tweva, I’m not understanding where you are coming from. I have created my own reality my entire life through focusing on goals, doing what I had to do to get there, and choosing what kind of person I wanted to be. Reading doomer fiction sometimes has helped me think through certain prepper related issues, and at other times has just been entertainment. As a kid I read a lot of science fiction and adventure stories (Robinson Crusoe, Swiss Family Robinson type stuff). As an adult I shifted more to history, historical sagas (James Mitchener type stuff) and spy thrillers (Tom Clancy type stuff), most recently doomer fiction. I read either to learn things or engage my imagination, and if I can do both at the same time, all the better.