I Often Feel Like Life Isn't Real

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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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 29
    DiddyDan DiddyDan
    13-15, M
    3 Responses Mar 6

    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

    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...
    PrinceDerRipper PrinceDerRipper
    16-17, T
    1 Response Dec 31, 2015

    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

    The last moment my life felt real is

    when I woke up one very clear Sunday morning. The moment I got the call from my brother and slowly found out that he was going to kill himself...something clicked in my brain. Maybe it was shock? Denial? Premature grief? No matter what it actually was, I know exactly what went...
    TheDreamcaster TheDreamcaster
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 10

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 2, 2015

    I think life is stupid.

    I often get the feeling that we're all doing nothing, to get to nothing. Money is just paper and achievements are just something to boast about. then what? nothing else, really. I feel like our lives are just preparing us for the inevitable, being death. That's why I feel like...
    GoGoTomago GoGoTomago
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Sep 18, 2015

    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

    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

    I'm not entirely sure on

    why I feel this way but it's becoming a more regular thing. There are so many unknown answers to questions which I often ask others and myself and it's there different beliefs which make the answer. Sometimes it just feels like I'm living in a bubble, in a dream and even...
    NaomiRosexo NaomiRosexo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 16, 2015

    Especially when you already asked yourself,

    "is this even really happening?"
    gabfreak gabfreak
    16-17, F
    Sep 19, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Feb 8

    Even I don't feel real.

    Everything is 2-D, nothing too important goes on because we're all distracted by material items. That's okay but it feels boring from time to time. Even Einstein hypothesized that time is only a psychology for humans, maybe everything really is an illusion...
    DetectiveofDreams DetectiveofDreams
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 24
    DiddyDan DiddyDan
    13-15, M
    1 Response Mar 6

    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
    5 Responses Apr 30, 2015

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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Dec 22, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    Br7781 Br7781
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jul 3, 2015

    Hang on, let me say something.

    Why. Why, do we strive to have an education, amazing job, money, perfect family. Stuff like that, when in the end, it doesn't matter. We LIVE to die, end of story. Nothing of this matters, right now, it's simply temporary. We all die, it's almost like life is a disease.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jul 17, 2015

    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

    [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
    4 Responses Jul 2, 2015
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2015

    "How can mirrors be real

    if our eyes aren't real?"- Jaden Smith I can't even.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 9, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    wish life was more easier people say life is

    tough that's worth it no i love simple things i find deep things in simple beautiful things why we can't be nice to each other why we hate and make war why we are bleeding why we are crying behind someone's back why we have to be tough ''stay strong'' i was and...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Mar 22
    DiddyDan DiddyDan
    13-15, M
    Mar 6

    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

    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

    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

    It really just seems like a dream.

    I believe that we are all just ghosts temporarily using flesh covered skeletons of star stuff anyhow.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 9

    Is this the real life?

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

    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

    You know, the sense of time is actually really

    weird and life is so much, and we, as humans, are related to each other so much that often it seems there is no purpose of living, I mean, what's the point?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 31

    Everyday I wake up, right

    after I regain consciousness, right after that split moment of realizing where and who I am.......................is a constant reminder that I'm trapped in the world.
    FabledTacoOfDoom FabledTacoOfDoom
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    I also often feel like I am not real.

    Constantly on a daily basis, I feel as if who I am is out of my body. As if I don't exist in my world. As if I'm a mere soul floating around as opposed to an organic being of matter.
    organickats organickats
    16-17, F
    Mar 2

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