I mentioned the other day an idea and belief of mine to my family and I feel it bares repeating.
Imagination is necessary for a full life and healthy mind. I cannot imagine living a life without my imaginary life with figures from history in a romanticized version that I create and control of course. I have created people from scratch or are inspired by other's fictional characters. These people make me laugh, cry, make me roll my eyes and smile. Imagination makes life so much more fun.