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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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    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 Ā© Jessica I am sewn together Oh so completely But darkness swept...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M Dec 15, 2012

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    There are times where I wish I could just go into a deep sleep of some kind, or be put into a virtual reality machine, kind of like Sword Art Online's, and escape from the world...
    LegendaryHero7 LegendaryHero7 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 14

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    The best feeling...kicking off my heels after work šŸ˜….....any ladies agree?!šŸ’ƒšŸ’ƒšŸ’šŸ‘ 
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 11

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    Hence recovering drug addict. With drugs that are now legal.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 15

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    Most people think I'm insane, but take my words for what they're worth. To an extent I believe in alternate reality, if you will. Essentially, cartoons are a each it's own reality...
    humananimal humananimal 16-17, F Oct 27

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    I would like to buy the world a Coke but I like to add a tab bit of Crown Royal in mine. It puts the world in a hell of a lot better mood and there are plenty of people around...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    I like lines from movies. If I can't think of anything to say, I quote a movie. It gives me something to say when there is nothing to say. Quoting movies helps to keep things...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Nov 6

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    Sometimes, whether I'm alone under a street lamp at night, travelling through the woods, listening to a music soundtrack, or even just looking at a magical painting, I get the...
    Raxtus Raxtus 13-15, M Nov 15

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    Life is not bad at all you know its just the fact we gotta go through this stupid system they made up . We gotta pay for education and then pay for land and food and shelter . Wow...
    miz0217 miz0217 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    All my life, I have always dreamed of traveling the world. There are times, I feel like If I don't do it soon, I will regret it. There have been times, I just want to quit my job...
    BlaiddDrwg05 BlaiddDrwg05 41-45, M Nov 12

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    The internet has so much to offer that real life does not. I wish I could just sit in front of a computer screen for my whole life.
    ifrive1974 ifrive1974 13-15, M Oct 31

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    We only get one life. One shot. I want to see the world. Take it all in, experience it. I want to meet all different kinds of people, try new things, see things I've never dreamed...
    GoddessThemis GoddessThemis 22-25, F Nov 4

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    Let's buy the World a Coke and keep it company .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    I would like to discover many different race of women and how different there personality meantal physical emotion woman are, so far with my self I would like to discover we're my...
    3eyes19 3eyes19 18-21, M Nov 5

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    I was watching Netflix series life as an american teenager i was crying for like 15 minuets for a fake baby that died. I have come to realization that this my life now xP
    Happinessarrow Happinessarrow 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I watch shows like muary or jerry springer I always tell at the tv like "YOU KNOW YO DA BABY DADDY"
    AshCakes AshCakes 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    But foind pals. So me listens to them. And me when they say take my advice.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 15

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    Who am I? Am I the Hypocrite, the Infidel, the Devil Worshipper? Am I the Hippy, the Liberal, the Socialist? Am I the Intellectual, the Student, the Philosopher? Or am I the one...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    Michael Sembello - Maniac "Flashdance" (1983)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 16

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    This was in response of my friend telling me a story about his bother being a fruit tree as he is a seed off one of her branches, growing and developing. I too have stories like...
    purplehorizons665 purplehorizons665 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Everyone Says I'm Running Away by Nomadic Matt My dad always asks what Iā€™m running away from with my travels. A few weeks ago, a commenter told me to stop running away and live...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 28

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    I often feel like I have no one. I am trying to make it on my own which is a good feeling to have and something to be proud of. I don't really lean on anyone and that can be...
    cowboyspikespeigal cowboyspikespeigal 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    It is very hard for me to get along with new people as it is but to find a common interest with that person is even harder. I can barely even consider hanging out with someone new...
    NightwolfBlackheart NightwolfBlackheart 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 12

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    I got to know my dad cheated on my mother. I'm a person when Soemthing bad happens to me I just don't react I lock the feelings in my heart but as the time goes it hair escapes...
    Busexx Busexx 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I mostly write horror stories, I love writing. It's a great escape from things happening in the real world.
    PieBombs PieBombs 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    I've been dealing with this thing for quite some time, and I have to say that its a relief knowing that it at least has a name. And just so you know, I'm MDing even now. MD has...
    dddreamer dddreamer 26-30, M Oct 27

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    I’ve seen it suggested in things I’ve read that possibly no one can really genuinely know anyone else, as no one but you (the individual) can be present for and...
    crescendo282 crescendo282 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    She is really trying to escape her reality to a much better one... read on! http://www.gofundme.com/ghgzbc
    mel9293 mel9293 26-30 Oct 31

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    Tonight is one of those nights that really opened my eyes and made me realize I need to make some changes in my life. I just wish I could escape from everything, even just for a...
    lesliemonster lesliemonster 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I grew up around "red necks", farmers, construction workers, etc. I feel slightly disgusted when I compare the depravity of our current American culture, to the far more...
    benmiller914 benmiller914 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    After reading many experience project posts, I have finally gathered up the courage to tell my story. Please take a moment to respond. I do not intend to garner sympathy as there...
    DefensivePessimist DefensivePessimist 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    All my friends say I never stop day dreaming! Well that's mainly because inside my head is a whole lot better than the real world! :( It's never upset me before... but I guess I'm...
    lizzie2001x lizzie2001x 13-15, F Nov 8

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    Let me start with a letter I wrote to "D" just tonight, and set the stage for where this tumultuous last 3 weeks has already put me... "I hope u can understand why I am writing...
    peachesftw0320 peachesftw0320 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 15

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