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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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    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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    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 41-45, 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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    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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    I saw my former teacher last week and it made me realize that it's time for me to let her go. I've graduated so I don't get to see her much anymore. We've sort of kept in touch...
    AllOverMe AllOverMe 22-25, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    There are those certain quotes that just simply say it with a few words and a beautiful picture.  Love should never be complicated, it's about being with that certain someone...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I feel uncomfortable around my brothers . it hard to explain this but I'm gonna start by the family tree , I have 8 sisters and 5 brothers all from one mother . 5 of my sisters...
    scincewewere18 scincewewere18 13-15 21 hrs ago

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    I want to lose weight as most of you do too. but it's like I'll go to the gym, work out for once or twice a week and then lose motivation (maybe Bc I feel insecure about everyone...
    xxxxg xxxxg 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    dose anyone know a good way to lose weight I weight 227 and I can't lose it.
    NationalGuardFiance2015 NationalGuardFiance2015 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel the constant need to be in control. I have always had anger issues and always been told to control it. Although I have come along way since I was diagnosed I still lose it...
    QOIMJ QOIMJ 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    "Have you ever met a living legend, Just a real friend, who planned their end" Yes I did...
    AskingEmilia2 AskingEmilia2 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Fleetwood Mac kind of day. yes, the oldies have merit.
    kk1874 kk1874 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Im just a robot with no feelings at all . **** it . Life goes on . Does anybody feel this way
    pauu93 pauu93 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've just discovered I don't like being touched by strangers... I got this relaxing massage as a courtesy, and j thought, well why not... we should try things at least once in our...
    ElfawithaWolfHeart ElfawithaWolfHeart 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    Fish heads fish heads, Roly poly fish heads, Fish heads fish heads, Eat them up yum Fish heads fish heads, Roly poly fish heads, Fish heads fish heads, Eat them up yum
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I myself, have no clue what to do with my life. I finished year 12 last year and even then, whenever a peer would ask me questions like "what do you want to study in university...
    breesworld breesworld 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I wanna escape reality and just be a mermaid. Not asking for much 😐
    ZashaChase ZashaChase 26-30, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I like to dream...big dreams I let my self drift away on the waves of my imaginations ... brake reality in little pieces and step into a land crated in my mind... I look at reality...
    Ariaspark Ariaspark 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It was so easy to shut out the world. Forget reality and responsibilities. Pretend that there was only us. It was so easy until reality reminded me that I was living in a fantasy...
    GingerSnappedBack GingerSnappedBack 51-55, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I want to make my dream of setting up my own animal charity a reality
    charlotte8482 charlotte8482 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I sleep with not just one, but about 6-10 of them at a time. They placate my loneliness, as pathetic as I might sound. It is expected of me to have left the habit of sleeping with...
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Everyday there is something new happening in your life.I always wake up from the sunlight that appears on my face.New beginning new day .Facing reality always hurt but if you hide...
    Senaya Senaya 16-17, F Feb 5

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    Let's get out of here. Not just this town but this life, this reality. Let's go smoke with the aliens and chill with the tigers, let's. go start new lives
    haileeilenenanderson haileeilenenanderson 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I've been trying to lose weight for a few years and no matter what I do... working out everyday, walking everyday, cutting out added sugars and carbs, lower calorie intake, etc...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I can't stand sitcoms or network shows because they look fake to me. At least reality TV tries to fool us a little.
    Sweetpotatopie Sweetpotatopie 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Hi there! I am a casting producer for a new show based around people who are quickly approaching a major crossroads in their lives and who are curious or apprehensive about what...
    johnkmolloy johnkmolloy 22-25, M Feb 2

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    Hi there! I am a casting producer for a new show based around people who are quickly approaching a major crossroads in their lives and who are curious or apprehensive about what...
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    Hi there! I am a casting producer for a new show based around people who are quickly approaching a major crossroads in their lives and who are curious or apprehensive about what...
    johnkmolloy johnkmolloy 22-25, M Feb 2

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    finding a girl to love for life is hard beautiful sweet kind heart seems only in the movies i just imagine myself get lost in the world of fantasy if i had a girl like that...
    lostpagesofM lostpagesofM 18-21, M Feb 1

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    Homeschooled my entire life I suck at Math Still don't have a driver's license (and haven't practice-driven since last summer) I missed out on pretty much everything cool in the 9...
    FluttershyLabeouf FluttershyLabeouf 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    If only my daydreams can become reality I'll be happy
    RainbowCrayon666 RainbowCrayon666 16-17, F Jan 31

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    Just done. All this "experience project" has done is cause me pain in the last two months. I'm done with it. I've said this before but I'm not changing my mind. This place has...
    johnng8230 johnng8230 22-25, M Jan 30

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    I'm embracing the challenge to post the first story in groups that have no stories. So here goes the first story "I would like to hear your ideas for a new reality show" My...
    Azuriela Azuriela 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Carole King's song, "You've Got A Friend" promises "Winter, spring, summer or fall...all you've got to do is call...and I'll be there." The old cliche of friendships, "I'll...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F Jan 27

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    You should never escape reality even if it's at its ugliest state. Trying to sugar coat things and paint the blackest black with bright colors only disguises the worst things as if...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I have been looking for a group like this. There is a girl I still love no matter what, we met in an orphanage but I got adopted so I haven't seen her in about 10 years. As you can...
    TinselCookie607 TinselCookie607 18-21, M Jan 27

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    There are many ways to escape reality. A great book, music, movies, exercise, bullet to the head...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 27