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Discuss the meaning of the Williams' quote below on the ides of escaping reality. "Our reality is based on and can be changed by a variety of things that surround us. The results of these changes lead...

Discuss the meaning of the Williams' quote below on the ides of escaping reality.

"Our reality is based on and can be changed by a variety of things that surround us. The results of these changes lead us to creating multiple realities that suit and allow us to understand the situations we find ourselves in."

-Tennessee Williams

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I think that Williams' quote actually speaks to the idea that there can be no such thing as a permanent escape from reality.  Consciousness is depicted in the quote as difficult and challenging.  The struggle, though, is to understand why reality is configured in the manner it is. This is where the "escape" from reality is needed.  Williams indicates this in the quote in the idea that individuals are able to "create multiple realities" in which there is a better...

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