Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Like To Escape From The Real World

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 398 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Ask

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Living In Their World

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I feel like a right outsider of reality really left out!I feel like I shouldn't be here and I'm completely different to the crowd! I'm so independent and alone in reality... I look...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Sep 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    it's modern time clothing system.. people are reducing the size of clothes.. maybe upcoming modern ... people would like to reduce the character ...
    romance333 romance333 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hey everyone I hope you all are doing great unfortunately I'm not. I hate myself to the millionth degree. I can never escape my unhappiness. Even when I'm happy, sadness is inside...
    BrokenPromises14 BrokenPromises14 13-15, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Life brings a lot of surprises. I am feeling the earth but I don't know where I am standing. Don't know but I scared a lot. Is this world is good place for me?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Maaaannn...I'd like to, but... First I have to buy a round trip to Columbia. Rob a cartel and escape alive. Then I need to buy billions of small ziplocks, tiny mirrors and razor...
    ArtsyPatrick ArtsyPatrick 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't care where I go, or what I do. As long as I have the chance to connect with and learn about people from around the world. Being able to experience the way they find...
    modinski modinski 18-21, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    its funny because this is totally my main goal of all right now. i want to get out there and sexually explore and explore this world. i will make it happen. even if i have to do it...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F Sep 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Here it is my friends....it's the real thing. Enjoy! :)   
    1EPMinnie 1EPMinnie 70+, F 33 Responses Sep 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I been to a lot of states in the U.S. but I've never traveled out side other than a fishing trip that i got sesick three times on my dads side of the family took me to Washington D...
    steeleo steeleo 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have two rather close friends and sometimes I feel like when I talk to them about how I feel ..they don't understand or want to for that matter especially my one friend in...
    lostinfire lostinfire 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Good and bad? Evil and righteous? Preference and intentions.
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sit on a cloud, pour it, and watch everybody deal with the stickiness.
    Nest37 Nest37 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I plan to go around the us when I'm 21! Hopefully we won't get stranded out in a dessert in Nevada...
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M Sep 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    maybe. lol if ur all good boys and girls. lol :P
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    But cant afford guilt or fees. EP Link
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    He's my favorite character ever :) Though I wish he never died :'(
    itachiuchiha07 itachiuchiha07 18-21, F Sep 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    God, why did you curse me with this creative mind. Why couldn't I be a math geek like my brother? Nope, I just had to be a hopeless romantic and a sucker for magic and vampires...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Music is my escape from the world! I looove to sing! And I do all the time, even at work lol it's helps to keep my mind off of other things, and keep me concentrated on what I...
    Vonnalovely Vonnalovely 22-25, F Sep 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I go barefoot everyday, everywhere. Ive allways enjoyed being shoeless, and for about the last 3 years i have been a full time barefooter. I love they way all the textures and...
    barefootnude barefootnude 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The text message forwarded to me from my younger sister Saira was concise and chilling: 'Mum's sent a hit man to kill you,' it read. 'Be careful.' As I read those words, my first...
    BollywoodStar BollywoodStar 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Murder paradise the riot: Yeah listen each prison has been informed. Rico remember the guards all switch shifts at 7am kill the gaurd as he pops the lock, and il run for the one...
    1992brandonc 1992brandonc 22-25, M Aug 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    After you’ve collected many of the responses from your folks, Look at and consolidate the girls’ weekend routines and getaways into only one list. Share the general...
    Wendolynce106 Wendolynce106 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    All I want to do before the night takes my life is see the world. So many people so much to see. I haven't gotten very far from California but I can feel that the time is coming...
    solusipse solusipse 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    All I want is a true, proper friend. All my life I've had all this mean people around me and being treated like crap by so-called friends. I'm a really friendly, decent person and...
    ElviraGoth ElviraGoth 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love reading. I love being able to lose myself for hours at a time, and imaging myself inside of the world I'm reading about, being able to escape the the real world and all the...
    rottenroses rottenroses 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    One of my only escapes in this world is listening to music. Sometimes there'll be like three or four songs that I put on my iPod that ill listen to for a very long time. Right now...
    Leosbaby0311 Leosbaby0311 16-17, F Sep 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Words sentences paragraphs All I want to do is that Writing is the only escape Into a world only you create Where adventures and stories lay Waiting for that precious day When you...
    Midnightchorus Midnightchorus 18-21, M Aug 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's help me to escape the reallity for a while. I'm not sure I'm good in writing, but it's just so easy to put the pen on the white paper and create the world i want to be in that...
    vailetking vailetking 16-17, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I need a break from this world and people.
    imextraordinary imextraordinary 18-21, F Sep 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I want to escape from it all... Stress both at work and at home... :(
    charmee26 charmee26 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    when i was young i was in love and i have been loved ,in some point in my life i get through a wrong way ,what ever been the cause ..not that is important now .....when a person...
    k78452 k78452 22-25, M Sep 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I escaped from a depression Happy i did.... Meh family still fighting, still looking for friends etc But at least now i dont feel the pain that i use to everyday and the darkness...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M Aug 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love reading because I can escape to another world for a while. And I love writing because it's amazing to me what our minds can come up with, how we can create entire universes...
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7