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I Feel Like the World Is Against Me

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    I am tired. I have been fighting against the

    world since I remember myself. It's not as bad now. Actually the situation has improved dramatically. But the basic fear is still there: I feel that I am not allowed to be myself. That if I dare to express who I am then I will be in danger. This has to change. I need a life and...
    elenix elenix 31-35, F Mar 17, 2014

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    alexakisfan1997 alexakisfan1997 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2014

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    Work And Money

    That's all life is about anymore. I feel like I shouldn't even call it a life. It's just work. School always has to come before my education. I'd rather not have to worry about jobs or grades. I wish it didn't have to be that way. I keep trying to tell myself it doesn't have to...
    DewDropsontheGrass DewDropsontheGrass 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2013

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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't happen.
    Stucat Stucat 16-17, M Apr 9

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    Am I Expecting Too Much?

    Hi,  Recently, I feel more and more enclosed. My emotions are closed and I feel like I'm wearing a mask when I'm with people. Even though I want to open up and share my feelings I think I will be too imposing and too annoying to be in their lives.
    misinterpreted misinterpreted 18-21 2 Responses Sep 8, 2009

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    Stucat Stucat 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Loser Life

    My life sucks.  My fiancee decided to leave me 2 days before I went to settlement for the home we both picked.  And to add insult to injury, he won't even tell me why he left.  He only tells me, "I'm not ready to talk yet".  He is gone at this moment...
    Loser080910 Loser080910 26-30 1 Response Aug 4, 2009

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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 have had so many struggles in my life. Why do the bad people get everything they want? They go through school and life...
    Stucat Stucat 16-17, M Apr 8

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    When Is It My Turn?

    Somedays I feel overwhelmed, like the world is out to get me.  I don't understand why I have been given so much to deal with and overcome.  I have had 6 surgeries in the last 11 years.  My most recent one was just 2 months ago.  I had a 3 level lumbar fusion...
    jenisue jenisue 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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    Definitely Me

    the world is against me I realize that now. It wasn't always like that but it is now. Sometimes I don't even think anyone can comprehend how much. I have had so much stuff happen to me. And now it seems like the world is against me again. I'm doing wrong again. I can never please...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2009

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    Frustrated

    To keep it short I'm a college graduate who's been out of school for 2 years and have yet to find any job that will keep me going. i dont want to get into too many specifics about why im at where im at but all i can say is all i've done my whole life is work hard at every part...
    ssm1 ssm1 22-25 1 Response Jan 30, 2011

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    Another Frustrating Day

    AAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It's not one big thing but all the irritating little things that continually grow if you ignore them and are frustrating to deal with when trying to resolve them. I just want to vent! I am SO OVER the "look on...
    Frustrationcentral Frustrationcentral 31-35, M Jan 24, 2012

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    I Have Felt This

    So many unbelievable things have happened to me it is it definately has felt like the world or much of it was against me, actually intentionally trying to hurt me/hate on me. I have felt very alone and misunderstood/hated.
    TranscendentEcstasY TranscendentEcstasY 26-30, F 5 Responses May 2, 2009

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    Even Cyber Social Sites Are Against Me!!

    Right here! experience project , the group I joined in order to find some sort of acceptance... and when I do join the entire thread goes dormant. YEAH... story of my life - anything I touch becomes dead or just goes away. And people wonder WHY I act so paranoid or pessimistic...
    Frustrationcentral Frustrationcentral 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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    How is it that when I get all the negativity

    out of my life and I'm finally starting over something comes and tries to drag me down again
    InternetKid905 InternetKid905 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2014

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    Welcome To My Life

    On the last week of school, My grandfather was getting knee surgery. I didn't know anything about it, my mom was in the hospital, I didn't know that either. The next morning I was in the kitchen with my brother, andIi ride the bus. So my dad says "your mom will be home to pick...
    positively3negative positively3negative 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    I Know The World Is Against Me

    6 years ago i got this great job after having being unemployed for a long time and having worked for some bosses from hell. I was thankful for the job and put my all into it, i was sympathetic to the needs of others and i told myself "if i am good to others only good things...
    TripleV TripleV 31-35 4 Responses Jan 18, 2011

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    Against Me

    The world cannot be against me, the people can.  Are everyone against me, Nope.  If it would be the case; well that would be okay too.   If there's good reasons or the truth to it, I cannot say nothing to it.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 7, 2011

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    No Wonder People Kill Themselves

    Here I am trying to save pesos PhP700.00 or $16.00 and my wonderful mother gets "impressed" so much by a salesman that she buys a "super air vacuum cleaner" worth over $3000.00 YEAH, no ****! It cleans the air while vacuuming and can remove bed mites as well. based on the...
    Frustrationcentral Frustrationcentral 31-35, M Oct 26, 2012

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    The way it feels to be dead inside.

    I had fallen in love with a guy i met only a month earlier. I thought he was perfect, and thought that he thought of me the same way. Well... I was wrong, terribly. I woke up this morning, got on Instagram! Hoping for a good day! We were having a party at school, and...
    Johnnyboy1330 Johnnyboy1330 16-17, M Dec 4, 2013

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    A "new" Year? Really?

    So, it starts off the usual run of the mill celebration - food, fireworks, greetings. Going through the routine. However, I feel I have become so jaded that I can no longer "see" the goodness and hope that is usually connected with the bringing in of the New Year. Even worse is...
    Frustrationcentral Frustrationcentral 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1, 2013

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    Sometimes

    It will happen; I have anixety and can fall prey to this easily. Being who I am, isolation can occur. I want for things for change and have to do them myself, but just wish they weren't so hard. I know and have met some people who aren't this way, but they are few and far between...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Nov 20, 2012

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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 did meet a wonderful friend last year, but he stopped being friends with me after he begged me to tell him about his boyfriend's...
    RoxannaM RoxannaM 22-25, F Apr 1

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    .......

    i may sound depressed, i may be. but it seems no one will listen to what i have to say.... i am a bigger girl, that may have something to do with it. people look at me weard. what does the world have ageinst bigger people... well i feel a little better....
    animalsfrog animalsfrog 13-15, F Dec 3, 2010

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    I feel like I gave it my all, I did what I was suppose to do... Lived an honest life went to college got a job worked my butt off. Tried to make friends and big moves in the world...
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    I'm not interested in celebrities, I don't care about the latest trends, and I don't have to have the most expensive cell phone on the market. I can't even hold a normal...
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    At times, I feel like I live in this world by myself. So why can't this world be mind?
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    Do you ever feel like breaking down? Do you ever feel out of place, Like somehow you just don't belong And no one understands you? Do you ever wanna run away? Do you lock yourself...
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    I am not very good at much in this life, nothing that really contributes to the world in a way that matters. I trained to be a teacher in a subject that no one seems to care about...
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    Sometimes I just feel like what's the since in trying anymore.I give and I give and I give.All I have to show for it is feeling like a failure.I don't know where I fit in this...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I have to be mom, who keeps the world revolving and upholds order, I have to be the significant other, who takes care of all the details, forces herself to care at every turn...
    MyCircus MyCircus 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I always feel like being misplaced, at school, out in public, even at home. Most of the time, I feel like everyone around me is staring at me and talking and giggling about me...
    fleurxblanche fleurxblanche 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    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...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F Mar 31

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    Ever feel like running away from life itself? Well that's how I'm feeling at the moment. I have two medical conditions and there both flaring right now. I'm in agony, pain steaming...
    SweetT246 SweetT246 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    It's quite a strange feeling. I think I feel like life isn't real bcos every time I should have broken a bone, it just never snapped but instead just hurt really badly. Like I was...
    jolley2k jolley2k 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 14

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    I'm a young woman and while it appears I'm blessed, I'm not. All my life, I've been suffering from several tragedies and heartaches. Ever since I was six and visited New York, I...
    sorrow21 sorrow21 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm a young woman and while it appears I'm blessed, I'm not. All my life, I've been suffering from several tragedies and heartaches. Ever since I was six and visited New York, I...
    sorrow21 sorrow21 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Baby, when I think about you I think about love Darlin', couldn't live without you And your love If I had those golden dreams of my yesterday I would wrap you In the heavens And...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 12 hrs ago

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    Do you know that feeling where you are surrounded by a sea of people around you and you still feel horribly terribly lonely ? I don’t know if everyone goes through this, I sure...
    piscespieces piscespieces 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Thank you for clicking on my experience. I just wanted to say... I feel like I'm all alone. I feel like I have no one here to help me. Let's just carry on. First of all, I am a...
    TheBloodySerenity474 TheBloodySerenity474 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Sissy test : do you really feel like a woman ? Total for lori = 149 Good girl! Your score is really high! You feel like a woman, and that's why you dress like them...
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    I feel like I'm dying. I somehow manage to go through my daily routines but I no longer feel like there's a reason for me breathe. I feel like I'm just existing, not living; and...
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