I Sometimes Feel Like a Stranger In a Strange Land

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 358 People

    I feel like this most days.

    People don't get me sometimes. Next time I make a joke that people don't laugh at (as they always do), I will stare off into the distance and sadly whisper the name of this experience.
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 2

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 23

    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

    Even in my home country.

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

    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

    It is not a strange feeling to feel this way.

    I feel like that odd girl in a small village in the middle of nowhere. Except my entire country is that small village.
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 9

    Forgiveness

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

    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
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2009

    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

    With not having friends

    and all, I watch everyone walk by, with smiles on their faces, and I'm jealous of that smile and the person smiling back at them, laughing at inside jokes and having fun. I miss that. I feel so strange.
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13
    13-15, F
    Mar 4

    Something radically different.

    ..I have an interesting idea for all of the independent thinkers, adventurers, and misfits out there. I started a new blog called "outsider olympics". I have always felt like an outsider, and I don't see it as a bad thing, although I do often wish I could feel a greater sense...
    lesliel33 lesliel33
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 3

    I sat in a McDonald's eating dinner,

    feeling numb because what started out as an excellent day went unfortunately wrong. As the salt on my French fries bit at my tongue, soft and gentle tones came into reason. Classical music was playing. A beautiful symphony, actually. The dichotomy of eating fast food and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 2

    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

    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

    This might sound really weird

    but sometimes it's like I space out for a minute and I get a really disgusted and horrible feeling like i'm in the wrong place or like i'm living in some sort of alien world. And i start thinking stuff like 'Why am I here, I don't belong in this place.' It goes away after some...
    nobodynumbah8 nobodynumbah8
    16-17, F
    Apr 10

    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
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    Sep 30, 2015

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