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I 've Always Felt Out of Place

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    -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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    Still Searching,did anyone find

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

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

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    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    "Penny for your thoughts?" is a common sound bite in my life, or others in a similar vein. The thing is, I tend to prefer to keep quiet and just observe a situation, believe me...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I been in love with someone and all of sudden I found out that she was cheating on me and I had to dump her in a heartbeat no question asked
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    When I was 10 years old, I was with my mom and dad at my older brothers wedding. The wedding was at 11 am , and we overslept. I just had time to go pe before my mom made me get...
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    It feels horrible being alone for this long, there's a sharp intense pain inside my chest whenever i think about it. I know there is nobody out there, i lost hope a long time ago...
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    I found out years ago, when I rested my head on my arm at school. I wanted to doze off. My arm tasted real sweet...like chocolate.Very delicious and I forgot my lunch, so I wanted...
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    I place them way higher than I should. It's how I show I care. Then eventually I see who they really are. when they fall from that pedestal it's the worst feeling in the world to...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I think it’s fake It’s crystal clear It’s too clean, too mean A universe in despair Blacking out, giving up I was never here I was never there And I can never leave It...
    sweetlittleboyjonny sweetlittleboyjonny 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    I don't fit in anywhere I go. Not even here on EP. I wish this tumor would hurry up and finish me off. Maybe I'll fit into the afterlife.
    Kwakwakalanooksiwae Kwakwakalanooksiwae 36-40, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    So I am 19 years old and currently a sophmore in college. I come from a whacky family. My dad left my mom when I was young. My mom was actually my dads mistress and when he got her...
    aforms26 aforms26 18-21, M 22 hrs ago

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    I had an interesting exchange with a co-worker recently. She told me about an encounter in which she had met my Mother a few days prior.. When my Mom told her who she was, that I...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    always been to shy to try an dwouldnt know where to start to look or how to ask someone but a sexual encounter with a stranger would be so arousing and amazing. if any1 is near me...
    hertsboy hertsboy 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I have never had any reason to think I had past lives. But even as a child, I've always felt...Well..old, tired...Like my soul has been around the block many times
    RenegadeReaper RenegadeReaper 18-21 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    So when I was around 4 years old I died for a little bit. Talking to my parents it was either ammonia that killed me of really strong medicine to help my ammonia that did me in...
    Gloryofdeath Gloryofdeath 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It was very intense... I lay on my back and it were dark, but for that shadowy-blue light of night time filtering through the window glass. I could hear the percussive sweep of...
    charlieAgain charlieAgain 70+, M 3 days ago

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    This group is so true as the below will show. I have had the perfect day it started it off not great but then I got a message from MOB saying she will help me do my errands and...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't understand it. People keep telling me I bother them in class, or in the city, or wherever. I feel as if they just find my mannerisms to be in the way and wrong, and since I...
    norpan66 norpan66 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I want to live in a tree. I've always had a fantasy like from the movie without a paddle to live in a treehouse with 2 beautiful women who poop in bags and make love with each...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    I always check out your profile before I add you to my circle of friends if we don't have anything in common I will not add you
    justmyself11 justmyself11 51-55, M a week ago

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