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I Feel I Have Wasted My Life

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    It feels like I have wasted my life.

    I sometimes think that I am worthless.
    mabuhayka mabuhayka 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2015

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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 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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    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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    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 11 Responses Jan 3, 2009

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    I think this group may be the best place to write about this crush that I've been having for what feels like an eternity. And this post will be long and very detailed, so please...
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    I really feel like I'm at breaking point in my life right now. I have fu€ked my life to the point of no return. You would think at the age of 32 society would of expected me to...
    32forever2016 32forever2016 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    I've never really had a relevant way of talking about what happens with my family. I have been living away from home for 3 years now. It's only now that I've been back for 2...
    arj90 arj90 22-25, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I have to share an encounter that happened yesterday. It was a "moment" that will stay with me until I take my last breath. There is a little boy I know who has not had a lot of...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    It's been one year since I was a drug addict yet the thoughts, feelings of guilt, feelings of feeling ashamed, feelings of regret still linger. Although today I am 100% clean and...
    neurokitty99 neurokitty99 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Okay, so to post the whole story would be insanely long so I'm going to shorten it for you keeping all the important bits! My partner and I have been together now for almost two...
    sallyrhiannon sallyrhiannon 22-25, F 17 hrs ago

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    I have no time to do anything and I am constantly with the same people
    maraknm maraknm 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    A lot of the time yeah :/ I mean I have fun talking to people but it feels like I do the same thing over and over. I need some excitement in my life!
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    That one phrase that always got used when I brought up how controlling she was: "Would you rather not have anyone to love and take care of you, like I did? You should be thankful...
    eristwhile eristwhile 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Need to learn how to close the door on a toxic "relationship". Use to think he was my "soul mate" and we just had bad timing but am coming to realize he just comes into my life to...
    3xafool 3xafool 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I go to class come home, wake up the next morning go to class and come back home and on the weekends work it's the same routine! I need something different in my life. I need to...
    GabbyWoodBerry GabbyWoodBerry 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am not a small kid or a teenager. so why the hell am I behaving like that. I am a mature independent girl. I have my own life. my own dreams. my career. my family. I still have...
    April2016 April2016 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Yes so boring, I have just shaved my testicles....but why tell you that !!!!!
    Scentedpathways Scentedpathways 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    Friday I'm sleeping over his house with our son. our son is excited to have a sleep over with his sisters. I'm looking foward to being in bed with my ex and cuddle. I'm not...
    smashmouth4eva smashmouth4eva 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It really is boring. I don't get out much, nor do my friends, and a majority of the time I'm asleep.
    FromAntoinette FromAntoinette 22-25 2 days ago

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    plz . I want to kill myself. my life is very boring.my friends are so boring and stupid. I wish if I can get better friends
    hisham98 hisham98 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I DO knowww it is boring /:
    GummiBr GummiBr 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    To all those that are getting upset with me for not replying immediately to your messages:- 1. I work. During the day my job is my first priority. I will get back to you when I can...
    nautyjade nautyjade 18-21, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    Boring and sad... :( all I do is frown
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Not necessarily my life but myself, I feel like I'm such a boring person, I'm not sure what I'm going to do about that or how to fix it though, how does one go about thinking they...
    Fred363 Fred363 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Trapped in dissociative ville. For the past 2 years now ive been taking pretty regular trips to dissociative ville. Its honestly the worst place to go to, and you really do feel...
    xseventyXsevenx xseventyXsevenx 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I thought I would take a nap since I didn't sleep much last night Im almost asleep and feel empty. My dad is dead. No one seems to care. It's like his life never was. Like he...
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    In days like these, I feel like my life makes no sense at all...
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hi there. My name is Bulim-- wait nope. My name is Larkin and I was diagnosed with Bulimia halfway through my sophomore year of high school. I bet you're wondering about the second...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I got accepted into The Esthetic Institute Training Center today! I finally am feeling like my life is settling into place! I am so excited to start my career.
    abbylove1830 abbylove1830 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    And there I was, in that place, attending a convention, where it was 2pm, I was listening to speakers. I WAS TORN. My introversion wanted to withdraw into my room, draw a hot bath...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am with the love of my life. In 2002 we were good friends, then dated each other for a while, fell in love, only for us to get into a huge argument, part and go our separate...
    MartiniMagic MartiniMagic 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm alive and feel so healthy! Life is a journey and along the way I've picked up souvenirs, little knick-knacks (scars) to remind me where I've been, and how blessed and fortunate...
    Strngluv Strngluv 51-55, M 1 Response