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I 've Always Felt Out of Place

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    I have always lived my own life

    and by my rules. I have never found my place and therefor have created my own...I just don't fit in because I buck the trend and just go with the flow. I don't adhere to any stereotype and would honestly be mortified if I did. I fit in best by not fitting in.
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 9, 2014

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    It's Weird

    Never have fit in anywhere really people like me im funny smart cool to be around but people keep me at a arm's distance I guess it's cause don't take bull my job are the same way i started back working after a 3 year unemployment hiatus and it's the same thing I speak with them...
    foreversingle30 foreversingle30 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    I've always been a bit like the black sheep ,

    but u know ,it's not nessacery a bad thing . Be who u are ,an outcast even ,someday u will find another black sheep and u won't seem so different after all.
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2014

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    Being Different

    My mother was married 7 times...My grandparents lived on a farm.  My mother was always searching for herself in other people....my grands were always close to the earth and very grounded.  I lived in cities most of my life, but went back often to visit my grandparents...
    charlamine charlamine 51-55 1 Response Jul 3, 2009

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    Yeah...

    Well I live in this little town in Wisconsin and for some reason I've never felt like I belong here. It's small, the people here are all the same, and nothing exciting ever happens here. Idk if it has something to do with the fact that I was born in Toronto, Canada, but I think...
    thesuitelife285 thesuitelife285 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 25, 2013

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    What Thoughts Become...

    Weigh the risk versus reward of being in servitude to your own mind and the most obscure thought. Is it a blessing or a curse? Are you victimized or a beneficiary? Like beauty, it is in the eye of the beholder...or in this case the bearer of the thought(s). Anxiously you...
    ag3084 ag3084 31-35, M Dec 1, 2013

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    I grew up on a farm with a dysfunctional family

    where I found enjoyment in the woods. I had few friends and ran away once. I learned in 09 that I have aspergers, explaining my awkwardness and lack of understandings in relationships. Soon after I moved out my angered home and on my own. I never been happier. I honestly doubt...
    peridot27 peridot27 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2014

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    Growing Up

    Growing up I always felt out of place. I never really felt included or as if I belonged with my peers.Class and family history were a huge influence on that.My family was poor, my clothes were mainly used, we lived in an apartment,  my glasses were very geeky and thick,  and...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 1, 2011

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    So much so I used to ask my parents regularly

    if I was adopted. I never looked like them really, never had the same behaviour traits, was always just that little bit more sensitive, and a little more left field than the rest. Turns out I'm 100% their's alright - it just took most of my life to realise it.
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Always

    Wherever I go, whoever I'm with, I'm always the odd one out. People look at my friends, then they look at me, and wonder, "Where did she come from?"It's not that I don't have anything in common with my friends, it's just that there are some things that I just cannot relate to...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2011

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    Sometimes I Think I've Felt This Way......

      Since I was born. At the very least as long as I could remember. Even with family, other than my momma, I always seem to be the 'freak'. Most of my family are very "put together". It's almost like nothing at all can get to them. I am so emotional that it sometimes borders on...
    WynsHeart WynsHeart 36-40, F 1 Response May 27, 2011

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    Still Searching,did anyone find

    where they belong?
    Lustedluna Lustedluna 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2014

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    It's Cool.......

    There's really no story for this but...... Even though I feel I'm out of place, and most likely I am, I love it. I don't like being like everyone anyway. They can except me for me, or not.
    mononkeymo mononkeymo 26-30, M Jan 5, 2011

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    Even when I had friends with common interests,

    I've always felt like the odd one out, the one who doesn't truly fit in.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 28, 2014

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    Not gonna lie. I'm out of place.

    A 15 year old girl who doesn't wear makeup, who watches cartoons, and doesn't play any sports, instead, plays instruments. Just gonna be myself.
    whitkneegirl whitkneegirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 13, 2014

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    My godsister invited me to a surprise

    celebration for her Zumba teacher.The affair itself was very well planned and well attended. As the festivities were underway,I tried to make small talk with the people at our table.It didn't go over as well,but needless to say I didn't let that discourage me having a good time...
    KAYDUBAU KAYDUBAU 31-35, F Jun 28

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    Espeicially at Christmas dinners ugh I hate them

    or I hate people meh it's probably both
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 25, 2014

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    Since joining this civilian life yes.

    I feel out of place and feel as though I have nothing to offer. I'm just too nice per say (used n abused). Civilians are mean.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 1

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    i always feel out of place

    when i go my mums when my other two sisters are there, see when i go my mums i always do stuff for everyone drinks,the tea ect. my mum always asks me to do stuff even though my other sisters are there. feels like i am the black sheep of the family, i get treated different when...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2014

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    I Fit In, At Least On The Surface Anyway

    In high school I fit in completely. Because I'm pretty, witty and good at sport. But on the inside I know I'm different. My perception of people is cynical and skewed.i feel like I'm from another time, somewhere in the future, looking reflectively back upon the human race...
    AquariusStar AquariusStar 31-35, F Nov 30, 2012

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    -Odd Man Out-

    Growing up I've always felt out of place. I guess you could say I was a loner who enjoyed his personal space from the others. I wasn't like the other kids growing up, I always felt better being alone than with others for some odd reason. That doesn't mean I don't like company or...
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Oct 24, 2013

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    As Though I Am From a Different Time

    There are things that I see in this place and time that seem almost foreign to me.  I have always has a sense of belonging in a different time and place.  It really comes out strong when I look at old photographs, or see certain images and representations in art. ...
    Pendark Pendark 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    She says: What was your dream

    when you were a little kid. I say: To explore Macchu Picchu She says: What's that..I just wanted to be the little mermaid!
    BLOWingTides BLOWingTides 22-25, F Mar 16

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    Related Experiences

    I dont find these places often, but when I do, I want to stay there forever. and never return to my normal life. but, sadly, life goes on.
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    I was raised as a girl by my mom and her girl friend . I have androgen insensitive syndrome Partial. They did what was right I more female than male. Just cant have children .
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    I'm tired with involving other people's lifestyle under one roof. I feel like I'm really going no where with them breathing down my neck and telling me a lot of bs. I really want...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    I'm all ways horny all way wanting more anyone out there that can help me out any time
    dresscross dresscross 51-55, M 8 hrs ago

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    my personality is crazy and over the top, but I enjoy surrounding myself in places that are peaceful.
    nicolieflowergirlie nicolieflowergirlie 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Most of the time, I'll be hiding away in my room avoiding anything that's going on outside.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 10 hrs ago

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    went to the doctor this morning. I decide changed my diet and exercise. check up my weight I didn't able to drop some pound off. I work too hard for my weight and I'm still fat. I...
    RoseWater9 RoseWater9 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    this is going to seem long but i figured this was a good place to vent. lol anyways! about a year ago i started talking to people online, basically out of boredom. thats when i...
    queenb3a queenb3a 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I realize I post experiences to this group a lot, but it seems to fit. I wish for a relationship with an older man. No, I'm not just meaning 35+. Basically just any guy older than...
    katieliebtkatzen katieliebtkatzen 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I had a sister before. But she died in 2005. I've always wanted a sibling but my parents don't want another child .-.
    mariner31 mariner31 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Since My freedom, I've been wanting to eat the world in one bite. I joined a dance group- because I LOVE to dance! I've been making freinds, like REAL LIVE PEOPLE friends. It's...
    redlipscandy redlipscandy 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was on here before, made friends, and got hurt. It was quite a few years. When I first came on this site it was just another place to write. I soon learned there were some very...
    onlyhere2write onlyhere2write 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Lately I've been shutting out everyone. My best friend moved away . And since then I shut out ever one else and am just staying home. I'm scared about what will happen when school...
    palesky palesky 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Yes i do but i found some lucky me
    CLPLIKESFUN CLPLIKESFUN 46-50 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can never seem to get enough sleep. I'm always feeling wiped out. Always tired. I'm tired right now. I got some sleep last night but not enough. It's always the same. I have a...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've been sneaking outside naked at night since I was 10. I have no idea why. It's a turn-on beyond compare. I think it's the subconscious thrill of possibly being caught! But I've...
    writer1949 writer1949 66-70, M 5 days ago

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    I really hate this home and wish to leave it and never come back. I bet most people never understand how harsh and bitter a parent can be unless you meet Bombarder as your parent...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Psychedelics and Moving On: So I'm at a point where I am ready to let go and take a break from my social group. I've been in denial and making excuses as to why things have been...
    elodiedreams elodiedreams 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I have this disease which causes me to feel weak and without energy most of the time. I've always been kind of small for my age but I am also skinny and not very strong physically...
    laurenholliday laurenholliday 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've always wanted to have long hair, and now it's right about touching my clavicles. My short-term goal is to let it grow past armpit length, and if I like it, I'll grow it even...
    DarthL33T DarthL33T 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I'm not sure why, but I kinda hate like festivals and parades and giant gatherings, I get frustrated with them. holidays too. I don't think there is anything wrong with it, but...
    redbay1991 redbay1991 22-25, M 6 days ago