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I Feel Like a Failure Sometimes

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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 semester because I was immature and did very stupid things with friends. The girl I loved and had a child with cut off communication...
    Cavsanada Cavsanada 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    It's simple I'm a failure at everything I do.

    I lie to myself and tell myself I can do it, but in reality I can't. I'm a failure.
    crocslol crocslol 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 4, 2014

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    Finally Out Of College, Now What?

    Months ago, I had so many plans back then. I was sure of the paths I should take, of the requirements I needed to fulfill and the companies I'll send my resumes to. But now what? I don't know what happened. It seems like a huge tornado came out of nowhere after I got my diploma...
    stelladepereo stelladepereo 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 3, 2011

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    Eyemuhdumass Eyemuhdumass 18-21 1 Response Mar 5

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    Failure.. I been failing in society by being

    unable to fit in. I'm socially awkward, not the type that says dumb things, but the type that doesn't talk a lot. I usually like to listen to others, and never want to talk myself.. I just don't know what to say.. I don't know how I've been surviving with this through high...
    lonelyshyguy1995 lonelyshyguy1995 18-21, M 1 Response May 14, 2014

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    But then my girlfriend says something very sweet

    and supportive to me and I feel very accomplished. :-)
    utahwriter utahwriter 41-45, M Jun 7, 2014

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    Well all the time really.

    Im always a day late and a dollar short. I always miss something that i should have noticed, or been somewhere else instead of where i was at. i look back at my life and all i see is failure. i look to my future and this voice is whisering "you're gonna fail because that's all...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    Failure Girl

    Reality slapped me hard in the face.  I am a failure to myself and others.  I never meant to become this ultimate failure but my life just became that way.  There was a point after graduation from college that I was doing well and my life was on track but then I...
    maverickgrrrl maverickgrrrl 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 5, 2009

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    I Have Ptsd

    I'm retired millitary and served 2 tours in Vietnam. I lost a lot of friends while there, and couldn't save them. I spent many nights asking why I survived, and why I couldn't help them. I still have dreams and nightmares. I relive the events when they bought the farm. So, many...
    fuddnuttzz fuddnuttzz 66-70, M 2 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    Everything I do is just wrong.

    I can't talk to anyone. When I try they think I'm weird. So why bother even trying anymore.
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M Aug 5, 2014

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    secretgirllll secretgirllll 16-17, F Aug 28, 2014

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    Even though I do a lot of automotive photography

    and have built my name up over 5 yrs I still feel like a failure I don't understand why I feel this way maybe Im not doing enough that I should. attracting ppl to like my facebook fan page also feels like a failure not that whomever likes should be any of my concern Im not...
    airmax78 airmax78 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    I screwed myself over in high school due to my

    depression, anxiety, and not having confidence in my self. It's been like this for years... I got myself stuck in special ed classes because I was too shy and depressed to really do anything or connect people very well. People seriously thought I was retarded, when I really wasn...
    bribri590 bribri590 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    So maaany quizzes tomorrow.

    Should've studied before choreographing dance for our audition 😭😭
    nicetyy nicetyy 16-17, F Jun 23, 2014

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    There you go, I feel like a failure sometimes

    no matter how hard I try not to quit. My whole life I feel like I been going in circles. Like no matter what I do to try to succeed in life. I always end up back where I started from or at a dead end. All my life I been giving up on things because I feel like I'm not getting...
    MrKool82 MrKool82 31-35, M Sep 17, 2014

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    Over the years, I've had ups

    and down and these irregular patterns have disturbed my confidence. Despite being smart and all, I still don't get the grades I feel I deserve. I am mostly optimistic but when hardships come onto me, it's hard to look on the bright side again and move on. I've made many mistakes...
    lifetime201 lifetime201 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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    I cant take it I don't know how to be happy I

    don't know how to smile for no reason I don't know how to make friends or even talk to people im sorry im a mistake and im sorry Im so screwed up I just don't know how to do anything right anymore...
    MemoryLane1137 MemoryLane1137 16-17, F 1 Response May 14

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    I process things out loud so/but,

    I have found that others take it as I'm dissing them or talking about them behind their back. I truly don't mean to. We all vent our frustrations and questions things... I might add more later.
    WeepingLeaves WeepingLeaves 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2014

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    Successful At Failing...

    I'm always screwing up it seems. Whether forgetting to do something or doing something wrong or being too mindless and stupid to understand what's going on, I always feel like I'm letting everyone down. It's a very frustrating feeling, knowing that there is always more than a 50...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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    I am feeling so down like

    for the stupidest reasons. I have been overworking myself with living up to my expectations, but there is always people who can do better than me and that really angers me for a second, then it saddens me in another instant. Like why can't i get my thoughts straight!
    gecha gecha 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    MsVincent19 MsVincent19 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Failing?

    I feel like a failure because: I told myself college would be different; but I still feel just like I did in highschool. I can't make friends and don't feel like I'm a good enough friend to the ones I have. It's not because I don't mean well - I have the BEST ...
    bella32091 bella32091 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    I really am having a hard time I don't kno what

    to do my marriage sucks it's gone to hell , and tried everything and I'm not the one making it ****** my hubby us a total jerk to me makes me clean house all the time and never wants to go out with me what did I do wrong? I don't want to put my kids through divorce but don't...
    angeleyes2107 angeleyes2107 26-30, F 2 Responses May 20, 2014

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    I hate taking pills and I don't remember the

    last time I took one. Always told myself I would only take it if im in a great deal of physical pain. This pill is not for any physical pain. I hit a really heavy downfall this week. Ironic because I was so happy on Monday. I know what's wrong but I don't want to talk about it...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F Mar 30

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    Apprently sometimes life just likes to screw me

    over unexpectedly with curve balls that just seem to throw everything out of whack. Apparently today is my best friends 22nd birthday whom I've known for 14 years now. Although the night before she calls me bawling her eyes out that her stupid boyfriend, she caught him cheating...
    Izzy143 Izzy143 18-21, F Jan 20

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    Jusjellybean Jusjellybean 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Right Now

    I'm feeling like a complete failure right now. I ruined two relationships in less than one year because I'm just completely idiotic and scared and useless on that sector. The only thing I want is to be in a happy relationship and whenever I get the chance I get panicky and...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 15 Responses Jan 15, 2008

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    Sometimes I feel as if I haven't accomplished

    enough...that there is more I could be doing right now to make life better.
    DisasterDad DisasterDad 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    i've been through many hard ships,

    I was blamed for the mistakes I didn't commit,I failed in my relationship, I was living with one ray of hope that everything will be alright one day,that one day I've been waiting is today, I kept all of my efforts ,worked day and nights, I failed again I deserve a better life...
    alekya99 alekya99 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Reality

    My sadness and stress recently has turned into a bout of depression. I've had many of them in my lifetime. The vet visit Monday cost me every dime I had. If my ex-husband had not been there with my son I wouldn't have had enough to cover the euthenasia. Fail. I didn't pay...
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 6 Responses May 26, 2013

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    Like now.. Laying down,

    using my phone and BAM! It slips off my hands and fall straight on my face.
    Cheesyboy Cheesyboy 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 18, 2014

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    I haven't really DONE anything with my life.

    I'm 45 years old...I don't have a job. I should have gone to college & gotten a career. I should have done this or that...but can't change it now. I still have to rely on mom every once in awhile to help me pay a couple of bills...it's embarrassing & wrong. I should have...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    When I get stressed, I shut down.

    This semester has been rough, all of the classes have been difficult and unejoyable and I'm trying to help my mom design her restaurant. If I don't take a full load of classes I won't complete my degree in four years. After the separation of my best friend and I am essentially...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Failure ,that's Me

    I can't help but feel like a failure .I've  made some terrible decisions in my life that have resulted in me being where I am today.I  have learned from my past mistakes but I have dug myself into  a rut that I cannot seem to dig myself out of. I am a genuine and...
    dreamer33 dreamer33 31-35 8 Responses May 25, 2008

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    Eli7563 Eli7563 18-21, M Apr 13

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    I just watch as my grades drop

    and I can't help but feel like an idiot. My parents put me on this pedestal and drill it in my mind that If I don't get all A's I'm worthless. I'm just sad I guess..
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 5, 2014

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    I keep procrastinating,

    and wasting my life away...my peers are all gonna be successful and I'm gonna be a failure. I don't have a purpose in life anymore, there's no point in doing anything :(
    Mysoulishurt Mysoulishurt 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 8, 2014

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    Exhausted. Fighting

    for exam 7 days. Craving for air. Live like zombie. Sleepless night. Dating with the textbook. God. Then I got an half-expected result...FAIL Although I did expected that But it really felt shock and down to get a fail... May God Bless me. Result is just apart of life. Don't...
    lwh98 lwh98 16-17, F Jun 26, 2014

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    The Duty To The Helpless

    The asunder of Mankind by the human conditioning screams of peril, screams of pleading, screams of mercy, billions collapsing on their knees for just a single drop of assistance, empathy or compassion. So many souls in this world crushed under their pain, trials, tribulations...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 14 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    Feeling Is Good - and Other Major Discoveries

    Sir Winston Churchill's thoughts have taught me a few things ~ whenever I notice I may slipping in that direction quickly I remind myself: "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."  "It is a...
    aftermath aftermath 61-65, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    I can study my *** off on a regular basis.

    I can also work when I know I should be doing more for school. Despite that, I can have these days where I am so frazzled that I can't and don't want to do anything. I create this mental block where I can't retain anymore. Even if I understand what I'm doing one moment, I can...
    autasaurus autasaurus 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    Most Of The Time

    i dont want to be some emo cutter whining about how hard life is and how nobody understands me. i got myself in the mess called my life. i have to find the way out. my parents dont owe me a thing and i messed up with them and dont want to contact them until i have done better...
    hopeisfound hopeisfound 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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    Chamber music exams yesterday,

    first bachelor, first time, all new. It was crazy all the second semester, and I didn't get any help choosing repertoire, so I ended up accompanying a beethoven violin sonata which was -apparently- too much for me to handle. I also had three other groups and they all went okay...
    ItsOnlyLana ItsOnlyLana 18-21, F May 3, 2014

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    I hate when people point out

    that I didn't finish school and I now work a meaningless job. Obviously I know that!! I don't need anyone else to point it out. I'm completely aware that I failed at the beginning of my life without anyone pointing it out. It's just so frustrating. I'm 23 and I live home with my...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Am I Supposed To Be Here?

    Do you sometimes wonder if you were born without a purpose in life. I do! Ever since I finished school, I didn't know what I wanted to do in life; and now being nearly 41; I'm in the same predicament. I started out with cooking for a career; hated it, then went and studied a...
    Robbie230272 Robbie230272 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    I've had a horrible time

    since I've gone back to school. It seems like everyone is making so much progress and no matter what I do or how hard I try I'm getting dumber and dumber. I have to take three writing intensive classes this semester and if there's something I'm bad at its is writing papers let...
    polkemon polkemon 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2014

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