My wife and her best friend have been reading the books that the movie Twilight was based on, and it made me think about the kind of entertainment we are drawn to. My wife and I are both passionate about different things – she about passionate romance and meaningful relationships, and me about bravery and fighting for good causes. I find it interesting that we are both drawn to certain media (video games, movies, books) that feature these themes.
While my wife reads Twilight, I am currently playing Fallout 3, a video game that is full of fighting and moral choices, a dreamworld for me. I am also reading Cherryh (science fiction) which involves a war between humans and aliens on other planets – way cool.
I thought a long time ago about being drawn to these things. Why is this? In my wife’s case- how is it possible anymore to have a passionate romance with very young children who constantly need your attention? In my case, how can I get out a gun and go fight the bad guys and be brave when I have a family and a wife that takes top priority?