Escapism – Why I write it

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Hi, Gang. Craig here again, and I have a little different topic for you today. I’m fairly sure everything I’ve ever written could be considered escapism to one degree or another. Let’s talk about that.

escapism:

• the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.

That’s a fair definition. In many cases, escapism gets a bad rap. People use terms like, derivative, unrealistic, or waste of time when talking about escapism.

It might be somewhat true. You could spend what few spare hours you have working the food bank, cleaning up plastics, or creating an app that resembles TV Guide, but displays everything across multiple platforms.

The fact is that we can’t work all the time. Our brains need downtime. You can fill that any way that makes you happy. Maybe you plant a garden, or something.

If there was…

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