Belong, Belong To, Belonging

“You must get lost outside your comfort zone to find where you truly belong.”
 Debasish Mridha


Cambridge Dictionary: B2[ I ]to feel happy or comfortable in a situation:

To Fit In: Cambridge Dictionary: C1to feel that you belong to a particular group and are accepted by that group:

I have never felt like I belonged. I grew up feeling out of place. Not really a nerd and definitely not a jock. When I entered high school I only weighed ninety-nine pounds, really, I am not kidding.

I didn’t have many friends in school, come to think about it, I never really had lots of friends as an adult. It seems I would only have one close friend at any given time in my life. It still holds true to this very day!

Maybe, I may be mistaken, but I feel everyone wants to belong. Belong to a group, a team, or just a couple of friends. I once heard or read, that the loneliest place to be is in a crowd. There just might be some truth to it.

I keep thinking that maybe if I would get out more I would feel happier. Nah, I don’t like being with lots of people. I remember once while in high school when I was invited to a party. For some odd reason I decided to go. There was lots of kids I knew, but, I was feeling awkward so I left after being there for just over an hour.

It’s just lately I find myself feeling like I am in a hamster wheel. Sorry hamsters, that wheel is all you have to exercise with. Really though, my days seem to meld and if it wasn’t for certain t.v. programs I would have to ask what day it is.

So dear reader, I wonder if the feeling of wanting to belong is all that it is cracked up to be!

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  1. Chel Owens

    Yes, this is a real feeling. What you need is a friend for each mood. I think you at least need someone IRL to talk to.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Chelsea, this old guy does not understand what is “IRL”? …lol

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      1. Chel Owens

        Sorry. I don’t normally use… whatever those things are called. I had a baby helping. IRL is In Real Life.

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      2. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

        It’s okay Chelsea. I do have my best friend to talk to, but still there is the feeling of belonging to something or someone. I wrote this post when I was feeling just that. I often write my posts that usually reflect how I am feeling at that moment in time.

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  2. ashleyleia

    For me, having individual moments of meaningful connection has become much more important than a sense of belonging to a group. Even if those connections are brief, those moments add up.

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