Friday, June 21, 2013

Escape From Reality

           We do not seek authenticity rather we seek to experience an ideal fantasy through which to escape from our reality. Most little girls grow up fascinated with Disney princesses such as Cinderella, Ariel, and Belle. To fulfill the desire to share their lavish life style many little girls sit in front of a television replaying their favorite movie while dressed in a princess custom. Little boys watch superhero movies such as Spiderman or Ironman and imagine themselves as the superhero that is beating all the bad guys and soaring through air.

Just as little kids seek and discover adventure and happiness in their movies, adults immerse themselves in films, endless video games, or even books to even if for a little while, escape from their less fulfilled life. Not to say that everyone is unhappy with his or her lives but it is human nature to desire more than what we have. Whether you are indulging in an action filled racecar movie with or a humorous romantic flick, we find ourselves hoping the main character wins the race or possibly the love of a man or woman as if it were our story being told. I think many of us would be angry if the main character losses to the villain because we watch movies, read books and play video games to experience the excitement and emotions that the main character experiences. Not many people would enjoy watch a movie where the main character gets the shorter end of the stick because we are forced to experience our share of failures and let down in real life.

1 comment:

  1. Late!

    Interesting thoughts, Candy. But you're missing the key aspect of this post! How does this apply to King Solomon's Mines?