Since the dawn of mankind, man has been searching for the answer to just
one question: Why do we dream? I believe strongly that the reason is not clear-
cut and as easy to answer as it might seem. I think that dreams range in
meaning and importance.
When someone has a dream, there are many possible types of dreams they
could have. First of these possibilities is for a dream that involves
absolutely no meaning whatsoever. The dream is meaningless and involves a chain
or series of events that are unrelated to one another and may be of people or
places familiar or not. These dreams are most likely created because of the
flash and mixture of chemicals that occurs during sleep. Many times these
dreams are actually so bazaar that they have no meaning even to the dreamer. So
these dreams are mostly just passed over and ignored.
The second type of dream is one in which the dreamer can comprehend
everything that is going on but things seem to have no meaning as before. But
in some of these dreams, there are symbols that come into play. When you look
at these dreams sometimes they can represent real life events. Often these are
predictions about what could happen in the future or are an interpretation of
things that have passed. These, like almost all other dreams have significance
as a result of bodily rejuvenation processes. This type of dream has a
significance I believe in helping the person have the feeling of a good sleep,
where things have, if not in some bazaar way, been resolved.
The third type of dream is one which makes great and perfect sense to
the dreamer but doesn't have any real meaning. An example of this is dreaming
that you are flying. Although you know what you are doing, and are
comprehending this, it really doesn't have meaning in your life. Dreams like
this can be quite mentally satisfying to the dreamer. Many times a dream like
this can be almost a form of entertainment to the dreamer, especially if the
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