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darmody
  • 35, Male
  • Shakopee, MN
  • United States
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darmody commented on maro's blog post Why we are proud of daydreaming ?...
"@Eretaia..."As long as people mistake maladaptive daydreaming for creativity" You may be allowing your personal experience to overwhelm your perception. Because you're right, some people do that. Some think that if they stop…"
Mar 3
darmody commented on maro's blog post Why we are proud of daydreaming ?...
"@Eretaia..."Imagine if all famous writers or artists or thinkers discussed their vivid inner life in context of MD." There has been enough written about artistic creativity across the generations that they have a dictionary of terms at…"
Mar 3
darmody commented on maro's blog post Why we are proud of daydreaming ?...
"@Eretaia...Your analogies about fish and sex are off-base, because there are about a million websites where you can talk about enjoying food or sex, and you can talk about them in the real world. But I went over 30 years without being able to talk…"
Mar 3
darmody commented on maro's blog post Why we are proud of daydreaming ?...
"@maro..."tell me if you think otherwise" I do and I don't. I don't think you need a specific reason like writing a novel or making a film to intensively daydream.* Reverie can be good in itself. But then you use the adverb…"
Mar 3
darmody commented on maro's blog post Why we are proud of daydreaming ?...
"@Eretaia..."Maladaptive daydreaming has nothing to do with positive effects of daydreaming or creativity or even imagination" That may be true (I don't know whether you can say for sure, given it's not at this point a…"
Mar 3
darmody commented on maro's blog post Why we are proud of daydreaming ?...
"@maro...Your point is clear. Allow me to clarify something for you, once again. You're talking about something that by definition is bad, which is why the prefix "mal" appears at its head ("mal" means "bad,"…"
Mar 2
darmody commented on maro's blog post Why we are proud of daydreaming ?...
"@source..."flat-out denial of reality" No, that's schizophrenia, or some other disorder. Maladaptive daydreamers are capable of distinguishing fantasy from reality, by definition.  "something that literally anyone with a…"
Mar 2
darmody commented on maro's blog post Why we are proud of daydreaming ?...
"@maro..."I m talking about using it wrong and fall under the control of it" Fair enough, and admittedly that is the primary purpose of this site. But not everyone is always talking about that. Notice what you chose to title this post:…"
Mar 1
darmody commented on maro's blog post Why we are proud of daydreaming ?...
"@maro..."I m not talking about the gift to dream and picture things and be creative" But other are people are, and they lack ways to talk about it outside the phrase "MDD." Bear that in mind when you post, "I mean I see…"
Mar 1
darmody commented on maro's blog post Why we are proud of daydreaming ?...
"@maro..."there is no widely accepted term for the ability to intensively daydream for a reason" Yes, because not enough people know it exists. Those who do largely keep it to themselves. I always assumed I wasn't the only one who did…"
Mar 1
darmody commented on optimistic's blog post anyone else feel like/imagine you're being watched???
"I don't get the feeling of being watched, no. But I do get the feeling that I'm hearing voices. Not to the point of auditory hallucination. But dialogue often starts happening in my head unbidden, during my off-hours, so to speak. I have a…"
Mar 1
darmody commented on maro's blog post Why we are proud of daydreaming ?...
""Is it something to be proud of ...A disorder really ??" It's not just a disorder (if it is a disorder). There's no widely accepted term for the ability to intensively daydream, so people are compelled to use the pathological…"
Mar 1
darmody replied to Adriene's discussion Does anyone know?
"That's not a big problem for me, because I always do it in private and at night, when I won't likely be interrupted. But when I am interrupted it is frustrating. "
Feb 28
darmody replied to Adriene's discussion Does anyone know?
"I don't know if anyone knows how deep it can go. I'm familiar with the condition because I have it, for instance, but I still have no idea what you go through. It could be hard to explain it to me, even, as I might have a hard time…"
Feb 28
darmody joined Palejade's group
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Music In DDing

For those of us who listen to music while they DD. Share what music you're into now, which songs you find particularly stimulating,what music helps you dream the most... Find new music if you need some new inspiration. See More
Feb 25
darmody joined Emilia's group
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Analytical Thinkers

Would you describe yourself as an analytical thinker?-Do you relive past experiences in order to try and make sense of them?-Do you indulge in in-depth thinking about yourself and your surroundings?-Do you enjoy pondering?-Do you sometimes use daydreaming as a tool to understand things better?-Do you find that the perceptions you've made about yourself and the world around you appear in your daydreams as symbols?-In summary, are you described as someone who thinks a lot, and finds philosophical…See More
Feb 25

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"Playing with Strings"

Posted on February 24, 2017 at 11:54am 0 Comments

That's what we call it in my family. I've done it ever since I can remember. (I theorize that my string playing started with the corners of the "blankie" I had as a kid, but who knows?) I lie down, usually on my bed, with a plain, white t-shirt on my chest to provide a neutral background. I take a length of string, usually shoestring, and twirl it with my hands. Frankly, I don't really know what actions I perform with the string in my hands, because by the time I'm doing it my mind is…

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