Im new to this forum and new to the world of lucid dreaming. I have just recently heard about lucid dreaming and am currently researching the subject. I have a question, though, that I hope I can get some help with. Many people tell me that when they dream, they have dreams that seem so real they would swear it was reality. For as long as I can remember I, personally, have never had a dream that I could have sworn was real. I have always known that I am dreaming. In fact, I watch my dreams. Ive never had a dream that was not 3rd person. Every dream ive had ive watched myself. I dont technically tell myself that I am dreaming, but I know I am. I also analyse my dreams while they are happening. I talk to myself about them, if they are funny I laugh, if they are scary I feel scared. I do not, however, control my dreams and have never been able to, though, I dont think I have actaully tried to control them. Its always seemed to me like there wasnt enough time. I dont know how much relevance this holds but I figured id get it out there. Maybe someone will be able to help me out and give me a few answers. Thanks.