“Escape from the reality, but never forget that you’re only a guest in your fantasy land”.
Don’t you love living in a fantasy world where there are no restrictions whatsoever? Many of us love to take some time off from this busy world and explore an imaginary land inside our mind. Too much of denial of realistic world and escaping the existing realities of life and being lost in your own reverie is called “escapism”. When there are those difficult times where we are unable to cope up with the harsh realities of life, it is natural to fantasize about things which are almost impossible to occur in real life. Although, it’s important you don’t entirely dissociate from the outside world.
There are plenty of good reasons why you must avoid living in your imaginary land and pay attention to your real life as well as real people around you. How do you think you’re going to reach your goals? It’s not like one day you’ll wake up and it’ll be like oh! There you have it. Everything you’ve ever wanted is just in front of you. No, it doesn’t work like that. You have to earn it. Certainly, nothing will be served to you on a plate, you gotta work hard.
It also highly affects your social relations especially for young adults for whom it is a time to build a career. If you’re never interacting with the your fellow humans then it’ll affect your inter-personal relationships in a negative way. So, escapism can cause an enormous damage to your life as a whole. Also, the people who practice escapism tend to be a lot more depressed. It’s not at all surprising because there’s a greater chance that you’d tend to feel lonely when you’re lost in your own world. There’s really nobody to accompany you, except your thoughts and self-made characters.
So why would you need escapism to escape the real life? It’s going to make things a lot worse so I’d say just try to limit your time and always remember to buy a return ticket to reality after visiting your fantasy land.