I think it is mostly a Sri Lankan thing. Most of us live in denial. In made up worlds. Fake realities. I know lots of people in my life do that. I wonder why. I try to live with my feet on the ground in the hard cold reality. I think that is the wrong way to live.
I realized this recently while watching a NCIS episode. Agent DiNozzo was talking about how he has given a veggie to a kid in in high school only to realize later that he was the one who receive it.
I know lots of people in my life (parents, siblings, friends both male and female, relatives) who live in made up realities. As it is known by everyone if one is telling a made up story enough times, it become a reality in their minds as well as the people who heard it. Is it lying? May be or may be not. As the video clip states, it may be making things easier. Running away from our own lives is the easiest way yo live. What if (YES WHAT IF)…everyone lives in reality instead.
It is not only in the personal lives, we Sri Lankan live obliviously in our own made up realities specially in social and public lives. When will you wake up??