WHEN REALITY STRIKES A CHORD!
How would one define reality? What does it mean in context? Many of us have used the word: reality, realism, today, ‘for reals,’ and various other terms that are diversified throughout the world. We encounter several of these words in a different parallel universe altogether. You may have understood the gist of what I am trying to argue about and some may still try to fathom what it generally means. To be honest, ‘realism’ is a word that many undergraduates use to describe ‘the present’ which could also be understood as ‘the present-day society of nowadays.’ It has been broadly described as the movement of the modern era to the futuristic advancements in time. However, realism does not only accentuate the natural settings of the world, but it recaptures the entire aspect of what society is striving to become, not to mention what people are trying to achieve in their lives.
Sadly though, when we come to think of it we notice that the world despite its wonderous glory is in palpable shame and this ‘modern era’ is truly at degradation when we look at it. Looking all around I see individuals who want an escape, who want nothing more than escapism from the reality of this harsh world. The result? The solution? Alcohol, drugs, and sex have become a means of escape. The pressure you see today is not what it was before; everything in this world weighs in competition, it weighs in misunderstanding and it weighs mainly only trying to succeed in being the best. The world has lost and won differences, battling transitions and even overcoming unconventionality.
However, why if we have won? Why escape? Aren’t we happy in the world? This escapism is a recurring theme in society. People find means and ways to escape because what they do with themselves or how they conduct their lives does not make them happy; they are forced and pushed into a society where they are robots they become the monsters who are disgraceful and unethical. It creates a turbulent disaster within ourselves and often people have nervous breakdowns, therefore people often escape reality, because they tend to despise it and cannot live with what they see.
It is not about being a bad or good human. It is about trying to understand one’s plight and having to understand many people suffering in this world is unaccountable for and still, we see people yearning for that peace of mind in an imaginary world where they are not judged, criticized nor are they tampered with. It’s about trying to realize why people do what they do and why they cannot be happy. Being forced into a world where monsters and demons run out to play is eventually the hardest part of life, whether you may like it or not.
Hence the struggle of escapism, whether you are at home, out in the world or even a student we are watched and when reality strikes a chord, the moment we recognize it. We run away. We never want to be in the same room as something that injures our morality, self-dignity and pride. Do we?