Have you ever woken from a dream that felt so real that you couldn't tell it actually was a dream? There was once a Chinese philosopher, Chuang Tzu, who had a dream in which he was a butterfly soaring in a flower garden, having only the thoughts and intentions of a butterfly. When he awoke, for a moment, he was not sure whether he was a man dreaming of being a butterfly, or whether he was a butterfly now dreaming of being a man.
So what is a dream? Looking at the structure of the Chinese character 夢（mèng), we can find some clues. The oldest script of this symbol shows a man laying on a bed with open eyes. After several transformations, another symbol “夕”（xī), meaning "night," was added at the bottom.
Taking together all the character's components, we can see that dreams are, in a sense, real experienced that happen during sleep, and usually at night.
Do you remember the Shen Yun dance in which a scholar dreamt of seeing his future life? And do you remember what happened once he saw it?
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