Facing the truth could be a challenge if what you see goes against your wishes and desires. Hence, you may decide instead to ignore it and create an alternate reality. The mind is very complex and if not use properly can actually harm us. Our present technology is literally a representation of the intrinsic nature and function of the mind. The computers and software are artificial representations of our brain. Virtual reality and video games are the expression of a mind. Hence, understanding how we can create unreal interpretations of the world is essential. We need to evaluate head on any uncomfortable reality no matter how painful it is. Otherwise, we would create an artificial substitute which would satisfy our desires but leave us vulnerable to the real world.
Facing the truth