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I Lose Touch With Reality Intentionally

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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 31-35 1 Response Apr 15, 2014

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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 51-55 2 Responses Aug 31, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory 31-35 2 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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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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    HellColoredFlame HellColoredFlame 13-15, F May 11

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    Bob Dylan's song It's alright ma. Lyrics : He not busy being born is busy dying.
    acoustic212 acoustic212 16-17, M May 11

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    Your Graduation - Modern baseball. the lyric is "I never thought that I Oh I would see the day Where I'd just let you go Let you walk away"
    ThatOneNerdGirl ThatOneNerdGirl 16-17, F May 13

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    hehehehehehhe lpve this saying
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    Here it is... The story of me and my first love. Currently, I am so confused about where to share my feelings and I want to thank this site for letting me release my emotions...
    ApplePamilar ApplePamilar 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    Yeah, the types of people who keeps blabbering about themselves or if not, keeping in touch with other peoples' lives. It's just tiring to be with these types of people because of...
    arcticxcx arcticxcx 13-15, F 2 Responses May 8

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    I have been reunited with my first love.... We met in Job Corps in the early 90. At the time I had a boyfriend. But he was always around making me laugh. Till one day he ask me to...
    alwayshisbaby73 alwayshisbaby73 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can't have fun with anyone
    ridleyswaq ridleyswaq 13-15, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Me and my mom went to look at a new house she has really long hair and I have an obsession with wanting to play with hair like my mom's and her hair was down so we checked out the...
    mhzbaby mhzbaby 16-17, M 16 mins ago

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    I like fat girls. like a lot. I am thin myself, however that's down to my high metabolism. I'd love to find someone who wants to gain so they can have every food they could ever...
    same22469 same22469 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Yup, I am. Or at least I think I am. I'm like Peter Parker who hasn't gotten bitten by a radioactive spider and becomes one of the coolest superheroes. I'm more of a just a guy who...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 1 Response May 9

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    i want to lose my virginity on my wedding night.. I choose to be abstinent till my wedding night for the right one..its special to do so for purity in love..People said i am...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    About 3years ago I really focused on losing weight and dropped from 180lbs to 120lbs. I reached my goal weight December 2013 then I don't know what happened to me because since...
    Wapakalypse Wapakalypse 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 23

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    This poem reminded me immediately of my teacher... Do you ever wonder if your teacher has seen your experiences on here and knows who you are? If he did, I would hope he would...
    Elossia Elossia 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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    but that is of no concequence to what is reality. reality check #1 this is the life i earned with the choices i made. its no one elses fault and no one owes me anything. #2...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response May 3

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    Not the way i'd like to at least. Sometimes your mind thinks something will happen a certain way, then reality is much more... sober. I don't like that. I want to let my partner...
    jafetgx jafetgx 22-25, M May 7

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    Afternoonin', Experienced Experiencers. I had an old account in this discussion, some may remember me, some may not. I went by "Hadoukim". But, hey, that's if anyone actually...
    Lunatricks Lunatricks 18-21, F 2 Responses May 13

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    I have an ability to shock people with what comes out of my mouth! I am very honest and don't seem to worry what people think about what I say! I don't intentionally hurt people at...
    Centalcoastlady Centalcoastlady 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I am sure this will just tick off soooo many people...but n offence...too bad........ I have reality TV....why do we need to watch someone else's life?! some of it just plain...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 5 Responses May 3

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    Life is a bitter sweet pill I am forced to take against my will Everyone trying to pull me Back into so called reality Why, I ask, what does it hold? Don't they see I have nothing...
    1986shanet 1986shanet 26-30, M May 5

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    Met a guy from online lately ... Hes totally the type I want - very handsome , tall , and quite rich ( head of high frequency trading) quite young( just turned 32) and French ;p...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 1 Response May 10

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    I am a loser because I messed up my studies and got debts for them now... this is not attractive for my partner, i Am a loser because I can not admit my debts infront of him. I am...
    noimport noimport 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    Just to clear my mind, to find peace and to relax. Because reality bites: the piles of papers, stressful deadlines, annoying coworkers, scary boss, **** up family, traitor friends...
    cmc2 cmc2 26-30 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Reality sucks. I mean it. People were so mean to me. Forgodsaken, take me out of this reality!
    yeahalone yeahalone 13-15 5 hrs ago

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    I am a loser, I am a great loser and I am the biggest loser of this planet. Nothing happened in my life what I wanted. Still I hope that something better will happen. But nothing...
    Mou7 Mou7 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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