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The Downfall of Vicarious Living

TV is a distraction from reality.  So are video games, books, Internet, and social media.  We consume these things mostly for entertainment but also because they allow us pass time and dream.

But the content becomes dangerous when we actually start thinking that’s how life actually works. 

It turns out that life is much harder than what appears on screen.  You’ve got to work for things, and so does everyone else.  Every human is fallible even though the people you admire want you thinking their life is 100% glamorous.  

Perfection is a script to be unfollowed.  How you react to the demands of daily life determines the real person you become.    

 

By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.