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Are people becoming addicted to fantasy lives?

  1. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    Are people becoming addicted to fantasy lives?

    between celebrity following, religion and cravings to be wealthy, it seems a lot of people want things that either aren't real or are more of a fantasy then a reality, is this due to laziness or are people just fed up with the lives they live or what?

  2. PAPA-BEAR profile image61
    PAPA-BEARposted 6 years ago

    I have been told of a young lady who was worried about going away with friends for a weekend, so she asked someone to go onto her computer and feed her make believe dog. She felt guilty at leaving it. Sad.

  3. CarltheCritic1291 profile image74
    CarltheCritic1291posted 6 years ago

    Hmmm... Good question, I believe it is both in a way. Some people just want a life of a celebrity because they want their own house maid to pick up after them and sometimes some people just desire a better life than the one they had.
      I know that when I was younger, I had live under a bridge with my family, instead of a house, and had to go from street to street looking for loose change, and all this time I was always wishing for something more. I had eventually became lucky with a minor fortune, and eventually moved out of that bridge, but I had still wanted more (when you live poorly for so long you tend to do so) and I had favored the life of a celebrity, but sometimes I had to snap back into reality. I hope this helps answer your question, it's really a good one and I'm glad you asked it.

  4. JDeAngelis profile image60
    JDeAngelisposted 6 years ago

    People become addicted to everything whether it be cigarettes, video games, sex or procrastinating.

    It is not just fantasy that people are addicted to, it is the escape from reality or from their work and commitments.

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    Dandraposted 6 years ago

    Yep. They're being brainwashed by money making corporations. Haha.

  6. bethperry profile image93
    bethperryposted 6 years ago

    I'm not sure about fantasy per se, but I do feel there is a growing trend of folks living viscerally off people they see in reality shows.

  7. NorthEast Timber profile image60
    NorthEast Timberposted 6 years ago

    I don't think its as bad as you might think.  How many people do you personally know who are that way.  Of course we hear about it second hand, and we can assume a person is that way, but unless you have proof positive, most people are as normal as you.  You always hear the worse case scenario.  There's always a few wackos, but if you don't know of anyone, your friends don't know of anyone, what you think is the result of gossip and media hype.  Normalcy doesn't sell.  I'd say most live in the here and now.  As far as seeking wealth?  What's wrong with wanting more?  Wealthy people provide jobs, support the poor, etc.  Give your fellow man credit for at least being half as smart as you are.

  8. puddingicecream profile image75
    puddingicecreamposted 6 years ago

    It's an escape from their own lives, which may or may not necessarily be lives that they want. It's something different from what they're in. But that fantasy life might not actually be something they truly want. Just the tingle of a fantasy.

  9. WindMaestro profile image61
    WindMaestroposted 6 years ago

    To bring up another point, I think people are becoming way too addicted to mmorpgs, or massive multi-player online role playing games, such as World of Warcraft. And, by the way, religion isn't a fantasy life, it is actually part of our real lives, just so you know.
    And for celebrity following and cravings to be wealthy, people aren't being lazy, they just want a change from their seemingly mundane lives. Change excites people, and often, we do not realize how much we have, so we do not know what it is like to be without it. When we finally lose these things, the world finally becomes more real. Do you think the people in Joplin Missouri are living fantasy lives? Or what about New Orleans, after Katrina? I don't think so.
    I do not live in a fantasy life, I follow God, but to me, God is true, and a fact of life. I'm not saying that goes for everybody else, but to me, he is. I know what is true, what is real, who I love, and I do not take anything for granted. I live every day like it is my last, from one day to the next, because after all, we do not know how long we have.

  10. MOEFLATS profile image73
    MOEFLATSposted 6 years ago

    With all the government/media attempts to indoctrinate us with a fake and fear-based reality..........I say that it is better to believe in one's own reality instead of the mandated reality assaulting our ears all day long.

  11. Ken Barton profile image58
    Ken Bartonposted 6 years ago

    This isn't anything new, unfortunately.  I grew up living in front of the TV, and now kids are growing up in front of the Play-Stations, Wii's, and Computer Social Networks.  Black berries, cell-phones, ipod's, all take away from direct human interactions.

    I use to work with a guy who never watched TV and had never seen even our older classics I grew up loving like MASH, Hogan's Hero's, and Baa Baa Black Sheep.  He told me something that has stuck with me ever since, "While you're watching TV dreaming about life, I'm out there living the life you just dream about." 

    What do we want for our kids today? To grow up dreaming about living . . . or "Living Life to the Fullest?" 

    It's up to the parents out there to decide the direction their children go forward doing.

  12. American View profile image61
    American Viewposted 6 years ago

    They want the lives they see on these reality TV shows

  13. Joan1 profile image58
    Joan1posted 6 years ago

    The grass is always greener on the other side.
    It is only natural for us to have dreams.
    I think the difference in people that makes dreaming bad is that many people rather keep on dreaming, being too scared to go for their dreams.

    Look at parents who force their kids to fullfil their own dreams, the dreams they were too scared and passive to go for themselves.
    Very sad.