Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I know that a lot of people who daydream are trying to escape the real world. But what I am wondering is if anyone really hates the world? So much so where you cannot see any good in the world anymore?
I can honestly say that I hate the world, I hate the people in the world, I hate the terrible things that happen, I hate just about everything. I see very little good in the world, and while I care about my family the truth is if I didn't have my daydreams keeping me happy I would have killed myself a long time ago.
Anyone else feel this way?
ALthough I don't hate the world exactly, I do feel I don't belong or have any place in it at all. MD is my escape and where I live my life.
I think that the world is an amazing, exciting, wonderful place, but for other people. Just dont think this is my time.
DO you talk to your family at all about how you feel? DO they know about your MD?
No I have never spoken to them about it, they wouldn't understand.
Yes, I have felt this way. Sometimes I have to DECIDE to see beauty in the world, regardless of how I feel. It is not easy at all. But I don't want to live hating everything and I don't want to die. So I keep moving forward one step at a time. Some days are better than others. Sometimes I think I can't withstand another disappointment. But somehow I do, and I get back up.
I don't want this to sound precious, but I think sometimes maybe we should give ourselves a break and be proud that we've suvived this far and that we haven't given up and still get up each morning.
It's hard but you have got this far, be proud of that.
i don't really hate the the whole world as much as hate my own life.but yes i would also within a heartbeat giveup my real life to life as my dream self.
First...Abbers: dragon farm? So cool! I have something similar (though sometimes I am the dragon and I can fly which is AWESOME) I also have Phoenixes and Kirin (Qilin) all kinds of other fantasy creatures. also I find it interesting that you can't incorporate real people. I can't incorporate people that I know, only random strangers I see at the grocery store, my sisters' friends' brothers' aunts' whoever that I'll never see again, and so on.
Anyways, I think that a lot of us would rather live in our dream worlds-after all, we create and control them-but that's just my opinion. In our dream worlds we are who we want to be-an idealized version of ourselves where we don't have to deal with the real world. I find myself disliking with the world at times and desperately trying to escape it but then again at other times I like the world. Well, I hate the things that happen in it. I wish we could rewrite history and make things better and make it so people would never fight over money and oil and all that junk. I can honestly say that I would love to live in my dream world of course. It's awesome, and it's something that I can actually call my own. But I think if I was ever given the chance to live there permanently-I couldn't take it. I'd love to stay for a while, but not forever. I believe I was put in this world for a reason. If I was supposed to be in my dream world I'd be there, but I'm not. It hurts sometimes, a lot actually, but we are all still hanging on through it. And lucky for us, we've got an escape (even if it gets in the way sometimes).
Well, I hope that makes sense...
Hate is a tad strong word, but I'm often disappointed, tired and underwhelmed.
I struggle a lot in the outer world, but I can't say that I hate it. There are plenty of good things. I understand what you mean, though.
I don't hate they world. I just feel kind of detached from it almost like I'm watching it and have no affect on it and that it doesn't affect me.