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I Am Both a Realist and a Dreamer

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    "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 1 Response Feb 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    They say dreamer. Because we dont evolve.

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

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Aren't most people? How many of us deny or delude ourselves from the truth enough to lose the title of being a realist?
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    Louder4life Louder4life 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Its like I want to chat so bad with this person but i feel like I would annoy him. Then i would get the courage to text him but then he wont respond until like 16 hours later and...
    missnicething missnicething 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    No stories in this group. Am I the only one who thinks that's ironic? Oh yeah...sorry for bothering you with this...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    That's not quite true. There are some people I love to bother. But you aren't one of them.
    Beau72 Beau72 70+, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Sometimes I feel like I just bother honestly. Idk...
    bustos94 bustos94 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Why oh why do I do this to myself? Feeling as though when I attempt conversation, I'm a continual bother. Feeling that the other person might not (never) wish to speak again, so...
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 16-17, F Apr 14

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    Even with my friends im alone....... And they always act like i bother them but what really sucks is ik its in my head
    Insane0k Insane0k 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    Nothing bad about it! I'm just figuring out my sexuality but I feel attracted to both genders.
    CrazyYoghurt CrazyYoghurt 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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