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Old 01-04-10, 04:53 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

This may seem weird but here i go..

My names Alex im 25 yrs old Male from England. I work with computers i go down the gym 5-7 days a week so im active. Until recently..

ever since ive been young i have had a very imaginative mind, when i watch films or listen to music or do anything that seems to spark abnormal day to day things my mind seems to absorb the information very clearly its unusual.

This is odd but after reading about how the mind works im starting to think my mind is subconsciously making decisions and ideas and filling my mind with thoughts that wont go away.
Thursday last week I was asked if you would like to watch this new film Avatar that has recently come out at one of the 3D Max Cinemas, so I said yeah sure I haven't got much else to do today.
Now I never wish I went there, the film was very awesome but my mind has completely taken over my thoughts this imaginative world and fantasy of the Nar'vi has made my life hell. I cant control whats happening to me im getting every depression symptom I have found so far and im getting worred I feel sick.
I dont want to work, sleep, eat think of anything else but this Film??? what has happened to me.
Im trying to understand myself and I think this film has a “life” that my mind wants to live and does not care about ANYTHING I live for now.
I cant fully explain it.
This is not a mild depression I have suffered depression a lot in my life due to violence when I was younger (father always hitting etc. I was apparently hard to up-bring when I was young but thats not my thought. I cant remember anything)
Im at breaking point I cry a lot I cant sleep, and IF I see or hear anything to do with this film such as an advert or anything that relates to this new Avatar film my mind goes totally emotional and I feel horrible. Its not normal I cannot try to ignore it, I can be watching tv I feel normal and the advert comes up BANG my mind completely thrown off course and I have NO control over my feelings and this would last for a few hours and slowly disappear.


Im not going to take drugs, or drink or do anything stupid to try and dampen the pain. I have control over that at least but I do not know what to do.


You might enjoy reading this or find it funny but this is a REAL problem and I imagine the future of people may suffer the same with all this alternative better life films, its false and dangerous to sensitive minds like mine.


Its weird but I cannot help think I dont belong here...


please help, professional opinions.


Excuse my typing I dont have the energy to correct it.
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Old 01-04-10, 05:10 AM   #2
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I know exactly what your talking about, ever since i was a kid i have had an overacive imagination. Whenever i see movies like avatar i become extremely depressed just sitting there wondering why my life cant be some grand adventure in some alternate reality. Those movies just make me think about how much my life sucks. I dream about having crazy adventours and such. You just have to accept that this stuff isnt real, and it really is depressing. With me I just have to give it awhile and the thoughts eventually go away and i carry on with my life. Seeing as your childhood was terrible it might be an affect from you wanting to be somewhere else, like an alternate reality where you dont have any problems and your life is amazing. Have you ever thought about going to a counselor for this? Or has this feeling never happened before now?
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I had a similar thing. I went to see the movie last night, and just found myself wiping away tears throughout most of it. I really enjoyed the film, but it made me wish so much that my life was life that. I actually made a post about it last night in the other Avatar thread.

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I think it's just wishing we were somewhere else, in a beautiful place with spiritual people (OK, I admit it, I was a little bit in love with the female Na'vi..), at one with nature, instead of being in a concrete block, lonely and isolated.
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Thanks for understanding.
I have had similar experience in the past but it disappears after few hours and im back to normal and never returns.
But this experience is haunting me 24/7 it wont go away,and its been almost a week and the feelings are strong still.

I think its related to as im getting older im seeing life as it is. Like you said boring, unexciting in comparison to this ideal imaginative world/place i have thought about getting help from a professional practice but I want to see if I can solve my problems from alternative sources.

im starting to believe the mind is very powerful but limited control, its truly freaky. I can be considerd completely normal person but deep inside I feel im someone else
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haha i still havnt seen the movie in fear of being even more depressed than i am usually, I havnt gone to a movie in over a year. The whole coming together with nature really hits home with me, over the past few years I have become a huge hippie because of movies like avatar. Hence my profiles avatar being the four elements haha
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Well im glad that you are trying to figure out how to deal with it on your own, I personally believe that medication should be the last option. Hope this has helped you out
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I had a similar thing. I went to see the movie last night, and just found myself wiping away tears throughout most of it. I really enjoyed the film, but it made me wish so much that my life was life that. I actually made a post about it last night in the other Avatar thread.

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I think it's just wishing we were somewhere else, in a beautiful place with spiritual people (OK, I admit it, I was a little bit in love with the female Na'vi..), at one with nature, instead of being in a concrete block, lonely and isolated.
I can relate to everything you said.
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Well im glad that you are trying to figure out how to deal with it on your own, I personally believe that medication should be the last option. Hope this has helped you out
all sharing is exceptionally helpful, makes me think im not alone with this weird problem. Helps me grasp the situation and understand it properly, its almost like im challenging my mind.

i cant share what i have said here with friends or family it would ruin friendship because they will never understand the complications that are out of my control.
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Hi there, I can relate to you a lot I think

Like some of the other people said, I wish my life would be like the movie, or something like that.

I love those medievil type movies with the swords and big forests and things, I always dreamt of exploreing through a forest or do something amazing like the characters of the book/movie did. I don't know if it's something a child is supposed to want to do, but I can't really help it.

And arfter I finished reading the book, or watching the movie. I get really sad and depressed, since I can't escape into that kind of world

Haha, I don't know if I'm saying what I wanna say right, but I can understand how you feel friend
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i would also like to add, i find music really soothes my mind. nothing head banging! i mean an artist as cold play.

especially my favourites from him such as the speed of sound, and recent album viva la vida.

it helps me control my thoughts. clears my mind, sure its not a solution but its better than taking pills.

im very depressed cant be botherd with life right now but music can flattern the line for a short while.

thought id share
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