I Like To Escape From The Real World

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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

    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

    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

    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

    Living In Their World

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    22 Responses Dec 2, 2009

    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

    Related Experiences

    I've always thought it important to know when something is ending. To know and fully experience something for the last time, even while it is happening. To properly dance that very...
    GlassDog GlassDog
    36-40
    4 Responses Apr 21
    I originally came here to be anonymous, to read things I found to be of interest and respond however I liked without reproach, but I eventually realized that who I am and what I do...
    anon8369 anon8369
    31-35, M
    Apr 21
    My name is Lupin, and I am alive. I am big into symbolism, not the kinds that you talk about in high school English classes, but the more authentic kind. The little moments in...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming
    18-21, T
    Apr 20
    I am an old broken man who fell in love with a beautiful young woman. I have written so much about how she has changed me with just talking here and thru texts. Thing is I havent...
    boldtimer boldtimer
    66-70, M
    Apr 19
    Watching stolen from the suburbans on lifetime movie channel it's about a mother who teams up with a human traffickers survive to find her kidnapped daughter which there are guys...
    LucidxxShivery LucidxxShivery
    26-30, F
    Apr 19
    seems like everyone from overseas any one in u.s.a
    rowelllisa72 rowelllisa72
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Apr 18
    in life you feel alone the particular moment you realise that those you loved suddenly turns to be backstabbers. when you are alone u can fly high reflect introspect...
    ar7739 ar7739
    22-25, M
    Apr 18
    That is what ep was for me ...an escape...I will miss that most
    sierraseptember sierraseptember
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Apr 16
    reality is really, well for lack of better world, REAL. in dream land I can be whoever I wanna be and I can have everyone live happily and get along and its can be everything that...
    janeybear janeybear
    13-15, F
    Apr 16
    Too many characters for the title. Anyway you get the message, everyone in the world is special and uniquely beautiful. New advice, don't be like me. I'm have insomnia, I gave it...
    FieryWolf FieryWolf
    16-17, F
    Apr 16
    Escapism. It's a thing. I live in a fantasy world, where things go well, where I can be happy, where everything happens the way I want it to. I mean, real life sucks, y'know?
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    3 Responses Apr 16
    I used to say this, and wished that there's a reset button for everything that goes wrong so I could make it right but then, after seeing how the world works, how everything works...
    PiperMcLean PiperMcLean
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 15
    "Escape from the City" is my number 1 favorite Sonic song from the 3D games. It's so fun and catchy and has such a feel-good vibe to it. I love it! =)
    AdolescentBro AdolescentBro
    18-21, M
    Apr 15
    Dear Beloved EP Friends, I know I will see many of you at R2T, or Exp2 in the near future, so this is not good-bye. But we are experiencing an eviction of sorts—a forced...
    WindSylph WindSylph
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Apr 15
    Oooooh 4 hours from when I woke up-didn't go toilet,went to make coffee instead,to wake me up,but not a good idea, as it's made my desperation to pee much worse,like I'm really...
    ReallyDesperate2016 ReallyDesperate2016
    26-30, M
    Apr 15
    I feel like I have never been mentally here on Earth. Ever since I began to comprehend language and think critically I have never felt like I was meant to be on this Earth. This...
    MillennialStarSon MillennialStarSon
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 14
    well my fellow brethren it certainly has been fun maybe it was spam maybe it was ads maybe it was complaints maybe i thought id be able to be on this website for quite some...
    whipcreamwisdom whipcreamwisdom
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 13
    I am hanging in but am feeling really bad right now. I am paying dearly for what my family did to me. I am trying not to hate them. I am trying to forgive. I got turned down for a...
    321Peach 321Peach
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 13
    I'm coming to realize many years after being an adult just how abusive my childhood was and how it shaped me. There was physical abuse, emotional warfare, and serious neglect and...
    Spidergal99 Spidergal99
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Apr 13
    Really sorry now, They weren't to know. They got caught up in your talent show, With you pernickety little bastards in your fancy dress, Who just judge each other and try to...
    jessie8g jessie8g
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    I like to wear them myself,wearing pantyhose makes me so excited and very aroused. I can't believe I'm saying this publically, its always been my little secret from the world
    Joeychestnuts4 Joeychestnuts4
    31-35, M
    Apr 12
    After realizing the damage that maladaptive daydreaming has done to me, I've decided that I'm going to give everything I have to move on from this. There are some who can live with...
    knights40 knights40
    18-21, F
    Apr 11
    recently,i have felt in my relationship,im just not good enough! He tells me he loves me and wants to spend his life with me ,but i just feel like im not really the one he wants!!
    LaineyGober LaineyGober
    13-15, F
    Apr 11
    Hey guys, you probably don't remember me, especially since this isn't my original account, but I've heard about EP shutting down and me and another friend that came from this site...
    Frostbitten09 Frostbitten09
    18-21, M
    Apr 11
    Hey guys, you probably don't remember me, especially since this isn't my original account, but I've heard about EP shutting down and me and another friend that came from this site...
    Frostbitten09 Frostbitten09
    18-21, M
    Apr 11
    Hey guys, you probably don't remember me, especially since this isn't my original account, but I've heard about EP shutting down and me and another friend that came from this site...
    Frostbitten09 Frostbitten09
    18-21, M
    Apr 11
    Hey guys, you probably don't remember me, especially since this isn't my original account, but I've heard about EP shutting down and me and another friend that came from this site...
    Frostbitten09 Frostbitten09
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Apr 11
    Yep! I like most chat... real conversation or just silly banter, send me a message!
    Move4Word Move4Word
    46-50, M
    Apr 11
    Christian Greed https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/kWbzzO/christian-greed What can truly amaze a genuine believer that looks only to the Father is just how true his words on world...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
    56-60, M
    Apr 11
    Sometimes, yeah, I do. My partner has bpd and has a lot of paranoia about things like whether I really love them or not. Sometimes I feel like it's a reflection of myself, like...
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum
    18-21, F
    Apr 11
    If I could I'd fly away. I'd morph myself and change my name. To find the one, my heart desires, Someone who really knows me. We'd be friends-- maybe more than friends. And we...
    ProxyVox ProxyVox
    18-21, M
    Apr 11
    Each day I feel like I cause trouble. I feel like I make everyone's day worse. I don't feel happy. I've been constantly sad. I never goes away, and if it does it always comes back...
    silentsimp silentsimp
    16-17, F
    Apr 10
    I can't believe that this site is going on 'pause'. I joined this site to get answers about who I was and I found it. I created Aztecwolf to find answers to my questions and I...
    aztecwolf aztecwolf
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 10
    Have you noticed how many people have created "new" accounts on here recently?😕 Obviously I'm not talking about the usual people who are genuine newcomers to EP - I'm talking...
    BSTisapain BSTisapain
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 10
    Do I live in a cage . Am I old fashioned ? I've been reading some posts that were written by girls claiming to be ugly , saying they are 17 and never had a boyfriend . I must...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 10
    Ever since I was a little kid, I dreamed about not being human. Not even being like a super hero or saving lives, but the fact that I was different and that it was something I...
    Iamwhatswrongwithme Iamwhatswrongwithme
    18-21, M
    Apr 9
    the other day i was laying down and i was looking at the USA flag hanging on my wall after a few seconds the flag started to glitch in and out of position, so i closed my eyes and...
    AJK135 AJK135
    22-25, M
    Apr 9
    "People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from...
    Aleahya Aleahya
    22-25, F
    Apr 9
    You see me like I'm right in front of you. You treat me like who's right in front of you. But that's not me. If any of you could relate, our conversations wouldn't be hollow. If...
    Taynkbot Taynkbot
    18-21, M
    Apr 8
    Has anyone here ever dropped everything in their lives and just left? I'm feeling an overwhelming need to do this lately but I have some major road blocks. 1. (Most important to...
    ACWK226 ACWK226
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 8
    It is sad to see the Experience Project die. I came here in 2014, and at that point, I was about one year into a serious illness that destroyed - and continues to impair - a lot...
    pone22 pone22
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Apr 7
    I believe that the world will never have a real end of the world date because there simply will never be a real end of the world at all because it's a hoax.
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 6
    Adieu: Greetings fellow mystics! As I wrote in my sister group in the physical realm, I created three groups and maybe four here in EP. This group is one of my creations. From my...
    ksunbiz ksunbiz
    41-45, M
    Apr 5
    I've met some really amazing people here. One of the good things about this site. I've met really good friends. Who are like family to me. This one girl who changed me sexuality...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    9 Responses Apr 5
    Been there, Done that, Passed the test, Now would you look at that. Things I've learned... It's not all that. I lost it all, I'm bringing myself back, You live, You learn, You let...
    sillysweetgirl9 sillysweetgirl9
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 5
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