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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Becoming accustom to our illusions

We expect our two-week vacation to be romantic, exotic, cheap, and effortless. We expect far-away atmosphere if we go to a nearby place; and we expect everything to be relaxing, sanitary, and Americanized if we go to a far-away place. We expect new heroes every season, a literary masterpiece every month, a dramatic spectacular every week, a rare sensation every night...We have become so accustomed to our illusions that we mistake them for reality.

Daniel J. Boorstin

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Blogger Mary - Priya said...

Its really true. Sometimes we cling to our illusions because they seem far better than reality. Reality, or truth is always constant and in our face; the only way we can "handle it" or interact with it positively is by the grace of God. I know that's something i struggle with.

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