Are Dreams Messages From Our Subconscious Mind Or Insignificant Manifestations?

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Are Dreams Messages from Our Subconscious Mind or Insignificant Manifestations? One of the most mysterious and intriguing functions of the brain is the process which takes place every night while we sleep, the process is called dreaming. Psychologists and similar professionals have theorized on the purpose of dreams for years, but no conclusion has been reached so far. While currently there is no single theory that can be purported as the ultimate explanation of why we dream, looking at and analyzing a combination of these ideas can provide us with some insight as to why it happens and allow individuals to draw their own conclusions on what meaning they are willing to assign to their dreams. Dreams are not meaningless, but because of our currently limited understanding cannot be said that dreams have a definable “purpose” as they are an abstract and complex physiological process that does not neatly sit within the boundaries set by any of the philosophies that exist explaining them. A comprehensive breakdown of the basic science of dreaming and what meaning it may have can be found in Marianne Szegedy-Maszak’s essay “What Dreams are Made Of,” she covers many different interpretations of dreams and various proposals that have been suggested to give meaning to or simply explain why dreams happen. The possibilities covered in her essay range from the early concepts developed by Freud in which even the most insignificant detail can represent a person’s deepest emotions,…

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