A colleague and i had an interesting and intense conversation about fiction and reality, he finds it weird to read fictions cause he feels like he has no control over the story and somehow the writer is playing with his emotions and mind and he doesn’t like it, he rather lives in reality and read/watch stories based on real events where it all make sense to him and he can relate to the characters more.
I ended up convincing him that YOU need fiction, you need to be in someone else’s head and see it from different view, you need fiction and unrealistic events to stimulate your brain and force it to explore situations, places, people and events that reality will never offer it to you.
fiction-based movies and books can open up windows to your imagination that you will never be able to without it being triggered and teased..
after stating these facts to him, he said “Hanan, i’m not an easy person to convince but you did, you actually have valid points”.
mission accomplished humanity was saved.