Political Correctness Gone Dreamy

Political correctness word cloud
I have some sympathy for the
idea of political correctness. At its heart lies a message of kindness to your
fellow man (or woman). Be nice to each other or else people will frown and
you’ll find it slightly embarrassing. It has, of course, become de rigueur to
take the piss out of political correctness as it is usually uttered with its
standard suffix: ‘gone mad’. Even this in itself might be considered not
politically correct, after all it could be offensive to those who really have
gone mad (I mean, those who are suffering some from a mental illness).
These faintly amusing jokes
can go on for ever, and they frequently do. Still, many people’s daily lives
are blighted by a little too much political correctness, and many of us
automatically correct for it as a matter of course. Still there’s good news,
there’s one last bastion of our mental lives still holding up against the
onslaught of PCness: our dreams.
Research from the University
of Mannheim reports we are still resolutely non-PC in the things that we tend
to dream about. Men like to dream about other men, violence, sex, cars and
weapons while women dream about food, clothing and personal appearance.
the author
Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD
is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from
University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.
He has been writing about
scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book
“Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks.
Enjoy it while you can though
because it’s probably only a matter of time before some sort of smart drug is
introduced to ensure an equal opportunities policy while you sleep.
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.