I embarrassed myself. Again. This time I told my Introduction to Psychology/Psychology 101 students that we only dream in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. It turns out that we do occasionally dream in N-REM (non-rapid eye movement) sleep. To make it worse, a colleague noticed my mistake! I beat myself up for a long time, and told myself in a very stern manner, “I’m the professor and I should know better!”
Not surprisingly, at this point in my life, I was deeply unhappy.