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I Need Somewhere to Belong

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    My Take On Belonging

    This idea of "belonging" is an age old quest. All religions and political movements and even business formations are all based on this the "quest" to "belong." We are a so-called social animal, and yet most of us, most of the time, are substantially...
    RobertFounder RobertFounder 36-40, M Sep 25, 2009

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    Hunting Deer

    On m 18th birthday in April 1977, i went out to canvas town deer hunting with a good friend of mine.   On the way out there i was driving Kim's van which these days would be a death trap of a thing. I think it was a small humber something or other.    The terrain we tramped...
    lafsnack lafsnack 51-55, M May 27, 2012

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    The Heart

    Home is where you feel accepted, loved, wanted.. So where's my home? Burned to the ground years ago and no where has ever made me feel that way since.. So tell me if home is where the heart is, then I guess I don't have a heart either...
    Cuddleswrathchild Cuddleswrathchild 18-21, M Sep 5, 2013

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    Real Belonging

    It is a contradiction but, at the same time that I want to belong somewhere, I like being "belongingless". I guess the exception would be if I belonged to place or group, which would fit me perfectly and make me feel whole. But I am not that naive. This is utopia and...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F Oct 11, 2009

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    Sleep

    I haven't been on ep for a while now. I'm not sure why, but I have had trouble with communicating recently. I feel like I am constantly so tired and no matter how much I sleep I can't get enough. Yesterday I ditched school, I have never done that before, but for some reason I...
    nila911 nila911 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    The Only Girl I Ever Loved

    i had this big crush on this girl for two years she was a good friend but now I moved far away from her. I never knew if she loved me back I still have her email but it has been so long I don't know if I should email her and find out the truth and finally know or should I leave...
    allalone101 allalone101 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    I Don't Need Somewhere to Belong ...

    I probably should have started a different group, but I thought I'd share these thoughts here anyway. I have always thought of myself as a bit of a nomad.  I have no real connection to any place and would live happily anywhere.  I was born in England but have no desire...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    Lost At Sea For Loss of Welcoming Shores

    So then It is that I find myself at a loss for acceptance as I am quite eccentric and it is by chance that redheads share a strange similarity to my plight. At least from what I've read and heard them say. I myself am not a red head but find them all as a torch of sorts if you...
    MarcHare MarcHare 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 17, 2009

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    Nned Some Where To Belong?

     many months ago I felt so out of touch, so out of place on life, felt like I had no where to belong any where, even in my career (Residential Care aide), it was quite the unsettling feeling. I strive hard at work to make a place for me there, to be a real part of the team...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Mar 2, 2010

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    I Thought I Did, But Not Now...

    Feel like you don't belong?  It may be an indication of mental health.  Out culture, country, music, food, and environment are going to rat-****.  If you feel you belong, you have settled for second rate.  For those who seek refuge in cults, religions, and ideologies, you...
    KatzNYammer KatzNYammer 61-65, M 2 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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    I Love Women Who Wear Glasses!

    I love women who wear glasses. Just something about it..... :)
    HoratioGaslamp HoratioGaslamp 46-50, M Feb 27, 2012

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    I Wish I Had A Place That Belonged

       I have no place that I can call home. For they are not my home. I don't have a place that I can have privacey.  That  is all that I ask for. But I seem to not get that at all.
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Jan 6, 2011

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    I Wish I Had A Place Where I Felt Like I Belonged

    I feel so lost!!!!! I wish I just had one safe place where i felt i belonged. Dont even feel that in my own home anymore. Or even just one person who understood how i feel. The people around me do not help this feeling either. Im tired of people calling me selfish and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    Volunteering Maybe?

    I keep calling to volunteer, though have found that they don't call you back. My cousin reported the same thing, trying to volunteer somewhere else (I've been trying hospitals). Odd...
    penname penname 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 2009

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    Maybe I Belong In The Past

    I feel that I don't belong here, in this time. I feel as though I belong in a period of the 20th century, when values were more defined. Truth seemed to be more of a quality to be striven for, and one considered one's fellows, rather than the 'me first' society in which we now...
    HoratioGaslamp HoratioGaslamp 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    Life

    1 life , with a flat parched,Barron ground , who will be the first to break through the crust and see the light ? Or is that see the life ??
    shnitsall shnitsall 36-40, M Nov 24, 2012

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    Need Some Big Time Advice

    if anyone is out there, im in huge need of some help please and thank you
    rbushsuks rbushsuks 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2012

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    Always Where You Are

    i dont want somewhere to belong. i need to belong somewhere. me and you would talk , about places. we wouldnt live in one place, we would always travel. travel to certain places, for our reasons. we would met at the island of the dolls, then we would go to mexico, then back to...
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F Aug 24, 2013

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    I Need Some Help

    I am a 17 year old living in a place where i feel I don't belong, I know to most of you this will sound like the typical teenager, but that's not the case since i have felt like i belong elsewhere my entire life. I live with a strict family that basically wont let me travel...
    lostwithinhearts lostwithinhearts 16-17 1 Response Oct 3, 2011

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    A Dry Drunk

    Posted by lafsnack on Nov 11th, 2010 at 1:27PM mY MUM IS IN A RETIREMENT HOME HERE In Nz. my sister has become the Power of attourney so all the decision making she has done in her own stupid beligerent manner without seeking any discussion or agreement from ME. WHICH SHES...
    lafsnack lafsnack 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    In the Words of Linkin Park...

    When this began I had nothing to say And I'd get lost in the nothingness inside of me I was confused And I'd let it all out to find That I'm not the only person with these things in mind Inside of me When all the vacancy the words revealed Is the only real thing...
    shygirl14 shygirl14 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2009

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    ...

    ...And I am not quite sure where that is right now.  I just want to belong again.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 13 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    I would want to start fresh somewhere, don't we all? but my destination would be kind of different, Somewhere, where i don't have to hide. Somewhere, surrounded by those who...
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    This is my first shared experience so bear with me please. Lately, for no apparent reason, I have just been feeling like I don't belong anywhere. And I ask myself all the time why...
    broller broller 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't know where I belong. I do not fit in anywhere I go. I try so hard to be part of the crowd. To feel a sense of belonging. To be a part of something greater than myself. I...
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    Do you ever feel like you don't belong here? In a place, in a situation, among people, indeed anywhere. Like, you should be living some other life? When I sit in my room at night...
    TheHeartOfALovingSoul TheHeartOfALovingSoul 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So, there is something I've been holding onto for months... Something that happened to me, and I don't really know how to talk about it, not that I really have anyone to talk about...
    TheZEEMan TheZEEMan 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Just wondering, how many times do i need to try before making things right. I have tried like... I have lost count, it sucks but mayBe worth it. My ideas are like a a wave of...
    lonelypeople lonelypeople 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    It all started when I got a job at McDonald's on feb 22 2014. I immediately had a crush on this guy named Oscar. Keep in mind I am 17 and he is 16. I liked him from day one...
    Alliforevers Alliforevers 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 2

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    I can be a difficult a hole but do need someone to talk to right about now lmao... Even if its hello- or general conversation. I lack a sense of belonging
    jaesavv jaesavv 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    Life has many ways to surprise us.. some good and some bad.. I've had enormous encounters with different aspects of life and known that whatever u do, someone up there is scripting...
    bholuflirts bholuflirts 26-30, M Nov 7

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    westy93 westy93 18-21, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Hi I am samanta,Here is my lil story- I don't have a single friend , I am jobless.I am alone..I can't tell you guys how much depressed I'm right now,I really need to talk with...
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    Every girl needs to feel her dads, moms, and siblings love. When a girl does not feel her mom or sisters love they tend to have less self confidence. If a girl does not feel her...
    GMBA GMBA 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 16

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    I thought I was managing to stay alive for a little while yesterday. I ate. I ate three meals. But I've realized that I was just showing another sign of weakness. My body had...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    I need to just walk somewhere... An open field where I can be in touch with the cool Autumn air. A place where I can be completely alone, completely myself==the world's untouched...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    Many years ago, I came upon a girl on a forum of this website that I recently had joined. It wasn't long though until I ended up falling in love with her, but then I did the...
    LegendaryHero7 LegendaryHero7 18-21, M Nov 14

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    It happens every time If it counts I'll lose my courage when I need it the most Then it comes crawling up after Begs me to ask her what I already know Singing "Oh, love get me out...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Nov 16

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    To tell me it's going to be okay and it doesn't matter if I'm going to be sent to a temple somewhere in Thailand or shipping off to Taipei for a year. That I'll survive on my own...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 17

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    For instance, School. I don't know about you, but at my school society is pretty ****** up. Maybe it's because you spend 7 long hours surround with people that care more about what...
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    Lest I forget, remind me I belong to you, I be long to you
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