I'm sure I'm not the only on here who feels like their life is a movie and your simply watching it, mindlessly going through the motions of a routine day. Every once in awhile we break out and realize, "Wow, this is real life, shouldn't I be focasing more?" And similar things like that before drifting back into the slow dream walk. Other times we break out from adrenaline.

 

My point is that I find it really hard to live in the moment, because I'm only half there, and the other half is off in space pondering something or other. Being a teenager I find it maybe a little unusual. Most kids my age only live in the moment and don't think about the past, future, what could be, what it's like to be someone else, or imagine much at all.

 

Do you guys ever find it bothersome? Are we wasting our life away dreaming, or are we simply unsatisfied with our world so we decide to think up another? Also, how do we focus more on the present, any ideas?

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Comment by Heinriech Heisner on April 5, 2011 at 10:57pm
Ultimately, I don't know if it makes a difference - it just depends on what you want out of life. For me, I use to be much like you were explaining, half here and half there. Anytime there was music playing, I was usually drifting somewhere. But, I am finding that although I had my struggles to over come in my daydreams, it's nothing compared to accomplishing things in the real world. To actually sit down and learn how to play the guitar and to be forced to practice it to become good rather than imagine becoming a great guitarist and perform before thousands, is an entirely different experience. And those things make me proud because, well, probably because I actually had to work for them.

If you want to focus more in the moment - well, that's going to take practice too (and is quite the accomplishment if you succeed). For me, it took about six months of stopping myself within my daydream and focusing on the world around me before I become proficient at it. Sometimes I would concentrate on all the sounds around me as I walked to and from work and sometimes it was just the mere act of snapping myself out of the daydream, repeatedly, over time.

My entire life and life experiences and learning are changing for me now. It's the life that other people have, the ones that don't daydream. But it's much different than them and it doesn't mean I don't daydream. Actually, I'm more so applying my daydreams to my real life. My imaginative neo-victorian style is emerging through the steampunk genre and materializing itself in real life with the artistic flare of my dreamworld.

But, as I said, what you choose to do will be determined by what you really want out of life. And the daydreams are a very comfortable place to be in.
Comment by Nicole on March 31, 2011 at 6:06am

I feel that it can be very bothersome sometimes when I need to get work done, but any other time that I'm alone and have nothing better to do I let it keep me entertained.

 

I think we are just creative minded people who enjoy taking our minds to different realms.

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