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I Feel I Have Wasted My Life

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    I am 30 years old. Plain

    and simple, I've wasted the life God gave me. There are years of my life that are just a blur due to my frequent marijuana use. I have many regrets and given a do-over would do things completely differently. My brother is in high school and he is an example of the person I want...
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 5

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    It feels like I have wasted my life.

    I sometimes think that I am worthless.
    Asereht Asereht 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 6

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    Soon to Be 55

    On thursday I will be 55. I have hardly anything to show for it.I'm divorced. I have a son who I have not heard or seen in over 5 years, he is somewhere in Texas. I am a recovering alcoholic (15mths) I feel lonely a lot. I live in a small studio apartment and work 5 days a...
    MontanaJohn MontanaJohn 51-55 10 Responses Jan 3, 2009

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    The Day In My Shoes

    I am 25 yrs old , I began my early teen with lot of promise and hope , did well in most of my activities a good student, a loving boyfriend ,a loyal friend decent son. Life took a sudden turn when I decided to move to for Australia for studies, I had to break-up with my love...
    mel28 mel28 22-25 3 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    I am a Software Engineer

    and make a lot of money. Still, i feel this emptiness in my life. I was an amazing athlete, quizzard, public speaker in school but was forced to study engineering. I constantly feel i am stuck in the wrong career and i feel i can do so much more and could've done much more with...
    Kratozzz Kratozzz 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 4, 2014

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    I Did Everything Right... And Yet I Wasted My Life

    All of my life, I wanted to be a professional scholar, an academic, an intellectual. I didn't want to go to school just to get a job, or to "sell out" for the money, but instead I wanted to be cultured, authentic. Well, after many years - and much student loan debt - I finally...
    6 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    Wasted Time

    I have been an unhappy soul 95% of my life. I can't seem to get my act together.... I hated primary school, & felt uncared for by teachers. In Secondary school I wasn't bullied as such but was unhappy & not especially popular. my home life during my teenage years was mostly...
    seanyseanysean seanyseanysean 46-50 1 Response Aug 9, 2012

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    I feel so bad as I am a Doctor

    and not able to practice medicine because I moved to US and now I have to search for another job that I don't have any expertise on. Beside losing all these years, also I have to lose my social level and to work with minimum wage. How awful is to have good life and to lose it...
    kokogogo kokogogo 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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    I am 19 and i think i basically lost my mind.

    I've always been a sort of weird kid, but in a cool way. Growing up I could find happiness in anything and I could connect with pretty much anyone. For some reason I have always been very nervous about getting close to a girl so i never had a 'true' girlfriend. Once i got to...
    alla420 alla420 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 20, 2014

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    Wasting My Life Day By Day

    I purposely went to sleep late last night because I knew that I had nothing to get up for. I got out of bed at 11:00 hating myself. Why am I wasting my time, day, life. But on the other hand, I have no normal job. I am feeling depressed. But I dont want to waste my life even...
    sufferingmypaininsilence sufferingmypaininsilence 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    Wasted Four Years

    Hey all, Im an ex-student, honestly saying i didnt do anything after my high school. I went to school but got no degree, while i studied on a-levels before, Did not chill out nor had fun. The only thing i did was sitting in my chair the entire day.. Now i got kicked out of my...
    singh91 singh91 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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    I have two licenses but unemployable.

    I got fired in my high paying job and now I am feeling so low. I want to forge ahead again but I feel such a loser. God, I am just too sad for everything
    shobelyn shobelyn 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    Waste Of A Mensa Iq

    I am a 36 year old Public Defender. I make well over 100k. I have a wife and a kid. I get six weeks vacation a year. And I would give it all up (except my children) to be 18 again. College and law school are worthy endeavors, but I should have joined the military. I should have...
    Scubafrog Scubafrog 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

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    I Actually Have Wasted My Life...

    I am 37 years old and I have wasted my life.  I have always lived with my parents, I have had very few jobs outside of our family business, Ive never been married and have had no serious relationships... I dropped out of highschool because of some serious social phobias, and of...
    knowbuddy knowbuddy 36-40, M 11 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    18

    And I have never had a job. I still dont have my driver's license. I've never had a boyfriend. Those are just some of the things that a typical 18 year old would have already experienced that I havent experienced because I constantly live in fear and worry. I have so many...
    nitid nitid 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    What do I do? What should I be doing? For almost a year I've done absolutely nothing to improve my life. After my old life collapsed all I've done was repair the basic package, I...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 26-30, M 1 Response May 21

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    In 5th grade my parents announced that there getting a divorce, 6th grade my mom moved out and my dog died, 7th grade some friends abandoned me to be "popular", I was thinking of...
    jehaman jehaman 13-15, M a week ago

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    As I get older, it doesn't seem like it'll get better, I mean truly better. I feel as if I've missed out on my youth, not to mention my struggles in my personal and professional...
    RealLifePerson RealLifePerson 26-30, M 1 Response May 22

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    Philosophy Ruined My Life.. My search for inner peace suddenly took a horrible turn for the worse 3 years ago. Combined with my obsessive thinking, and dissociation, I have...
    lauhi lauhi 26-30, M 1 Response May 22

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    Family is the biggest gift and the highest burden. My mum keeps me from committing suicide, as long as she's around I don't think I'd ever get selfish enough to do it. I won't do...
    Abbienobody Abbienobody 18-21 4 days ago

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    Hi, I'm a 14 year old female. I don't know why but I have a tendency to mess things up. About 3 months ago one of my close friends instagram account was hacked. The hacker posted...
    polutedmind polutedmind 13-15, F May 3

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    I just feel overwhelmed... I'm looking for a job... Kind of half-assing it, because I'm uncertain of where I want to live and I'm not confident in my education or my abilities...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 3 Responses May 7

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    There is why to much going on right now. I feel like I'm drowning.
    tgwwtl16 tgwwtl16 22-25, F 2 Responses May 7

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    I look around my house and it's a mess. I do my best to do as much as I can to clean it, but with 3 kids, one of them an infant, I can't get very much done. What little I can...
    bananafrenchtoast bananafrenchtoast 26-30, F 1 Response May 20

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    I keep my life simple by keeping people at bay. It's so hard to move forward when you have everyone around you trying to knock you back. I can't speak freely, I can't act freely...
    noodle425 noodle425 26-30, F 1 Response May 18

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    Years of pain, years of examinations, no answers except.... "go see this guy" of I was a little more selfish is be suicidal, but I have family that it would destroy.
    Christinamarie3095 Christinamarie3095 41-45, T 2 Responses May 19

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    Well, I've decided that at 3:00EST I'm going to be permenantly shutting my phone off so I can go out and experience life more. Goodbye everyone.
    sentimentalguy sentimentalguy 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I have my period cramps And it won't let me go to bed And it's too late to sleep I have to face finding a job right now I hate working Damn
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 4

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    Sorry I didn't post in a while I was really busy and school has been crazy and I have 7 projects due next week :( and finals are coming up. I am in 8th grade I am so scared about...
    alexlovesfashion alexlovesfashion 13-15, F May 9

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    Plans crashed, heart broken, no future expectations. The "black dog" got so big that I can't deal with it anymore, my pain is unsupportable, I want to end my pain forever, and my...
    HenriqueROG HenriqueROG 18-21, M 1 Response May 22

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    I moved from a home I lived in for 13 years... It's the house that built me. It's so sad to see that I'm gone from it.
    calebcswen calebcswen 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    Like I know I'm not ugly but a lot of other girls are more confident and assertive than me it's hard to stand my ground in a lot of situations and that's why sometimes I struggle...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 5

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    Happy mom's day to me, doing laundry. Kids went out and he's doing his usual. Sure sounds nice but it's an every day Sunday.
    RoughDiamond17 RoughDiamond17 36-40, F 1 Response May 10

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    When things are going good I'm probably not going to get in here, or anywhere digital for that matter. I'll be busy crafting, baking, canning, cooking or enjoying all the nature...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F May 11

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    And... I'm gone
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 21

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    But cannot help peeking in from time to time. Old habits die hard yeah...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 22

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    I love the Sunday family time after church. Late lunch and a movie later!
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 4 Responses May 24

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    Well, I've had my fun for the day. Goodbye my fellow EP hooligans! And to the women asking for Bill's personal contact information, please stop.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel I wasted my best years in dead end relationships instead of sticking with college and pursuing my passions. Im 41 have two girls and have been in and out of college for...
    TMQuin TMQuin 41-45, F 1 Response May 26

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    It was towards the end of last summer when the most amazing thing happened to me. Of course I know the exact day. It was Aug 3. I had been on my own for some time- Feb of 2012 to...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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