The dream: You’re back in school with an exam paper in front of you. Time ticks down on the clock on the wall, and slick sweat slips down one cheek.
Oh for crying out loud. A lesser dream-analyser than I might labour under the misapprehension that you find test-based scenarios stressful, but we both know that you secretly love them.
Deep down, you pine for the structure of an examination, the simple math of an aggregated score. Perhaps you’re finding your KPIs at work unintelligible or vague, maybe your manager spends their time performing duties unrelated to fluffing your ego.
Either way, I’m willing to bet that if you like to spend your sleep time doing exams, you also enjoy dentists, papercuts, and cleaning that incongruous grime that gathers on the lip of skirting boards.
Please do us all a favour, pull yourself out of misery and learn a little bit about just being happy.