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Watch a movie, see a play. The experience may offer a new perspective

Both actors and audience members may have a love for true-to-life acting due to it being a way to safely practice or rehearse gaining insight into how others think. Comparable to how many animals play-fight as a means to practice real fighting, individuals may use a fictionalized reality as a kind of inner rehearsal in the real world.

Humans have a natural tendency to plan ahead based on their expectations of future events and outcomes. Actors in a role provide an opportunity where audience members may live vicariously in their imagination through the actions of a character in a film or on stage.

Real-life can sometimes be tricky and problematic, and mistakes can be costly when socially interacting with others. In contrast, identifying with a fictional world is much safer and easier to navigate, and give rise to an opportunity to solve problems and find solutions.

People continually process behavior into emotions and intentions which can have an influence on their lives. Watching acting sometimes allows us a reprieve from the mess of wide-ranging behaviors, signals, and emotions of what is happening in the world.

Watch a movie, see a play. The experience may open your perspective through another “world”.

About the Author

For over 20 years, John Cane has helped over 100,000 individuals in areas of Self Improvement. John is a Certified Integrated Wellness Coach (Mind, Body, and Spirit), motivational speaker, and writer. John has six certifications in Personal Growth and Development. His Journal Books, Important Things I Remember from My Parents’ are used in schools and as an aid for adults in gaining strength in self-identity in the United States and Europe. John is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Psychology & Interdisciplinary Inquiry at Saybrook University, Pasadena, California.

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