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I Like To Escape From The Real World

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 414 People

    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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    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...
    Jan 15, 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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    Living In Their World

    will not give you anything.
    bloodpromise bloodpromise 18-21, F Feb 13, 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (1998) "Armageddon"
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 2 hrs ago

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    He is in pain and yet he protects me from his demons and mine. He wants me to grow not shrink or move according to his circumstances. He loves me but I am still not satisfied. I am...
    weirdWorks4me weirdWorks4me 22-25, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I believe my dreams are more than a reflection of my inner feelings. I believe my dreams were like a dimension, an escape from the melancholic reality I am in with. When I dream...
    Denglemteprinsesse Denglemteprinsesse 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Any explorers here? Enjoy! :)
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I am addicted to Sims. I like playing and controlling their lives because I can't control mine due to my limitations.
    sharestry sharestry 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i do because this world is messed up and i use it to share the most private things in my life and escape a cruel world.
    stlguy45 stlguy45 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    Nothing I say is ever right
    Nae82 Nae82 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Lately I've been shutting out everyone. My best friend moved away . And since then I shut out ever one else and am just staying home. I'm scared about what will happen when school...
    palesky palesky 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) By The New Seekers I'd like to build the world a home And furnish it with love Grow apple trees and honey bees And snow...
    flirtingjoe flirtingjoe 61-65, M 4 days ago

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    Finally Am I dead yet? Have I finally done it? It still hurts; my heart aches too much. I feel like I'm drowning in darkness. I never thought a time would come when I’d be...
    EvelynElf EvelynElf 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is pretty much the story of my life...growing up my family moved alot, never staying anywhere for a very long time...it got to the point where I looked forward to seeing the...
    Alchymyst Alchymyst 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Anyone know about The Killed By Death Compilations? A gem if Ive ever heard any. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcAKRBhgRCE
    KaraRaeOphelia KaraRaeOphelia 22-25, F a week ago

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    to escape reality would seem to be ideal until you realize your reality shapes your existence......
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 23

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    Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville - Don't Know Much (1990) Live
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Jul 23

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    Some of my best times in life were in college. I had fun in high school but, college was special. I wasn't required to go to school anymore now that I graduated, I went to public...
    peteythedog peteythedog 46-50, M Jul 22

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    For as long as I could remember everything has always been a struggle. Even now everything is a struggle, I don't know what it feels like to not struggle. I just want to escape it...
    chy08 chy08 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Tired... just tired of overdue bills, collection, being single, working hard and not getting anywhere, eating my feelings.
    SelfishShellfish SelfishShellfish 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I have limits. They've been pushed. Where's my escape?
    jules021775 jules021775 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    If I weren't on the inside looking out I'd be f'n laffing! Ex decided to quit paying child support - or when he does he pays far less than ordered knowing we live hand to mouth (no...
    jules021775 jules021775 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm not sure how long I will be gone but I know I will be back. Hubs had a heart to heart with me today and said he was concerned about the amount of time I spend on EP. He knows...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 16 Responses Jul 21

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    Someone in my real life told me that I can be very different in writing. In the sense that, the way I comment on posts online, or the things I "like" don't really match the real me...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I have been trying to maintain control over my life, but I'm starting to lose my grip on control. I see my school mates having much better and happier lives than me. They have...
    EddieNashton EddieNashton 13-15, M Jul 20

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    I think a lot of people do it but won't admit it . I yell at people who annoy me and like if someone is fighting I'll be rooting for them "beat that ***"!
    wideeyed78 wideeyed78 36-40, F Jul 20

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    There is a teen. Who when he was but the age of 12 went into the woods to escape from his parents. After hours of searching he sees black scorch marks being the kid he was he...
    GaleTheSwift GaleTheSwift 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I've always dreamed vivid daydreams. Sometimes I take elements from a film or a book, interacting with the characters, bringing them to life in my mind's eye, whilst at other times...
    JennyWren21 JennyWren21 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I dont know what kind of music you are in to but im in love with a band. Of Monsters and Men. Gorgeous instrumental, enticing vocals and deep echoing lyrics. Its catchy, they hook...
    egkhundreds0 egkhundreds0 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    Relics of a Dreary and Miserable Past-Especially on the particularly lonely days when my mother neither beat nor berate me,because those were the days she didn't talk to me or...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I need some decoding of this dream I had. At first I am with a group of people that I don't know on water raft, apparently we think we the only survivors from an apocalypse. Then...
    danzaman danzaman 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I feel like no one understands me, that as hard as I try to open up to people and trust in people, they just don't understand me. Maybe its because I am so guarded all the time...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 19