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I Can't Quite Connect With the World

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I try. But I'm stuck in a pattern of attracting toxic people. I'm trying to break out of that. I know it starts with healing and self-love. I know I'm a good person, I'm kind...
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    This person is SO annoying. I can't stand people with no work ethic. And that's just the beginning of a long list of things. But yes, my co worker is very lazy. This person has...
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    I can't stand living with my parents anymore! I am old enough to move out and be on my own but it's tough because of the rising living cost and home seems to be the best place to...
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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
    Italy21 Italy21 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I'm kind of glad people can't read my thoughts sometimes. I just find learning about certain things, or doing research on certain things, that "normal" people wouldn't really find...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 18 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Connections are important to me. Once made I find them incredibly difficult to break. I am somewhat niave at times in working people out- a trait some find charming whilst others...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 21 Responses Feb 8

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    Simply put. nowhere feels like home. I sit here where I've been for 18-22 yrs...I don't feel at home here. or anywhere. Probably because home is a place you feel protected. safe...
    Pride49 Pride49 22-25, M Feb 2

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    I'm not complicated or hard to understand. I really do consider myself a simple person with very basic wants. I'm accepting of others. Like as long as someone doesn't steal my...
    Annamania1 Annamania1 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I just wish I could help peoples... I look around me and I see the world burning .. People killing each other people abuseing each other and starvation, I just wanna help people...
    suicidalblonde suicidalblonde 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I have never had friends for very long. The ones I do I get annoyed with and drop or they stop talking to me. I can't connect with anyone on a deep or even superficial level...
    hoobityhobbity hoobityhobbity 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I can't make a girl want too talk too me. If she rejects me that's not my problem. She's just missing out on all of that respect a great guy can give her. If she wants an...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 4

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