That is your definition, and not the definition widely accepted by most people in the world. You cannot simply change the definition of things and then try to convince everyone that is the way it is because you see it that way. To you, dreams may be real, but to most of the people in the world, they are not. So for you to claim that dreams are reality goes against what most people know and believe to be real. So essentially, you are making up your own reality and trying to insert it into everyone else's reality.
Here is what I found:
"Shape shifting: The ability to shape one's body into other forms."
"form: a body, esp. that of a human being."
"body: the physical structure and material substance of an animal or plant, living or dead."
So, as I have shown here, shapeshifting is the changing of a PHYSICAL form. You may believe dreams are real, but to everyone else, they are just dreams.
The reason I posted what I did about the flying and eating is because whatever happens in a dream is only in the dream. Whatever happens in a dream is not reality, so claiming you can do something that you dreamed about is ridiculous. It is just a dream, not reality. Anyone can do anything in a dream, so to say that shapeshifting is real because people can dream about it is nonsense. I can dream that I visited Atlantis, does that make it real?? I can dream that I jumped into the air, flew to Mars, and had lunch with the leader of an alien race. Does that mean I can claim that all that is real?? No, because dreams are not reality, so to claim that anything is real because it happens in dreams is beyond nonsense. If you want to believe that, fine, I do not hold that against you. But, do not come on here and try to change the definition of reality to fit what you believe. Reality is reality, and is not up for a change. What you perceive is belief, not reality.
Edited by 667-Neighbor of the Beast, 18 December 2009 - 03:16 PM.