America: The Culture of Escapism


Over the last several months I have been working on a project titled “Escapism EP” and it is inspired by the realization that I used drug and entertainment as escapism. Upon further introspection I realized that this problem is a symptom of a much bigger and hidden disease that not only affects me, but the culture as a whole.

Before I delve deeper, let me say I am not against having fun. There’s a time and a place for fun, but I feel that for a lot of people that time is nearly all the time. That over time people use drug, entertainment, and sex as a life escape rather than a life enhancer, which it ideally should be.

Today, people worship the people or things that can take them away from the reality. Actors, Musicians, Sports Stars, YouTube, Video Games, T.V. make ridiculous amount of money because they help us forget the current situation. Take the edge off. This becomes unhealthy when all our mass media outlets are about the Kardashian’s or some sex scandal involving our favorite actors.

While chasing the American Dream at what point should we wake up and chase reality instead?

  Those are just my thoughts. What do you think?  Leave a comment below.

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3 thoughts on “America: The Culture of Escapism

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  2. Tend to agree, escapism is too prevalent but entertainment does not have to be this way. It can be inspiring and provocative. Imagine if the hollywood blockbusters were dealing with issues of real import in a compelling and engaging way.

    1. Right, im wondering is there a way to balence. Is it corporation fault for only broadcasting such info or is it the consumer base as a whole for throwing their money at these things. Guess we’ll never truly know

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