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I Feel I Have Wasted My Life

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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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    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 1 Response Aug 27, 2012

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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 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

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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...
    4 Responses Jan 27, 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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    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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    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 9 Responses Jan 3, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Feb 20

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    Related Experiences

    It makes me sad to see how people live their lives being walked all over. How they force themselves over and over to try again to make something work. Even though in the back of...
    comfortdistortion comfortdistortion 18-21, F Apr 9

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    No matter how much I do in my life I have this overarching feeling that my life is passing me by. Its not like I don't do anything either. I'm really active in my life, I have good...
    John992 John992 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Maybe I should not complain? But I do feel like my life is on hold and I'm frustrated. My job is good and I have a good educational background; I'm thinking to get another master...
    viicky77 viicky77 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Swag swag swag. I have no life, I'm sure most people expect the least from me but one day my laziness, hunger, awkwardness and antisocial skills will come to use.. I mean they have...
    12blueunicorns 12blueunicorns 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I'm now 31. At age 8 my dad left our family and will never speak to me again. At 14 I started smoking weed and moved out of home to live with a guy that physically and emotionally...
    scookies scookies 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    I am addicted to social media, tv, alcohol, nicotine.. I can't keep a job. Idk what to do with my time to where I don't feel like it's being wasted. I am trying to be abstinent for...
    namelesssugarless namelesssugarless 26-30, M a week ago

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    I'm still young, I know, but I want to experience things, and at the place live now and such, I don't have that. I wish I could tell the full story, but I'm not gonna do it here...
    Jordioa18 Jordioa18 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I have read many many posts about lonliness here. many that just fail to make sense to me, why ? because of age and most likely because theres a sense of beauty from those that...
    Jad88 Jad88 56-60 1 Response Apr 5

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    THE HIGHWAY OF LIFE My life is like a countryside road one minute and a motorway the next! Sometimes going so so slow, bends and twists all the way! Then comes the irish potholes...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    I feel like this all the time, just waiting around hoping one day something will happen out of my life, I'm wanting to go in army hopefully by next year I will be in there making...
    charbarx charbarx 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I woke up this morning feeling sorry for myself. I wanted to cry endlessly and the thoughts of suicide continued to torment me. It feels that humans are like zombies. On autopilot...
    phufrog phufrog 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    It's insane. Everything is just happening all at once. On the other hand I feel betrayed because someone lied to me about something huge with my job. On another hand I feel nervous...
    shyguy38 shyguy38 18-21, M Mar 31

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    I hate the fact that my parents don't truly understand/accept where I want to go and be in life. It's holding me back from becoming who I want to be.
    unapologeticexpression unapologeticexpression 13-15, F Mar 31

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    Life is crazy anything can happen it's just weird to think when there are millions of outcomes to anything
    Enrique19 Enrique19 18-21, M Apr 8

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    My sister just graduated from law school and she's now moving out to start her review for bar exams, my other sister has a family of her own and is busy doing their thing, my...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Life is just too much to handle. It's so overwhelming. I don't even know who i am anymore or what's the purpose of living. I'm really scared for the future. I feel trapped & i have...
    lunarfaerie lunarfaerie 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I would like to just leave my entire life behind. I have the money to buy a one way ticket to any country and just enjoy the simplicity of life. I don't like being 19 and working 4...
    Azithor Azithor 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Haha I can relate to this a lot. I went through this for 6 months after highschool. (I am an old soul) I felt like I had to have it all figured out because I was 19. Still 19 but...
    flexforchange flexforchange 18-21, M Mar 31

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    I don't know where I stand religiously and I don't have anyone to talk to about it
    tesdahl tesdahl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Seven years. Does relationship length mean much? A twisted person in a lonely world is all I am. Everything I do is an act out of jealousy. I always screw up everything to a...
    Ecarie Ecarie 22-25, M Apr 5

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    i can predict what is gonna happen in my life basically coz there is no changing in my life ......go to uni alone eat alone ... i dont understand why my life sucks like hell...
    fatdude123 fatdude123 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    hi i am looking to talk to those who hate where they are in life
    sam9321 sam9321 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have been a single mother for most of my life. Three are grown and no longer share their lives with. My youngest is 17 and took off, claiming I will never see him again. Since I...
    TuesdayFlowers TuesdayFlowers 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This is a story about four people named;- SOMEBODY, EVERYBODY,ANYBODY AND NOBODY..... There was an important job to be done and EVERYBODY was sure that SOMEBODY would do it...
    vansai vansai 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I'm married but just fill like I'm not good enough for him or fill like nothing I do is right
    melissaheart68 melissaheart68 41-45, F Mar 25

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    "Many Times The 'Wrong' Train Took Me To The Right Place" P. Coelho
    domipl domipl 31-35, F Mar 26

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    I need to do something crazy!
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    She used to talk to me always, now I'm lucky if she cares enough to even let me know that she remembers I exist....
    Ecarie Ecarie 22-25, M Apr 5

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    Completely boring. Not satisfied with anything. Everything is just so repetitive to the point where my mind is going crazy. Honestly I'm finding it a struggle to be alive everyday...
    Yassmin Yassmin 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I think that there is too many people looking for relationships through this app/website, if you're looking for someone special, go to a bar/library/club/blind date. But honestly...
    Michaecera Michaecera 16-17, M Apr 5

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    Soo I'm back! I went out of state and now I'm back from my trip so your sexy asian chick is back c: did you miss me?
    ThisAsianLovesYou ThisAsianLovesYou 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    So today my boyfriend got really mad at me cuz I hung out with some guys the other day. Well a week ago he was with a bunch of other girls! Anyways. People were saying stuff and he...
    Pineapples7603 Pineapples7603 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I just lay on my bed. My only friends are food and the internet. My parents complainin, coz I do nothing. :(
    changemylonelyworld changemylonelyworld 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    My family was more involved with making people believe we lived some perfect or amazing life but reality...it was all a show. Now, in comparison to others experiences i had it...
    bandelt7 bandelt7 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have 13 and 18 year old daughter and a 19 year old son. I gave up my career to raise them. I feel like I have wasted my life! My oldest dropped out of college after only a few...
    lnrdale lnrdale 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    I had scabies for six months a year ago, I was so damn itchy but I didn't even know what scabies were so I just assumed eczema. Until my little sister started getting giant rashes...
    Purplesloths Purplesloths 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I really wish it was. It wouldn't have been long distance. You wouldn't have cheated on me, because I would've shamed you in public because of it. You wouldn't have gotten...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Too many times I find myself letting anxieties and fears control my thought patterns and actions. Into my 20s I had many factors that led me to believe that life was nothing but...
    simulatedexistence simulatedexistence 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I hate my life so, so much right now... This is the only consistent thing I have in my life right now... my total disdain for my life! I am in pain psychologically and I can't...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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