Apparently, daydreaming causes unhappiness. No wonder that is why I’ve been depressed all this time! The study goes on to add:
“The research using iPhone apps show that mind wandering directly affects the mood of a person. Day dreaming about positive things may improve the happiness little, but dreaming about unpleasant things causes a 20 percent dip.”
Well, who the hell would daydream about negative things? The whole point of daydreaming is…you’re leaving your crappy, reality-based life for a moment and daydreaming about something delightful, something fantastical. Unlike sleep dreams, daydreaming is controlled by the person. Sometimes scientists just waste a lot of time and money on pointless studies. Daydreaming saved me from the unpleasant, long rides to campus or dreary 8:30am classes. Seriously, scientists, how about you find out why you’re the least interesting group of people on the planet (even though you’re so good at understanding so many fascinating things)!