Why I’d Choose the Real World Over Fictional Fantasies

I want to talk about the idea of living in a fictional world. While many readers dream of stepping into the pages of their favourite books and becoming part of the stories they adore, I’d like to share a different perspective.

The Allure of Fictional Worlds

There’s an undeniable allure to the idea of stepping into the fantastical realms of beloved books. Who hasn’t daydreamed about attending Hogwarts, exploring Middle-Earth, or battling dragons in a medieval kingdom? The pull of escaping our reality and immersing ourselves in exciting adventures can be intoxicating.

However, when we take a closer look, it becomes clear that the fictional worlds we adore often come with their fair share of dangers and challenges. Take, for instance, dystopian societies like those portrayed in “The Hunger Games” or “Divergent.” While thrilling to read about, the prospect of living in a world plagued by oppression and uncertainty is far from desirable. Even the enchanting world of Harry Potter, filled with magic and wonder, has its drawbacks. While the thought of receiving a Hogwarts letter and embarking on magical adventures sounds enticing, it’s essential to remember that fictional worlds often come with their own sets of rules and limitations. Assuming we’d be witches or wizards, rather than mere Muggles, is a leap of faith with unpredictable consequences.

In many fictional worlds, characters must make sacrifices and face challenges that we might not be fully prepared for. Take Frodo Baggins in “The Lord of the Rings,” for example. His journey is rife with danger, loss, and emotional turmoil. Living in such a world means embracing the possibility of great trials that could forever change our lives.

The Real World

While fictional worlds offer excitement and escapism, it’s important to remember the beauty and potential that our real world holds. Our planet is filled with diverse cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and countless opportunities for growth and connection. The real world allows us to forge our own paths, create our own stories, and make a positive impact on the lives of those around us. As much as we may admire and adore the worlds created by talented authors, it’s essential to find a balance between our love for fiction and our appreciation for reality. Our world may lack magic wands and epic battles, but it offers something equally valuable: the chance to shape our own destinies, to build relationships, and to make our mark on history.

While the idea of living in a fictional world may hold a certain allure, the reality is that these worlds often come with their own set of challenges and uncertainties. Embracing our own reality allows us to appreciate the beauty and potential of the real world we inhabit. So, let’s continue to explore the pages of our favourite books with wonder and excitement, all while cherishing the unique and irreplaceable world we call home.


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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