We have this notion that being who we are not is a bad thing. And for the most part, I’d agree with you…
But not always.
Sometimes we need a break from reality. A chance to escape into another world. Another life.
This is why things like RPG’s (role-playing games) and video games are so popular with kids. They allow you a chance to be someone else for a short amount of time.
Now, I’m NOT saying that guys should go get a second family in another city, or have a secret life that their family and friends don’t know about. I’m talking about a healthy, relaxing, thing.
Yesterday I had the chance to do just that. I, and 3 other friends went to the PA Renaissance Faire. We’ve gone in the past, but this year, Jordan’s uncle hooked us up with costumes. So we went as 4 pirates.
It was a blast.
We played characters, interacted with people, and had a great time.
It was a fun way to just forget the outside world and instead join in the merriment of the day.
Everyone needs something to allow them to escape for a bit. Forget reality. Games and days like yesterday are mine. What are yours?