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I Like To Escape From The Real World

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 391 People

    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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    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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    Living In Their World

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

    I wish it was as easy as when I was a child. Now, I'm going through a stupid breakup that occupies my mind most the day. Figuring out financial **** on my own without his paycheck...
    BethKristin BethKristin 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Some do drugs, others go for a run, but at the end we are all just searching for that tiny space, perhaps a hole, that gives us shelter from the terrible reality of the world.. But...
    Rourou19 Rourou19 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I’m a loser , I am a loser in this cruel boring LIMITED real world , reality , real life I am a 33 years old Asian guy, who used to have so many beautiful hope & dreams , and...
    nikiwonoto nikiwonoto 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I just survived my first Valentines day after separating from my husband of 24 years. Yes, I am glad that sucker is in the rear view mirror. The day. Not the man, lol. You get the...
    littlecreekgirl littlecreekgirl 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Not really sure what's going on with me, I just feel like nothing is real and I'm constantly in a daze.
    jazzzell jazzzell 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I am the worst during World Cup season. I get very passionate.
    a2alexa a2alexa 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    *Spoiler Alert* When Francis Underwood from House of Cards started sleeping with Zoe Barnes, I shouted. "Nooooo! No Francis no!!!"
    doublemajorfever doublemajorfever 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    From the Tv series "Cheers".
    SymphonyInMe SymphonyInMe 41-45, F Feb 13

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    Mike Post - Theme from Magnum P.I.
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    I have been yelling at them crazy b*tches on the bachelor?!!!??! You've know him 3 days how the heck are u heartbroken!! lol stuff like that
    briddgy briddgy 31-35, F Feb 4

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    yell... I'd say more like head bangs.. give it a lil shove .. I can't smash it ..that's on mirrors
    mergirl123 mergirl123 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    During football games!! Like id rage when its too depressing how the team i support miss too many easy chances or the mistakes as miss passing and all of that
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Old classic, 1988 crime in US increases 400%, Manhattan Island converted into nations only SecureMax facility. It's 2015... doesn't seem such a bad idea now. Except with...
    Jarlaxle Jarlaxle 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    As long as its warm, clothing should be optional. Who cares everyone has the bits and biology?
    spaten74 spaten74 36-40, M Feb 6

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    "Dream on, little dreamer! This is how it all begins Move your feet ~ feel how sweet it is Dream on, little dreamer! Follow all your signs You got to gather up what you need You...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 1 Response 3 days ago

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    JAWS: Quint's Speech at Town Hall (1975)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Every little thing she does is magic!!! That, and walking on the moon. My faves !
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Feb 3

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    Raiders Of The Lost Ark - "Sword Fight Scene" (1981)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 5

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    There You'll Be - Faith Hill "Pearl Harbor" (2001)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing "Armageddon" (1998)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Never Let Go - Bryan Adams "The Guardian" (2006)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Feb 11

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    Shine Your Light - Robbie Robertson "Ladder 49" (2004)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Feb 11

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    Al Jarreau - Moonlighting Theme
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Céline Dion & Clive Griffin - When I Fall In Love "Sleepless In Seattle" (1993)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Feb 14

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    WKRP in Cincinatti  theme song 
    SymphonyInMe SymphonyInMe 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand (1973)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    John Sebastian - Welcome Back (1976) "Welcome Back, Kotter"
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Mike Post - The Rockford Files (1975)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Mason Williams - Classical Gas (1968)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    those ball are clearly deflated. ..what the #$!#/!!!!
    cly4life82 cly4life82 31-35, F Feb 3

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