Throughout my entire childhood I obsessively daydreamed. I didn't have that happy of an adolescence and I always daydreamed about one day being taken away from the real world and having fantastic adventures like I do in my daydreams. I always pushed myself forward with the hope that one day something amazing would happen to me.

As an adult, I have now discounted that possibility, and it's hard. The realization that none of my daydreams will ever come true, that I will never be able to be a hero and see amazing worlds and places. That's hard to deal with, and I feel like I'm not adequately equipped to deal with the adult world.

Does anybody else share this feeling?

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Daydreaming has always been very natural to me. I believe this expanded awareness is a gift. It is developed emotional stability that is unusual at such a young age that makes uninformed adults nervous and reactive. After all, children aren't allowed.
jey said:

The realization that none of my daydreams will ever come true, that I will never be able to be a hero and see amazing worlds and places. That's hard to deal with, and I feel like I'm not adequately equipped to deal with the adult world.

Yeah, I totally get this. 

But I think that having that realization, and then deciding to deal with it anyway, and to stay optimistic about life, that's what makes you heroic. Especially so if/when everyone around you lets it become a reason to feel powerless and hopeless. Trust me that other people are not floating through life, no matter how much they act like it.

One thing we have and they maybe don't is our dreaming.  You actually DO get to go to other worlds and do heroic things. Not everyone can imagine like that.

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