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I Feel I Have Wasted My Life

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    There's really nothing special about it. I mean I go out once in a while. I make plans with my friends. But everytime I look on Instagram or Facebook everyone looks like there...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Hey i have no life I never graduated, never had a prom, never had some cute love story happen in my life, even though i have my true love... we never had a nice cute story though...
    beckybecks224 beckybecks224 18-21, F Dec 26, 2014

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    I would love to have a life.. I get up at 5am, go babysit and then come home and usually listen to music until its time for dinner and then I eat and then I fall asleep and wake...
    Louder4life Louder4life 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I am 27 yrs old and I don't feel like it. I still live in my parents' house (haven't lived anywhere else, nor can I afford to). I'm still in community college trying to get my AAS...
    lamalbelle lamalbelle 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I really have nothing to show for myself. I just quit my job due to medical issues, & I took a "break" from college 2 years ago. I want to go back, but it's so expensive, & I don...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I've been going down this roller coastal for days now, I can't think straight, let alone keep a conversation going without me loosing interest. Even if it's important or with...
    TexasGypsyMommy TexasGypsyMommy 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I keep thinking something drastic is going to happen and shake my life up for the better. **** that, I am tired of waiting If I want an interesting life I'm going to have to make...
    lolznewaccountio lolznewaccountio 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I know I'm a little young to feel this way but typing this may help me. First of all, I didn't care when I was little so as of now I weigh like 225... And I'm too lazy to do...
    MonkeyGirl0909 MonkeyGirl0909 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I graduated college at the age of 25. I have no job, no social life, friends don't like hanging with me, my family sees me as a huge liability and merely someone who cooks for them...
    lotstodeal lotstodeal 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Just finished high school failed actually. Barely any friends , sick mother and grandfather. No idea what to do with my life . Live in a small town don't have a job. Spend my days...
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Honestly, from 2011 to present, my life has been one continuous cycle of pain, failure, and worthlessness. To whit: 2011 • Flunked VCE exams, with 28% being the lowest, and 48...
    Trogdor7620 Trogdor7620 18-21 1 Response Jan 11

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    Someone can appear to be so full of life and happy. They can have everything going for them and then out of nowhere can just be GONE, forever. I woke up this morning and they didn...
    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F a week ago

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    I am so bored with life. I am tired of my job and my lifestyle. I can't wait to pack everything up and move to the beach. I want a new start and a new life. Honestly I just want to...
    Lynnxxoxx Lynnxxoxx 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Im so down at the mo!! not seen my daughter for over 5 years work hard 6days aweek for what!!! don't hardly see anybody anymore! not had a serious relationship for years just feel...
    discoturbo discoturbo 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    yep, same routine same places same people same me... like I meet people they ask how is my life, what's new? I just say the same...
    vasinas vasinas 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    i don't really do much. i go to school, go to work, do homework and repeat. i feel like i haven't been living my teenage years to the fullest and I'm running out of time. does...
    madiek madiek 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Ever feel you are a hamster on one of those little wheels in their cage? Round and round and round you go.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 9

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    Ok so I'm a single father, even though my ex has full custody I usually have her more often then not. I'm just exhausted between work, school, and my young daughter I just feel...
    Kwreka89 Kwreka89 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I feel the same. I guess it's because I don't have real friends to share it with or even a family. :(
    t3rriv t3rriv 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I have times when I feel like this. I hate it so much so I force myself to get busy.
    lunazteca lunazteca 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Message me anything expect hi, hello, greeting, how are you, not even in another language. People who are teenagers have to add me first because for some reason my chat privacy...
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I have a decision to make that will permanently alter the life of someone I care deeply for and my life, as well. It doesn't matter what I decide, the impact will be huge. I'm...
    peachykeen1515 peachykeen1515 22-25, F Jan 3

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    My life is my message. ~Gandhi~
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F Jan 8

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    I am just posting nonstop because I am bored, and I don't even have any friends on here yet. FML
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M Jan 1

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    true. it is the truth. i would like to throw all the people n situations into the garbage n start a new
    thejoyprovider thejoyprovider 26-30, M Jan 6

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    So many empty years.......
    Intotheunknown Intotheunknown 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Going back to boarding school for a second year only to get tortured by the staff members and stalked by negative people. The third I was just looking forward to going back home...
    FoxFan64 FoxFan64 13-15, M Jan 11

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    I tend to waste so much time on idiot guys who are so damn needy! I hate needy guys... So today I took it upon myself to go out and enjoy my day at the beach and splurge myself. I...
    TexasGypsyMommy TexasGypsyMommy 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    after the same daily routine you get a bit bores don't you? wishing you could do something different even if its just every once in awhile..
    classylips classylips 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    same day in the same room with same people....it's freaking me
    halyona halyona 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    well in away no and in away yes but i am random at times for what i want to do. i like to be open to all types of fun
    sharichi sharichi 22-25, M Dec 30, 2014

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    Sleep read listen to music talk to people sleep repeat.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    It certainly ain't that's for sure. Just look at the competition for jobs these days. :(
    NotgoingsoloAus NotgoingsoloAus 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    its probably not.. not that I care lol
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014