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I Feel I Have Wasted My Life

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    WillToonz WillToonz 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 31

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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...
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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 23 hrs ago

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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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    I have plenty of good things going for me but I don't take advantage of my situation. Instead of working hard I've lost motivation and now all I do is drink and get stoned all the...
    xPatrickB xPatrickB 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 27

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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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    Embrace what you fear in life, let go of what you hold too tight. Give what you have plenty of, and never take more than what you need. If it's too heavy to carry endure it, if it...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M Sep 1

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    Growing up to the age of about six i had a normal, mischievous life like most kids until the death of my father. He died at the age of 32 from a heart attack, well so im told by...
    AnonGuy2 AnonGuy2 18-21, M Aug 24

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    The Choices We Make: It's like this: It's not about just making changes in your life it's about making the right changes. I hear people saying all the time that they make changes...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M Sep 1

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    That's why I'm keeping this EP life to myself. I can speak my THOUGHTS and FEELINGS freely without worrying I would hurt their feelings.
    SummerChristmas SummerChristmas 36-40, F Aug 28

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    Sometimes life just presses down and I question whether one thing will be the action that changes my entire life. Will this cost me getting into college and will that cost me a job...
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Life is **** and long and long and ****
    Adilluminati Adilluminati 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    I can't say my life is bad. I have good times. But in the end I am going to die like any other person that went to school and had a job. I not saying I am a quitter, I fight for...
    Ddxcv98 Ddxcv98 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    All the times i feel like this :(
    EBestest EBestest 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Janine -hold me This is exactly how I feel right now :/
    yassbishh yassbishh 18-21, F Aug 28

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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 6 days ago

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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 Sep 2

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

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    Sometimes god puts us trough hell before we go to heaven.
    Manny570 Manny570 16-17, M Aug 23

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    Like doors that link halls that connect. No reward yet. Except pals. And no prison yet. Except in my head.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 26

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    Single mother with 2 teenage boys, succeeding with my career, killer workload without any family support or financial support from my ex husband and living in one of the most...
    jasminebear jasminebear 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 28

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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 3 days ago

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    Thanks ep your ******* stupid
    itsallok32 itsallok32 18-21, M Aug 31

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses 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 22 hrs ago

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    Sometimes it just get too much ... i'm extremly shy and introverted . I feel like my life is a complete mess . I know that there are a lot of people like me outside .But...
    btihal btihal 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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 4 days ago

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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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