What is the difference between the brain activity when I'm thinking about the great questions of life, when I'm daydreaming or when I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to make that pizza? 

I don't know, but I doubt there is any. I'm daydreaming since my early childhood, and it became part of my thinking process. It's effective, when I need to imagine future situations because it allows me to find the best route of action. Scenarios, systems became easier to read. My constant story making mode inspired me to learn film theory and history, and my fantasy world creating made me curious about real world systems and that's part of my reason for studying economy, politics and international relations right now. I have a great library in my head about fantastical creatures, mythology, religions and even psychology and character types. When I think about stopping, I don't know what should I stop, or how would I be able to. 

Yes, getting an update about Harry Potter and spending more than four hours on fanfiction plots I wouldn't even write down is certainly useless, but sometimes I imagine myself as a writer giving an interview- that's why I created the famous project here- and it gives me strength to work towards my goals in life namely to become a writer. I start pacing like an idiot whenever I see an interesting TV show, read a book or get a good idea, because I instantly start mixing things up in my head and daydreaming and it's inconvenient, but I don't know what should I do. Daydreaming shaped me and made me who I am today. I spent a lot of time alone in my room daydreaming but thinking too, about different worlds, and it made me free. I became a critique when it comes to rules and facts and now I argue with the textbooks  and I see the cracks and I know things could be different with an open mind. 

I fight with insomnia partly because I simply can't relax my brain, but when I read the article on io9 about people rather shocking themselves with electricity than sitting still and spending 15 minutes with their own thoughts I don't know who's right. I believe daydreaming is the relaxing mode of my brain, and it's not completely useless. I need to figure out how to switch between active and passive modes in work and exam time, but I don't think daydreaming is bad when I have time anyway.  I think I would give up too much, and eventually I would give up myself if I tried to stop it completely. 

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Comment by Katherine Milano on July 22, 2014 at 2:54am

Wow escarei I have exactly the same problem with writing. I come up with really great ideas, and while the idea is still a bit "fuzzy" I am really engaged and start to write, but once I have the plot completely ironed out, I totally lose interest.

Comment by escarei on July 19, 2014 at 6:14am

Science fiction is good, I love science, technology and futurism too! I'm currently working on a fantasy novel with my best friend, but it's really hard work. Coming up with stories and stuff is easy, but I lose interest quickly and after I figured out something or perfected a plot line it doesn't interest me that much so I have some problems with the -writing it down- part. 

If you too have a story in mind, you should try to write it, I bet a lot of people would read it! : )

Comment by The1andonlyAbber on July 19, 2014 at 5:41am
I could have written this. I totally relate with everything you said.

What kind of books/stories do you want to write? I want to write science fiction.

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