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I Am Lost In Life

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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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    Now that some of the most important people in

    my life are gone, I am wandering trying to find myself and see how much of who I am in this moment is truly me.
    achantal achantal 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    how to learn patience?

    recently my works were overloaded, i can't think straight and often mood swings.
    foodielovers foodielovers 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    My husband is thinking about leaving me

    for my youngest daughter s kindergarten teacher. He can t make up his mind. I really don t know how to act in this situation at all, just trying to survive...
    rafmagn rafmagn 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    I don't know what being happy means.

    I seem to have forgot it when he left . I forgot what it is to smile and your cheeks to hurt because of how amazingly painful it is cause you cant stop . I forgot what its like to get the butterflies simply because he passes by . I forgot what its like to stay up late at...
    WhenLifeGoesOn WhenLifeGoesOn 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 5

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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 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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    you nkow a big part of feeling lost is about

    looking for love cuz its like: You Are Looking For Love or Will Die Trying <3 Just a little advise <3
    DutchSmoKing DutchSmoKing 18-21, M Oct 12

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    How to get motivation?

    I'm changing the subject I'm learning soon, to be more on learning how to write than teach English and I wanted to know how to get a clear goal to it. What do you do to find what you want as a career? My professor looked down on me the last time I listened to her in class it's...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    In July I lost my 22 year old daughter to a car

    accident. Everything felt empty, and pointless. I work, I eat, I sleep, kind of. I tramp thru life like a numb soldier, doing what I must to survive, and attempt to be a part of life. I break, I cry, I get up, go to work, go to sleep..... And then there was him, someone I've...
    Frigginfantastic2 Frigginfantastic2 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 18 Responses Jun 5

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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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    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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    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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    I'm lost, completely lost.

    You're told to talk about it but no one really listens.
    HevNat HevNat 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    On the outside I seem to be the most normal 19

    year old college student. I live at home with my parents and siblings I attend college and I always have a smile on my face. But in reality I've been unemployed and looking for a job for 3 years. (I've always had a place to work at even if it was just volunteer work) I live...
    cookii cookii 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I'm 20 have a dead end call centre job

    which I hate I can't leave because I need the money to live and I'm just unhappy and don't know where to go on life anymore
    goldenWish goldenWish 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 6

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    getting lost more and more these day,

    go beyond any boundaries I ever experience que sera sera, the countdown has started. 3 last chance. if its gone. welcome to insanity. and the unknown force who will take you forever. remember, the unknown is you acquaintance. "I've been waiting for this."
    cascadesky cascadesky 18-21, F Sep 5

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    http://www.experienceproject.

    com/question-answer/Am-I-Crazy-If-These-Things-Started-Happening-To-Me:/3805231
    Experiencevisionary Experiencevisionary 13-15, M Sep 29

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    i feel like i messed up in my life.

    i should have just gone back to grad school, i feel, but at the time after i graduated from college i had no clue what i wanted to do after my computer science major that i no longer had interst in. im much older now and see my friends living succesfful lives, it makes me feel...
    blue951 blue951 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 24

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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 4 Responses Jul 24

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    Life is just a game for me.

    I choose to keep playing even though I know I'll lose, sometimes I cheat, sometimes I give up in the middle of the game and other times I simply lose. Well I'm just so tired of playing this game. I have no friends. With social media I see everybody posting pictures of them with...
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 14

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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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    Madame Bovary […] in the depths of her soul,

    she was waiting for something to happen. Like a sailor in distress, she kept scanning the solitude of her life with anxious eyes, straining to sight some far-off white sail in the mists of the horizon. She did not know how it would come to her, what wind would bring it to her...
    A1m1A A1m1A 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    Sometimes I have those moments

    when I stop & think what am I doing... Things seem to never change I feel stuck as if life has all the solutions to my problems right in front of me but I'm so blinded by my thoughts & my life... Sometimes it feels so often that I just want to give up not saying I'm suicidal or...
    isalis37 isalis37 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    "I'd like to get lost in the darkest corners of

    your mind". When I wrote her this line, I was lost, lost in life. One day you wake up and realise your life has past by and you haven't etched your mark in the pavement of the road you are walking on. Suddenly all you did seems irrelevant, insignificant, trivial, immaterial...
    Krist0f Krist0f 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 10

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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 18-21, M 2 Responses May 8

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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 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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    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 7 Responses Mar 31

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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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    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    Everyday the world seems to get more monochrome.

    I can't seem to see colours or any positives anymore. I feel only darkness is in my future. I sometimes wish that I didn't have my partner as I could just end it all without leaving someone devastated. I feel so alone.
    GlumCandy GlumCandy 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 6

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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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    what should be my move exactly

    when we face failures in life??
    yashwith yashwith 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Usually people would take that

    as if I'm depressed. But I am not...I'm just lost. 21 years old having no clue what I wanna do with my life. There hasn't passed one day without me thinking about it. I am just freaking out if I'm gonna be stuck like this for the rest of my life.
    ep2610 ep2610 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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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

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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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    I've been married for 20yrs kids just about

    grown up. I take care of everyone hand and foot. My husband works a lot but never makes plans it always me. We have not been intimate in months this has gone on for yrs. I take care of myself to look and smell nice and it gos unnoticed. He agreegues in front of the kids and...
    kyle05 kyle05 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I have come to learn

    that in life nothing is guaranteed you are really not entitled to anything in life whatsoever! Not love respect honesty trusts forgiveness care nothing at all. You can only set standards rules obligations for yourself you don't dictate whether or not someone else treats you...
    Authentic921 Authentic921 26-30, M 5 days ago

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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 3 Responses Jul 3

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    There's really more than I can explain to my

    story; some may think my story is no where near as much of a struggle as theirs. I guess a summary would suffice: I turned 21 a month ago. I have been battling with severe depression and anxiety since I was 16. At 16 I attempted suicide and was in the hospital for a week. I...
    caringformyself caringformyself 18-21 1 Response Sep 5

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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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    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 4 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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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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    Societies ****** me up

    so badly, that anything I want to do that doesn't include a cap and gown, a degree, a title, a perfect life, makes me feel like ****. As I walk down the halls of my college and look at it all and think, I'm leaving this place, empty handed. These won't be my lab rooms, my...
    Cece4 Cece4 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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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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    I feel like I am surrounded by people with a

    plan for their futures and happy with the direction they are headed while I am unsure what I am doing. I've been told go to college and yadda yadda tried that and didn't get into a university and hated community college and dropped out because I was miserable. I got a job at...
    steelers7fan steelers7fan 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I hear everyone around me talk about the "

    right" way to live life. I feel like I'm standing still while everyone is hustling by. Graduation, moving, marriage, children, jobs. It's not that I'm not working towards those things, I am. I am in a committed relationship, concluding my undergrad, and have plans on doing...
    Mang0Tree Mang0Tree 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I feel sad..totally .

    .. I have not enough strength to type online.. I hope I can find a good path to live a life That is it **** this world !
    Farmerwork Farmerwork 22-25, F 1 day ago

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