There are many different kinds of ethos that the cowboy represents and there are also all kinds of philosophies that cowboys have especially that not everyone else does. Cowboys generally prefer a more simple life and one that is not necessarily connected back to nature, but back to the rural outdoors where everything was much simpler. There may be some similarities between say, a cowboy and a camper, but in practice the life of a cowboy is far far different from the life of a camper.
To dream that you see a cowboy suggests that you yearn to have the experience of living on your own and living off the land. But the special thing about cowboys is even though they live off the land they don’t so it in the same way as someone like a farmer would. They have their own special way of being in turn with nature and being in tune with all that is around them. You can’t be a cowboy just by riding through the desert, and you’re not going to pretend that you can. But still, you are dreaming of a cowboy because deep down you wish that you could be one or at least participate in the same activities and lifestyle as them.
To dream that you are a cowboy suggests that you yearn for the ability to live on your own. This is different than merely dreaming of a cowboy or anything like that. No, this has more to do with a more permanent desire to be on your own. And don’t get us wrong. This is not the kind of loneliness that a man in a relationship might desire. When you dream that you’re a cowboy it doesn’t mean that you just need a break from your girlfriend or anything like that. It means something much more serious than that. You want to make a lifetime commitment to being a loner and living off the land. Riding horses and tending animals on those horses, cooking beans over an open flame, these are things that excite you. There are a few ways that you could really get it out of your system but honestly it will take quite a bit of a commitment. You need to know this before you attempt to go out on your own like a vigilante and try to live out in the west.
Don’t be a Yankee. This is the most important part of being a cowboy, being serious about it. If you aren’t serious about it or if cowboy life is a fleeting fantasy then ignore it and find some other venue to exercise your interests. Otherwise you will eventually just end up embarrassing yourself and ruining any future you might have had as a cowboy.
The cowboy is the strong symbol of the old west that everyone wants to be in some way, shape or form. Every child dreams of growing up and having the freedom of a college student. Well, the cowboy is a dream that an adult can aspire towards after they’ve grown out of college. If you dream that you are a cowboy you just want a little bit more freedom than you’re being given.