Like Many Of The World’s Greatest Inventions, Lots Of Memes Are Inspired By Dreams

The meme trend known as Wiseposting was also inspired by a dream. On May 23rd, 2021, Twitter user @materialgirlrap tweeted about having a nightmare where everyone on Twitter was doing something called “wiseposting,” vaguely related to the Wise Confuscious meme. The tweet (shown below) received roughly 47,100 likes over the course of six months.

MATERIAL GIRL IN NEW YORK 12/13 ... @materialgirlrap I literally had a nightmare that everyone on the Internet was doing something called "wiseposting" but l just couldn't get it right and so people would bombard my replies with the sentence “mmmm, no, very unwise" 99 1:47 PM · May 23, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone 9,459 Retweets 333 Quote Tweets 47.1K Likes Font

The following day, May 24th, 2021, Redditor dealsnbusiness1999 posted the first meme to visualize the tweet to the new subreddit r/Wiseposting. The meme (shown below) received 284 upvotes over the course of six months.

MMMM, NO, VERY UNWISE Forehead Face Facial expression Beard Mammal Facial hair Font

Overall, memes from dreams continued to appear on r/thomastheplankengine, Twitter, Tumblr and 4chan going into the rest of 2021, popularized by the above examples.