After pondering over this for a really long time, I have finally come to the conclusion that life does exist in two parallel forms: ‘reality’ and ‘illusion’.
Reality is what we are forced to live in, just because it is said to be ‘normal’ and ‘real’, although few realize that the concept of ‘reality’ and ‘real’ is also quite relative (like every other thing, in my opinion). My reality will always be different from yours, and yours will be different from another third person's. But the only thing that is common between all our realities is that it never can make us truly ‘happy’ (another concept that involves relativity). What makes me happy today, might not tomorrow, and vice-versa. And by always being close to ‘reality’, there will always be something that bothers us. I certainly, totally, completely, fully (and allother "ly-s" to emphasize my point) believe that it is impossible to have a picture perfect ‘reality’ and be happy with it. You can be content, compromise and adjust, but then again, that does reduce your happiness quotient (if that exists) to a large degree.
On the other hand, illusion (Aah! How much I love the word at this point in my life!!) is just being away from reality. It’s a far-faraway land where everything is perfect (because it is an illusion). And to achieve complete happiness, you need to believe, and indulge, in this world of Illusion. It’s easy to get into, but really difficult to come out of. Happiness is addictive, even if it is fake, un’real’ and 'created'. Once you are there, experiencing the ultimate form of happiness, you just want to be there forever, which is quite understandable and hence justifiable too.
But the question here is- how long can you ignore reality and live in this world of illusion? Well, very honestly, forever. It’s a personal choice to opt for an alternate reality and live with it, and no one has as much control of your life as you do (and if they do, it’s time I share with you some wisdom from past experiences), and therefore, can’t really get you out of it. Situations and circumstances are two other amazingly glorified words which can drag you out of your space. But wasn’t it the situations that provoked you to get into this in the first place??
So after giving it a lot of thought, I choose to live in illusion and remain happy for the rest of my life (that actually means till the time I survive here).
One last thing: You can either live reality and be sad, or live in a world of illusion and be happy J.
DISCLAIMER: Whatever I have theorized is simply out of convenience. It might be childish, foolish or baseless (call it whatever you may want to) but it does make life so much simpler and worthwhile.
NOTE: thanks ish, for editing :)