What is the name (medical/psychological term?) for this feeling that "my life been a dream since that one event several years ago"?
One fine morning about 20 years ago, when I was barely 10 years old, I was shaken awake by a cousin with the news that Rajiv Gandhi had been assassinated
. It was shocking news, sure, but nothing traumatic for me personally. A little more than one year after that, my father was murdered. The case has remained unsolved. I can't pinpoint exactly when, but at some point after that I started getting this weird feeling that my life has been a dream ever since the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. It is not something that happens all the time, just once in a while.
I was reminded of this while reading a sidebarred comment
from a mefite who has had the same sort of feeling since Katrina.
Is it a common thing? Is there a name for this condition, if it is indeed a condition?
To be clear, I do not actually believe that I am in some Matrix/Inception sort of life. It is just a vague feeling that I get occasionally.