Is it dangerous to dream of another life all the time?
Nothing within your thoughts and dreams is dangerous unless it becomes obsessive, I think. Dreaming of other lives, whether it’s another life in the future or another life at this moment, is what keeps me going. Recently I have been (obsessively) reading, research related, about particular physical processes and pathways in the body. Career-wise, hadn’t I become an artist, I would definitely get involved in scientific research related to either that or to psychology.
I find it fascinating that something as mysterious as the human brain, happiness and behaviour can partially be studied and represented in models and statistics, but also how limited these tools can be at times. These ideas became a central topic in one of my projects: so other lives can definitely be integrated into current life or art-practice.
Does change improve my life?
The ideal would be to live according to this quote (I mostly fail to do so):
“You are so young, so before all beginning, and I want to beg you, as much as I can, to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves—like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. The point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” Rainer Maria Rilke
No. But I have to say, I sometimes truly wish I believed in something. This question reminds me of a quote by Dostoevsky in the Brothers Karamazov.
“For socialism is not merely the labor question, it is before all things the atheistic question, the question of the form taken by atheism to-day, the question of the tower of Babel built without God, not to mount to heaven from earth but to set up heaven on earth.”
Based on the type of questions you ask, it seems like you could use a proper conversation. Hit me up, I will buy you a couple of drinks:) 🍻