I am not sure how I feel about your admitting that you have invented your own personal god, and actually believe that it is real. I wonder if you should be allowed to drive a car. I am serious. You might see this god in the road and swerve to avoid it and run over a child.
That's just mockery, it's not flattering to you.
As far as the rest goes, yes I know the difference.
I want my oncologist to dream as a child of growing up to be an oncologist. Live with a supportive family that encourages her to work hard to fulfill her dream. Then what do you know she's saving my life.
It all starts with dreams, imagination and wishes. All the things you detest.
Where do you get the idea that I detest
imagination? You are putting words in my mouth. I challenge you to find anything I have said disparaging dreams, wishes or imagination. You are also saying that I am a negative person, stomping on children's birthday wishes or something. I am not at all like that! I am a happy and fairly positive person. I love celebrations of every kind, after a JW childhood not being allowed to celebrate much of anything.
I am a teacher at a college and my job is to encourage and inspire people to achieve their dreams.
I love the Avengers, Iron Man and Thor. I write fan fiction for a hobby. I have done fashion design and currently do all kinds of crafts for fun and profit. I have been to more science fiction and comicons than I care to admit. I love Star Trek and when I first saw Star Wars, I thought it was the greatest movie ever made. How can you say that I detest imagination, when I love the products of imagination?
People have to use their imaginations to create new things, products, inventions. We have to imagine that the world can be better than it is and do the research to make what we imagine into reality. But imagination is not the same
as reality. I don't want my airplane pilot to imagine that he sees the landing strip and crash the plane! I don't want a police officer to imagine that he really is a superhero, impervious to bullets, and get killed. Do you get that there are some situations where you want imagination, and some where you don't?
You still don't seem to understand the difference between what is (and will probably always be) imaginary, like me having an afterlife as a talking fairy mouse princess, versus what is really possible (although more than a bit unlikely), like me traveling in outer space. And you are putting words in my mouth. I am trying to understand your POV but I am not sure how to communicate with you.