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I Often Feel Like Life Isn't Real

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

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    urnesha urnesha 18-21, F May 16

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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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    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 have often doubted my existence,

    like if i really exist or i am living a virtual life, it amuses me that i have a name and an identity, not always but many a time i ve felt that, a deep mysterious feeling. just wanted to let out here.
    feyreigns feyreigns 18-21, F 3 Responses May 27

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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 16-17, M Jun 9

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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

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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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    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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    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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    Well it's not. Life is completely random

    and wierd. Like seriously quantum physics suggestions that when you run your actually moving the.earth a bit. if a bee hits a oncoming train both the bee and train actually stop. From 80mph. yet we don't feel.it it's so fast. How is this reality? It is so wierd and makes my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 7

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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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    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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    Just 4 years ago, I had been living happily,

    settled and completely at in L.A. 3 years ago, I made a jump and moved to the Netherlands for my then boyfriend. Fast-forward to now: I'm in the Philippines, just moved to a new condo, and starting a new job. It's surreal. Where to next, life?
    Prykat Prykat 26-30, F 3 Responses May 27

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    I think that this is really just a dream

    that we need to wake up. There are no good or bad,because everyone has a different perspective to some situation. Do we try to do something about the characters in movie when we watch the cinema? No,because that isn't real. Its like we are in the movie but many of us think that...
    Sebua42 Sebua42 13-15, F 1 Response May 31

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    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15

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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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    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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    johnnyappleguy johnnyappleguy 18-21, M Jun 9

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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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    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...
    Rhysymo Rhysymo 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 14

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    I've had this happen more

    than once: While driving home at night, after a really bad day (panic attacks and/or horrible depression) I'll see people who seem real for a moment but as soon as I drive past them or look away it feels like I've seen a ghost. Like right after I see them all of a sudden it...
    buffalobilll buffalobilll 18-21, F Apr 17

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    when do you really realize

    that life is over in the blink of an eye?
    jjaynes01 jjaynes01 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 3

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Alexandra398 Alexandra398 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 10

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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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    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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    I think this as we are all in a dream

    and this life is either a wistful dream from our mind, or a horrendous nightmare
    Signedcentaur Signedcentaur 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 17

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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

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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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    I have always had fantasticly vivid dreams.

    I remember a horrifying nightmare from when I was five, but tonight I had such a surreal and lasting feeling from a dream, that I feel as though I may have lived another life in just a couple hours. I am writing this at 3am and I woke at around 11:30. My dream was of a...
    Toddstool Toddstool 31-35 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sometimes I wonder if the life we are living is

    just a dream and if our real bodies/selves are asleep somewhere in another dimension. Our human bodies could be like the Naavi from Avatar and our other selves are another species that's sleeping. I also feel like I'm a pawn in life's game to some extent.
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 1 hr ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 21

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    sometimes i feel like all the things in life

    are going to end in someday and all the silly things that people care about to much is nothing
    linadabaghie linadabaghie 13-15, F May 18

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    CombatBarbie CombatBarbie 18-21, F Oct 7, 2014

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    It's just an illusion,

    my daydreams are real. My dreams at night are real... Life just seems like a surreal dream I'm participating in, playing by the rules..or is it my rules? l wonder if, when I'm alone with my thoughts, of the rest if the world ceases to exist until l interact with it again. ..
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 3 Responses May 23

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    Life is void of meaning,

    insane and empty. Life by definition, when all the subjective things are ******** off, is bizarre, warped and mad! Would you agree?
    AmirPR AmirPR 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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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 8 Responses Apr 30

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    when I have dreams that start with waking up.

    they often feel so real I wonder if this me is the dream and that's reality
    Jellypone Jellypone 26-30, T 2 Responses May 29

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