Where wild minds come to rest
I'm not sure what the generational breakdown of the members on this site are. But I'm sure that many of you share experiences of vivid fantasy role play as a child. I remember distinctly that when I was little I used to wonder if playing pretend with invisible things was a strange and abnormal thing, I also recall watching episode upon episode of Barney the purple dinosaur...remember how he encouraged kids (almost compulsively and subliminally) to use their imagination? "Barney is a purple dinosaur from our imagination....." and every time a character would find themselves in a pickle Barney would say "use your imagination!" and then their predicament would be solved. Yes in the broader scheme of things its healthy and intellectually stimulating for children to subscribe to that but for someone who suffers from compulsive daydreaming stemming from an overactive imagination I now really wish that I was not so easily convinced by that show. ...