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I Am Both a Realist and a Dreamer

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    I Switch Back and Forth

    I love dreaming and fantasizing.  It's amazing...it's like I'm in heaven. But eventually, when I get done, I realize that none of what I dream is ever possible, and I fall face down back into reality.  It hurts too.
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M Oct 23, 2008

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    Love To Dream

    I LOVE TO DREAM.  LIKE 40% OF MY TIME IS SPENT DAY DREAMING.  I KNOW THOUGH THAT LIFE WON'T CHANGE WITHOUT DOING SOMETHING REAL. 
    jollybgood jollybgood 26-30, F Mar 22, 2011

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    I don't know where to start this off,

    but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to change that, but nothing I do is good enough. I'm slowly starting to rethink all of this. I'm starting lose hope. I'm not seeing a...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 14, 2014

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    I have wishes of going to college to study to

    be a news broadcaster, but I have very high beliefs that it's just a dream of mine and I won't get there in the end. All my friends say I should follow my dreams, but I feel like that's not the right thing to do even though that's the only pursuit I have right now. My parents...
    Sasslover Sasslover 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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    I know sometimes life calls

    for you to be realistic but isn't it fun to just float off in the daydreams of what ifs and be imaginative?
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F Jan 5

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    I'm currently stuck in dream mode.

    Ignoring the relief reality may bring because maybe reality will be too much for me. I forgot to balance the two.
    constantRevelation constantRevelation 31-35, F Mar 6, 2014

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    Dreaming Without Losing Touch

    I dream about what could be, but I never lie to myself about what is. One can dream without losing touch with reality.
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Sep 18, 2013

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    To Dream

    Dreaming is something that provokes everyone to see what could be. it's what keep you moving forward in the world. Without it we would be a gray world with no color and truly it does not matter how unrealistic your dreams may be because everything is possible in this world. It...
    Yasmineluv Yasmineluv 16-17, F Jun 29, 2013

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    I hate when people call me pessimistic

    because I'm not. I'm a realist. I do have dreams that I hope can come true, though so does that make me both?
    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F Jan 5

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    Dreams Inspire Us. ...

    Dreams inspire us. Without dreams we would not have reached the moon. Dreams keep me optimistic about the future, realism gets me there.
    Palladium Palladium 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2008

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    ...

    I am a realistic dreamer and I like to think of things that can actually happen. anything else to me is a waste of time... i like to dream big and i love perfection. nothing more than a soft cool breeze unter the shade of a beautiful tree in the summer, deep green grass and pools...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 9, 2010

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    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    To Turn the Dream Into Reality

    I have dreams. But to turn those dreams into reality I have to approach things in a pragmatic fashion. I dream of writing and publishing a book. But to see that come true I have to actually put somethng of myself, into it. I have other dreams... some are just recreational...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2009

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    Realistic Dreams

    I dream of a brighter world, and of a giant raspberry sundae to swim in and munch.I also know that these things need to be worked for. It's no use simply dreaming, you have to take practical steps toward them.It's great to dream, it gives us inspiration and motivation to create...
    jerrychap jerrychap 22-25, M Jan 22, 2010

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    Reality and dreams can be the same thing,

    only if you make it that way
    Elizabeth1411 Elizabeth1411 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2014

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    Untilted

    im inside out the box!
    noodlehead noodlehead 16-17, F Feb 17, 2009

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    Dreams...always dreaming a wonderful world.

    Realist...knowing it is hard to get there but believing in the magic from the universe.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Oct 31, 2014

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    =O

    Day - Realistic Night - Dreamer Morning and evening - Transitions so I may be pessimist or optimist lol Did I miss out some time? Excuse me for my potty breaks at least :P    
    Floydian Floydian 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    I sometimes feel like I have two sides to

    myself, both battling for dominance, but in the end they tend to balance each other out, allowing me to dream while having that dream be attainable.
    Manders27 Manders27 18-21, F Feb 20, 2014

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    http://www.experienceproject.

    com/stories/Am-Lonely/5249647 Please read this
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 14, 2014

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    My dream is to prove everyone wrong.

    My goal is for everyone's eyes to be wide open with their expressions on their faces full of surprise and their mouths wide open. I'll impress them all. My wish is for everything to be different. I'll have more respect, people wouldn't think less of me, I'll be proud of...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Jan 4

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    "being A Realist And A Dreamer Makes You Real"

    A realist and a dreamer makes your presence in the real world. Its like having a wish list and dreaming it will come true. I have done this many times and it Im doing it many times. Im also giving it to anybody who are wishing and needing to come. It really works.... the...
    Nevermylove Nevermylove 51-55 Dec 31, 2012

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    No Sense

    with your dominant arm, you grab the reality,with your other arm, you uphold the morality,you light up the love deep in your heart,you weight things up with the scale inside your head...
    PhedoRuka PhedoRuka 16-17, F Feb 13, 2010

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    Two Forces ... One Body

    I am a realist. I know where I am and all the limitations and expectations that accompany that. I am a dreamer. I believe that I will be who I am at the appropriate time. When my dream comes true, I'll begin again beginning a realist. A new set of limitations and expectations...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2008

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    This seems about right.

    With time, the dreams gave way some to reality, practicality, honesty. Always a dreamer first, though. Reality will still be there when I get round to it. Sort of reliable that way. :)
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Dec 3, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    i am a realist, always have been and always will be!! sometimes people think im being negative, when im just being realistic!! sometimes people dont like the truth!!
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    There is so much to be said about day dreamers. We are the new ideas - however small they are. We are the visionaries of the future - however far away the future is. We are the...
    lolznewaccountio lolznewaccountio 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    It's funny and you may need to be of my generation to get this, but we all grew up being sold the fairy tale. You know the one, the tale of living happily ever after. We were led...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 9 Responses Jan 6

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    I realize now that you don’t even know me. The one person who I considered the only person who knew me. 
You knew the little things and you remembered them. You knew that my...
    123IMissYou321 123IMissYou321 13-15, F Jan 2

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    I'd rather be a realistic person, than to be some dumb *** living in lala land.
    veexx veexx 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    A pessimistic person sees the glass half empty. An optimistic person sees the glass is half full. A realist sees that it's just half a glass.
    Dezireesdesire Dezireesdesire 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    A realist is just someone who is always honest about what they think God forbid people like that are allowed to exist...
    RatxInxAxCage RatxInxAxCage 18-21, M a week ago

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    I grew up alone my life. Lived my life, most of it alone. About 99% of my life I been single and alone. Girls always rejected me, and turned me down. It hurt me back then, still...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Jan 17

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    I suggested if he'd like to be my date to the party, right at the entrance of the halloween party. We had a good time, he seemed pretty happy. Few days after halloween through fb...
    michiko michiko 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I'm no longer bothered by people's opinion of me. It is only an opinion after all. Further, it is an opinion that was constructed without so much as conversing with me. Caring...
    dreamingoptimist dreamingoptimist 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    How do you start…where do you begin…telling someone all the bad things you’ve seen, heard and happened to you, how the only option you had was to stay strong and survive, not...
    SensualPassionbbw SensualPassionbbw 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I lost both my mom and dad within two years of each other in the past 5 years. I am an only, and I had to do everything. no will, etc. all was unexpected. I was a premature so...
    prashworth1953 prashworth1953 61-65, F Dec 31, 2014

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    August 3rd, 2013. Sharp pain as I rode home on my pushbike from my grandmother's house. I thought I had drunk my coffee too fast - so shrugging it off I continued to ride...
    snusnu95 snusnu95 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I wish I didn't feel this way, but how can I not when so many take little to no interest in what I have to say? As if that's not enough, almost all who do take interest in what I...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 8

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    I feel like if I talk to someone too much or too long then I become a bother, I really hope I dont
    JakeAstoise JakeAstoise 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    This is my life and I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how this could be
    aarscham aarscham 18-21, M Jan 15

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    i'm done ..i'm sorry for bothering you,i'll just leave you alone and you don't have to mind me anymore,i'm just somebody who wanted to be your friend and actually liked your self...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am completely aware of both sides, I am not ashamed of either side in fact let me tell you a story about an old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. ?A fight is going...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    It seems like it's so hard to accept the fact that both my parents are gone. My Dad died in a car accident when I was 6, and then my Mom died when I was 16 of a drug overdose. It...
    LifeofLewis LifeofLewis 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel like I always bother my best friend because I always want to hang out with her instead of staying home being bored. But all she wants to do is be with her bf. And my other...
    itslala840 itslala840 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    sometimes i get lost in my dreams and my thoughts, if only i could make them reality at that moment. that would be awesome,
    SelinaKyle1 SelinaKyle1 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I dream of the impossible. That one day i will inspire others. I want to take my story and help others get through what they go through. I think of the impossible. When ever i am...
    withpaincomesstrength withpaincomesstrength 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    I sometimes stare into the cosmos & wonder about everything. About the universe & what's beyond it, theories & religions & our purpose as human beings. I wonder how our planet is...
    XRedFury XRedFury 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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