Perhaps if such people were more inclined to engage in real life instead of hiding within fantasy worlds, they’d be less inclined to psychological discomfort whenever something disturbs those aforesaid fantasy worlds. Healthy people can enjoy a little fantasy from time to time, but those for whom it becomes a defining feature of life are clearly those who need help and treatment.

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