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I Feel Detached From the World Sometimes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ''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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 28, 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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'll make friends and we'll have a blast. It takes a lot of effort to have those enjoyable moments. Especially trust and expression as well as a creative mind. Well, I'm the sort...
    Reanou Reanou 16-17, F Mar 28

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    I know I'm not saint, but I've been told im a good person. If I'm such a good person why do bad things always happen to me? Everything that has made me happy has been taken from. I...
    Stucat Stucat 16-17, M Apr 8

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    I know this is rather dramatic but let me list why I feel this way: -Since moving to PA, I have yet to meet any friends. I moved out here with family 9 years ago -Scratch that, I...
    RoxannaM RoxannaM 22-25, F Apr 1

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    I hate taking pills and I don't remember the last time I took one. Always told myself I would only take it if im in a great deal of physical pain. This pill is not for any physical...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I came out, I knew it wouldn't be an easy road. I feel so alone, I'm not but nothing and no one sounds appealing. I can't find comfort, I can't fill the void. I'm lost, totally...
    RobertE22 RobertE22 31-35 1 Response Mar 27

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    More like it is falling apart. But it already fell apart, maybe twice already. The tiny shards of what I used to be are now falling right through my fingers. It's like I'm...
    Hiiamawhovian Hiiamawhovian 13-15, F Apr 5

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    feel like everything I do is a waste of time and energy
    Eli7563 Eli7563 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Today is the meeting with my directors to discuss my survey . I have so many emotions.... Sadness , defeat , anger , frustration. , betrayal. ... Honestly I just can't take...
    sassygirl42 sassygirl42 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My friendship doesn't seems to stay. I've been a timid girl since young. I lost all connection with my highschool friends other than my best friends when we graduated. And then I...
    ContraDreams ContraDreams 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to lay down and sleep and throw my hands up
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I've done some things I'm not entirely proud of.
    Aviaria Aviaria 13-15, F Mar 19

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    It's like a hard cookie. That a ton of people stepped on and now it's gross and crumbly. And no one wants a gross cookie
    Hiiamawhovian Hiiamawhovian 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I guess im a psycho because nothing phases the way i think. No emotions change me. I dont get mad, i dont get depressed, im never happy, i dont get exited, i cant care. I have no...
    PainfulMemories PainfulMemories 18-21, M Mar 22

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    Everybody seems to be getting somewhere, except me. I'm just stagnant. -_- But a man's problems are his own; so it's my burden.
    JuhNi JuhNi 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I am so ready for that moment, when in death, I will receive a perfect life!
    Sarahberrycakes Sarahberrycakes 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I'm never going to find happiness…
    Stucat Stucat 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    She's the perfect girl, but I can't have her. I love her, but I can't have her. She loves me, but I can't have her. We tell each other we want a future together, but we know it can...
    Stucat Stucat 16-17, M Apr 9

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    Nothing will ever get me from stopping to read books, newspapers, and magazines, for as long as mainstream publications will continue to make them. There is something about...
    JupiterCity JupiterCity 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I feel like I've awakened but everyone is asleep. And I feel detached to "their world" I feel like they don't realize that so many things they care about or worry about or judge...
    Besillybeyou Besillybeyou 26-30, F Mar 19

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    I let him in and he destroyed me. So basically, I'm writing this right now because I feel the need to speak out about what I went/am going through. As most painful heartaches...
    LittleMissDuck LittleMissDuck 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    This song is one of my favorites of all time....amazing artist, voice, music, lyrics. And tonight, as I sit here and miss you to my core, I hear my own heart echoed in the emotion...