Do you think it is okay for children to make up stories and act like they live in a imaginary world?
Do you think it can go too far?
I had quite the imagination as a child, and as life went on I found life was not too fun sometimes. Things did not turn out nearly like i wanted them to. In my imagination I could be anything, do anything, I just had to be alone and I could do, say, or be anything! It was tons of fun!
But as I grew up older and older, I did not outgrow it. Instead, I thought it was more fun to live in the other world's I had created for myself than real life. I hated being with people, I was shy in some ways and felt awkward, like I never fit in. In my “different world” I fit in, people wanted me around and I never lacked for words.
But when I was older I realized what a grip this had on me, how I was not content with the life I lived and was fleeing to another all the time. I prayed and determined to stop. And stop I did!
So, my question is, how do you encourage a healthy imagination, and not progress to discontent? Someday, I would like to write a book with some of the adventures I had when I was younger as I still think about them!!! I know, that is funny, but it was very real!
Do you think you should have strict rules on reading books that would promote discontent? But most of mine were of being a missionary, a wife, a mother, a doctor, worthwhile things…… I don't see they were sinful thoughts, just not my life and it went on too long.
Or maybe I am all wrong! Maybe it was not wrong? Anyhow, just something I have been thinking of!