Feeling Like You Don't Belong Here: The Bipolar Question of the Week

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Actually, this is the bipolar question of the month. For a number of years, we ran a question of the week. Now is a good time to revive this feature …

The question concerns the sense of disconnect most of us tend to feel in our lives. People invariably describe this in terms of being an outsider or not fitting in or not feeling they belong on this planet. The feeling is often accompanied by an unexplained longing to find their true home, a place of  safety and comfort in their own minds.

Certainly, this would describe me

Let’s see if we can make a question out of this:

Do you regularly experience a sense of disconnect, a feeling that you do not belong here? If so, would you like to speculate on where this feeling may come from?

Fire away. Comments below …