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I Feel Like I Am Missing Something

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    Illumination

    For the last month or so, I've been going through a series of altered states in which I feel that something is missing. Couldn't exactly define it for you because I'm not able to lay a hand on it but I feel it when I get off the phone with a friend, when I come to work some days...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 3, 2011

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    Second Gear

    My book, Invisible Driving by Alistair McHarg, a memoir of manic depression available from Amazon.com (www.invisibledriving.com) is definitely in first gear.  Since its publication a year ago it's sold copies around the world and been praised to the moon by Bipolar gurus...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M Jan 20, 2008

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    Missing

    I believe that most humans live their life feeling some sort of void in their lives, and they try to fill that void throughout their life. This links with the universal purpose of humans to 'love and be loved.' Love fills that void. Even if its temporary... And when that love...
    GenineFilS GenineFilS 18-21, F Mar 4, 2011

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    Jumbled

    There's never a dull moment. I'm a college student, so of course i'm filled with assignments and exams and hopes for getting a career one day in this economy. There's my family  who constantly surprises me with insane drama. There's my friends here and home. There's my girl, who...
    XxSperanzaXx XxSperanzaXx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    or someone. when i'm leaving home i always had

    this feelng of emptiness, something's not with me that i should had, something's missing and i kept thinking what it is or is it someone? my family is still whole, so who am i missing? a lover, do i really wanted or needed a lover? when i start in my second h.s life i always...
    lachrymosejessa lachrymosejessa 13-15, F Jul 4

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    Lately I feel like I am just missing out some

    something. Life. Adventure. Happiness. Something. And its killing me. I just feel empty and I just need something to distract me anything. Anything at all. My walls are collapsing around me and I feel like I'm drowning and I just don't know anymore. I need something else. I need...
    quinnandsuch quinnandsuch 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    Something Isn'T Right....

    It's a feeling I have. Something I've never felt before. I can't quite put my finger on exactly what it is yet....but it's needling at my soul, like a splinter that I can't remove. I don't fit in here. I don't belong here. I'm supposed to be somewhere else. Or doing something...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I Just Dont Know

    Hi.. i know there are people that are so much worse off than me.. And i know all the great positive things i have in my life but for some reason i keep coming back to a point where im just confused.. Like im not where im meant to be.. my life is a massive yo-yo and at these times...
    hmm555 hmm555 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

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    I Feel Like Im Missing Something

    I feel like there is something missing in my life,like that extra step to something? can someone ask me a question and help me narrow it down?   well maybe just to start,so it could possibly help me or someone ask a helpful question or give some insight, here are some...
    BelleRaven BelleRaven 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 4, 2009

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    like i should already know the answer

    but i don't and it's frustrating
    trrrrrrouble trrrrrrouble 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Hmm...

    Something seems amiss with my life, and I don't know what it is (like many others).
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M Mar 4, 2012

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    so, i get the feeling

    that most people are using this experience title for something emotional or a little more "deep". i wasn't sure how to categorize what im missing, so if i offend someone, i apologize now. but i desperately miss my septum piercing. like bad. it was and still is my favorite...
    cassandrastwrt cassandrastwrt 18-21, F Apr 18

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    Missing: Joy In My Life

    Sometimes i look at where my life is... 18, no job, no gf, not many close friends. I've never kissed a girl, so im obviously a virgin, but that doesnt worry me at all. Do i want sex... Yes. Do i need sex? No. I can go the rest if my life without experiencing sex. But the one...
    white701 white701 18-21, M Oct 6, 2013

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    Why Why ??? Why I Feel It?

    ahhhhh i really hate it, oh GOD help me, why i feel this stupid feeling that make me be depressed.i really hate it. i dont know why i feel empty and that something is missing in myself, i wish to dont feel it anymore,this make me feel sad and desperate and make me feel a war...
    thenewmisslunallena thenewmisslunallena 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 6, 2011

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    Missing Some Kind of "Human" Programming

    I think that I'm missing some sort of programming common to either human beings or society.  I can listen to a conversation between two people, watch them relate to one another like everything they are saying makes complete sense, and find so many holes in the words spoken...
    zenandi zenandi 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 20, 2008

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    Love

    Though my therapist keeps telling me that there is nothing wrong with me and that I just don't meet the right people -haha- I feel like this gene is simply missing. This gene that shows me how it is to simply fall in love with someone without fear and pain. And I don't think I...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2008

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    Something Important....

    So I've tried to be optimistic as of late, even when it felt like I was being put through a food processor. I've been on a diet and exercising frequently, and I've lost some weight. It's a start, but a good one. I smile and have been more nagging than usual, hoping something will...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe 16-17, F Jul 9, 2013

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    Am I being too sensitive, shouldnt this be bothering me? Shouldnt it be botheting you? Am I missing something, it seems thats its fine for you that things are different between us...
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    I don't feel like it, i know it. But they know me an have to deal with it so haha i know you love me so suck it up and be a goofball!
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    not my fault just feel like I am forget feel I know I am especially when someone u love says something u never though they would
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    I've never had a dream that I did not understand in some way, it makes me feel like I'm in touch with myself.
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    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M Jul 30

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