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I Like To Escape From The Real World

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm a daydreamer, LOL. It's very cool that we have the ability to imagine things. Such a wonderful gift from God. Away from reality. :D
    Rose99228 Rose99228 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I'm an avid reader of plays and sometimes when I'm reading a really good one, I pretend I'm one of the characters in the story, sometimes I'll get really into it. This isn't so bad...
    TheNarratorGrim TheNarratorGrim 18-21, M May 5

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    More like most of the time. Reality is awfully boring. Stories, art, fiction, daydreaming, entertainment more interesting
    anastasia1992 anastasia1992 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Just to clear my mind, to find peace and to relax. Because reality bites: the piles of papers, stressful deadlines, annoying coworkers, scary boss, **** up family, traitor friends...
    cmc2 cmc2 26-30 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    And I do! When I need time alone I'll just lock myself in my bed room. I'll listen to music, play bass and guitar. Sleep. Whatever I want really. Just to relax and calm down for a...
    jakeyxedge jakeyxedge 18-21, M May 10

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    I thought that love is a safe not to pain but reality say even in love coldness is their, which I believed right now and it frustrate me so much
    barbara000 barbara000 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I learn heaps from YouTube it has so much interesting stuff.
    WaverleyCarr WaverleyCarr 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I watched a video on YouTube that this guy ask a women a question he is an Arab and she ask him "Why do you behead people?
    elainenguyen619 elainenguyen619 36-40, F 2 Responses May 12

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    Scene from, "Raiders Of The Lost Ark." (1981)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 70+, M 4 hrs ago

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    Most mornings I wake to the stillness. I sit and feel my solitary, quietly beating heart, distinctly separate. Detached. The world feels murky, uncertain, burdensome. I can feel...
    Fluffystuff Fluffystuff 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    Well with me being a busy mother and wife and stuff I don't really get to discover the whole world but I so get to explore my immediate world I spend my free time walking for hours...
    caylafleming caylafleming 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    In two years I will have my associates degree and I'll be a qualified nursing assistant , and honestly at this point I just want to get my own place and be by myself , get a dog...
    Purpletears17 Purpletears17 16-17, F Apr 25

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    I've been to British Columbia, Alberta, 27 states in the continental U.S., and Mexico. I think thag the more we discover in the world, the more we discover in ourselves, by...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 1 Response May 3

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    Well I wouldn't, because I'd like the world to be healthy.
    Feetster Feetster 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Who doesn't want that, right? Making the world your oyster. Unfortunately, traveling is not for free. It takes about 1/3 of your savings every time you ride a plane to a faraway...
    gypsydreams gypsydreams 22-25, F Apr 27

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    I seen only a small part of the world and there parts of my self still yet to be explored.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 May 4

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    They say when you travel, you learn a lot about who you are. I think it's because when traveling, you take the time to slow down, discover the beauty and wonder in new surroundings...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 2 Responses May 11

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    Every night, I can't wait to go to sleep and be in my dreams. I wish I could never wake up from them. Each night, it is something new and unexpected. Sometimes, nothing at all...
    GarnetRoses GarnetRoses 22-25, F Apr 23

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    ..some of my best memories are the meals share with friends or discoveries made - moments where I wish I captured on film so others could share it! Times like these.. - actual...
    zentango zentango 36-40 2 Responses May 11

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    I feel like a psycho when I do that I'm like "OH COME ON NO DONT" and feel so stupid the next minute... I got that from my brother he yells at the tv WAAAY more than me!!! @_@
    FunnyBunny6129 FunnyBunny6129 13-15, F Apr 28

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    When I am watching a horror film, I always speak to the characters. I do the same when I watch Supernatural or any of my favorite shows, which really ****** off my mom. :3 it makes...
    MadiofAsgard MadiofAsgard 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Lol when I'm watching tv ad eating popcorn, if I'm watching it with someone and they start annoying me I'll throw popcorn at them and tell them to shut it. If I'm watching a movie...
    dysfnkshnal dysfnkshnal 13-15, F Apr 27

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    When the power goes out I shout at the TV like that'll actually make it turn back on.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M Apr 28

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    A nice mix to a great song
    mintybear2 mintybear2 41-45, F 1 Response May 13

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    Oh God. Especially when watching football and horror movies. I become pros at both football and avoiding scary stuff. I yell at the players as if I were their coach and curse and...
    Shayala Shayala 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    and just chill
    BettyLavender BettyLavender 61-65, F 1 Response May 6

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    Mainly the eating good food part
    BrokenInnocence BrokenInnocence 13-15, F May 12

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    without worrying about money or bills, that would be perfect
    adamlancer22 adamlancer22 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    One ticket to Paradise please­čśÉ!!!!!!!
    Angelkins Angelkins 46-50, F 13 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am always yelling at the people on TV telling them they are doing stupid stuff and Pointing out discrepancies etc I just can't help my self I get so into it lol if I do it too...
    oyeabunstyle oyeabunstyle 26-30, F 1 Response