Isn’t it embarrassing that humans need so many escapes? We need a door to open in the face of homework, or an angry boss, or the terrible weather, or paying taxes. We need a way to jump out of a Stressful Situation, we are ready to train our legs to jump out of a burning building (aka a Work-Related Crisis) but aren’t ready to train for a marathon—we find an escape from running on the hot track in cans of Cola and a television set.
I will confess; I’ve exited so many situations before it doesn’t seem like I can count them all on the fingers of one hand, or five hands, if given the opportunity to do so.
Can I just tag the horribly large number of escape-routes we plan under Human Nature? I guess that’s it; as long we’re human we’ll need a indefinite number of escapes in order to save ourselves.
Hence, the nature of escapists shouldn’t come as a surprise – the nature of an escapist is simply humane, and the nature of a human being living in an overpopulated world in a century of evolution and change among other things like sweat, is to escape.