I am currently a high school student. Sometimes when I am walking through busy hallways I will get a strange feeling like everything around me is moving in slow motion. In classes I often get very, very bored. I feel like the saying, "bored to death," could actually come true. I will start daydreaming and creating whole worlds in my head, but sometimes my imaginary worlds seem more real than the real world.
I get very good marks in school even though I don't pay any attention in class. When I am talking with or around other people I feel like I am constantly putting on an act. I feel that the person who other people think I am is not who I am in my head. The only time I don't feel this way is when I am alone or at home around my family.
I often think about philosophical theories about death and other topics, but I will just get frustrated because I can't find any logical answers.
Another strange fact about me is that I don't like to have skin to skin contact with anyone who is not directly related to me and I don't know why, (I have never been abused). It just does not feel right.
On average I am, or at least I think I am, a happy and active person. Is there something wrong with me?
Thanks for your time.
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