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      Everyone Lucid Dreams..?

      So,basicly,when I discovered lucid dreaming was an actual practice,it was new to me,I never knew it was a thing. And after Lucid Dreaming,Intentionally,and classifying it as a LD,I was pretty amazed. And over the time,I eventually became curious with how many people Lucid Dream,whether naturally or as a practice.(also a good conversation to bring up,for the guys out there &#128514 And surprisingly,to me atleast,a lot of people claim they lucid dream,Don't dream at all,which we know isn't true,that. they have prophetic dreams or relate lucid dreaming to sleep paralysis somehow. But,the people who lucid dream don't typically seem as excited about meeting another lucid dreamer(someone who knows that it is real),or as eager to talk about it as I'd imagined. Kind of makes me question if they're telling me the truth,or maybe I'm the weird one? I don't know,the things you can do for your reality self seems endless,when you throw LD into the mix. What are you guys experiences with asking others,opinion on my experiences,or whatever related to this topic?

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      I can't speak from personal experience since I learned lucid dreaming just a few years ago, but I know a lot of people who lucid dream learned to do it at a young age to combat nightmares (have a nightmare, realize it's a dream, wake yourself up). So they may not be excited because they don't know it as a world of endless possibilities like we do, but instead just see it as simply a way to escape these bad dreams. Or because it's so closely related to nightmares for them, that it has a bit of a negative association with it.
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      With the obvious exception of my visits to places like this, I have never, not even once, had anyone tell me that they are a lucid dreamer on there own without prompting from me. Given the many thousands of people I've met, across all walks of life, in my time, I've come to believe that LD'ing is not a very common activity. In fact, I would say that it is pretty rare. This can be illustrated by looking at DreamViews itself: even though it is by far the premier lucid dreaming forum site, it has only about 90,000 members; I would guess that Kim Kardashian has far more followers all by herself! So yeah, not everyone practices lucid dreaming, indeed, we represent a very exclusive club!

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      I have also come to suspect that everyone has at least one LD in their lifetime, either by accident or in the form of a defensive response to nightmares, as Spellbee noted above. So everyone may have a LD or two in their lifetime, but that is very different from practicing LD'ing and having them, on purpose, on a regular basis.

      Here's another oddity I've noticed over the years: after I mention that I have LD's, people seem to have one of two reactions: either they stare at me blankly for a moment, maybe ask a couple of polite questions, and then quickly change the subject, or else they announce that "Oh, yeah, I do that too... all the time." I used to get excited when they said the latter, but not so much anymore, because I've found that, with just a little chat about the subject, I would invariably discover that the folks who claim to be regular LD'ers really never did it at all (it isn't hard to tell); they were just lying, either to impress or not feel left out, I suppose. I have no idea why people do this, but they do. I think this may be the reason why I pretty much never offer on my own to people that I practice LD'ing (I usually do so reluctantly, probably because the subject of what I do with my life came up).

      tl;dr: Though everyone likely experiences lucidity once or twice in life, the practice of regular, intentional LD'ing is indeed a rarity... and maybe take those who claim to be LD'ers after they hear you are one with a grain of salt...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sageous View Post
      With the obvious exception of my visits to places like this, I have never, not even once, had anyone tell me that they are a lucid dreamer on there own without prompting from me. Given the many thousands of people I've met, across all walks of life, in my time, I've come to believe that LD'ing is not a very common activity. In fact, I would say that it is pretty rare. This can be illustrated by looking at DreamViews itself: even though it is by far the premier lucid dreaming forum site, it has only about 90,000 members; I would guess that Kim Kardashian has far more followers all by herself! So yeah, not everyone practices lucid dreaming, indeed, we represent a very exclusive club!

      That said:

      I have also come to suspect that everyone has at least one LD in their lifetime, either by accident or in the form of a defensive response to nightmares, as Spellbee noted above. So everyone may have a LD or two in their lifetime, but that is very different from practicing LD'ing and having them, on purpose, on a regular basis.

      Here's another oddity I've noticed over the years: after I mention that I have LD's, people seem to have one of two reactions: either they stare at me blankly for a moment, maybe ask a couple of polite questions, and then quickly change the subject, or else they announce that "Oh, yeah, I do that too... all the time." I used to get excited when they said the latter, but not so much anymore, because I've found that, with just a little chat about the subject, I would invariably discover that the folks who claim to be regular LD'ers really never did it at all (it isn't hard to tell); they were just lying, either to impress or not feel left out, I suppose. I have no idea why people do this, but they do. I think this may be the reason why I pretty much never offer on my own to people that I practice LD'ing (I usually do so reluctantly, probably because the subject of what I do with my life came up).

      tl;dr: Though everyone likely experiences lucidity once or twice in life, the practice of regular, intentional LD'ing is indeed a rarity... and maybe take those who claim to be LD'ers after they hear you are one with a grain of salt...
      I've also noticed that,amongst the people who claim to Lucid Dream. Even had a friend who said they never had a Lucid Dream,I explained it,than when we met a girl who,as you said "all the time" lucid dreamed, he claimed he Lucid dreamed based off of what I told him,and after closely listening to her,I could tell that she didn't lucid dream. Both making me question people who say that they do,and as you said,stop initiating the topic,or atleast the fact that I do. I wonder if there's a for sure question you can ask someone,to tell if they LD.

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      I'd like to add to what spellbee and sageous mentioned. For some people LD is a natural response to nightmares and nothing more and sometimes people claim to be lucid dreamers so as not to feel left out or to impress. However, I came across some people who claimed they are lucid dreamers taking the meaning of "lucid" literally in that they have vivid or very realistic dreams not taking into account their awareness within those dreams. I'd say people pursuing lucid dreaming is rare overall. For example, even someone like me who uses lucidity as a medium to hangout with departed significant other in somewhat tangible form has trouble lucid dreaming "all the time" because of trouble sleeping. So even among lucid dreamers there are people who don't get to lucid dream as regularly as they would like.
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      Quote Originally Posted by lucidbunnie View Post
      I'd like to add to what spellbee and sageous mentioned. For some people LD is a natural response to nightmares and nothing more and sometimes people claim to be lucid dreamers so as not to feel left out or to impress. However, I came across some people who claimed they are lucid dreams taking the meaning of "lucid" literally in that they have vivid or very realistic dreams not taking into account their awareness within those dreams. I'd say people pursuing lucid dreaming is rare overall. For example, even someone like me who uses lucidity as a medium to hangout with departed significant other in somewhat tangible form has trouble lucid dreaming "all the time" because of trouble sleeping. So even among lucid dreamers there are people who don't get to lucid dream as regularly as they would like.
      Yes,I've also noticed that,the more intelligent people I've asked,take it more literal,and I agree,I consider myself a lucid dreamer,yet don't lucid as much as I'd like,because I generally have trouble even falling asleep.

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