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09 Dec 2010, 11:20 pm

Its a fantasy because people think the OP can't do it i'm guessing.

I sort of live in a fantasy world and its a lot better than the mundane world.



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10 Dec 2010, 2:51 am

There are some things I will never be...for example, professional NBA player (not that I ever wanted to be), but that's because I'm a woman of fairly average height.

I've met a number of individuals, who, when I told them what college I want to, have confessed to me that they had always wanted to go to college, and when I asked why they didn't, a significant portion of them replied "I just never thought it applied to me." They came from working class background where their parents never mentioned college, and as a result, they thought it was something that did not apply to them.

In reality, they could have completed the proper courses, and applied like everyone else who went to college.



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10 Dec 2010, 3:04 am

I live in a lot of worlds - all to do with military intelligence characters.

It makes me extremely paranoid, though :P

I was wondering, how do you slip into your worlds? I find I can only truly be in one of my fantasies when I'm alone. Or else, if people are around, I repeat the old scenarios over and over.



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10 Dec 2010, 3:09 am

Nope. I live on planed Earth, in the year 2010. I enjoy cartoons, series, and video games with immersive environments. However I also have a firm grasp on what is real and what isn't and I make my best effort to try and live in the "real" world.



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10 Dec 2010, 3:50 am

I used to live in the real world, but an asperger's diagnosis shattered all that. These days I don't know which way is up.



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10 Dec 2010, 4:33 am

Claire_Louise wrote:
I was wondering, how do you slip into your worlds? I find I can only truly be in one of my fantasies when I'm alone. Or else, if people are around, I repeat the old scenarios over and over.

I slip away from reality quite a lot involuntarily so it's easy to go into my own world.


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10 Dec 2010, 4:42 am

You know, excessive daydreaming can be a symptom of schizoid personality disorder...



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10 Dec 2010, 5:00 am

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You know, excessive daydreaming can be a symptom of schizoid personality disorder...

Eh, I'll add it to the list.


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10 Dec 2010, 1:57 pm

Claire_Louise wrote:
I was wondering, how do you slip into your worlds? I find I can only truly be in one of my fantasies when I'm alone. Or else, if people are around, I repeat the old scenarios over and over.


It depends on the situation. I rarely fantasize when anyone else is present, but that doesn't mean I necessarily have to be completely alone. For example, I can be in my cubicle at work and fantasize just fine. I am in close proximity to other people, and office-related noise and activity is going on all around me. But I can still engage in a limited fantasy in this setting unless someone comes into my cubicle or calls me on the phone or something. I try to keep those fantasies short so my work schedule doesn't suffer. I never fantasize when my uninterrupted attention is required, e.g., while driving or operating heavy machinery. - LJS


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10 Dec 2010, 2:22 pm

LongJohnSilver wrote:
Claire_Louise wrote:
I was wondering, how do you slip into your worlds? I find I can only truly be in one of my fantasies when I'm alone. Or else, if people are around, I repeat the old scenarios over and over.


It depends on the situation. I rarely fantasize when anyone else is present, but that doesn't mean I necessarily have to be completely alone. For example, I can be in my cubicle at work and fantasize just fine. I am in close proximity to other people, and office-related noise and activity is going on all around me. But I can still engage in a limited fantasy in this setting unless someone comes into my cubicle or calls me on the phone or something. I try to keep those fantasies short so my work schedule doesn't suffer. I never fantasize when my uninterrupted attention is required, e.g., while driving or operating heavy machinery. - LJS


That's basically the same as me. Come to think of it, I think I enjoy my fantasies more than a lot of my life. But that's pretty much the point of the fantasies, do you think?



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10 Dec 2010, 2:23 pm

pensieve wrote:
Chronos wrote:
You know, excessive daydreaming can be a symptom of schizoid personality disorder...

Eh, I'll add it to the list.


:lol:



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10 Dec 2010, 2:55 pm

I think if someone has a fantasy world, it should be allowed to stick around unless it interferes with functioning in everyday life, or discourages them from achieving their goals. As a kid, I had countless fantasy worlds, and sometimes they'd get really distracting. I learned over the years to keep them to appropriate times and places and even used them as rewards for doing stressful things such as completing schoolwork.

As well, a girl on the spectrum that I mentor has an amazingly complex fantasy world which she gets very stuck on, but it's a combination of a good and a bad thing with her. She uses it to her advantage in that she uses it to de-stress and connect with people who admire her original thinking, but at the same time, she is teased by most people because of it and it severs her connections with people who would otherwise admire her because they don't understand it.


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10 Dec 2010, 3:11 pm

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I live in a bleak "cyberpunk" dystopia. But I don't think it's a fantasy world... it's the world we all live in at this point, and I'd rather not sugarcoat it.


+1.



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10 Dec 2010, 5:15 pm

Claire_Louise wrote:
I was wondering, how do you slip into your worlds? I find I can only truly be in one of my fantasies when I'm alone. Or else, if people are around, I repeat the old scenarios over and over.


I usually have to "warm up" in order to slip into my own world by being alone and listening to intense music and/or pacing around. When I want to "come back" to the real world, I have to "cool down" by listening to more calming music and reading articles on the Internet. Sometimes I don't need to warm up, and I slip into it involuntarily when I'm around other people. When this happens, whoever I'm with has to call my name to get me to "come back". I snap back right away.



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10 Dec 2010, 5:52 pm

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I usually have to "warm up" in order to slip into my own world by being alone and listening to intense music and/or pacing around. When I want to "come back" to the real world, I have to "cool down" by listening to more calming music and reading articles on the Internet. Sometimes I don't need to warm up, and I slip into it involuntarily when I'm around other people. When this happens, whoever I'm with has to call my name to get me to "come back". I snap back right away.


You should try directed dreaming. For those of you who don't know what that is, it is the exercise of choosing what you dream about when you sleep. Generally, you choose your dream, and start concentrating on it while you fall asleep, and your mind takes it from there. If you direct your night dreaming long enough and often enough, you will eventually find it easier to direct your daydreaming, and your warm-up and cool-down time and effort will be far less. Well, at least that's the way it worked with me. - LJS


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10 Dec 2010, 7:04 pm

all my life ive lived in multiple fantasy worlds at the same time. currently its star wars, halo, and fallout and funny part is that all of them mix and match together to make one strange fantasy world but i enjoy it, its very entertaining when im alone and acting out my fantasies lol i love it


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