Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Escape From Reality?

I wasn't going to post anything right now. It's late, I'm tired, and I don't feel like writing anything (even though I've got blog post ideas up the wazoo). But I got to thinking, what if this blog were my livelihood? (thank God it's not!), and it were my duty to post constantly to keep food on the table (I love food, don't you? Of course I love it too much, but that's another post), would I be escaping from reality if I slacked off to do something some might consider escapist?

And what is escaping from reality anyway? Certainly the abuse of drugs and alcohol qualify, but what else fits the category? Video games? TV viewing? Reading trashy novels? Is it okay to escape once in a while? How about more frequently than that? Is it always wrong or just wrong if you seek such escape chronically? Or is it not wrong at all?

If you could escape reality by transferring yourself (your consciousness) into a happy virtual world, where no worries or cares would ever haunt you again, would you do it?

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