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I Feel Detached From the World Sometimes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 3 Responses Aug 14, 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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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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    ''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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My ex told me things I had done. People Say he lies. He lied a lot. I was the one dumped so I'm the monster right? I don't know who's more afraid- him seeing me or me going on...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F Jan 4

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    Hi I suffer from hard to deal with ocd, when I was diagnosed about 7 years ago I was really struggling and my binge drinking got even worst and I used alcohol as a means to deal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 13

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    There's something that tugs at me upon the sight of an empty hallway. The acute loss of purpose. Bring me the faceless and Restore the static noise. The silence is simply too much...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M Dec 30, 2014

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    Apprently sometimes life just likes to screw me over unexpectedly with curve balls that just seem to throw everything out of whack. Apparently today is my best friends 22nd...
    Izzy143 Izzy143 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I want to be the girl I used to be so my parents will love me and be proud of me again.
    xxangellynnxx xxangellynnxx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I'm soooo over how my life is going at the moment
    dogsgowoof dogsgowoof 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Everyone I know has their lives together, going to college and getting good grades while they dream of the future and I just look at them and wonder why I ruined that for myself.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    That's how it happens. Some version of that story is true for almost every homeless person out there. It happens because of not being loved. Because of not having supportive...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Sometimes it’s sad to think about the fact that I have more ‘memories’ of fictional characters I’ve created through daydreaming than I actually do of my own life. I’m not...
    Clenastia Clenastia 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    For anybody who doesn't know the real me: I feel as if everybody does it. We all put an exterior out there that promotes our best features. Nobody wants to be that angry, annoying...
    findingfae findingfae 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    sometimes, I think to myself.. what is the point of even trying in the world any more if people just result in not liking me in the end. i'm a very nice person and i try to belong...
    tirwin6471 tirwin6471 16-17, F Jan 16

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    I feel our culture / society of obedience, authority, and dominance is terrible and it hurts me inside that it exists. There doesn't seem to be what I define as love in the world...
    Love3149 Love3149 22-25, M Dec 28, 2014

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    I feel our culture / society of obedience, authority, and dominance is terrible and it hurts me inside that it exists. There doesn’t seem to be what I define as love in the world...
    Love3149 Love3149 22-25, M Dec 28, 2014

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    I feel our culture / society of obedience, authority, and dominance is terrible and it hurts me inside that it exists. There doesn’t seem to be what I define as love in the world...
    Love3149 Love3149 22-25, M Dec 28, 2014

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    I feel our culture / society of obedience, authority, and dominance is terrible and it hurts me inside that it exists. There doesn’t seem to be what I define as love in the world...
    Love3149 Love3149 22-25, M Dec 28, 2014

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    Mercy don't think she's pretty no more, Starin' at the stars through her back screen door, She tries and tries to make it all work out, No matter what she does, She's left...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is true I feel like the world is a agents me and every one hates me and that people don't want to know me
    thebigscottishguy thebigscottishguy 22-25, M Jan 9

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    Naw, really? It's one of those things that is just normal to me but looks weird to everyone else. I take meds four times a day, and if I happen to be in the presence of...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sometimes my feeling start killing me.... sometimes i just had lovable feelings.... i dont know how do i get them and how do i get rid of them but i know i got those feelings when...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 31, 2014

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    For most of my life I've experienced this feeling of anxiety, panic, mania, and depression all in full swing... There never seems to be a break between the emotions.They all come...
    behindthesegemineyes behindthesegemineyes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    It's the worse feeling in the world to have something taken from you and someone come in your home and invade your privacy. Recently my husband and my 7 month told daughter to...
    BeautifullyLoved13 BeautifullyLoved13 22-25, F Jan 3

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    At times I wonder... What is life all about... Is it Achievement??? Success??? Glory??? Money??? Power??? Love??? I really never get the answer... Maybe it depends on person to...
    PS333 PS333 26-30, F Jan 10

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    My dad and my aunts always enjoy telling my siblings and I old stories or experiences of back when they lived in Mexico. They told me that back in the little town where they're...
    aquikay aquikay 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    the US isnt going in the right direction. i want to find myself. i want to stop being a scared little girl and be adventurous! this nation isnt going to stay the way it is now. i...
    christievaca christievaca 18-21, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    I love Chicago and it's winters but how I wish I could work from home sometimes have! Today is not bad at all But when it is below zero That's when I say %#¡¿ it!
    lilwil87 lilwil87 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 12

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