I Feel Like I Don't Belong

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    i am a 17 year old boy from London,

    UK. i have been battling depression and suicidal thoughts since year 7 in high school, i feel like i do not belong anywhere other than off the end of a noose of bleeding on my bathroom floor. I'm scared too get help because last time it only made every situation so much worse, my...
    Phelanshadowpaw Phelanshadowpaw
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2015

    I've never felt like I really fit in.

    I have no connection to anything in this world. I feel like I don't even belong in 'my'body, I don't recognise my appearance or my traits. I am a floating ball of negative energy.
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2015

    I've never felt like I truly fit in,

    I've always felt like the outsider when around people. Even when I had actual friends and a good social life. Being the age I'm at, I don't hold out much hope I'll ever feel differently.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 31, 2015

    It is just that, I am like a ghost.

    Going about with no aims nor reason, I could not belong but with another 'ghost'. When I look at the gaggle of girls chattering about, I could only draw my lips into a thin line and envy the smiles on their faces, wishing that it was the same with me every day.
    AtashinoSunflower AtashinoSunflower
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2015

    Today I was sitting on my bed

    as usual and I heard the nut cracker's song and it hit me hard like what I'm a doing, is this all that life can give me, I am lost and don't belong I'm alone and sad ad empty I don't know what to do anymore. Its not like I'm a depressive person no I have my hobbies and friends...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 21, 2015

    shortfry3 shortfry3
    16-17, F
    Mar 6, 2015

    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post

    this, this is my first post. Here it goes. It's crazy really, I'm not sure if this is depression or what but I get sick of being here on Earth. Is that crazy? Many times I'll have something trigger my attitude and I just get in a very dark mood. When this happens, normally the...
    anontori32 anontori32
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 1, 2015
    Kst97 Kst97
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 1, 2015

    I honestly don't know what to do .

    i tried everything expect moving in other country ,I changed my friends group ,church,school ...but the same feeling comes up everywhere ... What is wrong with me ? Because I have to admit that there is a problem with me
    damianananana damianananana
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2015

    I always feel like the odd one out.

    like I wasn't meant to be in this world. like I somehow ended up in the wrong place. it's painful and exhausting.
    WWB82 WWB82
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Feb 3, 2015

    It's a constant struggle to feel like the odd

    one out in a world of 7 billion people. I guess I'll have to accept what is and what my life is for now. I feel like my girlfriend is the only one cheering for me to have a better life. I guess it's better to have the love and support of 1 person than to have it from no one.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2015

    Well, by rights I should be dead.

    If nature were left to its own devices, my appendix would have burst before I finished university. Up to that point I had a purpose until I got my A-levels. Even then my will was dying: I couldn't do the subjects I wanted to do, and my dreams of a healthy world were slipping...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jan 22, 2015

    there are times i find myself in a melodically

    mood one that is hard to shack but i find this mood some what in lighting i see some for the first time as this wonderful creature that fells so much for so little thins in life they care to the point it's sicking they hate to the point it saddening and they love to the point...
    hiaru hiaru
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2015

    I feel so alone, maybe I'm too soft

    or loving on the inside.. maybe i can't find the strength i need to claim and find what I'm seeking but circumstances and life is beating me down and i can't get a break.. then i come to the question why is everything this ****** up and messed up.. I believe love exists but why...
    lion320 lion320
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 6, 2015

    And In the end, we were all just humans.

    .drunk on the idea that love ,only love, can heal our broken hearts and pieces.
    fallenangellivethislife fallenangellivethislife
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2014

    I feel like I don't compare to anyone else in

    this world. I compare all my flaws to everybody else and it makes me realize how ugly I truly am:( I don't wanna be me anymore.
    Superunknownx Superunknownx
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2014

    I don't know where I fit in.

    ...I do not know where my place really is.I am lost, just wondering through life, searching for a place where maybe I may just belong, but never finding it, like a gypsy moving across the land.I am deeper minded than most, in thought, emotions, feelings. No one understands "Me" I...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2014

    I'm not interested in the unnecessary gossip

    people around me always seem to be talking about, or in the constant criticism that goes around. I prefer to stay away from everyone. Even though I get lonely sometimes, I think it's better than to listen to conversations that don't contribute anything positive. Lately, I've...
    YeuxNoirs YeuxNoirs
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

    I was born in the wrong body.

    I have always wanted to be a girl and have told all my friends and they all support me but i cant seem to tell my parents
    Mistressharley Mistressharley
    1 Response Nov 7, 2014

    Nah, I don't. I'm too.

    ..too...I think too much...gosh, I mean, I just...my head, is filled with nonsensical and contradictory ideas...but somehow THEY ALL MAKE SENSE I think life and man itself is just one big contradiction...nothing is true, everything is just...part of something..
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 6, 2014

    i don't know anymore

    if it's all worth it. everyday day find something else to tease me , and everyday it gets worse. nobody helps me and to be honest i'm done fighting it and pretend like i'm fine because i'm so not!!!
    secretwriterx secretwriterx
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

    i don't know anymore

    if it's all worth it. everyday day find something else to tease me , and everyday it gets worse. nobody helps me and to be honest i'm done fighting it and pretend like i'm fine because i'm so not!!!
    secretwriterx secretwriterx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2014

    Why am I in this world?

    I feel like im just a waste of space... no reason for me to be here. I wish I were gone sometimes but I have my friends who love me and I don't want to leave them
    wolfbeliever wolfbeliever
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2014

    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...
    thefallenones thefallenones
    16-17, F
    Oct 6, 2014

    “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
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Oct 3, 2014

    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
    16-17, M
    Sep 4, 2014

    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, 2014

    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, 2014

    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
    22-25, M
    Jul 28, 2014

    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!
    Kittyxfreak Kittyxfreak
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2014

    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
    18-21, T
    3 Responses Jul 20, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2014

    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
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jun 30, 2014

    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
    1 Response Jun 27, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Jun 22, 2014

    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...
    Hailey2thequeen Hailey2thequeen
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2014

    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
    Jun 13, 2014

    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
    Apr 24, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2014

    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
    22-25, M
    Apr 10, 2014

    sometimes, i ask myself.

    why would i be in a society which doesn't even see me.
    gyverne gyverne
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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

    sometimes killing myself is the answer
    Lostmyselfagain1 Lostmyselfagain1
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2014

    “It’s better to be a “misfit”

    than a “one-size-fits-all”!” ~ Mandy Hale
    sciguy18 sciguy18
    56-60, M
    Mar 5, 2014

    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
    Sinfool13 Sinfool13
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 4, 2014

    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
    18-21, M
    Feb 17, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2014

    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
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 6, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2014

    “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
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jan 14, 2014

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2014

    We all don't belong on this hell hole.

    That's why we die .. Temporary life
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective
    22-25, F
    Dec 18, 2013

    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
    1 Response Dec 17, 2013

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 16, 2013

    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
    51-55, M
    Dec 11, 2013

    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

    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
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Oct 9, 2013

    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

    My Gf Won'T Trust Me

    I have a gf but she will not trust me she dose not get that I love talking to her and its grate but she will not trust me what do I do
    22-25, M
    Sep 2, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2013
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