Why do we escape?
Everyone has their little escape. Whether it be drugs, alcohol, self harm, fantasies, music, video games, or something you’re super passionate about, whatever it may be, we all have it. Why do we want to forget about reality and leave for awhile? It’s because life sucks for everyone. We look for escape when we are sad, lonely, bored, stressed out, and some of us are constantly trying to get away. Personally, my main escape is the gym, why? I love working out. It makes me feel accomplished-I have done something that makes me a better me through rigorous hours of training and waking up every week day at 4am when it’s just me in the gym, you know, I do all this just to “escape”. However, recently I’ve been getting out more. I have tried drugs, I’ve also drank a few times. It doesn’t work for me and I’m happy to say that, but why does reality suck so much? Why does it drive people to suicide, the ultimate escape? I ask these questions to myself hoping personal reflection will guide me to find my answers, but as I ponder, I start to question my existence, and the greatest question of all, no not Doctor Who?, but what really is the meaning of life if all we want to do is escape it?