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Dreams vs. Reality

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Introduction

In order to discuss this topic, I would like to put the main focus on lucid dreaming. How do we distinguish what we see to what we "see" when we dream? How we see things in real life is not just through perception, but you create the final image of being through the other senses, such as smell, hearing, taste, just as much as seeing. For example, when we dream you cannot know, unless you have mastered lucid dreaming, that what is going on, is in fact, a dream. ...read more.

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is how to explain what actually is going in your head during dreaming and well, living, when it is acknowledged that we can very easily fool our senses to make what is going on, believable. The dream is like an idea, it all starts in your mind, the difference being, you can create a whole new world with the dreams. The very visible difference between reality and dreams is where the saying of pinching each other to know if something is real came from. ...read more.

Conclusion

You observe, and you always sense if something is not as it is supposed to be. This is where the ways of knowing kick in: Reason, as well as perception, and emotion can be quite helpful as well. Our ways of knowing, are the path showing us how to distinguish on what is real and what is not, because in the other case, we will be stuck in a limbo place between reality and dreams, where you won't be able to live truly and fulfill your intrinsic goals and values and your mind will be stuck in a lucid environment, where the true goal of life would be to find and prove something and someone's reality. ...read more.

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