Started this discussion over 30 years ago with a lawyer that used to frequent SCs including one where I worked. Recent posts revived memories of those discussions. Coupled with the benefit of some hindsight and hopefully maturity I will outline the discussion as a starting point.
Escapism - a TEMPORARY mental or physical diversion that allows the participant(s) to escape from the drudgery of a routine. The participant relies on external stimuli for the diversion but is realistic about the limits of the activity.
Fantasy - a mental or physical diversion that allows the participant(s) to separate themself(ves) from the drudgery of a routine. The participant relies on a combination of INTERNAL and EXTERNAL stimuli for the diversion.
Will use a hockey analogy to illustrate. A 40 year old business man plays hockey in a garage league once a week.
Escapism = showing up on time with his team, playing the game, relaxing afterwards with some refreshments while enjoying the comraderie.
Fantasy = showing up equipped like Sidney Crosby motivating himself to play better by trying to imitate the moves of Sidney Crosby, attributing more importance to the game than others by arguing with the referee and others.
Tracking his teams performance by subscribing to the latest stats package.
Discuss as you see relevent to the board.