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I Like To Escape From The Real World

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 397 People

    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Living In Their World

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

    I just want to go away for a bit, just to escape from reality. I feel like it would help me so much. I just need to get away from familiar settings & familiar faces, and just go...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Reality is such a trip. I spent a lot of time trying to escape from reality, like it was some universally accepted state of things that we all experienced equally. Then I came to...
    LouDog319 LouDog319 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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    In my case it seems for the longest time I have been spending every moment I can trying to escape from reality but sadly it always catches up to me.
    granger85 granger85 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    lost in my own little world of fantasy adventures and love...my teenage daydreams are way too special to tell anyone what happens in my mind lol. daydreaming has helped me cope...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    I have never known how to be happy with my life as it is I'm always trying to create a better reality for myself through my imagination but it always gets destroyed by the actual...
    granger85 granger85 26-30, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    its an expirience a dark side of my life i was at the party when i felt dizzy ( i was very drunk ) i got out of party and i see a girl very hot and sexy and she was very drunk...
    nikkisingh nikkisingh 13-15, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    And need to. And do. But for how much longer.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 9

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    ...not sure where to begin if to begin at all. Most days I feel I've lost my mind...Anyway, I remebered a life where I'm from a large family, a royal one at that, one of the...
    Solzok21 Solzok21 22-25, M a week ago

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    That's all I used to do, hide, this is one of the worst things I've done because I've missed out on a lot. Now I've been breaking free from my shell of darkness and opening up to...
    Moatzart Moatzart 13-15, M 6 hrs ago

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    What is it? What is love, really? The word get throw around on a daily That it's starting to lose its meaning It's losing the trust in our hearts Why not just throw darts instead...
    Dynasty2000 Dynasty2000 16-17, F Mar 7

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    i need escape route now now now now right now now
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    It's been like forever for me, i am hiding from my environment, from everybody, hiding an ugly creature which is my self. Even i hid in this EP as anonymous. At times it is good...
    blackravencat blackravencat 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    If you would like to help with this, it's going to be easier then it seems. Since there is a good thing called supply and demand what you have to do is care about where your things...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 10

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    Eric Clapton - Change The World (Phenomenon/1996)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Mar 16

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hZi4k29FbO4 copy and paste into browser and enjoy......from Extant1
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    I swear, the only real celeb crushes I have are on Morten Harket, the lead singer of a-ha (they did the song "Take On Me", #1 billboard hit in August 1985), and Chris Sarandon, an...
    MayaWulfe MayaWulfe 16-17, F Mar 4

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    The wedding song- Corpse Bride Really good and amazing song
    LuisB3344 LuisB3344 18-21, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    As I've said before, I don't wear panties. Or thongs. But I love wearing micro and mini skirts. The problem is, where I live it's really windy and my skirt blows up all the time...
    miniskirt101 miniskirt101 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I ALWAYS yell at the TV!! I yell at my TV, phone, computer, pretty much anything with a screen XD But then I end up having to whisper at the TV because I'll end up freaking people...
    goshdarnitgerald goshdarnitgerald 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Actually no. Coke is nice once in a while. But, it rots your teeth and raises your blood sugar in ways that nature didn't intent. The ad back in the 70's was nice, but the...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Might be nice to discover someone else at the same time, too.
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 12 hrs ago

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    Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life (1968)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 8

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    Especially commercials. Or cliff hangers. Born this way. Or broke by pressure. And lame medications.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 8

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    Dionne Warwick - I Say A Little Prayer (1967)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Man Of Steel - Hans Zimmer, Composer (2013)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    Indiana Jones Theme - John Williams, Composer (1981) For the CARVA girls
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (End Title) - John Williams, Composer (1982)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    The Rocketeer - Jame Horner, Composer (1991)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    Cast Away Theme - Alan Silvesri (2000)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    Eric Clapton - Pilgrim (Lethal Weapon 4/1998)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 16

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