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I Often Feel Like Life Isn't Real

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    thelilacstone thelilacstone 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2015

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    Sometimes, I wake up

    and I expect to be somewhere else, living another life in a different world, at another time. But then I realize that I'm actually in the present, I often feel like going back to the past, to an event that changed my life or to my childhood for instance. I sometimes get confuse...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 19, 2015

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    I feel like there is this cloud surrounding me.

    And I am above my body. I'm not on drugs or anything. I have felt like this on and off for many years. But I sometimes am not really aware of my existence and consciousness. I will be talking to other people and feel like their not there, and that I am talking to myself. I will...
    puppylove16 puppylove16 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2015

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    I do not really know

    why this happens, or what it is. I've read that it can be a symptom of an anxiety attack - which I do get in the traditional, heart-poundy, shaking, chest-tightening forms - but it happens to me at odd times, too. I will, for instance, be sitting on my bed doing homework (I am...
    rc97 rc97 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2015

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    And the hardest part of living Is just taking

    breaths to stay. 'Cause I know I'm good for something I just haven't found it yet But I need it.
    BrokeAssBxtch BrokeAssBxtch 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2015

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    Isn't amazing how humans have come this far in

    the world? I mean we've created our own currencies, our own languages, ect. I find that pretty cool.
    crimsoncube crimsoncube 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    You said you'd break me down,

    just to build me up, but you broke me down, for you thats not enough. Every chance I give to you, you just hide your bluff, and now im sitting here, broken and not tough. And now my heart keeps pumping blood, Forcing me to keep on living on. I just need to get away from life...
    DowngyvedDante DowngyvedDante 18-21, M Jun 9, 2015

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    For almost five years,

    in my dreams I am another person. It started off strangly with me being the Doctors son (The timetraveller from Doctor Who) so I was half human and half timelord. I'm black in reality but in these dreams i seem to be a mixed race white looking guy. My dad being the Doctor...
    FrecheaOJ FrecheaOJ 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2015

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    The economic situation delivered to us by greed.

    The immigrant situation in Europe, and resultant rape gang problem, have been delivered to us by an oppressive tax system and rampant feminism undermining the worth of our own men. Sharia law forced on the unknowing will remove all hard won human rights. We seem to be doing...
    Wishart95 Wishart95 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    rumor has it your mind mirrors what your eyes

    see,that cant be a true  statement ....BUT wouldn't it be cool to muster up vision via imagination? we'd all be in trouble!
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 2015

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    RUN..,run..,run,run until sweat drips down your

    forehead,your muscles ache,..until there's a fire rising in your lungs..,until your heart explodes in pain,realization,joy and u know the the specks of all the emotions and yet,u can stand,breathe ,live and be..be strong enough!
    urnesha urnesha 18-21, F 1 Response May 16, 2015

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    if life is real how can

    so many bad things occur because of good. Its a 1 good deed + a person = 3000 bad equation. Stupid illogical and dont say thats just how it is because its not possible. Therefore it can't be real can it ?
    VivFx69 VivFx69 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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    people keep saying, that with the new year

    comes a fresh start. that... there will be 365 blank pages, to make the first one good. yet somehow, i cant. all i can do is sit here an isolate myself, questioning what time is. what life is. none of this feels real... cant possibly be. but even though i feel this way, i also...
    PrinceTheRipper PrinceTheRipper 18-21, T 1 Response Dec 31, 2015

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    I could say that some people would be glad to

    be on my place. Financially we are okay; my mom is there for me (my father passed away but my mother is supportive); I mean my life is okay but I can't seem to feel contented. I want to run far away. Somewhere, I can be myself. I don't know anymore. Help, please. :(
    Yoopee Yoopee 18-21, F Jan 1

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    LoloRegz LoloRegz 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2015

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    I can't be sure if my surroundings,

    other people and living things, my body, my memories, my thoughts or anything other than the conscious fact I exist is real.
    NewPerson001 NewPerson001 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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    [long story ahead because I need to get this

    off my chest] I have been struggling with solipsism my entire life. The people around me and my environment feels as though they are a simulation either 1) created by my mind or 2) made to be a test environment for me. My epiphany came when I was 6 and showering using the...
    theflamechronicles theflamechronicles 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 2, 2015

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    I do too... it seems like we are all in a dream

    n one day we will wake up. and find ourselves at the end of puzzle. that's why I have an attraction for death. I feel like its a gateway to go somewhere beyond all this...
    rumukta rumukta 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2015

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    Sometimes I feel that life is just cruel

    and unfair in many different ways .. and it aches my heart, there is nothing that we can do about this ugly fact.
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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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 on a trampoline once and I was bouncing obviously but then my leg tried to bend the other way, as you can imagine that would hurt...
    Jolley2k Jolley2k 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 14, 2015

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    I honestly can't convince myself

    that anyone exist.. The only way I know I exist is because I can think.. How do I know I'm not imagining everything. What if this is all a dream. When I was 5 and fell on my head. What if I went into a coma. Maybe I'm just crazy..
    Daavviid Daavviid 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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    It feels like nothing is real,

    I have these moments where time seems to slow and everything around me stops existing. I feel so at peace, like nothing matters at that moment. Sometimes I have really realistic dreams and months later they happen. It's like everything is already set to happen a certain way and...
    emptyhearteddove emptyhearteddove 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2015

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    or like i'm not real.

    or like i'm not part of the world around me. things that actually happen to me just don't feel like they're happening sometimes. it's hard to describe.
    blacksunzenith blacksunzenith 22-25 2 Responses May 26, 2015

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    I made a boy cry for the first time today (that

    I know of) i was at retreat when I met him and if were 16 like me instead of 13 well it would be a different story I left the retreat today and all day I could tell he was watching me and I avoided looking at him because he looked like he would cry at any second when I hugged...
    Girlinthedark Girlinthedark 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2015

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    Especially this morning.

    I feel detached and void. I am irrelevant and none of this is happening. Time may be ticking around me, but in my mind I have reached a stand still. I do not want to continue, however I don't have a reason to completely end anything. I am a vacant soul with a racing mind. I do...
    forshewasacoffin forshewasacoffin 18-21, F 2 Responses May 30, 2015

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    After roughly 18 months I felt something I lost

    inside me again..as much as it was a nice feeling my stupidity fooled me again. Silly silly me..feeling confused and lost for words..cant express this horrible feeling!!! I will always be a fool when it comes to letting people close to me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 11, 2015

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    An experiment, the "perfect zoo".

    An alternate dimension where reality is entirely inside my own mind. A state of consciousness after dying elsewhere, forever doomed to this repulsive planet. I feel as though what I'm seeing is off, this world, is off. One large contradiction in itself. However, whatever I...
    InexplicablyWrong InexplicablyWrong 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Especially when you already asked yourself,

    "is this even really happening?"
    ConfusedKiddo ConfusedKiddo 13-15, F Sep 19, 2015

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    I call it dissociation,

    the worst possible illness you could ever battle with. Im back stuck battling with it again because of traumatic things that have happened. When you struggle with dissociative its like the whole world doesnt seem real, it seems rather far away, it destroys your relationships...
    xseventyXsevenx xseventyXsevenx 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    I tried it explaining it to my friend,

    but sometimes I almost feel like my life isn't real. I know some people get a feeling where they are outside their body and looking at themselves and can't control themselves, but that's not what I feel. I'm totally aware, but just when I think about my life and list how i feel...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2015

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    Don't you find it odd

    that you're basically a pile of sentient meat? That you're made of flesh that can think? It doesn't seem to make sense to me. I feel like I'm partially out of my body all the time. Nothing seems real. I feel like I must have a soul and that it's already half way left my body...
    QuinnMasters13 QuinnMasters13 18-21, T 3 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    Some days or some moments during the day I get

    this feeling that nothing of this is truth --that this life is nothing more than a dream... and I'm left to wonder: is this really my life? or is this just a part in a play in which I just put the soul but the lines weren't written by me?--, matter in fact the other day I had a...
    oneiric13 oneiric13 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 22, 2015

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    Instead of good books adapted into screenplays

    to make exceptional films there are scriptwriters producing all manner of rubbish for the television which is unimaginative social engineering. I get so tired that these soaps and reality tv shows are just streaming life into anything but what it should be for a scary majority...
    Favager97 Favager97 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I have felt like this all of my life.

    It got to the point where I nearly had a breakdown, couldn't sleep or relax, constantly crying, but now I am on an SSRI which seems to help.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2015

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    it's always hard to me looking

    for the point of things, life made us confused all the time and we don't know why or how to deal with it anymore, like when ever I do something, work, studying, anything and I just end up with a cloud of questions covering my mind :(
    Maze2 Maze2 18-21, M Jan 31

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    I have this strange feeling

    or sensation even from when i was in grade school that all of a sudden i am present physically somewhere but my brain feels light as if I am not there my mind is somewhere else something is outside my body i am not in my body my head my brain my mind all feel away outside of my...
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2014

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    Is this the real life?

    Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide No escape from reality.....
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21 2 Responses Aug 8, 2015

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    I want to die...i have no reason to live

    and hundreds of reasons to die..everyone is selfish in this world...the only thing i've noticed through out my whole life is that I've always come across people who are mean,selfish,dishonest,disloyal,liars and two faced...my life is full with these kind of people...and i...
    LostGirl1295 LostGirl1295 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 30, 2015

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    Sometimes I just sit there

    and look at myself in the mirror and it all doesn't feel real.
    LFMB LFMB 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2015

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    This has been a sort of chronic thing

    for me, coming in 2 separate episodes and, as I've come to accept, more to come throughout my life. Please, please, please read "The Holy Grail of Curing DPDR." You can find it on Google. It will help. It helped me.
    pacificant pacificant 18-21, F Nov 2, 2015

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    I used to think life was like a video game

    that God played. But I'm agnostic now anyways.
    MyMindHurts01 MyMindHurts01 13-15 3 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    RudelPommes RudelPommes 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2015

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    At one moment everything is crystal clear in

    front of me. I know what to do , and I realise this is where I belong and all I have everything planned in front of me.But then the next moment everything goes downhill and it all turns into rubbish. Like broken pieces. I no longer know what to do or who I am. I shout at people...
    charley00 charley00 16-17, F Jan 29

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    QuinnMasters13 QuinnMasters13 18-21, T 2 Responses Oct 28, 2015

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