If it prevents and/or hinders progress, I would say yes. Escapism is at its worst when people start living in circles, taking up things like drinking and over-socialization to help soothe the symptoms of a deep issue rather than confronting it head on. People who work dead end jobs to pay for things they don’t need tend to follow this pattern.
You’ll never survive without hate. The misconception nowadays – Love means hate and love together. Aaaand it’s finished.
Auston, there’s a reason why the monks are not among wild animals who eat human flesh. :)
I think escapism can be healthy if it isn’t overused. For example, it can good to ‘escape’ into a book when you feel overwhelmed as long as you don’t use it as a substitute for dealing with real life. Escapism can come very naturally for some people as a part of who they are (e.g. Introverts) and therefore it’s healthy in cases like that.
@unstoppableobject, If you do it too much it results in trouble in real life, but there are people who make a living out of escapism, like artists for example, they escape life to find creativity inside. If you escape life once in a while I think it’s actually healthy because you don’t get caught up in the daily routine, the daily motion, and you can start your engine all fresh again. It’s like going on a vacation to recharge your battery. If you do it once in a while it has its benefits.