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      Elderly

      I'm only 38 but the question came to mind about dream recall. I'm a natural so it's always clear and 99% lucid. Has anyone considered when we become old and are sitting with our family and start babbling about the past. Are some of the memories of the dreams gonna come through as vivid as this plane. So we start telling them about blasting fire from our palms, or one time I jumped off this skyscraper, or how it feels to walk through walls.
      I don't want to freak anyone out. But I've LDing for 26yrs and this question came to mind. Course they just think your looney. But, you would be telling them the truth.

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      If they told them it was dream they wouldn't sound so crazy. If they couldn't remember if it was a dream then... something's wrong.

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      I'm not a 100% sure what you mean craig. Are you talking about not telling the difference between real memories and those of dreams as you get old?

      If so your memories of your LDs might be as vivid as your real life memories, but considering that LDs are 'realising your dreaming as you dream' it should be easier to discern between real memories and LD memories, than say real memories and memories of ordinary dreams.

      Wow I said memories 8 times in this post lol
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      Why?

      Why do you care?

      If, when you are old, your memories are that important to you, it seems to me that it will be BETTER for you if you DO think all your LD adventures were in the waking state. Who cares what other people think? You will think you had the most amazing life in human history.

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      Acala has the basics of it, but I get it.

      No Craig is thinking far ahead when maybe his mind is starting to come apart at the seams, like all our minds do with old age.

      My grandfather spent the last 2 years of his life telling people about memories he never had, (Do to a stroke, and several other factors maybe disrupting his healthy perception of what is real and what isn't.).

      Maybe that's an extreme, but when your alot older and your mind isn't as sharp, how easily will you be able to distinguish the experiences you had by yourself in the thousands, hundreds of thousands of Lucid Dreams you've had your entire life, to the memories you had when you were awake and in your prime.

      I get it. As far as being worried about it, by the time your memory gets fuzzy enough to keep telling random family members about the time you floated off a mountain peak to land in a field made of rubber, to annialate the zombies in your dream by waving your hand at them and having them all turn to dust, I don't think you'll care much.

      PS: I'm jealous you're a natural. I try so hard to understand how that must be, and all I can do is be more jealous lol... Ok jealous is a bad word for it.. Mild Envy... Torrential Envy... I want to pick your mind and find out what you do that makes it so natural! In the end it's probably just confidence and familiarity. Once you've been lucky enough to have a string of LD's you're past the "Not believing" part and are just waiting to get down to business.

      Hell, just think about how much more fun you'll be having in your old age vs someone that remembers one dream once a month and is almost scared to talk about it.

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      I'm not worried what people will think. I was just wondering if the question ever came to anyone. Everyone who knows me knows I'm off.

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      Hmm...could explain why some old folks seem to be off their rocker, j/k lol. I suppose some older folks can lose their perception of reality and begin to mix-up memories due to their aging mind. They could be talking about a dream and believe it was actual reality. Seems to me that this would happen quite often. Even now I sometimes can't remember whether a certain memory happened during waking life or the dream state. Lots of times I think I had talked to someone about a certain thing, only to find out later that I had talked to them in a dream. And hell, I'm only 21.

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