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I Feel I Have Wasted My Life

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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

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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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Feb 20

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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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    I seriously have no life outside my so called life is consistent of eating, sleeping, internet, and binge watching movies and tv shows I pretty much sleep during the day and I'm...
    BabyDuchanne BabyDuchanne 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I literally have no life what so ever, I have been going through a tough time with depression latey and the only time I interact with people is on EP, when I was 17 I was in a real...
    Youmeansomething Youmeansomething 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    Who, pray tell, knows what that is from? You know if you had to google it or not... Its true when you have insomnia youre never really awake and never really asleep, time becomes...
    Meonfire Meonfire 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    There are a lot of things I want to do and want to be but most of the time you need some sort of an education. After I persuaded a girl with depression not to take her life and for...
    jolley2k jolley2k 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    Life is **** and long and long and ****
    Adilluminati Adilluminati 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    I am already 22 and still in college. Actually, I am now a sophomore however, 5 years ago, I was also a sophomore in college and up to now, I still haven't graduated. So what...
    trappedinmy trappedinmy 18-21, F Sep 18

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    I am boring haha I et up I go to work and I come home... plag abit of xbox try get people to talk on my social apps and sit here on EP for ab it before I go to bed and repeat. I...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Sep 6

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    I was just coming home from a wedding. I've never seen wedding like this way before. I saw the bride and groom looked at each others eyes, and I could tell that they were so happy...
    alifia alifia 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Definition: Contrary to what most people think, an introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert! Shyness has an element...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    I guess my dreams for the future were just false hopes that I set myself up for. I have nothing, no talent, and nothing worth showing. Why do I bother with anything, when all it...
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    My mat leave ends in December. We can't afford for me to not go back to work. We also can't afford childcare for our two children, especially since our youngest will only be eight...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    My disease takes up my whole life. Spending weeks at any time in hospital. For surgery or treatment to strengthen my bones. I was born to late. Had I been born a few years later...
    legendgirl legendgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I don't have many experiences.
    Paw123 Paw123 31-35, M Sep 12

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    Make someone's day today. Tell them you like their shoes, or their shirt. The smallest thing can make my day, along with everyone else.
    CaysenB12 CaysenB12 16-17, M Sep 18

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    there is no other kind. yawn
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Sep 23

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    I'd like to think so..... As wonderful and rich in experiences some of the people are on here I also like the 'real world' too.... There, I can chat with friends that I've known...
    SarahTheHooker SarahTheHooker 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    It's Saturday night, my sister got engaged and I went to the laundromat. Yep.
    Tealonly Tealonly 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I was listening to an old radio interview Chris Perez (he use to be the singer Selena's husband before she died.) I recently stumbled onto him so ive kinda been getting re...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    and it's taken over my entire life. When I read about others having the disorder, I shift from feeling comforted (when I am relating to their symptoms) to utter hopelessness...
    jasiilovely jasiilovely 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    You're victimising me with your malicious lies, Each word adds another cut to my horrendous looking thighs. Your endless torments have dragged me into the sea of isolation...
    MsTedious MsTedious 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    I really love this guy and I wish I could take him out of that country aka cage aka morocco, even though he is doing everything to get out of that place, I wish I could just grab...
    ThatSweetGirl93 ThatSweetGirl93 18-21, F Sep 17

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    September 8. Stopping Our Pain. "Some of my feelings have been stored so long they have freezer burn." —Beyond Codependency There are many sources of pain in our life. Those...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    The things that once brought me pleasure and comfort, feel like the obstacles keeping me from catalyzing my life into something worth living. I used to have laughs and good times...
    K3TTLE K3TTLE 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I'm not unhappy, but I'm not happy either. I don't want to kill myself, and I look forward to a potential future, but I just feel like my life won't turn out the way I want it to...
    minnielong minnielong 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    ever since ive had my abortion it has changed me for the worst. im not the same person as i use to be. my day to day life has different patterns of mood swings. ive gone from a...
    cjay89 cjay89 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I was recently diagnosed last month. I was devastated. I cried for days and I felt like my life was over. I haven't felt as bad but sometimes when I hear jokes in movies or how...
    inkedjess inkedjess 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have this tendency to create and look for trouble. Looking back on my life, I feel like I have nothing that inspirational to share. I mean, I lived too normally. I eat three...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I hate my family i cannot stand them i have a psychopath as a sister a dumb stupid woman as a mom an immature brat as a younger sister and mike i feel so mad around them. The...
    sophiejon sophiejon 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I really feel like my life has turn out for the better after that disastrous last semester. Flashback of last semester: Met a guy - have lots of fun - texting a lot with him...
    YongTauFoo YongTauFoo 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I am a nerd; I've been a nerd all my life. Well today I was telling one of my friends about my meh schedule at school 9-5 everyday. I was telling him while I don't have evening...
    janeastin janeastin 22-25 Sep 9

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    I'm just not sure what I'm feeling in my life anymore. I just want to shut everything down and escape from it without people chasing after me, trying to get me to do stuff, pay for...
    SailorMoon173 SailorMoon173 22-25, F Sep 15

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    I am almost eighteen now, and I have regrets so strong that they can kill. I am in love with someone I can't have, because ___ is put together, is ready to go to college. But I am...
    maurylight maurylight 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    im feeling tire dof life full of yuk insid eim so severly sdepressed i dont know what to do anymore im feeling angry i hate me i hate life i wanto cry im so lonely its to hard to...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F a week ago

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    It's hard to admit how you feel when you yourself can't work out how to describe it. It's like a darkness that suffocates you from the inside out. It's affecting everything in my...
    Anastasia19 Anastasia19 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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