escapism is defined in the oxford dictionary as the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, esp. by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.
in a psychology dictionary, it is defined as the tendency of a person to escape from the real world to one of delight or security.
curious why this is my overture? don’t be. i feel that this is the best way to introduce the activity that my two speech communication classes had last week.
a springboard for my discussion about “self-image” and “self-concept” (under intrapersonal communication), i let these college students create their mini-“me” from recyclable materials which they gathered (some scavenged!) around the CAS (college of arts and sciences) building within 30 minutes. it was a challenge to produce a clone-like figure. while i was making the explanation before deploying them, i saw varied facial expressions from my listeners. i tried clearing the air with the line that it would provide them a temporary escape from their real self.
given an extension to polish their work which they started inside the classroom, they submitted to me the photos (which had to be taken in the campus) of their creations via our facebook group. the result was smile-inducing when i encountered their alter egos in diverse forms – discernible and indiscernible!
BSA 1-C MINI- “ME’S”
BSBA FM 2-A MINI- “ME’S”