Imagination, such an interesting thing. It connects us with what is possible. Possibilities which we cannot see and touch, with our body, but in a way, we can do that with our mind, our physical limitations may be compensated by our imagination.
Now it is pretty obvious to me that people imagine things in different ways, but how real are the things which they imagine?
For instance if one imagines an elephant, how real with that elephant be to that person?
The abstract image of the elephant in our minds is not the same to all of us.
But what if we don't know what an elephant is? How will we imagine the elephant then?
If for instance, someone describes the elephant to us, and asks us to imagine it and perhaps draw it. This will be even more confusing, since we're drawing something we have never seen.
Why would anybody care about the image of the elephant, projected in our minds, and how we perceive the mental elephant? Maybe because it's interesting...I don't know.
Another thing I noticed, people aren't equally aware of the chain reaction of what we do, changes what will happen.
Some people tend to be more connected to what will happen, and not be aware...of what's happening now as much. So in a way, they're more connected to the possibilities, then to what is already there, which cannot be changed, and maybe played with.
So where am I getting at.
How connected are people to the possibilities around them?
And can some people be more connected the the possibilities, than what's already there. And once they achieve the possibility, it no longer has the same status, it becomes something real. Will it present an equal interest? No.
So, to some people, possibilities are far more interesting than what's already going on, in their own twisted way, they perceive the possibilities as if they are more real then what is real, and they are unaware/not interested that much of what is real.
Doesn't that sound a little insane? I mean that's my first reaction. It sounds completely insane. Someone caring more about what's not real than what's real.
But if possibilities are real for that person and others, aren't possibilities real too?
No because they haven't happened yet. But to that specific person, the possibilities are REAL.
There are extreme sides of imagination.
People who always imagine the worst possible outcome, I sometimes do that, and it kills me, because for me, that outcome is real, in an odd twisted way.
Imagining diseases. One small pain can make you think you have a incurable disease. Why the fuck does that happen? Why do I do that? I don't want to do it.
It's so annoying.
Looking at the possible outcomes worries me, because I think of the 0.0001% negative possibility, and I experience it kind of weird. Even though it is low, I don't feel it low, I feel it as a 10% 20% 50% 100%
Assume you're leaving your apartment.
And you remember you forgot some plastic clothes on the heater. That actually happened to me. Then I started thinking what if they start burning? What if the whole fucking thing burns to ashes?
It's somewhat obsessive compulsive.
You get obsessed that something will happen.
And you need to check, to see if it actually happens. This is the compulsion.
Hypochondria is similar
You get obsessed that you might have a disease.
And you need to check, by looking at symptoms, or going to a doctor.
Now for instance, if one checks symptoms of a fucked up disease that will fuel the obsession. Creating a repeatable cycle.
You think...oh..I don't have that.
But the next day, you have that.
It's just weird.
How does that work? Why does it feel so real?
Does this happen to any of you?
Thoughts like this don't just appear in your 20s, you've had them for a long time.
For instance, when I was a kid, and I'd be really happy about something, I would suddenly get this thought...what if the gas pipe explodes? (I remember seeing that on TV) It's happened there...why can't it happen here?
And I'd stop feeling that happy...I'd get worried.
Are these thoughts just malfunctioning neurotransmitters?
What the fuck ?!
Anyway...maybe you have some interesting stories to share...or whatever...I just get sick about talking about the MBTI on the forum all the time.
Although I highly doubt most people will read the entire thing.