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I Don't Live to My Full Potential

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    to not more than .4% of my full potential. I have tried anything and everything. I never found my place. Looks like I am OUT OF THIS WORLD.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Jun 29, 2009

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    I Can Feel It...

    I just KNOW I'm capable of so much more in my life. I just feel like there is this "fog" about me or in my brain that isn't quite letting me just giver. I catch glimpses of what I feel I'm capable of every now and then, but it quickly goes away. It's like having a...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 7, 2009

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    Is This Really Who I Am?

    I have been gainfully employed for almost 30 years, with the same company.  I earn a decent salary, but I am not happy in my profession.  I understand in these hard economic times it would be really bad for me to leave my job, and to do what I really want to do. ...
    fruitopia fruitopia 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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    A Life On Hold

    I suppose I can't say that I have a life without any goals what-so-ever, because I do have a main long-term goal that I'm waiting for... With that goal, I'll be able to have short-term goals. I have no rights in my country so I pretty much always stay in my home. I go out only to...
    Fluxy Fluxy 22-25, F Feb 19, 2013

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    The Hopeless Homeless Unemployed College Grad And Her Achy Breaky Heart Pills

    People outside of my family despised me because I am so weird, as members of my family feel sorry for me. I am begining to resent this and truly want to tell these people to stop looking at me like a sad puppy dog and kick rocks. I suppose I would do the same thing myself. ...
    Entropy2010 Entropy2010 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 8, 2010

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    Oh Laziness

    I'm a fairly bright kid, always did pretty well in school and on tests and such. But I never ever work up to my full potential because I am so incredibly lazy. I pretty much only do what I absolutely need to get by. I need to get cattle prodded into action and put the full...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 19, 2008

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    I Don't Live Up to My Full Potential Either

    I once saw pictures on line of a 15 year old girl who got up every morning at 5:45 or 6:00 AM and spent two hours painting or writing poems. Over the course of a couple years, her art became very popular and her poems became an interest to the pubic. I learned Japaneese...
    Radiant Radiant 56-60, F 4 Responses Jun 25, 2007

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    I Did These Jobs In The Military, Why Doesn't That Count?

    Now I'm just an Army NCO with a degree in liberal arts and PTSD from my previous deployment thinking back on the big things I've done as a student and soldier. As a student I helped run 5 student organizations while maintaining a 4.0 average. I won an award for best new student...
    ubustud ubustud 22-25 1 Response Feb 23, 2012

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    Awakened, I Need to Be!

    I'm bidding the time of my AWAKENING. Yet, i need a catalyst. What's the catalyst??? is it another failure??? I cannot afford another one. I need a catalyst. Awakened, I need to be!
    galatea galatea 16-17, F Apr 16, 2008

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    Fear Of Failure

    All my life I have dealt with fear of failure, I have been afraid that if I was ever promoted in any job that I would not succeed but instead make a fool of myself. I have given up way to much in my life because of this fear. I am finally facing my fears and moving on with my...
    kidrockdreamer kidrockdreamer 36-40, M Jul 29, 2012

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    turtlesplash turtlesplash 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    Done Dreaming, This Soldier's Gonna Reach For It.

    I’m not going to do this anymore. I’m not going to sit in front of a computer or TV thinking about my future. I can do more than I’m doing right now; I can be more creative; I can be more influential; I can have more fun than I’m having in the military; I can take the...
    ubustud ubustud 22-25 Feb 24, 2012

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    To Be Honest.

    IM ON THE COMPUTER TOO MUCH, I NEED TO STOP THIS. I annoy myself doing this, I need to live lifeeeeeeeeeeee. (Too much twitter, really.) But still, I can't go on like this. Lol.
    littlethingsxx littlethingsxx 13-15 Feb 17, 2013

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    I Have It Easy

    i dont work....my husband takes care of that. i just clean house and take care of the kids. sure i tell my husband that i work just as hard as he does....but i dont. i mean, c'mon, how often am i on the computer. i could do a lot more with my time, and eventually i will. but...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2007

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    But What Can I Do

    NO ESCAPE FROM THEM I live up to less than half percent of what I am, and this is so very sad really - TO U ALL TOO. You all live up to 50%, 80%, or more of what you are , some even 100% - many in fact.  
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Nov 7, 2009

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    I don't consider what I do every day to be living but merely existing. I'll go through the motions and put the mask on to convince people I'm ok.
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    Let me clarify that it FEELS like I don't fit in anywhere, esp. right now in my life, but I know I fit in somewhere and have fit-in society in the past. I live in America, the most...
    relating2u79 relating2u79 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 31

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    "The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at anytime." - Mark Twain I don't fear death because you can't do much about it. Sure...
    makenap makenap 16-17, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's hard to answer the question "what's wrong" when nothing is right. I'm tired of trying, sick of crying, I know I've been smiling, but inside I'm dying. Maybe one day it will be...
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    10 Things You Never Realized You Should Be Thankful For: Thanksgiving is a great reminder to count your blessings. But don’t just be thankful for the “standard” blessings...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    To the God whom i thought i knew, We are an entire generation with the broken pieces of our religion scattered on the floor around us. We are the children who learned fake...
    Ellabella95 Ellabella95 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Basically it's a stress answering people. If I don't, it's for valid reasons. I just don't like to talk to people. Because it never goes well. 1: I can tell you are a sicko or a...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I'm in a new place and I'm making friends with people and foreigners from all over the place! But does anyone else find it hard to communicate with people who don't speak in your...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    What more lies will unravel? Why couldn't he just tell me to my face? I bet he wasn't working all of those weekends. I bet he wasn't falling asleep on me at 9 and even 8:30 at...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I am in pain..emotional pain..I feel lost and alone.. Yet I have a good hard working husband, and four beautiful healthy children, a house, cars, big back yard, a pool...etc.. Not...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    sometimes I feel lame whenever I talk to or hang out with my friends. Yes I drink, but only with a group of people, so I'm only a social drinker. yet other than that, I don't smoke...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    They tend to be loud, they have nothing sensible to say, they act or are stupid, they are selfish and self-centered, many of them don't have the sense to stay out from behind the...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I know my favorites. I know what I like. But I don't know who I wanna be or where I want to work at. I don't know who I want to be with if with anyone at all.
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I don't like labels. Why so we have to label everything? I don't know care if you're gay, straight, bisexual, transgender etc. if that's who you are, I totally and utterly respect...
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    When you face death in a situation that is not premeditated or self-actualized it is a much different experience than tendencies of suicide or a death wish caused by depression or...
    midniteinc midniteinc 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I have been this way for as long as I can remember. My life has only ever had snippets of definite direction. You might think I would be used to it by now, but no. There are times...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 3

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    I've been married for 13 years. My wife has put on weight since our last child (he is 11). Because of her weight and fitness we can not make love successfully. It's been probably...
    crossvilledavis crossvilledavis 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 10

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    My mother is a special woman. I don't mean that sarcastically surprisingly. She is special- she just also did the equivalent of killing me. She is an awkward, emotionally confused...
    Anaihsohs Anaihsohs 18-21, F Nov 11

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    I don't want to hear any more 'sorries' It doesn't make it better. I've come to realize, there is no way around this. You consistently hurt me just by simply being YOU......how...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 13 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I've learnt; Don't tell anyone in real life your problems... No one cares, and they wanna keep you in that place if you tell them. Unless they're a good person and want to see you...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I don't believe in divorce. So, my first marriage is most likely going to be my only marriage. But I am not going to get married until I am 46 or 49. Lmao
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Why? Why am i here? What purpose do i have? I'm useless. I've hurt people, made wrongs that can't be fixed. I know we all do that sometimes. But, i still feel empty... As i lay...
    white701 white701 18-21, M Nov 14

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    A little set up for you: I'm a 19 year old girl. Portuguese. Lived in England most of my life. Born in SA. Confident in my appearance. I write. I draw (at university, so it's legit...
    exulansis exulansis 18-21, F Nov 3

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    I can honestly say that I do not fear death - mainly because I had to confront my own mortality a number of times and have even been clinically dead more than once. When I was 21...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 5

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    Im 13 , a girl and bisexual . I've came out to a fee friends at school and i would come out to anyone at school that asked . Im only having troubles coming out to my family. I...
    Fallenangel220 Fallenangel220 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    But it is. Everyday I wake up I think about my past. I can't move forward mentally. My brain is so consumed with my past self (childhood). I experienced so many trials as a kid...
    forestchild forestchild 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    How do you know when something is a lost cause. How do you know when enough is enough and you should just walk away and not try anymore. I've been with someone for about 5 months...
    brokenpetal brokenpetal 26-30, F Oct 30

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    This experience has come about from a recent conversation I was having with someone on here. It started fairly late last night, so I didn't get a chance to respond. To his...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 31

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    I am 41 years old and my mother has come to see my 8 month old daughter and I have realized fully that I don't like my mother and am just tolerating her. I don't even know if I...
    Marigold408 Marigold408 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 1

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