Daydream believers

'Stop daydreaming and pay attention!'


My school-teachers' refrain still elicits a dark brew of rage when I think about it.

'Daydreamers' are often shamed. They are painted as lazy time-wasters who sit 'catching flies' instead of charging around in a storm of busyness, pretending to be important like any decent person should.

However, inch by inch, I feel the dreamers among us are finally beginning to get recognition for having the upper hand after all.

You only have to look at the blue-sky thinking rooms that some companies have set up, where employees go to furiously try and daydream, to see that a well-developed imagination is something to be prized.

In my opinion, daydreaming classes should definitely be added to the National curriculum.