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I Like To Escape From The Real World

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 399 People

    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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    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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    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...
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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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    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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    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 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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    Living In Their World

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

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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

    I have to all the time. This world is tough so when I want peace and to remember my spirit I meditate. I am closer to God and my angel when I can meditate and I feel wonderful. I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 22

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mSNvdLpLx-0 How do you know your real?
    RasinBoy RasinBoy 26-30, M Aug 22

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    You can listen to your favorite tunes and just go to place where you can be alone and happy with it.
    tmac7318 tmac7318 16-17, M Aug 12

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    I am so tired of hiding. I have been out of it for a good long while not out of fear. But out of the fact everything has changed from what it used to be for me. I used to see the...
    EarthBear2784 EarthBear2784 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    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?
    Jms04 Jms04 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm no longer proud of being a human. Seeing all the tragedies and injustices that our brethren commit everyday, I feel disgusted to say that I am a human, just like them. The...
    raesaddiction raesaddiction 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Hi everyone, Right now, it's raining in Sydney... This is a 17 year old sitting at his desk after a pretty bad day. What is the point of me saying this? I don't know...but I...
    jpark121 jpark121 16-17, M Aug 20

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    It seems like movies these days are with really short, or 3 hours long (and still seem like they don't cover everything!). It's a shame that movies don't still have overture...
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia 26-30, F Aug 1

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    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 6 days ago

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    I would.I would,as long as I don't have ta heart all of ya's:)
    bohaven bohaven 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I read all the time to ignore the things and people around me.
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    And Still Trying to get back!
    KentVu KentVu 22-25, M Aug 12

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    Something about being brutally honest is nice, even when asked question I would hesitate to tell my closest friends. I guess it's nice to confess to another human being your...
    anonguy2share4all anonguy2share4all 31-35, M Aug 6

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    "Hogan's Heroes"
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M Aug 13

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    Paper Moon (1973) Car Scene
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M Aug 15

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    I am 18 years old and I have social anxiety. I think my daydreaming started when I was a kid. I can't remember exactly when but I've always been someone who dreams a lot and is...
    itshouda itshouda 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    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...
    mandyrox18 mandyrox18 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    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

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    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 4 days ago

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    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 6 days ago

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    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 4 days ago

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    The world sucks. Everyone around seems to be purely egoistic and hostile. I feel like kind-hearted people are long since extinct. Every single human being seems like waiting for a...
    t8857 t8857 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    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 6 days ago

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    Hey guys.. So I've never told anyone this because I've always been really ashamed.. Since I was a kid I've had a really low self esteem and always wanted to be like everyone else...
    morticiansdaughter6 morticiansdaughter6 16-17, F Aug 20

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    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 5 days ago

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    8 Jul 2014 “Kuoni offer Sunset & Sunrise water villas but when we have been there the Sunshine went correct more than the center. The "Sunset" set would be the one which...
    Rebekahumf Rebekahumf 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Russia World Cup countdown has begun, people are in addition to the World Cup, or the World Cup, football packed with all of our expectations in sports. It is obvious after the...
    fifacoins123 fifacoins123 22-25, F Aug 13

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    I've been given the first challenge since I joined EP, so I'll post it here in as much detail as I can. I'll be posting another story letting you know how it goes nearer the time...
    ChloePawson ChloePawson 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    Because it hides my tears!Dark clouds appear and fill the once clear blue skyso glad to see them as the first tear escapes from my eyeThere are so many people around but no longer...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    a fragile world, fragile society, fragile heart. trapped without excuse. sometimes we thought a way out, in the end it just make it worse. no space, even just for a single new...
    cascadesky cascadesky 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    hello im new in this site and this is my first story.. so pliz let me introduce myself.. im Taufik from Indonesia.. i just want to tell you that I'm a 19 yo man/boy who HAVE an...
    ngentotyayahenak ngentotyayahenak 18-21, M Aug 13

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    My best friend moved to South America last year (I live in Canada), and it's been really hard adjusting to it. I started going to a new school, and I hate being there, especially...
    supaprittiest supaprittiest 16-17, F Aug 7

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    it started of simple daydreams. whenever I was in the car, I would always daydream about my favourite show and pretend that the show was real and I would daydream about my...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 16