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I Feel Guilty For Being Alive

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    It's so sad and sickening

    that we only get 1 life and almost everything of what the quality of that life will be comes from how we are born. I don't understand why i wasn't born as disabled, down syndrome, deformed, infertile or otherwise horribly non-privileged person and some people are, that thought...
    unknow1235 unknow1235 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 29, 2014

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    I Feel Guilty For Being Alive.

    It seems odd, an odd thing to feel guilty about, an odd feeling to have, but i have it. I feel guilty ever day I wake up.This guilt stems from a few different reasons and a mix of experiences (i think at least).My mom had me when she was very young, and even though she WANTED to...
    CassiFish CassiFish 18-21 2 Responses May 12, 2011

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    I've Carried Way Too Much Guilt In My Life

    I DO FEEL GUILTY THAT I EVER NEEDED A JOB, BOYFRIEND, THAT I NEEDED LOVE AT DIFFERENT TIMES AND LOST EVERY TIMEI FEEL GUILTY OVER MY EDUCATION IN A BIG WAY AND THAT HAS NEVER LEFT ME SINCE A CHILD... THE GUILT OVER DAYS MISSED AT SCHOOLFALLING BEHIND WORK AT SCHOOL AND HAVING TO...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    Dont Need Me

    ...Im worthless in my eyes...instead of helping my family i only cause problems...i feel like a burden to everyone...i dont know the reason of why i exist...because all i do is bring pain... ...I feel guilty of living...and i feel even more guilty for struggling to saty alive...
    ConLocura ConLocura 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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    This Is Going To Sound Weird....

    I have a very weird problem... if you could call it that... Pretty much every minute of the day... I feel guilty for having a good life... and because I feel this way, my life looks great from the outside, but inside I am suffering. People suffer all around the world everyday...
    Penny2009 Penny2009 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    My Dream Life

    i feel gulity for thinking this but here it goes. my dream life is to be treated like a baby. be daipered, be fead, be held, and everything eals a baby goes through. im very ashamed of this but its all still true. i have been feeling like this for awhile and i dont know why i...
    LelouchZero LelouchZero 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 31, 2009

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    I Feel Guilty For Existing

    I have a habit. A habit of apologizing over everything. I'm not the kind of guy who can say "**** it, **** the world, **** humanity" and live life without caring what other people think of me. I believe it's impossible to not care what others think of you because at the heart of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 30, 2012

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    Guilty For Living

    As far back as I can remember - guilt, shame, and fear have run my life completely. Guilt seems to hit me the hardest the majority of the time. I get feeling guilty about every single little thing..... It doesn't help having a family thatĀ has always usedĀ guilt as a form of...
    inhale123exhale inhale123exhale 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    I feel guilty for being alive.

    I feel guilty for being able to breath and walk and talk. I feel guilty for ruining my parents lives by being born. I wish they never met and got married, I wish they never had me. I feel so bad that they have to work to support me. They hate their lives so much. Today is their...
    sewshow sewshow 18-21 1 Response Aug 6, 2014

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