With love and a fiction

Following up on my post from yesterday, do we have a special love for things that are fiction? Do we, in fact, use fiction as a way to process unlovable things in order to transform them into something lovable?

Think of all the characters from fiction that we love, like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, that we would find completely insufferable in real life. By finding a way to connect with such characters in fiction, we are processing emotions, and forms of emotional intelligence, that otherwise would be difficult or impossible to access.

It’s funny to think that we might be doing this with dinosaurs as well, but not completely crazy. After all, we are human. This is what we do.

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