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    this is my winter song EJCC's Avatar
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    I'm 23 and I still want superpowers. Totally normal.

    (I also agree that it's boredom and escapism. You'll probably long for it less if more of your "real world" meets your needs.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaque158 View Post
    Ok, I'm 18 and for the last 10 years I have had a longing for magic, monsters, and such to be real(like off of harry potter, full metal alchemist, fairy tail, warehouse 13, etc.) I was wondering if there is any cognitive reason as to this longing. I think it might be b/c, due to these shows, I associate magic with a strong sense of belonging, friendship, and never-ending adventure. Any ideas?
    "Fantasies are not frivolous. They can be entertaining, distracting, frightening, even arousing, but they also allow for creativity and help us plan for the future. As long as we don't mistake fantasies for reality (as in delusional disorder and schizophrenia) or let them become too rigid (as in paraphilias), they provide a necessary escape from the here and now." - Psychology Today

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    I don't think it'd hold the same charm if it was real though. That's why it's so great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    (I also agree that it's boredom and escapism. You'll probably long for it less if more of your "real world" meets your needs.)
    ^
    This.

    Also, I find that fantasies are okay in moderation, and can even be a positive thing when I understand the essence of what they're about (whatever I feel I'm missing in my life -- excitement, passion, etc.) so I can try to actually find it in real life. I think fantasies are only negative when people get so absorbed in them that they neglect their external lives instead of trying to improve them.

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