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I Like To Escape From The Real World

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Living In Their World

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

    You can listen to your favorite tunes and just go to place where you can be alone and happy with it.
    tmac7318 tmac7318 16-17, M Aug 12

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    I am so tired of hiding. I have been out of it for a good long while not out of fear. But out of the fact everything has changed from what it used to be for me. I used to see the...
    EarthBear2784 EarthBear2784 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    As soon as we enter this cruel world we are fed ideas and images about morals, codes and standards. Through the media and those influential persons present in our lives, we are...
    jasiilovely jasiilovely 22-25, F Jul 29

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    I still remember my first Coke. I was in kindergarten and we toured the Coca-Cola bottling plant. We got a free Coke. I was sold. I have loved this drink from the start, so yeah, I...
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M Jul 29

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    I'm no longer proud of being a human. Seeing all the tragedies and injustices that our brethren commit everyday, I feel disgusted to say that I am a human, just like them. The...
    raesaddiction raesaddiction 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hi everyone, Right now, it's raining in Sydney... This is a 17 year old sitting at his desk after a pretty bad day. What is the point of me saying this? I don't know...but I...
    jpark121 jpark121 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Why not, a refreshing drink that can be enjoyed 24-7 I have it sometimes for breakfast and its a drink that can go with any kind of food my little way of cheering up some of the...
    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    It seems like movies these days are with really short, or 3 hours long (and still seem like they don't cover everything!). It's a shame that movies don't still have overture...
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F Aug 1

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    I read all the time to ignore the things and people around me.
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    And Still Trying to get back!
    KentVu KentVu 22-25, M Aug 12

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    Something about being brutally honest is nice, even when asked question I would hesitate to tell my closest friends. I guess it's nice to confess to another human being your...
    anonguy2share4all anonguy2share4all 31-35, M Aug 6

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    "Hogan's Heroes"
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M Aug 13

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    Paper Moon (1973) Car Scene
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    When I'm mad, I use Music as an escape from the world. It really helps when I just need to calm down
    Jessica3545 Jessica3545 16-17, F Jul 31

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    I am 18 years old and I have social anxiety. I think my daydreaming started when I was a kid. I can't remember exactly when but I've always been someone who dreams a lot and is...
    itshouda itshouda 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    is it fine that i want to escape from my family as well...that i don't feel their pain... that i don't like people around...that some of my friends *******...that the world is...
    snealexutd snealexutd 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    Efforts for My Spiritual Education along with Works for God Towards Humanities Benefit on Hearing Truths Never Taught in the Religions of Man Worldwide. http://timesofroubles.webs...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Jul 26

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    It's one of the few ways that I have to escape from this broken reality. All the fake people, and everything else that isn't right with me just goes away when I have my headphones...
    SomethingGrimm SomethingGrimm 16-17, F Jul 23

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    The world sucks. Everyone around seems to be purely egoistic and hostile. I feel like kind-hearted people are long since extinct. Every single human being seems like waiting for a...
    t8857 t8857 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    Hi everyone, I thought since I mainly joined this site to talk about maladaptive daydreaming I should post my own experience with it. I'm 18 years old now, and it started when I...
    EllenMelon82 EllenMelon82 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Hey guys.. So I've never told anyone this because I've always been really ashamed.. Since I was a kid I've had a really low self esteem and always wanted to be like everyone else...
    morticiansdaughter6 morticiansdaughter6 16-17, F 21 hrs ago

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    I consider myself a lover of music and this leads to an element of snobbery on my part, although others are just as guilty as I. As with many aspects of my life, I don't like the...
    ForeverInDarkness22 ForeverInDarkness22 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    Online search engine optimisation Adelaide companies will let you rating top rated rankings within the search engine effects internet pages or SERPs. As the net ever more becomes a...
    Newtonys505 Newtonys505 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I'm hiding behind my video games staying inside the house all day and sleep a lot. I'm hiding from the world...not knowing what to do anymore. I'm stuck in this lonely phase hoping...
    Supershoes24 Supershoes24 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    Russia World Cup countdown has begun, people are in addition to the World Cup, or the World Cup, football packed with all of our expectations in sports. It is obvious after the...
    fifacoins123 fifacoins123 22-25, F a week ago

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    I've been given the first challenge since I joined EP, so I'll post it here in as much detail as I can. I'll be posting another story letting you know how it goes nearer the time...
    ChloePawson ChloePawson 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    You can rest your head upon my chest I feel warmer with you there. Go to sleep my love I’ll watch over us Drift to a peaceful place there’s no rush for you to wake. With your...
    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    You know, people say that people on the internet are fake. I say people in real life can be fake too. If there is one real person on the internet (the unbeliever in real people...
    devinprater devinprater 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    A guy was walking along the street when he saw a crowd of people running towards him. He stopped one of the runners and asked: “What’s happening?” The runner replied...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Hey you guys. So i know my profile says "JessietheLezzie" But i'm actually Bi-sexual. It just fit well for my name you know? :P Recently things haven't been all that great for me...
    JessietheLezzie JessietheLezzie 18-21, F Jul 26

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    This is JessietheLezzie in case anyone was wondering... Anyway. Hey you guys. So i know my profile says "JesstheLezzie" But i'm actually Bi-sexual. It just fit well for my name...
    JesstheLezzie JesstheLezzie 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Because it hides my tears!Dark clouds appear and fill the once clear blue skyso glad to see them as the first tear escapes from my eyeThere are so many people around but no longer...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    a fragile world, fragile society, fragile heart. trapped without excuse. sometimes we thought a way out, in the end it just make it worse. no space, even just for a single new...
    cascadesky cascadesky 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10