Daydreaming is one of the best activities.

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I’ve been a rockstar, an adventurer and my favorite, an FBI agent. Without it, we won’t have something to endure high school mathematics. Or boring seminars.

It’s a source of innovation. I’m an ambitious man and I think of speeding my dream car and holding that check with a long tail of zeros (ahh, that feels so good). It keeps me updated with what I want to have and to be.

There’s almost no room in daydreaming. It is seen as a lazy act because instead of doing something, you just stare blankly while mind is in fantasy. Daydreaming can misidentify fantasy from reality, and that kind is correlated with almost all psychopathological disorders, says the study of Eric Klinger and colleagues.

Don’t be worried, daydreamer. We are all crazy in our own ways; and there is a second component of the same daydreaming study. Enjoyment of imagination, daydreaming and positive-constructive daydreaming isn’t related to any psychopathy. They make “life meaningful”.

Dream big but stay on reality’s ground. Forgive me for divulging Professor Dumbledore in this topic, but what he said secured the essence of what I’m trying to point out. He says, “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live”.

Dreaming is of paramount value in our lives because we’re looking forward and it’s just good by nature. But we have to act on it and continue living. Don’t expect someone to hand your dreams to you.

I have daydreams that are very attainable baby steps that lead to a bigger life goal, and I have daydreams that are just wild – I’ve been the most moody yet badass FBI agent. What’s your wildest daydream?

Is Daydreaming Pathological?; Psychology Today