I was just thinking tonight, that if we write down our imaginary worlds, it might help get these daydreams out of our system and perhaps some of us would have good stories that could bring in some much needed revenue.
Albert Einstien was a daydreamer. But he called his daydreams "thought experiments". It was during one of these thought experiments that he came up with his theory of relativity. While it is still a theory, it seemed to serve him well. Some claim he "borrowed" ideas from when he was a patent clerk. One person he is claimed to have borrowed ideas from was a man named Nikolai Tesla. This guy was a genius, and also daydreamer. He invented the radio, Tesla coil and the concepts for most modern electronics and energy systems used today. He was like a modern Leonardo DaVinci. I bet DaVinci was a pretty big daydreamer as well.
What all these people did is they documented their ideas or daydreams or whatever you wish to call them. Dr Schupuk (I think that's her name) mentioned of those that did document their fantasy worlds, that they'd "put authors to shame".
Makes you wonder if J.R.R. Tolkien or Robert E. Howard were huge daydreamers. Tolkien spent years creating these worlds in his mind, and was very thorough. On the other hand, Howard was more scattered, writing many random stories. He had severe depression and was also mad. He would have paranoid episodes of believing the residents of his town were going to kick him out of town, so he'd get his guns and lock his doors. During one of his shut ins, he attempted to write some ideas, when he heard noise behind him, so he turned around and saw one of his newly dreamt characters, Conan the Cimmerian behind him with a huge battle axe. Conan ordered Howard to write and not stop or he would chop his head off. Howard wrote all night on his type writer untill morning when he finally dared turn around again. Conan was gone. Now he just had to worry about the townsfolk again. But in the meantime, he had one of his most famous stories typed up. All because one of his imaginary characters commanded him to do so. OK. I'm rambling and drifting, but I hope you guys get the point, and also hope that nobody's fantasy world is really that intense. But these are all examples of people who used their daydreaming to support their lives, and I've noticed a pattern of them all getting them out of their heads and into the world.