Post by memfis on Jun 4, 2018 18:25:41 GMT -5
People in anime are so wonderful. Everyone looks unique, has a colorful personality, and hides some fascinating secrets. They appreciate small things in life, they have dreams, they work hard. They are cool and lovely no matter what they do. Even when they embarrass themselves or say something mean, you still care for them a lot. And they are all inherently good: even if someone is acting evil, it is because they are actually forced to do so in order to keep their parents alive. Or maybe they have an elaborate plan that seems wicked at first but in the end will make the world a better place. Or perhaps they were severely abused in childhood and now the humanity has to take responsibility for treating them unfairly. Whatever the reason is, there is always this idea that everyone is a beautiful human being deep inside, it's just that sometimes we need a little help so that we can stay on the right path.
Now compare this to our existence... There are tons of boring looking people around that don't interest you in the slightest. A lot of them can't seem to say anything that would be worth your attention. Often they appear to be completely devoid of life, character, dreams, anything. Many of them are probably outright evil too: they don't care about anyone else at all and basically will do whatever they want to make some money or gain more control over others. It can be quite depressing. So please tell me: after watching a deeply inspiring anime series, how can I return back to my normal life without getting discouraged by its bleakness? Sometimes I feel like this kawaii fantasy intoxicates me and gives me wrong expectations about the world. And since I'm unable to cope with the harsh truth, I have to return back to these idealistic cartoons again and again in order to simply stay sane. It's like I need to be constantly hiding from reality in order to survive in it. I don't know, maybe that's normal? I guess we all like to dream.