I Always Feel Not Good Enough

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    Never Enough

    I'm constantly comparing my bodies to others, and it kills me inside because it makes me feel to ugly/fat/gross/not normal I know that i'm not that i'm not completely any of those things... but i can't help but become completley overtaken with depression and hoplesssness every...
    alexeprincess alexeprincess
    13-15, F
    2 Responses May 7, 2011

    Me, Too!

    I think I spend more mental energy comparing myself to other people than I do on anything else. I hate that I am so petty and jealous of my friends that have more money than I do. Or are thinner than I am. Or prettier. Or seem to be happier than I am. I don't want to invite...
    chelle523 chelle523
    41-45, F
    Oct 1, 2008

    I've never been good enough

    for anybody. When my disabled parents asked me to take care of them, nothing was enough. When I worked hard in school, the homework I passed in was never enough. Nothing has ever been enough. At my first job, I'm constantly downed due to a boss who just plain doesn't like me...
    absolutionist absolutionist
    22-25, F
    Jun 26, 2014

    Do I look fine with out makeup!

    Left is me without makeup , right is me with makeup. Be completely honest with me. Thanks.
    zebrastripes00 zebrastripes00
    13-15, F
    1 Response May 30, 2014
    deviness deviness
    16-17, F
    Apr 23, 2014

    Why Can't Just Being Me Be Enough?

    Feeling alone,don't know what to do,all I can think about is how to be cool,but that's so cliche,that's not the kind of person I wanna be,because I just wanna be me,but just being me doesn't seem to cut it in this world,and I'm getting kinda lonely,yeah call me desperate,but if...
    Unbloomed Unbloomed
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2011

    My Name Is Mike.

    My Name Is Mike. Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 10:45AM My name is Mike. As I'm writing this, I’m just two months away from turning 32 years old. The idea to write this book has been on my mind for a few years now. I always wanted to share my observations as a fat man in a...
    26-30, M
    Dec 3, 2011

    My LO (limerance object) is my fitness

    instructor. She made a difference in my life because I was at one of my lowest point in my life when I joined her gym 2 years ago and being in the gym a lot since has helped me heal slowly. I even wrote her a letter about how I feel that she made a difference in my life. She...
    Yinhx Yinhx
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 2

    Ms Nobody

    i've felt not good enough all my life and it's worse now i'm older.i feel like such a nonentity,there's nothing about me that stands out and i don't have any noticeable talent for anything.i'm not outgoing,not pretty and not clever.i'm also hopeless at all the things women are...
    purpleperil1 purpleperil1
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

    I've spent most of my life being a strong

    independent person, overcoming all the crap thrown my way.... But there's always been this devil on my shoulder saying I'm not good enough. Which is why to others... I've always been this strong in dependant person. It's just the battle within myself leaking out over life
    Ladybuddha1 Ladybuddha1
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2014

    I get almost straight A's in honors classes

    and I don't do drugs but I always feel like my parents are dissapointed in me
    macstman macstman
    18-21, M
    Dec 21, 2013

    My Shadow

    I have NEVER felt as though I were good enough. I'm sure it's the product of being treated that way - parents who expected perfection, didn't tollerate mistakes - whatever. Regardless of where it comes from it surely has followed me around, and affected every aspect of my life. I...
    sophrai sophrai
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2011

    Yesterday evening. Mask ball.

    People were fun and were dancing but i was just sitting there, doing nothing. I was afraid of inviting anyone to dance. Felt i am not a good enough dancer... Not good looking enough... Not in the right mood... Only dance i got was when a nice girl invited me to a group folk...
    Zim0 Zim0
    22-25, M
    Sep 20, 2014

    Ugh! The most unappreciated feeling in the

    world is 'FEELING NOT GOOD ENOUGH.' Lately, I been feeling like if I am alone. Feels like everything I try doing is wrong. I never do what's right. Or, even if I think is right is wrong. Maybe, I just deserve to be alone. && its funny how they always say the most loveable caring...
    Jaiyy Jaiyy
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2014


    I never feel I am good enough for my mother. I feel like she has all these expectations and ideals for me such as thinking I should be on the way to settling down, possibly thinking about kids and in a teaching job. I have started to feel angry at her as she should love and...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 15, 2011

    Living In A Love With A Broken Heart.

    She claims she loves me she hates my honesty about our love. She claims she is sorry then does it again. There is no betrayal but she hurts physically and emotionally. I surrender all my money my energy to her. Only to recieve scolding and abuse. She takes my love for granted it...
    draganaeros draganaeros
    26-30, M
    Jan 30, 2013

    I don't think I'm good enough

    for anybody to like.
    feelinghelpless4 feelinghelpless4
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 20, 2014

    Just Insecure

    i can't say i'm not confident. i do think i'm pretty and i do realise i'm not actually fat. BUT everytime i see boys looking at my friends and liking them, i feel rubbish. i immediately feel like i'm just a shadow and my friend is prettier. although, realistically, i think i am...
    romka romka
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2010

    I always seem to come second.

    I never get the guys I like (or any guy for that matter) or the jobs I want. I recently attended a job interview, and the next day they called me said I interviewed really well and they were so impressed with me, but I was unsuccessful. When I asked for some feedback for...
    angela81 angela81
    31-35, F
    Jan 30, 2014

    If I Could Cancel Every Appointment For The Next Month, Still Nothing Would Get Done

    I'm NEVER good enough for anyone. Whether they think so or I do I don't care but all I want is to feel like I'm succeeding in SOMETHING. It's not like I'm terrible at everything, I'm good at some things. But good isn't good enough. My grades are good, but they could he better...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 14, 2013

    I always feel not good enough.

    Nobody likes me, not even my parents want to see me. I have really bad trust issues and the small number of boyfriends I've had, all left me. They were bad break ups. One of them told me he loved me, but I found out, he lied and broke up with me because I wouldn't sleep with him...
    ThePastRiddlesMyMind ThePastRiddlesMyMind
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 24, 2014

    I feel as if I'm not good enough

    for anyone and never will be and it's a **** feeling.
    abbie90 abbie90
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2014
    paintedblue paintedblue
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2013

    I Will Never Be Good Enough To Anybody. Ever.

    I am NEVER EVER gonna make my parents proud. My dad left me, now he wants me back, but for what? He lives in australia! I live in AMERICA. My stepdad is amazing, but he has 3 sons and a daughter. My mom has 2 daughters (me and my sis) like 31,30, 20 something, 14 and 18. I'm just...
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2013

    I feel like im not good enough.

    I always feel like im the outsider. Sure, im the "comedian" in my littel "clique" but it does not feel right. I feel like i dont belong there. Like i feel like i prefer being alone and i like sometimes.
    fabiola214 fabiola214
    13-15, F
    Nov 3, 2014

    I feel like I can't ever get anyone

    because of the way I look or act. I'm self conscious about myself at times. I feel like I am overweight (170 lbs) and I feel ugly on the outside. I look at myself everyday in the mirror just looking at my flaws and looking past my best features. I feel like I'm not good enough...
    KenKitty KenKitty
    18-21, F
    Aug 24, 2014

    Not good enough!

    I give everyone my time, effort, help and everything they need or want but its never good enough… I always think I'm not good enough now especially when people just leave me! I try my best and give it my all to stay with everyone and keep in contact but people just up and leave...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2012

    My Name Is Mike.

    My Name Is Mike. Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 10:45AM My name is Mike. As I'm writing this, I’m just two months away from turning 32 years old. The idea to write this book has been on my mind for a few years now. I always wanted to share my observations as a fat man in a...
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Dec 3, 2011

    I just feel like people tend to see

    that there's better out there. I see it happen too often. I've had to try and not rely on people TOO much so I do okay if/when that happens.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity
    Jul 17, 2014

    Getting To Feeling Like I Am Good Enough Wasn't Easy

    I used to feel so ashamed of just being alive and so intense was my fear of saying something that was not good enough for someone to hear what I had to say that I started getting panic attacks. Maybe my family had something to do with it but I don't know if it was just me, you...
    invisiblyreal invisiblyreal
    18-21, F
    Apr 7, 2012

    How Do I Prove I'm Good Enough When I Don't Even Believe That I Am?

    Never in my life,has someone told me that what I do is good enough,my parents always told me that every year will get harder,and that I need to put more effort into my work,I don't have many friends,everyone thinks I'm some sort of weird nerdy outcast,no one understands,in their...
    Unbloomed Unbloomed
    18-21, F
    Jan 23, 2011

    Never Good Enough

    I was feeling good, but Ive fallen again. im worse. i feel so ugly and dead and i just want to give up. i say How much i want to be a mother, but How can i be a mother when im like this!? I cant. Why even try anymore? Why am i here? God put me here for a reason...Why!? Whats the...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 16, 2013
    Yinhx Yinhx
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 25

    Im Not Good Enough I Guess

    i always feel like im never up to standards of others...but even when i give all of myself and try to be the best person to someone possible, i end up getting crapped on..grr...
    Br0kenAngel Br0kenAngel
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2007

    So Frustrated.....

    The last three years of my life have been the worst years of my life! I got married two years ago and see that was the worse thing I could have done he is verbaly abusive to me he puts me down and makes me feel worthless and not good enough for him.He says he was treated the same...
    doigivup66 doigivup66
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2012

    Even Though Everyone Else Has Grown, I Still Feel Small

    I used to think I was just a normal kid,  a normal smart kid if that makes sense. That means I've been in classes with many of the same kids for years. I thought it was fine to only take one or two AP/IB classes a year since I didn't want to overstress and try and have more of a...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 24, 2012

    Tends To Creep Up

    I tend to look down on myself as life continues (seems, at least) to let me down. I can't say it is horrible, just wish it was better. I have been starting to get a bit more condifence in myself and it seems to be going well. It isn't moving quickly, though, and that can seem...
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 25, 2012

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