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    Something to think about from George Orwell

    Something to think about from George Orwell!
    I do love fantasy, but I don't forget we're living in the present reality!

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    Fantasy helps people escape from their reality and live moments that they need and lack from their everyday life. Impossible, beautiful or strong moments that are necessary for the expression of their creativity. The above quote is the golden standard in order to achieve balance in your life and neither be cut off from reality, nor become a flat type person. It's not easy though.

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    But problem is, when we get confused between fantasy and reality..

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    Fantasy, reality.. and the border is insanity.. LOL!

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    Orwell is in my opinion required reading for everyone.

    He was utterly prophetic. My favorite quote of his:

    “Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984

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