The white rabbit beckoned, and Alice followed him down the dark rabbit hole. Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s universally beloved story, certainly hit on a common theme. Bored with life, Alice allowed her mind to take control, and as a result she ended up in a strange and scary place. Escapist fantasy, opium-fueled hallucination, a bit of harmless fun? Or were there real world consequences to the choices Alice made?
It may be a “downer” to say this, but the desire to escape our hellish or mundane existence sometimes drives us to make poor choices, like Alice did, and dive down our own rabbit holes.