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I Feel Like I Don't Belong

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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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    I feel like I can't relate to my peers

    or societies expectations of whom am suppose to be and how to act. Usually I let it drift away but I've found myself thinking about it more frequently. As if maybe being a clueless robot would bring me more happiness than the constant outsider. Yet I think about how most people...
    Zenais13 Zenais13 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I really don't. Not in social media,

    not in real life. ANYWHERE. I'm always the odd one out. Everyone on this app is positive, happy chipmunks and whatever and I'm just this sad sack. I know others on here feel the same but its just that feeling... xc
    InnerEgo InnerEgo 16-17, T 3 Responses Jul 20

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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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    This happens to me all the time!

    Seriously, i just found out that i have had a twitter-account for like .. two years at least - and i found out how to actually tweet YESTERDAY! This social media is really hard! I used to think Facebook was hard - but no. Its really not - compared to stuff like twitter and...
    haileycuddlebug haileycuddlebug 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I live in a place full of violence Where

    protestants hate catholics And there are fights over countries I live in a place where everyone wears tracksuit bottoms and get drunk and have sex every weekend /: who get kicked out of school and are able to be popular because the "scored" at the weekend. But I'm just a...
    sawahdwaine sawahdwaine 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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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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    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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    I feel like I don't belong in this society,

    my beliefs are different than them, and I'm forced to believe in whatever they want me to! I wish to find a place where I belong..... I feel like I'm an alien I hate that feeling!
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    And I’ve got nothing to say I can’t

    believe I didn’t fall right down on my face (I was confused) Looking everywhere only to find That it’s not the way I had imagined it all in my mind (So what am I) What do I have but negativity ’Cause I can’t justify the way, everyone is looking at me (Nothing to...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I do not know what to do,

    i have nothing worth sticking around for anymore... Nightmares every night, pain everyday, and an erratic mind that causes isolation... Noone to talk to day to day and noone to depend on... I just dont know what to do
    XulThuan XulThuan 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 13

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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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    Hey guys, my life has been pretty good

    so far but lately I feel like I don't belong in my country. It started like a few months ago when I went to Thailand for a month with someone I thought was my friend, and it was really fun, I saw a lot of cool stuff and knew a lot of people from different nationalities that I...
    msawsome44 msawsome44 22-25, M Aug 20

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    I just started in a new school today.

    The kids there are really nice. I just started in 8th grade, but I don't feel like I belong. I haven't grown as much as a lot of the other kids, and I feel like I'm not supposed to even be in 8th grade yet. It feels so weird.
    BlaringBlackout BlaringBlackout 13-15, M Sep 4

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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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    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 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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    The older I get, the more I realize I do not

    belong in society. All my life has been full of rejection and hate. I don't understand how after so many years I still haven't managed to fit in. After all the places I've been through, I haven't found anybody who feels the way I feel. All my friends end up forgetting me, and I...
    jakob95 jakob95 18-21 2 Responses Jun 27

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    After reading a variety of the experiences

    people share here I can't help but feel a familiar feeling, like I'm an outlier, like I don't belong. I see experiences of people who think about cheating with responses that encourage them to do so, some giving advise about how to do it correctly, without getting caught. This...
    darksaber9999 darksaber9999 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    Im Afraid They Wont Listen

    there are so many things i wanna say. but im afraid they wont listen. cuz im not where i belong. i dont know Accounting but i believe i know life. i may suck in sweet gestures but i know i love more than average. i cant wait to be the real me. i cant wait to run away. ill find...
    MargoRothSpiegelman MargoRothSpiegelman 18-21, F Oct 4, 2012

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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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    I don't think I belong here in this world I've

    been depressed I've been telling myself Tht I will be gone tomorrow and I'll never come back and then Tht I will start smoking again I need a lot of help
    AlexMafia15 AlexMafia15 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 1

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    "Wake up lonely with you by my side,

    one more night, it doesn't feel. There are movies playing in your eyes, you dream of our fortunes. But you're wrong. I don't belong.. to you. The moon is the only friend I have outside, one more drink and I'll be healed. You told me the words and then knew it was a lie. I wish...
    justanotherandom justanotherandom 18-21, F May 13

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

    my family thinks I'm worthless, and I feel like I'm less than garbage
    CelestialThallium CelestialThallium 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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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 7 Responses Apr 10, 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'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 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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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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    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 just wish things were better.

    I can't help anyone not even myself. Crazy how life can be, and you can't do anything but just ride it out.
    carlgj carlgj 18-21, M Jul 28

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Dec 24, 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 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...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 16, 2013

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    Because society sucks.

    They say things like this and that, that's not really true. They are shallow minded people like I dont wanna be like them.
    mouthclosed mouthclosed 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I'm not sure what category I belong.

    I feel like 2 different people . The responsible woman .. Wife , mother, daughter, friend.. ( you now the woman they will describe at my eulogy when I'm dead) and the strongly sexual adventurous woman that I only reveal online .. Anonymously with an alias. She hides .. She...
    lillyclaire lillyclaire 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 30

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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 Oct 3

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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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    In my theater class I was told I'd make a good

    goth character in our school play. My first thought was,"is this because I've worn nothing but black all school year and changed the way I do my make up?" Then my younger friend asked what being goth meant and her friend started to describe an emo. I got all defensive and...
    Madis9957 Madis9957 13-15, F Oct 6

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    Ever since I started high school I started

    getting more and more awkward. Now I'm in college and I'm still like this. It's progressively getting worse. I'm always paranoid that people don't like me. Are they just unfriendly? Or am I just a naturally un-likable person? I could see that because I have a harder time...
    nemophilist8 nemophilist8 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 22

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    Ever since I was little,

    I've known that I was very different from the other children. And not only I noticed this, but others did too. At kindergarden the people who worked there used to tell my parents that they didn't quite get any contact with me and that they had difficulties getting my attention...
    Kekegenkai Kekegenkai 18-21 Apr 24

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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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    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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    Lately, I kinda feel my friends dislike me.

    I sent them a long message telling them how sorry I am because I am so annoying. Well actually our group is sometimes quiet so I always end up making them be more lively. I am always the one making our group become more energetic and fun. I often get seenzoned in facebook...
    ringthebell ringthebell 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 24

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