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I Like To Escape From The Real World

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    The Jungles Of Viet Nam

    When I was in the rotting, humid jungles of Viet Nam, I had a dailie reminder of what the real world was. Insects, snakes, wet clothes, and the viet cong that were all over. Captured and the pow camp was the real world- for a time. What keep me from going nuts was the real...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 5 Responses Feb 14, 2010

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    Beautiful Surrender

    Sometimes the world can be such a harsh place. Every direction you turn there is something negative being forced upon you. The news is telling you of murders, molestation, wars, animals being neglected, babies being left in dumpsters, floods wiping out whole towns......you find...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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    In A Haze Of Smoke

    Sometimes, I just want to lay there and not think. Sometimes I do it through meditation. Unfortunately, resurfacing from meditation makes the world more real than it was before. Sometimes it's best to roll one, inhale, relax, and let my mind just drift away. When it eventually...
    V8fusion V8fusion 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 5, 2010

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    Escapist Reading And Daydreaming

    Sometimes the world just seems too hard to deal with. Instead of self injuring or getting upset like I used to, I try to focus my energy into positive activities.Escapist reading is great to enter a different world for a while. Whatever book you read- fiction, factual...
    LittleMissLucky LittleMissLucky 18-21, F Jan 22, 2011

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    Numbing

    Yes, I do.When? When I want or need to numb loneliness, sadness, shame, vulnerability, insecurity, pain, boredom.Why? Because it hurts to feel like that, it is pure suffering.How? Drinking, pleasurable distractions, food (mostly chocolate and cheese), internet, movies, sleep.Does...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F Jun 3, 2011

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    I want to close my eyes

    and drift off into space. To spin and float amongst the stars. To dream in the darkness forever and not wake. To be alive but not to live.
    Kitty4190 Kitty4190 22-25, F Jan 20, 2014

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    Living In Their World

    will not give you anything.
    bloodpromise bloodpromise 18-21, F Feb 13, 2010

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    The Real World Outside My World

    So a week ago I was walking with my hat on (headphones) giving no second thought to anything more than just getting on time to the bus stop. I was for a second in my own world, and it was fine, it had colours, and shapes and not the noise of the street or the stupid lights that...
    madhatter22 madhatter22 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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    If It Weren't

    If it weren't for my Lover... I'd probably have joined a monastery. Any would do, as it would have little to do with the religious views in more with the desire for the cenobitic/eremitic life. It seems like the ultimate escape to me... From everything modern...
    Ursmajor Ursmajor 26-30 Aug 25, 2010

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    Worthwhile

    If the real world was better for me I wouldn't try and escape it so much
    gettinby gettinby 56-60, M Dec 28, 2009

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    In Books And In Nature

     There's two ways that I escape from the real world. 1. I love to go for walks outside, or even just sit outside. Something about the sound of the wind and rush of the trees puts my fluttering heart to a rest. The air is so clean and crisp that I don't feel like I'm...
    InsanelyMe08 InsanelyMe08 18-21, F 22 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    We All Have Our Moments Of Escapism

    It is not really an escape from the real world it is simply just a change up!Sometimes it's more about the difference between a fictional world and the real world. Sometimes the world in a novel,books,music,museums,theater is more interesting than what's going around.It isn't...
    natdj88 natdj88 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2010

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    Close My Eyes And Count To 10...

    If I close my eyes and imagine where I want to be, who I want to be, and who I want to be with, then when I open them, I want to be able to truly 'see' it. I do see it, but it's too hazy. Reality can get too harsh at times, sometimes you need to spread some wings and fly away for...
    LittleMonster1011 LittleMonster1011 16-17, F Feb 10, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Reality is such a trip. I spent a lot of time trying to escape from reality, like it was some universally accepted state of things that we all experienced equally. Then I came to...
    LouDog319 LouDog319 26-30, M Mar 30

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    I just want to go away for a bit, just to escape from reality. I feel like it would help me so much. I just need to get away from familiar settings & familiar faces, and just go...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    Reality sucks, to put it bluntly. One of the main reasons I spend so much effort and time into my hobbies is because sometimes, I can't face reality. Daydreaming, writing fan...
    ThatSleepyGuy ThatSleepyGuy 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    There are times that I badly need a break from reality, like if I could just even sleep for years just to get out of it. I'd love to
    ajdream ajdream 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want to escape most of the time just cause I'm not like the others I'm in a wheelchair I wasn't born like it but I've been in it all my life along with other issues it's tough, I...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really need a break right now. I just wish i could forget about everything and escape my life for a while i'm tired of being depressed and angry all the time. I hate fighting...
    Hotspicychilli23 Hotspicychilli23 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Today was the worst day of my life or so I say. I went to therapy and i feel like trash. I want to give up I really do . I don't know I just want to escape this life, my reality...
    cmt334 cmt334 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I keep daydreaming, even in class at school. It's nice because then you can go into a fantasy world of your own; you can create a whole new universe just by daydreaming. I know I...
    Wantsomethingtostoptheboredom Wantsomethingtostoptheboredom 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    lost in my own little world of fantasy adventures and love...my teenage daydreams are way too special to tell anyone what happens in my mind lol. daydreaming has helped me cope...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    Everyday I step out of reality for a few hours. I just escape in my mind. I fantasize about so many different things. Sometimes I imagine being in my favourite book or movie...
    sierraladeirdre sierraladeirdre 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I definitely wish I could escape sometimes and not have to deal with a the insane things that life throws my way. Just some peace and normalcy would be awesome even just for a...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Reality is the cold floor at home where the carpet is lingering close to. Reality is digging into to your pockets and pulling out nothing. Reality is getting a B on a test you...
    Zeffernissle Zeffernissle 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sure reality might be how things are, but if reality has no dragons, no magic, then maybe it's not real. But this is the downside of being intelligent, you think... deep thoughts...
    PortalJumper PortalJumper 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Reality is the worst nightmare.
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    its an expirience a dark side of my life i was at the party when i felt dizzy ( i was very drunk ) i got out of party and i see a girl very hot and sexy and she was very drunk...
    nikkisingh nikkisingh 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    one day i woke up at night and found my sister sleeping next to me i go secretely for her neck and strangled her hard after that she suddenly stopped moving and felt that she is...
    nikkisingh nikkisingh 13-15, M Mar 31

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    I have found it.. and it's perfect... makes me feel calm. and safe. and let's me. be me.
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    That's why I do recreational drugs.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M a week ago

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    Im extremely stressed all the time and constantly worried about the future. I try to focus on anything other than making college decisions and what i want to do with my life. Im...
    ashleyy416 ashleyy416 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ride my unicorn into the sunset, and pick up my baby boy along the way. Carry my pug on my back and go to Brazil. Just start over new.
    74Kitty 74Kitty 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Did someone say , "money" sure wish it grew on trees :)
    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    ...not sure where to begin if to begin at all. Most days I feel I've lost my mind...Anyway, I remebered a life where I'm from a large family, a royal one at that, one of the...
    Solzok21 Solzok21 22-25, M Mar 23

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    i need escape route now now now now right now now
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F Mar 30

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    It's been like forever for me, i am hiding from my environment, from everybody, hiding an ugly creature which is my self. Even i hid in this EP as anonymous. At times it is good...
    blackravencat blackravencat 22-25, M Mar 27

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    Every now and then a little rain will fall, gently upon the window panes. It lands on the grass, creates little pools where children like to play and splash. Flowers lift their...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    There is so much to b discovered in my world nd in this our world. ..I have stretched out hand carry me nd fly around nd around
    ojeezy ojeezy 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hZi4k29FbO4 copy and paste into browser and enjoy......from Extant1
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M Mar 28

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    Sometimes I feel like just pack my bags and leave to destination unknown... discovering myself while discovering the world.
    ZoeReynard ZoeReynard 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Bunni954 Bunni954 26-30, T 4 days ago

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