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I Am Lost In Life

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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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    Where can I find someone

    who would motivate me? Teach me everything in life, give me some guidance.
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 13

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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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    Can anyone show me the way out,

    please? Because right now I feel so f**king lost...
    ItReallyDoesntMatterAnyMore ItReallyDoesntMatterAnyMore 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 Oct 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 don't really know what I'm doing anymore.

    I inherited money a few years back and it's been a huge enabler for a lot of my vices. I don't regret everything that's happened, but I don't really feel like I have any guidance. I don't need to work, or go to school, and it makes me feel worthless. I'm attempting to go school...
    will8285 will8285 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    yokittyx yokittyx 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 22

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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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    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 Response Oct 20

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    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 Oct 15

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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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    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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    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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    I slowly felt that cold depression fill up my

    chest, slowly intoxicating the rest of my body and mentality. I wish someone would just listen.
    solracsoul solracsoul 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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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 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 1 Response Mar 24

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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 Oct 19

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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...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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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 get myself into situations

    that I am unable to get myself out of..
    deleted deleted 26-30 a week ago

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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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    I've recently been diagnosed with bipolar

    disorder. It shouldn't be news; it clearly explains my life for the past 13 years since my late teens. But I never recognised it. I defined myself, the person I am/was, as a hard working, highly ambitious, impulsive person who suffered from periodic episodes of depression...
    stairway970 stairway970 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 22

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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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    Lost. Confused. I've been feeling really lost

    lately... Just really.... really.. directionless & confused about everything. I don't know whether it is just an instance in my life, or that my life is really just that pointless. Ever felt like you don't know where your life is heading? Ever felt like your life is just as...
    loveaddict101 loveaddict101 31-35, F 21 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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 16-17, M May 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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    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 Oct 18

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    what should be my move exactly

    when we face failures in life??
    yashwith yashwith 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 16

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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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    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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    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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    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 shop out of loneliness.

    Retail therapy is a quick fix, but no matter how cute those shoes are, how sexy that dress is, or how good that perfume smells, I'm still lonely and my problems are not solved.
    SirenaVonLee SirenaVonLee 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 21

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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 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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    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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