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I Often Feel Like An Outsider

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    When I Go To The Ocean Now... - When I go to the ocean now, there aren’t as many shells as there were when I was a child. Surely they aren’t all gone. Likewise, there’s no...
    rwollman rwollman 56-60 3 Responses May 19, 2012

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    You Would Think. - You would think change is good for society.I guess not.Just a simple get together can seem like I am drowning in a sea of people.I feel like such a loser...
    Jenna1225 Jenna1225 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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    Always - it seems like I never fit anywhere with any group, I wonder why I am so different and there are not others like me out there?
    Megtron15 Megtron15 13-15, M 5 Responses Feb 20, 2012

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    Always Been This Way - i don`t know if its all the freaky things that has happened to me or if pepole are  intimadated by me,but i often feel when i am really trying to be...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Mar 13, 2009

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    Sometimes I Feel Like A Loser? - People think im an easy target to blame which i am but why do they just blame it on me when they hardly know me. People dont want to work with me...
    shermc shermc 13-15, F 1 Response May 30, 2012

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    The Odd One Out - In all honesty, throughout most of my life I have felt like a bit of an outsider. Mind you, I do have a great group of friends and a loving family. I do enjoy...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    Ghost - A while back, I was walking down a street in Dublin, and it occurred to me it could be any city, and the result would be the same - no-one would know me in any deep way...
    freightdog freightdog 46-50, M Aug 25, 2012

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    My Bubble - I've always felt like an outsider because I've always been an outsider. Ever since I was a very young child, I've always been very aware that I'm different from...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 13, 2010

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    Im The Outcast Among Outcast! - Have you ever been surrounded by people whether at a party, club, school, church, etc and felt like your the only one there? All my life i've been...
    TheWorldVsJ TheWorldVsJ 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    {Insert Stereotypical Heading} - I'm not going to lie, I've had plenty of chances to have friends, to be social, to fit in, to be accepted. Yet everyday I begin to despise humanity...
    JacenS JacenS 16-17, M Apr 13, 2013

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    I Don'T Belong - There are often times where i just feel like an outsider, like i don't belong to where i currently live. Where i just wanna move to another state or country. I...
    KriziaShines KriziaShines 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2013

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    Feeling Like I Don't Even Exist In Other's Eyes - Hey the name is kelvin, and i have been feeling lonely ever since elementary school, even today in college i feel as if i don't...
    kelvinpaulino270 kelvinpaulino270 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 18, 2012

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    *sigh* - I didn't really realize how much I felt like an outsider, how much I might have acted like I felt that way, until I took a look at some old pics from high school... Pics...
    Elwing Elwing 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 22, 2008

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    Oh No - i always feel like people are judging me when im trying so hard to be myself.   it tears me up inside just to start a conversation, and it exhausts me to try and...
    ForeverAlone ForeverAlone 22-25, F 1 Response May 23, 2008

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    Being Jugded - I feel like, when I meet others-they already have their "click" and i'm the outside loser. When I DO talk to othe people ,i really don't know what to say!
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    Being An Outsider In High School??? - feeling like an outsider is an everyday feeling to me. i think it goes along with being a loner as well. im more tuned out of the recent...
    Merac Merac 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2011

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    No Common Ground - I went to a small social gathering today. Some of the women I knew well, others I didn't. Now don't get me wrong, I have some wonderful, caring friends. It just...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F May 12, 2013

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    Nothing is as it appears, as I move through my day I wonder why? Why do people act so indifferent to me, well today is the begining of a new day. Blessings to all
    snowman70 snowman70 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    Since Quite Sometime - Since I was younger, I have always felt like I just never really fit in. When I was in school, I was always considered as the really "weird" one. I...
    gamingzone3 gamingzone3 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    Im A Outsider For Life - Ever since I could remember I am a outsider , My parents ignored me every change they had I only fell onto my daddy's favor due to that My brother fell...
    AZNlooNaticMurdeReR AZNlooNaticMurdeReR 22-25 2 Responses Sep 26, 2012

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    Starting All Over Again - Finding a job is hard but establishing rapport and making friends to people you are going to work with is much harder. It was always hard to communicate...
    md08 md08 18-21, F Mar 2, 2013

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    By Choice - In my real life I am not an outsider at all.  I think any woman can understand that a mom is never an outsider but instead the center of the family.  I'm definitely...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    Who's Your Biggest Supporter In Regards To Your Acting Career? (snippets Of Previous Interviews Done) - "I would have to say my father is. Straight from the get go he has always...
    tottyee tottyee 22-25, F Apr 4, 2012

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    Is Something Wrong With Me? - I'm an 18 years old African American female and I just graduated from high school in May. My whole life I've been a pretty shy girl. I'm not very...
    Honeybrilove Honeybrilove 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2012

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    I'm Always The Odd One Out. - When im with people i always feel like were never the same, i hang around people completely different than me and i dont know why. All through primary...
    imhotas imhotas 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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    Carousel - I feel like I'm in the middle of a carousel. The world around me is moving, but I'm standing still, and all I can do is watch it spin out of control... Like everyone is...
    Missing22Aquarius Missing22Aquarius 18-21, F Aug 27, 2013

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    Out Of Towner - High school: Not smart enough to fit in with the nerds. Not pretty/outgoing/cruel/vapid/you name it enough to fit in with the cool kids. Definitely not...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    Am I Really That Different? - its kinda strange whenever im on a froum i frequent and i post on an active thread everyone stops posting. also when i create a new thread for the...
    kurokineko kurokineko 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    I Feel Like An Outsider. - Because of my weight.  I know I have to loose weight and the extra weight isn't healthy for me, but I'm a good person and I feel that no one sees...
    candles24 candles24 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2010

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    Me Myself & I - I am use to this feeling I have experienced it all my life. It use to get me down but I don't feel like I use to about being an outsider. I look for the more...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2011

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    Partially My Own Fault - I don't take much time to get to know people, and when they try to get to know me I break contact. There were people throughout my life and even nowadays...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 7 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    🐾I have never really belonged.since birth I was different,while other children would cry,I would howl.whining was my whimpering,barking and growling were my anger later on in...
    Insidewolf Insidewolf 13-15, F Dec 6, 2013

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    Even Among Outsiders - Throughout school I was always an outsider, an outcast. Prior to high school, I attended a private school, so there weren't enough students for there to be...
    mononoaware mononoaware 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    Different From Everyone Else - I'm a 16-year old outcast. =[ Growing up, i was innocent, full of life, & lived what seemed to be in a world where you'd only find in G or PG rated...
    ConcealedChivalrousHeart ConcealedChivalrousHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2010

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    On the Outer Fringe - I've always been an outsider.. I'm sure it's because I'm a little on the crazy side, but I've learned to embrace my differences.. Who wants to be like...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 36 Responses Jun 8, 2008

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    So last night I was sitting on the couch with my best friend and we were talking about how this bbc star John barrowman got married and how him and his husband were adorable...
    lovelacedarsenic lovelacedarsenic 13-15, F Dec 31, 2013

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    Home? - I just want a place that I can call home.. A place where I feel safe and a place where I don't feel alone all the time. I want happiness, joy and laughter but every time I...
    nicolef01 nicolef01 18-21, F Sep 11, 2013

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    I have never felt like I belonged. I have little in common with others my age, with others of my gender, with others in general. It's not that I can't make friends. It's not that...
    OldSoul246 OldSoul246 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    I Realized Lately I'm Not A "Third culture kid" Nor a product of my culture. - I was never really accepted into the pack in my age group. I was always an outsider, a...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Sep 9, 2012

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    Yep - when i'm at school, i'm in class with my friends, and they'll all be laughing because they're all picking each other up and dropping each other or wrestling, or taking each...
    estherann estherann 13-15, F 1 Response May 18, 2012

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    A while back I started a new job. This one woman seemed to want to befriend me. I went to lunch with her a few times, then she started acting snarky towards me or ignoring me. I...
    GreatBlueHeronLover GreatBlueHeronLover 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    I've Always Been a Little 'different' - Growing up I went from being very outgoing and confident to suddenly feeling extremely shy and unable to even stand up for myself. My home...
    9Dragonz 9Dragonz 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2009

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    Outsider - All my life I have often felt like an outsider, isolated from everything and everyone But the weird part is that I have a close group of friends and I am afraid to...
    siriusblue siriusblue 16-17 4 Responses Jul 15, 2010

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    I Don't Want To Join. - These people, these faces, they are all the same. Blind and unknowing. Not understanding the world around them. I am told to be more outgoing. To make...
    Aimee12 Aimee12 18-21 Aug 26, 2012

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