- In the simplest of terms, an idiot is someone who forgets something. Even the term is paradoxical because they do not really forget, only misplace the information. I suggest that time can be compared to a dream we are all sharing. When you dream, do you remember inside the dream that you are dreaming, or do you forget and become involved in your own imagination and drama? When you remind someone of something they have misplaced within themselves, do you not get the very reaction you see on this card? They say "Oh, that’s right! I knew that." We must all learn to forgive ourselves for forgetting who and what we are as that was the game we were playing and the choice we made. Doing so helps free us from blame and fear.