I Can't Quite Connect With the World

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 495 People

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    36-40
    2 Responses May 9, 2011

    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

    I might have lost the ability to truly connect

    with someone for a love partnership. I've been alone & single for far too long. More than a decade. My virgin relationships have never lasted more than a month. I might as well say I was single since I was born.
    jesuslight jesuslight
    31-35, M
    May 21, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    Mar 2, 2013

    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

    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

    Struggle

    Its hard to live and be happy in a world thats so messed up.
    mark84 mark84
    22-25, M
    Nov 5, 2007

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2007

    Related Experiences

    Well, it's been a lovely time floating through Experience Project. I'd like to thank my few friends, the intelligent peeps, the fakers, the short-tempered, the perverts, etc. You...
    SlipperyHawk SlipperyHawk
    13-15, M
    Apr 21
    We were having lunch at a picnic table with the rest of the office. We were laughing and having fun.Then you said you had to go, “Thanks for the lunch, it was fun. Let&rsquo...
    CatcherInTheRai CatcherInTheRai
    26-30, F
    Apr 21
    Everything today just past me like nothing. I haven't been able to take in anything. Music just passes through me like it came and went away without any meaning to me. I don't...
    uilesd uilesd
    16-17, M
    Apr 20
    this is something crazy which a friend is going through, she asked me to help her but I don't know how to advice her..''i really don't know what to do now,I fell in love with and...
    Rosalindaag Rosalindaag
    22-25, F
    Apr 20
    this is something crazy,a friend asked for my help but I don't know how to advice her.'' I fell in love with this man who is
    Rosalindaag Rosalindaag
    22-25, F
    Apr 20
    I hate calling him Dad because there's a difference in being a father and being a dad; He definitely ain't my dad. It just ****** me off when I clean up after him and he goes to my...
    Stormeyes Stormeyes
    18-21, F
    Apr 20
    Get this song out of my head. Grisi variation. I have to learn it and now I'm going to dream about that variation I swear. I also can't remind you after EP closes to positively...
    FieryWolf FieryWolf
    16-17, F
    Apr 19
    I'm trying to write this paper but I can't!! I'm so tired I'm Layin in bed. I can't focus
    Flowerpower5678 Flowerpower5678
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    Racists and haters are a part of the reason why I hate humanity for I will not be a part of a society that bases everything on hate and selfishness. I refuse it this world is full...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 19
    I can't stop thinking about you so I will indulge myself and remember everything without trying to shut it out. I don't know what tomorrow brings but tonight I celebrate memories.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 19
    I like this girl in my tech school but I can't tell her because she wouldn't care. She talks to a lot of guys and craziest part is we have a snapchat and we had a great convo on...
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 18
    My sleepy but I can't sleep!!!!!!!!! Someone talk to me I'm a nice person
    Ilovepigs089 Ilovepigs089
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 18
    My sleepy but I can't sleep!!!!!!!!! Someone talk to me I'm a nice person
    Ilovepigs089 Ilovepigs089
    13-15, F
    Apr 18
    I am afraid that I have been ruined forever. I have never loved anyone more. I thought he felt the same, even though he proved to me over and over again just how little I rate in...
    solost17 solost17
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    its odd how it happens. you open up to people. you trust, you care and they care too. but then it happens. you realize you start holding back because you dont care to cause pain...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Apr 17
    My partner of ten years is dying... I'm terrified of it all. I don't know what to do. One month ago everything appeared just right. Then in a weeks time my entire world came...
    iamvictorious iamvictorious
    36-40, M
    Apr 16
    I just wanted to write my good-bye before the closing. EP, has helped me up when I've felt down and connected me with caring people. I've made a lot of friends in just over a year...
    Benny412 Benny412
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 16
    I just realized one day that I like him again and its killing me I know I will never have him, he already likes someone else he is someone I can never reach, can I just delete all...
    girlpandaaa girlpandaaa
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    I've never had a month in my life where we haven't argued over SOMETHING. I've always been a forgetful person and she doesn't really understand that fact that I can't help that...
    janeybear janeybear
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    People don't apologize as much as they should nor do they forgive each other easily either..:(
    kbpimpin87 kbpimpin87
    26-30, M
    Apr 16
    I honestly have been feeling like I want to cry lately... except that I can't. As in I physically can't. The tears don't come. At most a few tears come out but I need a really...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 15
    Why do I care so much for a man that's not mine. When I know that I shouldn't. My heart always speaks of you, when it should be silent. It needs to learn to let go of the things it...
    lisamarie829 lisamarie829
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 15
    I already got a sleep disorder I can't be without sleep now for hours because some one is snoring **** me off because I had a family member sleep Over on my room omg I couldn't...
    LucidxxShivery LucidxxShivery
    26-30, F
    Apr 14
    Re-posting for people who have not already read this.. I even wrote to EP to confirm this and here is there reply... EP Support replied: Hello, No, we have nothing to do with that...
    Openhonestnudist Openhonestnudist
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    I struggle day to day to not do it. I would go to my family, but I know what theyre gonna say. I would go to my friends, but I don't want to bother them, they might have more...
    CrazyfatCatLady CrazyfatCatLady
    18-21, F
    Apr 14
    Can't understand myself. Don't know what to do!
    starnulf starnulf
    16-17, F
    Apr 13
    I am alone with nobody in my life who I can trust. I'm scared to live but scared to die. I don't want to live, but I don't want to cause my family that pain. or maybe it's just...
    Desperate10 Desperate10
    22-25, F
    Apr 13
    My whole life I have always been very slim and never had to worry about putting weight on. I never dieted and didn't do any formal exercise. These past few months however things...
    Pixiepickle89 Pixiepickle89
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 12
    My feelings are so messy.I can't handle things day to day anymore.I am trying to cope but my heart and mind are fighting.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 12
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