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Why Live In Fantasy When You can get What You Want Now?

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-UixQ348r0
 
Ever Wanted To be Somebody Else?
The whole superhero cartoon/comics/Hollywood industry is built on this concept. They prey on the weak minded. Escapism is the name.
This desire to be another is a form of running away. The ever unpopular nerd, heavily addicted to role-playing games, is a perfect example of this. Imagine the character Clarke, escaping into superman costume in his head righting the wrongs.
To experience the negative effects of shrinking away from reality you don’t have to fly too far. It comes in many forms, some rather subtle, and prevents us from doing what we need to do to improve the circumstances of our real lives.

Whenever you fly into fantasy you are trying to avoid your “real self” because it poses some kind of challenge in real life, something you don’t want to face. Pretty crazy stuff. That way of attempting to negate our personal responsibility and to avoid the discomfort of existential pains or things that are beyond control. We are ultimately responsible for all the decisions that we make and the actions that we take, but living in a fantasy world is a way of absolving ourselves of the consequences of our actions. When you escape you no longer have problems and don’t have to face realities.
Achieving Goals Vs Fantasy World
Ever wonder why New Year resolutions never pan out. Most people plan but it never comes to pass. They are masters at creating a fantasy goal but are really bad at follow through. Excess planning is another form of escapism. Most people that succeed proceed to action with little or no information. However, when a fantasist creates life goals they can’t avoid but to engage in fantasy about how, when and where they will be a year from now. Fantasy world rarely disappoints except when time passes and you don’t do anything.
Oops There Goes Gravity!
Life has a way of waking you up. Take the guy who imagines and visualizes himself being an alpha male approaching women and sweeping them off their feet. Then goes to a club and see that, not only he can’t use his fancy talk there because of the loud music but also women are so distracted they barely pay attention. Reality hits him and withdraws and crawls back home. That’s how most fantasist operate. The drum up another fantasy and they go at it again. It could be an addiction.
Take Time Off!
What’s your favourite activity? I know mine is soccer. I gotta read the news all the time and keep up with my favourite team. I know it is fantasy. Sometimes I spend way too much time on it. I love reading about it. Again, I always was a wanna be athlete. I get to live that fantasy through others. I need to get off it.
What’s your favourite time-consuming activity? Lay off it ...for a while! See what happens in your life. See what happens when you can’t play “Call of Duty” for a week. See how much time you have and how much you can get done with all that time. A friend of mine got a degree by studying during his commute time. Most people commute with an android and some video game. How about doing something real with that time. How about approaching one girl every time you commute, start a random conversation with one girl every time you go on that train. Many things can be done in that spare time you save by being in fantasy.
 
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