I had the dream again. I have had this dream once or twice a year since I was 18.
First a little background. I skipped my senior year of high school. I took the GED and went directly into college. There is a story there, but I will save that for another day.
Anyway since high school I have had this dream that the GED was invalidated and I have to go back and finish my senior year or have my degree revoked. I have to move back into my parentsâ€™ house. In last nightâ€™s episode my mom drove me to the school and we argued about who was going to pay for school supplies. Then I got stuck in endless lines trying to register for classes.
It occurred to me this morning why I keep having this dream. I missed a rite of passage. I wonder if deep down in my monkey brain a switch has been left unflipped. Normally I would brush such notions off, but rites of passage are almost universal (well planetary at least). Now I donâ€™t think missing this rite of passage has in anyway negatively impacted my life. I just have a bad dream now and again. But I wonder is there something innate in us that compels us to have moments of completion and transition.
I open the floor. Do you think rites of passage are important? Have you ever missed one? What was the impact?
Signed Snooping in Sterling