Can we Learn from Dreaming?

Andrei Tapalaga ✒️
4 min readJun 10, 2019
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(First of all, I would like to mention that this is not a fiction story and that the examples have been taken from people’s experiences. The reason as to why I am saying this at the beginning is that the examples may be a bit ridiculous and therefore the ideology at hand may put off the reader so therefore I want to assure you that this is something that went research into as well as some past knowledge.)

Dreams are a very interesting topic as there is not much certainty as to why we dream or why do we dream certain things. However, in many cases, people would dream themselves taking part in different types of actions that they have never performed before however they somehow exceed in performing those actions. It has also happened to me quite some time ago. I have entered a lucid dream in which I was driving a car with perfection even if I have never driven a car before in my life. I guess that the experience that the lucid dream brought to the table has accentuated the experience as I was in more control than in a normal dream. Does this dream tell me that I was born a driver, therefore I do not require any schooling or preparation? No, because as most of you would say at the end of the day it is a dream and initially a dream to just wake up knowing how to drive a car.

On the other hand, if you think about it, it is not rocket since to drive a car therefore I see the potential. Let’s start by looking at much simpler actions or tasks that in real life may not require that much preparation. This may sound like stupid or in some cases ridiculous examples however they are true.

Many good chefs around the world wake up with a perfect recipe that they have just dreamt about, many do say that they have a dream in which they cook that recipe by the book and wake up from the dream knowing the exact recipe and quantities to use. Even if in reality they are cooking that recipe for the first time it seems as if they have done it a million times. This also takes us into the one-second dream in which you only catch a glimpse of the dream or the dream instantly happens in one second. So who knows how many times he has dreamt that recipe beforehand without even realizing as based on a research on dreaming from 2012, on an average of only 40% of times we remember what we have dreamt.

Andrei Tapalaga ✒️

Avid Writer with invaluable knowledge in Humanity! “You make your own life”