Dreams of four generations of women in one family (updated)

Updated on October 5 2019. This post will be updated periodically with the latest picture uploads.

Dreams of four generations of women in one family.

Do you have four generations of women in your family? Are several generations of women still alive in your family?

If you’re a man, please substitute the gender noun as men. Are there several generations of men still living, in your family?

What were the dreams of the oldest generation of woman (or man) in your family? Were these dreams realized? Now go down the line to the next generation of woman (or man). Did her (or his) dreams come true? How different were the dreams of these two generations of women?

Dreams change. Dreams follow issues that are essential to our salvation.

Women’s dreams change from one generation to another.
  • Dreams of the first (1st) generation of women in the family:
Dreams of my grandmother.

She had wishes to save to pay for physiological needs like food, and a house.

Dreams of the second (2nd) generation of women in the family:

Dreams of my mother.

My mother wanted a son.

Dreams of the third (3rd) generation of women in the family:

My dreams.

I dreamed for a strong, moral, intelligent and successful child.

Dreams of the fourth (4th) generation of women in my family:

Dreams of my daughter. They’re too complicated to draw.

Did the passage of time, or era (time period) affect the kind of dreams each generation of women had?

Do women (and men) desire the same basic primary needs? These are physiological requirements like food, water, and shelter.

Maslow, a psychologist, created his theory that mankind has a hierarchy of needs. These progress from basic physiological needs, to secondary needs and then tertiary needs.

Look at the pyramid below:

Climbing up the mountain according to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs theory.

Everyone would like to attain all levels of needs but not all are able to achieve this to shine in self-actualization.

My grandmother’s generation said the woman should bear many children for her husband.

The Department of Statistics would have collected data on the population count. It is ironic that as soon as there exists a family planning policy to decelerate population growth, the head count would decline more because of other concurrent factors like rising costs of living, competition for jobs, inflation, competition for eligible marriage partners and etc.

My mother’s generation exhorted married women to bear children and then some more.

Then dreams for more children in the family changed.

In my generation, dreams may exclude child raising.

Some of the changes in the dreams across generations of women in one family:

  1. Dreams changed from physiological needs, to other desires.
  2. Dreams on having a bigger number of kids in the family have changed.
  3. Dreams stopped focusing on Marriage as a revered state.
  4. Day dreams of having descendants to worship you after your death stopped.
  5. Polygamy marriages banned in favor of monogamy marriage.

Generations of women thought marriage was a natural progression in life.

Young adults might dread that age when they are told its time for them to get married.

Until the 3rd and 4th generation of women in my family.

The third generation of woman tells the fourth generation that marriage should not be a forced necessity.

Dream of my grandmother:

My grandmother dreamed of getting married.

Dream of my mother:

My mother dreamed of getting married.

I dreamed of getting married.

I dreamed of getting married.

The 1st and 2nd generations in my family thought it was necessary to get married to ensure descendants to make offerings to their ghosts upon death.

The first generation of women believed marriage and descendants provided worship for the dead.

The first generation of women encouraged marriage and raising children, especially male descendants.

By the third generation, women were educated enough to debunk the ancestral worship belief.

While many women were converted to Christianity and stopped ancestral worship, many devout women continued to pray and place sacrificial offerings to their dead ancestors.

The 3rd generation of woman tells her 4th generation daughter that she does not want ancestral worship.

The polygamous marriage was outlawed, paving the way for monogamy.

A man could marry more than one wife in a polygamous marriage way back before 1941.

In the early days, a man was respected if he could afford to keep more than one wife. He could be casual in taking up wives because he was free to spend his time with other wives if he disliked one of them.

Monogamy had some advantages for the wife.

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