Starting with the part concerned by a question ‘Why do we dream?’. As was already said the majority of dreaming occurs in REM phase but another question arises when asked about the purpose of them. There is a massive number of theories, some ...
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... main question. It is possible that dreams may be meaningful having in mind many discussed aspects in this essay. Certain theories introduce much more depth considering purpose while others indicate that there is no purpose or function at all. Some of them have more biological background and as was pointed out it is a purpose itself, although not as abstractly oriented. After the analysis one can definitely say that it is a very individual thing to decide whether dreams are meaningful or not. Dreams may have their sources in a work-related environment, disturbing events from early-life, any positive or negative experience at all. It could use real life events, people one knows and even completely random images as a basis. The inner world of dreams may very well be vague and hard to understand but to say that it is deprived of a meaning would be a huge overstatement.
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