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I 've Always Felt Out of Place

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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'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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    -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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    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 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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    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.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 1

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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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    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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    Espeicially at Christmas dinners ugh I hate them

    or I hate people meh it's probably both
    michellesydney michellesydney 18-21, F Dec 25, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7

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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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    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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    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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    Still Searching,did anyone find

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

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've always had friends, never been actually alone but i've always felt like i didn't fit in. Im now a law student and it just keeps getting worst. All throughout my school years...
    Estre28 Estre28 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I've always had friends, but kinda done my own thing. I've always been a non conformist, a leader and not a follower. Taken the road less traveled or hell the road no one would...
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 3

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    Everyone has their own group of friends. I felt like I never was meant to have any friends. I didn't fit in with anyone. I tried so hard to have the guy I was totally "in love...
    bonyknees bonyknees 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    And I still don't. I don't want to fit in. I don't need to be like others. Of course, this is only partially true. It's not like I can walk up to a woman half my age who...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    Mom didn't buy me any pumped up kicks
    Youcanthandlemyusername Youcanthandlemyusername 22-25, M Mar 2

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    Picture this: you walk into school like you do every morning. People stare at you up and down trying to take in the way you look. To them, you're not like them. In fact, you're the...
    bemyforeverlove97 bemyforeverlove97 16-17, F Mar 4

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    I mean, no one appreciates his genius or plans. He was like an amazing artist! Plus RoadRunner is annoying as hell! LOL
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 14

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    Sure who doesn't at times? So what? Life is too short to worry about fitting in our not fitting in. Be yourself and do what makes you happy.As long as you aren't a ********* or...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    No matter how hard I try to look nice, I am never happy with how I look
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    My mom asked me to search for someone in Italy that she knew for a short time. She gave me very few details. I had a full name and occupation and where he lived but I couldn't...
    jcat2370 jcat2370 41-45, F Mar 2

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    Ever since I can remember I've always felt empty, alone. Like nobody gets me, buying me way through social groups just to feel like I belonged somewhere. I can experience five...
    hannahrobinson1993 hannahrobinson1993 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I dropped out of college after two weeks of attempting to go to it. I felt so...archaic and so far behind. After a horrible break-up and being left by my ex-boyfriend over...
    Lunan0va Lunan0va 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    My Teacher Was At My Cousin's Wedding... Ok, I'm actually surprised this group hadn't existed as yet. I mean... it seems to be such a frequent occurrence for me and I'm pretty...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Part three Necrophilia I eventually realised that I was just a delusional idiot who waisted their time ,money and passion on men who did not think of me more than a piece of trash...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    With my own family. My mother prefers my stepfather over me. I'm a third wheel all the time. All through school. I was always picked last and people would get so angry to be...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Mar 3

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    I feel helpless, with a certain sadness I can't define with words. I feel like all the lights are on, but I'm in the dark. I feel like I'm drowning, but I'm on the sand. I feel...
    DeluxedEdition DeluxedEdition 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 19

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    I've always wanted to try sex in a public place. My biggest fantasy is having sex in a fitting room. I got head behind a clothes rack in an apparel store once but that was the...
    ManOfSteel45 ManOfSteel45 22-25, M a week ago

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    My co worker and I have been working together for close to a year and he is married and he asked me out today. He always flirts but never actually came out and said anything. I...
    mnc13085 mnc13085 26-30, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    The places Ive managed to find myself in are innumerable.. from the bathrooms in middle and highschool to movie theaters, public pools, parks, concerts... you name it. My favorite...
    TheKittyToii TheKittyToii 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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