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I Try My Best to Escape Reality When I Can

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    What I Believe

        i believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge, that myth is more potent than history. i believe that dreams are more powerful than acts, that hope always triumphs over experience, that laughter is the only cure for grief and i...
    kailadarling kailadarling 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2009

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    Welcome To The Over Mind

    I think if anyone else lived in my head they would be lost. I have entire different worlds (several of them) spinning their course throughout my synapses. Worlds where the fantastical is possible. Worlds of dashing hero's, beautiful princesses, nobility, truth and goodness, and...
    Wifeinater Wifeinater 22-25, F Jul 2, 2012

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    I pretend I have a different life often.

    I like my life, but I aspire to be an actress. All my life I've been a show-off, hard-worker, and a entertainer. In high-school I would always be in the musicals or plays our school would hold. Unfortunately, I live in a small town. It's not even on the map... of the state...
    michellemaya michellemaya 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Where Is The Line Now?

    i am so far gone now. sometimes i beleive my dreams are real and what is real is a dream. here is a way i try to distinguish the two: life sucks. dreams are happy. when ever i am happy i try to distingish those as dreams, and when i am not it is a reality. EP is the only real...
    childcalledit childcalledit 18-21, T 2 Responses Nov 15, 2009

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    ...Especially when I am sitting in my car

    freezing to death waiting for it to heat up. I love people who say snow is so neat (especially those people from nice warm places where they break out their winter coats as soon as it hits 65 deg F (in Celcius, 18.3 deg C)).Don't get me wrong, snow is beautiful as you watch it...
    AdMcC1209 AdMcC1209 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Therapy Has Opened My Eyes..

    In my last therapy session I have truly understood that I have been living in my own world whenever I'm not talking to somebody. When I am talking to somebody, I live in reality which I can't understand leaving me triggered and wondering where the hell am I... What the hell do I...
    paranormaSPY paranormaSPY 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    The Dreamworld..

    So lately, I continuously try my best to escape reality when I can.. Usually by sleeping. I find the dreamworld much more fun and less depressing than reality itself because I can TRULY express my well being there rather than being so limited in expressing myself in reality. I...
    UniversalSelf19 UniversalSelf19 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    Forever Daydreaming

    I pretty much live in my head nowadays. My real life sucks and so I like to imagine myself as a completely different person with all her wishes fulfilled. Sometimes I like to imagine I'm a celebrity who is a very famous singer or actress. Sometimes I am a famous author who wrote...
    PenelopeParfait PenelopeParfait 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    Escaping My Reality Somehow

    Somehow I have this thing about me, every time I see something I wish would happen to me, I would end up making this whole scenario in my mind about how I would deal with it if it ever did happen, and how I would end up dealing with the whole situation in a better way, Is that...
    code95 code95 18-21, F Nov 30, 2012

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    I Do It All The Time.

    Whether it's letting my mind get lost in books, movies, tv shows... or maybe taking a walk around town, or a trip to a big city. Sometimes I daydream for hours on end, letting my mind wander as much as it wants to... and other times I'll nap just to have a strange dream. When I...
    KatLeroux KatLeroux 18-21, F Dec 5, 2009

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    Escape In My Dreams

    I don't really like the Reality, but I can't say I'm hating it. Instead, I live in my dreams, being the person I will be (or I really am, but doesn't show it?). It sounds odd, but... I have made up a world in my dreams, it's a world I dream every night and have done it...
    KeepThisLoveAlive KeepThisLoveAlive 18-21, F Aug 21, 2012

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    Why Not???

    Why not, I'm doing no one any harm, no one but myself. I believe my fake life or my life when I'm not totally compasmentas is much better. Please don't think I'm promoting drug use or getting that wasted your in another world, I'm not, it's messed my life up good and proper. I...
    monicaxox monicaxox 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2009

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    #3 from "Ghandi's List Of Ten". The Real story...

    FORGIVE, AND LET GO. There's always more to the story... Every notable human that has shared world changing philosophies has had personal life events that triggered inspiration. Here is an excerpt from one of Ghandi's notebooks that we found his nephew K'bosh using for a...
    gotsalsa gotsalsa 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    Nothing Is Real.....

    I don't daydream or anything, reality just doesn't quite seem that "real" to me anymore. I only escape to my thoughts. Now the only real thing to me much anymore is my thoughts... Well, not in a crazy way you know. It's just like I see stuff, I touch stuff, I taste, smell and...
    Angelwings7 Angelwings7 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2011

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    Yes Please.

    Been having an extra tough time lately. My life is nowhere near where I could ever have imagined it. Broken marriage, harassment at work, nervous breakdown and failed suicide attempt. Not me, the happy go lucky open person, how did this all happen to me? Managed with a lot of...
    pixelbest pixelbest 46-50, F 9 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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    Book Obsessed

    That's what I am. Everybody always asks me, "Why do you read so much?" Books are an escape from reality, the realest one I can manage. Other ways I often use are music, and playing Sims. xD Don't judge me. Reality sucks, and every once in awhile I just need an escape. What...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 17, 2012

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    Now You See Me....

    Now you don't! I'm gone. Where am I? Online, that's where.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2011

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    Yes Or No

    Poem : That’s Love : Valentine’s Day That’s Love If you love some one because you think that he or she is really gorgeous ….then it’s not love .. it’s “Infatuation“ If you love some one because you think that you shouldn’t leave him because others think that...
    weareok weareok 26-30, M Jul 6, 2013

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    Fantasy And Dreams Are Wonderful...

    I sleep a lot. I really do. Why? Because I want to dream. My dreams are often wonderful and I'm really grateful for it. Reality is really harsh. If I don't escape from it, I will lose my sanity. So I always feel tired and sleepy when I'm so sick of reality. And so I sleep. The...
    amethyst91 amethyst91 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    Im Tired

    Im tired of living the way i have been living. my life has been one story after the other one up and then one down waiting for someone to tell me what to do when to do it. because i wont mentally grow up and do it myself. i want to blame them for not careing and for not wanting...
    enigmandn enigmandn 18-21, F Jun 26, 2012

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    I escape reality with every opportunity

    that comes my way... Because in my eyes reality sucks big time and it's not getting any better what so ever. In fact it's nose diving. This world that I used to think so highly of as a kid, was destroyed by bullies that entered my life, which led to school being an absolute...
    Ashh2 Ashh2 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    Daydreaming

    I don't know what it is about life, or what it lacks for me. But I often find myself trying to escape it. Sleeping happens to be the best way to do this. I just lay down and let my mind wander wherever it pleases. It always starts off as thinking about actually facts. For example...
    DestinyLovexo DestinyLovexo 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    My Perfect World

    When I was a little girl, I pretended to have imaginary friendsimaginary house, with animals and no grown ups.As I grew older I knew those images where only my imaginationI have created a world for myself where I can escape fromreality when facing the world it is too painful...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F Jan 21, 2013

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    Yeah, I Do

    Reality sucks so much sometimes. Everyone needs somekind of escape. Like Alice who found the hole. I have a way of escaping reality. I sleep a lot. Sometimes, I believe I am someone else. When somebody calls my name, reality will be back, staring intently at my face. Or when I...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F May 22, 2012

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    Thoughts On Reality

    I live in two different worlds. One, i am a shy, observant, timid woman, and the other i am full of life, color, and passion. I can enter my second world through many gateways. Sobriety is not one of them. Hallucinogens and other similar wonders have the power to take me into a...
    Alissabella Alissabella 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2012

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    Rambling Man

    I stare at the stars the silence and the trees below, and i ask myself why am i thinking too hard. If i was a star i could live in the unknown and only see what mattered to me, the light and the dust because its unlikely i will be swallowed whole by a blackhole for a million...
    JoeSuff JoeSuff 18-21, M Jun 19, 2012

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    It's Called Angel

    I have the complete series on DVD. When reality gets to be too much for me, I pop in a disk, and watch some Angel. I have probably seen it more than any other series ever, except maybe, I Love Lucy.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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    Go Figure!

    I posted a differen't kind of Profile picture (own real) at other blog, and my cousin who lives in US, befriended me. I consider the escape a success ! We-e-e-e !
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Back To Back Christmas Shows Via Hallmark

    My wife watches this stuff for hours, do I miss watching NCIS!? Seems they have a common story line, who knew!?1. Guy or gal lost their partner / spouse.2. Enter the new guy or gal.3. A conflict.4. They make up.5. Everyone lives happily ever after! (I do like this part!)
    navyvet navyvet 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    Its All So Much Better In Your Head Right?

    I sleep (and dream) alot, and when I'm awake I surround myself with stories and feelings: music, videogames, books, so on, that let me kind of float off and forget everything around me. For some reason, being disconnected with yourself is the best feeling, because for some reason...
    Living91 Living91 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2010

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    Does Anybody Else Do This?

    I like to escape more than I should. it has become kind of obsessive... its not that i have a bad life, but its just so boring! so i kind of have this other life... in my head. it sounds weird but bare with me. i think about it ALL THE TIME. and its the same me, and the storyline...
    jodiegrey jodiegrey 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2012

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    Expressing My Creative Passion

    I find that anything I do that expresses my creative passion in any way helps me to escape from the world around me. Wrtting, drawing, painting and so on. Also whenever I feel like I need to get out of the house a nice walk helps a little bit. Usually through the Castlewood park...
    LittleGuy87 LittleGuy87 22-25, M Jan 3, 2013

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    I Live On My Computer

     I think I love EP so much because it completely takes me out of reality.  I get to read stories that have nothing to do with me and it makes me forget how bad my life sucks right now.
    nightismycompanion nightismycompanion 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2010

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    A Daydream Believer

    I daydream alot. I Aldo read alot too. I think I escape reality because I like to exercise my imagination. Plus, when I'm standing in line at WalMart, I usually don't want to be there, so daydreams, here I com!!e
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30 2 Responses May 3, 2012

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    Always And It's Worrisome

    I suppose it started when when I was a kid. My family didn't have much money and our homes were always so tiny. The only real place I could escape to was my imagination. I loved reading books then. Books and the world they painted were wonderful, especially for a little kid...
    nonnonnonochi nonnonnonochi 18-21, T 3 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    Realtionship With Ex's

    I'm best friends with my ex-girlfriend. We still talk and everything, we just broke up like a week or two ago. She has someone else in her life and I'm happy for her, but its uncompertable talking about it with her. It hurts but I want her happy so I keep my mouth closesed...
    WaterLily2012 WaterLily2012 18-21, F Aug 8, 2012

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    Locked Up In My Head

    My life is strangely like Rapunzel's, with a slightly more . . . interesting twist. My parents are very protective of me. They don't let me out a lot, so I spend most of my life locked up inside. Even when they do let me out, it's so rare, I have nothing to do but wander around...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 22, 2011

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    Yes Or No

    Poem : That’s Love : Valentine’s Day That’s Love If you love some one because you think that he or she is really gorgeous ….then it’s not love .. it’s “Infatuation“ If you love some one because you think that you shouldn’t leave him because others think that...
    weareok weareok 26-30, M Jul 6, 2013

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    Escapism

    I try my damndest to keep my head in the clouds and it sometimes works but when i come back it's all waiting for me. I use music to escape it all. I stick in my headphones and turn the music up just loud enough to block out what's happening outside. Music is my vice.
    8ball2 8ball2 16-17 1 Response Apr 12, 2011

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    ....and I Feel As If I Am Cheating Myself

    I sleep a lot, i force myself to sleep when i am sad so that i don't have to deal what's reality.sometimes, i just wish i dont wake up
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F Dec 1, 2011

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    I day dream all day about having a better life

    then what I have. I mean, my life is pretty great, I'm just crazy in the head and need a exciting environment. Just need to party more. Yet I sit and drink alone.
    IvyRed15 IvyRed15 16-17, F Dec 30, 2013

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    Writing...

    It's my outlet from the world, always has been really. When I find myself in a place where the day in and day out is just too extreme I pick up a pen and start to write. Sometimes by the end of the night I'll feel better, renewed to face the world again but sometimes it takes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 17, 2012

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    I'm Stuck

    Dealing with reality isn't easy to all of us. I've been living in a fantansy for 4 months, almost 5.. I've forgotten what it's like to live in a real world where people expect you to live in a certain manner, I hate the idea of going back to a reality where I am required to...
    harlequinn harlequinn 22-25, F 2 Responses May 11, 2011

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    In My Own Little World

    I do try my best to escape this reality each and everyday by listening to music or writing awesome stories here on Ep, or sometimes going for long walks while talking to myself and dancing nude in the rain. And even sometimes going for rides in my car, I try to escape reality and...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    Reality Sucks.

    i do everything i can to escape reality when i can,including sleeping alot to escape pain and pressure from the real world. another way i try escape reality is experimenting with drugs alcohol and cigarettes it makes me feel relaxed and just carefree and light. the reality is my...
    leehaa13 leehaa13 16-17 Apr 18, 2012

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    Crazy Me .. :)

    i know you've left...i know theres nothing left in between still,i love to imagine things with you,a walk or an encounter at bus stop or in neighborhood,crazy me
    shahh shahh 18-21 Sep 15, 2012

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    She had invited him, out of guilt,

    at cutting their already brief morning together, to an even shorter length than they had originally planned. She didn't really want him there and was relieved when he refused the invitation. She wanted to see her friend alone, not quite as much as she wanted to have the walk...
    PrincessTwisted PrincessTwisted 26-30, F Mar 26

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    Well...

    when your 'reality' is that the normals have never respected you, and your own people have left you to die, then you're going to say this...
    ILoveMarie ILoveMarie 36-40 2 Responses Jul 25, 2010

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