As childish at it may seem, I prefer reading fiction.
It makes me a child again.
It is beyond imagination. It is not reality.
Sometimes, I just want to escape reality.
Others may see it as cowardice, but it's how I maintain my sanity.
That's why I read manga, I watch anime, I read Harry Potter.
It's because of the magic, the fun, the out-of-this-world turn out of events that de-stresses my stressful reality.