I Feel Like I Don't Belong

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    I'm sitting here missing someone

    who doesn't give a monkeys about me... How could I be so stupid?
    UnusualFrosch UnusualFrosch
    18-21, F
    Oct 12, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jan 16, 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

    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

    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
    8 Responses Apr 10, 2010

    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

    “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
    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 18, 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

    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

    “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 live in a household

    where my 'father' wants to be in the middle of everyone's universe which leads him to rip off my head when he walks through the door... Calls me useless, waste of space, my ambitions mean nothing, haven't got the money to get pay for gifts after he makes sure I pay him back for...
    UnusualFrosch UnusualFrosch
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Oct 15, 2015

    Has anybody had this feeling?

    Like you're out of place? Like this is not home...
    easynuh easynuh
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    I'm a creep. I'm a weirdo.

    What the hell am I doing here? I don't belong here. Great song by Radiohead.
    JK7452 JK7452
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2012

    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

    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 would not call myself a ghost

    or phantom, but invisible...they realize my prescence, but don't even care to acknowledge me.
    Sepulchral Sepulchral
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2015
    femme420 femme420
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    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

    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

    I just started college this week,

    4 days have passed and I already feel like i don't belong. I'm considered a foreigner in my country due to dual citizenship. Not only in that aspect but I've always felt foreign. My classmates have no sense of maturity and are very childish. I'm trying to cope up with the...
    Jessicasumaria Jessicasumaria
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    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

    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 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

    I feel like I don't belong anywhere,

    no matter where I go. Even with friends and people with similar interests, I feel like I don't belong.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 26, 2016

    I'm currently staying with my dad

    for a few days because I needed to get away from my mum and her new family, I feel like I don't fit in to her family, but I realised today that I don't fit into my dads new family either, I feel really lost
    Hollie9 Hollie9
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 18, 2015

    love is the domain of evil.

    where demons play on human stupidity. dreams of hope rise in shining crystalline pillars, glorious and eternal. only to be smashed into billions of sparkling shards that razorlike scythe into our soul. our being explodes in a red mist of agony. nerves afire and mind...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 22, 2016
    clariii clariii
    22-25, F
    Oct 30, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 don't feel like I belong,

    I always feel like the odd one out and when I do feel like I belong it's short-lived and then the pain is so much worse than before. Eventually you think that there's no point to try to fit in; its too painful but you get sucked back in by hope and the basic human need to...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 30, 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

    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

    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 feel like i don't belong in this world.

    i feel like i don't belong in the family I'm in. i struggle with alot of different things...i have ever since i was a teenager..and i have never been able to trust my family, i have never believed that they loved me. i feel out of place and unwanted. they think I'm something...
    bloodRedd bloodRedd
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2016
    Kst97 Kst97
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 1, 2015
    ILoveANuke ILoveANuke
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 7, 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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2015

    You know, being different makes you

    either unique, and everyone would like you, or eccentric, then everyone would reject you. My life is terrifyingly different from others' and has made me eccentric. Almost in every aspect I feel I am not like even one person I know. Each society has different groups in it and...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Oct 29, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Oct 4, 2012

    Sometimes I feel like I don't exist.

    or I'm a ghost. Il be somewhere and people will ignore me
    lonelyandyb lonelyandyb
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Aug 19, 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

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2014

    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 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

    I have always felt like I don't belong,

    never quite fit in. I get along with others wells enough, but I never feel a closeness, never feel truly accepted. Psychology tells me that this is simply my perception of things. The question is where does that perception come from? I don't even feel loved in my marriage or...
    smartja23 smartja23
    51-55, M
    Nov 17, 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
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 6, 2015
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