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I Feel Detached From the World Sometimes

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    Not of This World - I am not of this world. Sometimes I feel it so much more profoundly than others, though. I feel so out of place, so misunderstood! I do not...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 16 Responses Sep 11, 2009

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    Can Be Positive - If I were a tree among trees, a cat among animals, this life would have a meaning, or rather this problem would not arise, for I should belong to this world. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 19, 2008

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    Sometimes a Lot - For the longest time I felt that I was supposed to be on this world.  I never found anyone that I could find a foundation to keep me alive.  I felt so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 12, 2008

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    I Feel I Am Not Made For This World - I am perplexed to think how somebody at a very tender age could see no light at the end of the road..no vision for future...no motivation for...
    nups999 nups999 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 23, 2009

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    ''i'am Still Dreaming'' - HELLO. I AM ALSO A SUFFERER OF DPD. ''Depersonalization Disorder'' it's been almost a year since i had the disorder. Let me tell you it's been difficult...
    MIA2008 MIA2008 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2009

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    From My Window - I don't know that the thought that I am losing my child is ever not in my head.  I have become a master at staying busy, keeping my mind busy in the belief that I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 18, 2012

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    An Alien Soul In A Human Body - I enjoy solitude and like to observe the live of people. Diversity and unpredictability of life and how people react to what they experience...
    ECiG ECiG 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 25, 2011

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    And It Scares Me - There are times when I feel like I am a stray puzzle piece that wandered into a snow globe full of "whole" people. I feel like no one touches me or really even...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2011

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    Only Me - Sometimes I feel like I don't even belong here. I feel so...distant, like nothing in the world matters except me. Like the world doesn't even exist, that all that's there...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Oct 3, 2008

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    Dark Time - Here comes the dark of the nightHiding in it the pain of lifeA little girl sits by the windowAnd sees how the sun goes downBrings with it the agony she feelsAs the dusk...
    nups999 nups999 22-25, F Jun 23, 2011

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    I've been cursed with abstract life, but it's time to break through the spell.
    avessel avessel 22-25 1 Response Jan 6

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    I Dont Care - At work, I get done what needs to get done, and I'm careful about it, and I do it well. At home, I've been keeping the house as neat as I possibly can (which is...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    Spaced Out - My most used defense when i get overwhelmed is to leave my body.  This is a  very alienating experience.  I know i'll always come back,  but it takes awhile...
    purin473 purin473 31-35, M Jun 13, 2011

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    Was It the Psych Meds - I spent my early adolescence in and out of psych wards and for this reason I feel detached.  Even in high school I had a hard time opening up and didn...
    sunnybunny sunnybunny 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2008

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    Though The Sun Is Shining, There Is No Light. - All the time.For the last six months I've struggled to care about people. I just really don't care anymore. I should be bothered by...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 1, 2011

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    Feeling I Am In A Strange Land - feeing i am in a strange land like i am just here yet wandering lost somewhere else all is going on in this world yet it seems to have no effect on...
    september926 september926 41-45, F Nov 8, 2012

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    Yea - I'm not a people's person in the real world but in the online I'm. Well. I do other stuff beside going online.  
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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    Seperate But Part Of. - I must be from somewhere much, much, much better than here. This song explains. I am NOT like anything else in this world. I know it too. you might see...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response May 28, 2012

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    Is This "normal"? - Often, I feel so distant from my own life and the people in it. I don't really get excited about much of anything. I don't really have a desire to make new...
    MsDeon MsDeon 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    Stuck In A Bubble - That's how I feel- absent, bitter, detached. It's like the world and I are in two different bubbles. I'm looking through the walls of my bubble at the world...
    HappySadAndMad2012 HappySadAndMad2012 13-15 Sep 1, 2012

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    I Observe - Ever since I was young I have felt like I was on the outside looking in, most of the time. I used to try and be a part of it all. Sometimes too hard. But never quite...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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    My Life... - Its rather difficult for me to feel 'connected' with the rest of the world, with my life the way it is right now... I live in the middle of nowhere, we haven't got...
    Elwing Elwing 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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    Farewell Twinkies - When you think about how unions were born, in the sweltering unregulated sweatshops in the early twentieth century, its rather disgusting where they are going...
    tamikay tamikay 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2012

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    Memories - Have you ever remembered something? Seen it in your head? Every time i try to remember something i see myself from a different angle. Like when i was walking down the...
    WalkingHome WalkingHome 13-15 Aug 20, 2012

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    I live in a very competitive place, surrounded by people who are doing so much with their lives, and it overshadows my meager accomplishments. I try my hardest at something, and...
    shadow553 shadow553 16-17 1 Response Mar 29

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    For the past few weeks, I've just not got anywhere with my life. I've been so unmotivated and it hurts. It's like ripples that blade through my heart, just seeing myself like this...
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    Not loser as in lame or nerd... Although I am a bit nerdy but in the sense that I've lost myself. I'm in a constant battle with my feelings and I lose every time. I feel like I've...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    i feel like whatever i do, i fail. when i like somone, i fail to get their attention/attraction. when i do a test, i always get a lower mark. my family thinks im a failure and...
    lolihatemetoo lolihatemetoo 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I am 24 years old. After I graduated high school I started going to college to become an RN. It's the only thing I've ever wanted to do. I'm a very compassionate person and I am...
    kbtaoe kbtaoe 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    i cant help but feel myself slowly fading away from wveryone that cares about me all the time. this always happens to me
    bongripper1 bongripper1 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Sometimes in sync with social environments on an exponential level but in essence completely detached from it vibing in my own waveforms sometimes that calibrates sometimes it...
    rastamaracas rastamaracas 22-25, M Mar 22

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    I'm a 16 year teenager who sometimes feels like the ugly duckling in the world. Even though I love my family, what I do is never good enough for them. Football is more fun than...
    Madhatter16 Madhatter16 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    David, Ever since you left... it just feels like part of me is missing, a part of me you still have, a part of me that I can't have back. I really miss you. It still hurts...
    DancingWithFire DancingWithFire 16-17, F Apr 4

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    Christinewl Christinewl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I am 22 years old and I have no idea what it's like to be in a romantic relationship with someone. I've never dated, held hands, or kissed anyone in that way. I've been interested...
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    I am very famous for putting my headphones on and shutting out the world. Sometimes life just gets to be too much to handle, and putting my headphones on and shutting the would out...
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    Wow I feel like the world's biggest *******
    mayorMax mayorMax 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I feel alone I have no one to talk too ever my recent break up has left me drained I don't look forward to any thing I just want to disappear I have no one to talk too I feel...
    Enrique19 Enrique19 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Whenever I'm in a bad mood I put on my headphones and close my eyes and it's like nothing can get to me. It's just me and my music. No distractions and no one bothering me. One of...
    meganayyye21 meganayyye21 16-17, F Apr 7

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    My loneliness and depression is starting to eat me up. I don't do the things I use to love to do. All I ever want to do is sleep. I'm tired of feeling this way. It sometimes eats...
    feelinglost84 feelinglost84 26-30, F Mar 31

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    Some people may find this hard to relate to. However, the memories of our fathers fathers stay within us. They are part of us, whether we like it or not. The memories become...
    LesFennecs LesFennecs 18-21, M Mar 28

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    What I feel comes from a different place than my thoughts . . .. from my body and my heart my feelings evolve and change My mind is not a place of feeling. I dont 'think' my...
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    I've always been shy. When I was a kid I never really talked to anyone. I've never had friends. I hung around with people in high school, but was never close with anyone. I was...
    Obbita Obbita 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I love him. All of him. Right down to every single one of his so called "flaws." Sometimes, I think his imperfections might even make me love him MORE. He's a strong man, a VERY...
    BelleGold BelleGold 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Over the past few months I have been so happy. I had found the most wonderful man one could hope to meet. His children as wonderful as he. His culture, language and religion...
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    Summer of 2010 -Guess I'm just looking back today, thinking about my sister and that summer, and how it was the last year in my life I'd get to spend with her. Been listening to...
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