What dreams can teach us about living a happy life is that dreams have meaning assigned to them reflexively, and while the dreamer is fully immersed in the dream there is no effort made for it to be a meaningful experience. Upon waking there is an immediate denial of this, at least most common people don’t find dreams meaningful. However, this same problem is found by many in waking life. How is life meaningful? When you consider death it seems meaningless, at least this seems to be many people’s train of thought. Here is the lesson dreams teach: while immersed in the moment of the experience, meaning and profundity can be found effortlessly. When considering a dream from the waking perspective it is meaningless, analogously when assessing life from the perspective of death it’s meaningless. We must assess the meaning of life in the moment of experience in order to find meaning and profundity effortlessly.