I think it is a tool. I've had some paranormal experiences since I was very young but it was only until recently that some psychic abilities began to rapildy develop. During this time I believe I was in crisis which helped me to develop. But I think if it does manifest itself it is for a purpose. It is just something that's meant to be. I don't think it used as an escape either. It's meant to be used as a positive tool and it helps place things in their proper context.