On night, I was talking in my sleep. I mumbled the words, “living defensively” a few times. The impact of talking in my slumber was so great that I woke myself up.
The manifest imagery and speech can not be interpreted literally. Instead, the latent meaning should be found.
One of the latent meanings of this dream would be showing the amount of stress I faced during my day. That was why during my dream, I was defending myself by saying I was living defensively.