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I Like To Escape From The Real World

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 424 People

    Living In Their World

    will not give you anything.
    bloodpromise bloodpromise 18-21, F Feb 13, 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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 22 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    Ever since I was 13 I had realized I always liked men older than me. Now that I'm already almost 17 I realize that still stands. I just want anyone out there who's around my age to...
    TeenMax2017 TeenMax2017 16-17, F 45 mins ago

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    Someone asked me the other day, "Don't you listen to ANYTHING happy?" And honestly, no, not really. I listen to some things that are upbeat, but I think the best art comes from...
    thecutestpanda thecutestpanda 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    It was so weird that I never got scolded. Not even in the airport. So we went to the airport that day we were going to leave for Disney world. I went barefoot. No one seemed to...
    BareFeet199958 BareFeet199958 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    I really would like to have sex with a girl. I never have but I've been really craving the experience
    7hey2 7hey2 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    The World for what it is. . .Never give your hearts to this world or to any of the things in it. A man cannot love the Father and love the world at the same time. For the whole...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    I watch his videos almost everyday, I love him and his crew. Nogla and delirious are so funny. Wildcat is hilarious with his sarcasm and terrorizer and his voice are great. Lui is...
    ButteryToast ButteryToast 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Ever wondered when you gaze at the stars at night, that perhaps another intelligent life from another world looking back at you and wonder the same thing?! :D
    AstroPerseus AstroPerseus 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 3 days 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 4 days ago

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    Anyone help me process my annulment?
    Alonely0987 Alonely0987 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I wanna escape reality and just be a mermaid. Not asking for much 😐
    ZashaChase ZashaChase 26-30, T 1 Response 5 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 5 days ago

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    like I think the world is so stupid! I hate people, including myself sometimes. why does everyone want "equality" and "peace". these are things that can't be achieved. and I...
    bizzbanny bizzbanny 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I am an introvert and like being alone but miss the idea of being in a relationship. I've just never been successful with them and have for the last 5 years or so been single and...
    Anontymous30 Anontymous30 31-35, F 1 Response 6 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 6 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 a week 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 Feb 5

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    Life shouldn't be easy all the time, I see that now. "Easy" is just another way of saying "comfortable", and comfortable doesn't make you great. We need to rise to challenges in...
    JustTheSun JustTheSun 26-30 Feb 5

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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 Feb 5

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    Ok, so. For anyone who has read my previous post about John and how I feel about him, well, things have changed. John and Alexis are no longer a thing, what-so-ever. But, I don't...
    todayimactuallyme todayimactuallyme 18-21, F Feb 4

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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 Feb 4

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    Mainly because of my living situations... my parents are quite the messy type, whereas I do not like any sort of mess. They won't take my health into consideration since they have...
    Bellkel07 Bellkel07 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Hi everyone! I'm totally new here,just signed up and all that because i found out about MD just yesterday and i really wanted to talk about it with someone.Well here's my story: I...
    kalliakv kalliakv 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    i like older never really liked guy my age not really in to them
    tiffany13fun tiffany13fun 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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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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    Well I know one thing i feel like I was born somewhere eles like I came from another galaxy. Well ill start from hear I am very young in my teens very young in my teens and me and...
    rjones2020 rjones2020 16-17, M Jan 31

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    a long time ago I used to be social and like people from like the 90s until like 2002 but then I became depressed and really shy and mentally ill and around 02 all my friends just...
    chexmixgod86 chexmixgod86 26-30, M Jan 30