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I Like To Escape From The Real World

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Living In Their World

    will not give you anything.
    bloodpromise bloodpromise 18-21, F Feb 13, 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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    Used to read or watch TV

    but the drama in most books and shows now are crazy. Now I just write my own stuff and imagine a near empty world like either post apocalyptic or like a prison world from The Vampire Diaries.
    SeanDR SeanDR 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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, 2014

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    I've always been a sad person. Ever since I was exposed to how the world works.. I was never the same again. Ever since I saw the reality of what society.. people are like, my life...
    mercifulpennies mercifulpennies 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Don't get me wrong; my dad is a great person and I'm super lucky to have him as my dad. However, he's such a great person, that it often stresses me out. He expects a lot from me...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I have always felt a disconnect from the world, alot of people tell me I don't think like others, not in a bad way, in an interesting way. I still never quite get why they say...
    froggystyletorture froggystyletorture 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I feel so ******* restless and bored and dreamy. I want something new to happen in my life. Something that makes me get butterflys and adrenaline or anything interesting and...
    InAllTheWorldIDreamInPaper InAllTheWorldIDreamInPaper 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I feel so ******* restless and bored and dreamy. I want something new to happen in my life. Something that makes me get butterflys and adrenaline or anything interesting and...
    InAllTheWorldIDreamInPaper InAllTheWorldIDreamInPaper 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I really want to post something here. I really do. But I'm afraid that I'll be judged by "the ignorants." You see, there are sooooo many people that comment on things and...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Whenever I'm watching one of my shows, ex. Supernatural, I'm yelling at the characters like they can hear me. Telling them not to do this, don't go in there, go back and help so...
    waywardgirl98 waywardgirl98 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Right now I'm writing a story about two souls who escape from hell. It's going to show their different lives afterwards and how they intertwine.
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am tired with my family not accepting me as a gamer, an atheist and a feminist. They keep criticizing me for not living in the real world, say games are for kids and teenagers...
    EV97 EV97 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm just waiting for that day when it comes to life and yell back
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    Watching Supernatural on Netflix and a plumber put his hand into the garbage disposal. "Stop! Stop! You're a professional! You know better!"
    DrLizzyFreud DrLizzyFreud 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My Day Today-The Big Trip Today was a jam-packed busy day. I had about 3 hours of sleep to get me through it, as the night before I'd both been unable to stay asleep and dealing...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Aug 22

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    At times????are you crazy?????....I want to escape it at all times lol
    listenup listenup 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Watching Mad Men. I scream at Don Draper so often I'm worried my neighbors will think I'm in an abusive relationship.
    DrLizzyFreud DrLizzyFreud 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    "When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside." - Rumi
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    The main reason i like anime is because i stop focusing on everything else. My emotion suddenly doesnt exist. I dont exist. The only thing that appears to be reality is the story...
    ForgedFromFire ForgedFromFire 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I'm so much more fascinated by the thoughts in my head, the constructs of my imagination, and the dreams I have at night. This feeling I occasionally get surpasses boredom by...
    PrinceStrawHat PrinceStrawHat 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I only do it when I watch horror movies, "what the hell the killer is right there, run stupid run, no don't hide there they will find you, why the hell would you grab a butter...
    Ckg7 Ckg7 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 15

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    I believe this because for many people, including myself, the Internet is the only place they feel like they can be their true self. It's a place where they can escape from reality...
    waywardgirl98 waywardgirl98 16-17, F Aug 15

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    My first international travel was a cultural and artistic shock. When I was 20 years old I went backpacking in Europe for a month. It was the first trip abroad that I went on alone...
    onlybychance onlybychance 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    I scream at the TV when watching sports. And it ain't pretty! I'm usually quite vulgar which means I can't watch sports around children and I've embarrassed myself more than once...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 15

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    Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al (1986)
    Maverick62 Maverick62 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    I couldn't sleep and I was bored with the internet. Normally, I would just entertain myself in my head. Think about morbid things, how I would tell people about my suicidality and...
    X88B88 X88B88 22-25 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Live And Let Die - Paul McCartney & Wings (1973)
    Maverick62 Maverick62 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    Everybody seems to yell about sports but I don't watch them. I get my tv talk from my mom actually she used to do it to. I try to stop myself when I'm watching something with my bf...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F Aug 14

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    I have no life in the real world so i crated one online and i keep it secret from my family members. They have their own lives they do not tell me much of but they bother me when...
    RVFreeze RVFreeze 18-21, M Aug 13

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    I think I subconsciously only do it when I'm by myself since it would be a bit confusing to hear "I DON'T GIVE A **** ABOUT YOUR ERECTILE DISFUNCTION" when the viagra commercial...
    cosmicolored cosmicolored 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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