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Alaky
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Did your friends and family know that you are doing LD?
PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

Hello!
I Just want to know if other people know that you can do LD. For me, nobody know. I don't know why, but I never talk of this.
And you? Did you say it?
Alaky



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Doc Holliday
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

For me, my family as well as a few of my friends know that I am very interested in dreams and lucid dreaming. I find that it is helpful because they often will come to you and tell you about their own interesting dreams.


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

I did a talk this year for my whole school about lucid dreaming and how great it is. I hoped to spur some interest, but most people seemed relatively unimpressed. I was surprised. However, many of my friends talk to me about their dreams and tell me when they have any lucidity. I've also convinced some of them to keep dream journals! Woohoo!

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

Just a couple friends, i told my family about it at first and they thought i was weirdo so i didn't

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

Nah, I don't tell many people, unless they themselves bring it up. I think maybe two of my friends know about it. I don't tell my family much. Everything's a lot easier that way, and plus, they already think I'm odd enough, without them thinking I'm obsessed with dreaming.


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Doc Holliday
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

I am unsure why many dream enthusiasts think that the common stigma placed on them is that they are outcasts, weirdos or otherwise strange. Dreaming is a science as well as a hobby. Like any other kind of enthusiast in this world we enjoy sharing our interests with friends and family, at least I do. Does anyone feel similarly?


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

There are a couple of reasons why not to talk about dreaming and lucid dreaming..

Here are a few of them:
- Most people don't like to hear about other people's dreams because it's rather boring for them. It's okay to just tell a short summary (like, just one or two sentences) but it's not okay to go into detail. Most of the time, your dreams are special to you but not quite so special to someone else, especially when they're not into dreaming. Same with movies actually, it's not much fun when someone tells you in detail about a movie they've seen.
- Some people don't like to talk about dreaming because they just don't find it interesting. Either because they never dream themselves (no recall) and have no affinity with dreaming whatsoever, or they do dream themselves but they just don't find it interesting.
- Some people think dreaming is a non realistic matter and therefor they think it doesn't deserve any attention.
- Some people just don't want to think or be in contact with dreaming because they connect it with paranormal stuff and are either scared for it and want to stay away from it, or don't understand it or even deny it.
-Some people assume that when you tell them about your passion, dreaming, that you automatically sleep a lot and so, so, so many people still believe sleeping is equal to lazyness and therefor don't approve of your hobby or can't become excited for it.

Those are the reasons I could come up with.

For me, I sometimes tell in one sentence about what I dreamt and just await for others reaction. And sometimes I tell people I am into dreaming and if I sense that they want to know more, I tell them more.
My parents know, my siblings sorta know. Some of my friends and acquaintances know..



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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

Only a few friends knows about my interest in dreams, but not family... I see that they are not interested in that kind of things and it's not necessary for them to know, even though if I would tell them they would see that as nothing special or worthy time spending...


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

My sister and cousin knows about that. When they bring up the dream topic, I give them some basic information about how to have LD's. Actually, after that, my cousin had 1 LD and my siter 2. I don't actively tell everyone about lucid dreaming, only to those who seem interested. Otherwise, everyone would look at me like a weirdo. Lucid dreaming is a rare topic today. A few decades ago it was considered a paranormal thing, and even though it is scientifically proven, many don't know about that.
Last year, in school class, we had a topic about dreams. My classmate mentioned, that he has conscious dreams frequently. Everyone was like "WTF?!?" "That is not possible". Therefore, I'm careful when mentioning this subject.



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Toast
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

Lol, my mom and my sister knew I was recording my dreams, and I had my sister walk in on me this morning saying "You're seriously writing down your dreams?" I had a laugh to myself. smile


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chasizzler
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

The people I tell usually don't understand or believe me.

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Paulius
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

We should make an International Day of Lucid Dreaming or something tounge2 Make parades troughout the world and popularize the subject :D


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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

My parents know, my sister knows, a couple of my friends know and my entire year 12 human biology class found out last year because lucid dreaming came up in class. This year I'm known as the sleepyhead of the group, though for different reasons.

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

I don't actually tell anyone about this....me and my 2 best friends only share conversation about Lucid Dreaming.
I told my cousin about it, but he's not that interested in it. LD seems like something precious for me, and I only like to have fun with this new experience alone (I'm a jerk grin, plus I will seem to be nuts to other non-trusted people if I told them about it.



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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

Quite a lot of my friends and relatives know what LD'ing is and that I'm doing it but they are very skeptical about it. I don't care whether I seem weird to them, though.

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