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I Like To Escape From The Real World

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Lately, I've just been alone at home just using electronics. And sometimes I actually act as if I am in the game. As if I'm someone I'm not. My own created character is another...
    HunterScratch HunterScratch 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    We all find different ways of coping and escaping from society, life and thoughts. But when someone comes and tells you to stop doing whatever that is, then it becomes very hard to...
    Ml4566 Ml4566 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Hidden in the depths of time in another world I once sat, a world where life was friendly, safe, nothing harmed. Then as I grew it was ******** from me and not of my own doing...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F Jan 4

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    The Great Escape March - Elmer Bernstein (1963)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I do home Coka Cola will produce the original formula one last time. I get so pissed at today's over emotional society. Of course its welcomed when a person has a warm, genuine...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I'd love to be able to just hop on a plane and experience the world. I'd like to meet new people, visit new places, try different food and just experience the big big world.
    crimsontype crimsontype 26-30, M Jan 12

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    Electric Light Orchestra - All Over The World "Xanadu" (1980)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 11

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    Or Pepsi, or Dr. Pepper, or Tab, or whatever the heck the world prefers.
    nightpatroller78 nightpatroller78 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I am about to finally turn in my postgrad applications. I've been postponing it for far too long, my professors who have written letters of recommendations are waiting on me to...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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    Shazam. With it, I'm undestroyable. No movie nor TV show can resist its magnetic power, ending up being lured into its heart. That way, I am able to unlock the secrets of said...
    SophiePlease SophiePlease 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Sanford Townsend Band - Smoke From a Distant Fire
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Jan 5

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    Scenes from "True Grit" - Starring John Wayne (1969)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I don't know why but I love the murey show and I just be sitting there like "yes you ate the father" lol
    peewee0126 peewee0126 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (1967)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Anyone on here has social phobia?
    monatonie monatonie 22-25, F Jan 6

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    Wow, some talented musicians in this album... 
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I couldnt have had a worse start to 2015 so I was off to the coast to end it in the oceon and the car broke down can nothing go right this year!! it would have been a wonderful...
    christinemelody christinemelody 56-60, T 19 Responses Jan 11

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    is there anybody out there... or is it all an illusion in a delusion in my head? a fragment of a figment of my shattered imagination. do these voices belong to somebody? i hear but...
    Tinman76 Tinman76 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I'll buy you guys a coke, but I'm not going to look for all your names (;
    dilbert467 dilbert467 13-15, M Jan 3

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    Somewhere In Time - Roger Williams (1980)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Dec 25, 2014

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    Olivia Newton-John - Suspended in Time "Xanadu" (1980)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    xD I can't stop listening to Rainbow Rocks music...
    MonkeyGirl0909 MonkeyGirl0909 13-15, F Dec 25, 2014

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    Danny Elfman! He is the best composer ever! I listen to all his pieces!!
    CurvyBones17 CurvyBones17 16-17, F Dec 26, 2014

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    MAGNUM P.I. - Official 1980's TV Trailer
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Dec 27, 2014

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    Rod Stewart - Some Guys Have All The Luck
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Dec 27, 2014

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    Michael Jackson - Beat It
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Dec 28, 2014

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    Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor (1978)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins For my son, Ryan, at sea with the US Navy.
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 1

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    Top Gun • Take My Breath Away • Berlin
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Huey Lewis and the News - Back in Time (Back To The Future)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    Goomba, **** you. *shotgun blast*
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T Jan 6

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