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I Am Lost In Life

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    I'm not 100% on this

    but I'm 22 and have never really had a meaningful relationship with a girl, mainly because I was too scared and shy to commit, I had my priorities messed up and most likely had abandonment issues growing up when my parents went through a brutal divorce when I was 10, I fell...
    chazwozza chazwozza 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    One Year Ago Today

    I had everything I ever dreamed that I wanted. And how strange, that today, I am back at square one? No drugs or alcohol, no adverse health condition nor infidelity has struck me. Nonetheless, here I am. What could have a goal driven over achiever floundering? The magic carpet...
    WoobieTuesday WoobieTuesday 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    Have you guys ever felt stuck somewhere you

    don't want to be in? What makes it worse is you can't go back anymore? That's life for me right now.
    szchwakovpf szchwakovpf 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    It just doesn't make sense anymore to me.

    Its not like I wanna stop living but I just wanna sleep my life away. Theres no point in being up.
    safethaven safethaven 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I graduated high school about a year ago

    and I'm not ready to go to college I font have a job I'm living off of relatives and I still depend on my mother I don't know how to get my life together I was never taught any life lessons and I am so lost about everything in life I just don't know what to do or think anymore I...
    lalaabossm lalaabossm 18-21, F 1 Response May 23

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    I Don't Know What I'm Going to Do With My Life

    I'm young, smart, well-educated. But I have no idea what I'm doing with my life working an ordinary job for the man. And I can't just get up and quit because I don't know what else to do. Is this what we work hard through college for? To be slaves to someone else's dream...
    rhubarbo rhubarbo 21-25, F 18 Responses Jul 24, 2006

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    So lost. Where do I go from here?

    Nothing in my life gives me happiness anymore. I’m completely numb. I can’t feel anything. And when I do? It’s only ever temporary. Sometimes I feel it would better to just disappear. Most of the time I want to. But I know what that would do to my parents. They...
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F 17 Responses Apr 25

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    growth is painful. change is painful.

    but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong
    UtsukushiFantasy UtsukushiFantasy 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 27

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    Life is full of people saying you can't,

    you shouldn't. Those people don't know how you feel or think. The truth is people hold you back so they don't feel they are being left behind. Take those steps, be who you want to be, be happy and most of all be who you want to be. Never have regrets just learn.
    family2011 family2011 26-30, M Jul 10

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    I Hate My Life... Sometimes I wish I could just

    lay in bed and not get up. Let myself wither to the point someone cares enough for me and comes and saves me, to show me affection and nurture me. I crave so much love. I'm upset with the world I live in because I came to suffer. The world has so much to offer, and it seems I...
    solomon3020 solomon3020 18-21, M 19 Responses Jun 5

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    I came to a recent understanding about my time.

    I am not to live by my own free will. My natural instinct directs me in a way that made me come to realize its not my own feelings I choose to live by but its the guidance of its creation that leads this life I thought I called my own. We share this body,we share this time and...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    Cause and Effect

    I think you get lost in life when you let yourself get carried by the current of life.. you feel you have no say in what happens to you, but I believe in cause and effect.. so be the cause of your own life path and not just the effect of what life throws at you. God gave us free...
    SuzyWongx SuzyWongx 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2007

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    I have no reason to live

    so I'm just waiting death.
    InsanelySaneGuy InsanelySaneGuy 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    Have you ever found yourself lying awake in bed

    at night, with so many questions and observations and thoughts seemingly crashing around in your brain refusing to let you sleep? That's me right now. I have no idea how this app really works and I doubt anyone will actually read this but it feels nice just to get my thoughts...
    Oliveea Oliveea 13-15, F Jul 23

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    Hello. I usually never post anything about my

    personal life, but this has become too heavy for me. Two years ago, I fell in love with my first cousin. We did not grow up together, in fact we grew up in different countries. However, he is still my first cousin. We became very close and ended up moving in with him. At the...
    Deede24 Deede24 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I don't where I'm going,

    what I'm going to do or what my purpose is.
    ashleykaylor45 ashleykaylor45 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I Dont Want To Participate In Society...

    i have been unemployed for a little over a month now and it has given me more time to think. which i dont need because i already cant shut my mind up as it is. anyway, ive come to the conclusion that i am now 30, and am pretty much... nothing. i have no real skills or artistic...
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    Take a breath. Life is hard.

    But well make it :) to anyone who's going through depression, low self esteem, internal struggles that are masked by your false content I'm here for you ;) I understand you because I am all those things but when I look at the sun painted across the sky it gives me hope :). I...
    internallybroken internallybroken 13-15, M May 30

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    I'm a fresh grad from college.

    Most of my friends are very smart even though they don't study at all. I tried to be like them, to just do some fun stuff and not study for exams and see if I can pass like them, but I failed. I always fail. And even if I study, I can't still get high marks. My grades are just...
    nocturnalninja nocturnalninja 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 31

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    I Had It All Figured Out ...

    the first time i saw "Who's the Boss?" with Tony Danza and Judith Light I was 13.  i knew within the first five episodes what i was going to do with my life!  as time went on i made it.  i was an advertising executive with lots of big accounts, status...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 29, 2007

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    All I See And Feel Is Nothingness.

    I wake up almost every morning thinking to myself: 'You are going nowhere. Your life means nothing.' I am currently studying for a MA degree in English Literature, and yet I feel no drive to excel at it because I see nothing positive at the end of it. With rising...
    tristessastar tristessastar 22-25, M 10 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    I'm not sure what to do anymore.

    My dream has always been to settle down with an older man. Someone financially stable, smart, funny, strong( both physically is mentally) and will take care of me. Have a life like back in the old days. I'll stay home, cook, clean and take care of the kids. Have date nights...
    JordanJessie JordanJessie 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 3

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    Lost Expectations

    I have been exploring the idea that happiness can only be achieved when we have no expectations.  I believe all the pain we have in life is from not getting what we expected. Think about it: Lost Love: You never lose love.  You simply lose possession of that person...
    HeWhoPleasures HeWhoPleasures 41-45, M 31 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    Looking For Michelle

       Yep, that's what it said, LOOKING FOR MICHELLE.For those of you that may or may not have noticed, I haven't been on here in a couple of months. That's in part because I've been search for myself. Yeah, funny right? People say, How in the name off hell do you lose yourself...
    HELLSBABY HELLSBABY 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    Tomorow is my birthday.

    But now I'm feeling. Y I was born. What a ******* life??
    harry8199 harry8199 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 31

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    My comfort zone is my security,

    but my prison as well. Let me start out by saying I'm a ****** college student, I failed most of my classes, and I have little to no backbone. Sure, people talk about following your dreams and all of that, but what puts food on your table? Security, boring ol' soul draining day...
    LiesandLace LiesandLace 18-21 Jul 13

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    Those days when you can't

    even type how you feel. So blank. I don't know what to say. Life is tough.
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    My Sob Story

    I spent 4 years and a small fortune earning my undergrad degree just to feel like I've learned nothing.  I went back to college to get a post-grad diploma for a year, and I'll be done in 3 weeks.  I haven't worked since the summer after undergrad because I feel like I...
    kalikka kalikka 21-25, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2006

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    I'm angry at myself and I hate myself.

    And I am feeling totally lost. Have felt it all my life. I'm too afraid of living and too afraid of dying (by suicide). I'm stuck and feeling lost. I feel adrift and I can't find any light to guide me to shore. 40 + yrs I've been adrift. I'm so alone! Suffering is no existence...
    akinhead akinhead 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Do I even want to find the way?

    Do I even remember where I was headed? Did I learn nothing? Im in a bleak desert. Nothing on the horizon but dark storm clouds.
    popuptarget popuptarget 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My closest friend shot himself he was like a

    brother to me now I'm lost in this world
    Unsettledteen Unsettledteen 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm not sure where my life is going.

    .. Nowhere at the moment I suppose. If you've got any suggestions or opportunities let me know. I don't feel like I want anything in life and it stops me from doing anything every single day.
    Holdontothefire Holdontothefire 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Where I Belong?

    they say i belong in a mental asylum and i just think what have i become. as i cry all they do is sigh. they give me pills and hope that it will kill, all my emotions. slowly as my mind starts to blur ,all i say is it was the Atlantic ocean. was it that ocean, that caused all...
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 10 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    My life has spiralled out of control

    since leaving foster care when I turned 18. I'll be 20 in a few months. I have a distant relationship with my mom and little sisters because of it, we're totally different people, myself growing up with a family that taught me values that really just helped me become a good...
    MistaCanada MistaCanada 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    Mydailylife Mydailylife 18-21, F Jul 20

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    There's days that I feel lost.

    No where to go or turn to. Not knowing what's the out come sometimes I feel alone in my life having hundreds of relatives that love and adore me. Yet I feel alone. There are days, night I kneel down to pray to you god for guidance. Ask you what's my true calling in this so...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 3

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      Let's call me N,

    and I am 23. I am writing this because no one is really willing to listen... All my life I feel very miserable... I think I have a compulsive lying disorder, I've been lying for the whole of my life... I remember how did it start, My mom asked me for not telling my step dad...
    HoneyAndToast HoneyAndToast 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I often lay awake at night just thinking,

    of what I should do to keep myself busy tomorrow. I find my self doing the same things everyday and now I'm starting to think is this hell
    goldenWish goldenWish 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    That feeling when u feel no one is

    for you in this world :((
    zheiy zheiy 31-35, F 3 Responses May 1

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    The title says it all.

    Why do we fall into these holes that we ourselves have dug for us to only dwell awhile until we notice we don't want to be in this hole anymore....and about that time is when the heavy rains come tumbling down making our hole in which we dug a impossible, slippery, muddy...
    Falcor88 Falcor88 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Fragile And Broken

    I lie awake into another nightmare. And I can’t find a place to lay my head. I tried to close my eyes but sorrow keeps me awake. It creeps inside slowly that I don’t even notice the tears starts flowing. I tried to make it go away, but still misery finds a way. There’s...
    warriortears warriortears 22-25 7 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    I am a firm believer in finding yourself

    and being comfortable with who you are in your own skin before being in or considering yourself in a committed long term relationship. Otherwise it will not work for obvious reasons. I was that way when I met my fiancé 2 years ago. Since then I have put on some weight (not a...
    n0f1lt3r n0f1lt3r 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    My Last.....

    I started college about a year and a half ago and was beyond excited. High school was hell mostly because of my over zealous mother who instead of allowing me to embrace our faith my way forced her God fear upon me. I was sheltered to an extreme. And idk uhow but I end up on the...
    lolipopsweet lolipopsweet 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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      I am 20 years old

    and have no clue what I am doing with my life. 2 years ago,I graduated high school with honors, a large scholarship to a solid out of state school, and several ideas with what I wanted to with my life. When I got to college, I started drinking and partying and eventually got so...
    js3261994 js3261994 18-21, M 4 Responses May 17

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    I wish that you could understand how I really

    feel..how you really make me feel. How lonely you make me. I could be laying right next to you and feel more lonely than ever. I want to want me.
    hisprincess11411 hisprincess11411 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I have days (many) when I feel very empty inside

    and dissatisfied... Today is one of them. Not necessarily because something has happened to make it a "bad day", just days where nothing satisfies some yearning inside me. I know I "shouldn't" feel this way by many standards; I have a good job, nice home, and a good family...
    salix75 salix75 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 4

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    I feel like my inner child is lost deep down

    inside my thick heart walls of protection
    trappedartistsoul trappedartistsoul 26-30, M Jul 14

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    KINGofclowns KINGofclowns 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    i am lost one chance to say one girl

    that "i love " and i am alone
    pank421 pank421 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    i dont know if i should go to college,

    where i should go to college, what kind of job i want, or what to major in. my choices are astrophysics, aerospace engineer, economics, and political sciences.. id love to be an engineer or physicist, but im horrible at math. but then the other two dont really have any defiant...
    ThatOtherGuy17 ThatOtherGuy17 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    My soul has always felt lost ever

    since i could remember. Ive jumped job to job, very very few friends (mostly aquaintences) and i have never had a long term relationship (never been in love). Im 29 years old and i still feel this way. I dont know what to do anymore
    tb2985 tb2985 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    I am a senior this year

    and I still don't know what I want to accomplish with my life. All the stress is overcoming my mind. All my friends have goals and colleges they want to go and I sit here on my chair staring through my window and watch life go by. I miss the innocent days where you didn't know...
    MasonRaell MasonRaell 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    kittykay0 kittykay0 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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