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I Am Both a Realist and a Dreamer

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    "There are dreamers and there are realists in

    this world. You'd think the dreamers would find the dreamers and the realists would find the realists, but more often than not the opposite is true. You see, the dreamers need the realists to keep them from soaring too close to the sun. And the realists, well without the...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M May 24

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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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    =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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    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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    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?
    deleted deleted 26-30 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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    They say dreamer. Because we dont evolve.

    But my views say we should be.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 22

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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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    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 Dec 2, 2014

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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 18-21, F Jun 29, 2013

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    I celebrate the part of me

    that dreams and creates….like a child who has that eternal sense of wonder, the imagination is ripe and full of possibilities…the adult in me dreams based on my interests, the realist in me decides and plans with logic and being practical puts these dreams into action.
    NorthSouthEastWest NorthSouthEastWest 26-30, F Apr 10

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

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    Untilted

    im inside out the box!
    noodlehead noodlehead 16-17, F Feb 17, 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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    "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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    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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    Two terms that seem diametrically opposed.

      Realist typically refers to things that are real, reality, realistic, and realism.  Dreamer typically refers more to the mystical, fantasy, and flights of mental fancy.  I think most of us fall somewhere in between, times when we are dreamers and times when we...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 8

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    Two nights ago I stayed up reading a story about these two charachters I love getting involved in a romance in a very passionate way - I felt like I was there, like I was the one...
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    I'm a dreamer and you know, I'm a schemer with an eye for a show...
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    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Watching you this morning while you shave, getting ready to go have brunch with your kids; I realized all the more just how much we don't add up. There's an age gap, an education...
    MelancholyOysterBoy MelancholyOysterBoy 26-30, M 7 Responses Jun 28

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    yeah i do love both of them , i have no problem with them, they are nice and adorable
    boobilicious4you boobilicious4you 22-25, M Jun 28

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    And I enjoy them equally. They both give me great pleasure.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 27

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    I have been married for 9 years and began having an affair with a married man 7 months ago. He is 7 years older than I am and what a difference I see with being with him! He knows...
    LoveSexMagic11 LoveSexMagic11 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I love my wife, with all my heart. But for the past few months it feels like we've been drifting apart. She says that I no longer let her talk to me about her interests and make...
    Wonderfullykitty Wonderfullykitty 26-30, F Jun 26

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    I'm currently in a DD relationship (if you don't know what that is pm me or look it up) and my girlfriend is out of town which leaves me home alone :( She doesn't like for me to...
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    I'm stubborn. I can't talk to my friends anymore. Because my friends were what seemed to be the problem. I love and care about them to much. But it's getting out of hand. We're...
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