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Is it better to be a dreamer or to try to live in stark reality?

I think dreams soothe the headache of reality but if we live in a dream to much we’re likely to get hit by a truck.

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I think a combination of both is best.

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Good statement @77nick77 . Reality by day and dream all night!

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80% reality, 20% dreams

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Another combination needed is to strike while the iron’s hot or to do everything on schedule.

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I say 100% dreamer: tis safer.

lol lol just kidding.

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I agree both is ideal. We are creatures of dreams but we still need to live in the here and now. Not good to be too much of one and not enough of the other.

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“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”–Casey Kasem

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That’s why we all need to wear clean underwear incase we get hit by a bus.

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me. - Rainbow Connection, The Muppets

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nah, clean underwear won’t help in that case, you’ll mess your drawers on impact…ew.

Considering stark reality feeds my depression I have to go with the dreamer

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Don’t punish yourself because something out there didn’t go right.

I think that for many of us dreaming is an absolute must…
For me I dream all the time…
Dream of a better life…
My real life is grim…

I tend to live in a dream world for as long as possible before getting fed up and descending into stark reality. It is always a bout of overcoming paranoia to rise again back to the good life, I don’t know why I do it, other than I’m wired that way :frowning:

Dreamer. Living realistically doesn’t seem to help things much.

There might be gratification in feeling grounded.

I only dream when asleep otherwise have big ambitions that you can call big dreams

Perhaps for some. I feel an overwhelming minuteness when I think of reality.

That is not reality. You are a full grown adult.

I think the best is to be a blend of the two.
For example, if you have some chess skills, as I do, you can dream to become World Chess Champion
, and also have realistic goals, like being a strong amateur, participating in competitions for chess amateurs and trying to make friends with other chess aficionados.