Where wild minds come to rest
This is something that has been bugging me for a while now.... But, just to be clear before I start, not ALL of my friends have reacted in these ways. I've been trying to be more open about this with my closest friends, and have even begun outright telling some of them. So far, the overwhelming reaction to my explanation of what MD is?
"Oh, really?? I think I have that, too!!"
At first, every single time, I get very excited. Maybe they DO actually have MD! So, I try to commiserate with them what it's like. Slowly, they grow less and less enthusiastic. When I talk about pacing, they claim they've never done anything like that while daydreaming. But, still they say....
"Yeah, I don't do any of that. But, I'm almost POSITIVE I have it! I mean, I daydream ALL the time and I have the most interesting and creative daydreams! Maybe mine is just less severe than yours?"
So, lately, I've been thinking..... Does MD come across as a "glamorous affliction" to people without it? As if having MD makes you special and different and extra creative? My friends that claim they have it become incredibly adamant that they DEFINITELY have it, and I've even had one friend tell me they were jealous of me. But, any time I try to ask them about the negative effects of MD, they brush them off and claim they must not suffer from them, as if they have a "better" version of it than me.
My second question is: Is it wrong for me to be a little annoyed with my friends who claim they have it and the friends who tell me they're jealous? I mean, I DO think that MD can be helpful and it's definitely interesting. I guess I'm just tired of people reacting to my problem as if it's no big deal. My friends assume it must be fun and want to have it as well, and the authority figures in my life claim I'm just over-reacting.