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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    The biggest most frustrating waste of time is a gym or physical exercise. Besides feeling gymtimidated and depriving yourself of almost 90% of the food you've eaten all your life...
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    Enough;s enough!!! I can't keep wasting time like this anymore I can't!
    Cloe89 Cloe89 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I feel like the universe is trying to tell me something. I'm 21 years old man. I have recently finished college. I feel like my life has no meaning to me. I'm very confident person...
    momolegend momolegend 18-21, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yeah so please be patient if I don't answer your messages right away.
    adriana0102 adriana0102 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I dobt regret my past i just regret the time i have wasted with the wrong people .
    desistories desistories 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    i value mother earth ,thats all!
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    My eldest is 11 years old and I have had to bathe my kids in rooibos tea cos anything would set off their skin. After years of trying everythign from the dermatologists, old...
    Ohanaloves Ohanaloves 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    Had someone of told me when I was 21 that I was going to be in an unhappy marriage and pregnant at the age of 26 I'd of told them to get checked into a mental hospital... I was...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm just so used to it but at the same time the jitteriness is what always gets me I'm always worried about things that probably don't even matter I just don't know why I even have...
    squiggled squiggled 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    1chuck2 1chuck2 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Last week I tested positive for HSV1 and HSV2. My ex-boyfriend let me know he had it for 15 years. I guess it was a parting gift. He dropped the knowledge on me the night we broke...
    annab01 annab01 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hey, I'm new here, I don't even know if I can create this topic correctly, so please excuse me if I don't. So, I've made lots of mistakes, lots of bad decisions which all led me to...
    pjosh343 pjosh343 16-17, M 8 Responses a week ago

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    What is a man? I don't mean in terms of biology because there are a lot of us out there who look like men but really aren't. On the outside we look all big and bad, some of us...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I found this wonderful app called Unstuck. I downloaded it on the Apple Store and I'm unsure if there is an Android version, but if you can download it - do so! It has really...
    littlelostfox littlelostfox 18-21, F Jun 27

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    I am wearing shoes that remind me of the Spice Girls, and that brings me back to childhood. It makes me think I may have grown up to be resemblant to someone I idolized in the best...
    Itekimasu Itekimasu 18-21, F Jun 26

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    I'm moved to Barrie I used I live in huntsville I cry every day I miss all my friends and I don't know what to do I feel like my life is going to start over but is it want it to I...
    bella2004444 bella2004444 13-15, F Jun 26

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    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M Jun 26

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    A lot of times I put a smile on my face because that is what I feel is expected of me. I dont know how to communicate any other feelings to anyone. Sometimes Im angry for no reason...
    haystack121 haystack121 18-21, F Jun 26

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    not good ..................
    vf702 vf702 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    We all do right;).........
    Treasure7 Treasure7 41-45, F Jun 25

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    I am a 14 year old boy living in Tennessee, I have been a very quiet, shy, and emotional person, these past few years I would stay locked in my room and never come out unless it...
    santana772 santana772 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    I recent found out I have herpes, my boyfriend went down on me with a cold sore, I'm a mother of 4 beautiful children I feel like my life is ruined, I've cried for the last 3 days...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 24

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    i try to count my blessings and not complain..because i know theres people that have it a lot worse. but i really just feel like..MY LIFE SUCKS! i go to a stressful job everyday...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 24

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    Whatever I'm given is never enough. I'm not talking monetarily or materialistic things. I'm talking about feelings and desires. I should be thankful but I always want more. Is it...
    HiddenGems HiddenGems 46-50, F Jun 23

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    Some days turn out better or worse than others – that’s a fact. But ultimately, the way we feel about our life and ourselves has the biggest impact on the outcome of each day...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 22

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    Every since my dad died, life had become so difficult. I have tried so hard to keep things together. It had been three years. But as days, months, and years past---- I feel like my...
    ayamesan16 ayamesan16 22-25, F Jun 22

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