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How do you know you are awake?

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Dreaming of the tiger spring in Huangzhou, Hupao
Dreaming of the Tiger Spring in Hangzhou, China. Photo from Wikipedia by user "Sh1019".

How do you know that you are awake right now, and not just dreaming that you are awake?

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I don't think we will ever know, isn't that part of the mystery of life?
I'm awake Jennifer.

I have to be to answer 'your questions'.!...lol...lol
I have wondered this myself at times. I think dgwriting has it on the money, how would we ever know we weren't asleep and dreaming unless we actually somehow woke up like the people in The Matrix who did.
Would love to hear other people's ideas on this one.
It is impossible to know, because there have been times when I've dreamt I've woken up, go about by day, and then open my eyes and find I'm still in bed. I only dreamt that I woke up. What I'm typing now could all be a dream.
Because when I pinch myself, I don't wake up. :-P
by Vee
When I can feel the pinch:)
My dog has jumped on my chest to say good morning.
I am 100% certain I am not awake, and nor is anyone else.
The brain's thinking! Good, tick!
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