S2 Ep. 24: Escapism

In this exciting episode, we’re exploring a topic that has intrigued philosophers, psychologists, and ordinary people alike—the phenomenon of escapism.

Escapism, the tendency to seek distraction from the realities of our everyday lives, has long been a part of human nature. As our world becomes increasingly interconnected and complex, our methods of escape have evolved alongside. Today, we are surrounded by an abundance of escape routes—some so immersive, they transport us to alternate realities altogether.

Media—be it in the form of books, films, music, or podcasts like ours—has always been a refuge. It allows us to experience different perspectives, lives, and worlds, all from the comfort of our own home. Similarly, television and video games offer engaging narratives and interactive experiences, enabling us to assume different identities and live vicariously through the characters we control. These tools of escape have become even more vital as we navigate the uncertain times we currently live in.

But it’s not just technology that provides us this escape. Our own minds are perhaps the most powerful escapism tool we possess. Daydreaming—our mind’s wanderings when our attention drifts from the task at hand—can take us to the most imaginative corners of our psyche. For some people, particularly those who are neurodiverse, the allure of these mental getaways can be so strong that they frequently find themselves lost in thought, detached from their surroundings.

However, this widespread desire for escape has not gone unnoticed. Companies, both large and small, have become adept at capitalizing on our tendencies to seek distraction. They carefully craft games, shows, and experiences, designing them to be as engaging and immersive as possible. In essence, they’re selling dreams, and business is booming. But at what cost to us as individuals and society?

In this episode, we aim to unravel the complex weave of escapism. We’ll draw upon research from cognitive science, psychology, sociology, and economics to provide a comprehensive understanding of this ubiquitous aspect of our lives. We’ll also have conversations with experts and hear personal anecdotes, helping us explore the intricacies of this fascinating topic from all angles.

Get ready for a thought-provoking journey as we dive headfirst into the science and economics of escapism. Whether you’re a daydreamer, a bookworm, a gamer, or just curious about the workings of the human mind, we’ve got something for everyone.

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Kirk Patrick Miller is an award-winning and nominated author. His medication protocol (that shows clinical value in meta-studies) led to requests for him to write and publish his memoir “Chaos to Cured”.

He began consulting children, adults, and families in 2009 under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Robert Simon, MD. Mr. Miller’s first-hand experience overcoming mental health adversities has helped him guide hundreds of students and clients toward a life of empowerment and resiliency.

Mr. Miller is currently taking on clients willing to face themselves and stay the course. He can also be hired as a radio/podcast guest, or as a keynote speaker.

Mr. Miller continues to thrive and manage his bipolar I, OCD, generalized anxiety, and ADHD, against all odds. His mission is to help others achieve the happiness they deserve.

CONTACT: 303-875-4283 | realchaos2cured@gmail.com 

Follow Kirk on social media: @Chaos2Cured on Instagram | Twitter | Clubhouse | LinkedIn | YouTube | www.chaos2cured.com

Get a copy of Kirk’s books: Chaos to Cured | Dawn of Davna


Jeffrey N. Freed, M.A.T has specialized in working with both gifted children and people with autism for over 35 years. Jeffrey is the author of the New York Times best-selling book “Right Brained Children In a Left-Brained World” and co-author of “Four Weeks To An Organized Life For People With ADD”. Jeffrey is currently working exclusively with children and adults on the autistic spectrum.

CONTACT: 720-320-6398 | jeffreyfreed48@gmail.com




Get a copy of Jeffrey Freed’s book: Right-Brained Children In a Left-Brained World on Amazon

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