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I Like To Escape From The Real World

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Living In Their World

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

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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

    When I opened myself to learn hypnosis I experienced several things on my journey. I'm not sure if its a combined learning from other changes in my life that were happening at the...
    lightshinesbright lightshinesbright 41-45, F Mar 28

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    Be a participant in life, not an observer. Many people, when they realize how big the world is become like King Solomon, who lamented that 'there is nothing new under the sun'. If...
    Silenthawk Silenthawk 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    gcthoshe gcthoshe 31-35, F Mar 21

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    I often wish that everyone could experience what it was like to be "shut off" from life. I get withdrawn and depressed and I always end up being the bad guy for this. I will...
    dtin dtin 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    And as soon as there's no more coke in the world, I would buy them a Pepsi! :D
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Actually, I'm not sure. If Pepsi is on sale the week I do it, it'll have to be Pepsi instead :P
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Even though a lot of the drama is manufactured, I love to watch that one moment when a person is forced to react to a difficult situation with no guidance.
    HappyOnTheInside HappyOnTheInside 22-25, F Apr 8

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    They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again, and expecting a different result. The problem most people have is that they know they need...
    Silenthawk Silenthawk 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wish I could enter the world of fantasy because, it is one of my sweetest escape from the restricting reality. I momentarily escape from the worldly problems that are pulling me...
    NatsukiKuroneko NatsukiKuroneko 18-21, F a week ago

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    Music Is my escape from the world around me. When I listen to Lea Michele, The Wanted, or any other artist on my playlist it makes me ahoy and relives me from any stress or...
    TheCupcakeQueen TheCupcakeQueen 13-15, F Apr 9

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    I have a teo brothers i learned to board when i was seven years old , i rember bein little and alwase nagging them and trying to gwt onw of them to teach me , so one day riley gave...
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F Mar 27

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    I love Disney movies it is an awesome escape from reality to happily ever after land. My favorite movie is tangled
    jjcairo jjcairo 31-35, F Apr 7

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    Music is my escape from reality..
    Thatbrokengirl1 Thatbrokengirl1 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I have a few friends that I made through playing World of Warcraft. I could definitely use some more friends. Internet friends are great, but I'd like some more real world ones. XD...
    kaelanii kaelanii 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    "Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that's beautiful."
    trueloveriamonly trueloveriamonly 18-21, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Forty-Six Once your children get to a certain age, what their friends say and think is usually more...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 4 hrs ago

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    Ok let me jus get summink off of my chest I hate the way society is today … I mean the negativity of life these days jus kills me like it's not even being realistic to say or...
    IILaraII IILaraII 18-21, F Apr 8

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    YOU came into my life at a period when I was drowning in a figurative sense of term. 16 years of lonely life, a life built on day dreams, a life of escaping from reality , a life...
    cherishuforever cherishuforever 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Music Id my escape from the outside world . Truly takes me to another place and puts me where I need to be
    ChrisMackin ChrisMackin 16-17, M Apr 8

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    At work, at home, at school. It’s my sole escape from the cruel world on this beautiful planet.
    deathismysoulmate deathismysoulmate 18-21 3 Responses a week ago

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    I need to escape from me. It's like I want to break free from myself. I'm my own worst critic. How do you dissociate from the parts of you that pull you down?
    Because2014 Because2014 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    Music Is my escape from everything that hurts me
    TooYoungToFeelOld TooYoungToFeelOld 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    escape from all the misery that surrounds me every day. i need someone who knows how i feel and can listen and not judge. i just want to disappear
    hypnoticz hypnoticz 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    When I was a child, the earliest memory of my daydreams was my dragon called Raptos. I believe I created him around five years old. He was small enough to lay on my child head but...
    Rosethewolf Rosethewolf 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    (Another piece from my old profile that I was fortunately to find. Hope you like it.) I consider myself a lover of music and this leads to an element of snobbery on my part...
    PoeticTorture PoeticTorture 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Here is a quick story. okay so the story is about a girl who was really bored with her life. she was tired of everything. she wanted to wake up somewhere different. so she spend...
    blackpepperfox blackpepperfox 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    There are times fantasy can't distract us from reality. Times that we simply wish to be heard, listened to, understood. But those around us prefer a different route. We are born...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F Apr 2

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    Michael Snyder Economic Collapse April 7, 2014 The level of employment in the United States has been declining since the year 2000. There have been moments when things have...
    Brooke01 Brooke01 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    Reading is like becoming a whole new person with a whole new life.. Not always even a better life. Just different. And sometimes all i need is an escape from mine.. Reading is just...
    Sorendino1 Sorendino1 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    In reality im 17 but i had big zap of counciesness afterwhich i chcnge in difrent looking like kid and stared to be 17 y.o, 2 yers ago my brain almost fried, and i wascoming back...
    rihcrissy rihcrissy 31-35, M Mar 31

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    What were the headlines after a midget fortuneteller escaped from jail? Small medium at large
    Novemberman Novemberman 18-21, M Apr 10

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    I often act like I am really rugged and tuff, unless I am with my son I can't fake tuff infront of him I just melt with love.... But to the rest of the world I come off as a...
    funsnowgal funsnowgal 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I love my blood family. They raised me the best they could but I, in all essential ways am very different from them. My mother is from an almost rural area near Little Rock. Then...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    For the past few years now, well ever since I was a child, I was too mature for my age, and was always around people older than me. I felt like I've always been empty. I was...
    MaisieM MaisieM 13-15, F Apr 5

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    I don't usually. Or really never have had realistic dreams. But recently I've been having more and more realistic dreams and I don't like it/find it very weird. My dreams I used to...
    Devilscar Devilscar 18-21, M Mar 26

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    Another old post.. Why We Are A$$holes.... So in light of the recent fighting and such, also given i finally put my computer back together and can type....I thought i would touch...
    SheAngel19 SheAngel19 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Strays: The different colors of paints splattered all over the place. A hand slithers through colors with definite grace The deepening reds upon the ceiling wall Can not be...
    JohnsonJess JohnsonJess 18-21, F Apr 8