“I don’t make any plans, God will finally laugh at them” said my colleague while drawing a pony-tailed smiling face. She must be dreaming of something. She just cheered the emoticon with a quote: ‘get over it and be happy’.

Happiness is actually our target for planning, skeeming, faking or simply, dreaming. I can’t remember if I had ever put on paper a masochist strategy on “my next five-year” set up: insecurity and sadness. Left brain, depressed sinapses recommend: Lana del Rey and super-carb comfort food.

So if God screws our plans, we should make others or… cheat. Dreaming is the new planning says a new study which showed that having wild-stuff visions (decent!) on the pillow makes You more determined and effective. I am not a life-coach, but the internet already is. You will find bullet-point advice on how to use dreams as part of your behind-the-back of God planning. “Be patient, don’t surender, never give up.”

Then I remembered this word that I can’t pronounce. But ‘freude’ always makes me think of lust. Vorfreude is almost like a timelapse: You see it happening with a Beoing speed. And the future unwraps: It’s just there the award; oh, the ‘I do’ thing; just saw myself on Channel 4’s Unreported World programme; I have such cute  babies (cute as in independent!); here You go, you’ve learnt coding and yes, You just retired after being paid to storytell the world. And yes, my parents are immortal.

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The ‘Vorfreud’ means ‘senile lust’. Indeed You need to be almost unrealistic when day-dreaming. But isn’t this the point? It’s like haggling. You set a higher price and you get what You deserve. Dreams are untouchable, unjustified, made out of assumptions, stupid, wild, the one in a billion lucky bastard plan come true. But if it makes You feel like a billionaire why not just Take the risk and play behind God’s back a teaser of the best case scenario.

You need to be prepared. It might just happen. Get over it and dream on, You Freudiac!

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