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ZetaTalk: Escape Reality
Note: written on Apr 15, 1999

Particularly in times of increasing anxiety, with rapid change and uncertainty, people look for security. They look for something that is a shortcut, something that they hadn't noticed before, a road they can quickly run down, something that is a quick answer. Frequently this solution entails the desire to change reality, to have a wish become reality, and is expressed as a statement that man can create his own reality, his own Universe. Unfortunately, this is not the case. If this were the case, humans would be able to change their circumstances today. People are in devastating circumstances - injured, crippled for life, starving, born with defects, developing illnesses, with economic hardships that are intractable, with a lack of opportunities, and watching their loved ones wither. They cannot change this by wishing. If this were true, why is it that humans all share the same reality. If reality changed because someone wished it to be so, this would not be the case. This is not the way to deal with anxieties. It is an understandable escape attempt, but simply not a road that anyone should put their energy into.

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