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I found out about this sight in the magazine 'Scientific American Mind'. I was kind of surprised that I am not alone.  I mean, I never thought I was the only one on the planet who daydreamed and fantasized so much but it never occurred to me that psychologists (and others) would studying it on a formal basis. The article in the magazine put a new twist on my condition (or mental illness). I just figured it was part of the psychosis or something and it may be, but thinking about MD as something independent never really entered my mind. I am 27 now (will be 28 in June) and ever since (at least) high school I remember my life being dominated by my fantasy world. I don't know why. I did not have a hard childhood (in fact I had an easy one) and was never bullied in school and never had a traumatic experience. When I was 18 I had a psychotic episode (non-violent, in case you were wondering) which involved very vivid fantasies of me being a member of a higher species. While the delusions are now under control I still have these vivid fantasies (which are even more vivid when I am off of my meds) about the possibilities surrounding the idea of a 'post-human' species. I also spend time daydreaming about relationships I could be having if I wasn't fantasizing so much. Then again, the relationships are a product of my fantasy and would be difficult for reality to top, or equal. I am thinking of making some of my daydreams into a screenplay, but of course I can't focus because I am too busy daydreaming!! A vicious cycle it is! 

Well, that's my first blog. Admittedly I am interested in meeting people who fantasize about similar possibilities, but also people who fantasize about different things. If you can relate feel free to contact me or respond, especially if you are from my area (Bloomfield Hills, MI).

 

-Dave 

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Comment by The1andonlyAbber on June 20, 2014 at 1:16pm
I also daydream about being a member of a different species. Not necessarily higher than humans, though, just different. I think it's because throughout my childhood I was totally alienated from everyone else due to being severely bullied in school. I've always been extremely different from everyone else and I always see things a different way than most other people see them.
Comment by Jane Wilson on April 17, 2011 at 3:56am

Interesting, I wonder at what point vivid fantasies equal a psychotic episode?  Was it because for a few moments you forgot it wasn't real?  My daughter suffers from visual and audatory hulacinations, her medications remove the visual effects and dampen the audatory until they are a just a mummer unless she gets stressed.  She does not day dream and has not control it seems often what goes on in her own mind.  This was the hardest thing for me to understand and the only place I had control was my own mind.

 

One physcology book I read, stated that anything that took the place of relationships with people was an addiction.  I think that was a little too broad because it would cover most Americans and something in their lives.  I think there is a vast difference in a habit you choose to cope with your life and something going on in your mind or body that you did not ask for or choose.  I do not know why people want to lump them both together.

 

 

Comment by Heinriech Heisner on April 16, 2011 at 4:43pm
Welcome Dave. I use to have somewhat similar fantasies, that there was the possibility to ascend to a higher plane of existence, but that's about it. I concur with your statements about relationships, as a lot of others will too on this site.

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