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I Feel Like a Failure Most of the Time

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    Fail.

    I'm just so lazy... most of the time I can't be bothered with anything. I feel like such a failure most of the time because I either don't bother to do things or I do try but I fail anyway... and then I get shouted at and told off. It just makes me feel like I've failed...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F Nov 19, 2009

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    Valuable Lesson

    When things go wrong, people love to say that it doesn't matter because at least you've learned a valuable lesson in life. To be honest there are many lessons about human nature that I wish I had never learned. Am I the only one to feel that way? Are all lessons good ones? I don...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Aug 24, 2012

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    From Failure To Fruitful

    Often our plans fail that God's plans for us may succeed. - Ellen G. White I have had many so called "good" ideas or plans that failed and it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I have also had experiences in my life that appeared to be a complete failure and turned...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F Mar 2, 2012

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    I'm socially awkward,

    especially around girls. Because of this my friends joke about it, and I laugh along, but it actually gets to me mentally. And around the general public, I don't talk, I listen, which places me in the back of the crowd..
    lonelyshyguy1995 lonelyshyguy1995 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15, 2014

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    Bad Mother, Useless Human Being

    I constantly feel like a bad mother. Other parents seem to have boundless time and energy to expose their children to all experiences necessary for them to hit every developmental milestone spot on, whilst also holding down a full time job. They take their babies to swimming...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Jul 9, 2012

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    ooxinjie ooxinjie 22-25, F Apr 15, 2014

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    I'm Spoilt As Can Be

    I could have anything I want in the world, but I feel like a failure. I'm supposed to be in college -6th form- but I fought with my mum. She wants to send me to america, to straighten me out, because I'm a "hoe". I barely passed my GCSE's, I didn't even study...
    Koori20036 Koori20036 16-17 Nov 21, 2008

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    Worthless

    My husbands a director, a master editor in film and photo, and an over-all good person. He leaves home at 8am and has school until 8:30pm. I have school from 8am until 12pm and i feel as though its hard to that. He makes me feel like a failure even though he emotionally...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU 22-25, F Jun 28, 2011

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    Losing My Sense Of Humor

    Everyday is the same.Im young with no plans.What can be worst alot more can be.I mean no ambtion in my head I want succes and happiness who doesn't right??....Never had any real thought about what I want for my life.I graduated from highschool 2 years ago and I'm turnign 20...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 24, 2012

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    I Failed

    I recently found out that i failed 2 of my classes in college. i dont have the money to pay for it and i cant register for new ones till i do pay for it. i hate myslef for failing it, it was my fault for not trying enough. i use to be a pretty good student in high school, i wont...
    Silent20 Silent20 18-21, F Jan 10, 2012

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    I Suck In Friendships

    It seems like everything I put my hand to I fail in.  I failed in a business venue, I nearly gotten into bankruptcy, and I can't keep a friend.  There's so much that I can't do...I just lost a friend last month because of something stupid I said.  I guess I need to completely...
    Masihi Masihi 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    I Cant Let Myself Down

    I feel like im about to fail the assignment I have given to myself. I ened things with my boyfriend a little over 48 hours ago and when I get bored I constently think about taking him back. Right now I might not have my cell phone but its not hard to redownload AIM or unblock...
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 8, 2010

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    I lost my scholarship

    because of bad grades....my dad says he is just gonna kick me out cause he is tired of my **** like my car accident.....
    musicnote13 musicnote13 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15, 2014

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    I'm Wrong

    I always feel like i was a failure... people don't love me... my parents aren't proud of me... i'm not good in school... i get low grades.... my friends don't really like me... they just use me and try to be nice but they truly aren't... I trust people easily and get betrayed in...
    losingmyfriends losingmyfriends 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2008

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    Fail

    I don't know if it's from my mom always telling me I was a disappointment, or if I really am a failure. Either way, I feel like one eternally.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Dec 8, 2009

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    I Do And I Dont

    I always feel like im disappointing everyone around me. I never feel that I meet peoples standards. Part of it could be because I do not want to and the other part could be because I can't because most peoples standards are way out there and impossible to meet. There for I feel...
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    Sometimes I feel like a complete failure in the eyes of my family...and I usually am...I have to ask for money, I have to ask for help with things...I feel I can't do anything...
    StupidMistakeMe StupidMistakeMe 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    All my life I've been told about how bright I am, about how far I'm going in life. This isn't from just one person; everyone points out how bright I apparently shine, and I mean...
    macdotgif macdotgif 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Often times I feel like a failure, I'm 22 and working a dead end job. I still live with my parents even despite saying when I was younger that I would not. I flunked college in one...
    Cavsanada Cavsanada 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    So I am 20, I know that I can become a doctor but, in the end I feel like it is not worth it. When it comes to becoming a doctor, you have to give something up. Although I would...
    blackblueink blackblueink 22-25 19 hrs ago

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    I feel like a failure especially when it comes to school. I'm 21 and been in college for 2 years and didnt even get my associates yet. I feel so behind, I should've gotten a...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have to take medication for Bipolar depression type two. I often feel like the medications prevent me from experience any pleasant emotions. I have had to stop working because...
    n266459 n266459 36-40, M 38 mins ago

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    When I was younger, I knew I was different than all the other kids. I always believed in more than just this life. I felt more and understood more than the kids my age. Most adults...
    twentyout24 twentyout24 16-17 1 Response May 14

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    Guys I need some help and some advise. Be kind please I'm very fragile. 6 weeks ago my boyfriend and best friend of two years left me. Heartbroken doesn't even begin to cover it...
    Lostnemo Lostnemo 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I feel like everybody hates me. I just try to talk and they will talk to me. The next day I say "hey" and the block me. It never fails. Why does everybody hate me??? I might as...
    kevo3827 kevo3827 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Personally, I feel like I am a great person. But it seems like others just don't see it. I'm rather attractive and a bit on the nerdy side (like anime and video games) so it's not...
    Jesxica Jesxica 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel like I'm being bullied by everyone. My neighbors stayed up late and I knocked on the wall for them to be quiet. The women called me crazy and they sounded like they were...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F Apr 27

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    I have a small circle of friends that I've known since we were young because of school. I think we grew a connection because we clicked well and always had a good time when we were...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    All of my brothers childhood, he had been beaten physically, verbally and emotionally, by my grandma. She would tell him he was a peace of **** and that he'd never be anything more...
    ShadowCatt ShadowCatt 18-21, M a week ago

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    I've been feeling this way for a long while now. I feel like I'm a burden to society. Trash that needs to be burned. I love my family, that's why not existing anymore will be a big...
    nachocheeese nachocheeese 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    This last year has been all over the spectrum, from really really good, to just brutal. I think I am starting to understand why I am struggling so much with being confident in...
    loneranger91 loneranger91 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    In august 2014 I was raped by a man in a hotel room. Only 3 people know about this and they all live away from me. You could say it was my fault I mean why did I go into that hotel...
    Elise96 Elise96 18-21, F 2 Responses May 15

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    I'm not very good at getting rid of the old and letting the new come in. I'm sad that I will never meet anyone that will like me for me. And don't treat me like a stranger or...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    When I was in high school, I found out my sister's best friend was the mastermind behind the bullying and stalking that was happening to me. I had adopted her in my heart as...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F Apr 30

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    I feel like I am being left behind. I'm not explaining this feeling very well...I just feel a big emptiness in my heart. It makes me feel lonely when I see old friends on Facebook...
    goshgollydolly goshgollydolly 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    I feel like I can be overly impatient with people sometimes. Sometimes I let the littlest of things annoy the absolute hell out of me. Occasionally I'm just not in the mood to...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    A lot of times in my life I feel like a loser. My family life has been kind of rough for me growing up and I haven't had a lot of the advantages that a lot of other kids my age...
    chloe41399 chloe41399 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I keep wondering why I am a target for abuse, rejection, being shunned, and abandoned by many? I feel no matter what I do or say to people, I'm just not good enough to be their...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am kind of new to this website so I don't really know how this works but I'll take a shot at it. I just need to say how I feel and put it all out there. Long story short as you...
    anonymous321890 anonymous321890 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    And there's nothing that'll change that because things will never be the same. I don't even feel like I'm the same person. Like a part of me died inside.. I've always been the...
    RainBow018 RainBow018 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    who doesn't? We all have times when we feel like we don't matter. All it takes is someone to genuinely care about you to make you like you're worth something.
    andrewD51 andrewD51 18-21, M May 2

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    how easy I'm forgotten by those who have claimed allegiance to me.... how empty the words "im here if you need me are" when you never return my texts or calls, you all are watching...
    ddmagnum ddmagnum 22-25, M 2 Responses May 8

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    I was friends with someone for 8 years, it wasn't till about the last 3 years of our friendship that I fell in love with him, we were about to be going into high school and we both...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F May 10

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