I've noticed that several members here have mentioned how long they have suffered from MD, and how it has resulted in many problems in their lives. I sympathize with you if this has been your experience. I hope you can find the support and the help you need. I have some knowledge of how some things in our lives can become very addictive and if not addressed and treated, they can cause chaos and other problems in our lives. However, it has been my personal experience that MD, if that is indeed what I have, has not caused any problems in my life, or nothing serious. Oh, I may have almost been caught talking out loud when I thought no one else could hear, but that has rarely happened. In fact, I can't recall one time it has happened, at least in my adult life. With that said, I can't honestly say that I have actually "suffered" from MD at all. It's something I do when alone or when I can do it covertly, so the risk of discovery is almost nil. I don't remember doing it so much that it caused me to miss work, or be late, or anything like that. I'm just curious if there is anyone else who feels like I do, that MD is, to them, not a distraction from reality so much as it is a means of escaping it, or simply a way to pass the time, as one would watch a TV show or listen to a CD, or play a board game or video game. Any of those just listed could possibly become a serious distraction if allowed to, especially by a person with an addictive personality. I just wonder if there is anyone like me, who feels MD has not been so much of any enemy, as it has a companion? With me, it's not an all-consuming obsession. It's merely an activity that I engage it when I have time. For that reason, I am not seeking treatment for it. That would only happen if I were to suspect there is something seriously and mentally wrong with me. Indeed, I have asked myself that very question many times, but since the MD has produced no harmful results that I can tell, and since I have discovered that I am not alone and this disorder or whatever it is, is more common than I suspected, I see no reason to stop.
Does anyone else share similar views, or am I the only one who feels it doesn't have to be a curse?