January Reflections Part 2

Stoic Teacher
4 min readJan 9, 2022

Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. Philosophy seeks to understand and critically examine the world, and our place in it, through questioning, reasoning, and argumentation.

Dreams are a series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur in a person’s mind during sleep. Dreams can be vivid and realistic, or they can be abstract and surreal. The exact function and purpose of dreams is not fully understood, but scientists and researchers have proposed a number of theories to explain why we have them.

One theory is that dreams serve a psychological function, such as helping to process emotions and memories, and working through unresolved conflicts or problems.

Another theory is that dreams serve a physiological function, such as helping to consolidate and process information learned during the day, or helping to maintain overall brain health.

The activation-synthesis theory proposed by J. Allan Hobson and Robert McCarley in 1977 suggest that dreams are a byproduct of the brain’s attempt to make sense of random neural activity during sleep.

It’s also worth noting that different cultures and societies have different beliefs and explanations about dreams, some see them as a message from the gods, others as a way to access the unconscious mind or as a way to predict the future.

It’s important to note that the research on dreams is ongoing and the understanding of the subject is constantly evolving. The exact function and purpose of dreams is still not fully understood and might be a combination of different factors.

Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. Philosophy seeks to understand and critically examine the world, and our place in it, through questioning, reasoning, and argumentation.

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