Have you ever wanted to be someone else?

“I have lived so many lives all in my head” – Trent Reznor from the lyrics of a Nine Inch Nails song (forget which one)

So have I. But are theses visions of my other self and my other lives actually me? These thoughts my imagination stirs of me in another situation.

We all daydream. But when you see yourself in these daydreams is it really you or is it a version of you that you want to be? Are you ever someone else completely different? Like are you a different gender or have a different look? What about a different body or a different voice?

Personally, I’m usually a better version of myself. Sometimes however, I am a female. What about you?


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  1. Near every day of my life I’ve wanted to be someone else. It’s often hard to be comfortable in our own skin. I’m trying to get comfortable. After 25 years I’m beginning to realize this is the body I’ve got. This is my face, my freckles, my arms, my voice, my stature, my talent, my passion etc. This is me and I can embrace it with joy and hone myself for the benefit of God and creation (people and the world) or I can wish I was something else and be less than I should. It’s still a battle even with that knowledge though. I walk around wanting other bodies, other voices, other talents, other lives. I have no reason to be so unsatisfied.

  2. I daydream of being a penguin or being able to dance as sexy as justin timberlake but I look like a taller version of me, who can sing like mariah carey.

  3. I try to spend as little time in reality as humanly possible. When I was younger, I used to imagine myself as a variety of things/people, including but not limited to any of the characters from a number of television series, movies, or books I had watched or read, as well as characters I developed in my own head. These were not limited in terms of gender or even species. My favorite games used to be all variety of what I guess would be called “Let’s Pretend” only with exciting stuff happening, instead of just pretending to “play house.”

    I still like to daydream, and I find that imagining myself as someone else helps me when I’m writing stories, to get into that character’s perspective in order to figure out the choices they would make. As far as reality goes, I’d like to be a better version of myself in some ways, but I’ve found that as I’ve gotten older (more mature?) I’ve become more comfortable with the “real” me.

  4. I have never dreamed of being a better version of myself, oddly enough. In some odd sense I think I’m lacking in envy, as I have never dreamed of being another man, either. 

  5. No.  I’m think I’m too busy strugging with the me that I am. Writing this comment made me imagine being a number of different people, famous and not.I  think I’ll just stick with what I’ve got to work with, lol.

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