Have you dreamt about being back in high school recently? You may already be in college or even a few years past that.
Or, it may have been a decade or decades since you graduated high school, so you may be wondering why you are dreaming about it again.
There are a lot of interpretations to dreaming about high school. The things you are experiencing right now may be parallel to the heavy emotions you used to feel when you were in that stage in your life. Read on to find out what your dreams could possibly mean.
Table of Contents
- What Does Dreaming About High School Mean?
- Common Situations In Which You Dream About High School
What Does Dreaming About High School Mean?
Dreaming about High School could mean a lot of things. So many important transformations were happening to you physically, but more significant were probably the mental, emotional, and psychological transformation.
You were starting to become more aware of yourself, your motivations, your insecurities, and how you measure up to convention.
You started to realize how the social world operates, and your place in it. You started to learn more about yourself, other people, and the world outside of your room.
Symbolic of Present Concerns
Dreaming about failing high school could be symbolic of present anxieties or worries you may have right now.
There may be certain requirements at work that are making you anxious – about performing, achieving certain targets, or impressing your boss.
This may be linked to how you used to feel so insecure whenever a test would come up – if you studied enough, if the test coverage was really going to be what your teacher said it would be, or if the questions would catch you by surprise.
It could say something about your frustrations about your current situation – about how sometimes, you could be doing the best that anyone could do given what they have, but are still victim to the people who hold the power.
Right now, it could be your boss, your client, or your customer. Back then, it could be your teacher, your school administrator, your classmates, or even your parents.
Symbolic of Feeling Like a Victim
In high school, a lot of our personal insecurities started to turn up. There were times we felt like we weren’t in control of our situation, and that there were always more powerful people who would decide our fates for us.
Dreaming about failing high school could be about presently feeling a lack of control in the situations where we find ourselves in.
We could be feeling powerless about our lives and are feeling like we have no say in how things could turn out for us.
Symbolic of not feeling good enough
This is related to the previously stated symbolisms. Failing high school in your dreams could mean that in your waking life, you may be feeling like you don’t quite measure up to the standards that you place upon yourself.
These standards could be influenced by how you are comparing yourself with others, and how you feel like their successes are the basis by which you should be achieving yours.
This may also be quite telling of how you used to feel in high school – if for example, you weren’t able to make the grade, yet some people were, you may feel that they are just better than you and you don’t deserve to get the honor you were vying for.
Common Situations In Which You Dream About High School
You may find that there are many different scenarios you can find of yourself dreaming about high school, and failing at that. Here are some of the scenarios:
Dreaming About Repeating High School
You may have already finished high school, but dreamt that you failed and had to repeat some classes or a whole year.
This may be symbolic of you having to imbibe lessons that were taught to you a while back, that you are having difficulty practicing in your life. It may be a reminder of something you have to keep practicing or living out.
This may also be about an insecurity that you are having difficulty dropping. There may be a lot of things in your life that are causing you anxiety.
There may be a lot of big decisions that have to be made. Dreaming about repeating high school may be about all the tension and worry that you are feeling about your big decisions, and how you may be feeling insecure about these.
Dreaming About Failing A Test in High School
Dreaming about failing a test in high school may be symbolic of how you aren’t feeling very confident about something that you are doing in your life.
Whether it concerns some decisions at work, or some things you have agreed on with your spouse, or some internal decisions you have made within yourself.
Dreaming about failing a test in high school could be about your feeling as if you made the wrong decision regarding some of these things.
Dreaming of Having Failing Grades in High School
For a kid, one of the most heartbreaking things could probably be having failing grades in high school. The first source of anxiety would be how to explain this to mom and dad.
The disappointment that they would feel upon getting the news is what causes the most distress. Another would be your own disappointment within yourself.
This may make you feel that you aren’t good enough, that you don’t deserve the next things that are to come. This may be college, or the working world, whatever came right after high school for you.
You can see this dream as indicative of the inner insecurity that you are holding right now, whether in secret or as an obvious thing.
Is there an issue you are trying to resolve with your parents, and you feel like the way you went about it is going to disappoint them?
This is a two-pronged situation – it is dealing with your relationship with your parents, and your reaction to their inputs.
Firstly, you should look within yourself. Is there something you need to assess about your own confidence in going about things?
Secondly, look at how you relate with your parents. Are you always measuring yourself against a benchmark they have set for you?
It may be time to let go of these standards in order to form one of your own, and adhere to your own set of approvals for yourself, independent of how others view you.
If this is a problem regarding your own confidence within yourself, it is healthy to be able to watch out for how you think of yourself in general.
Are you always trying to measure up to some standard the world has set for you? Do you rarely feel good enough even with just your own efforts?
It may be time to let go of these conventional valuation systems in order to develop a better sense of value for yourself.
Dreaming About Being Bullied/Being Unpopular in High School
Sometimes, failing high school may not mean a literal failure related to grades or curricular achievements – but a more social kind of failure.
High school was the start of our awareness about how we relate with others and our place in the social stratosphere.
If you are dreaming about failing in a social way, it may be indicative of a social situation you are finding yourself in right now.
Have you been arguing a lot with your partner or your spouse recently? This dream may be an encapsulation of your worries about failing this relationship.
Are you in a conflict with your children? The dream may be indicative of how you feel insecure about being a parent that they love or want to be with.
You may want to be a pleasant, good cop in their eyes, but are having anxiety about how to balance this role with the fact that you still need to discipline them.
Or, are you arguing a lot with your parents lately? Dreaming about being bullied in high school may be a direct translation of how you’ve always felt bullied by your parents, and how it is stressing you out even now that you are an adult.
You may be feeling reminded of how you felt so powerless against what they wanted, and how you want to change your situation so badly, but don’t know how to.
As you can see, a lot of dreams about failing in high school reflect an anxiety that you may have about a current situation in your life.
This dream about failing in high school is helping you become more aware of certain internal issues you may have carried since childhood, but have not properly understood or regulated in order to become a more efficient adult.
They key to be able to thrive in the higher pressure environments you currently find yourself in is to be honest about these feelings and consider them as guideposts in order to heal and become more empowered in your adult life.
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