I Feel Like I Have No Purpose In Life

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    No Purpose

    For quite sometime now I have had this feeling that once my parents and my dog Chuck are gone I will no longer serve any purpose in this world. I dont feel sorry for myself or anything like that , but Its like I work and pay my bills and do all the things every one else does but...
    rispurge rispurge
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2011

    I'm just useless, I can't do anything right.

    Nobody even likes me, and I can understand why... I feel I would be better of dead... I should have never been born...
    Ricking Ricking
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 5, 2014

    single and didn't found

    that princess yet.jobless and its hard to get a job here!!! im lost
    simokhalifa simokhalifa
    31-35, M
    Dec 3, 2014


    i feel like I no longer have a purpose I. Life.. I find myself wondering what I'm doing anymore.. I am a worthless person I no longer have the companionship with my best friend my sister in law due to my stupidity. My own husband even says I'm and idiot or dumb and worthless. So...
    cahortney cahortney
    Jun 27, 2011

    Idk What It Is

    Lately i been feeling like i have no purpose i know its mostly my fault because i dont push myself out of my comfort zone for that i have no friends really left i can physically touch spend time with except maybe one and he's going thru his own stuff right now. No boyfriend...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Oct 10, 2012

    Whether I find purpose

    or realize it I just hope others benefit from our interactions or my decisions in a positive manner. That sounds cheesy but it's true.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 20, 2015

    Ive always felt like i have no purpose in life.

    There has been times where i love life and i have fun and stuff. But my depression and anxiety make me feel that is gonna be a forever kind of thing. I just think whats the purpose of living if i cant live it to my fullest without such worries. I wish i just be worry free. I...
    lesley2456 lesley2456
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2016

    I quit another job & I took a "break" from

    college 2 years ago. What is my purpose in life? If it's being a **** up, then I have definitely succeeded with that. I hate myself for being such a failure. Maybe if it weren't for these stupid disorders, I can actually live a successful life, but I doubt it =/
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2014
    zayhammy zayhammy
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 28, 2014

    Hicup Is Annoying While Trying To Write This

    So this is what i learned: there is no purpose in a humans life unless you make this purpose be. Am i right? Purpose of existance would only be if fate existed as well. Many people even try to kill themselves for this and i'm no exception. And not saying this to gain pity friends...
    Theanonymuswimp Theanonymuswimp
    Jul 28, 2012

    The dark cloud of depression comes in at random

    times. During these times, I feel like there is no purpose to me, the people around me, or what I'm supposed to do. It happens a lot at school. The few friends I have call out to me, and I ignore them, not even looking at them. I just blankly staring at the ground, and most of...
    Done453 Done453
    18-21, F
    May 12, 2014

    I don't know what I'm doing here.

    I feel like I bother people just by being alive. Every time I try to move one step forward, no one give me support. They always think that I can't do anything right. I am just the useless creature.
    heartandbrain heartandbrain
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2014


    I hate this life of mine. It's just empty, like a bottle on the side of the rode. No one stops by and picks it up, everyone just ignores it, as they go on with their lives. Serving no purpose. Just a reflection of what the bottle used to be. Filled with something good, something...
    bradley20 bradley20
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 10, 2012

    I had two big goals after graduating college

    and I haven't been able to achieve them. Now I'm stuck working in retail, single, and living in an area I hate. I'm planning a move to a new city in July, hoping it will help me achieve my dreams, but I'm scared it will end up just being the same problems in a different place.
    ireniebeanie ireniebeanie
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2015

    I stay home, work, school,

    nothing else... -_- I'm so boring. ... who out there feels like this. . when I get these moments I get up even if I don't want to I get up and change.. I just do don't think till im outside and think quickly where I want to go and where are there people to talk to or where can I...
    butterflyofchange butterflyofchange
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2014

    I can't connect with people

    or appreciate any moment anymore. I don't have any motivation and can never carry on a meaningful conversation anymore. I'm 23 and have no idea what i want to do with myself. I'm constantly wondering if i'll ever stop feeling so bad
    williemonje williemonje
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Oct 23, 2014

    I feel like this all the time.

    I don't have any "skills" to help me pick a career. at this point of my son's life he wants to hang out with his dad. so if I can't get a job and my son wants to bond with his dad....what's my purpose? :s
    maddie1980 maddie1980
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 2, 2014

    I really struggle with this too.

    I used to have a fulfilling career until I became disabled. I think my career defined who I was as a person. Without a job I feel like I've lost my purpose. But what if we define our own purpose? What if our purpose is not to be a human doing, defining ourselves by the things...
    Dutchess68 Dutchess68
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2014

    Depressed Sad An Hurt

    I'm in a relationship now and I do love him but I have caught him with number's in his phone called them but he only denied them he hurt me so bad after all I been threw with him wat if someone u love d gave u the worst thing ever but u choose to stay with him then after 3 years...
    babypatricia babypatricia
    41-45, F
    Jul 24, 2013

    Sometimes I feel like I was born to pick people

    up, to make them happy, and show them how to appreciate life. To only be ****** over in the end when they don't need me and honestly it's a sh**** a** feeling. I just feel like such a burden and mistake at times questioning why I'm even here. It sucks feeling unappreciated...
    BlueMoonx BlueMoonx
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2015

    I don't know how to explain it

    but I feel like I don't mean anything to anyone. I'll never amount to anything, i just feel like I'm nothing.
    SomethingGrimm SomethingGrimm
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

    Honestly don't know what I wanna be.

    I've spent a good amount of time thinking and I really just don't know.
    toiletwater toiletwater
    18-21, M
    Nov 30, 2014
    lilpoetbear lilpoetbear
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

    Life is just a big hamster wheel.

    Day in, day out, same routine. It's quit depressing. Please don't tell me to just do something or whatever, because that's no help. What I'm feeling isn't simple boredom that can be cured with some activity thrown in the routine. It's just feeling empty. What I'm feeling can't...
    RicksRightNip420 RicksRightNip420
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 4, 2016

    people tell me i can still start over.

    go to college, get educated, and get a high paying job. If i really want to change. when it came to education and all things that are necessary in my life, i felt like a normal person. but when it came to relationships, i ended up dating the wrong type and giving myself up to...
    snoflower snoflower
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 1, 2014
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