My Thought for the Day

I saw this yesterday morning on a lamppost. And it’s stuck with me for nearly 2 days. I can’t decide if it’s true or not. It’s eating me up inside…

6 thoughts on “My Thought for the Day”

  1. I disagree. The more you do one, the better the other gets, I think.

    I read a really interesting article in new scientist that says people with great memories have really vivid imaginations, and vice versa – people who suffer memory loss have difficulty fantasising about being in situations. Apparently memory of experiences and fantasy happen in the same parts of the brain.

    like anything, our fantasies are made up of elements of our experience – so people who’ve experienced a lot will be able to fantasise much more richly.

    Which is why curious, diverse people say interesting things and are ‘creative’.

    also those with more fantasies and imagination are able to make more out of regular experiences.

    go dreaming.

    I’m not a big fan but there is a cracking nizlopi lyric which says something like “sleep is good, because maybe only dreams can save us”, or something, I can’t find it, and I think I am misquoting it. It would be a great slide though with a good visual.

  2. But if I watch porn on the internet does that mean i’ve ‘experienced’ sex? I’m pretty sure it helps people with the fantasising bit…

    What is real experience these days, or is there such a thing, given that everything is constructed.

  3. if you watch porn you’re not ‘experiencing’ then, are you? And it’s after all in fantasy where you have the best, well, um, ‘experiences’ so to say since fantasies don’t always reflect themselves in real life and it’s better that they stay there.

    The way I see it it’s just a way of saying our fantasies are just refuge and maybe the source of new solutions when real life experiences fail to help us.

    Is it true? Definitely!

  4. I disagree. The more you do one, the better the other gets, I think.

    I read a really interesting article in new scientist that says people with great memories have really vivid imaginations, and vice versa – people who suffer memory loss have difficulty fantasising about being in situations. Apparently memory of experiences and fantasy happen in the same parts of the brain.

    like anything, our fantasies are made up of elements of our experience – so people who've experienced a lot will be able to fantasise much more richly.

    Which is why curious, diverse people say interesting things and are 'creative'.

    also those with more fantasies and imagination are able to make more out of regular experiences.

    go dreaming.

    I'm not a big fan but there is a cracking nizlopi lyric which says something like “sleep is good, because maybe only dreams can save us”, or something, I can't find it, and I think I am misquoting it. It would be a great slide though with a good visual.

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