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Maladaptive Daydreaming aka MD, is a psychiatric condition causing a person to have prolonged & intense daydreams, be it intentional or unintentional, leading to negligence towards day-to-day tasks/responsibilities & distraction from real life. A person having this condition may experience trouble in concentrating on task at hand or have reduced attention span, difficulty in completing everyday activities, difficulty in sleeping, have an uncontrollable urge to daydream constantly- to name a few symptoms. Until now experts haven’t been able to pin-point the exact reason for such a behavior but a person having this condition might possibly also have depression, social anxiety & attention deficiency. Maladaptive Daydreaming is therefore used as a coping mechanism. It was identified by Prof. Eliezer Somer of the University of Haifa in Israel. For more information on the subject refer to the links mentioned below- MD in a nutshell https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/maladaptive-daydreaming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxVOuCg-NG0&t=10s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkHErnASuvA Somer’s YT Channel for detailed information on MD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFnsjqBXLeA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9ZXH1c87AU *Please note that MD is not officially recognized as a mental disorder, it is merely a psychiatric condition upon which research is being done. There is no proper diagnosis of this condition as well so refrain from jumping to any stupid conclusions. ITT Anons who have such tendencies may share their experiences or just discuss MD in general.
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>>841 i think i'm starting to see what you're saying now. i have pretty vivid and imaginative daydreams, but they don't interfere with my life in any way. i'm able to pull away from them easily when there is work to do and i don't get emotionally tangled up in whatever i'm daydreaming about either. plus it's not an escape for me either, instead it's like my own book or movie that i get to control. i've told myself i'm going to write my daydreams down into an actual novel for years now but i never do it. fear of the story being shit i guess.
So after all that whinning , this board is like the most dead & unvisited board on this website. No one, who actually wanted this board bothered to fucking use it for what it was made or atleast tried to keep this alive....SIGH
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>>829 First sentence got fucked up. Meant to say it's not really surprising when you consider the type of people who were crying for a new board.
>>830 But we can still make productive use of the board, it may not be /r9k/ type shit only .... I mean it's humanity right ? , Why not branch out the types of thread & make this board wholesome , rather than Turning it a shit show of crybabies
>>831 I'd participate in those threads. I prefer the site slowing down the way it has, it allows for people to refresh boards with new quality
>>832 Agreed plus , now that /b/ has become infested with edgey dumbfucks , this board can be utilised to create a better & wholistic chan experience
Why are depressed people such sensitive pussies? I browse mental illness subreddits and everyone is such a self pitying cry-baby. Are there any cool depressed people, people who aren't snowflakes who need to be validated every second?
>>819 Yeah...but in general are depressed people more sensitive and easily triggered or something? Like if I call you a faggot are you going to start crying or something?
>>818 They are in the primitive stages where self victimization is fun because most people can easily get out of this state with just a few changes, the people you're looking for have chronic disorders which they've had for years so they're used to it. Now these people are a small minority because mostly when you've had symptoms for a prolonged period you either kill yourself or suffer from some health conditions that result from your mental illness' effects on your quality of life. So you're probably not going to find anyone like that and will continue to see the "muh depression" teenagers.
How do atheists kill themselves, knowing there is no afterlife? People kill themselves for such shit reasons I can't understand what's wrong with them. The fear of death is absent in them or what?
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>>806 Killing yourself is probably the right course to take if you're an atheist because after you're dead you will cease to exist meaning nothing can possibly affect you, therefore everything that you saw and did is now meaningless therefore it's just delaying the inevitable by continuing to live, you might as well accept that nothing amounts to anything and get it over with. Also if anyone wants to make the family will be sad argument, they will die soon as well so it makes no difference.
>>810 There is literally no point in living if you don't have any friends gf and is a good for nothing neet
because existing is living in hell , life is hell ........ sometimes simply not being is better than suffering
I finally found Joy.
What's keeping you incels from killing yourself? It's not like your death would actually hurt anyone.
I remember the good old days of /man/. Everyone was genuinely caring of each other and now all these newfags are ruining this place. For fuck's sake, you should've kept this board hidden, Rusty.
do you agree with the assessment that the modern man is "aimless?" i think a lot of people are overwhelmed by having the technology and means to do anything but the there are economic and societal pressures that say only certain career paths are acceptable.
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industrial revilution and its consequnces sigh monke life
>>747 We should let the monkeys out in the open so they can return the world to the way it is supposed to be
>>725 yes >>706 Some of the symptoms listed are similar to those shown by caged animals. To explain how these symptoms arise from deprivation with respect to the power process: common-sense understanding of human nature tells one that lack of goals whose attainment requires effort leads to boredom and that boredom, long continued, often leads eventually to depression. Failure to attain goals leads to frustration and lowering of selfesteem. Frustration leads to anger, anger to aggression, often in the form of spouse or child abuse. It has been shown that long-continued frustration commonly leads to depression and that depression tends to cause guilt, sleep disorders, eating disorders and bad feelings about oneself. Those who are tending toward depression seek pleasure as an antidote; hence insatiable hedonism and excessive sex, with perversions as a means of getting new kicks. Boredom too tends to cause excessive pleasure-seeking since, lacking other goals, people often use pleasure as a goal. The foregoing is a simplification. Reality is more complex, and of course, deprivation with respect to the power process is not the ONLY cause of the symptoms described. By the way, when we mention depression we do not necessarily mean depression that is severe enough to be treated by a psychiatrist. Often only mild forms of depression are involved. And when we speak of goals we do not necessarily mean long-term, thought-out goals. For many or most people through much of human history, the goals of a hand-to-mouth existence (merely providing oneself and one's family with food from day to day) have been quite sufficient.
>>785 yes, Calhoun's rats. living in the US feels like living within the behavioral sink of where 1984, brave new world, and fahrenheit 451 all meet. everyone i know is engaged in pleasure escapism, through video games, drugs, digital media, and hookup culture. it absolutely consumes them. they have to watch the latest tv shows, they have to spend weekends drinking, they have to be sexually active. but ideas which entail responsibility (namely family life) are shunned and looked down upon. it's a weird time.
i've neveer had a job and i don't think i can ever be motivated enough to be a wageslvae. what do?
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>>777 Same, anon. I will never be a Wagie. What I'm planning is to get into vagabond/nomadic lifestyle, I'm already a minimalistic, will work odd part time jobs to fuel my travelling, also, I love urbex. Before recent lockdown, I travelled to himachal pradesh for a weekq, alone, despite my severe social anxiety, even my father didn't trust me and wasn't ready to send me but my psychiatrist convinced him because he thought I wouldn't be able to even go to railway station, but I proved him wrong. I stayed in hostels and also worked there and worked on a mobile repair shop after I convinced him with my peru skills. Although, I didn't needed money because I already had money given by my father, I had 20k in my bank account, but I still did the work for experience. The total trip cost was approx. 9k.