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I Like To Escape From The Real World

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 425 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Living In Their World

    will not give you anything.
    bloodpromise bloodpromise 18-21, F Feb 13, 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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    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 26-30, F Jan 20, 2014

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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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    Used to read or watch TV

    but the drama in most books and shows now are crazy. Now I just write my own stuff and imagine a near empty world like either post apocalyptic or like a prison world from The Vampire Diaries.
    SeanDR SeanDR 16-17, M Aug 28, 2015

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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 22-25, F 22 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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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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    Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide No escape from reality Open your eyes Look up to the skies and see I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy...
    karrem karrem 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    There's this little lioness In her den, she is Queen of everything A prowess in distress, she'll slaughter to her heart's content So it happens that one fine day, In walked a fox...
    RogueLogic2 RogueLogic2 26-30, F 19 hrs ago

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    Anyone help me process my annulment?
    Alonely0987 Alonely0987 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I wanna escape reality and just be a mermaid. Not asking for much 😐
    ZachOrZasha ZachOrZasha 26-30, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I like to dream...big dreams I let my self drift away on the waves of my imaginations ... brake reality in little pieces and step into a land crated in my mind... I look at reality...
    Ariaspark Ariaspark 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    About to turn 28 in the coming hour... Getting older, getting wiser, putting off childish things while desperately clinging to my youth....
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    you are not my country. you are not a country at all. you are surprising. you are statistic-starved. soulful of tourist brochures in Japanese and hourglass kebayas. you protest...
    Shahedansharif Shahedansharif 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Let's get out of here. Not just this town but this life, this reality. Let's go smoke with the aliens and chill with the tigers, let's. go start new lives
    haileeilenenanderson haileeilenenanderson 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    And there I was, in that place, attending a convention, where it was 2pm, I was listening to speakers. I WAS TORN. My introversion wanted to withdraw into my room, draw a hot bath...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    my friend Emily is totally different from me like I'm a guy she's a girl but I guess were both smart in our own way but in the real world that's a double standard for nerd. I mean...
    nicebro15 nicebro15 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    A new addition to my long list of stories that I am writing. :) Unrequited Love:The Statue of Longing: An Angel love story. :) :Chapter 1: “Hello, my name is Abel. I work...
    SnowVixen SnowVixen 22-25, F Jan 31

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    I'd like to believe that internet friends are real, but I've had too many experiences in the past and present that have made me question the validity of them. I know there is a...
    Clairnite Clairnite 22-25, F 26 Responses Jan 30

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    People have mentioned this to me before! I work in a very sociable environment. Part of what I do is to try and make clients and colleagues feel valued, and listened to. Understood...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 30

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    I want to escape where I belong to now. I want an off button. I kind off regret the decision I made a year ago
    Alonely0987 Alonely0987 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 29

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    What would your family be like in a fat world? I think that my parents and I would still be mobile, but we'd prefer to just laze about and not move unless it was necessary. My...
    ImNotAHipster ImNotAHipster 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    Rock N Roll Playlist #25 Miracles Jefferson Starship If only you believe like I believe, baby We'd get by If only you believe in miracles, baby So would i If only you believe...
    music2inspireme music2inspireme 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Reading helps me escape my reality.
    dyingsnowangel dyingsnowangel 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    “You really must read,” my tutor has said, But ‘things’ always got in the way. “Pick up that book,” his voice would command, “You must read a chapter a day!” I...
    pennynoodles pennynoodles 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    But it refused to listen. That's why I am convinced that televisions are male, made by males and for the use by males. Cause men don't listen!!! Now the fact that a lot or most...
    Alliisfree Alliisfree 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I just recently signed back up. I don't think it takes very long before you want to delete and go back into the real world only. I hear a lot of complaints from guys and I hear a...
    thenicholasexperience thenicholasexperience 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    So... I'm just going to write truthfully about my experience because I've never told anyone. This is going to be long. I suffer from MDD, obviously. I've had this about three...
    d1sc0rdant d1sc0rdant 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I recently moved to a new city and it feels like a whole new world. I can seriously do with more genuine friends. Perhaps EP is not the right place to make real life...
    Mystiquelady Mystiquelady 36-40, F 19 Responses Jan 25

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    This is probably my favourite outfit and one that I scarily venture out into the real world in. Wish me luck that I survive the strange stares and giggles as I totter along on my 5...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 25

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    i love my alone time, i just love getting away from everyone and everything!! you know, its just that the more people i meet, the more glad i am that im a loner!! i always look...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M Jan 25

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    I often daydream of how my life would have gone if i had just kept my own promise. I dont regret meeting him i just wished i had done it later in life after i accomplished my goals...
    4rmSin 4rmSin 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    Sometimes, I just want to take a break from reality. Do you feel the same too??
    LightHigami LightHigami 13-15 1 Response Jan 24

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    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Jan 23