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I Lose Touch With Reality Intentionally

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    Let Me Tell You A Story

    Once Upon A Time, I was a young thing just like everybody else, but bad bad things happened to me, and i had to run away.  I couldnt run away from my home, or my life, or the things that were hurting me but i was more creative than that... I created a world inside my head...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    Reality and I Are Non-synonymous

    A friend of mine with a habit of taking drugs was discussing them with me one day last year. i can't remember what i said but he seemed to take it as me looking to take some, and told me, "You're drugfucked without the drugs." My family and friends tended to...
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F 44 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    I Delibrilately Do Things To Not Be In My Ugly World Mentally.

    I alway listen to music-which helps. I think of anything about my life that I wish that I could Instantly change instantly, IDo live in the real world when it comes to everyday stuff but "me time" is when i daydream and stuff!
    zalya zalya 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2012

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    Sometimes I Do

    Carl Jung used to do this. I think he wrote at least one book on the subject, while losing touch with reality intentionally for a long period of time. I consider him the expert. His friends thought he was going crazy, he had to point out that it was on purpose. I guess when...
    neodeno neodeno 41-45 1 Response Nov 28, 2010

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    Sometimes I need to get away,

    I need to escape, but I physically can't. I feel trapped or cornered, or I can't deal with a situation in the moment. I have always just disappeared into my own mind and shut the rest of the world out. They can't touch me. They can't reach me. I can't hear them anymore.
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 1 Response Apr 15

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    Lost In My Own World

     I just get fed up with reality and having to face problems sometimes so I just deny them. I distance myself from people and I get lost in my own thoughts.  I don't like reality checks but you have to do it.
    reset reset 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2009

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    Daydreaming

    That's one of my favorite ways to relax. When I get bored or when things begin to get a little stressful, I let my mind wander to wherever my mood directs me. Other than my own imagination, I love to read and let the story take me to another place. As long as I return to...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 2 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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    A Good Place to Write.

    Most of my life I wrote my life story over and over. Experiences that I can't forget and feel discussed with. After years and years of this I began writing individual stories on how some of those experiences could have been different. In this way I was able to escape the reality...
    logisticmosquito logisticmosquito 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2007

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