Is it necessary to escape reality or live vicariously in order to relax? Diverting attention by wasting time on passive entertainment is not really relaxing the mind at all. Can you be depressed about the future, anxious about the past, and still at peace about the present? Tell me how. The conscious part of the mind can be quieted, but the overall subliminal mind is never silenced as long as we are alive. There is no escape from reality. There is delusion if you want to, but even delusions become someone’s reality. Back to square one.