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    Hi,
    I'll keep it short.
    The other day I had a raging imaginary debate with Ed Miliband apropos statutory regulation, I got extremely irritated at a point as Ed tried to close me down through use of emotional appeals drawing on hacking victims etc.
    Anyway, I was quite clear that I opposed the Royal Charter that he and Cleggers have put forward and went through the main reasons I opposed them (laws already in place, question of enforcement etc)... Anyway, the point is I got quite into this imaginary debate and got quite annoyed as a result.
    I also quite often have imaginary conversations with a teacher, for instance, in which he may crack a joke. As a result, I smile and people look at me asking why I am suddenly smiling. Rather than explain to them that a real teacher cracked an imaginary joke in an imaginary conversation, I usually just make up a reason.
    I am not completely bonkers though I am a tad 'off-beat' so to speak.

    Is this something everyone does or should I be worried?
    I have done this for most of my life, I'm pretty sure a certain family member does also.

    Thanks
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    I do very similar things. I don't think it's that weird or worrying, especially because you know it is imaginary. It's only really a problem if you genuinely believe it's real and/or it starts taking over your life.
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    Don't worry! I always have imaginary arguments/debates with people I know in real life.
    As the 3rd poster said though,as long as its not taking over your life and you know its just pretend, there's nothing wrong.
 
 
 
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