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What would you use as a totem to differentiate between dreams and reality? Based on the concept of a totem in the film Inception

What would you use as a totem to differentiate between dreams and reality? Based on the concept of a totem in the film Inception

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    Mar 18 2011: anyone who claims they can differentiate between the two is a liar. our only totem is our own mind.
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    Mar 17 2011: Do remember that Inception is a movie,And like all movies is fake.
    The idea of a "totem" included.
    Using a totem to differentiate reality and illusion is impossible,The human mind is conditioned to debunk and discredit anything it views as extremely harmful to itself directly.
    If reliance upon said totem is developed it can lead to severe mental conditions such as split-personality disorder etc.
    If you where to go through an extremely traumatic even such as a parent dying,A car crash etc when you go back to your "totem" you will imagine it displaying characteristics of it being fake,of it being not real,of it being an impostor and develop a disbelief of the situation,You will be utterly convinced it is a dream,a "trip" etc.
    I've seen it happen myself,My advice to you if you currently do use a "totem" to differentiate between reality and illusion is to stop.