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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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    Hmm...

    Something seems amiss with my life, and I don't know what it is (like many others).
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Mar 4, 2012

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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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    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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    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 1 Response 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 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    My confidence in my work.

    My dad stole my resevoir. And society aint taught get over it yet. They just say do it and how. Like it made sense and is easy. Not.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 15

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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 1 Response Oct 6, 2013

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    I don't know what it is

    but I've been feeling this way ever since I remember myself. There is this gap inside of my chest that will never be full. And every time I try something new, satisfaction will only last a while, if at all.
    TroubledIndividual TroubledIndividual 16-17, M Oct 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 16-17, F Jul 4

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    It's crazy. I'm crazy. God, I don't even ******* know. I'm with this amazing guy. His feelings for me are impossible to question. He loves me. I know it. He let's me feel it...
    ohmyfvck ohmyfvck 18-21, F Dec 4

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    dessmart1 dessmart1 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I have dreams all the time. But lately only certain things will stick with me. I feel like I was trying to get away from something dark I'm not sure but I remember swimming in a...
    Bree9696 Bree9696 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I had an odd dream where my gf purposely locked herself in my trunk and told me that she wanted to ride in there all the way to my mothers house. When we got there the house was...
    RailTracer645 RailTracer645 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    I'm not really sure what I should write, I just feel like writing. free writing sounds good. I'll do that. something is coming. I feel it in my bones. things are changing, and I...
    loveandlight29 loveandlight29 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    So yeah I keep dreaming about the same guy I talked like six months ago. I feel like he is part of me or something. I really want this to end but I can't help it. From what I know...
    Ayumikichi Ayumikichi 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ok I have so many questions please help! (social disorder?) I am a 'maladaptive daydreamer' (I think that's how it's spelled). I constantly daydream all the time and develop...
    uneatenavacado uneatenavacado 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I always hate when I'm someone's second choice. I feel like I'm being used. And I don't like that. I feel like you only wan me around when something fails,It makes me feel like...
    AshCakes AshCakes 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    Since I feel like I bother people, I never tell people what I really feel or want. I usually say what they want hear. I don't like to bother people cause I feel like they'll hate...
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    I am a 20 y.o. man living outside of Oslo, Norway. I just quit my studies at a marketing school in Oslo because I wasn't satisfied with the quality of the education and was unhappy...
    felixhaave felixhaave 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    -beat a high score -conduct an epic song -read that one moment when an awesome character does something i would do -realize im the only one in the room that understands what...
    tortress531 tortress531 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I have so ******* done right now. You give life a second chance, have a positive outlook, and feel like trying. You actually try your hardest to do something and actually feel hope...
    Valencia12 Valencia12 13-15, F a week ago

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    I used to feel meaning from church. I spent many hours thinking of arguments and counter arguments for why God exists. I poured over the old logical arguments that proved he...
    jjeng1989 jjeng1989 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I am slowly slipping back into old habits and my stress & anxiety levels are at an all time high. I've cried every night for the past week. my dad is a lying cheater and I can't...
    roryrawry roryrawry 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Well maybe they're not the ones to blame. I'm becoming terrible at being a friend, being a sister, being a daughter, being a relative. Basically everything. My mind is inclined to...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am not a JOKE!!! Yes, YOU!!! And your friends! Do I seriously look like one you can play around with and use, and then when you get something back, you drop? After all the things...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Last night, my current boyfriend and I had a fight, like we always seem to do at the moment. I went home upset, and ended up dreaming about the guy I dated when I was 18 and living...
    louisevc louisevc 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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