The very nature of psychology is subjective and cannot be spoken or written about without doing some essential violence to its complexity. To the author it is particularly interesting to note the two stereotyped attitudes prevailing towards dreams. There is the attitude that the meaning of dreams is straightforward and simply requires somebody with a knowledge of dreams to tell one what it means: a sort of childish hope for the magical answer. On the other hand, there exists an attitude that totally denies the validity of dreams and describes them as 'utter nonsense', 'rubbish', 'senseless stuff'. For Sigmund Freud, a symbol, as he called it, disguised and concealed the true meaning. That is, a dream symbol really stood for something else, that is, it is less than it points to and within the Freudian framework dreams and their symbols are disguised representations of a repressed wish.