People that can’t distinguish between reality or fantasy don’t need to watch Soap Operas.So what is reality? Many people think of reality as an independent entity, but this may not be true. Even if an external reality does exist, we can never truly know the answer. Visual objects in the outside world do trigger certain visual processes, but everything we perceive and know as our reality is the end result of this process. This means that reality is always filtered by the creative powers of our mind, thoughts, and fantasy. We can’t escape the influence of fantasy because this is precisely what we use to determine and translate our perceptions of reality. Those forum readers that take great offense to someone getting all excited about . . . an affair, house fire, mental illness or whatever the storyline is, should realize that this IS fantasy. I believe these people use “forums” as their own personal “SOAP BOX” to get a much needed personal opinion across.