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I Feel Like a Failure Sometimes

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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

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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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    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 never do what I say I'm going to do.

    I suck. Though there has been times where I've said that we will go to Disney world. I actually made it happen. But when it comes to "I'm gonna get a nice career started" nothing happens. I say I'll someday do great things. But those goals seem so out of reach. Thus I drown...
    Ljguyguy Ljguyguy 22-25, M Apr 10

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    Comparing Myself to Others... I Know I Shouldn't Do It

    Most of the time I am happy with my life.  I feel good about the accomplishments I've made and how far I've come on my own.  I'm proud of my children, they're happy healthy adults and I love my grandchildren more than words can explain. But then there's other times...
    Creamsicle Creamsicle 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 26, 2009

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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

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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

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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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    Just got home from intramural basketball we've

    played countless games and I've manage to make like one point and I keep messing up and I feel like they all wish I wasn't on the team I just feel terrible and like a failure .
    TheFreeSpirit TheFreeSpirit 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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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 15 Responses Oct 22, 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

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    i feel like whatever i do,

    i fail. when i like somone, i fail to get their attention/attraction. when i do a test, i always get a lower mark. my family thinks im a failure and treat me poorly. as a thirteen year-old, i deserve the worst type of pain. my parents dont even know that i have this account...
    lolihatemetoo lolihatemetoo 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    But then my girlfriend says something very sweet

    and supportive to me and I feel very accomplished. :-)
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Jun 7

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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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    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

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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 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Regret And How To Move Forward

    It's a little scary how our minds can betray us, how once we get onto a certain detrimental track it is possible to stay mired in it. Long story short I went straight from college to grad school this past year, a great school for what I wanted to do...and imploded. It started...
    jeremybw1 jeremybw1 22-25, M Apr 8, 2010

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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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    secretgirllll secretgirllll 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 28

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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 16 Responses Jan 15, 2008

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    Today, my class got back their Chinese

    and Science results. I didn't do really well for the former (69%), but the latter was okay (86.5%). However, my English teacher has hinted that our English papers are extremely disappointing. I've been failing English since the end of my first year in Secondary school (basically...
    RikoTay RikoTay 13-15, F May 16

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    I am 24 years old. After I graduated high

    school I started going to college to become an RN. It's the only thing I've ever wanted to do. I'm a very compassionate person and I am great with patients, but I have struggled in the lecture setting. I hit quite a few bumps in the process including have a professor tell me...
    kbtaoe kbtaoe 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    ToBeMissTakara ToBeMissTakara 13-15, F Mar 15

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    Im taking organic chem this semester

    and i have been bombing each test. What's surprising is that I'm a chemistry tutor and my students look up to me. I tried doing everything. Homework. Notecards. Studying in a group. Studying alone. Studying till 5 in the morning a week before the exam. Ochem YouTube channels...
    szchwakovpf szchwakovpf 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 16

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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

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    Smart Girl, Low Gre

    Just got back from taking my GRE - I feel like an utter failure - 940 score, 470 on both verbal and quantitative. I want my master's degree in English and the requirement for my school is 800 so it's not like I can't get in, but I looked up average GRE scores on google and now I...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F Jan 8, 2011

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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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    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.
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 18-21, M Aug 5

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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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    School, Work, Self-esteem

    I'm taking one course this semester,I've been trying to find work for 3 months. My husband is barely able to pay the bills with his salary. I feel like such a failure because I'm not doing well in the course - but I'm not doing anything else! I was sick all week which makes it...
    MuddyTrail MuddyTrail 26-30, F Feb 9, 2011

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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 3 Responses May 20

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    I feel like a failure in comparison to my

    friend. She's number one in the class. I'm number three :( yeah plus I'm a junior and I'm not sitting first chair in band like I should be. Plus I don't have a job but then again I really don't want one.
    JenMarie97 JenMarie97 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23

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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 5 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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    For the past few weeks,

    I've just not got anywhere with my life. I've been so unmotivated and it hurts. It's like ripples that blade through my heart, just seeing myself like this. I should be better than this. Just constant failure towards everything and letting people down. Or maybe they've let me...
    JJSapphire JJSapphire 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I will be graduated very soon

    but I haven't found the job that i want to be. I'm English major in Thailand and people around me seems to move forward with success. My grade is 2.95 :( i don't know what is my dream. Some got a job abroad , some got scholarship. I don't wanna keep daydreaming and of course i...
    spongechannie spongechannie 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18

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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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    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 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I feel like a failure,

    I barely passed high-school and started CUNY college and didn't even and my GPA is below a 2.5. I've been working at my job for over a year and I haven't saved a dime and haven't received a raise and is on the verge of being fired. I've never done anything successful and it...
    Flowerpush Flowerpush 22-25, F 4 Responses May 5

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    One More College Failure

    First of all, thank you for reading. It means a lot. I have some troubles opening myself to others, but I just can't keep it anymore in me. My main language isn't english. Please apologize my mistakes if you see any. I'm tired of failing. I keep wondering what's wrong with me...
    AyanasSight AyanasSight 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2013

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    So Since I met this guy,

    I knew their was something special. A year ago he walked into my theater class and I had this instant moment of thinking he was perfect, however im too shy of a person to say anything. Finally summer came and he got my number off of my Instagram page and to my surprise, he...
    CluelesslyHopeless CluelesslyHopeless 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17

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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 May 14

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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 live in a very competitive place,

    surrounded by people who are doing so much with their lives, and it overshadows my meager accomplishments. I try my hardest at something, and it feels good for the few moments my parents praise my accomplishment. Then, they go straight into what others are doing, and how they...
    shadow553 shadow553 16-17 1 Response Mar 29

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    I am a failure. My life will amount to nothing.

    I don't help anyone. I just hurt people. That's what I do. The world would be better without me. Everyone already knows that this world won't benefit from me. I don't do anything right. I'm always wrong. Sometimes I wonder why I should keep living.
    thoughtfulstars thoughtfulstars 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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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

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    Sometimes ...

    I shouldn't feel like a failure. I had some miserable periods but overall, I had a fairly decent life so far.But I'm still unable to be happy with my success, I can see only my failures.When I had a hard time, my ex-girlfriend used to tell me a lot that how wonderful person I'm...
    Peter2543 Peter2543 26-30, M Sep 4, 2011

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    Bad Mom

    I am a single mom raising 3 boys on my own.  I have been alone for 5 and a half years now.  I feel like a failure and a horrible mom.  I am  never home to help my kids with homework because I am working.  My two youngest struggle in school and, even...
    butterfleye73 butterfleye73 41-45 8 Responses Aug 29, 2010

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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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    NDH95 NDH95 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    Confused Failure

    So here I am wondering what went wrong. I was supposed to go to college figure out my life and move on. Turns out I suck at college, down graded, and moved back home. I don't know what I want to do as I am not sure what I can do.  I work at a Tractor Supply and my...
    wyrdhour wyrdhour 18-21 1 Response Dec 10, 2008

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    'First date' didn't go too well!

    Left after 2 hours, no kiss and no text!
    monstermunchx monstermunchx 18-21, F Feb 22

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    And It Is My Fault

    i am 34 years old, i have 3 failed marriages, no children, i am 1.5 semesters from finishing my undergrad degree, no boyfriend/fiance, i don't have a place to call my own (i am renting a room)...i suck. my cousin had a baby in august, my sister will have hers in march. every...
    semihippiechic semihippiechic 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2010

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