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I Like To Escape From The Real World

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 398 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Living In Their World

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

    I always try to escape from reality and just go somewhere quiet and think. I'll always go on the top of my roof and just sit up there and look at the neighbourhood and think to get...
    gotohell227 gotohell227 13-15, F Jun 24

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    I would do anything to leave this world and go to another one.. One with excitement where I had purpose and life was an adventure.. Not in a sad or melodramatic sense, but that...
    c00ney c00ney 18-21, M Jul 13

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    Lately there's been so much going on in my life it can be too much to handle. I like to sink into reading comics, or playing video games pretending i'm the main character and all...
    obliviousthinker obliviousthinker 13-15, F Jun 24

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    Tbh . I want to do that a lot but I realize that life is not gonna go anywhere you can't escape. Life. You just gotta realize. That reality is reality and. Things happen for a...
    babyskyx3 babyskyx3 13-15, F Jul 14

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    Sometimes life just gets to be too hard and I want to escape. I want to go to a place where everything is possible and no one can stop me. I can be able to live my life without...
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I dream of leaving, quitting my job and just walking in one direction with my dog and cats and keep going until we find something new. I'm tired of living where I do, I'm tired of...
    sg1989 sg1989 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Whenever I get a chance, I daydream about a different life. A life I could have had if I had made different choices.
    QuietChick96 QuietChick96 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Flights of fantasy... yep that's me.
    wiredwolf wiredwolf 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I just want to get away from the world and myself.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Jul 16

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    All I want is to meet mr.right to sweep me off my feet and live happily ever after but than again we live in the real world so Fairy tail is ******* over back to reality
    mollyBae mollyBae 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I like to read to escape my horrible reality I just like to pretend for awhile
    BrookeDuchanne16 BrookeDuchanne16 16-17, F Jul 11

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    I can't take being in this life I am living anymore. I am so emotionally damaged that it is physically painful. I hate having the thoughts of not wanting to live anymore. I hate...
    LostVixie LostVixie 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I know I have a lot of supporters here on EP, and I am thankful for that. If you had not known, I had moved out of Tennessee to live in Kentucky for two months and finally move...
    fatagustus fatagustus 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I really would like to discover the wonders of the world via walking on it and also losing myself once in a while in the wild - always having back up plans with me of course and...
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I love the " love story" theme. I am an amateur guitar player though my brother is an awesome guitar player. I learned to play it from him and it took me 4-5 days to learn it. I am...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Tell ya what, I'll make you a deal. If I buy everyone in the world a coke, everyone in the world also has to buy me a coke of the same size! That way, everyone is happy right? You...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    People love versions of me. My masks. Even close friends, call me when they need me to cheer them up. Who is going to cheer me up. Who is going to accept what I really am. My...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M Jul 9

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    And I really would like to levitate in real life at my own will.
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I spend a lot of time just going through the internet. Most of the day, in fact, is spent wandering Youtube. When you are trying to laugh, you don't think about the past, present...
    Guest4111 Guest4111 13-15, M Jun 28

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    A scene from "2001: A Space Odyssey", featuring the Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss.
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M Jul 7

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    Theme from "Love Story" (1970)
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    "Take My Breath Away"-Berlin, from the "Top Gun" soundtrack (1986)
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    But what if someone doesn't drink soda?
    Kaptinkrunch Kaptinkrunch 18-21, M Jul 11

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    every person is fighting a battle you know nothing about .. be kind always ..
    birdblu birdblu 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I figure that if I just focus on me and what I want, the rest will just come naturally right?
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"-The Platters
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    "Cast Away"-End Credits. Composed by Alan Silvestri (2000)
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M Jul 9

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    "Forrest Gump"-Composed by Alan Silvestri (1994)
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M Jul 9

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    "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly"-Ennio Morricone
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M Jul 15

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    "For A Few Dollars More"-Ennio Morricone
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M Jul 15

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    Where I can be free without pain and worries :) that's why I love reading so much, so escape the real world for a little while
    lostsoul4888 lostsoul4888 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Sleeping is one of my favourite things to do! An escape from reality and problems! Helps your mind and body heal!Also when there's a problem or something is bothering me I tend to...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I feel that nobody acknowledges me and wants to understand how I feel, because people almost all the time believe what I say is either nonsense or ignored. Some of my family wants...
    Drkness00 Drkness00 18-21, M Jun 24