Saturday, January 26, 2008

Imagination

I daydream constantly. This has never been a problem. I quite enjoy my daydreams. I think about various things in these daydreams and they can be triggered by the smallest of details. Sometimes I get very involved in these daydreams. If I am imagining a very sad experience, I'll be about to cry before I realize I'm daydreaming and that this is not real. If I am imagining something scary, I will freak myself out before I realize that this is not real. I have often wondered if these daydreaming experiences have had an impact on my day-to-day interactions with the real world. And I think it has. None of my experiences in real life are as exhilirating as my daydreams, that are often almost movie-esque. I feel like Walter Mitty in that story, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", who also constantly daydreams that he is the protagonist of exciting experiences such as a defiant revolutionary facing the firing squad or an intelligent lawyer prosecuting criminals (I also heard that they're making this into a movie with Jim Carrey). However, in his real life, Mitty is odd, unmotivated, and controlled by his mean wife who does not understand him. My wife understands me but I definitely have problems with my interactions in the real world. However, I am still happy for the gift of imagination. Einstein himself said that, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." If only I could make my imagination work for me, instead of against me.

4 comments:

Amber said...

I'm the same way - I am constantly finding myself zoning out at work imagining different things - usually me far far away from work LOL.

Inside Stories said...

Use it to write a book and get rich and famous. :0)

keira said...

I agree with inside stories...You should write them down (since you enjoy writing anyway) if for no other reason than to have them to read to your children later on in life. They would love it! Think how cool it would be to have a bunch of stories that Dad wrote...

Nene said...

Maybe you could sell them to Hollywood and they could do a Secret Life of Walter Mitty II.