Abstract thoughts/questions on dreams

Why do we dream?

Just googling on why we dream we usually get the lines of “purpose of dreaming remains a mystery”. Dreams have frequently been a topic of scientific, philosophical and religious interest/discussions throughout history.

I have always been fascinated by why we dream since young. When I was younger, I used to dream something and the next day it play out at least partly if not exact.

It will be interesting if there is any simple answer to why we dream.

The movie Inception was eye opening regarding some aspects of dreams like in the following clip.

Inception (2010)

What/how do blind/deaf people dream?

As per research, People who are blind often do not see objects in their dreams, but they may hear the everyday sounds of life in their dreams. Similarly, people who are deaf do not hear in their dreams but may see the things they have experienced. An interesting case was that of Hellen Keller who was deaf-blind. In her autobiography, she mentioned her dreams where devoid of sound and sight but experienced feelings like fear.

Do animals dream?

Seems like they do but we don’t know for sure.

Why do we not dream everyday? Can we control when we dreams?

Guess we will have to keep on dreaming till there is a definitive answer for dreams :)

Senior Software Engineer at 99x | Freelance developer | Interested in History and Philosophy