“one of the hallmarks of the man who lacks self-esteem —and the real punishment for his moral and psychological default—is the fact that all his pleasures are pleasures of escape from the two pursuants whom he has betrayed and from whom there is no escape: reality and his own mind.”. Ayn Rand in the Virtue of Selfishness

Rand makes a great point here. Why do we have this escapist mentality? Shouldn’t we be making our reality and our mind places we can enjoy?

Consider alcohol for instance. Isn’t it sad that we want to alter our own existance so that we can enjoy ourselves more?

I have no real answers or these questions… So I’m going to go have a drink a try to enjoy myself…