It is only natural that we should harbour escapist tendencies. Modern society exerts heavy pressures on us which we should like to run away from.
However, the escape may demand a higher toll than the irritation we wish to get rid of. It may be in drugs, booze, over-eating and the many other addictions that make us forget temporarily the world we are living in.
Evading issues may come also in a less obnoxious form. How many of us are not dreaming of withdrawing in a cottage against a hillside with a splendid view, far from the complexity and demands of society?
Escapism takes on so many forms. It may be quite harmless if one is aware of its nature. If its excrescences are not checked, it may cause us to do foolish things, or make us fall into habits which we shall have to pay a heavy penalty for ultimately.