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I Like To Escape From The Real World

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Sometimes when everything seems too much it's nice to find a song that reads your emotions and let's you escape briefly from your problems. Music can be soothing, it can be...
    kisukes kisukes 22-25, M Oct 7

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    I do this when my football team is losing . Like they can really hear me right . My wife just laughs at me when I do this .
    wildman43055 wildman43055 41-45, M Oct 11

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    I love the state itself, but despise most of the people that live there. It's like they all live in their own little sheltered country. Not to mention the cops abuse their power...
    emeraldtriangle420 emeraldtriangle420 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 16

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    I'd love to know about myself but I know I am very complex. I think this little blue planet we call home is amazing and love to explore and find out facts and stats. I am really...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 9

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    If you could go anywhere in the world...where would it be and why?
    justme1996 justme1996 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    I would. Maybe then it would lessen the social anxiety I feel when I meet people online and in real life too. Who knows? I keep trying. I am getting better, and a Coke among...
    Tmystic Tmystic 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    And I think we all get it from time to time.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    Scene from "True Grit"(1969) - Starring John Wayne
    Maveriick1962 Maveriick1962 51-55, M Oct 16

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    "Dad watching you run that marathon was the proudest two and a half days of my life!" (The Critic)
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Sep 25

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    We all do it in my family, even my mother! I guess its because we get animated by what we hear. Either that, or we are all crazy!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    When's Carl's dad In the walking dead didnt shoot the governor (I'm ashamed that I forgot his name)
    NormalTeenGirl NormalTeenGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I do it when I rage at my video games
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 14

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    When I'm watching sports and my team is losing.
    slashy11 slashy11 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 14

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    When I'm watching any of my favourite tv shows doctor who the vampire diaries reign pretty little liars it when I'm watching a good movie one time I yelled at the screen in a movie...
    jaquelynlupi123 jaquelynlupi123 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    Songs that i can relate to are the best. Something you can listen to, and you totally escape from your world because right then and there, you are that song. "I can hold my breath...
    mchanna101 mchanna101 13-15 Oct 1

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    Idk why but the book Fifty shades of grey and the other two is like an escape from reality whenever I read it :)
    destiny0710 destiny0710 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 2

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    Yes. I would like to remain anonymous. No, not like the dreadful masked terrorists who kill mercilessly trying to believe they are fighting for a higher cause or the underground...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 16

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    You don't have to have a reason to hope. Just go ahead, live with hope, and benefit from the perspective it gives you. Hope exists beyond reason. Hope is something you hold and...
    AnzzKamzz AnzzKamzz 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My parents recently just asked me a pretty good question.....why I always drink so much and take so many damn pills. I said the first thing that came to my head, "Because I hate...
    SonofSomebody SonofSomebody 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    I'm a 16 year old in high school, and I LOVE reading books! A good book is my "happy place", and it helps keep me away from depression. I read mostly fiction, to escape from the...
    kaitlynnicole98 kaitlynnicole98 16-17, F 8 Responses Oct 5

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    I want to escape from society. Sick of being controlled by other people. Expected to look and behave a certain way. Sick and tired of the same damn routine day in, day out...
    xxlouisebaby xxlouisebaby 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    From Life Right Now... I really just need to escape from life right now, more than I can even explain. Life is so hard, and so confusing, and just not something that i want to do...
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    The whistle of a freight train howled into the night. It sounded like that noise when you blow across an empty bottleneck, but like way louder. Wind slithered past the open door...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 25

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    Sometimes I read to much... 'Just one chapter' to me is like 'just one beer' to an alcoholic...And maybe it is a similar addiction. To escape the pressure and thoughts and...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 28

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    It's not that I don't like my family, but more of....I don't like who I am and who I've become since living with my family. Ever since I was 13, I was mostly living alone by myself...
    tanasiluv tanasiluv 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    The best advice I can give someone hell bent on bloodshed as a release would still be really bad advice, but I've been there and I know that it's a momentary escape from something...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    Just picked up a set of the Dean Martin celebrity roasts. I enjoy watching them, some corny jokes but also some great humor. More importantly the humor is highly politically...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Once upon a time there was a worm. Then the worm grew eyes so it could see more about the world, and legs so it could go further. It was now a caterpillar. It hated being a...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F Sep 30

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    Can't I be done with it already? I mean..this reality has become hell for me. I spend most of my time studying and doing homework. If not, I'm taking on others (dads mainly...
    ravenzewolf ravenzewolf 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I guess fiction is one of the cruelest drugs because it makes us realize how awful the real world is and it's kind of like an easy scape from reality but it makes us know that we...
    RobbieID RobbieID 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I grew up in an area where most people were a part of the lower class. The people there couldn't afford luxuries, although it seemed like they never really had any financial...
    Celal Celal 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My only escape from this no love drama filled life
    xXxDreamer24xXx xXxDreamer24xXx 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 30