One fact about fantasizing is, it does not just happen in an instant from an unknown source. There is always an origin behind it. You cannot just fantasize ordinarily, there has to be a propelling force behind it. People have often had different views about fantasizing. Some have termed it to be good while others have seen fantasizing to be something which could drive someone to commit some actions, which are detrimental to your health.
THE ROLE OF FILMS/BOOKS IN FANTASIZING
Films and books play a pivotal role in fantasizing. Taking a novel for example, there are certain characters in a novel which might interest you. Their actions in the novel could serve as a source of motivation for you, and you might find yourself replicating these actions in the physical. It could also get to the extent that you would idolize such character and even give reasons for the character’s misdemeanor because you are totally taken to this character.
The same thing applies to films. In this case, fantasizing could be more effective unlike book. You fall in love with probably the protagonist of the film, and you could eventually find yourself trying to behave in every single way like him. If care is not taken, you would find out that you keep on replaying the film over and over again in order to perfectly integrate this character’s lifestyle into your being.
THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN FANTASIZING
Another strong factor responsible for fantasizing which is closely related to films and books, is the media. Now, this looks like a proper representation of reality. People all over the world who are either ardent or passive users of the media would surely have someone they look up to in the media world. It could be an artiste, a songwriter, a sportsman amongst others. So for this particular person, it would be easier for you to keep up with the lifestyle of such person, because the media has made it possible.
The person’s lifestyle would be spread out before you for the purpose of emulation. The availability of social media platforms has made it easier for you to check up on your favorite celebrity and keep up with their way of life.
It then becomes dangerous when you discover that it is unable to keep up with their lifestyle, and you start trying out unpleasant acts in order to make sure you are just like them.