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I Often Feel Like Life Isn't Real

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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 16-18, F 3 Responses Mar 2, 2008

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    Ever since I was a small child,

    I always wondered if perhaps the life we live isn't real after all. Perhaps someone somewhere is sitting down in a nice comfy chair reading a large leather-bound book and there is where our life truly sits. In between the pages of fictional story, we are real. No more, no less.
    Maelia816 Maelia816 22-25, F Mar 27

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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 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    Maybe A Dream?

    Life not real, maybe a dream we are in?  Yes...butHave you ever been driving down the road, alone, and happen to think:What if I really died 10 minutes ago and this reality is just replaying over and over and I just don't realize that I'm dead yet?
    Psychodelic Psychodelic 46-50, F Nov 2, 2011

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    Reality. We Use It So Often Yet We Don't Know What We're Talking About...

    I have a problem with reality. We all see reality as something definate something we can put are finger on. But what is reality? How do we know it exists? Afterall it has never been proven that this is reality that we live in. Furthermore we also like to say that some people have...
    Miep323 Miep323 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16, 2011

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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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    An Illusion?

    Is Life just an illusion?  How do we know it's 'real'?  When will we 'wake up' from this 'dream' of 'living'? 
    azpoet5 azpoet5 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2008

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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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    I recall one terrifyingly intense instance of

    this. It occurred last year, in the fall. It was a nice, crisp night and all the windows were open. My fiancée stepped outside for a cigarette and I gathered our dishes and headed to the sink. I turned on the tap and began washing the dishes. The longer I stood there and...
    wafflehouse8 wafflehouse8 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I Dissociate When Things Ar...

    I dissociate when things are too much for me to cope with, lots of stuff doesnt feel real. i know stuff has happened but i have no emotions to show for it. make sense? i watch myself a lot. im not in my body. just floating somewhere. watching myself spiral. i feel like nothing...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2008

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    Life As A Book

    I feel like everything around me is fake like I'm just reading a book and I feel like something big is gonna happen but I don't know what it is and I don't know if I can keep living like this. I want to feel like I belong and not like an outsider! What should I do? Is there...
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    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    Surprised

    Sometimes I'll just be walking. Just living my life just doing things and I'll be hit with...some kind of thought like, "Why the **** are we here? This feels so unreal." And then all day it'll seem like I'm just drifting through something that doesn't exist. Something I've just...
    harajukuhunny harajukuhunny 16-17, F Jul 25, 2012

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    Daydreams

    Sometimes reality just slips away kind of like being hypnotized or dreaming. I could be walking to class and suddenly feel like I'm not even in my own body. Like I'm watching my self at a distance not hearing a single thing, until I finally snap out of it and end up at my...
    cinnibonbon cinnibonbon 16-17, F Jul 23, 2013

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    I often think about this.

    I always daydream and as Ido I have to ask: "what is real life? And if I didn't have it what is my reality?"
    Knyx Knyx 16-17, F Feb 12

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    Pain

    ive often wondered if living is even real at all. are we really alive so to speak. it's hard to explain how i feel. but ill try. these thoughts started coming to me even more when my mother died. and then after she died five months later my grandpa died. and five months after...
    bigc420 bigc420 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    It's strange, lately I have been feeling

    as if this life I am supposedly living in, it's not real. I will get these random thoughts and my mind will remind me that this is reality.. But about 90% it doesn't feel real.. It's kinda hard to explain.
    worthlesssuicidal worthlesssuicidal 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I Feel Like I'm Living In a Dream World

    Have you ever had a dream where on some level you know you are dreaming? You know that nothing has any substance and that if you close your eyes it all may just disappear? That's how I feel in the real world. The feelings started when I was very young. They would...
    unreal1 unreal1 31-35 3 Responses Jun 29, 2009

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    Who Are You?

    I love you dearly, But who are you really. Are you a portion of my mind's deepest fears. Or just a different image of me in all my mirrors. Who ever you are, What ever you are, Thank you. Even though you words are not always true. Your meanings twist their selfs In order to...
    Katelynlab Katelynlab 13-15, F Jan 28, 2013

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    If there is no memory of you,

    did you ever really exist?
    Immortalpoison Immortalpoison 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Does anyone else ever zone out?

    I sometimes feel so detached from my own self. It's a really weird sometimes scary feeling.
    recycledknowledge recycledknowledge 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I just happened to question reality,

    cus' yea. What if I'm not real?
    ManMadeBoy ManMadeBoy 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    he makes me feel so special sometimes like he

    would do anything for me but then he gets me off guard and hurts me a lot and he doesnt care, i told him that i cutted and he just didnt care he was ok with it and i feel so alone my friends dont understand so i cant count on them but two of my best friends have their own...
    xxSuicidalPrincessxx xxSuicidalPrincessxx 13-15, F Jun 29

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    Who/what/where/when/how/why Am/is/are I/us/you/this/everything?

    It just seems so unreal. Sometimes everything seems so dreamlike, or just... something. I don't really know how to describe it, but it feels like life should be something, something deeper and more meaningful but also something lighter and more fun. It's like living never...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28, 2008

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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

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    What Have I Become ? A Story About My Life In The Gutters Alcohol Abuse

    I have just turned 21 and I have been all about getting drunk lately and ever since I was 14. Recently I have found myself in a bit of trouble and mind you I have never had one speeding ticket or any criminal charges. The other day after getting way to drunk I decided that...
    JAYOoGwAy JAYOoGwAy 18-21, M May 26, 2013

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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, F Sep 27, 2012

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    Right Now

    I currently want to slit my wrists and bleed out so I never have to wake up to this horrible life ever again. The thought of never having to be awake again excites me and makes me feel warm and relaxed all at the same time, because I would finally be at peace.I am tired of being...
    instantquack instantquack 18-21, F Jan 25, 2013

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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 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 21

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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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    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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    I sometimes think that life is just a dream.

    Seriously. I feel like I could be just another spot of nothing in the universe, if it even exists. And those thoughts turn into more thoughts piled upon thoughts.. This feeling has actually led me to have multiple panic attacks. I'm a weirdo.
    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Thinking About Life.

    Have you ever just laid in bed or sat down just thinking about life? Think whether you should or shouldn't do something? Wishing you had done something you backed away from? Or even just thinking about old memories or what your purpose in life is? I do.. All the time!! You're...
    blacknwhite96 blacknwhite96 18-21 2 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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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

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    For the past couple of weeks,

    I've been questioning what's real and what's not. It's horrible. And now, somehow, I got into the thought that I've been in a dream or coma or something for a while. And I tried asking my best friend how long I've been here, and I got really pissed when he kept assuring me that...
    Yourguardianangel9613 Yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    Is What Lies Outside Of Me A Truth Or An Untruth?

    I see things on the outside for their concreteness, but then I realize, what if the abstract truth is the exact opposite? I wake up some days and wonder if reality is a dream, and if dreams are my reality. If this is so, I spend a lot more time dreaming than actually being...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Apr 7, 2013

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    Cant Find What I Want

    Feels like being lost in my ownself.....Semms like No one is ready or even wanna undstand you....going towards an unknown direction........Mind is kind of stopped dnt know whome should i talk ...getting ignored by everyone...Including the family members....Stuck in between the...
    yogi121 yogi121 22-25 1 Response Sep 17, 2013

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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 1 Response Mar 27

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    I experience de realization

    or detachment all of the time, it's scary, I have often forgot where I was while driving, I get strange sensations like tunnel vision almost, sometimes when people talk to me, it's like I can't hear them , like I'm there looking at them they are talking but nothing is...
    clay001 clay001 22-25, F 3 Responses May 2

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    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M Feb 14

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    Some Sort Of Game

    I feel like this is all some sort of game at times. Or sometimes this life doesn't feel like a life. It's like everything is okay at one second then the next it feels like everything is so fake. You look in the mirror and wonder if it's really you or I go outside and don't feel...
    LeeAnonymous LeeAnonymous 18-21 Jan 25, 2011

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    Am I Really Here?

    I don't know how to describe it. Sometimes I just halt where I stand, look around and whisper, "I'm really here." But am I? It's such an overwhelming thought.
    InvisibleMermaid InvisibleMermaid 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 4, 2009

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    Life isn't real. We are all just souls living

    in containers called bodies. On a earth full of materialism and temporary satisfaction. Welcome to your illusion folks 😊
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective 18-21, F Dec 15, 2013

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    What Is Reality?

    Oftentimes, all the daily distractions will fall away, and my wondering mind will get behind the wheel.What is life? Is it the presence of energy? Everything has energy, the earth, the stars, the trees...even lamps and shoes and beds. So then everything, in it's own way, is alive...
    Fernwolf Fernwolf 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2012

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    Drifting Away

    Hello, I am 15 years young. I want my story to be heard so please don't stop reading. For about 6 months now I've been experiencing weird episodes where I feel like life isn't real or I'm escaping from reality. This happens randomly 2 times a day. I get the feeling like my mind...
    Escapingfromreality Escapingfromreality 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    Poems

    Living in this glass town  I wonder if they see it I wonder if they know Like a little secret  Hope that I may keep it But I'm about to blow How can they all not know Every thing is hanging  On a branch that's swinging Back and forth and back Back and forth and back But still...
    Katelynlab Katelynlab 13-15, F Jun 1, 2013

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    The Freedom Of Dreams

    Once Chuang Chou dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased.  He didn't know he was Chuang Chou.  Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable Chuang Chou.  But he didn't know if...
    lostinthemazeofmymind lostinthemazeofmymind 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2009

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