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I Am Lost In Life

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    yokittyx yokittyx 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    All the time. I'm a software engineer

    who always wanted to be a physicist or mathematician growing up, but I'm not sure how much I care anymore. It's pretty sad. I know I have a job and make money, so yeah sure I'm "lucky" and shouldn't complain, but life and the universe has gotten so disturbing and hard that I...
    kchip11 kchip11 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 16

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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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    I feel like I'm surrounded with paths to choose

    from, and whichever path I take I somehow either keep going and find myself back at the beginning, or stop and turn back early on. I don't even know what to think or say or choose. Even simple choices like what item to buy in a game or what meal to choose from a menu is...
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M May 11

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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 11 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    I hope life isn't a big joke

    because I don't get it
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 3 Responses May 4

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    I have no idea where my life is going.

    I had a plan with my last gf to do long distance while she finished school but she ended up not being able to handle that and now she's with another guy and happy. Everything in my house reminds me of her and I have zero plan of where to go next. I've tried dating and haven't...
    bmo7987 bmo7987 26-30, M May 4

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    who am i ??? what i want ?

    where i want to go ? what i want to be ? some says life is journey of self discovery. for me, it has been journey of loosing self so far. but i have a probable solution. i read a book power of now and now i will follow it for at least 2 weeks and see what change it brings to...
    confusedsoul21 confusedsoul21 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    Sometimes I fell like my life has no meaning &

    I sometimes think about ending it!. My mother & brother are the only things that stop me, if I lost them I really don't know what I would do. I've no idea what to do next & I would like to enjoy life for once. I've never asked anyone for help before as I'm afraid
    face1985 face1985 26-30, M 1 Response May 8

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    Sometimes I feel like killing someone,

    I've been told multiple times I'm worthless, nothing, just another body taking up space in this world. I've been pushed. Beat. One time I was at a restaurant with a friend and she punched me and made it look like I was in the wrong, that moment I realized people were wicked...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    For all of my life there have been immense

    obstacles in my way both physical and emotional. and after eighteen years of living with these obstacles having finally conquered the last of them I find myself lost in a world of infinite possibilities. I’ am told that the first many years of my life were filled with love and...
    darren1776 darren1776 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Who am I? Why am I here?

    What is this life all about? There is a deep longing to think about and to know these things. I wonder do we all think about this or do some people just live their lives without much contemplation. It seems to me some people inherently know who they are and what they're here for...
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M May 30, 2014

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    I love my family, I really really do

    and they are my only reason of wanting to be on earth. Recently my father has been talking to his old "friend" and and she have been talking for a while now, my sister took a photo of there conversation (I should add that he is still married) basically saying they love each...
    ashlynn1014 ashlynn1014 16-17, F 2 Responses May 15, 2014

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    Not him god tell me this is a nightmare please

    I can't my soul is my brother it always has been the only thing I have left in this world I lost and am going to lose everything the one thing I was always sure of was my brother I thought I'd always have him only thing I have left of dad please tell it's lies pleasr en this can...
    elior elior 18-21, T 2 days ago

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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, 2014

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    All I've ever wanted was to be successful &

    have everyone proud of me. But I feel like I'm about to let them all down one more time. I don't understand how I got A's & B's throughout high school but in college I'm barely passing. I've worked so hard to get where I am but I'm afraid I'm about to let myself & others down...
    TheQuietOne92 TheQuietOne92 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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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 5 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    How do I find myself again?

    My head is in the clouds. I don't know what I am meant to do and I don't know what I want anymore. I am confused with what my purpose is or whether I even have one. I feel so alone and unsure. I am tired of feeling this way. I am tired of feeling so lost and thinking about it...
    Mela22 Mela22 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 21

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    I was lost until someone told me I wasn't .

    . I was just sailing . . And I have lived by that ever since . -silviavictoria
    Jvxx Jvxx 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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, 2014

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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 6 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    PersistentRage PersistentRage 16-17, F 3 Responses May 4

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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, 2014

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    Heart this if you're the type of person

    who never knows what going on
    shymic shymic 18-21, F 2 Responses May 5

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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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    That feeling when u feel no one is

    for you in this world :((
    zheiy zheiy 31-35, F 3 Responses May 1, 2014

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    What is love? People say love is given not

    taken Love is putting him first before you Love is doing anything to keep that someone happy Love is trust Love for me cannot be defined but only felt. We all been through experience where we loved that someone special who doesnt love you back and it really hurts. I spend...
    jiajee jiajee 18-21 5 Responses Jan 18

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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 suppose you could say I'm lost.

    ? I'm not really sure where to go for where I am. Everyone I know is moving on wards and upwards and I feel stuck, trying to recreate past memories, trying to be happy with my past self. But none of it is working. I mean I feel okay, I act normally but every now and again I...
    AtaliaSails AtaliaSails 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    Sometimes I want to scream just to feel the

    sound leaving my body. Then for once someone will hear me when I make a sound. I'll be important for that split second even if it is just because they are wondering if I'm insane. No I'm not crazy just lonely and sad. Don't mind me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 23

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    Life has so many twists

    and turns, for the life of me I don't know where to go or what to do. I am struggling with my faith in God, my belief that my life is on the right path, the inner struggles with things that have happened in the past but haunt me to this day...lots of things really. I have a...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit 22-25, F Apr 26

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    Oh am I lost, I have been lost

    for years. I feel like I barely know myself anymore. I have this 'idea' of who I am, who I want to be, but the world doesn't know who I am. I don't show who I am or act or live the way I want to. I feel like there are two sides to myself, the side who loves life and knows what...
    kateegirl kateegirl 22-25, F Feb 25

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    Okay so I'm 19 years old

    and a female and I want to be adopted into a loving home since a young age I was placed in a care made un wanted I've been up for adoption twice which both failed I'm just a normally human living independtly and wants to be loved and cared about this was me as a baby 😊
    daisydoo567 daisydoo567 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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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 18-21, F 19 Responses Jul 24, 2006

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    I put my dog down today,

    Hoss 11 years old. Loved him as a son...... how does one pay to kill their son?
    wildeire wildeire 31-35, M 2 Responses May 7

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    lost and cannot be found fallen

    and hit the ground broken and cheated all hope is defeated stepping into the abyss never to escape this lost and cannot be found to this hell forever bound
    RegicideJester RegicideJester 22-25, M 1 Response May 8, 2014

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    how can we love ourself

    when we don't know who we are?
    cascadesky cascadesky 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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    I just want to be able to start a task,

    concentrate on it, and finish it. I just want to be successful. A lot is holding me back right right, past relationships, no motivation, the thought of me getting too old and being lost in life. I always feel like I got to catch up. I'm introverted and I think too much these...
    Experiencezzzz Experiencezzzz 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 23

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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 2 Responses Jun 4, 2014

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    Just wondering if anyone else feels this way

    about their life. Younger years I had so much hope for what my life would be and where I was going and what I wanted to accomplish.. In the last few years I'm feeling like what's the point. At my age what is the point. I quit a job that I loved to stay home with my husband who...
    sadie2000 sadie2000 56-60, F 6 days ago

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    fathom77 fathom77 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    I'm 18. I finished school.

    I got a job doing construction. Now what do I do for the rest of my life ?
    davviid davviid 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I want to feel like I am someone's favorite.

    I want to be one person's, favorite person in the world, and they are mine. Love is the most important asset (I think) a person can have, if it is a true love. But it's so hard to find. Being in love, & spending your life with the person who wants to grow old with you, makes...
    DrexelFloriene DrexelFloriene 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    And I was high on you,

    while you were high on everyone else ||
    Peachh Peachh 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Cutting. Sleeping. Crying.

    Basically all I do all day .
    devilgirl123zombie devilgirl123zombie 16-17, F 6 Responses May 2

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    i was pretty close to my mom.

    i mean, she was everything to me. she was the only person that understands me truly. the only person that listened. the only person that gets me. the only person that accepted me for who i am. and my dad on the other hand was the total opposite. he would pick fights for no...
    flxwrs flxwrs 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22

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