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I Feel Detached From the World Sometimes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ''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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    Related Experiences

    I love Natgeo images and seeing videos of explorations from different parts of the world it just makes me cringe and want to travel everywhere
    civix22 civix22 18-21, M 31 mins ago

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    So my cousin will get marry ! His wife is a girl never complain and argue ! Holy ! I admire her ! Bc she is nice ! Did she screaming on the bed ??! ! Lol.. So whatever , it is...
    NoneEver NoneEver 22-25, F 1 Response 41 mins ago

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    Whatever it is a toxic world always ! I do not understand why so many stupid people are so happy go lucky ! But I am actually traumatic ! I hate this world ! Everyone wanna...
    NoneEver NoneEver 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I was caught off guard by her comment, that she had never heard of people using another as a last ditch option to not be alone when their friends are not there. At that moment, I...
    Eve34 Eve34 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I feel like nobody cares about me. most of the people I care about are either dead or have left me. really the only person I am comfortable around is my best friend, I am even...
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    I hope the attached picture gives hope to those in despair just as I gained some hope from it. Today is the best day I have had for about a month. Today the lady I have been...
    MasterCedar MasterCedar 61-65, M 1 hr ago

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    James Brandt from Fairfield, CT is the Senior Vice President of Publisher Sales at Sprinkle Content. It is a reputable company in New York committed to providing a state-of-the-art...
    Albernjhons Albernjhons 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    Ever had that weird look from people close, you know that look, to say this girl is crazy look... And then laugh. Yep i know that look tooo
    NoUsernameInserted NoUsernameInserted 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I still drink from a baby bottle I love it makes me feel little
    robbybaby robbybaby 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I feel so alone and mentally exhausted. I've been through a lot in the past year and I have so much trouble identifying with other people. Even my family. I used to feel so secure...
    lcr3 lcr3 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I feel lost in this world because i know i don't belong here.
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 10 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I don't even know where to start with this post to be totally honest! I guess i just feel like i don't have an interest in anything anymore & that i don't want to. I think whats...
    flyingblossom flyingblossom 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I knew it was I thing I always did but I just didn't know it had a name until a few hours ago. Since I was about 5 years old I always made up scenarios and created this world in my...
    RussianMatryoshkaDoll RussianMatryoshkaDoll 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I feel like being a filler only, to someone's emptiness....... I'm very distant, but since I don't have many to share life experiences with, I'm wondering how it feels like to...
    xnaruse xnaruse 22-25 1 day ago

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    My mind seems to be racing through millions of thoughts tonight, and I can honestly say that sleep feels so far away at this moment. I often wonder about life, and about my purpose...
    theatreeyes theatreeyes 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This has been happening for a long time now. I tried to talk to my friends and family, but they've never really actually talked about it. (Please excuse any confusion or awkward...
    ohgodijustneedausername ohgodijustneedausername 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I can't get along. I can't be the normal girl everybody expects me to be. I always feel more mature than anybody around me, I'm really social and move once u get to know me but I'm...
    Livetillmadness Livetillmadness 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    As a black woman, admitting this to myself, realizing that this is something I truly feel and taking steps to attend to this matter is a hardship. I hate to admit to such a thing...
    Nevermorn8 Nevermorn8 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Sometimes,I feel like running away from all,from everything..to the end of the world where nobody knows me,nobody can find me... .. Just Me...and me and..only me...
    KosmicKonnection KosmicKonnection 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    To me, the worst feeling in the world is the feeling of being trapped. I have felt this way for as long as I can remember. However, in one sense, I must accept that everyone is...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I'll read something and wonder if they really are serious or if it's just really clever satire. I love language and analysing it, but in those cases it's kind of a hindrance. I...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago