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I Like To Escape From The Real World

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 394 People

    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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    Living In Their World

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

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    I was a baser for about a week straight.

    I used Cordicin cold medicine to go into my own world. Every time I tripped on them it was the best moments of my life. I didn't have to give a **** about anything. I was never hungry on them, and I was never thirsty. The part that sucked was that the trip only lasted for 6...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F Dec 2, 2013

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    People wonder how someone like me could need to escape from the real world. It's poems like these though not written by me that capture exactly the need for mass exodus from reality on regular occasions. Escape © Jessica I am sewn together Oh so completely But darkness swept...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M Dec 15, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Truth be told, I use EP to escape from reality sometimes. Maybe a lot of the times.
    Deez06 Deez06 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I think this whole reality thing is a lark really. It’s vastly overrated. I mean, if I didn’t subscribe to reality I could’ve forgotten about responsibility - who needs jobs...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 27

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    I DO thru MUSIC, and become IT...🎵🎶🎼🎤 Music is a big part of my Life!
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    The day has turned out to be one of those days when I think, "Why in the **** am I still here? There's got to be more to my life than heartache".
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 28

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    How easy is it to leave a cult? For me personally, the answer is "not very." I pay close attention to the stories of those who have left a religious cult. I admit I am a little...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 8

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    This world doesn't feel like my own. There is this distance between me and my surroundings, between me and other people. Life is almost like a movie to me, and a very boring one at...
    SpaceTurtle SpaceTurtle 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Patio Chair and Chaise Sling Repair and Sling Replacement by Sue McCrossinOne of the joys of hunting for flea market furniture is finding a "diamond inside rough." Well made...
    John592w2thi John592w2thi 31-35, M Nov 27

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    The Special Look of Modern Dining Chairs When it comes to summer, the majority are trying to spend their period in beach area. If you manage a hotel or resort, and you want your...
    David555q7qsi David555q7qsi 31-35, M Nov 27

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    Causes of Knee Joint Pain That Can Affect You Daily Life None of the I am going to reveal to you today will be taken as medical advice. This approach is what I used to get myself...
    Aiden555s8txi Aiden555s8txi 31-35, M Nov 28

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    An array of problems can accompany diabetes, and among these complications is diabetic foot. Foot pain is a type of symptom experienced by individuals with diabetes, high of...
    Joshua588q3edi Joshua588q3edi 31-35, M Dec 6

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    DIY Home - Flea Market Chair Makeover & Paint Removing Tips - National Arts & Crafts Dealing with pool and patio and garden furniture within this Mid- Atlantic region can be be...
    Aiden555s8txi Aiden555s8txi 31-35, M Dec 6

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    Cold Therapy – Functionality and Benefits When a a part of your leg or foot gets injured, this influences your daily activities. You need to give immediate focus on your trouble...
    Daniel664g3bzi Daniel664g3bzi 31-35, M Dec 7

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    I was watching Netflix series life as an american teenager i was crying for like 15 minuets for a fake baby that died. I have come to realization that this my life now xP
    Happinessarrow Happinessarrow 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 19

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    Claudia's Theme - from, "Unforgiven". (1992)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better From the James Bond film, "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Dec 11

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    The Beautiful Blue Danube - Johann Strauss From, "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Wings - Birdy From the film, "Winter's Tale"
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When I watch shows like muary or jerry springer I always tell at the tv like "YOU KNOW YO DA BABY DADDY"
    AshCakes AshCakes 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    I yell at the players while watching Broncos as tho they can really hear me
    crazyboi24 crazyboi24 26-30, M Dec 2

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    lol I always do this! Especially when I watch hockey and my team doesn't shoot! I just yell at my TV "shoot, shoot, come on you stupid" lol Sometimes it get's really intense and I...
    DaddysGirl24 DaddysGirl24 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 5

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    🙈 yep it's my thing especially when I'm got my music on blast and Im hearing the engine roar I feel like I'm just getting away
    Married2DaGame Married2DaGame 18-21, M Dec 6

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    The other day, I was watching an episode of Rick and Morty, which is my favorite show EVER. It was one of those moments when you could just tell Jerry was going to try and one-up...
    ADawnS ADawnS 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I'm so bored with my life right now. I have to keep living in fear almost every day. I'm tired of society and almost everything else. I'm tired of waking up and its the same thing...
    Hotspicychilli23 Hotspicychilli23 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Sometimes things get so complicated...wanna f*** everything and fly to Alpa Centauri to booze with little green guys...
    AmarieOfTheVanyar AmarieOfTheVanyar 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Olivia Newton-John - Magic (Xanadu Soundtrack)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 7 hrs ago

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    I wish there was someone here...i could talk to...nobody seems to be around...
    TheKidInTheCorner TheKidInTheCorner 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    How come society makes us feel bad for thinking out the box when all the time it's made up to control us. Come play at secreterotica . com it's sexy, fun the groups and library are...
    YouKnowItMakesSense YouKnowItMakesSense 31-35, M Nov 28

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    If I could buy a coke for everyone I would ... Lol
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    It gets worse by the day. Yet I'm hooked.
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    i yell at the TV.. when the plot line is unbelievable.. or is ridiculous. my husband says to me...( you know they cant hear you.. right?)
    hstutz hstutz 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    Every time when I watch action movies.
    CinnamonCandle CinnamonCandle 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 2

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