So many of us judge our own lives to be boring and uneventful. We long for something, anything, to happen. We long to be SOMEBODY. To accomplish something. We long for a fiction. I always think about “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” the short story by James Thurber in which the main character entertains himself with imaginary fame and glory.
The short story was made into a 1947 movie starring Danny Kaye and then remade in a 2013 movie starring Ben Stiller.