A phrase that is popular among high school/college students and other people who live their lives outside of the societal norm that is used upon the realization that they will soon be entering the drab form of existence where they work behind a desk or counter for 40-50 years, pay taxes and bills, drink cheap beer while watching sporting events or movies on the weekends, wait for the next video game system or iphone to come out, plan trips to Europe, and find a significant other that will help them bring other useless fucks into this world to continue this helpless, modern era cycle of chasing down the newest commercialized good while contributing not a single bit of positive productivity to the world in return.
Person 1 - "Man, I graduate soon. I can't believe it."

Person 2 - "No kidding. I don't know what I'm gonna do. Maybe I'll try to become an accountant or work as a manager for some large retail chain. I heard they get good benefits. Time for The Real World, I guess."

Person 1 - "I think I'll just go drown myself in that lake over there. Its not like I'll be doing anything for the next 50 years anyways."
by Murrdawg88 April 20, 2011
War is immanent. Crime is wide spread. Corruption is law. And money is power. That's just how it all works, as human beings are consumed by there own greed, the world changes along with them. Those who try to call for a change are always struck down by the sword we have come to know as the government. Then again, the majority elect those in government. So it's safe to conclude that those we elect are only elected because we think they will benifit us, but the selfish way we think makes us only think of the benefits of one and not the many. With this type of power looming over us, it's only a matter of time before national calamaty grips this pathetic country.
In the real world, there are no heroes. Only those who benifit the majority,those who benifit from the majority, and those who are layed down by the majority.
by Xero _ Manifest December 26, 2011
A place that doesn't care about your feelings.
Eddy: I'm triggered, my feelings are hurt.

Marcus: The real world doesn't care about your feelings.
by sjwhater June 1, 2017
1) MTV show which debuted on TV in 1992 and explores the lives of seven strangers as they live and work with each other in a different locale every season. As of March 2004 is in its fourteenth season, San Diego.
My man Jacquese is funny as hell on The Real World San Diego.
by Jason Vernon March 19, 2004
a term used by teachers to describe life after high school or college
What is an example of an isulator? Give good examples of how they are used in the real world.
by bobie November 30, 2004