(n) The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.
Escapism is the destruction of self
If you have an aspect of your life that you want to escape from, your wool gathering becomes the tool that lets you view yourself as a separate entity from the one that is living these circumstances.
What happens in our heads isn't private, just unspoken
Escapism is the opposite of mindfulness. It starts as an acute sting, but it eventually becomes a chronic condition.
This has become an exercise in voyeurism
Time to wake up
Daydreams are so peaceful. In a parallel universe this is the one that got away. In reality this is the one that never was.