Each dream, and its meaning, is unique to its "author". If two people were to have an identical dream, the interpretation and meaning may be entirely different because the mind’s language differs from person to person.
Each would have created that dream using their mind’s language, or dictionary, and therefore symbols, events or people they dream about would represent and hold individually different meaning to each of them.
One way of beginning to remember and work with your dreams, is to start a dream journal where you ask your mind to focus on a specific issue by giving it a question. This is what I refer to as directing a dream.
When you wake up, and before you get out of bed, or talk to any one (dreams do evaporate quickly!), write what you remember no matter how little the information is. You can also write words you woke up with, or describe how you felt, for example "I woke up thinking about the colour orange", or " I slept very well, woke up feeling good, but do not remember the dream".This is important. I also normally write the date down and one line, which I call R. L., of what is happening in my Real Life at the time. This will help you integrate your dream with your personal life.