Ava Darvishi, BEYOND
Sometimes daydreaming could be defined as maladaptive daydreaming. It does not have a category in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, however, it can affect daily life. Every person has their private fantasies on a different level. Some people can keep the balance between dreams and reality, but some can’t.
I have decided to work on this subject because I have been daydreaming since I was a child. Maladaptive daydreaming is quite a big challenge in my daily life. It seems that I have two parallel lives. I cannot define myself without my daydreaming.
I have been asking this question myself, is it essential to choose only one of the life narrations? Do we have to choose between dream and reality?