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I Often Feel Like Life Isn't Real

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    urnesha urnesha 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    We are all living and enjoying ourselves

    while we can but what if it's just 'just'? Most of the time I think to myself what if all these that happening here and there is nothing but a dream? What if it's a dream we are in that we are watching the time pass by? Even while the time is passing maybe we are just about to...
    Punisher001 Punisher001 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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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...
    Manha95 Manha95 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Life Is An Experiment

    I honestly think that life is a simulation and that someone put me here for some reason. Maybe to figure something out about me, or to rehabilitate me for some crime that I've done. It might be a group of different beings wanting to know about Humanity. There may also be...
    Geopion Geopion 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    There's a ton of people on earth,

    I feel like im one that's just for a purpose to help someone else's big purpose like..it wouldn't be the same without me.. but im unrecognized for it because not everyone can leave a legacy that most people will know of...idk
    blweh blweh 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I'm starting to get really freaked out with

    everyday life, I don't know if people are real anymore and the only way I know is by doing stupid things that get my adrenaline very high.
    Unicornpeasant Unicornpeasant 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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    What if we're just 1.

    Crazy and we thought we were interacting with people and being normal but the truth is that we're already insane and talking to air 2. Dreaming and in a coma and when we die in here we actually wake up in the real world 3. Dead already and this is just an impasse to pass up the...
    DeuxExMachina DeuxExMachina 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I'm not real. I'm dead.

    I'm up in space in a different dimension. Life is a game. My body is on earth but my head is lost.
    peppermintsugar peppermintsugar 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    It use to happen when I was younger in class,

    I'd sit in my chair, completely still and zone out to the point where it felt like my body was floating, I was in a sitting position but I feel nothing around me and the room starts to fade to black, everything turned into background noise and I felt like a ghost, that's when I...
    civics22 civics22 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 21

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    Mist of the times i just stare at things like

    walls,windows, and books....i keep staring at those things trying to convince myself that life is not real...kind of like trying to see what lies beyond this world...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M Feb 27

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    CombatBarbie CombatBarbie 18-21, F Oct 7, 2014

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    "How can mirrors be real

    if our eyes aren't real?"- Jaden Smith I can't even.
    CloudyForest CloudyForest 13-15, M Apr 9

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    A lot of my life is spent in my own mind.

    I constantly spend time analysing everything and anything around me. I feel so detached from everyone around me. Sometimes I really wish I could find that once person who understood me. A lot of the time when working I zone out completely and go in to robot mode it's scary...
    Zaada Zaada 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    Physics may well show

    that what we perceive as reality is nothing more than a hologram. That is we could all be living in a giant hologram. This sounds crazy but the more I learn about our universe the more I am amazed at how strange a place it is. If you're curious just YouTube some of Susskind's...
    mada0617 mada0617 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    When I look up to the sky,

    I see the clouds moving. I'm just standing here on the ground. Waiting for snow to fall. Waiting 'till my time has come.
    DeserateForHelp DeserateForHelp 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Onechoice Onechoice 31-35, M Nov 23, 2014

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    This is actually a dissociative disorder called

    derealization/depersonalization, in case you were wondering. People who are sleep deprived, bipolar, depressed, schizophrenic or have OCD, anxiety, borderline personality disorder or migraines usually experience this. But don't worry; it's the third most common psychological...
    xmer831x xmer831x 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    The Dream That Never Shatters

    When my mom left i thought life wasn't real. I thought it was a dream. But if you really look at it, life is a dream. It changes upon your thoughts, your actions, your words. everything. But somethings are out of your control. But when the show is over, and your gone, away in a...
    Artemis17 Artemis17 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    I feel that I'm in a forever dream.

    A nightmare. That goes on. It feels as it I am the COMPLETE opposite as my self in so called "life" I don't want "Google it" because I did and nothing happened. Give me YOUR advice. Please.
    QueenChelsea121 QueenChelsea121 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    You could be in a coma right now And the

    whispers you hear are your family trying to wake you up And when you die in this coma dream you die in the real world You may never wake up But don't forget your in a wakeless dream So have a goodnight...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Apr 10

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    Does anyone ever feel like Life is all just a

    really long, detailed dream? Like if you were to die right now you would wake up from said dream?
    Holmesdown Holmesdown 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I have Depersonalization disorder

    for almost a year now.It never stops I dont feel anything, my thoughts are racing In my had and I am lost all the time.It started when I was in a plane.I was going to Italy and when we landed I started feeling wierd.I tought I was the different climate or the air pressure, but...
    Dusan1234 Dusan1234 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    Anyone know these lyrics?

    Life is sad when people hurt you, sad when friends desert you, Sad when dreams get lost beyond recall, But remembering that love stopped blossoming, And that's the saddest thing of all. Once we had it made, our days one grand parade Of thrills and laughter, only lovers know...
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I don't feel alive or real

    unless I'm doing something dangerous or stupid and then I just feel worse after the experience. I do suffer from dissociation but I think it goes deeper than that.
    buffalobilll buffalobilll 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    loveandall loveandall 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 19

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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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    Life Is Fake.

     Life too often seems fake.  Like nothing is real and nothing matters. It's almost like this unknown reality that doesn't make any sense to me.  And I'm just floating by 
    Seattlegirl Seattlegirl 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 2, 2008

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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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    I'm forever dreaming.

    Please wake me up from this nightmare. I feel like when I close my eyes for the last time I'm finally going to be happy.
    TxSS TxSS 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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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 5 Responses Apr 14

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    You can't call this living right?

    - I honestly think life isn't real sometimes. I mean, you can't call this living: When you're young you have to go to school day in, day out. You have to study and learn a lot and have little free time, where you can do things you enjoy. When you're an adult, you have to work...
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    Having synestesia I love life with a sort of HUD

    and it feels like a game which makes me wonder about what happens after death there had to be something but I just can't figure it out is it like sleep or does life just become obselite
    bradymossy1 bradymossy1 18-21 1 Response Feb 21

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    Is It Real? I Mean, Really Real.

    I've always felt a sort of disconnect. I'm unsure if its "normal" or not. My entire life has been more like watching a film. Kind of. I watch, I see plots unfolding and every once in awhile I choose to make it an interactive story...like one of those choose-your-own adventure...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30 Sep 27, 2012

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    Many times I have felt dissociated from life.

    I don't feel like I belong or like I'm connected. My friends have commented on my failure to sometimes pay attention to world around me. I'll be driving around streets I know, getting lost, making wrong turns, just not focusing. I walk trough life sometimes like everyone around...
    Pheonixx35 Pheonixx35 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2014

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    Mr Invisabile

    One day, on my way home from school I had an epiphany. I was riding the bus, sitting alone. I was always a loner, never talkative, always shy. My days were long and coloured grey. I came to the startling realisation that I was invisable. Not a thing that I ever did or ever would...
    MrNotReallySerious MrNotReallySerious 31-35, M 2 Responses May 9, 2012

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    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M Apr 21

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    I think I am slightly sociopathic.

    Nothing feels real. I feel as if I can never die. I am lucky, a little too lucky. I feel like there is a higher power, yet do I think it is from any major religion on earth today? no, I'm not even sure if it exists. there is no rules. we are kept in line by a series of papers...
    ithinkihaveamentalillness ithinkihaveamentalillness 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    Ever get that moment

    where you just look around like how is any of this even real???? Is it all just a simulation?
    ladfan4life ladfan4life 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 20

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    Do you think we would get along

    if we met each other on the street ?
    Leteisha Leteisha 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    I feel as though I'm living a life created

    for someone's entertainment I don't know I guess it just feels like this isn't the life I wanted or even imagined So I wonder, why did I get here?
    sadvibes sadvibes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Reality has glitches I see the little cracks

    sometimes No one that knows me loves me Everything is broken. I'm broken. I'm everything. I get lost in the dream Someone is poisoning me. I'm not crazy. We're not crazy Life is poisoning me
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Surreal

    Maybe it's because my life hasn't turned out the way I imagined it would when I was little, but I often feel like I'm in a living dream. Not necessarily a pleasant one either. Sometimes I feel like I'm detached from reality and I'm sitting on a cloud somewhere observing...
    SupertrampHero SupertrampHero 18-21, M 3 Responses May 5, 2008

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    What if I died? What

    if this all is a construct in my head of what should have been? what if I am still dreaming? What if my real life were my dreams and this the actual dream? What if I went to hell and this is just the start of my worst fears? Every little achievement going wrong at the end...what...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    Alexandra398 Alexandra398 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 10

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