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I 've Always Felt Out of Place

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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 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 6 days 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.
    noitulover noitulover 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 29

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 31

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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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    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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    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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    Still Searching,did anyone find

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

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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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