I Was An Outcast In School

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    New Kid...

    yesterday i started tenth grade at a new school and i hate being the new kid. I feel so awkward and alone. The way I imagined my first day was meeting someone i could talk to but no, I feel as if I can't relate to anyone in my classes mainly because they probably get the wrong...
    brenduh123 brenduh123
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2012

    Changing Schools Changed My Life.

    I empathize with most people on this forum. I hope my story sends a positive message too... Basically, when I was in middle school I had a good life. I had a small group of friends and there was one who I used to hang out with all the time. We had our own gathering places, we...
    discreet0 discreet0
    16-17, M
    Apr 26, 2012

    Probably in middle school

    since I was fat
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2014

    The Class Outcast...

    I feel like I was the class outcast at my high school. I didn't have that many friends. I only had one person I really felt close to in high school, and since she started getting home schooled our friendship has been very strained. I guess I was better off, though, especially...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 10, 2013

    I Experienced Extreme Social Stigma

    I moved to a lot of different schools growing up.  My parents felt guilty about this, thinking that this is why kids bullied me, but it wasn't.  I remember feeling faint with relief every time I'd move to a new school.  At a new school, I wouldn't have a reputation...
    Bradford Bradford
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Dec 15, 2007
    Chinrussian Chinrussian
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 25, 2014

    The Outcasts

    Me and my lonely group of friends sitting and laughing at our table. Everyone steering clear of us in fear that they might catch a disease. Not really, but we do sit by ourselves and most people hate most of us (me) I love being an outcast though, most of the people in my school...
    B33z B33z
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2013

    Outcast Wins In the End...

    I'm living proof. The goth brainiac is now sassy and open too. I've scored real friendships with potential. Hardyharhar! The heirarchies in school mean nothing, be yourself and win. The alphas grow up unfulfilled because they never know what friendship is. Poor darlings.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    Feb 15, 2009

    Been There

    Iknow how you feel.....it never seems to go away....the paranoia is constant...grew up in a rural area, just my family around, never knew how to interact, unaware of unspoken signals....feel like i dont belong....40 years later i feel like i dont belong...it feels like there is a...
    tiredofmymind tiredofmymind
    46-50
    Apr 27, 2013

    I'm have a very low self esteem beacause of all

    bullying I get through. My parents never cheered me up to things I really wanted to try. Insted they always told me the fact I can't feet in with others who don't have functional disorders. I always wanted to play football with other in my age but they told me I can't beacause...
    Chichikun10 Chichikun10
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 28, 2015

    I wrote a piece on what is was like

    for me to enter high school as a socially anxious person. Hope it helps future high schoolers : http://www.lettersfrommysenioryears.wordpress.com if anyone needs to vent I am here.
    nowherewego nowherewego
    18-21, F
    Jul 13, 2015

    When I was a freshman in middle school I was a

    straight A's student. At the end of the second term, the principal came to my class to talk to me and she announced that I had won the Worthy Student Prize of the school. People applauded, thinking I had won it because I was shy so I wasn't bothering the class and I had good...
    nowherewego nowherewego
    18-21, F
    Nov 29, 2014

    Same with me but I did have 2 people I would

    call a friend besides them I'm a stranger to the rest of the school
    MidNightSight MidNightSight
    18-21, M
    Feb 25, 2014

    A High School Outcast

    I have never felt the feeling of 'belonging' during my school years. I always had been the odd one out , the freak, the loner. Most of my classmates could be very sadistic and used to make me feel a lot inferior to them. Is your skin color the judge for your character?? the judge...
    booklover4ever booklover4ever
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2012

    I was treated badly by other kids

    and teachers, at the time it affected me and into my 20's. However looking back, was I treated as an outcast, or are those who treat us - outcasts themselves, because they are unable to understand those they bully or treat badly? Because being the outcast, I was able to learn...
    Create63 Create63
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2014

    A Complete Outcast...

    When I was in school, especially in middle school, I was a complete outcast. I didn't even have many friends, and some people I thought were friends were actually some of my worst enemies. I was bullied in school. In seventh grade, I was bullied literally every period of every...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    Jun 21, 2013

    I always got into trouble,

    and it was no different at school. With all this trouble, the kids parents told them to not associate with me, at school or after school. From age 10 to leaving school at 16, I was lonely, instead of allowing others to affect me, I continued with my own path of destruction. I...
    Create63 Create63
    51-55, M
    Oct 26, 2014

    Understand

    I have never been the one that people understand and rush to get close to. I don't particularly think of myself as complex but there's evidently complex elements to me because sometimes I have trouble being understood. Never the popular jock or dreamy musician or even the poet in...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 4, 2009

    And I love it! (not past tense

    because I'm currently in school) It's so much more to be weird and unique, it's more fun than being normal. Normal is boring.
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2014

    Middle And High School

    Moved away to a new town and school after the fifth grade and was at the dead bottom of the social ladder. I was easy prey for whoever wanted me and was having to deal with abuse at home by a stepfather. It still bothers me and I am trying to let some of it go. There is one...
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    Mar 17, 2013

    My last lesson of high school just ended.

    I got nice comments on my outfit as usual. I ran away. I barely so my teacher he just asked me how my oral exam went. Maybe he just doesn't care about me? I'm containing myself but I just want to cry and die. One of my classmates did a video with pictures of us all and there was...
    nowherewego nowherewego
    18-21, F
    Jun 12, 2015

    As a Monkey Once Said..

    "It doesn't matter, it's in the past!!" - Rafiki, The Lion King
    mefirstGIMME mefirstGIMME
    22-25, F
    Nov 17, 2007

    I Was An Outcast And Bullied

    I've always been an outcast, but it hasn't really bothered me until I looked back and thought about it (right now). In elementary school during recess, I played by myself and didn't really socialize. I've always been very introverted so playing by myself made me happy. I didn't...
    caitiebug1119 caitiebug1119
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2013

    Village School

    Social stratification is a reality everywhere, but nowhere the pressures are so strong and the social hierarchy so outspoken as in a European village, half a century ago.  And nowhere they were more crude than in the toddler's world. Being the eldest son in a big working...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    1 Response May 27, 2010

    Never Fit In

    I was always the outcast in school. Since I was 9, I went to a different school every year. So I was always the new kid. Once, I was the only black kid in a predominantly Jewish school; another time, I was one of two black students (the only girl) in a high school. I was always...
    CagedRaven CagedRaven
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2009

    I didn't really have any friends in high school.

    It was awful being an easy target for people. I have friends but they don't go to my school. I'd rather be with them then the people at my school. People keep saying hi to me and saying I'm their best friend and I don't even know them. I know they're making fun of me because of...
    Fairylover32 Fairylover32
    13-15, F
    Aug 25, 2015

    YES Me 2

    Like I am told now you could never tell that in school I was the outcast but for me in school it was funny I was not always who I am now I looked like a whole diff person I had big thick glasses and had the big hair you could tell my grandmother dressed me my weight was nothing...
    JessesWife JessesWife
    22-25, F
    Jan 31, 2009

    Well, before I was home schooled due to medical

    reasons. Ugh, how I tried to fit in so hard with those humans. >.>
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog
    70+, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2014

    High School Life Was Like Hell

    Family relationship wasn't good. And when I go to school, I felt as if I don't belong there. I feel as if every one can see what am going through at home. I felt friends started to avoid me. Whenever I try to talk to a friend, she would have every good reason to avoid me. No one...
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2011

    Shared Pain

    I was a very shy, quiet kid in school. My family was poor, but we lived near a rich community, so I attended the same school as the rich kids. I was picked on constantly by not only the other students, but the teachers as well. They did not desire the poor any more than the other...
    SaturdaySundays SaturdaySundays
    22-25
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2012
    Jovanite Jovanite
    13-15, M
    Oct 25, 2014

    Not only was I the kid

    who listened to the wrong music, had a massive fringe and probably some of the skinniest school trowsers in my year. I was also the only kid to take drama in my year.. or at least the only one with a penis. in the end it worked in my favor, all those guys that would want to...
    GWSandwich GWSandwich
    22-25, M
    Oct 25, 2014

    I only have one friend at school really

    everyone else bullies me, I'm small we don't have a lot of money and sometimes I have had to have some of my sisters hand me downs not dresses obviously but shirts PE kit trainers. I tend to hang around with one lad or in fringes of girls I know. Ironically im talking to these...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 25, 2014

    wei shen me , shi jian guo de zheme kuai?

    when i was in school,i was shy ,i was awkward at social thing, so i had no friend at all. those school days were all lonely and coldness yrs past ,i sometimes dream about those days,and i still feel so upset just like how i did school days are the most happiest time for...
    KuSeGanTian KuSeGanTian
    26-30, F
    Sep 29, 2015

    Outcast

    Not just school but everywhere. I believe it is something you are born into and just are.
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Jan 29, 2009

    I Was That Loser Who Got Made Fun Of, The Odd One Out Who Ended Up With No Partner, The Outcast.

    I was a loser through middle onto high school.. As a child, I constantly moved from place to place. My parents got divorced, and I did some further moving around until my mom finally chose to move in a very rich area. I was most likely the poorest person in the whole school, and...
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2013

    I hung out with the "popular" crowd

    but still got bullied and still felt like an outcast, as if I didn't belong with them. I would always want to go to class, they'd pressure me to skip or to go to the mall and steal things, and I'd do it so they wouldn't pick on me, even though they needed up picking on me from...
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2014

    A Middle Scholl Outcast

    Well,I go to the same school for 7 years,and it wasn´t like that,i wasn´t that shy,in the first 4 years it was nice,i had two group of friends if i was mad with one friend I had others,but then one of my friends start to get popular ,I thought it was temporary,they made the...
    1 Response Jan 16, 2013

    Oh, Well...

    Yep... I was never the popular one. Or even the sorta-liked one in school. I was actually more of an outcast than the other nerds. I had wondered about that, when I was growing up. There were many other easy targets in my class, for the bullies... one boy peed his pants all the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jan 31, 2009

    I Don't Talk That Much.....

    I really don't. There's nothing to talk about. So i don't talk to anybody expect my real friends. I talk every once in a while to somebody if they ask me something or talk to me. I wish i had more friends at my school who are like me and don't make fun of me behind my back...
    WaggletonPTallylicker WaggletonPTallylicker
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2010
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