I Feel a Disconnection From the World

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    I have always felt a disconnect from the world,

    alot of people tell me I don't think like others, not in a bad way, in an interesting way. I still never quite get why they say that, I am like everyone else. However, when I began doing research the feeling of disconnect got bigger, but at the same time research felt like a...
    froggystyletorture froggystyletorture
    31-35, F
    Aug 30, 2015

    Is There *A* Reality?

    Reality? What do you mean? Define it. Prove to me what is real and what isn't. Prove to me that what I see isn't real. If it is real to me, does that not make it reality, at least for me? I see, hear, and feel things all the time that aren't "real" .re·al·i·ty [ree-al-i...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou
    22-25, F
    Mar 20, 2013

    I'm no longer proud of being a human.

    Seeing all the tragedies and injustices that our brethren commit everyday, I feel disgusted to say that I am a human, just like them. The mindset of America has become "I can only help myself screw anyone else" and that is how these horrible atrocities go Unpunished. When the...
    raesaddiction raesaddiction
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2014

    I Am So Different.

    I am nowhere near the same as anyone else on this whole planet.  You'd think some people would think like me... Well, on "True Life: I am a southern belle" those are the only people I've seen with values close to my own.  But, this isn't a TV show...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2010

    "fair-weather Friends?"

              I don't want to gripe and be negative.  I don't want to second-guess people's motives and become cynical.  I think I may be too idealistic.  Or am just missing something. I'm a normally loving, trusting, and...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Nov 8, 2009

    Dead Inside.

    For a while now I've been feeling low. Especially today of all days, I have no idea why today but it has been. Today seems to have dragged by.. (Sigh..) Every time I begin to start thinking a slight bit positive, my negative side strikes and reminds me of reasons why I shouldn't...
    BeingSara BeingSara
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 13, 2012

    I feel this numbedness,

    I don't know how it came about, but I feel it stronger than ever. for the most part of my life I feel as if I am in a dream.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 23, 2014

    Blank Faces

    i feel like when i'm out in the world, that sometimes i just cant hear anything, that i just totally zone out from the world and everything thats happening around me, i feel like even if i wasnt there, noone would notice me, i feel lost and lonely in a trapped bubble, like i cant...
    Anonymousme123 Anonymousme123
    18-21, F
    Nov 5, 2012

    Never Really Was

    I feel a disconnection from the world. It has been there for as long as I can remember, and I don't know how to reestablish the connection. Maybe a decent acid trip will do the trick, maybe it won't. Maybe I will always feel this detached. Maybe I never really was connected to...
    Lullacus Lullacus
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2013

    I Hate This But I Always Do

    I never feel on the same page with people.  Got to the point where I started pretending to.  I don't really lie or anything, I just don't ask "what's that" when they are talking about a subject matter I'm not familiar with.   I felt always disconnected but I was...
    journeytowhere journeytowhere
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 2, 2010

    Pointless Life

    i can't find anything that i want to do in life ,i sleep by day stay up all night ,even if my mother forced me to help her with sth. i try not to do it but if i can't find any way out of it i'll do it while am suffering then i'll get back to sleep ,when everyone get to bed that's...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 19, 2010

    Anxiety Issues....

    For one... my life consists on very little human contact, due to my anxiety disorder. I am working on it, in therapy... but it will take forever to overcome. For now, my only contact is my mother, sister, and a father-figure/close family friend/my mother's hired driver... Mr...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2009

    I Hide From The World

     I was diagnosed bipolar in 2005 which automatically made me "different", especially since I was a cheerleader, honor student, etc. in highschool, we weren't allowed to have 'issues'.  Then I got a brain injury July 18th 2008.  I can't drive becaused I...
    nightismycompanion nightismycompanion
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Dec 28, 2009

    Disconnected today...

    where's my heart?
    SelfishShellfish SelfishShellfish
    41-45, F
    Aug 2, 2015

    Attention Matters A Lot..

    Sometimes, we people really miss out an important thing i.e. our love for someone our, someone who was closer to us like no one else, someone with whom we shared all our gossips, our feelings, our love & our dark sides..but now they are far-far away. And this happen especially...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 4, 2010

    Will I Float Away?

    Sometimes I feel so empty, numb, weightless. Like there is nothing tying me to the world. As if the slightest breeze could lift my body and send me on a journey. Sometimes it's a peaceful feeling, I cannot feel the stress or pain of the physical world. Other times it feels...
    Rainydays293 Rainydays293
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2012

    Living In Constant Pain....

    Almost ten years ago my first love drowned in a lake, I was pregnant, he was not the father but I had always hoped he was. Almost 10 years and I still can't get over it... I think about him all the time still. I feel stuck in the past, alone, and disconnected from life. The...
    ConstantlyConsumed ConstantlyConsumed
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2010

    Lonely In A Crowd

    i feel isolated and detached from the world. especially when i'm with other people, like my friends or family or in school, i can't seem to find a way to communicate, to get trhough. i'm extremely shy. it gets better when i'm home alone and don't have to worry how to act around...
    jennamoi jennamoi
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2010

    Slipping Fractions

    Time lapses, ticks away, without me even realizing. I don' t even know what I do with all those fractions of moments, I just get lost in the organ inside my skull. My thoughts carry me away to wherever they seem to choose- the past, the future, a person, a distant place, a...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2013

    Stolen Puppet And Strange Transcendentalism

    I have always seen the world from in an unusual way. I have never felt apart of my own life even though I have already been born and some years have passed. I have no significant connection to my surrounds or the people in my family. Oddly enough, I feel like a stranger living...
    MadamSinwell MadamSinwell
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2013

    Not Interested

    I feel disconnected from the world that I used to live in. I used to have a mountain of friends that I no longer associate with. My old friends and I did not have a bad parting, we just kind of gradually left each others lives in a platonic way. There was no discussion about our...
    shaw8537 shaw8537
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Sep 24, 2009

    A Welcomed Disconnection

    most of the time and yet occasionally it produces a hunger for connection, any connection at all, which only leads to disappointment, at least in my case. Lately I have found a more satisfying experience by seeking a deeper connection with humanity indirectly, through written...
    Wispen Wispen
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2011


    I don't always feel lonely or sad. Many times especially lately I feel really happy and kinda unstoppable. Its like I've accepted that I am different--that I'm not like everyone else but sometimes I come back to feeling lost and hopeless like I do now. And when I do the things...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 2, 2011

    Not Alone, But Lonely...

    i'm not alone in this world, but what i feel is just otherwise. i'm with somebody, but my feeling is just away. my mind is confused with many things, and so i feel so far away. i'm sad, i'm sad...cause i'm alone. they say i'm quiet, but the truth is.. i just can't find a place...
    depressed201 depressed201
    Nov 21, 2012

    9 To 5

    every day. every day is the same. trying to feel a sense a guidance safety and emotion at all. its been such a long year. im slowly picking up the garbage that was left behind. why? because there is some very deep within me that ses i should. maybe i can finally hop into a...
    kaseykatusky kaseykatusky
    18-21, M
    Jan 30, 2012

    I feel disconnected from everyone around me.

    It seems like I don't belong here. It feels like there is a barrier between me and everyone around me. Like everyone has some secret language I can't quite understand. I have never had a best friends even though some would describe me as theirs or ever felt a connection to my...
    Michael090223 Michael090223
    22-25, M
    Sep 17, 2015

    I Could Hide

     I could hide in my house for a few days, and ignore my phone and honest to gosh I don't think anyone would notice.
    nightismycompanion nightismycompanion
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 31, 2009

    I Left The House!

     My Grandpa died last saturday.  I showered, dressed cute, evened ironed and put on makeup.  I made it through about 4 days of pure hell and depression and went right back to living in the black hole of my house.  I was proud that I made it into society for 4...
    nightismycompanion nightismycompanion
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2010


    I don't always feel lonely or sad. Many times especially lately I feel really happy and kinda unstoppable. Its like I've accepted that I am different--that I'm not like everyone else but sometimes I come back to feeling lost and hopeless like I do now. And when I do the things...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 2, 2011


    step by step one foot in front of the other I walk down the path my head turned down staring at the ground I try not to step on anyone tiptoeing all around till I forget I am unbound I wonder how far I have gone my steps stop and my head pops up I walk among strangers how far...
    WinterWisper WinterWisper
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

    What Happend To My Life?

    What has happened to my life? I used to have good friends not many but i had a group of 5 really good friends. We stoped talking however after I found out that my girl friend had cheated on me with one of them.(I stupidily took her back) now i fell so alone and helpless Iam still...
    Dankmansam Dankmansam
    3 Responses Oct 23, 2009

    Strength In Weakness?

    Being detached is one of my biggest issues in life. That's not what bothers me though. I always wonder if I'll have to be distant forever. I've felt this way my whole life. It is a part of who I am now. It has made me stronger. I'm told this is only the beginning. But what if I...
    FieryRain FieryRain
    1 Response May 15, 2013

    I'm Done With Today!

    Today has been a very strange day right from the start.  After dealing with a few very unusual situations, suddenly I find myself feeling like I'm an island.  I'm at a loss.  All I know is that you cannot "fix" what you don't acknowledge, and you can't...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 12, 2009

    I Am My Own Deserted Island

    I don't know why, i don't know when it started, but it seems as of late i cant be around people. I have been this way for a long time, but my self imposed isolation is becoming stricter with every passing day. I guess i'll just sort of vent off some pent up emotions and give...
    genericloser genericloser
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2011

    Just Another Day In My Own Little Bubble

    This is a poem about someone realizing s/he is just not part of society, that they're living in there own bubble.....I walked through a crowded street on this particular day, Yet felt disconnected from civilization in everyway As i turned to my left and turned to my right...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 23, 2010
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