Citizen Tom

The Reign of Comus by Lorenzo Costa
(from Comus – Wikipedia)

Why Would Anyone Try To Escape Reality?

What is Escapism? Well, here is the definition.

Definition of escapism

: habitual diversion of the mind to purely imaginative activity or entertainment as an escape from reality or routine

Escapism | Definition of Escapism by Merriam-Webster

Is there something wrong with a party or a beach vacation? Is it wrong to watch a movie or to read an entertaining book? No, but consider the definition of rest, Rest | Definition of Rest by Merriam-Webster. We all need rest, but can we survive or prosper in a permanent state of rest and relaxation?

  • What happens when we habitually escape from reality or routine? What happens when we refuse to engage with the world as it is?
  • What happens when we believe we have the “right” to exist in a…

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