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Against Escapism

The issue with fleeing reality into video games, sci-fi and fantasy novels

Escapism is one of the major issues plaguing young white men. Hardly any young white man is not a gamer of some sort. If not a gamer, he immerses himself in board games and novels of fantasy or sci-fi. The more disciplined and intelligent of them might use this to develop some skills, such as the boy who learns to build computers and learns to code to better run his games, or the boy who reads sci-fi and becomes interested in physics and technology and starts reading actual scientific works or developing rudimentary technical skills. But these are far and few between, the vast majority are passive consumers. As in anything, the majority is passive and a few are born to be more skilled, ambitious and to achieve more and strive higher. This is exactly why a society needs guidance and institutions to maintain social cohesion. Leave individuals on their own and some few will still have achievements, overcoming all obstacles, and others will end up weighing in at 200kg unable to leave their house.

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