I agree with many views that suggest perception equals reality. Most people do to an extent even if they don't know it...how many times have you heard "ignorance is bliss" or "just don't look down". I have a pretty cool personal example concerning the idea of dreams being reality. I have had many vivid, realitic dreams but two stick out. When I was 10 or 11 my family took a trip to the Grand Canyon. During our stay we went on an overnight camping/horseback trip down the Canyon which I always retold people many times during random talks. It wasn't until I was 22 when I told my girlfriend about it who then brought it up with my mom joking around saying how she wanted to do that. My mom looked at her, then me, with a blank stare. She told me she didn't remember so I asked my Dad (since my mom forgets alot), then brother, then sister...until I realized that although we went to the Grand Canyon, the Horse/camping trip never took place. I have been telling people this "dream" as a true story for 10-11 years. I could and still can remember images, emotions, senses, etc still to this day. Another example is that I have been telling people I had double pnumonia as a kid and had to stay in the hospital for weeks...again, never happened but I remember the sheets, the nurse, evverything. It totally messes with your head when all of these major/important events in your life turns out to be tottaly false. I never really took "alternative" realties seriously until I learned about my dreams and now they're my smoking gun to always ask "What is Reality".