Why You Need To Read Escapism Fantasy?
- Author Brian Gill
- Published April 6, 2023
- Word count 687
A temporary reprieve from everyday life and its stresses can be found in a good fantasy story.
It's natural to feel overwhelmed by life's challenges and problems at times. It's simple to see why so many people seek solace in fantasy novels, which can whisk them away from their troubles and into a different and magical world.
There are times when it may seem as though the problems and difficulties of the world are completely insurmountable. Again it's not so hard to see why so many people seek solace in works of fantasy literature; reading them helps them to temporarily escape the challenges of real life and immerse themselves in a different world for a while. Because of this, a significant number of individuals go to works of fantasy fiction for comfort.
The allure of escapism is obvious: it provides an opportunity to escape from one's worries, if only temporarily. If you're going through a rough patch in life, you might be tempted to curl up with a good fantasy novel and forget about your problems for a while. This won't be the worse thing you could do, that's for sure.
Anyone dealing with mental health difficulties like depression, anxiety, or stress might benefit greatly from escapism. Reading a fantasy novel is a great way to escape the reader's own thoughts for a while and transport them to another world where they may lose themselves in the story.
Yet, folks with mental health problems aren't the only ones who can benefit from escapism. Everyone may benefit from taking a mental vacation from their hectic lives and recharging their batteries this way. Nonetheless, there are many who believe that escaping reality isn't productive and should be avoided since it serves more as an excuse than a remedy for stress. Spending some time in a fantastical world once in a while may be beneficial, but only if the risks are understood and embraced.
Furthermore, literature's fictive worlds provide a window into otherwise inaccessible locations and a myriad of different types of people. They are a welcome respite from the stress and routine of everyday life. Your loved ones may comment; you have our eternal gratitude and respect for doing it.
Escapism may do more than just provide a break from the pressures of everyday problems about life; it can also be used for a personal self-reflection. As reading a fantasy story has no practical consequences, or, for that matter even responsibility as we are free to experience the whole range of human emotions, from unfettered excitement to the depths of sadness or to the heights of joy.
When we allow ourselves to get immersed in a fantasy narrative, we may discover a great deal not just about ourselves but also about our world around us. The operation of societies, the ways in which individuals respond to conflict and adversity, and the ways in which ideas and ideals have an effect on the world are all at our fingertips for us to minutely analyze.
As an added bonus, sharing our love of stories with other readers may be simpler if we read fantasy. It's common knowledge that fantasy readers have a special bond with such literature. Reading and discussing works of fantasy greatly improves our chances of connecting with like-minded people.
But, avoiding issues by hiding out is never a wise plan. We will inevitably be confronted with the reality of the world and the threats that lie ahead. But, getting away from our usual routine could provide us the refreshed energy and clarity we need to tackle these issues front on.
In sum, fantasy stories are a great way to take your mind off of your problems for a while. It opens doors to new experiences, relationships, and opportunities that would normally be out of reach in our regular lives. It might help you view things in a different perspective and introduce you to others who share your interest in imagination and learning. We need to remember to use escapism judiciously and come back to daily reality if we want to face our challenges with fresh strength and perspective.
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