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I Feel Out of Place In Everything, I Dont Belong Anywhere

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    Lost.

    So it occurred to me whilst I was out today playing frisbee. It hit me like a rock, the realisation. The realisation the I wasn't good at anything. I didn't fit in anywhere, I had no place or niche to call my own. I never did to be honest. I was always the odd one out, the one to...
    innoc3nt innoc3nt 18-21, M 1 Response May 27, 2012

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    I feel like such a outsider

    since i got alopecia, its my birthday tomorrow and i feel so sad and alone
    AchingSoul AchingSoul 22-25, F May 25

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    Alone

    I feel out of place in the world. I feel out of place in my family. I feel like no one I meet wants to be my friend. I feel like acquaintances dislike me. I feel like I think more than everyone around me, too much. I'm overly sensitive and over analyze everything. What is wrong...
    Anto12 Anto12 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2012

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    I've always been the outcast

    wherever I've gone. It didn't matter. No one really wanted to talk to me when I was the new girl either because it was a small school and people were making up their own rumors about me. I find it hard to make friends in the real world because I feel like everyone I become...
    BlondeGirlBunny BlondeGirlBunny 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    An Outsider? Oh Yeah

    As long as I can remember I have felt like I'm on the outside of everything looking in. Like I'm one qualification short of fitting in to anyone else's life. Or that people are afraid to let me all the way in. It probably comes from my teen years. I can remember many instances...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 26, 2012

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    I feel like I don't belong anywhere.

    Most people rarely talk to me, even among my group of close friends. I feel like people are uncomfortable around me and hate me. It's like I'm some sort of outcast. I don't bother with love or romance because i see no connection with anyone. I try hard to be comforting and kind...
    SeanDisinsky SeanDisinsky 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    I Don't Belong In My Family.

    In addition to not having friends, lacking social abilities to have long term relationships with people, and being constantly misunderstood, I don't feel like I belong in my family. I don't talk to my parents, because they prefer that I don't speak. They refuse to talk to me, and...
    SoulsOfTheTrees SoulsOfTheTrees 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    The Cosmic Pianist And Lady Ignorance

    Some time ago, someone very special on EP inspired me to write the following message as a letter, and now I wish to inspire all of you: "Each soul can only be compared to a specific tune within the keyboard of the cosmic piano of existence! You can not long to be a "Do" note...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 4 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    Story Of My Life

    Yes, this will be yet another story about me bitchin about my life, I apologize to the potential readers but I don't get to *****, complain, or just relieve the pressure of my repressed emotions and various issues anywhere else. The truth is: there is one place I feel I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 8, 2010

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    Its scary when u think your the only one

    who feels a certain way then u hear stories of people going thru the same exact things & have the same thoughts that you have..... All my life i've felt like im not a real person, i look human, talk human, eat, **** & sleep like a human but i just always felt like i dont belong...
    TheWorldVsJ TheWorldVsJ 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    I'm only 16 but I feel like I don't belong

    anywhere. I've been living in my country for my whole life and I've never felt like this was the place where I intended to be for the rest of my life. When I picture myself later, I don't see myself anywhere. When I think about what I'm going to do after school, nothing comes...
    cara1998 cara1998 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    I Belong Nowhere

    Last year, I have experienced many things and traveled a lot. Just a few weeks ago, I decided to move to a different where I thought I would belong in. Now I realize that I really dont belong anywhere. I didnt belong in the town I lived in before. I dont feel like I belong here...
    reset reset 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    I just don't think I have a social clique I

    belong in. The preppy white girls are snobby and annoying at my school. I'm not a total nerd I think. And I'm not immature enough to hang with the guys. So I usually just hang out by myself. But I am perfectly okay with that :)
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F Sep 7

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    When Will This End

    everytime everywhere I feel like this. sometimes I feel like digging a hole and burying my self in it to eacape the awkward situations and even more when I say something stupid or when I offend someone not knowingly I jus wanna get into another persons perspective of mee and...
    AbnormalBeing AbnormalBeing 16-17, F Sep 28, 2013

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    I Am So Ready

    I don't think my issue is tht I don't belong anywhere it's just that I haven't really been anywhere. I still live @ home with my family and I am just ready to be free and get out on my own and find myself.
    beautifulSTORM beautifulSTORM 18-21, F Aug 19, 2013

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    Especially in my family,

    they think I'm stuck up but I'm just quiet and a bit of an introvert
    xosydneeox xosydneeox 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    From Dust I Shall Return

    i was born in china, but i was adopted by a family of catholic freaks. i had a gypsy-like childhood, living poorly and moving from town to town. i left home at 16 and never looked back. i didnt know where to go, so i lived with the many different people i met, i even lived on the...
    inominado inominado 31-35, M 1 Response May 19, 2013

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    Lonely And Depressed

    I'm 58 and have struggled with social anxiety all my life. I live alone and have no friends and little family. My life is unbearable and I feel more and more depressed. Psychotherapy and drugs haven't helped. Is there any hope?
    Raidermen Raidermen 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    I feel like I don't belong,

    anywhere, ever. I feel so left out of everything. I feel so out of place. I feel like everyone would be better off with out me in there lives. Because I am nothing. I'm not meant to be here, because I don't fit in. I shouldn't be alive.. I am so different, so different to where...
    ItsAllASecret ItsAllASecret 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Wasn't Made For These Times....

    Rather than describe how I feel, I will just encourage you to look up the song, "I Guess I Just Wasn't Made for these Times" by Brian Wilson (Beach Boys, "Pet Sounds" 1966). This song really describes my feelings of feeling out of place and not belong. I commend Brian for...
    ALONELYGUY2 ALONELYGUY2 51-55 Dec 5, 2012

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    Who Am I?

    I really don't belong anymore, I don't mean to sound like a wimp, but because of my race, and where I live I don't feel accepted. Even around people of my own race, my family, I'm an outsider. I feel really alone, I know people try to be here for me, but.... It makes me want to...
    AzureMountain15 AzureMountain15 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2013

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    Shocking !!

    So yesterday I was reading ramdom material when I see this: http://en.falundafa.org/falun-dafa-books.html And then later on the day I read this (wikipedia.org): persecution of Falun Gong refers to the campaign initiated by the Chinese Communist Party against practitioners...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 Oct 24, 2013

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    Trapped In A College Student's Body...

    I'm a sophomore at a university that is over four hours away from everyone I grew up with. I trapped here too. I have no way home except for four times a year when my family comes to pick me up. Sure, I have some friends here. I mean, I have a couple. I've been pretty antisocial...
    simplemily simplemily 18-21 3 Responses Aug 25, 2010

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    I Feel I Do Not Belong Anywhere

    I've felt like an anomaly everywhere. I've felt like this among my own family, grade school, high school, college, and now workplace. My cousins were basically my first friends, but as we grew older the less they wanted anything to do with me. Now, we're all adults, but they...
    arekay arekay 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    All My Life Really

    I've really felt as though I fit in with any crowd. I was accepted but never really part of the 'In crowd', in high school or now. A wallflower, someone who was there but not really there. In a way a like being the wallflower. Less pressure. Maybe it's because I was never...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 7 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    Out Of This World..

    I am 18 and since I have been little I have been different than other my aged ppl. I am such quiet , shy girl who doesnt want to make anyone mad and tries to be good so that others would be nice to me also. But the truth is... for some reason I feel like im so alone in this world...
    ladyinmoonlight ladyinmoonlight 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    I experienced a concussion a year ago.

    It was a terrible experience. I'm suppose to be better but I don't feel the same as I did before the concussion. There isn't much support for concussion "survivors" ( or whatever I should call it because I don't know). At least I haven't found any support. And I feel alone. I'm...
    prone2wander prone2wander 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    Don't Belong Anywhere

    Feeling out of place is one of the worst feelings in the world. It's so sad, and heart breaking to witness and terrible to feel yourself. I hate that feeling of being in the room, there's all the other people, mingling and talking, then there is you- all alone, feeling completely...
    Mediocre Mediocre 22-25, F 9 Responses Aug 30, 2010

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    I Have My First Court Appearance This Week from My DUI

    I am feeling a bit nervous right now. I have to get through this entire week. Court is not until Thursday. Its not a sentencing or anything, I assume it is when my lawyer learns what he is working with. He is not the most upfront guy........ I know it will be fine, I just want...
    DUISupportBlog DUISupportBlog 31-35, M Oct 21, 2012

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    I Want to Start Again

    i look at people and I am amazed at the kind of relationships they have that I have never had. maybe i push people away? or maybe I get tired and bored of people too often. but if I had one wish I would love to go back again and start all over. I can't count that many people who...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 23, 2009

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    I Just Want To Disappear Sometimes

    My entire life I have felt out of place, school, home, friends, no matter where I was, or who I was with, I felt out of place. In the military I felt at ease a bit, because I found people more like me, but then I got injured and everything changed for me. Since I got injured, my...
    misguidedchild misguidedchild 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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    yoyo526 yoyo526 16-17, F Jul 20

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    I Don't Get It

    I've always been an outsider looking in... At first I thought it was a phase and then I reached 25 and realized it's gotta be permanent. I like being the one who doesn't fit in because it means I get to learn through other; watching interesting things like body language, facial...
    Amaya8 Amaya8 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    In A Different Reality..

    For me the world moves and I don't move with it. I feel alone. In a bubble or perhaps a jail cell..with cruel friendly bars. I wish to meet more people that don't fit, don't belong and who's mind, dreams and realities don't co inside with society's and what is appropriate and...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    I was transferred to a different block in

    college. I tried to fit in my new block but it's just too hard. They have different interests far from mine. I tried to like the things they are into but as time passes by I feel like I wasn't being true to myself :( I tried to reconnect with my friends from the old block but...
    huangzichen huangzichen 18-21, F Mar 25

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    It seems I keep coming back to this,

    so I must no longer pass it off as a temporary nuisance. I always tell myself I'm no different than others, everyone feels different at one point, like they don't belong. But what if that's just situational, or only a couple of times. I feel like I might not have a personality...
    wZer0w wZer0w 22-25, M May 25

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    Why.

    I don't belong anywhere. I have never felt like I belonged anywhere. Up until now, I have never really thought about it in detail. The though had crossed my mine here and there but now as I look back through the past. The word "belonging" does not resonate anything within...
    innoc3nt innoc3nt 18-21, M 2 Responses May 19, 2012

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    Why Is It Like This

    I was abused as a kid emotionaly and minor physical learning what my mum says is bad and hurt full and left a few.scars i always did the right thing moraly etc. Im 22 now and all alone my.best friend hardly talks to me any more cause of his gf.she says im to much of a do gooder...
    forgoten1990 forgoten1990 22-25, M Feb 27, 2013

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    It'S Just Not Where I'M Supposed To Be...

    As long as I can remember, I've had the feeling that I just don't belong. I am a pretty average person with an even more average life but that feeling has always been there. Most of the time, I can push it to the back of my mind. I can make it be the background noise rather than...
    emgrimm2011 emgrimm2011 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2013

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    I Never Really Fit In

    All the way back to grade school I have always felt like I dont belong in no matter what group of friends I have had. Even now, at 22, I feel completely the same way. Is it just me, is it all in my head, or do I really not fit in? I have friends but I never feel completely...
    mnop123 mnop123 22-25 3 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    Lost My Place Or Never Had It

    One of my favourite quotations from a song is "I give up the longing believing in belonging"I do think I'm at that point in my life. When i totally give up on trying to belong anywhere. I did realise for a while now that i simply can't find my way and my place in this world...
    BlackDiamondFairy BlackDiamondFairy 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 9, 2011

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