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I 've Always Felt Out of Place

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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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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    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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    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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    Scholars Day And Life In General

    I never really felt like I belonged I was that loner kid who didn't have many friends growing up. I was the one nobody really wanted to work with, sit with, wasn't picked for teams that sort of stuff. For example I would usually arrive early pick my spot and stay there and...
    Rotny Rotny 26-30, M Aug 18, 2012

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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 3 Responses Aug 1, 2011

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    Still Searching,did anyone find

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

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    Being an adopted kid I have never felt in place.

    I really never had any cliques or close friends. There is this fantastic camp that makes me feel at home. It is an adoptee camp where every one has gone through the same troubles. That is the only place I really feel at home. In middle school there was only one other adoptee in...
    eliteforces1001 eliteforces1001 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Yes, i am a freaking square piece

    that the freaking world wants to slam into the round hole. Get over it people I am me.
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 2 days ago

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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 3 Responses Mar 3, 2011

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    Childhood rejection is very dangerous

    and we people need to wake up and not let it define our character. If we lack intimacy and open closeness in the relationship with our parents (if we have any!),we will grow up with craving for love and acceptance that we will in vain try to feed or hide throughout our whole...
    Georgio84 Georgio84 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 20

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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 22-25, M Jan 5, 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 1 day ago

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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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    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 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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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 26-30, M Dec 1, 2013

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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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    Black Sheep In The Flock

    Whether it’s with my family or with my friends, I always seem to be the “odd-one-out”. The way my family perceives things and how I feel about them are completely different and if I say one thing to my friends, they say the opposite. It’s not that I don...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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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

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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...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Oct 24, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I've always been a loner. I grew up as an only child and both parents worked so I was a latch-key kid. I was alone much of the time. I learned early on how to amuse myself. That...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    I always felt like I didn't fit in. But it was more than that for me, I knew I didn't fit in. From first grade and someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. My answer...
    ElizaKate ElizaKate 16-17, F Jul 13

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    Not always "felt." It's always "feel."
    UndyingLovatic UndyingLovatic 13-15, F Jul 22

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    Never felt like a pretty girl, probably never will. But I've learned to love myself. Life's too short to sulk in my self criticizing.
    missylawl missylawl 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Well...yes.I have travelled since birth and seen a variety of lives and experiences.I was a very stimulated child with culture and cultures,history,books...and awesome mother <3...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Have i ever felt pretty or beautiful? No. Not once. Not too long ago, i was talking to this girl and we were talking at least a few hours and then she asks mee for a pic but she...
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I don't know if I was born in the wrong era or the in wrong side of the world or in the wrong family. I always managed to become an outsider. I don't like it and I wish to change.
    alexiadahl alexiadahl 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Me and The people around me: 1. They are always drinking and smoking = I hate smoking and drinking 2. They always use abusive language = I rarely even talk 3. They are always in...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Jul 20

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    Always. This is why I didn't stay in public school and was instead home schooled. I was always just so different from everybody else.
    LoneDreamer11 LoneDreamer11 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    La conférence Google I/O de San Francisco ouvre ses portes dans quelques heures. Que réserve-t-elle ? La session spéciale pour les développeurs réserve souvent de nombreuses...
    wanneer wanneer 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I used to not fit in In till yesterday. I went to party got high and drunk, lost my virginity ended up going to jail because the cops where called and I was caught doing illegal...
    nerd1500 nerd1500 16-17, M Jul 12

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    As a kid, I remember being very mature. Like the same mind I have now, is the same one I had then. The same thought process, the same thoughts and ideas. I did not have a child...
    dianeemariee dianeemariee 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I always find myself stressing out over something, weather that be my Heath, my physical appearance, my education/grades. My future, etc. no matter how great my life Is I always...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Jul 15

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    I have recently had a falling out with my mother in law - She cursed me out and almost hit me. She is dead to me as far as I'm concerned. My husband is not cutting her out of his...
    CantGEToverit CantGEToverit 31-35 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I was playing some League of Legends, and the darn batteries ran out of my mouse. I couldn't find any. Ahhhhh I went crazzzy :P
    LightTheDarkness LightTheDarkness 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    But then i just got brave and spoke up. Lmao. Tried advising. Shared my experiences. Still dont have a nich. But fit in more than i thought. Lol. Its a nice...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 12

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    I still feel this way, because it's true. I will never matter to anybody. No friends, no family, no boyfriend......just.....nobody.....
    ImaWeirdie ImaWeirdie 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Glad I didn't "fit in"...**** that ****.Gotta' be your own individual,don't let society make one up for ya'.
    McKnight94 McKnight94 18-21, M Jul 12

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    I was stoked to visit my first comicon today, as none of my friends were really "nerdy" enough to be into it. I meticulously planned my matching costume with my biffle and I...
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F Jul 13

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    I am and I'm glad I am because being different makes me special :)
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F Jul 20

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    I am different from the crowd because I don't follow it or stay inside of it. I'm just my own person in a world full of people.
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I did arrange someone to serve her drink till drunk and he seduced her while I watching.
    Passionthai Passionthai 41-45 Jul 21

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    In the first years of my education, socialising, making friends and on a whole being around people was never a problem. During near the end of my lower school education I often...
    Ejejejejej Ejejejejej 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Since I was a little girl I never really fit in with everyone.I always felt something was wrong with me.I couldn't ever figure it out and still never have and I don't think I...
    oceanwaves1989 oceanwaves1989 22-25 1 Response Jul 13

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    I wish I had more positive childhood memories with my mother growing up. She made many poor decisions throughout my lifetime and unfortunately we've never been very close. It's...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I haven't been at my mom's place for a long time, about 5 years now. I've never felt very comfortable there and since I've started to remember what happened there, I avoided going...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Yesterday was my 21st birthday.. and nothing happened. My friends are usually on vacation this time of year so I usually end up spending it with my parents and their friends which...
    bluemoon93 bluemoon93 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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