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I Sometimes Feel Like a Stranger In a Strange Land

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 289 People

    Remember in "Invasion of the Bodysnatchers"

    when Dr. Bennell discovers the identity of the aliens? Well, I feel like the aliens: People think I'm "normal"---until they look into my eyes.
    PassiveActivist PassiveActivist 70+, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Travelling

    I am from the UK but travelling all through S America at the moment. S America certainly is unusual - but the strangest thing is I always felt a complete stranger in the country where I was born and lived for 36 years. These places on the other side of the world seem more...
    empacher75 empacher75 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 21, 2009

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    Strange Days

    Sometimes I feel like a stranger in a strange land. And other days I feel like a King in the promised land, so yeah.And that was my strange story
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Oct 30, 2012

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    Everything that happened to me (

    and I can tell you I had a full and mostly sad life till now) seems to me strange. A dream beyond my control. Who am I? What is it all about? What is this bed I am sitting on? I mean.. I can see everything, I can touch everything but essentially..everything seems so unreal...
    eikon2 eikon2 26-30 Sep 30, 2015

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    Even in my home country.

    I like the feeling
    InfernoGoodtime InfernoGoodtime 31-35, M Nov 20, 2015

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    I Have Often Felt This Way...

    ...because of being on the Autistic Spectrum! I am also a member of a site called "Wrong Planet" that is especially made for those people who are like me- on the same Spectrum.I guess saying "feeling like a stranger in a strange land" could pretty easily be compared with that, in...
    GodsLovedMan GodsLovedMan 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2012

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    I Always Felt Like This

    no matter where i go or where i went i always feel like the oddball well thats because i am but people make habbitts of pointing them out and some be rude about it i wear my pentgram around my neck the right way and i do wear it proud but some peple get affended =S  i wear...
    scared154 scared154 13-15, F Aug 26, 2009

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    I Just Went For Pizza

    I sat waiting for my pizzas.  I normally dislike waiting for anything.  Tonight I wasn't in a hurry.  I was actually enjoying the solitude away from a hectic house.  The longer I waited the more deep in thought I found myself.  I was barely aware of my...
    Freestanding Freestanding 56-60, F 11 Responses Mar 20, 2008

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    Title Of This Group Sounds Like A Song!

    A stranger in a strange land .... from a song of course. Robbie Robertson - Somewhere Down The Crazy River. Love it!
    stolenearth stolenearth 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    Wonderful But Weird Times

    please don't consider me racist ... I spoke to a very nice indian man today driving the taxi he drove my mum and I home  but there are so many indians and africans, islander and asian .. I rarely see a true aboriginal ...  I go places and feel like I don't fit in anymore...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Feb 4, 2012

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    Forgiveness

    i did a horrible mistake,i breached someones confidence,and still here im asking for forgiveness
    lindseyfortvilley lindseyfortvilley 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    So very, sadly, true. I realize I am a part of society, like we all are, unless we are secluded in a cabin in the woods (maybe in the deep northern woods of Canada?). I am just a...
    PixieParty PixieParty 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    do you ever feel like you cant do anything right? That what I feel like everyday of my life. I go to college and I feel like I'm letting my family down because I suck at college...
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    With my family, I do feel like I am good enough, because I do not have a 9 to 5 job. With my friends, I don't feel good enough, because we just cannot relate. With my current love...
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    I feel pretty done with school, and I've began to feel like giving up. I want to be a psychologist, I would love to help people that have problems with their life and mind. I like...
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    my gun is loaded...im taking this tie to writ emu goodby letters ..ul say I'm selfish...i guarantee I'm better off dead then alive...if hell exists I'm about to join.
    Katvondim Katvondim 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Well I know one thing i feel like I was born somewhere eles like I came from another galaxy. Well ill start from hear I am very young in my teens very young in my teens and me and...
    rjones2020 rjones2020 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    i feel like i always get on peoples nerves i feel i was born for nothing and i just wanna give up sometimes if you knew what i been though i am such a nice person but no one sees...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    i feel like i don't belong in this world. i feel like i don't belong in the family I'm in. i struggle with alot of different things...i have ever since i was a teenager..and i...
    bloodRedd bloodRedd 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken" - Oscar Wilde "I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not" - Kurt Cobain
    AnarchyCat2 AnarchyCat2 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been in this for years now, and still feel like an outsider. I've been with my boyfriend for three years living with him but still feel like I'm not part of his life. When I...
    LossOFcontrol LossOFcontrol 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Despite everything I do and the people around me trying hard to be there I feel as if I'm lost and alone a lot of the time. No matter how many friends I have and no matter how...
    helsingrise helsingrise 18-21, T a week ago

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    I lost one best friend this week, and, like the title says, I feel like part of me is missing. I might be losing another friend due to some mistakes that were made and I feel like...
    jaks26 jaks26 16-17, F Jan 28

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    FancyTardis FancyTardis 13-15, F Jan 27

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    I'm generally able to talk, but sometimes I feel like I don't have the will to muster up the effort to try engaging in conversation. It's like having all your limbs going numb and...
    asurakeji asurakeji 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I'm a very quiet and shy person, I have been all my life. My mom told me that when I was a kid, I never bothered anyone. She said it was a good thing, but not common. I guess other...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    I can mingle with the stars & throw a party on Mars I am a prisoner locked up behind Xanax bars I have just boarded a plane without a pilot And violets are blue, Roses are red...
    YoureHighness YoureHighness 18-21, F Jan 26

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    For some reason, i kinda always feel like i am always feeling unappreciated and unaccepted by everyone because i am different.
    Knickster24 Knickster24 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    I always feel like im never good enough....Im not enough interesting...Im not enough smart...but there's this person i just met on here and i really like...I would like to be good...
    Saya024 Saya024 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    I don't belong here. I don't know where I do, but I don't think it's here. I'm not happy. I'm not sad. Im just here.
    Missiontohappy Missiontohappy 16-17, F Jan 23

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    God i hate being outside my comfortable room. I hate going to college and feeling judged by people. I am so scared of what people think of me. Yesterday i felt like it was such a...
    Shyvioletoceaneyes Shyvioletoceaneyes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I feel like crap today I don't even know why. Nothing negative had happened. Just woke up feeling like it. I've gone about my Saturday as I normally would and have got through the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 23

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    I feel like I always annoy people when I talk to them or with just my presence being there annoys them, I'm not sure why, maybe I do, I don't know :/
    Fred363 Fred363 18-21, M Jan 23

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    Right now my boyfriend is not texting me back. I am being the sweetest I can be. Sometimes he is like this, so I am used to it. Usually playing video games or not paying attention...
    ejoallen ejoallen 13-15, F Jan 22

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    I am taking an hour long commuter train trip and I need to write about myself and about those meanders my thoughts take from my mind before being exposed, expressed, interpreted...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome 46-50, M 6 Responses Jan 22

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    Mum and I always had a interesting relationship. I feel like she was disappointed in me as I was not like her. Our personalities were different. We had different opinions on...
    ProfMeowS ProfMeowS 31-35, F Jan 21

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    I feel like I'm literally falling apart. I am constantly sick, sinus infections, flu like symptoms, headaches, stomach aches, diarrhea, dizziness and recently I have had a lot of...
    Sable25 Sable25 22-25 Jan 19

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