Definition: Cockaigne (pronounced kok-‘An); English; noun
1. An imaginary land of luxury and idleness.
Why I love this word:
This word is a medieval metaphorical expression that denotes a mythical land of plenty, an imaginary place of extreme luxury and ease where physical comforts and pleasures are always immediately at hand and where the harshness of medieval peasant life does not exist.
My mom constantly says I live in this la la land of luxury. That I have no grasp of the hardships of reality and I think that life just has a beautiful way of working out. Let me explain how I really view the world. I understand and have been through a few hardships that life has thrown my way. I also always like to believe that life, for me, will always be filled with abundance. I live on the philosophy of keeping my head in the clouds but my feet on the ground. I see a world where anything is possible and I am constantly accomplishing great things. And to me, this is not a fantasy because there are people, though it's only the top 2% of the world, who are living this dream right now. That is the one thing that gives me hope. It's not a dream I can only wish for, it's a goal I have yet to accomplish.
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