Is it normal that i'm afraid of death because it'll get rid of my ideas

I have a severe fear of death, mostly caused by the knowledge that all my daydream universes & story ideas will disappear if I die. I've been told I likely suffer from maladaptive daydreaming and I agree with this, but the fear of death has started to impact day to day activities like going outside. I've been telling my friends about some details just in case and I plan on getting these down in some form or another (such as a comic or game), but real life obligations prevent me from doing anything substantial right now. I don't know how to deal with it in the meantime, but I can't be the only one.

Is It Normal?
Help us keep this site organized and clean. Thanks!
[ Report Post ]
Comments ( 5 ) Sort: best | oldest
  • On the plus side you can play with all your fantasy worlds to your hearts content and if you want to share them with other people you can and should try! Either with your own artistic talent or if that's lacking ask an artist to help bring your ideas to fruition. Look online for artist communities and ask if anyone is interested in doing a hobby project with you pitch your ideas and hang out make a new friend. Nothing bonds two people like creating together, turn this fear into some awesome motivation and drive. Because if your fear of death stems from the worry your creative works will never come to fruition its clearly a sign that theres an artist in you that isnt being Expressed.

    Its not always easy to be an artist mainly because you have to commit to it before having any proof that you're good and people will mock you for it but that shouldn't get in the way if you really want to do it then DO IT

    As you seem to know all too well you only get one life if you wanna create then do that if it makes you happy anyone that criticizes why you're wasting your time because you're not good simply explain that the process of making art makes you happy and if it turns out good that's a bonus anyone who tries to argue with that good luck to them.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • I feel the same, all my weird daydream worlds will end with my death and no-one will know.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • Yeah, most people have things they wanna do or make before they die

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • I'm sorry to break it to you but one day it'll sink in that your ideas are as good as anyone else's, and that they all die too...

    That is brutal, but it's true. I don't imagine that death is likely near for you, right?

    Comment Hidden ( show )
    • I know they're pretty normal, but they're mine. I like them, and I don't want them to disappear. That's all.

      Comment Hidden ( show )
Add A Comment