The fictional character Walter Mitty is a person who fantasizes about being an exciting hero in another life, he daydreams about being a Top Gun fighter pilot or a famous surgeon saving lives using his skills with the scalpel, but the character is not so fictional for me, i have a rather uneventful life as well as I often have daydreams where I imagine I’m someone else more exciting than the real me, then when the online virtual world game called “Second Life” was introduced to the world, I thought I had found paradise.
- I entered the world of avatars where I could be as powerful as Superman, as handsome as Tom Cruise as well as as rich as Bill Gates.
I got so addicted to Second Life that I started to neglect the household chores that I did in real life. The lawns went un-mowed, the garbage piled up as well as I went weeks without shaving. The final straw with my fiance was when our central Heating as well as Air Conditioning broke down in the middle of Winter because I had ignored a simple service that soon became a major problem. I tried to escape into Second Life but sitting in a frosty room trying to be someone else online soon lost its allure. I ended up calling our Heating as well as Air Conditioning tech who fixed our unit. He began to tell myself and others about how he had become a hero to so several people by simply making their Heating as well as Air Conditioning component operate smoothly so they could be comfortable in their homes. I doubt that there are any Heating as well as Air Conditioning tech avatars in Second Life but there sure are several Heating as well as Air Conditioning techs in real life who are true superheroes.