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I 've Always Felt Out of Place

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    I have always known I am a forgettable person.

    I have always been unwanted and have always felt unloved. I'd I die tonight I will be forgotten in a very few days. Not many will miss me because no one does now when I am alive. Sometimes I just wish it was over. There's is no place for me.
    noitulover noitulover 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    I was born here in New York City

    and never belonged here. I was teased in high school for wearing cheap clothes. I have never really felt close to anyone here outside my mom. It's just horrible feeling out of place.
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M Dec 5

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    -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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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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    Still Searching,did anyone find

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

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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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    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.
    noitulover noitulover 46-50, M Jul 29

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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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    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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    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

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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 1 Response Jul 28

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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 Jul 29

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    It is especially obvious where I work. Whenever I see my coworkers laughing it up and having a good time while I'm stuck working my butt off, I feel depressed. Then I make myself...
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    I've always felt that my relatives always had to be nice to me. Even my own mom. The need to be wanted follows me to this very day. I outta become a criminal...lol! Then I'll be...
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    I've always had this place in my mind; it's this field with forest behind it and a wooden cabin right in the center of the field and I'd be away from everything and everyone. It'd...
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    I'm 16 and for some reason, I find my self always falling for older men. I don't know why, but I find nothing fascinating with boys my age. I've dated a few, and never once could I...
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    I went to a friends birthday tonight and out of the group I felt so out place, I felt like I didn't even exist and that I was there but not really there... I wanted to engage with...
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    Hi there! I've recently come out of an 8 year long relationship where I was constantly criticized, belittled and mocked. I didn't like it at all, his personality wasn't very nice...
    buttonthimbles buttonthimbles 22-25, F Nov 23

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    I've never considered myself perfect... my life as it is and as it has been for these last 31 years I've lived, has been a continuous struggle, search and learning... I was born...
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    Well I found out that the man who I've been calling dad my whole life isn't actually my "father". After reading other peoples stories about this same situation, I agree with always...
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    I currently live in Tennessee and my husband is from Michigan. I've hated it here since I was a freshman in high school, and I've always dreamed of moving away to better myself...
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    They beg for my thoughts and issues, but I never tell. Is it because I feel that they're an issue? Or am I the only issue that should have concern about it? I don't tell them my...
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My mom has said that she's okay with different sexual (and gender identities) for the most part but then she'll say things like my gay friend's son is bi because he's confused...
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    I keep wanting to text him. Its hard for me to understand how he can shut down ten years of love to be with someone else without any kind of mourning period. Im have a hard time...
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    I see you and I smile I talk to you and everything seems to be alright You're such a beautiful flower, so fresh and new If I had to pick one I'd pick you My heart beats the way I...
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    as s child I was sad, anxious, and often times serious. I always felt kind of like a little adult. My sisters grandparents(her fathers parents but, they raised me like i was...
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