Escapism has often been praised for its value to humanity. After all, don't family vacations, movies, story books, and other leisure activities help remove us from the stress of our daily lives? Doesn't escaping the stress of our daily lives add to the quality and length of our lives? Actually no! "Escapism" in general does very little good and very much harm. Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with that family vacation, but the true danger lies in the paradoxical nature of escapism. Life is a paradox, and if you haven't figured that out yet then maybe you have spent too much time away from reality. Quite frankly, "Escapism" destroys more lives, and relationships than it has been praised to have improved.
Escapism robs us of psychological maturity and much wisdom.