The common theme from most daydreamers seems to be love, validation, adoration, recognition, acceptance, and popularity among our invisible friends.
Why are we this way?
I know in my case, as a child, I received the exact and total opposite of that laundry list above. Even when I thought I had excelled at something I was shot down in flames. Usually in front of a group in order to up the public humiliation factor. The worst thing about it was, most of the abuse came from family members. Then I had the regular outside world to deal with along with bullying at school and typical kid stuff.
**Side note – anybody born in the 70’s knows there was no child protection law in place in any shape form or fashion. Your family could very well kill you and tell the police you had it coming and that’s that.**
That’s what I was up against. This lasted until my teen years. As a result of the physical abuse, mental cruelty, verbal abuse, and extreme disrespectful tone I created an imaginary world where I was safe, and everybody loved me and I was in demand for one reason or another.
Not all MD’ers have abuse or trauma in thier background. In my case it was severe. Tell what you think might be the fuel to the daydreaming we experience.