Have you ever heard of NERO?
It is a game. A role playing game. Similar to Dungeons and Dragons. Husband and I watched a documentary on the people who participate in this game. And we laughed.
Even though it wasn't really funny.
I had to ask my husband if these were real people--not actors. Not like the office. These are real people and they really are taking part in a documentary.
"The object of the game is to capture or kill as many undead lizard people and then turn them back into regular lizard people."
or Husband's favorite: "I really don't have anything better to do with my time or money, so I do this." (speaking of making little magic packets out of fabric and birdseed.)
The thing that every single one of these people have in common is a desire to escape from real life and be someone completely different for a weekend. Or on a daily basis. And some take that more seriously than others.
And it kind of makes me sad that there are SO many people out there that hate their lives so much that they want to create a new one in a world that doesn't exist.
It also makes me incredibly grateful that even though I have bad days, I don't really want to create a new life for myself. I'm quite pleased with the one I already have.