Second-Hand Reality

/ˈsek.ənd ˌhænd rɪˈalɪti/: Also known as Indirect Reality, this is the state of experiencing the real world passively. Experiencing through the eyes or imaginations of others, or by relying too heavily on past experiences to define current conditions.

When my mind is addicted to the experiences or imaginations of others, whether it be thru the TV, computer, phone, newspaper or radio, I live a Second-Hand Reality. I’m in the backseat of life always living someone else’s journey because it creates a dream-like state on a regular basis. Therefore, the truth is I am spending my life living in either a foreign or older reality, and not in the present or active reality which would best help my life right now.

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