. I don't just magically drop all my beliefs and upbringings.

 
 
Tue, 10/12/2010 - 4:38am
karmaapple Says:
 
 
Mon, 10/25/2010 - 9:04pm

Marijuana should make one more mellow and relaxed though.

 
 
Thu, 10/28/2010 - 3:33am

Be the Change you want to see in the World...!

 
 
Mon, 11/08/2010 - 9:25pm

@hu army,
dude chill. the one thing we all agree on is no one wants to live under fucked up conditions. and being in Alabama only means that instead of "hippie" you're racist. I know, i was born in Mississippi. Southerners are so stubborn. they wouldn't let go of the slaves, then the hate of "coloreds", now it's ignorant patriotism that plagues the south.

America is not the best or the worst place in the world. We do stick our nose into other countries business before we should. We only join wars when we have something to gain or when we are provoked.
We start wars when we want what another country has.

I do agree with you. Global Warming is a lie. the worlds temp has naturally gone up and down since it started rotating. the 'top scientist' thing is funny though. they also say that smoking one joint is like smoking 4 packs of cigs. which is atomically impossible. they also said that black people were only 3/5 human. they also said that it's cool to give american soldiers syphillis at tuskeegee. they also said the world was flat, that the sun rotated around the earth. they said cigarettes aren't harmfull in the 40's and 50's. so most 'top scientists' can eat a bag of baby dicks, in my opinion.

mongols are from mongolia, they had no right in china's land. Free tibet.

We did take land. We murdered countless natives. We put japanese-americans in 'detention camps' in california and oregon. We invented the h-bomb, a-bomb, and nuke. We let killers and pedophiles free while declaring 'war' on weed and guns.

If america is to really stand up we must also take resposiblity.
I'm not a hippie. i'm a warrior of peace. i belive war is an ugly, terrible thing, but it's sometimes needed to make peace. America is out to win the game of life? are you fucking crazy!? Read the Declaration of Independence. Read and learn for yourself insted of 'listening in school.' alot of what the teachers tell you is horseshit. they are the number 2 distributers of propaganda. get em young!

being from the south, i understand alot of what you're trying to say. but it sounds clouded by ideals about this place. if i wasn't sure that you learned to tie a noose at 7, i would really wanna smoke out and chill with you. you seem like you're pretty smart and can handle real intellegent conversation.

but then again,
you probably still fly a rebel flag. racist.

 
 
Tue, 11/16/2010 - 1:22pm

“A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult”
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