“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
I love Dr Seuss. I agree that escapism is healthy – we need it to survive and I practice escapism all the time. However – acknowledging reality can also be about survival. It is important to choose when to fantasize and when to know your going over the tipping point.
I have just read some of the work by John Casti, Phd. Casti is a systems guy who likes to look at both reality and fantasy. He looks at large systems and understands how they behave, particularly why they sometimes go over the tipping point and what we can do to prevent it.
He calls his idea the complexity gap – something that we should all know about. The basic principle is the system being managed has to … Read the rest