If it is true that right now is the dream mind is dreaming, and everything in the dream can only be content in the dream, then there is no one to have a self. When you know that's a fact, you wake up in the dream. As a dreamer in the dream, you are free to identify how the dream featured you assembling the self you use in the dream to play the part of 'some kind' of a person, somewhere between a self that is okay or not okay, and everything in between.
Once you know how you filled time in the dream defending the lie the self you invented is real, you are free to watch the way all the dreamers in this dream do personhood believably with the invented self. No dreamer in this dream can play the part of a person without the invented self. TAG, or “The Anti-truth Game,” features how the dreamers use the invented self to drag out the fiction they are some kind of a person in this dream. No one has a self at risk; what's always 'at risk' in this dream is the lie the self is real. Each dreamer fills time defending the lie the self they invented is real to defend the lie they are a 'real person' in this dream. Since the lie the self is real is always 'at risk,' the dreamers, posing as 'real people,' are very defensive about the self. This is both justified, since the self they defend
is used in this dream to do personhood believably, and totally understandable. If right now is the dream mind is dreaming, then every day is another day to defend the lie the dreamer is a person because it has a 'real self.' Think of how much drama a dreamer creates in this dream in defense of the lie the invented self is not only real, it belongs to a 'real person.'