Jan 26, 2010

Delusion vs. Illusion

"No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities." Bovee, Christian Nevell

I just realized how delusion plays a big factor in happinesss after reading this note. We might not be aware of it but we are actually playing with it. But how can you tell delusion from Illusion cause you might think that delusion are only for people who are mentally challenge or psychotic. Your wrong.

By definition, delusion is thinking of something made out of something. So how does this work. Example, your holding a piece of paper but your saying that it is a cash when in fact its not.

How does that apply in your daily life. Let's say your thinking of a good day and problem free in the whole day when you know that problems occur from different angels in a day. Those are positive delusions. But if your thinking that your friend is a monster and he's gonna bite you that you want to kill him, thats psychotic my friend. You should be scared.

Illusion on the other hand is thinking of something out of nothing. Like your saying your holding a cash when in fact your holding nothing. On your routine life, you might think that you have a lot of money to compensate something or think that you dont feel pain. Thats triggered because of emotion which becomes despair. BUt it can be dangerous sometimes as well.

Now how are you going to distinguish a day dream from delusion to illusion. Easy. Lets state for an example that its about your crush.

It becomes delusional when your seeing your crush and your thinking that he's gonna approach you and talk to you.

Now it becomes illusion when your thinking that your crush is coming near you when in fact there's none.

Got the thought?

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