Greenville, South Carolina
In my mind, I believe that there are two realities, a real one and a personal one. Allow me to explain my theory.
Every human being has their own personal reality and world, otherwise known as their state of mind. If a man truly thinks that he is a duck, then in his reality, is a duck. But in the "real" reality, he is as human as you and me, a little confused and plagued with delusion and fatigue of mind, but nonetheless a person.
If a person believes in something strongly enough, it doesn't matter what reality their state of mind is in, it will be true to them no matter what. Evading reality, in my opinion, is just being too caught up in your own personal reality and ignoring the real own. But still they live in a reality, it may be a made-up one but to them it is not; to them is real. People who go insane, most of the time think nothing of it. They are not going crazy, the "real" world that they live in is going berserk, so they take refuge in their own world, their own state of mind.
It is the same principle with religious beliefs. I am Catholic and no one can change my religion; not a man with a gun to my head or the sexiest woman in the shortest skirt. In my reality, my religion is the right one. But there are many others religions out there, so people with different beliefs would be ready to disagree with me because in their mind, their religion is at the top of the food change. (Now Iím just giving an example, I grew up respecting all religions and beliefs, this is just to give you guys an example.)
Life is all a state of mind. So the life of an individual depends on what condition their mind is in. In my reality, the year is 2006 and I am a white male with dark brown hair and I enjoy reading books and making films and right now I am on a computer. Now whether thatís the real reality or my askew personal one, I guess Iíll never know for sure, lol.
Once you are truly insane, itís all picnics with Kafka after that. See, itís the process of going crazy that you gotta worry about.