Friday, October 28, 2016
It is commonly stated that certain activities, namely such things as TV, or video games, are distractions that prevent one from pursuing their true dreams, and that too much time spent with them can prevent a certain commitment towards furthering oneself along a path that one would most aspire to. Given, however, the reality of pursuing dreams ultimately leading to a sort of existential despair and hopelessness - what with the largely futile nature of dreams - one wonders if, perhaps, these distractions are not preventing one from pursuing their dreams, but are merely preventing one from accepting that said dreams are toast. In which case, by living vicariously through said creations, we merely substitute existential despair with existential longing. Neither, of course, is enjoyable.