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I Need To Feel Like I Belong Somewhere

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    Belonging

    I don't know why I feel like I belong in a different time and place.  Am I the only one?  I just can't seem to fit in.  My interest I feel are normal, but I can't find people with the same interest.  Believe me, they are not odd interest.  For...
    bokohoyo bokohoyo 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2009

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    Oh Jeez...

    Everyone always tells me I am a nice person and everything, but I refuse to believe them, and instead choose to believe that they are just trying to be nice. All the things I tell myself keep me from really doing what I want to do, but I just don’t see myself as good enough...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F Mar 23, 2013

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    I Can Imagine It

    I can just picture the place that I belong. A calm, warm place in the countryside. A small cottage in which my boyfriend and I live. A telephone for me to contact my loved ones. My ideal home.
    Sasayaku35 Sasayaku35 13-15, F May 10, 2013

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    I don't know why but I always feel like there

    has to be more to life than what I have and it makes me feel pretty down a lot of the time. I feel lost and that I'm not really doing anything with my life. I have a new job which I love, with colleagues who actually get me, I have a family who love me... Granted they live...
    Ella147 Ella147 26-30, F Jul 26, 2015

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    Walk Alone

    A sense of belonging is something almost every human needs. That is why I amaze my dad when i never cared. I just never cared about belonging. I can walk alone or i can walk with others. Either way it doesn't bother me one bit. Just a desire i have never had, and i have walked...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 15 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    Should You Have To Try ?

    Everyone wants to belong, but what is belonging? Does the majority 'belong'? Is belonging just one of those things we don't talk about? I think everyone at one times feels left out, but many people don't claim to feeling as isolated and alone as I see myself being. I have...
    blynnbarrister blynnbarrister 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2010

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    If Your Not Beautiful Your Not Worthing Of Love.

    I know that society would not view me or my daughter as beauty queens. We are not eye candy. I don't consider us at the bottom of the ugly tree, but we are certainly not what society would consider pretty or beautiful. Here is a good example, I posted a picture of me and my...
    bokohoyo bokohoyo 46-50, F 2 Responses May 17, 2011

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    Confused

    I have a serious boyfriend, two great roommates, and a mom and sister who I am very close to. But still, something is missing. I feel completely unfulfilled, and even if I'm surrounded by friends, I feel as though I don't belong. I feel like I don't have anything attaching me to...
    ab1123a ab1123a 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2011

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    Belongs, Belonging, Belonged?

    i will wake up everyday in the same bed, same town, same people. never really feeling like i belong with them or here. not having the guts to do anything about it.
    bongleshoop bongleshoop 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2010

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    Cause Sometimes I Don't...

     feel like I belong in some places. Sometimes I just stand there looking stupid. and it's awful, and I know everyone belongs somewhere, but sometimes it really just seems impossible to fit in. Yeah.
    bananajane bananajane 18-21, F Nov 30, 2009

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    I Dont...

    i have no job no school no girlfriend... i feel like i have no purpose or plan... even a rough idea... i need something to keep me going otherwise i feel like there is no point in living anymore... why am i here? i bring nothing to this world... if i disappeared the only few...
    highwayman5 highwayman5 18-21, M 11 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    Belonging

    I don't know why I feel like I belong in a different time and place.  Am I the only one?  I just can't seem to fit in.  My interest I feel are normal, but I can't find people with the same interest.  Believe me, they are not odd interest.  For...
    bokohoyo bokohoyo 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2009

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    The Unwise In Life...Me

    Sometimes i think i am a failure in life, Muddle up things that is wrong and right. Somehow i am not wise to handle my life, Finding hard to make my little light rise and shine. Always an option given throughout my life, Have no idea which is wrong and right. Not a good path, i...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2013

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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 hope not but I certainly know how it feels after today. Exams were over and I was in the corridor surrounded by different...
    piscespieces piscespieces 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2015

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    Time Changes People

    As a child I knew I didn't belong, I was treated with so much abuse it is still hard to remember without tears and fears.at 16 I was beaten so badly all because my Daddy thought my senior pictures were ugly, had nervous breakdown with that one. But that kind of thing does...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 1 Response May 10, 2012

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    What Happened To My Family After The Death Of My Mom???

    My mom passed away 21 years ago this August. I lived with my mom and she was the one I spoke to if I had a bad day in work and needed to vent. I have 3 siblings two brothers and one sister. Growing up I was extremely close with my sister and was always there for her when she...
    Barbie63 Barbie63 61-65, F Jun 2, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Whoever commented on my last post that my anti-depressant pills do not make people happy was right. I don't feel like myself right now, is like I am watching myself from far far...
    Zolfy Zolfy 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    >goes on ep feeling like crap every single person turned the conversation sexual, and when the last one did I snapped. but hey, I guess that's deserving of being told off and then...
    KayandtheCelloCats KayandtheCelloCats 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel like a cat. I almost never get cold, so I think I'm probably a lynx or something. I might be a fox. I hiss at people, prefer extremely raw meat, and at random times my smell...
    girlythecat girlythecat 13-15 1 Response 1 day ago

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    More than just sometimes, which is probably why I almost always hate texting or calling people first. Especially if it's someone I like. I feel like that would make me needy or...
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    The song, Because of you by Kelly Clarkson, could explain so much about my life than I ever could. Some people just see their pain or don't care to take notice about others...
    lexxrodriguezz lexxrodriguezz 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have everything I need, but for some reason, I feel sad because I feel like I'm lacking of something. Seeing Justin Bieber, Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner etc, they are all around the...
    sxyylove sxyylove 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    The last moment my life felt real is when I woke up one very clear Sunday morning. The moment I got the call from my brother and slowly found out that he was going to kill himself...
    TheDreamcaster TheDreamcaster 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I dont feel like i belong in the world. The universe has for me always been fascinating. I always look up at the stars in the help for guidance and understanding. I always feel at...
    Funrabbits Funrabbits 22-25 3 days ago

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    A lot of the time yeah :/ I mean I have fun talking to people but it feels like I do the same thing over and over. I need some excitement in my life!
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I go to class come home, wake up the next morning go to class and come back home and on the weekends work it's the same routine! I need something different in my life. I need to...
    GabbyWoodBerry GabbyWoodBerry 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's so hard to get this **** out of my mind. I'm not terminally ill or anywhere near suicidal. I am in poor health though, I have a heart condition, I was hospitalised on New...
    32forever2016 32forever2016 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I kept having this feeling of being useless. I tried to be part of something. But the only thing happening is that it seems a lot of people also want to be part of those. So I was...
    Tazmanou Tazmanou 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    sometimes I just feel like I'm an alien to everyone. I feel like I'm a different creature, maybe not human enough.
    badazzbasicbich badazzbasicbich 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Knowing so much and yet so little. Having an understanding of the Universe unparalleled by anyone else. Yet always I am moving on. Having only a few friends along the way. Destined...
    FluttershyLabeouf FluttershyLabeouf 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I am an introvert and like being alone but miss the idea of being in a relationship. I've just never been successful with them and have for the last 5 years or so been single and...
    Anontymous30 Anontymous30 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It wasn't until a little while ago that I embraced this side of me. I've always been overly logical and I always put aside everything I couldn't find a logical explanation to...
    AlphaAiyana95 AlphaAiyana95 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I just feel like I'm waiting for something to happen in my life but I don't know what it is. All I know is that i'm not going to find it in this country or with these people. Does...
    Rambuchi Rambuchi 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    3:02 AM 07/02/2016. I don't know how to start this but I am going to try to pour out all my feelings and hope someone understands me. It's so ******* hard to open up when you just...
    Itstutaa Itstutaa 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I like to sing and write songs. I think I'm really good at it. I've been through a lot of trauma and it's my way to cope. It's the only way I can ever make sense out of anything I...
    Lyric8 Lyric8 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    "I could never be that good." We hear this phrase sometimes... probably have even said it about ourselves in certain situations. Emotions get us in trouble sometimes, don't they...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    i feel like i m outsider this ****** mind is killing me this black thougt are slaying me
    SEDDIKMBM SEDDIKMBM 16-17, M Feb 5

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    I am a late bloomer who started too late. I am struggling to keep up but everyone i know who is my age is way ahead of me career wise. when i go for job interviews, i feel...
    IAlwaysWandered IAlwaysWandered 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I am with the love of my life. In 2002 we were good friends, then dated each other for a while, fell in love, only for us to get into a huge argument, part and go our separate...
    MartiniMagic MartiniMagic 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    so I have been in a relationship with my fiance for almost three years now. I feel like no matter what I do it's never good enough. I feel like I have to beg for attention and...
    kparker33 kparker33 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Ever had that feeling that everything is pushing against you? like the world is just too much, there are too many things going on and so much that could possibly go wrong. I feel...
    firesoul07 firesoul07 22-25, F Feb 3

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    When you begin to feel like everyone is slowly deleting themselves from your life and you are lefted with no one after the things you did for them... leaves you feeling so empty...
    unknowndarkness2001 unknowndarkness2001 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 3