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I Feel I've Missed Out On Life Experiences

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    I'M Afraid To Live

    The past 5 years or so have been such a struggle for me. Some things happened and my life was pretty much torn apart. In result I've been living on empty and I feel like I don't even try to live anymore. I used to have friends and was close with my family (I have a very large one...
    itslongone itslongone 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2013

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    Circumstances Beyond My Control.....

    I left home at 14 and because of that I was thrown into a world of experiences, a way of life that I missed out on so much growing up so fast. Simple things that people take for granted.    
    justmarji justmarji 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    Very Much So....

    I have definitely missed out on life experiences, nearly all life experiences, in fact. I have had very severe social anxiety disorder for most of my life & the fear it invokes from me in social situations has kept me from doing absolutely everything someone my age...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 11 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    A lady on my job recently had her first baby.

    she was grouchy and a bit somber beforehand. but when she returned from her maternity leave..she was a changed woman. that little baby seems to have brought her so much happiness. she is constantly talking about the baby, showing pics, and saying how she cant wait to go home and...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    Missed a Week... Or Maybe More....

    I have always had perfect health and suddenly it was gone... I started getting seizures, nobody could tell me why... or wanted to go through the effort of finding out. Was just to easy to diagnose me as an epileptic, no reason why all of a sudden.... I started getting multiple...
    Niacc Niacc 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2008

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    I'Ve Missed Out On Everything Called Relationships.

    During my entire life I've all ways thought doing something cool, would lead me too the right girl. I know now that I am the one too blame, but I can't find a girl anymore that searching for the same. Have I gotten to far, so far that I don't even have time? We can do the short...
    LoveTraveling LoveTraveling 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 23, 2013

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    Missed Out On Life

    I am 22 and lack any basic life skills. What should I do? I went to high school and college, but somewhere along the way I ignored things like learning how to cook, hold friendships, interact with others, and not be selfish. I have B.F.A. but don't even think I could hold a...
    hidingout hidingout 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    My parents, being the Catholics they are (I am

    too, but they took it to the extreme) prevented me from watching Harry Potter and going trick-or-treating. I've also never been overseas or on a plane.
    AzureRose317 AzureRose317 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 2

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    Missing Out

    I feel like I have missed out mainly because I am shy. Also because I have been left out by people a lot. I hate feeling like I've missed out.
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F Nov 30, 2013

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    I hate being shy. It's a terrible.

    I've missed out on so much because of it. I've missed out on friends, and other social things. But part of my loss is not my fault at all. My dad isn't around much and he never lets me travel. We just sit at home doing nothing, and I end up wanting to kill myself (for other...
    NeonPurple NeonPurple 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Suffering from an undetected cognitive impairment?

    I often find myself worrying about my intelligence-- or lack of it. I graduated from high school & college, but I'm starting to wonder if there isn't something seriously wrong with me... I graduated as valedictorian. I'm not saying that to brag, merely just to point out that it's...
    hidingout hidingout 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    High School

    I went to the strictest High School on planet earth....and waaaaaaaaaay to many people for me...it was super overwhelming..the learning, friends ,etc..I crawled into my shell and stayed there for 3 years..('till I had enough and left) slowly coming out now...Trying to figure...
    KeepsingingAOM KeepsingingAOM 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2011

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    Girl On A Bus

    I was looking around for an experience group i could just add this to, and i think this is probably as close as i can get. Just a few days ago it had been snowing quite excessively, the roads where mostly void of cars and most people were staying indoors, but i had a library...
    DiesSomnium DiesSomnium 31-35 4 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    Little Miss Quasi

    I never went to a wedding in my entire life and I am 20 years old. I also never went out of State or Country that much. Other things I have missed out on are going to a rodeo, Linens N Things, ride on a plane, got on a limo, wore good clothes in 6th or 7th grade like everyone...
    ambmed ambmed 18-21 Apr 5, 2011

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    True Love Is Not Just A Feeling

    “Love is a commitment of the will to the true good of the other person.” — Professor Theophilus, in “Homophobia, Part 1: Rage,” Ask Me Anything: Provocative Answers for College Students by J. Budziszewski I agree with this 100%
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 25, 2013

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    Missed Out

    i see a lot on EP that i wish i had. Life is short and it seems am missing out. It would be great to try some of the experiences i have found on here, but i dont know if i will ever meet the right person/people. I will keep hoping!!
    ray2000 ray2000 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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    Something Unique

    I have never attended prom :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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    I just wish I learned how to fight

    when I was younger. I'm 17 now. I've lived a secluded life and I'm so sick of it. All I want to do is learn how to fight, like Tae Kwon Do or Karate, maybe boxing but not a lot. I've wrestled with my cousin a few times but I sucked. So I want to get better at that too. All my...
    DearYou DearYou 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 2

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    My Regrets

    I feel have missed out on all the good things my peers have had like friends,travel,romantic relationships,family and stuff like that and I feel like my life has been a waste.When I see a baby sleeping carelessly and peacefully in a mother's lap,tears swell silently in my eyes...
    natli89 natli89 36-40 2 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    It's My Own Fault

    I have missed life experiences because I wouldn't allow myself. For example, I didn't go to a friends Halloween party one year because I was feeling very insecure; I just made up an excuse not to go. Now they all discuss the memories and inside jokes from that party. I ...
    RubyPhoenix RubyPhoenix 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    Where Did My Life Go?

    I've always tried to make the best of my situation and I thought I was proud of how I handled things in my life, but I'm starting college and I don't have a single memorable experience from the past 7 years of my life. Nothing even pops out as a possibility. It's...
    immaheidi immaheidi 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    Never Went Out

    When I was a teen I never went out to parties or did anything "bad". I was a good little girl who stayed home and did her homework and shyt. I feel as though I missed out on a lot of fun times and fun memories and possible friends that I could have made. I just...
    brishness brishness 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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    And It Leaves Me Wondering...

    I don't really feel lacking in my childhood.  Growing up, my family wasn't the richest on the block for sure, but I was mostly happy.  I may not have had the best clothes or the newest toy as soon as it was released, but I was ok with it.  My missing out comes...
    guardedgirl guardedgirl 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    Water

    When me and my twin brother were about 14, our parents sent us to Sea Camp. This was on Catalina Island, just off the Pacific coast. The whole point of going to this camp was to learn how to SCUBA dive. But, on the first day of camp, we learned that our parents hadn't paid the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 21, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    In the last two years I've went in a direction I never thought I'd be going. Trying to mend a broken marriage, climb out of debt, dealing with severe depression, anxiety, and anger...
    BlackSenpai BlackSenpai 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 5

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    yet I keep wondering is there a part of me that I lost if I've never really let myself discover who I am in the first place. Sure I have preferences, tastes, my own ideas, and...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 8

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    Been married for 20 years. Have 4 children whom I love. Gave up everything of who I am as a person for my Wife and children just to be ridiculed and betrayed by these people who...
    morph7 morph7 41-45, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I can't make sense of myself in relation to the life around me. I look at people and I feel so very different. There are moments when I know that a certain thought process was...
    WhisperSayuri WhisperSayuri 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    So-called "family"........don't you hate it when they are total hypocrites that hold ANY and every mistake you've ever made against you?
    asus146 asus146 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    I just recently experienced the worst heartbreak that i have ever felt. i felt good about myself during the relationship but at the end i felt lost. she broke up with me in the...
    hhhovind hhhovind 16-17, M Jul 30

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    i feel like after so long of being unhappy you loose yourself into the world of unhappiness and its hard to redeem your happiness back no matter how hard you try
    cloudymoons cloudymoons 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Well.. I'm 22 years of age (Male) and what I most want is to have a successful life and to be happy. In my head there is so many ways i could approach this, but seems to lack the...
    Millz91 Millz91 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Here's what I've learned. I’ve learned- that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I’ve learned- that no...
    Jakey942 Jakey942 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I wish I could do college over again. My whole life I played sports. I went to a good catholic high school met a wonderful girl my junior year and received a scholarship to play...
    LifeChanges123 LifeChanges123 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    I must be a boring person really or led a sheltered life! I didn't think l was, but I've noticed some folks on here have literally hundreds of experiences, some have thousands and...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I'm scared I'll miss out on prom... what if no one asks me out? I don't have many friends so I could be staying home alone... I don't want to miss out on prom...
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F Aug 11

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    I hate being called,"mam." I know it's a firm of respect but I'm only 27 and people think I look 20-24 usually. Some even said I look kike a teenager! Usually 19 ;) I don't get why...
    faerieshimmer87 faerieshimmer87 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yesterday, some of my lifelong "friends" said some very very hurtful things to me. I won't get into the gory details, but it hurt. I learned some things from it though. For...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. I've been blessed to see the miracles my best has done for others and...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I know right! I feel like I've paid my dues! And of course I have said to my creator, i think I've had enough so please let me enjoy life if I can't have what I've asked for.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Aug 12

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    I've been married three times yet never been in love. I work as a PC tech but don't fit in with "techies" or "geeks". I don't understand my feelings and lack thereof. I just...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 28

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    That parts of the experience is what multiplayer games (especially MMO's) so attractive. You can do things that can not in real life. "With your friends In order to keep the...
    mmogooglegame mmogooglegame 22-25, M Jul 29

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    I've overcome many adversities in my life but I feel like I am getting stronger every day and learning more about myself
    nemophilist8 nemophilist8 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I don't know where to begin.... My Mum and Dad were only 19 when they had me. They broke up when I was very young, but they were still civil for my sake. I lived with My Mum but...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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    The same woman has cut my hair for about twenty years. I've secretly wanted her to cut it super short but she's always stopped short of what I've dreamed of; a super short buzz...
    OSHfan OSHfan 41-45, M Jul 29

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    I've always had a hard life. My mom became depressed when I was 8 and I had to take care of myself for at-least 2months and then my dad died in a wreck right before my birthday,my...
    Neonnightmare0 Neonnightmare0 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    Often I feel like I should be able to trade places with someone who would appreciate life. I feel like I am very ungrateful for what I have in life compared to many other people...
    SereneSolidarity SereneSolidarity 18-21, M Aug 12

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    My wife told our marriage counselor that she feels jipped because she's been married to me. Thanks honey.... she's had 4 affairs that I know of and she's the one that feels...
    emmajames41 emmajames41 41-45, M Jul 23

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    I've met him this year, and I know it sounds silly, but I really think he's it. We are alike in almost everything, and differ in things that do no matter. When we talk, we talk for...
    womaninchains womaninchains 22-25, F Aug 7