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I Feel I Have Wasted My Life

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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 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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    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 11 Responses Jan 3, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Feb 5

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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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    It feels like I have wasted my life.

    I sometimes think that I am worthless.
    Asereht Asereht 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 6

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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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    Been there and done this! I have wasted my time on some men. I do not get angry with myself! I just pick-up and move on! If I am seeking in a pile of rocks for a jewel I do not...
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    I am tired with my family not accepting me as a gamer, an atheist and a feminist. They keep criticizing me for not living in the real world, say games are for kids and teenagers...
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    I feel like my life is a curse. Everything I put my hands into tend to have a miserable end. I have always worked hard but never go far in life. And the inability to be more...
    Nat2138 Nat2138 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    i'm in the best years of my life, and I have done nothing i'm proud of, and feel like I'm going nowhere.
    TheCroissant TheCroissant 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I'm going to be turning 19 in a little over a month and I feel like I have nothing in my life worth being proud of. I have no friends here, I haven't had a single healthy/happy...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 13 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ahhh! !! What a boring crappy night 😂 - it's 10:30 pm and I have nothing to do but Stare at myself in the mirror. Lol
    sunshineh13 sunshineh13 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It was about a year ago that i burned myself on purpose. I didnt know it'd be a year later that my skin would be covered in scars. in that whole year i still felt the same except i...
    ohlordimamess ohlordimamess 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    20 yrs and a bit of money to show for it. Not too much else. Lets hope the next 20, shall I exist for that long, are better.
    Nickf20 Nickf20 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I'm in love and it's the best damn feeling ever. Not only is she exactly my type, very pretty and has a great personality, but I know she wants me as much as I want her. Knowing...
    JaySmith9999 JaySmith9999 16-17, M Aug 18

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    It doesn't matter anyway because I'm like a walking dead. EP is my thoughts and my life outside of it is nothing but a rotten corpse.
    catacomb catacomb 66-70 1 Response Aug 18

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    I hate when people say "tell me about yourself"...I'm always like "uhhh... I breathe"...fml
    leadmenot leadmenot 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    don't know how to make friends. i need friends to live. i want friends. i want a boyfriend but i feel lost. don't know where to start where to go to find friends...i am tired...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 16

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    i have all sorts of feelings today ..i just want to block out the world for a while..im feeling tired of life..im feeling really down..im feeling cant be bothered doing anything...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Aug 16

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    Have you ever woken up one day and realize that your life is nothing like what you expected it to be. You realize that you actually hate your job. Mostly because of the people you...
    Kriekki Kriekki 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    My whole childhood is built on drugs, mothering my sister, being the one to make sure everything's okay, and being the strong one. Memories of my childhood aren't all bad. I have...
    Flower124 Flower124 18-21 Aug 16

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    I'm 21 years old, and I've been living this double life since I was 14. I have reached a point in my life were I feel like my life has no meaning. People think i have the perfect...
    kdaa kdaa 18-21, M Aug 15

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    Just because someone wants to fix something for you does not mean you should allow them the chance to. I have wasted a week on a repair and still need to bring in professional...
    IPleadthe5th IPleadthe5th 41-45 4 Responses Aug 15

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    Like it or not, when Adam and Eve sinned in the beginning, that is when sin entered into the world. It's not like God didn't know that would happen or what was going on. He did. He...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I don't really know what I'd say about now accept I feel no motivation whatsoever. I feel that my life has become something I can't relate to anymore. It's like it's a life, but I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 14

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    I maintain a collection of notes and letters to myself; i add to this when I am very emotional as a way to stay calm. A few months after a painful breakup from a 7 year...
    yoyomanlol yoyomanlol 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    Too tired to think . .………
    mozaq mozaq 16-17, F Aug 14

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    First post...not the most happy way to start it off, but meh :) here goes: Just a little throw out to start building things back up. Long story short: - Only child - adult...
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