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I Feel Insignificant

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    I'm A Nobody

     Every time I look up old friends, it seems they all have went on to do amazing things while I haven't really gone far at all.  I feel left behind and insignificant.
    blueboron blueboron 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    It's Actually A Good Feeling

    I remember being asked to write about reactive listening and translation because I was told I have a "gift" by someone special in my life to read and understand people. I was at the time listening to Wayne Dyer atleast once a week and this is what I ended up writing. So...
    Weretiger Weretiger 26-30 1 Response Jul 12, 2011

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    When I try to tell my mother about how I feel,

    she always tries to say that she feels the same way, and how I'm perfectly okay. But I'm not.
    WhiteTruths WhiteTruths 13-15, F Jul 19, 2014

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    Who Cares?

    I volunteered to care for my mother-in-law who has dementia.  Poor thing cannot remember that she ate 5 minutes ago.  She is still full of feelings and needs though.  Needs which I cannot meet since they have to do with a memory she cannot catch hold of. I moved...
    NoAngl NoAngl 56-60, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2007

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    Confession

    i don't understand why am i here, i need to follow the rules and expectacions of society, people fill my head with what iam supose to do.
    majourada majourada 13-15 Oct 14, 2012

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    Urgh!!

    Feeling extremely low about everything.  The simplest things upset me and I feel I'm a target for every angry idiot about.  I'm hoping this feeling will pass, I think I am being super sensitive x
    bevdawn74 bevdawn74 36-40, F 2 Responses May 29, 2010

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    Discarded And Unimportant

    My husband and I haven't been intimate in going on 12 yrs now (been married for 18 yrs). We have no children together, however he does have 2 daughters. Each one has lost and/or given up most of their kids so there's no "grandkids" running around our house. All of my friends have...
    UnimportantOne UnimportantOne 51-55 1 Response Oct 10, 2010

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    You Are Important

    someone loves you very much. smile
    Appreciate1 Appreciate1 51-55 1 Response Jul 6, 2010

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    Why Do I Exist

    The day i was born my dad left. I wonder if this is because i was his unwanted child. all throughout my life i have tried and played just about every sport i could think of, and i was never good at any of them. I was never good at any academic activities, like art, or writing or...
    OzSage OzSage 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    I Feel Insignificat

    I need to get this out of my system as its not getting to me and I find if I go to sleep and then wake with something I think I have put behind me well I really havent. My daughter was going to go with her friend to another friends dance concert and well on Thursday night it...
    Supagloo Supagloo 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 19, 2010

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    Just one of those days

    where you feel insignificant. My sadness got the best of me.
    EmiTru EmiTru 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2014

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    Show Me That You Care...

    What do you do when something you feel you cannot live without is not working properly? You fix it. If you do something wrong, you spend hours trying to figure out how to either get it back to normal or make it better. You are a perfectionist, or so you say. Sadly for me, this...
    RebelYellSours RebelYellSours 22-25, F 1 Response May 19, 2012

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    I have a constant feeling of insignificance of

    my actions. I chose to study art out of passion, yet after years of studies I am ridden with doubts of it being just an ego game, artsy joke making with no further meaning. It doesn't change anything in the existence nor it does help anyone. Everything I do feels insignificant...
    Gegete Gegete 22-25, F Dec 5, 2014

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    Insignificance

    When I was 12, my father passed away. He had suffered from a brain tumour for around 4-5 years before it took a hold of him, eventually taking his life after living for 12 months longer than the original 6 given to him by doctors in 2006. Ill never forget the morning that we were...
    dylanjonesy dylanjonesy 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2013

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    I have friends, but not "hang out with" friends,

    the only person I really talk to at school is my boyfriend. I feel like I don't matter, I want someone to talk to and laugh with about random ****, I want a friend who has common interests and is on the same level with me
    lukesdeadpenguin lukesdeadpenguin 16-17, F Jan 24

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    Do I Exist?

    my wife has had 2 miscarriages, had an ectopic pregnancy, carried twins full term but lost them (doctor negligence), then had another ectopic pregnancy. Now that there are no tubes, we saved and attempted IVF - which we were informed yesterday was a failure (no implantation took...
    insignificantmortal insignificantmortal 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    Your Cared For

    Look, my best friend says that she isn't important and people wouldn't notice if she just disappeared. Well guess what, I would, she's my rock. By for some reason, it doesn't register in her mind that I care...someone out there cares, just like I care for her. Seriously, so don't...
    Jan 21, 2013

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    ive always feel like this.

    im so small and unimportant.
    maddisonn maddisonn 16-17, F Oct 2, 2014

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    i dont really know if this is a feeling of not feeling good enough, but basicallly I always feel like there are better people out there. I just moved into college and i thought I...
    4EVRANDEVR 4EVRANDEVR 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Im not good with story telling .i dont think my problem is even worth mentioning but im a first year college student and i feel so empty .i am not depressed even though my life is...
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    I had a good childhood, loving parents and 2 siblings. I had asthma that would put me in and out of the hospital for a few years of my life. A sibling with a mental disability who...
    AlwaysAlone20 AlwaysAlone20 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Firstly, I have always known somehow I had a gift to sense the emotions of other people as if they were my own. I can also sense any feeling when someone really *wants* something...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Person123x Person123x 18-21 4 days ago

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    I was driving In my car Late at night All alone Then he stopped me Asked me for a ride There you were On your own Now ask me why do I feel my heart's on fire ask me Why do I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel that most of my friends don't put the same amount of effort into our relationship as I do. I'm sick of being the one to text first or the one that always has to make the...
    oodleskaboodles oodleskaboodles 16-17, F 13 Responses a week ago

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    Speaking it out loud would sound more than a little needy, or selfish, or attention seeking. But on EP i hear it's okay. But i wondered many times what is this strange feeling I...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    ever had a such a strong feeling of disbelieve in everything you do? mostly about your self? that's what I am feeling. I don't feel like a good person, I feel like I should be...
    Zineq Zineq 16-17, F Aug 21

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    I'm so in love, and I found it in the most unlikely place. I have two wonderful young teenagers and life is truly amazing lately. however I keep getting overwhelming feelings of...
    agypsieschild agypsieschild 31-35, F Aug 20

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    Sugarland "Stuck like glue" MMMM better...MMMM better... Absolutely no one that knows me better No one that can make me feel sooo goooood How did we stay so long together...
    RoadPoet RoadPoet 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I feel broken inside, like I am being torn apart inside, my heart aches so bad, it is full of love but it is the love that is hurting me because I am afraid to tell them how I...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    When one of my friends hurt me so bad, it tears me up inside. Even if it was not meant too, it goes in and takes my feelings out in shock. In disbelief, I'm so hurt and in shock. I...
    ghost25 ghost25 16-17, M Aug 19

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    I didn't get to express feelings as a kid at home. I would get punished often for being too "happy" or too "sad".. emotions were just not acceptable in our home. That all made me...
    ms5271115 ms5271115 36-40, F Aug 18

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