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What does it mean when you dream about an old man?

An old man in a dream usually represents wisdom, and sometimes forgiveness. The old man may be either a specific person or a generic aged one who, regardless of his race or color, is usually adorned with white hair and a full beard. An old man can also stand for a deteriorating person whose only power lies in the memory of a journey that has already taken place. Whether the old man exhibits stamina or lacks physical strength also affects the dream’s interpretation.

Old Man

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Carl Jung said that the wise old man is the “archetype of the spirit” and the “speaking fountainhead of the soul.” Dreaming about him may be an attempt to bring oneself into awareness of the larger meaning of one’s life. Old people in dreams represent wisdom and maturity. They may appear in our dreams at times of confusion, when we lack direction, or when we need consultation and help in decisionmaking.
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For generations the old men have walked this lane, An avenue of new life, And old memories.
Analyzing data on the nature of men's networks and whether intimacy experiences are influenced by their masculinity ideology, they find old men manage their interactions to center more on emotional exchanges.
Kate Davidson follows with an assessment of the intimacy needs of old men in the United Kingdom.
Similarly, Charlie Stelle and Mitsue Uchida demonstrate the stability and change in the social support networks of old men following bereavement.
Their article importantly adds the caveat that old men shared many similarities as they depend on partners for intimacy and family and friends for instrumental and emotional support, yet the masculinities enacted by old gay and heterosexual men are contextually bound.
The confectioner again stared down from his second-story window at the two old men on the sidewalk below.
With true horror, the old men saw that he had the features of Abu Simsim, except that in the place of the confectioner's nose there was the trunk of an elephant.
This is one of the first steps the old men take on their path to selfhood.
When the old men enter Mathu's shack at the end of Gathering, Mathu and Clatoo acknowledge their accomplishment in standing firm against the repressive forces and direct opposition they have always faced; this recognition is identified solely within the community of black men.
Two years ago, "Grumpy Old Men," in which Lemmon and Matthau introduced the cantankerous Minnesota neighbors who'd nurtured a lifelong feud-cum-friendship, grossed $140 million worldwide.
Well, we don't fight like the grumpy old men do," Lemmon said with a laugh.
Lemmon is also passionate about golf, but his game's been hampered by the torn rotator cuff he got reeling in a 60-pound catfish for the climax of "Grumpier Old Men.