Escapism

3 years, 1 month ago

Is it unhealthy?

February 25, 2012 at 2:57 pm

You must sign in or join to reply!

1
Profile photo of Jason Jason (@thinknowlivenow) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

If it prevents and/or hinders progress, I would say yes. Escapism is at its worst when people start living in circles, taking up things like drinking and over-socialization to help soothe the symptoms of a deep issue rather than confronting it head on. People who work dead end jobs to pay for things they don’t need tend to follow this pattern.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

You’ll never survive without hate. The misconception nowadays – Love means hate and love together. Aaaand it’s finished.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Auston Auston (@baptiste) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

love does not mean hate. and you can easily survive without hate. Just like the monks who dedicate their life to peace, you can dedicate yourself to a life without hate.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

Auston, there’s a reason why the monks are not among wild animals who eat human flesh. :)

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Peter Peter (@searchingforthetruth) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

Escapism is natural. You “escape” reality every time you watch television, drive a car and forget the last mile you drove..or day dream.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

@Peter Nothing is more natural than tv and cars haha

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Peter Peter (@searchingforthetruth) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

Hahah true.. maybe natural in our technological society. I think one should practice more of recognizing every time they do escape…I can definitely see the benefits in that.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of hannahjl hannahjl (@hannahjl) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

I think escapism can be healthy if it isn’t overused. For example, it can good to ‘escape’ into a book when you feel overwhelmed as long as you don’t use it as a substitute for dealing with real life. Escapism can come very naturally for some people as a part of who they are (e.g. Introverts) and therefore it’s healthy in cases like that.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Dreamer Dreamer (@heartbeat) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

@unstoppableobject, If you do it too much it results in trouble in real life, but there are people who make a living out of escapism, like artists for example, they escape life to find creativity inside. If you escape life once in a while I think it’s actually healthy because you don’t get caught up in the daily routine, the daily motion, and you can start your engine all fresh again. It’s like going on a vacation to recharge your battery. If you do it once in a while it has its benefits.

[Hidden]
Reply to this topic
Click here to join the our site-wide 30 Day Dream Journaling Challenge! Challenge Yourself

More Posts Like This

1

Profile photo of sian Book Slop

Introduction We have trouble telling the truth on a number of occasions, and resisting the arrest of our lies has become increasingly difficult over the years. It’s become taboo to speak our minds, and it’s become...

3
1

Profile photo of Campfirecowboy Happiness?

Is nirvana remotely possible for human beings? I’ve often been thinking about how happiness can become an everyday thing… and most of the time, it seems utterly impossible. How can someone be ultimately...

4
2

Profile photo of sian Where do you go?

When you die, where do you go? I mean sure you no longer interact with that which is (depending on your perspective)…but where do “you” go. Is it possible for you to escape the cosmos…and if yes...

8
1

Profile photo of Campfirecowboy The Big Bang Theory Is Wrong

Every single individual atom is alive with a unique consciousness Your mind is the ruler of these atoms, whatever you think attracts certain atoms with a similar vibration and motivates them to carry on life processes...

21
48

Profile photo of M4G1C LOG1C14N [HE 30 Day Challenge] March ’15 – Dream Journaling!

Is everyone super zen from last month’s meditation challenge? I hope so :) The challenge for March is dream journaling! Dream journaling is the practice of writing down your dreams immediately upon waking (before...

111
5

Profile photo of Ellie What do you Fear?

As I was reading posts and responding to them I decided I wanted to get some input from you all on a topic that I toil over quite often. Everywhere I look I see things like “conquer your fears”, “fear...

34
3

Profile photo of isthisreal Traveling on a budget?

I’m a broke ass college student but I NEED to leave this city this summer. Maybe pack up the car or save up enough for a one way ticket? Anybody else feeling restless? Any tips on how to travel VERY cheap? thanks...

1
2

Profile photo of LVX Quotes

Genius seeks continuously, comprehends thoroughly, contemplates passionately, and then disagrees entirely.

1
3

Profile photo of LVX The KABALAH!

Since all the threads I have found on this subject are old, I felt the need to make a fresh one dedicated to this most awesome system of ‘Life’ study. Those who wonder what it is, please ask, and those who...

79
2

Profile photo of LVX Does everything we do ripple across the universe?

I often wonder if through all the song lyrics and every passage in a book that seems to transforms into a voice sitting infront of me, staring me in the eyes, and talking to me alone in the world, I wonder if that voice...

1
1

Profile photo of LVX Lucid dreaming books

Anybody have any suggestions for a lucid dreaming book for a beginner?

1
1

Profile photo of LVX Ever spent hours trying to find something do?

I usually am a very decisive person. Though I occasionally find it very difficult to find an activity that suits my interests when I’m in the mood of doing something fun. I recently discovered a very good app for...

4
3

Profile photo of Franco Lucien Null Physics

So, from what I have learned in the past year the concept of nothing exists in relation to the concept of something. If nothing exists, then something therefore must exist. And if something exist, vice versa, nothing...

20
1

Profile photo of boobookitty Meditation

What is Vipassana? I want know more about it

1
1

Profile photo of Franco Lucien New Fitness Instagram biggy_bates

Hey guys, this is kind of stupid but I just made an Instagram page for my fitness journey. One of my goals is to make it big in the fitness world and Instagram is great when it comes to publicity. It’s also kind of...

1