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Your life is like the Truman Show

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When I was younger, I used to believe that my entire life was being filmed and all the people in my life were actors (like in The Truman Show). I would be in the shower or somewhere else alone and I would say, "I know you're there! I can see the cameras!" with the hope that the directors would give up. I also used to think that I was the only human on Earth and that everyone else were robots.

Sara
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I used to think that whenever I couldn't see people they were learning their scripts.
Also, some day they would remove their masks and it was all an experiment to see how I would react if people really looked like they did, but in my head they really looked like the aliens off Toy Story.
I also thought that the movie 'The Truman Show' was just to bait me.

Ariane
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Until I was about 9 I used to think that I was a lab experiment. I used to think that everyone around me including Mom & Dad were actors (just like the movie the Truman Show w/ Jim Carrey)

Rick
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I used to think that my life was one big drama and all the people around me were actors and I was the only one not in it. I even thought my mum and dad had scripts that told them what to say, sort of like the Truman Show! Warped huh?

Clare, Ireland
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When I was younger,(I'm 15 now) I was convinced that there were hidden cameras all over my house and that people were videotaping me for a T.V. show. Needless to say, when the movie "The Truman Show" came out, I was doubly sure of it. I would sometimes sit in front of the mirror (an optimal hiding spot) and talk to the people who were taping me!

1dumbkid
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I used to believe that everyone around me could go home and watch me on their TVs. Like "the Truman Show," if the actors could watch it themselves. And their behavior might be adjusted according to certain things I did in the privacy of my own home. I thought that girls would be interested in me if I walked around the house naked a lot. I didn't learn until I was about 15 that this was not the case.

Fernando
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I used to wonder if everything around me was staged and there was really really cameras everywhere and all my friends and parents and all were actors, trying ot put me in weird situations that peple who watched it all on tv would find funny. (this was before reality tv).
i was really surprised when i read about the Truman Show, and then i wondered if *they* pruposely had me find out about that movie, just so that i would start figuring out the truth, which would amuse the tv-watchers.

and then i saw Matrix...

The only real person
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I saw the Truman Show when I was young...changed my life. I was never really the same after I found out that I was being videotaped every second of my life. I'm still not too sure that I'm not the main character of the {insert name here} Show....*looks about furtively* But really, it scarred me for life!

Stop Looking At Me!
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When I was at school, i used to believe that the whole world was set up to watch me. That no-one had real lives except me and that when I passed by they became obsolete and vanished. I was perplexed later on in life of course to see the movie of The Truman Show - That was exactly how I thought it was - maybe it still is?

Joe J.
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I had this strange belief that I was the only real person in the world and everybody else were actors, it was kinda like some sicko real version of the Truman show

Anonce
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Up until last year I honestly thought everyone but me was an actor and I was in some TV show (think Truman Show). I am 14...Sad, yeah?

Anon
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Until I was about 10 I believed that I was the only normal kid around and that my classmates and teachers conspired and watched me and recorded what I did in certain circumstances.

p.s.
When the movie "Truman Show" with Jim Carrey came out it was as if my childhood beliefs may not have been so unreal.

Arthur
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I spent many hours convincing myself that the world was play acted for my benefit; that people would be milling around in whatever room I was about to walk into, and then spring into appropriate action when I would enter.
As an adult, when the movie "The Truman Show" was released with almost this exact plot (in my mind there was no show, it was just reality, and all the people weren't really actors, but more like automatons), I started reading reviews talking about 'this common childhood fantasy we all had of being the only real person in the world'.
So I went from great surprise that someone had written a movie about my childhood obsession, to shock that loads of people thought the exact same thing.

Bill
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When I was around 9 or 10 years old I would go on trips from my small village to a nearby city with my family.

While there I would notice that many faces I would see looked somewhat like people I knew back in the village.

I used to have this fantasy--that I more than half believed--that the world I lived in was some kind of enormous experiment around me. So this bunch of people followed me around, disguising themselves so as to appear as different people.

Think of the 1998 movie "The Truman Show".

Quite an ego-centered fantasy...

Fergus (grew up in Ireland)
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like some weird remix of 'The Truman Show', I used to be suspicious everyone in the world was playing a huge practical joke on me, seeing if I'd believe the world, as they pretended it, was real. Although I've stopped believing it, I've never had any convincing evidence that its not true.

benoires
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I used to believe that the whole world was watching me live my life and that everyone i knew were simply actors (not unlike the Truman Show) consequently i always made sure i changed under the covers and never bitched anyone up..

Mrs Gwyer
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