Your only salvation lies in your ability to create.

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29 Jan 2015, 8:43 am

It's like a refuge or safe haven. A bridge over troubled waters at a time of utmost despair. I've always nurtured my alternate reality. It's a protective bubble or cocoon. When humans leave me feeling wrought, I just go there and feel better.



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29 Jan 2015, 9:52 am

I like to make up stories and characters in my head, and yes I do find it is an important part of my life. It gives me something to do (keeps me from being bored out of my mind), allows me to explore my interests, and often helps me feel better.

I've never quite been able to get so into my head that I disconnect from reality, though. When you're in your alternate reality, do you actually feel like you're there and away from the rest of the world?



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29 Jan 2015, 9:55 am

TheAP wrote:
I like to make up stories and characters in my head, and yes I do find it is an important part of my life. It gives me something to do (keeps me from being bored out of my mind), allows me to explore my interests, and often helps me feel better.

I've never quite been able to get so into my head that I disconnect from reality, though. When you're in your alternate reality, do you actually feel like you're there and away from the rest of the world?

Yup it helps me cope with stress.



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29 Jan 2015, 9:59 am

I think that's very true. That's the way one could create something of out seeming nothingness.

It's a good way to alleviate depression owing to one's lot in life.



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29 Jan 2015, 10:03 am

And it helps when dealing with conflicts, too. You can take themes and write about your alternative world, make up stories. They become epic.



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29 Jan 2015, 10:10 am

Exactimundo!



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29 Jan 2015, 12:49 pm

I agree. Writing about things makes me consider them in ways I otherwise might not.



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29 Jan 2015, 1:57 pm



"The powerful play goes on and YOU may contribute a verse.

What will your VERSE BE."

- Walt Whitman

Yes, humans have the POTENTIAL to stagnate and/or the POTENTIAL to create.

Perhaps not all humans but most humans, HAVE THIS potential, THANK GOD.

MY verse(S) IS/are all over the place, both online and OFF.

Yes, If I die today, I've already made a CREATIVE MARK, on others.

Creativity took me out of the LITERAL HUMAN HELL OF 19 medically documented disorders.

Yes, at least for me, It is BOTH Literal and metaphorical SALVATION.

TO BELIEVE IS TO IMAGINE.

And to ACT on IT CAN be DIVINE.

And sadly enough, not all people can visualize their POTENTIAL realities, as this is a commonly understood deficit in NON-Verbal Learning Disorder, AND research shows that approximately half of all cases of Asperger's syndrome diagnosed in the U.S., per DSMIV criteria ARE associated with SYMPTOMS of NON-verbal learning disorder.

It is more than EVIDENT on this Internet site.

Some people call creativity gibberish, and some people SAVE THEIR LIVES WITH IT. :)

I FOR ONE, am blessed by GOD, for now, in this way but culture and traditional religion did most definitely take it away from me, from ages 13 to 53.

Getting IT back IS better THAN EVER. :)


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29 Jan 2015, 6:23 pm

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29 Jan 2015, 6:37 pm

Magneto wrote:



And truly that is creativity.. building.. SOMETHING.. instead of living a role in someone else's play...whether technology.. or human driven....


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29 Jan 2015, 7:06 pm

I so love this thread title.



just wanted to say that



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29 Jan 2015, 9:18 pm

That is only half the story, for we can also create destruction.

Creative Destruction defines Economics, and The Hindu Religion.

Where death and destruction are a constant factor, half of the Fortune 500 Companies will be gone in ten years, has a long track record. The best efforts of mice and men aside.

The place is falling down around us, some we prop up, some we tear down, some we build new.

We stand in the doorway between past and future, between the arts of war or peace, between culture and TV.



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29 Jan 2015, 10:36 pm

Inventor wrote:
That is only half the story, for we can also create destruction.

Creative Destruction defines Economics, and The Hindu Religion.

Where death and destruction are a constant factor, half of the Fortune 500 Companies will be gone in ten years, has a long track record. The best efforts of mice and men aside.

The place is falling down around us, some we prop up, some we tear down, some we build new.

We stand in the doorway between past and future, between the arts of war or peace, between culture and TV.


I for one, totally agree. :)


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29 Jan 2015, 10:49 pm

Lately I spend my workdays snapping in & out of alternative worlds with a keystroke. Since it's 3D imaging my job is a combination of creation & destruction. It's a pretty even mix of frustration & amusement but I'm working with one of the world's largest datasets and some pretty amazing system specs.


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