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Why do you dream?

By Marcus Santer

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Lastnight I dreamt someone blew my car up.

Not blew up as in an explosive scene of destruction kind of way.

They blew it up into a bus.

I know…

…Weird huh?

It’s like I’m fond of saying…

…You can’t beat your brain for entertainment.

Now dreams typically happen during REM sleep and contrary to what most people think, there’s a lot going on when you sleep.

But why do you dream?

There are many theories.

Some folk think they’re:

Others think they’re:

But despite their claims, nobody really knows for certain.

When looking into this subject, my favourite answer to the question:

“Why do you dream?”

Was…

“Because you’re alive.”

Like it.

Truth is, there’s a lot we don’t know about our body.

Things like:

And there are many more mysteries waiting for science to unlock, but these were the common ones a quick Google search uncovered.

Over the years, one of the best gifts I’ve been given from the (too) few conversations I’ve had with scientists is uncertainty.

Yup, you read that correctly.

I value uncertainty because it opens doors to new discoveries.

Which is why I prefer to write things like:

“This study suggests…” instead of “This study shows…”

And:

“My best current understanding of X is…”

Because science is always being updated and rewritten as it digs deeper into the mysteries of life.

But in spite of that…

…There’s also a lot of things we do know.

Like how to stack the odds of a longer, healthier and more independent life in your favour.

And which lifestyle habits give you more benefits in return for your effort.

And which don’t.

It’s been well researched, documented and repeated over the decades.

And when it comes to living and ageing well, I’ve spent the last 5 years of my life exploring the research, investigating it, speaking with experts and authorities and compiling it all into The 7 Habits of the Healthy Ageing Pyramid.

And come January 2017 I’m going to be sharing it all with you in my new book.

But if you don’t want to wait until then…

I’ve taken 5 years of notes and research and condensed it into this:

Discover the only 48 words you’ll ever need to live better and age well.

Bye for now

Marcus