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I Like To Escape From The Real World

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 413 People

    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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    There Are Offensive Sayings.

    We, as a culture, seem to give little regard to other people’s feelings. We say things that are hurtful as if no one ever feels effected by them. People use retarded, bastard, gay, and **** so often that they’ve lost their meaning to all but those who actually experience it...
    Jan 15, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have dayshavoo all the time. I witness death and the end of the world. I see people I love die in front of me . I feel so far away from the world but living in it. I go to church...
    Bustedox219 Bustedox219 26-30 1 hr ago

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    I didn't realise there was a name for it but this sounds about right to describe something I've done for most of my life. I don't "suffer" from it...in fact I rather enjoy it :D...
    Nenmir Nenmir 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Actually, I like reality. Too many people can't handle it. It's sad. If you are ugly, embrace it. If you are fat, admit it. If you are dumb, shut the **** up when I'm...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I am feeling very lonely. I don't have a social life. I work come home, spend time with my family, run errands, and whatever else is needed to be done. I don't have any friends in...
    lana2019 lana2019 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I always dreamed of running away. As kid I was secretly planning escape from my family. Having bag ready with only stuff I would need under my bed. I got pocket knife, sleeping...
    tripwithzip tripwithzip 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    One thing I always said about life in the back of my mind 'if there's nothing right then there's nothing left' I am realising that now lately as I feel I have sunk my quality of...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Dream world is always better than real world
    Br7781 Br7781 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I participate actively in life, and it is in a way sincere. That is, I can tell there is a part of me that really truly engages with the world. But the "me" I identify with, who I...
    Blancpaper Blancpaper 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Gloria Estefan - Cuts Both Ways (1989)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    Billy Joel - She's Always a Woman (1977)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    It's so surreal to be here in the States. I wake up every day and pinch myself. Both insecure. Both running for it. Together we do this well but every time he leaves to carry...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I understand the economy, I understand why we have currency, yet what I can't understand is why a piece of mixed cloth and paper when you really think about it is worth more than a...
    Jewels10022 Jewels10022 16-17, F a week ago

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    I understand the economy, I understand why we have currency, yet what I can't understand is why a piece of mixed cloth and paper when you really think about it is worth more than a...
    Jewels10022 Jewels10022 16-17, F a week ago

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    So much for wanting to start anew. I feel so ****** up right now. **** life, really.
    thequietexplosion thequietexplosion 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    every day I go in my little world full of love and peace;)     every night, when it's time to sleep my little world is - in the real world but with differences, of which I will...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Towards the end, I wonder, what would I remember the most...
    CindersAndSmokes CindersAndSmokes 26-30, M Jun 27

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    Sometime you just wish you could be away.... I mean for real, i just need a break, everyone needs a break. Long break or just short ones, but sometime we cant. It's not possible to...
    ErzaScarl ErzaScarl 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 27

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    Pat Benatar - Shadows Of The Night (1982)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Jun 27

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    Emphasis of the 'feel'. I'm not saying they actually don't. I had to move back home after finishing an art degree so I could build up my career to go freelance. It's been hard...
    EleanorPainting EleanorPainting 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Sometimes, I feel like living in my fantasies is a lot better than living in a boring realm we call as reality. Not only it is boring but also disappointing because you cannot...
    Cheiyn Cheiyn 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I think I suffer from maladaptive daydreaming. but, I don't know really. I Just graduated from high school actually, but seldom was there a day that I didn't daydream in class...
    Lucario89 Lucario89 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I love escaping reality because my Imagination
    Vswagger Vswagger 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    Where do all the pieces fall, Shattered from my internal wall, Watching as they slowly spin, Hitting the earth and breaking again, As I take another swing, Hearing a resounding...
    Whatdreamsarelost Whatdreamsarelost 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    Well nothing makes much sense in the real world so my own world is something I can comprehend. Plus I would like to live the way I want/be who I want to be.
    rocketguy19 rocketguy19 16-17, M Jun 23

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    To the fiction world. Either Divergent or The Mortal Instruments. That'd be awesome. Lmao xD
    QuInieFox QuInieFox 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 23

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    That moment when I dream where everything is okay, and I have everything. Then I wake up and it's all gone. Yeah.. sometimes I wish I could plunge back to sleep, so I don't have to...
    RosaGoesMeow RosaGoesMeow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I'm not in the mood to write a lot at this moment. It's always when it's near the sunrise when I get the urge to write. I am longing for a good life right now. It's a reality I...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M Jun 22

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    Buy a Coke, because sometimes they don't have Pepsi. (Join "I Am Cemone Georgiou Andrea" for regular updates on the modelling.)
    CemoneGeorgiouAndrea CemoneGeorgiouAndrea 18-21, F 13 Responses Jun 22

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    I wanted to do a post that was controversial or say something controversial leave it for the day . Of course it may have cost me being bashed all day , being blocked , being fought...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M Jun 21