"Lucid dreaming" is the state of being aware that you're in a dream, and a complete waste of time:
I have lucid dreams all the time, and I don't want to. They're called "day dreams." Yeah, I know it's not exactly the same thing, but it's pretty damn close. I don't understand why anyone would want to waste their precious few hours dreaming free thoughts trying to control their dreams with the limits their conscious brain imposes on them. If you were half as cool or creative as you think you are, you'd be having kickass day dreams all the time.
No conscious thought you have can compare to the unconcious thoughts and obscure connections your brain might cook up. How often would you experience sheer terror if it were up to you? Probably never. Which is why it's important to allow your mind to have free, unrestrained thoughts while you sleep. People who think they're hot-shit because they can be conscious of their dreams are idiots because they're robbing themselves of precious few moments of unbridled thinking.
Everyone I've ever met goes ape shit about lucid dreaming, and I don't know why. Lucid dreaming is something I do all the time, and I try to avoid it as much as possible. Every time I ask someone who had a lucid dream what they dreamed about, they say something stupid like flying around or going to the zoo. Wow, awesome dreams, dipshit.
What's worse is that some people ascribe some ethereal quality to lucid dreaming, like it's some voodoo hippy bullshit that makes you transcendental. It doesn't. All it does is make you an asshole for ruining an opportunity to have a kickass dream.
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