Can We Control Our Dreams?

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While we’re awake, we have conscious control over what we see, hear, touch, smell, and taste. In the world of dreams, we have an illusion of that control — a facsimile of it. In our dreams, we are simultaneously constructing our reality and controlling our actions within it. (If this doesn’t seem meta, then I don’t know what does.) Yet, despite the seemingly godlike control we have over our dreams, how come we struggle to shape it to our…