I think i finally understand why reading and writing feels peaceful.
With books, every character can be categorised: s/he is good, or bad or just a supporting character whose story will be written later. There are also some good characters that turn bad and vice versa. It’s all in our control but we can’t change it. Even if the person turns out to be bad, we still get to know their story and know its not a lie, ofc.
But with life, every character can be good and bad; both even. And here, we dont always get to know their story, so we make assumptions on what we know. The fact is, here we can change everything. It can change as quickly as the favourite character dying. Which is, i guess, why we prefer books over life, because sometimes the fact that everything can change so easily and knowing we could have stopped it, is scary.
Sometimes we don’t even understand what’s happening but in the book, we know it’ll make sense sooner or later But with life, we can’t be sure but I guess that’s what makes it life.
I’m sorry if this feels like another pointless rant but i really wanted to post this okay so thanks.
(to all those who might have seen that table of elements, it was a mistake i accidentally pasted it here and it got updated immediately. sorrrryy.)