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The I and the Self

It's becoming all to common for people I know to drift off into their own little world. Don't get me wrong, it is completely necessary to escape in some fasion but you can't drag the imaginary world into the real world. Ex. I have a friend who is a musician and he is pretty good, however he doesn't take action to pursue his dream and simply pretends he is a rock star...wake up! Do something or except your fantasy's aren't real.
blessedmovers blessedmovers 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 7, 2008

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I am very serious in my creative writing endeavors- I work every and I try to imagine and visualize myself as successful in that I love what I'm doing, and I have faith that I will succeed in it. But my friends, many of whom have been close friends for some time, have identified in me what I believe to be a disturbing and intimidating quality. A lot of this sentiment is felt in response to the risks I'm willing to take at times to try and make things happen for myself. I personally feel fulfilled and strong and capable, and I feel that many of my so-called 'risks' place me in no danger at all save someone saying they don't like my work. But my friend's attitudes towards me have definitely changed and I feel incredibly lonely as a result. My family members support me and have suddenly stepped in as my best friends, and I enjoy a closer relationship with them than I've ever had before...

i played guitar for years and pretended to be a rock star. it was some time after i stopped pretending that i actually became a musician. i now play several different instruments and it's just for the joy of playing. your friend will be alright.