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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    3 Responses Sep 25, 2011

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    ''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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    9 Responses Oct 23, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Related Experiences

    Please keep reading to the end, there's more to it than the title. Met a guy on the cruise I just got back from today. I can't stop thinking about him. He sorta showed interest...
    CrazyMetalPunk CrazyMetalPunk
    13-15, F
    Apr 18
    Usually I don't feel defective. Even if I am jealous for my friends after some period it passes and I am genuinely happy for them. Also I feel different with different friends. For...
    Memonster Memonster
    26-30
    Apr 18
    Time goes by, But pain is still here deep in my heart. Someday it rains, another the sun shines bright, But everything looks so grey to me now. I knew that some would win and some...
    livingdeadsoul61 livingdeadsoul61
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    I love all animals. From a fruit fly to a big blue whale. I appreciate every single one,I don't kill that one spider that stays in corner of my room,I don't kill bugs outside,I...
    Lyra42 Lyra42
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    I'm out of this world!!!!!!!!!
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    Apr 16
    Sometimes, I have an odd thought about the ancient ball shining every morning that is the 'Sun'. I presume that big bang theory is very real! Like how God created everything when...
    22depth 22depth
    22-25, F
    Apr 16
    I've been told I have an "old soul" multiple times, if that's true I think I've been recycled too many times and just need to be taken out of circulation. I don't think my soul has...
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Apr 16
    Right now I suppose the only way to describe how I'm feeling is empty. I can't really put my finger on how I'm feeling now, I sort of want to cry but nothing is coming out. I'm...
    SilentNight23 SilentNight23
    22-25, F
    Apr 15
    Sometimes i feel ugly because i've never been in a relationship. through force of circumstance and a health dose of free will. i feel like no one has ever found me good looking...
    nightchill nightchill
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 15
    the sphere is stretching fartheror am i getting smaller?the world spins forward until i can only spot a dotI’m covered in nacaram i deep the seaor outer space?he meant the...
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 14
    I feel like I have never been mentally here on Earth. Ever since I began to comprehend language and think critically I have never felt like I was meant to be on this Earth. This...
    MillennialStarSon MillennialStarSon
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 14
    I am hanging in but am feeling really bad right now. I am paying dearly for what my family did to me. I am trying not to hate them. I am trying to forgive. I got turned down for a...
    321Peach 321Peach
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 13
    There are times when I'm tired of talking, even on here. I'd have all these thoughts but I don't feel like writing them down. Because I feel like there's no point to it. Meh. I...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    Apr 13
    i don't know anymore i don't know what i've been fighting for my life is full of empty promises madness... so hard to having insanity in this cruel world i was grown up...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 12
    Nine important facts to remember as we grow older: Number 9 - Death is the number 1 killer in the world. Number 8 - Life is sexually transmitted. Number 7 - Good health is merely...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 11
    I've spent most of my life . people don't like me because I chose to be my own personal and not who they wanted me to be. I was never invited to things and people often avoided me...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 10
    Do I live in a cage . Am I old fashioned ? I've been reading some posts that were written by girls claiming to be ugly , saying they are 17 and never had a boyfriend . I must...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 10
    This might sound really weird but sometimes it's like I space out for a minute and I get a really disgusted and horrible feeling like i'm in the wrong place or like i'm living in...
    nobodynumbah8 nobodynumbah8
    13-15, F
    Apr 10
    The flavor of life can be bitter to so many, and I'm here to vent as the bad guy of my situation. There's a lot to be said. I sometimes don't realize why I talk so much when I do...
    RagiRam RagiRam
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 9
    People don't want to hear problems... Let's be honest..when people ask you how are you? they want the response..I'm fine, how are you?..let's move on..and apart from awkwardness...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit
    22-25, F
    Apr 9
    as I look around and see all the people who are truly in love with each other ,sometimes I get kind of jealous I miss the feeling of loving someone but never really felt a true...
    highonheels45 highonheels45
    46-50, M
    Apr 9
    I am a person who suffers from loneliness on a daily basis for some years now. To add to my suffering as a lonely individual, I also suffer from OCD, depression, and anxiety, which...
    mindpnda1 mindpnda1
    22-25
    Apr 9
    Really living at one place us like having a story book in your hand without reading the pages, it's sometimes sad that we can easily relocate and especially when you feel alone...
    Rosalindaag Rosalindaag
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 9
    I miss you so much. I just want the little things again. Making food together, cuddles, Netflix binges, holding your hand in the truck, even the fights, the stupid arguments over...
    VioletteGlitch VioletteGlitch
    22-25, F
    Apr 8
    It's hard not to. I'm split into so many parts. So many thoughts and emotions that feel like they shouldn't be mine. But it's more than that, no one sees the things I do in music...
    justbnatural justbnatural
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 8
    Everyone has days when they are just not into people, everyone has bad days. Sometimes in some people's eyes that makes you a ****, but thats ok. Let someone who is always on and...
    JustinBiebz3194 JustinBiebz3194
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 8
    You see me like I'm right in front of you. You treat me like who's right in front of you. But that's not me. If any of you could relate, our conversations wouldn't be hollow. If...
    Taynkbot Taynkbot
    18-21, M
    Apr 8
    I infact am not.. but to myself sometimes I am
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    Apr 7
    A gut feeling, an instinct tugging at me from a young age and yet it still lingers over me in my adult life...Each time I look up at the night sky I feel a complete sense of...
    Talia90 Talia90
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 7
    It is one of the mod confusing feelings.. Varying from different kinds of love.. But it's getting lost in that confusion between the lines of intimacy and compassion that I find...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress
    13-15, M
    Apr 7
    I'm a newie to this and honestly wasnt sure which group to write in....I supposed this was best as it is abit of everything...all random thoughts and feelings in my head. Dont even...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 7
    I'm so tired. Tired of feeling so alone and empty inside. I feel like a constant third wheel to everyone. Up until this point in my life I never thought the world would be better...
    xpxlologi xpxlologi
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Apr 6
    There goes everything... All the feelings, All the hope, All gone... But to this I know there is something good coming from it. Something I will have to wait and find out...
    inquisitiveDamen17 inquisitiveDamen17
    16-17, M
    Apr 6
    It's so stupid how you've feeling so good one moment then you just want to cry your eyes out the next. The feeling of worthlessness even how good and nice you are to people is so...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    Apr 6
    I was a very positive person once, and was encouraged to be. Then I grew up and my enthusiasm kept going down. I developed anxiety problems at a very young age. I want to help...
    lifehack lifehack
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 6
    Think. Think about what you eat, Don’t you know it comes from the World Under our feet? Think about words that you say; They come right back at you like Fertiliser spray We...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife
    26-30, M
    Apr 6
    Been there, Done that, Passed the test, Now would you look at that. Things I've learned... It's not all that. I lost it all, I'm bringing myself back, You live, You learn, You let...
    sillysweetgirl9 sillysweetgirl9
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 5
    Has anyone ever just had so many good thoughts about life and expect everything to be good until one day it just seems like everything good in your life just makes a complete 180...
    SanXju SanXju
    18-21, M
    Apr 5
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