This recurring dream revolves around me not being able to shoot a gun.
The situations change, but the same theme is there.
I've had dreams where I was a cop, I was protecting my home, I was a good Samaritan, I was a criminal getting away from the police, even one where I was having a water fight with a supersoaker.
There were a one or two dreams were I was lucid and was able to will my gun to fire bullets. But now that doesn't even work. It has gotten to the pint where if I fire a gun and it doesn't work, I [i]know[/i] it's a dream.
Now, I'm no dream therapist, but I am fairly certain I know what it means.
Simply put, it means that in my life, I don't "pull the trigger" enough. Which almost goes without saying.
Hell, I know I should. Now I know what all those math-illiterate people in high school felt when I explained the reason behind the idea derivatives. They didn't get it and I kept asking myself, "why not? It's so simple." Fast forward to now. People ask me, why don't you just ______________ (any number of things) and I reply, "I just can't/won't don't want to" and people respond, "why not? It's so simple."
Sometimes, I wish I wasn't me...