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I Am Lost In Life

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    I feel like I am a sailor

    who started out with a distinct and direct course to where he wanted to go. But is now lost at sea and has totally forgot what his original destination was. I have no purpose as of right now. I'm merely going through the motions. My days are very similar almost painfully so. Yet...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    I find that I have so many things going on

    and I constantly tell myself I want someone there but when someone offers to listen I won't talk. When I write I guess its better than talking because I know no one is going to respond. It seems as if I write and kinda get over it no need to really over analyze anything. And...
    palomaflys palomaflys 16-17, F 3 days ago

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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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      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 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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    My wife of 15 years put a bogus pfa on me last

    week. I'm filing for divorce and custody of my 3 little children. Never saw it coming. Any advice?
    mm0099 mm0099 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 2

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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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    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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    "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 Nov 9

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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 could lay in my bed a be lost

    for hours. I am simple paralyzed by my imagination By my reality. And although I wish I could stay where I'm at. I wake up to see tomorrow And I must walk upon the sunshine To wake up my spirit And my day Lord oh lord bring me up To that glory called happiness Take me higher to...
    solracsoul solracsoul 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    I keep blaming myself

    for why my best friendship is over. I leaned on the guy so much that he couldn't handle it anymore. I am such an lousy person for being so dependent on him. I can't stop blaming myself. And I tried so hard to apologize and make it right and that made it worse. I just am so down...
    JH4K JH4K 22-25, M Nov 11

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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 3 Responses Oct 27

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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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    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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    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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    😔feeling down. Life sucks

    when you not pretty😕
    yokittyx yokittyx 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    I've lost in my past

    and my future I can't think and make decision
    mahdirj mahdirj 18-21, M Nov 4

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    I see everything bad

    and going badly
    Unknown1456 Unknown1456 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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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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    Can anyone show me the way out,

    please? Because right now I feel so f**king lost...
    ItReallyDoesntMatterAnyMore ItReallyDoesntMatterAnyMore 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 27

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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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    fathom77 fathom77 26-30, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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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 2 Responses Oct 30

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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 3 Responses Mar 3

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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 6 Responses Mar 31

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    I spend over 2 hours laying on my bed ,

    listening music and play games ONLY !even i have alot of work.
    ebtehal ebtehal 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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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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    My problem that iam dont have problems ,

    i fell like i liveing boreing life no experience , no problems that i can think and solve it and nothing new in my life.
    ebtehal ebtehal 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    I need help but everyone I ask

    for help from act as if it don't matter that I am in pain in the verge of a mental breakdown.
    leaf90McC leaf90McC 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 9

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    Why is it that I strive to make everyone around

    me happy, yet nothing ever seems enough? My husband is my rock and will do anything for me yet he's the one I treat like ****? I love him dearly but I just seem to take outta angst on him. The more angst I give him the more lovable he is towards me? I guess it's some kind of...
    NihilImpetus NihilImpetus 31-35, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    Life is so not fair !

    !!!! It's not fair not fair not fair
    onelovv1life onelovv1life 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 9

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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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    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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    yokittyx yokittyx 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 2

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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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    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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    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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    OK so here is my story: Birth:i was born some

    amount of months early, i had a thing on the side of my eye and the doctors ripped it off so i have a scar there,heart was failing so i had surgery there on my side,indocin is a medicine that i am allergic to so i was given that and that is how i have a scar on my stomach. After...
    hiroyukikun1 hiroyukikun1 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 13

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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 am so lost.... I don't know what to do,

    idk where I'm going... I'm not happy. Nothing is making me happy anymore. I can't figure out what I want. I know what I want, I just can't get it. I feel like God has given up on me. Honestly, I just want to kill myself. I feel like I have nothing to live for anymore, no purpose...
    Shanyyyy18 Shanyyyy18 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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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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    Sometimes I get myself into situations

    that I am unable to get myself out of..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 24

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    Not quite sure what I'm doing

    or why. I guess that's just life.
    camfr camfr 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 9

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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 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 should be happy with my life

    but i dont know anymore
    sinister00 sinister00 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Certainly compared to everyone else

    who appear to have their **** together. I try and possibly do to an extent, but I'm still not reaping the benefits. :(
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I sit and wonder how everyone’s

    lives seem to be so perfect. I look upon the pictures of facebook friends and see the smiling bright faces, with eyes and a glint of excitement staring back at me, insinuating why I am not so happy, and why I feel I have always had this cascade of dark fog falling at my sides...
    EtherealAmethyst EtherealAmethyst 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    Ever felt your life was in a rut?

    A standstill? I do. Watching everyone around me go on with their lives and here I am, studying a course I'm not sure I want anymore, watching everyone excel at their own game while I can't even find mine. I don't know what to think anymore, I feel like I don't know what to do...
    LeoNyxus LeoNyxus 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 9

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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