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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...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 3, 2011

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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...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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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...
    zenandi zenandi 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 20, 2008

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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...
    XxSperanzaXx XxSperanzaXx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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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...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe 16-17, F Jul 9, 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...
    thenewmisslunallena thenewmisslunallena 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 6, 2011

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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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    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...
    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...
    BelleRaven BelleRaven 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 4, 2009

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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. ...
    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...
    GenineFilS GenineFilS 18-21, F Mar 4, 2011

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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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    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...
    white701 white701 18-21, M Oct 6, 2013

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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...
    quinnandsuch quinnandsuch 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2008

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    I'm a 24 year old married, full time student and full time employee. I'm going to school to become a music teacher and am fortunate enough to have a job that works around my school...
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    I hate that this is a topic. Nobody should ever have to feel like this. And I know it's easy to just say, "oh well you're good enough don't worry," but it's another thing to...
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