A TV show, The Truman Show was a movie where Truman Burbank’s whole life was the subject. While this would normally just mean he’d have cameras following him around all his life, this show’s producers went even further and constructed a fake town for him to spend his whole life in.
Even if you have seen the movie, you might not be aware that a similar delusion exists in real life. People with this syndrome “believe their family, friends, and co-workers are all reading from scripts and their home, workplace, and hospital are all sets. They believe they are being filmed for the whole world to see.”The phenomenon has been observed both in those who seek the spotlight and those who fear it
However, this fear of living in a TV show can be a little easier to understand than some of us may realize. At the very least, we may feel inclined to believe that our every move is closely being watched.
This is why it’s helpful to remember not to give in to these Truman Show feelings too much.
Back when the website had a yellow background, the company wanted to change it to white.
Instead, they moved around the arrival gates and luggage carousels so it took flyers six times longer to reach the claim.
This gives the impression that the flower blooms for longer than usual.
If this were The Truman Show, there’d be a dramatic music sting as he tried to touch them.
As long as you’re keeping yourself occupied this way, you won’t notice how long the elevator is taking to arrive.
At least, that’s the idea.
If we ripped it off, it would be hard not to expect someone to shout, “Hey, stop wrecking the set!”
At this point, staff will tell them that the bus is coming later and invite them back to the nursing home for coffee.