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I Can't Quite Connect With the World

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    Rendered Distance - Or Scapegoat?

    Is there anyone else out there who feels distanced from life and you think it might be because of experiences you've had for which you got no sympathy or understanding.? Thats how I feel a lot of the time.  Like something bad will happen and someone will say, "It...
    Josephine Josephine 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 7, 2007

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    Parties And Drinking

    I'm 19 years old, and everyone around my age is forever going to parties. Parties with drinking, rap music, and dangerous games. I have never been to one. I don't want to go to one. Truth be known, I don't think anyone would ever invite me to one. The only reason I know about...
    rustyguy rustyguy 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 29, 2010

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    Screaming "I Want to Help You" and Nobody Wants Help!!

    I see a lot of bad things happen and the most common response from people is "OMG, I can't believed this happened!"  And I look at things with my analytical mind and can see several reasons why it happened, and several ways it could have been avoided.  But I...
    Helinda Helinda 31-35 2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    I Always Felt a Bit Like An Ou...

    I always felt a bit like an outsider, like I was outside playing my own games alone while everyone else was inside. When I would sneak over and peak in the window to see what they were doing, everyone would stop, and try to pretend they weren't there, so I wouldn't see them, but...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F Nov 19, 2007

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    Quite

    The key word in this group's name is "quite". It makes me feel optimistic that there is still hope ... :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 22, 2010

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    For The Lack Of A Better Title, I Am Sick Of This.

    It feels like I do not belong in this world. Like I should be in an alternative universe or world, where we do not exist in any physical form. Just as thoughts, or spirits if you will. It may be mildly crazy, I know. However, the physical world is something I would live without...
    Neminia Neminia 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 22, 2013

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    Something's Missing

    Something's missing, and I don't understand it... I have very good friends. I have loving parents. I have a comfortable residence, go to a very prestigious university, and I'm enjoying what I'm doing there. But somehow, I just don't connect with others. I'm shy, I'm reserved, I...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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    Struggle

    Its hard to live and be happy in a world thats so messed up.
    mark84 mark84 21-25, M Nov 5, 2007

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    Always Felt a Stranger In a St...

    Always felt a stranger in a strange land. But adapted to this strange world we live in, learning to share as I grew. Actually, getting fond of the place, but won't allow myself to get too attached ;) as I do not know how long I will be staying lol.
    glorygirl glorygirl 56-60, F Nov 5, 2007

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    I'm Connected Backwards

    I've been told quite often that I am one of those types of people that is perfectly content in their own little world. I'm an only child. My imagination quite often has been the only thing that keeps me company. I am for the most part a loner, an introvert. It takes a lot out of...
    balsosnell balsosnell 26-30, F Nov 20, 2007

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    Trouble Communicating

    I have a very active thought-life. I work with a group of women in my age range and older, and it seems that whenever I try to join into the conversation, I can never keep afloat. I always say something that isn't what I meant at all. Or, I say something that makes no sense and I...
    missmeganbunny missmeganbunny 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2007

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    I Find That More and More I Re...

    I find that more and more I retreat into this fantasy world when I feel down.  It feels so good to be there and lately it seems real when I'm there.  When I come back, I feel worse, so I try to go back there.  It's getting pretty bad.
    HGolightly HGolightly 22-25, F Sep 25, 2007

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    i Typically Feel Like I Spe...

    i typically feel like i speak another language. i never feel connected to anyone or anything anymore. in times that i should be moved or whatnot, i kind of feel like i am at a distance, watching me, as if i was a character in a movie. i probably need therapy.
    JoshTurner JoshTurner 26-30, M Nov 5, 2007

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    Rendered Distance - Or Scapegoat?

    Is there anyone else out there who feels distanced from life and you think it might be because of experiences you've had for which you got no sympathy or understanding.? Thats how I feel a lot of the time.  Like something bad will happen and someone will say, "It...
    Josephine Josephine 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2007

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    i cant understand why were still fighting and spreading blood on the earth soil.....we need to stop the destruction...... but me personaly...the world and the people in it...i can connect with a bit few......we all have different views....but i would love to hear em all...
    jetblackcat jetblackcat 21-25, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2007

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    What Is 'i'

    when i was young i was a kind of thinking what is 'I' i didn't exactly know what i was thinking but just feeling weired of everything i could see things, could hear things and could think but i didn't understand why i couldn't 'feel' that other people could do that too...
    cfroi cfroi 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 29, 2007

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    I Give Up

    i started a new job which is totally different from what i've done for the past few years. i try to do my best but i guess its not enough because i've seen people whispering and then they point at me. if you have something to say then say it to my face. i have not made any...
    tarrat43 tarrat43 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    I Never Seem to Connect With People At Work

    i hate my job and the people there..i dont get it..it isnt as though they dont hate me..the second i got there some chick didnt like me..so i geuss the others followed suite...i was acting extra nice since i was getting a better salary..so i wasnt being my depressed bitter self...
    helentheripper14 helentheripper14 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2008

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    People Get Stuck On Superficial Things

    It seems that the people around me care only about superficial things, such as clothes, gossip, their 401k, the thing that are bothering them in that moment, their grades (I'm a college student), etc.  Can't anyone see past those stupid and simple things to see the important...
    foggyglyph foggyglyph 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    Out of Step

    My Dad is one of if not the wisest people I will ever know. And he once told me, in the late 1990s, meaning it as a compliment, that I was a dinosaur. My ideas and values were kind of in line with how he came of age in the mid-1960's, not the late 1990's. People just seem...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 21, 2009

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    Lost

    I feel lost on this planet. I live my life day by day unable to understand the basic concepts of what others do. I have trouble finding that connection with others. I have plenty of friends, and I hangout with a lot of girls but I can't seem to connect with them, they are just...
    Lost2222 Lost2222 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2011

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    Hard to Develop Interests

    sometimes just dont have the same feeling as other people, dont really enjoy most of the things. Sometimes it's even difficult to develop my own interest, somehow like i am blank inside.
    cfroi cfroi 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 6, 2007

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    I Don't Even Know This Myself But..

    has anyone else felt that they was another self in their head? Because I certainly have. I could hear that person telling me things and noticing things that I never tend to notice.
    TheAdaWong04 TheAdaWong04 18-21, F Sep 9, 2013

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    Sometimes I Am Completely Baff...

    Sometimes I am completely baffled by people and their motivations - I feel like I'm out of step with the human race.
    Highlandheart8 Highlandheart8 46-50, F Nov 19, 2007

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    My World

    Is it possible for there to be a separate world...on Earth? If it is...that other world is my world. Idk when it was created but it was. I don't feel like like I'm part of earth. I exsists there...but I'm not ME. In my world I am me. Only the people here in my world see the...
    mayabutterfly mayabutterfly 13-15, F Mar 2, 2013

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    Untitled

    I've always felt seperate from the world , as if there was something about it that I was just not "getting", as if there was something wrong with me because the world and everything it calls important seemed so silly and pointless to me. I've finally come to realize...
    timmerb timmerb 51-55, M Nov 10, 2007

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    Never Really Could, But I'...

    Never really could, but I'm not really sure if that's a bad thing.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 5, 2007

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    Society

    I do not connect to society, I do not fit in to it's scheme, it's design, I am not one of those humans who is content with the world as it is. I view life so differently to those around me. their wants and needs are nothing like mine, their thoughts towards events, and humanity...
    APS9 APS9 31-35 2 Responses May 9, 2011

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    Maybe

    I don't think my serial connector of my life will hook up with the USB slot of the word.
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F Jul 6, 2012

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    The Simple Things Matter To Me...

    I seek the simple life with no rushing, or desire to make loads of cash. I seek true and life-long connections with people of like minds.
    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 2013

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    I Have to Be Missing Something...

    I see people denying the truth as a daily routine. I just want to tell them it could be... everyone else is wrong except you, or, maybe they have faulty thinking. Problem is I don't fit in and it could be everyone else or it could be me. I have told myself, it's me,. Because I...
    JSkelington JSkelington 26-30, M Nov 6, 2007

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    Wow, I'm Not The Only One...

    Before EP I really wondered.  I thought I would outgrow that youthful alienation.  That feeling that I was a spectator in someone elses world.  That feeling that this was somehow NOT IT.  That I was not having an authentic experience.  I remember not having close friends and...
    KatzNYammer KatzNYammer 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 20, 2011

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    I find it challenging to be honest with my family because I am different from them and I think differently than them. I know that my family judges atheists, and political liberals...
    Growlin Growlin 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I enjoy my "me" time...... It's nice just to have some alone time to think things over, de-stress, and just be me for a while with no one else around.
    Aquamarine74 Aquamarine74 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    They are so mean to me. :/ If I answer their question, another one follows that says "how can we filter age here" right after yelling at me for my answer. I know plenty of older...
    Levi2 Levi2 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Even when the Music is depressing and sad to the point where all I'm doing is crying to the images in my head, I still love it. Music always comforts me when I'm down, makes me...
    ashalew ashalew 22-25, F Apr 8

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    I was about to send this to a girl, who I'm madly in love with, and who is also my best friend. But I couldn't bring myself to hit send... "I've known you for about 6 years now...
    Canonomousjay Canonomousjay 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I am really fat. It sucks. In all honesty, I don't give a **** about my weight. Don't give a **** about how I look. However, there's this guy...(of course). He's really into sports...
    deathbear deathbear 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Is it so hard to say what you really mean? If you don't mean it, don't say it at all. For ex. if you don't want to hang out with someone, don't make an appointment out of...
    NchK NchK 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    There are all kinds of connections that you can have with people in reality- physical, spiritual, emotional, mental...each have their own merit, their own value in your life. In...
    Bellastasia Bellastasia 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 14

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    I don't feel connected. I can speak and act and pretend, but I don't feel it. And I don't know what connected feels like. Not really. I can't keep a relationship. I've lost...
    RichardQ RichardQ 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I was on the phone with a friend today. We've known for a very long time. I think she's the only one I "talk" to regularly. And when I say that, I mean, have on the phone. I don't...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    How do you get over it? I knew going into my marriage and my attempts to have children that there was a good chance I wouldn't be able to conceive. The doctor told me when I was...
    Dawn0421 Dawn0421 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    I am here to tell you about me, my vision and my reality. I'm looking for three women and two men to join me in leaving society. Leaving it all behind and building a community of...
    leaving6622 leaving6622 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I watched Mary and Max, a great movie about a little girl in Australia who picks a random name out of the American phone book at the Australian library and writes a letter to this...
    skr1126rn skr1126rn 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can't find anyone to connect with, not in real life, not online. I am just not interested in day-to-day happenings, I am more intrigued by intellectual conversation, I desire...
    AltruisticApathy AltruisticApathy 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I haven't cried in almost a decade. Over these seven or eight years I've lost dear friends, lost my mother and father, had my heart broken several times, been in many therapy...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have very few close friends in my life. I actually prefer it that way. I feel most comfortable having a small but close, intimate niche of friendships. Many people come and go...
    Allissaxxx Allissaxxx 22-25, F Mar 29

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    I can't promise anything but if anyone wants to talk life or anything my inbox is always open!
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Mar 29

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    It's unfortunate that I finally found a great man who I love and I can really connect with on every level and knowing he feels the same way about me but there is no way we will...
    pinkjag pinkjag 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I often suspect countless people, no matter how close or distant they are to me, of countless things. I never feel like I can quite put my guard down because of my innumerable...
    Kavka Kavka 18-21, M Apr 4

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    There is this song called #SELFIE, and I find it quite annoying, to be honest I actually would prefer songs by Justin Bieber and all those hated artists. I just can't stand this...
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart 13-15, F Apr 4

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