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What do you daydream about?

Whether it's thinking about a videogame, fantasizing your future, a new workout, pondering existence, etc. What do you spend your free time thinking about?
I like to spend a lot of my free time defining what a human is and what it means to be one, and I always enjoy watching as my ideas progress over time. So what is something you muse about in your free time? What do you like to sporadically think about and what questions do you often return to?

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  1. Icarus
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    I probably spend a good portion of my day daydreaming. Things that I think about: How am I feeling and what are the causes for those feelings Random thoughts I want to research later. Lately it's...

    I probably spend a good portion of my day daydreaming. Things that I think about:

    • How am I feeling and what are the causes for those feelings

    • Random thoughts I want to research later. Lately it's been REST and SOAP APIs and their Python wrappers. Other times it is something related to Psychology.

    • How are my friends doing

    • What is my family up to

    • Things I used to do as a kid

    • Probability - what degree of knowing the likelihood of things occurring is technically feasible

    • What other people's lives are like

    • Pets that have long passed away

    • The many different ways I could be perceived by others

    • What should I be doing right now instead of day dreaming

    • Work projects

    • Food

    • Friendships I had in the past and where those people are today

    6 votes
  2. Wendigo
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    Daydreaming makes me sad sometimes but can also get me excited about stuff. when I listen to music, sometimes I make a 'music videos' to go along with it foooooood places I want to travel too what...

    Daydreaming makes me sad sometimes but can also get me excited about stuff.

    • when I listen to music, sometimes I make a 'music videos' to go along with it
    • foooooood
    • places I want to travel too
    • what my pets are doing
    • things I wanna buy but can't
    • happier memories
    • trying to remember a thing I wanted to look up because I got distracted
    • stuff I want to try and draw
    • more food
      -oh! And wondering of my friends are upset or annoy by me.... Even though they more than likely arent...
    5 votes
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    zara
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    I've always had what's called maladaptive daydreaming. It's basically excessively daydreaming to the point of it interfering with your life, although I've been doing much better in recent years. I...

    I've always had what's called maladaptive daydreaming. It's basically excessively daydreaming to the point of it interfering with your life, although I've been doing much better in recent years.

    I daydream about:

    • being in music videos
    • a better version of myself
    • conversations with famous people
    • having superpowers
    • having a tight knit group of friends
    4 votes
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      retiredrugger
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      How does one become diagnosed with this if you don't mind me asking?

      How does one become diagnosed with this if you don't mind me asking?

      2 votes
      1. zara
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        It's no problem, I'm happy to answer any questions you might have! I self-diagnosed myself after reading about it online extensively and talking about it with friends who don't daydream as much as...

        It's no problem, I'm happy to answer any questions you might have!

        I self-diagnosed myself after reading about it online extensively and talking about it with friends who don't daydream as much as I do and it clicked for me that I was daydreaming often and intensely as a kid. I usually don't recommend self-diagnosing, but it's not an offical disorder (yet) so I don't mind labeling myself as such.

        The thing is, I got my daydreaming mostly under control since I turned 18, so I guess it'd be better to say I am an immersive daydreamer as of now.

        2 votes
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    jzimbel
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    My mind is a broken record lately. Like for the past three years. It’s not great. Climate change Climate change Climate change Climate change How to fix climate change before we’re all living...

    My mind is a broken record lately. Like for the past three years. It’s not great.

    • Climate change
    • Climate change
    • Climate change
    • Climate change
    • How to fix climate change before we’re all living something like this

    I’ve found myself using work and TV as an escape more and more lately.

    4 votes
    1. thundergolfer
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      Jesus, that story sure is something. Thanks for posting. I don't daydream about climate change but it does discolour my day-to-day and something related to climate change can easily trigger me...

      Nona said she loved Rue, but all Rue felt was empty distance between them—the shredded gap between the life her grandmother had enjoyed and the tatters that Rue had inherited. Her grandmother had drunk espresso in Italy and meditated in the temples of Kyoto. She’d lived a full life.

      Rue imagined strangling her.

      Jesus, that story sure is something. Thanks for posting.

      I don't daydream about climate change but it does discolour my day-to-day and something related to climate change can easily trigger me into antipathy and mild stress. It's also alienating when most 'progressive' people in my country only treat climate-change activism like an AIDS ribbon, never entertaining seriously that they'd go vegan, cancel that 2nd trip overseas for the year, or vote for a green political party.

      3 votes
    2. Gyrfalcon
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      I can relate. I worry about my immediate future a bit since things there are uncertain, but other than that it's climate change. It probably doesn't help that the last few days I've been listening...

      I can relate. I worry about my immediate future a bit since things there are uncertain, but other than that it's climate change. It probably doesn't help that the last few days I've been listening to Firestorm, an album for after the apocalypse. In the title track, there's one line that gets me every time:

      Was it a war or "just pollution"
      That ate a hole in the sky?

      It's so strange how my SO and I will talk about the future we hope to build together, and in the same conversation acknowledge the Climate War we feel is on the horizon if we continue on our current path.

  5. Staross
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    Just now I was thinking that the energy of youth overflows everything, but when it dries out you start seeing the rougher edges of your personality appear, a bit like your facial features grow...

    Just now I was thinking that the energy of youth overflows everything, but when it dries out you start seeing the rougher edges of your personality appear, a bit like your facial features grow more prominent as you get older. Thinking about my family too.

    3 votes
  6. retiredrugger
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    Food is definitely one of the best things to daydream about lol

    Food is definitely one of the best things to daydream about lol

    2 votes
  7. moocow1452
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    In order of frequency: The setting I would use if I was ever brought into a Marvel Book/Media Project. (YA tone where Dr. Strange sets up a Magic Academy, we follow the kids around and happen...

    In order of frequency:

    • The setting I would use if I was ever brought into a Marvel Book/Media Project. (YA tone where Dr. Strange sets up a Magic Academy, we follow the kids around and happen across a plot from Magical Forces who "invested" in the school and want to use it to their own ends.)
      ** How much I can rework the plot to an original setting in the likely event that I never work for Marvel.
      ** Would it work for DC? (Gotham Academy kind of explored that ground, so probably not?)
    • What working in a TV writing room or other creative think tank environment must be like.
    • What I'm currently working on right now, Untitled Trashfire Magical Girl project that actually has a title but I like this name better.
    • Are my hands and arms aching cause I type/use my phone a bunch, or is there something medical? Doctor said probably not, but I guess I like to panic.
    • How much life would be awesome if I could just change my name and run away from all my problems like I was in witness protection from reality.
    • (Private Shit and Insecurities)
    • How much of myself and others are dark mechanisms, behaviors and preferences that we are ashamed and dare not speak of in an effort to prevent them from defining us, but in reality are an inevitable function of our being.
    • Why the word lieutenant is so damn hard to spell.
    1 vote