The movie Inception is about dreams. People connect themselves or others to this machine and are able to consciously enter their own dreams or the dreams of others, even sharing dreams. In their dreams they can build their own worlds, creating skyscrapers, houses, even people that fit their own idea of a perfect reality.
In one part of the movie, the group goes into a basement to find it full of men on cots, sleeping, all connected to the same dream.
"How often do they come here?" One man asks.
"Four hours a day," replies the owner. "The dream has become their reality. Essentially, they come here to wake up from life."
Welcome to my transition to America.
Waking up today at 2 in the afternoon after going to bed at 6 am, I feel like America is my dream, a communal dream shared by many others in my life. We have created our own concept of reality, building our lives up together, sharing this dream with one another.
I feel like I'm waking up from life by coming here.
Like that poor kid on Youtube whose dad filmed him while he was still under drugs from the dentist... "Is this real life?"
I feel ya kid.