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I Can't Quite Connect With the World

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    A little back story here as an infant my parents didn't want me and they basically gave me to my grand parents with the notion drugs are more important than my kids. So my...
    TheSameOne TheSameOne 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    And that's because my glasses magnify everything for me. And without them I just can't see anything at all. I don't like wearing glasses though, they make my eyes look huge.
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm kind of terrified to tell anyone my secrets even if it's one of my best friends.. You never know if they backstab you and tell the whole world and then you feel bad because of...
    foreverisabella foreverisabella 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Or my contact Hahahaha. Iran I can see but don't ask me to tell you what something says
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It seams like no matter where I go, the area I live in only has people who are too young or too old for my age. The girls who are my age however either already have girlfriends, or...
    Zzarcon1 Zzarcon1 18-21, M Jul 4

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    This is true all around. But with my best friend, it isn't an issue of trust as much as an issue of judging. We were both Christian in high school. We stopped being friends for a...
    vlrjspn vlrjspn 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Never say or do anything behind someone's back that you couldn't tell them to their face stay real stay true at all times.
    jpruitt28 jpruitt28 31-35 6 days ago

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    Especially breakfast cereal
    greysquirrel greysquirrel 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    It's just too much. I'd rather read War and Peace.
    michael1958a michael1958a 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    I came here for support, understanding and connections. A friend or two to talk to about things I can't talk to with people around me.
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    If you believe in God, or nothing or some other deity, I feel like it's a cruel piece in our genetic make up for us to seek companionship. It's something we have no control over...
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    This is becoming more and more frequent with me... And it's terrible. My sleep schedule it's completely messed up, and I've tried so many times to correct it but it still messes...
    Matt200 Matt200 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Linda and I have been friends for 9 years and just graduated from high school together we always talked about going to college together and being roommates and being at each others...
    tamekaroberts tamekaroberts 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Growing up I was yet another 'victim' of emotional neglect. As a result I grew up surrounded mostly by imaginary friends in my own little world as, quite frankly, nobody bothered...
    MailTheGlobe MailTheGlobe 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    When I was little(around 7) I used to be deathly afraid of my house. I couldn't be in any room alone. I always had major anxiety. I used to have melt downs where I would cry and...
    alexwalls21 alexwalls21 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I don't understand why destiny allowed some people to meet, when there's no way for them to be together...i can't bear the thought of forgetting you and live my life without you...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F 7 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I do not understand why in the the world I care so much about you. Its my confession or like a diary entry... My last post. I hope you find it and see for yourself. Oh man. I know...
    foryoureyesonly1983 foryoureyesonly1983 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    1:12 am and I still can't fall a sleep -_-
    ItsKimmy ItsKimmy 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I had to follow their “Advise,” because my wife would not do anything that would contradict their wishes. a) Living on a budget, I attempted to teach my wife how to manage the...
    Poitiers5 Poitiers5 22-25, M Jun 25