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I Feel Detached From the World Sometimes

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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 made it. I have a habit of "putting things in a box". Especially my emotions...figured they were mine...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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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 me i wake up an go through this zone of another day an another day always the same cant get out of this trap dont know who i am...
    september926 september926 41-45, F Nov 8, 2012

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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 much money for gas at this very moment. Right now, the only way I have to contact the outside world, is to use the...
    Elwing Elwing 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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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, which doesn't even know I exist. We go our separate ways, walking down two separate, but parallel paths. I see the world...
    HappySadAndMad2012 HappySadAndMad2012 13-15 Sep 1, 2012

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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 can drown out this thought but it's always there.  My mind is only in the moment when I am with her, sitting beside...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 18, 2012

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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, is me.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Oct 3, 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 now. Other humans pay them money out of their checks to protect their rights, this should be a simple and generous task...
    tamikay tamikay 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2012

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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 dead at times.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 12, 2008

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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 not exactly neat) and have even experimented with new dinners. All of this freaks me out, but the part that freaks...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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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 friends and don't have many people in my life that I truly consider to be my friend. I know that I have people in my life...
    MsDeon MsDeon 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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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 sometimes.  Just got through a major episode because I had to get my apartment renovated.  Anytime a move stuff...
    purin473 purin473 31-35, M Jun 13, 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 sees me. And that I can't touch them, even if they are reaching for me. It's scary and sad to think of what my life will...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2011

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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 life except that I feel like running away from this world where people are mean and cruel. I don't deny that there are no good people...
    nups999 nups999 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 23, 2009

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    I've been cursed with abstract life,

    but it's time to break through the spell.
    PunchandPie PunchandPie 22-25 1 Response Jan 6

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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 this; but I'm not, all I 'feel' is numbness. I'm not sure what's wrong with me. I used to care about people a great deal but I'm not interested in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 1, 2011

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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 fascinate me. I observe and learn. That makes me not act my age at times. As far as I can remember, I have had these feelings every now...
    ECiG ECiG 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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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 similarities but they end at a point far from my core.  I love uncondtionally and romantically. I did not even anticipate...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response May 28, 2012

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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 understand humanity at all sometimes. I am a pretty smart person... but I just don't get it. it's like there...
    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 should be this world to which I am now opposed by my whole consciousness and my whole insistence upon familiarity. This...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 19, 2008

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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 dealing with it. In the past i had bad anxiety because it scared me. I thought I was going crazy. I felt myself battle against...
    MIA2008 MIA2008 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2009

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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't even go out until my junior year.  I just feel like this makes me somehow different and unacceptable and therefore...
    sunnybunny sunnybunny 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2008

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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 stairs after a shower, i remember my hair was wet and there was a spot across the back of my shirt because of it...
    WalkingHome WalkingHome 13-15 Aug 20, 2012

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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 makes her feel pain even moreThe years that went pastAlways kept her aloof from the worldNow when she waited so...
    nups999 nups999 22-25, F Jun 23, 2011

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    Stuck in school feeling sick and tired . Feel Like dropping out and just leave school due to the immense pressure I faced buthave to press on due to social norms. #this is life...
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Seriously, what is the point of anything? I can't seem to find any direction in my life, and I don't really feel like it matters. Everything's gonna be gone one day anyway. :/
    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    A number of stressors have gradually eroded my strength over the last two years, and some will continue until late next year. Paying alimony to an ex spouse, having your credit...
    virtualangst virtualangst 51-55, M Jul 11

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    I feel it in my existence. As a human and for being on this planet and even living or existing. Endless pain. Nothing make sense and everything makes me unhappy, I could never even...
    DrowninginFear DrowninginFear 18-21, F Jul 16

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    Exhausted. Fighting for exam 7 days. Craving for air. Live like zombie. Sleepless night. Dating with the textbook. God. Then I got an half-expected result...FAIL Although I did...
    lwh98 lwh98 16-17, F Jun 26

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    A while back I told myself inject got to try to get my life in order as things were bad I had no friends no family well I do have family but they don't speak to me due to another...
    nastybastard nastybastard 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    36chambers86 36chambers86 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Trust.‘Stop asking me to trustyou while I’m still coughingup water from the last timeyou let me drown.’ - Unknown.Trust. According to me, this is the most fragile...
    angelicsmiles angelicsmiles 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 10

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    My first breakup...it's a lonely feeling. I can't quite describe how I feel bc it's so sporadic. It's changes constantly, sometimes I feel the lost, I feel the emptiness and the...
    jgala90 jgala90 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    i don't have real life friends. i trust my virtual friends. it has been a while since i last laughed in real. i always fake a smile in front of people. but when i am alone, i feel...
    krazykat786 krazykat786 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I am now 29 years old. I had half of my thyroid removed in year 2000 when I was 15 due to a benign tumor removal around that thyroid gland. Since I still had the remaining half of...
    zhiyunq zhiyunq 26-30, M Jul 8

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    I don't always feel like serving God. Sometimes, serving Him is the last thing on my mind. I don't always feel like going to church, praising and reading the Word. But If we stay...
    Allthingschrist Allthingschrist 31-35 Jun 26

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    I have been really close to a guy and i dont even know if i have feelings for him or not. We talked everyday, but sometimes i feel happy with him, sometimes it's just normal
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    Tonight, for the first night in Months, I feel alright. I don't feel like the worlds crumbling around me. That's not to say tomorrow will be different, I don't expect this to stay...
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    The worst feeling in the world is when you can't love someone else because your heart still belongs to the one who broke it.
    Angelynne Angelynne 13-15, F Jun 28

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    One of the best feelings in the world... I love just sitting by a lake on a warm day, enjoying and thinking
    cmia7 cmia7 18-21, F Jun 28

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    I have always bottled my emotions. I have a boyfriend (kind of) and I keep a lot o things concerning my feelings away from him. I keep things from my friends too because I feel...
    justmiabro justmiabro 16-17, F Jul 6

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    I am a step-mom to 3 boys... I am 25 years old, and adopted out my son when I was 17... I am now helping to raise an 8 year old, 7 year old and a 5 year old... Lately I have been...
    KaeMarie3 KaeMarie3 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    Why is it all I am is the worlds punching bag?!?! I feel lik everyone I knows just used me for what they can get from me and even have the nerve to call it "love" it's **** like...
    rocknangel rocknangel 26-30, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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