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I Feel Like I Don't Belong

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    “It’s better to be a “misfit”

    than a “one-size-fits-all”!” ~ Mandy Hale
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    I Feel Like I Don't Belong

    I feel like I don't belong anywhere. I'm bullied a ton and I don't have more than one friend. I'm not really in any clubs because I fear people in general. Everyone. It's very hard for me to trust people and to fit in after my many years of dealing with the worst bunch of...
    TrustnoI TrustnoI 13-15, M Sep 14, 2013

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    I often feel like I don't fit in with people

    or groups. I'm definitely an introvert & people don't always seem to understand that. They just tell me to get over it & be more outgoing. When I'm in a crowd or group, I feel out of place.
    CakeGirl13 CakeGirl13 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    every time I'm with my friends it feels like i

    don't belong nor in our house people keeps on ignoring me why am i feeling this way? sometimes i ask myself why the hell i feel so lonely and i feel like i don't belong to any place.
    ayetrish ayetrish 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    I really don't. I don't relate to ANYBODY,

    my family thinks I'm worthless, and I feel like I'm less than garbage
    Caramelheart Caramelheart 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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    sometimes, i ask myself.

    why would i be in a society which doesn't even see me.
    gyverne gyverne 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I Feel Like I Dont Belong

    so this is life? well some people get played a good hand have a good upbringing do well at school get a reasonable job meet someone fall in love have children bring them up maybe become Grandparents and then die.Guess what I am on EP i didnt get played a good hand.My father left...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M May 5, 2013

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    Am I Really That Dispensible?

    Everyone feels it sooner or later. A sense of not quite belonging where you are. But I live it everyday. No matter what I do or where I go, I never seem to quite fit in. I see things differently than anyone else. I don't see things other people see. I don't react like everyone...
    seekinglover seekinglover 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2011

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    What'S The Point?

    I need fit in with my group if friends or my family. I've changed to the point where I'm always depressed and want to be alone. My boyfriend notices it too and feels sad. I feel like I just upset everyone and lose the people I love the most. I don't want to lose my boyfriend. He...
    0misfit0 0misfit0 13-15, F Sep 14, 2013

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    Am I Sick?

    sometime, when I talk to people. I feel like I am in a bubble with just me. we are not in the same world. They are just standing right in front of me, but they feel so far from me. maybe I should say I feel like I am looking through a window. especially in open space like...
    gafemon gafemon 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2010

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    I Can Sense Energy

    This is really strange. It hit me just last week. But ever since then, if I focus, I can sense energy, I can sense who is where in the house, I can sense their overall mood. It's as if their presence and mood emits energy, and I can sense that energy in my mind. Is anyone else...
    ThePatriot21 ThePatriot21 16-17 2 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    I Feel Like I Don't Belong Anywhere

    That's the only way I can explain it. Now and then, I forget about feeling this way, but it always comes back. As I wrote about it yesterday: "I feel like I have one foot in reality." And the other foot? I'm not sure. I feel like I'm on the border. If anyone reads this, they'll...
    ForestSong ForestSong 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    I feel out of place at times.

    I've left various groups of friends. I've cut my bonds before. I even lost all my emotions at a time and broke out of a relationship I had. I sometimes feel empty inside. Sometimes I get this sad, dark feeling. Like I lose sight of my purpose or meaning. I begin to see everyone...
    HandsomeRocker HandsomeRocker 18-21, M Apr 10

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    I Am Anti-human

    Warning: This content is inappropriate for everyone. I don't fit with other people. I have never met anyone who runs so contrary to everyone as much as I do. Losers have losers, nerds have nerds, monsters have monsters. They all have their groups, sharing experiences and...
    Antitype Antitype 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 16, 2010

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    I Feel Like I Dont Belong

    hello and thank you for deciding to read my story My name is Gerry , i live in UK, i am 42 years old. I live with my Mother and her partner.my Brother moved out 10 years ago he has a child. Mummys Boy ? well i suppose I am but its got to a stage now where I must leave home My...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response May 16, 2013

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    I Don't Belong

    There are many places I don't belong. In church is one of those places. The circus is another; although, when I was a child, I really wanted to be that beautiful little girl in a pretty pink tutu,  who rode around the left hand ring standing on a bare back horse.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 4 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    This Isn't My Home.

    i love my friends here, really i do. they're beautiful and hilarious. they remind me of old times and good times. i can't shake the feeling, though, that the old times were just times when i didn't know any better. now it's different, because i've been away. i know what else...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2008

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    I Don't Fit In With Anyone.

    I feel like I don't belong in society. It has always fascinated me how obsessed society is with interacting with each other. By talking and chatting, email, facebook, all those sort of things. I mean, I have a facebook page and all, its nice for when I do need to communicate with...
    thequietguy thequietguy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 2, 2011

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    Werd

    i never feel like i belong any where, never.i thought i was just alternative so i hunted down alturnative thinker but i was still the odd one out .i definatly dont fit into main steam sociaty.when did this happen ?i was always a loner as a kid .im sick of being werid but im...
    bohemianbeauty72 bohemianbeauty72 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 19, 2009

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    My Life Is A Prison A Golden Cage

    It's bad enough to feel lost at any age...but when you are a 37 year old married mom it's even worse. Lately I have been feeling so torn about the love for my family and my children and the need to get away. I was not born in this country, I am adoptive and this is just not my...
    thehummingowl thehummingowl 36-40, F 17 Responses Nov 5, 2011

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    I don't know how it is

    but everywhere I go I feel like is the wrong place.. I feel like I shouldn't be there cause that's not the place for me. Even when I'm with my family I feel like I don't stick with them. I feel like I don't even belong with my friends, school, places or anywhere. It just...
    GlassGirl01 GlassGirl01 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Well here it is. I am a boy

    who was born from Mexican parents and I have Mexican blood. Although I don't belong here. Ever since I was a little boy I have always recalled hating spicy food which is a Mexicans best friend. I've always like the food my aunt (American) made which was all around. Some nights...
    dynamite99 dynamite99 13-15, M Feb 17

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    There Are Categories, Why Can'T Everyone Be Even?

    In school, We have the geeks, the popular, the emo, the jerks, the weak, and so forth. and in life, We have the rich, the poor, the sophisticated, the unmannered civilians. even in bodies, we have categories. The fat, the thin, the sexy, and the plain. But what are the...
    ScaredFlower ScaredFlower 16-17, F 1 Response May 12, 2013

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    Behind The Scenes

    I have social phobia, so it's hard belonging to anything. I feel so ashamed. There's so much I missed out. I'm 22 now, I look back on the times me and my friends went out and did crazy things. We had the time of our lives. I'm stuck on this past, that I cant pass by. I was...
    paintmymindx paintmymindx 22-25, F 1 Response May 13, 2013

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    I also feel as if I don't belong.

    Married to a man I have loved my whole adult life and I feel as if I never belonged.
    shellshon shellshon 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I Have Never Belonged

     Wherever I've gone, whatever I've done, I've never fit in, never belonged. The unspoken, but accepted truth (by all those present) was that I simply belonged somewhere else. I've still haven't found that somewhere else.    
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 5 Responses May 23, 2008

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    IN My Own World

    I get along with most people,have a good personality,a sense of humor,I like to help and listen,I am honest in my beliefs,no phoney.Yet I feel alone,like I don't belong.I hate parties,and large groups of people.I am better off in small groups.
    notjustme notjustme 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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    I'm Just Waiting To Wake Up

    It's not that I don't belong here at this place I am or these people I'm with. It's beyond that. I fee like I don't belong here... in this life. Not just a suicidal thought process, but I just feel like I woke up in the wrong universe, with the wrong rules and laws of physics...
    cybolosis cybolosis 22-25, M 6 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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    The Standard

    I observed people from a distance, because I was shy. I noticed how different they were from me. Of course, no people are the same. I did, however, notice that there was a basic way that most of them have. The "standard". I am separated from that standard. I don't belong to the...
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    From being a little kid to

    where I am now I've always felt left out. I never fit in a group with other kids and everyone else just seemed normal and that I was the weird one, same scenario growing up with 2 older sisters. I was always the odd one out and felt more by myself.
    kaylinrae kaylinrae 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    I'm A Transfer Student In College Struggling To Make Friends

    I am basically taking this verbatim from my original story because I didn't understand the concept of experience groups. I decided to transfer when I was studying abroad the previous semester. I did not want to go back to the people at my old school and the toxic environment in...
    backpacksandadd backpacksandadd 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2013

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    This World Is Simply Oblivious

    I don't belong in my family. They're all Christian and have picked a single view on life. I don't belong in this world. Almost everybody embraces consumerism and the "norm". I hate what capitalism has done to our society. It has even affected our holidays. Christmas is all about...
    TheOnlyBenis TheOnlyBenis 22-25, M 6 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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    Tired Of Trying To Fit Into The Corporate World

    I sometimes wonder if I'm alone in feeling like I don't belong in the business world. I have recently been laid off. I was at a small company (under 25 employees) with a corporate mentality. Prior to that I worked at a university for a little under fifteen years. I started...
    mSunUp mSunUp 41-45 3 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    To The People Who Feel Like A Square Trying To Fit In A Circle

    I know what it feels like. I was homeschooled, brought up woth extremely strict parents. Of course me and my brothers rebelled and had our fun, but for me I never felt like I wasapart of a 'group'. My older brother has his group of friends, and so does my little brother. But I've...
    stayingstrong44 stayingstrong44 18-21, F Mar 11, 2013

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    I'm so lost in my self I don't know what to do

    sometimes killing myself is the answer
    Lostmyselfagain1 Lostmyselfagain1 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Where Do I Belong?

       When all of this began, I had nothing to say, and get lost in the nothingness inside of me, I was (am) confused and I let it all out to find that I am not the only person with these things in the mind inside of me,     But all can see the words revealed, is the only thing...
    DarkThornedLilyRose43 DarkThornedLilyRose43 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2013

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    Yea. It's been a year without friends to

    someone to talk to about how i feel. Though I have meet some, same age as mine. But I feel that I don't belong. Not because most of them are from Western countries, but i just feel it.
    zhaneylhuv zhaneylhuv 16-17, F Apr 2

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    I Dont Feel Like A "man"

    In this strange new age we are all in, i find myself having reached the end of my teenager years legally and now verging into my twenties, that i have yet to become a man or feel "masculine"I grew up in the 90s and in my country around that time there was something rising up...
    kingimpulsive kingimpulsive 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 16, 2013

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    Wrong Place Wrong Time

    Sometimes I feel like I'm living the wrong life. Most of the time I'm fine, but recently it's been getting worse. I feel like my life is just too boring and stuff, and like I'm suppose to e an adventurer, or a hero, or something more than that guy who had an average life. I get...
    LRain03 LRain03 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2012

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    “When you're different,

    sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't.”― Jodi Picoult
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 14

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    I've never felt like I belong anywhere.

    In school, that's all I ever wanted. I didn't think I was good enough to be liked for just being me, so I said and did things to try and fit in with the other kids. I went through all kinds of phases: goth, grunge, hippy, raver... you name it. I lied about what I did at the...
    Chaosforthefly Chaosforthefly 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    I Don'T Know Why

    I don't know why God made me the way I am. I don't know why I'm not like a normal teenage girl. I don't know why I don't like texting, and I don't like/attract drama. I don't know why I can't be outgoing or funny, or girly. I don't know why I don't fit in with this generation, or...
    sincerelymetes sincerelymetes 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    As long as I can remember I've never felt like

    I was a part of anything, always on the outside looking in. When I try to fit in it just stresses me out. I've gotten used to living on the outskirts of society but it still gets lonely sometimes.
    justaguy66 justaguy66 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    Solo Journey

    “Suddenly he saw himself as others in the crowd must surely see him; a silent, solitary figure, standing apart from the rest. He looked out at the hoardes of singing, laughing people and felt more alone than he'd ever felt in his life. Was this how it was going to be then? Was...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    So, Where Exactly Is The Problem?

    i move around a lot. like every 2 or 3 years. and it's the same story everywhere i go. the new people that i meet absolutely love the fact that i'm different and and not up-tight like anyone they know. things are cool for a while, then the inevitable happens--- people see me...
    juggalove juggalove 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2010

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    I Just Can't Find My Place Here.

    I'm not very good at expressing myself, but I'll try. The tears are rolling down my face as I write this.  Ever since I was young,  I 've found myself aloof from my peers.  I always played alone, was very timid and quiet.  I admit that I was picked...
    midnightsshadow midnightsshadow 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    I Feel Like I Am A Outsider

            I feel I don't belong to any social network or circle of any kind. I get a feeling of being an oursider, with no place to run for comfort or someone to talk to at times. Its almost as if at times I am like an alien from another world...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 19, 2010

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    I Don't Belong Here

    I've lived in a dinky pathetic little town in southern Missouri all my life. I go to a tiny speck of a school filled with homophobic racist rednecks who reject anyone who is slightly different. I am rejected. I'm the mistake puzzle piece that has gotten shuffled into the wrong...
    BlackTattooedEverything BlackTattooedEverything 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2013

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    I think I belong in the future. The future where I can take a ship into space and get away from society and explore the universe.
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