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I Dont Know What to Do With My Life

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    I genuinely don't know what to do

    or where to go from here.
    Dreamer248 Dreamer248 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    My goals can be summed up as: 1) write books

    worth reading, 2) travel, and 3) bring down the overarching insane industrialized monoculture before it brings us down with it. Because it's not sustainable and it will crash eventually. But I'm not ssure how to do any of that.
    Emeryael Emeryael 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    It is my experience that I will continue doing

    the same thing over and over. As miserable as it is I will never change. Im really just afraid life could be more miserable.
    oddnelly oddnelly 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 18, 2014

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    Do I Need To...?

    I really have no idea what I want to do with myself, and my life. I want to experience so many different parts about being alive. Being stuck in society has left me depressed and unfulfilled...I want to explore, adventure, and try so many new things. People expect you to know...
    Fernwolf Fernwolf 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    I am in college right now.

    My major U.S. Nursing. But I don't really think I would like nursing. I can't imagine myself messing with people all day. But I know that nursing is a good job income. I've been researching digital media. I really like doing things with my computer. I like editing vids and...
    Smelyalata97 Smelyalata97 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I'm 45 years old....and I STILL don't know what

    to do with my life. I once thought I had it figured out...I was married, had kids...was just going to grow old with that person. That didn't work out. Finally found someone else that I thought would be my forever...turned out he wasn't. So...right now...just raising my kids...
    RubyLane RubyLane 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I think it's normal though,

    you feel me? I guess it's one of those things you're suppose to figure out as you go. Otherwise it wouldn't be nearly as fun. Don't get me wrong, life can ******* suck. Still, I think part of the appeal of being alive is getting through those rough patches.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Since I was 10 I figured out my life.

    Like what job I want once I'm older, what collage I want to go to, etc. Now Idk anymore. I know I'm still young. It's just I'm missing that hope. I felt like I lost hope and I have no clue what to do next and I absolutely hate that. I did what God wanted me to do and now I'm...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F Jun 23

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    I don't have a future plan,

    and even if it did I don't think I would be so enthusiastic about it. Everyone seems ready for the future and can't wait for it to come sooner. But my only wish is for it to slow down. Why can't the world slow down... but most importantly why can't I catch up.
    LeviKururugi LeviKururugi 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 11

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    I am old and I don't know what I want to be.

    I am a Walmart employee. Kill me. Art is scary. ****.
    stephane28 stephane28 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    I just got done with high-school

    and I don't have any special skills and I have no idea what I want to do :(
    ihatemylife97 ihatemylife97 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I'm going to college this year with no major

    and I could'nt be more stressed about it. But how can I be expected to know anything at this age?? I don't even know what I want for breakfast let alone what I want to do for the rest of my life!! I've heard your major isn't always your career but I'm still terrified of making...
    DomoArigatox DomoArigatox 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    i don't know about the things i choose is what

    i want or not.and its not easy just wanting what u want to have wen there are people all around trying to make judgement on you,.especially if there are are people in your own family.i don't say i give a 100 percent at what i do but i try .yes my grades are kinda bad but doesn't...
    astrixx astrixx 18-21, M May 23

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    Im 17 years old. I practice gymnastics

    and i also do modeling. Im 6'12 tall. I had a bet with a 24 years old man who practice martial arts and he is very strong and has huge muscles. And he is 5'6 tall. I dont know how, but i defeated him in 30 out of 35 matches we had. Im flixible so he couldnt lock me and i could...
    emilythethe emilythethe 16-17, F Jul 18

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    Naniebananie Naniebananie 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I'm not doing terrible.

    . But overall I've just been going from job to better job. I have a year left before I get my BA in accounting.. While I currently work 2 jobs... But regardless of all the bullsht.. The truth is I STILL have no idea what I want to do with my life; and that terrifies me. Really...
    nicohan nicohan 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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    LeviKururugi LeviKururugi 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 13

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    im 16 years old. i do martial arts

    and modeling. i have black belt in 3 types of martial arts. im 1.80 tall. i met a nice 21 years old man who wanted me to teach him he is 1.65 tall.. so we meet like 3-4 times a week. he is very strong and has huge myscles, but of course- i always defeat him. sometimes after i...
    emilyleemilyle emilyleemilyle 16-17, F Aug 13

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    And it makes me like have no emotion.

    I am like a robot now. Flat really flat i fight with my mom,i cant feel no anger, im upset with my bro but i dont care anymore. I even dont have anybody to love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 8

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    I am lazy, unmotivated,

    and quite often (especially at night) sad. I never do anything but go to school and lay in bed. I need to find friends, I need to find a hobby, I need to find something! I often get sick of things really fast. Like if I meet a guy I have some sort of attraction to.. Almost the...
    Girlinthefloweredskirt Girlinthefloweredskirt 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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    I'm confused on what I should do in my life.

    Started college with nursing major but idk
    Smelyalata97 Smelyalata97 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I know I wanna be successful

    but don't know the first step to take to get where I wanna be, I keep working these dead end jobs and I feel like I'm heading nowhere
    gabbithagreat gabbithagreat 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    I'm going into my final year of secondary

    school next year and then I'll have to start filling out college applications and stuff but I have no idea what I want to do. I've told people I want to be a nurse but I don't know if I do. I really want to join the army but I'm not fit enough and the thought of being killed...
    abbiiee98 abbiiee98 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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    I am 27, was in a horrible car accident 7 years

    ago, all the friends I used to have stopped coming around after about a year. I have to live at my parents, for now, and I feel completely lost and alone... Does anyone understand?
    j2m3g j2m3g 26-30, M May 31

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    I thought I knew what I wanted to do

    but I ended up failing & now I feel like I have no purpose in life. I just don't know anymore... 😔
    TheQuietOne92 TheQuietOne92 22-25, F Jun 3

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    My purpose is to do great things

    for GOD in life. Love people, forgive, and die and be with The Lord. Before JESUS my purpose was temporal. If my purpose was for a boyfriend or whoever else, people die and people leave.
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2014

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    I thought long and hard about

    which thread to post this in. This one seems best. Okay I have a BA in English, mostly because it was the only subject I have really any aptitude or enjoyment in. I don't completely regret college, but increasingly it seems an archaic tradition, stuck several decades in the...
    Emeryael Emeryael 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Like... A few weeks ago I decided I didn't want

    to write anymore because it wasn't getting me anywhere. So now I don't have any inspiration or any drive and I don't know what to do. I want to be productive but all I do is play video games. I guess I just feel like all I could ever do was write stories, but that didn't work...
    cyndercrys cyndercrys 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Im 17 years old. I practice gymnastics

    and i also do modeling. Im 6'12 tall. I had a bet with a 24 years old man who practice martial arts and he is very strong and has huge muscles. And he is 5'6 tall. I dont know how, but i defeated him in 30 out of 35 matches we had. Im flixible so he couldnt lock me and i could...
    emilythethe emilythethe 16-17, F Jul 18

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    I feel as if I am just going in circles.

    My life seems meaningless.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 12

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    I graduated college 4 years ago.

    I had 2 job experience, and both of it is not even more than 5 months. I am not happy to it and keep on quitting. I am so bored in my life. I don't know why I feel this way...I feel like I am not contented on what I have and can't find happiness in what I am doing.. :(
    G0530 G0530 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2014

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    This has been a problem

    for quite some time now, im 19 years turnbung 20 on in a month, i should have a great life, my parents have money, i have friends, i dony see myself as ugly, and im smart, but still there is so much missing, i started smoking weed at age 13 i loved it and was hooked on the first...
    lifeaintshit lifeaintshit 18-21, M 1 Response May 11

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    it all feels so surreal can i just live in my

    head 4 rest of my days cause the world out there is quite freaky
    jazzg25 jazzg25 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    Life Seems Pointlessly Difficult

    first I wanted to be a farmer, then a programmer, then a scientist, then a construction worker, then a welder. From there... pipefitter, boilermaker, freelance pipewelder. Where did I end up? At some sweat shop where I get treated like crap and get crap for pay even though i...
    KoteRahl KoteRahl 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    im so confused with my life in general I feel

    like im trying to hold on but im slowly just falling off the tracks and slipping ? im just trying to figure out how to hold on and stay sane at the same time
    alexmorales123 alexmorales123 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I don't see a future

    for myself these days. I have so little to work with, financially, educationally, I have no real relationships, out of work and soon to be without a home. I'm at rock bottom, sure the only way is up, but given the circumstances I don't see myself getting that high any time soon...
    Vumsy Vumsy 22-25, M 1 Response May 11

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    Whats Wrong?

    whats wrong with my personality? whats wrong with my body? whats wrong with the way i answer the questions? whats wrong with not being sure what i want to do? whats wrong with wanting to do too much? whats wrong when i dont like one person but like everyone? whats wrong with the...
    fridaygurl fridaygurl 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    My dream has been to become a doctor in the

    future. In my country, doctor is one of those occupation that gets most income. Frankly speaking, I personally dont really give a damn about it yet my fam, especially my dad really really give a **** about it. Well, in my country too, theres this uni acceptance way w/o any test...
    Hsnanx Hsnanx 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    Lost With Life...

    I am a 21 year old college student, and i have yet to decide what I want to do with my life. I feel like I'm at a Standstill and I haven't even started moving yet. I think college is something I have to do in order to get a decent job. My parents and other family members are...
    OnLiiLoStoNe OnLiiLoStoNe 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    I'm lost. I'm tired of my job.

    What is there to do?
    pasttense pasttense 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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    My Thing Just Doesn't Exist

    Well actually, it's not entirely true that I don't know what to do with my life. I know precisely what I want to do, I want to help people, like actually, really help them, raise them out of the gutter, and make their pain go away. Like, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, heal...
    Angelwings7 Angelwings7 13-15, F 7 Responses Oct 2, 2011

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    so i just got a cell phone today,

    took me a while i know. and so i was playing around with it for a little bit, and i hate how the keyboard is so small. in short, i have no clue how to use it. and i have found out that playing with the box it came in is more fun than having the phone XD
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    xoMegan xoMegan 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    At the end of this year I'll only need two more

    credits to graduate... I have no idea what I want to do after school. I don't even know what to do now
    lycancrux lycancrux 16-17, F Aug 8

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    I Want to Taste the Breeze of Every Great City

    I dont know what to do with my life! I have attended college for the past 3 years and im no where near graduating. I have changed my major 3 times but I have no interest in any of my choices. I HATE college. I only go to make my parents happy and because I dont know what it is I...
    lolatango lolatango 22-25, F 26 Responses Jul 6, 2008

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