while dreaming you actually think and behave as if you were this dream character... a dream character that actually exists in a non physical dream behaving as if it were physical ... that's all I am pointing out.
Speakin' only for me: when I dream (hallucinate) I'm me, and I'm experiencin' phantasmagoria not a coherent movie. There's no mistakin' dream for reality. I may not be lucid while dreamin' but I'm also not stupid.
Ok... that's what you (and of course most people) think, but it's not what you actually directly experience.
Of course it is. You assume cuz a person has past experiences against which he gauges current experiences that he's somehow hobbled. That is: you believe cuz I know about fire that I'm incapable of experiencin' fire.
I am not saying that I don't also expect the bed and the house to still be there when I wake up in the morning, all I am saying is that this expectation is based on acquired knowledge (on conceptual thought), not on direct experience
On-going direct experience, what a person sees, smells, hears, tactilely feels, tastes, informs that dynamic catalog you call acquired knowledge. Acquired knowledge allows a person to more keenly judge what he apprehends directly (the fire he sees, smells, feels, and hears also burns so he should take care).
it could as well be that the house and the bed are "constructed" - like a dream - as soon as you open your eyes in the morning... you wouldn't know the difference.
No, the bed, the house, the land, the planet, the Sol system, the Milky Way, the local cluster, and on and on: all real.
Thats not what you see but what you think.
That's what I know.
You cannot (literally) see all these things you just described.
I can't see the interior of an atom either, but I know it's there. In this marvelous age, we have machines that extend our senses, and machines that supplement our thinkin' & reasonin'.
I, for my part, like to base my interpretations on what I actually see, hear, smell, taste and feel
Not surprisin', not remarkable: we all do that.
I know the common way how people function is the exact opposite
That's not true.