I know when I am sad. I know when I am frustrated. I know when I am angry. I do what I can to try and deal with these feelings in a thoughtful and creative manner. Unfortunately, many folks do not seem to have the capacity to properly express their emotions and thought processes in a constructive manner. I find folks often just ignoring their issues and turning to escapism.
It's not that escapism is in and of itself a bad thing. But I feel that my contemporaries use escapism as an excuse not to deal with what's truly bothering them. I don't mean to sound judgmental, but I truly feel that people need to go out and get constructive, creative hobbies, not sit around watching television or playing video games.
Entertainment is all well and good. I partake in plenty of it. It's just that everyone needs to escape, but also everyone needs to actually sit down and reflect. Keeping a journal, even if you don't consider yourself much of a writer, is important. Some form of art is good, too. One needs to find a creative outlet, whatever it is. If you have to escape, a TV show, movie, or video game isn't terrible in moderation. Books are far better. Reading is far better for your mind, because reading forces you to use it!
I feel like too many people, though, are still in states of melancholy even after partaking in ritualistic escapism and this makes me very sad. I am not feeling in a state of melancholy.
I am sad that other people are sad and simply refuse to admit it. I am open for hugs!
Love you all! XOXO