Yes, I love chocolate. It tastes good and stuff. But no, it doesn’t calm me down when I’m pissed, it doesn’t make me feel better/stronger/happier/whatever. But I do really (really) appreciate eating it at times. When I do, I’m not concerned about the bad grades I got in last tests, how my skin looks too dry and I need really to hydrate it better. Traffic is not a struggle, politics does no harm, that nice guy that just doesn’t text me if I don’t do it first disappears. My concentration revolves around chewing that adorable cocoa derivate, and maybe rambling a bit, while ‘What a wonderful world’ plays around, butterflies come, sun shines and the world’s happy.
No, don’t question my mind health. I’m perfectly sane.
Distractions are a part of our daily routine. And we’re so attached to it that my phylosophical description of eating a mere chocolate probably made you wonder why I’m so weird – and how much kilos I weight. 😀
Cinemas are a nice place to go. Those amazing enourmous high-definition screens, combined with the comfortable armchair, seems to take us to a whole new world, where witches exist and go to special schools to know how to handle with the dark magics, dwarves fight elves to defend their lands and pretty girls live adorable love stories when a guy comes from anywhere and saves her from all.
And when the movie is over, sometimes the story was so stunting you find it hard coming back to the real life. You flew away from reality for a while. Just like happens when I get some chocolate.
Everyone has his/her favorite way for real-life escapism. Eating, going to the cinema, playing games. We all enjoy it to an extent – some use it just for time pass, others might find in it a relief. And why do we do so? Certainly, life is not always that simple. There are problems, bills to pay, people to handle, and a non count sort of issues that can complicate our existence – and make us feel bad. In those cases, a joy distraction takes you away from all these sources of concern, and that’s something most of us will look for.
Those escapes have a value. They might be necessary and good at times. Anyone struggling in his/her own problems and not taking a break from them will probably get more stressed than someone who finds a way out. Nonetheless, running away from troubles is never a solution, specially when you decorate them with actions that pretend they do not exist. So, one of the incognites in life’s equation is to deal our own problems without letting them turn living into a nightmare, nor turning back to them and look for loopholes to get away.
Solving this equation is another problem. Get all ready.