One of the many areas in which I am a hypocrite is in my love of the entirely fictional worlds of various movies and television shows. I find myself easily and completely absorbed into these worlds and caring about these characters on the screen far more than I should. The thing that makes it hypocritical is I think that’s completely ridiculous when people (including myself) become so engaged in something completely fake.
Possibly the best example of this is Boy Meets World, but that’s not what I’m here to talk about. As much as I love Cory, Topanga, Eric and Shawn and wish Mr. Feeney had been my teacher, there is only one fictional world that I commandeered for my college capstone presentation. That’s right: the “crowning achievement” of my undergraduate career featured a 15-minute speech that was entirely based on the dull, boring world of the Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pa.