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I Feel Like I'm Wasting Time

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    Cycle of Meaning and Nihilism

    I get motivated and complete goals when I set them for myself but I always feel like I'm wasting my time. I want to change. I want to believe that something that I will do in my life will mean something. There are so many positive things I could be doing with my life. Aren't...
    blessedmovers blessedmovers 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2007

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    I think to myself..WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?

    ! people are out travelling and experiencing amazing things but oh wait I know the problem...exams, school, education blablabla etc. we've basically wasted our youth on that and I'm not saying drop out of school I'm just feeling bored with life and that shouldn't be the case...
    lifecanbebeautiful lifecanbebeautiful 18-21, F Jun 5

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    Got a Tire Round My Gut From Sittin On It

    There is always something to do, and always somebody not doing it, me.
    intothewoods intothewoods 26-30 Nov 6, 2008

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    Wasted My Time

    I have wasted my time online for the longest time.  Tonight, I said it is enough,  This is my last night.  I'm old enough, no more a teenager that I should spend hours and hours online which doesn't do anything for me.  I'm also married and I will start doing things for us...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2012

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    We All Are

    Of course I'm wasting time. We all are. Human life is absolutely without meaning, unbelievably insignificant on a cosmic scale. Time? Meh! So it's OK to waste time (unless it's in pursuit of "the meaning of life") but it's appalling how flagrantly we waste resources...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 6 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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    Stop Wasting Time And Start Living Life

    We have enrolled over 13,000 new entrepreneurs in as little as 9 weeks. While, over half have had absolutely no experience and the everyday average person has finally been given the chance to LAUNCH their own career or simply put their own business on the front page of Google...
    RussCampbell RussCampbell 41-45, M Jan 10, 2012

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    I'm a teenager and I do things that "normal" teenagers do. I've been to parties, I've experimented but I also play sports, and I get good grades. I can carry a conversation with...
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    Everyday my life takes me nowhere. I feel like I'm only moving the dirt that's going to cover my coffin when I'm dead. I keep asking myself how did I get to this point? I honestly...
    ran20 ran20 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    I feel like I'm constantly grabbing his hand, hugging him, kissing him, etc. And I feel like it annoys him. He tells me he loves it when I'm being "clingy", and that I don't do it...
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    I feel like I'm not good enough for anyone or anything. Everyone's showed me I'm not loved, wanted or cared for. Maybe I'm just to ******* complicated for anyone to love. I need...
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    I am a Wolf Therian as weird as it may sound. I have always felt like i wasn't the same as others. I don't think the same nor do i strive for the same goals as my fellow humans...
    BlissfulWolf BlissfulWolf 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Increasingly I am feeling like I was born with a mask on my face... I mean, here I am, this 39 year old lady with a wealth of experience, I speak several languages, am well...
    Hhaawke Hhaawke 36-40, F 14 hrs ago

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    I am sixteen years old and have just received my "predicted gcse grades". All of my predicted grades are a grade B. Many people have told me these are "good grades" but to me a B...
    Candyflosshair Candyflosshair 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    Really 2 people.. One with me.. The other is just looking for trouble! So I'm ok and I'm mostly over my crush.. Then the other me comes in, it's like, you can't be over him! How...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm lost. I'm almost 20 now. I read a degree, but not anymore. It was not my cup of tea. I didn't have close friends. All are fake. I don't have anyone to share my feelings. All...
    BRG8 BRG8 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ever since my little cousin was born five years ago I feel like my grandmother has pushed me to the side for her. She used to actually sound and look like she was actually...
    bambi147 bambi147 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    2 different people.. And they keep fighting inside me about who should come out on the surface.. I'm tired..
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I feel as if I'm stuck in the middle of my own thoughts. I can't choose what I want. There's one path, I feel that god is telling me to take. It's the "riskier one." The one where...
    Sydneybu Sydneybu 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am one of the sweetest most caring individuals u could hope to meet. I love to make people laugh and feel better. In turn, it does the same for me. But the truth is I'm a mess. I...
    Amginn Amginn 36-40 6 days ago

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    I'm not a second choice, and I sure as hell am not third choice. I'm just so tired of being the person someone talks to because they can't talk to who they really wanted to. Don't...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I know I'm lucky in the sense that I have what I have, and I am grateful for that, but that isn't really what I'm addressing here. Things just seem to work out for me. I don't...
    Retelling Retelling 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Yeah, basically that's it. I try to get noticed by doing good things, but no one ever pays attention because I'm not good enough. So I always end up just sitting there alone and in...
    cyndercrys cyndercrys 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    For 16 years now i thought i had found someone who would love me no matter what, i guess i was wrong! Apparently i'm not even good enough for him!! I just hate that it took me 16...
    Unhappilymarried34 Unhappilymarried34 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Ive been thinking about doing this for a while, anyone have any advice on how i can be successful with losing the weight? and how long will this take?
    DessyLove DessyLove 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    My brain says WHAT THE HELL THEY ARE MY EMOTIONS MY MOUTH AND MY FREAKING LIFE, if THEY DONT LIKE WHAT I DO OR WHAT I SAY OR MY FEELINGS THEN WTH CARES? And then my brain also says...
    iamnoor iamnoor 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Graduated with BA in Religious Studies, and as much as I love it, jobs are tough to find! Might as well get an MA I guess. ;p
    jacqolantern jacqolantern 22-25, F Jul 12

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    I just wish I was enough...
    NeeverForget NeeverForget 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Life is getting worse and I don't know why I am divorcing my ex husband after 20 years as he didn't treat me well and beating me up when he could it took ally strength to leave...
    kimbeley123 kimbeley123 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Starting to get used to it.
    cassierenee07 cassierenee07 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    Love = 30% beautiful + 70% painful
    AnnaKhit AnnaKhit 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    And their starting to pull at one another. Identity crisis?
    DorothyWheresOz DorothyWheresOz 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Be true to yourself. Do what you know is right. If you get lost in the shadows; search for the light.
    Meagaroni18 Meagaroni18 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Sometimes 3 :) good-bad and confused
    LeahNl LeahNl 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am constantly worried that I annoy the people around me all the time and theyre just to nice or scared to say anything. I know with some people it's not the case and I realize...
    WhirlwindR WhirlwindR 18-21, M 7 Responses Jun 26

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    It's not easy being surrounded by people who makes you feel you're alone. My friends don't even see me. I am there by there side but it feels like I'm not. My ideas would never be...
    nameday nameday 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel like I'm losing myself completely. As if the person I had known all my life growing up is leaving and I am honestly really unhappy about it. The term “I love you, you're...
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm a 17 year old female(here at least) and I've seen many people post exactly how i feel, not being able to feel a sense of belonging, pretending as hard as we can to be human...
    Zepth Zepth 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I feel like I've missed out on a few things in life growing up, which contributes to my lack of knowledge, and insight on some matters. Also, I feel like I've missed out on a lot...
    quantic3st quantic3st 22-25 1 hr ago

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    I am a step-mom to 3 boys... I am 25 years old, and adopted out my son when I was 17... I am now helping to raise an 8 year old, 7 year old and a 5 year old... Lately I have been...
    KaeMarie3 KaeMarie3 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    TechObsessed TechObsessed 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    anyoneoutthere1 anyoneoutthere1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    God I wish I had a friend. I feel like I need someone to tell me that I am okay, that things will get better if I try. I guess I don't believe in myself anymore... sometimes I...
    crazyhobo crazyhobo 26-30 1 Response Jul 8

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    I didn't get to have the high school experience I wanted because I pussxy out and when to a smaller school, I didn't have a lot of friends I still don't. But it's ok I learned to...
    hennyforyourthoughts hennyforyourthoughts 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    The second time I'm posting about the same experience. Last time I didn't receive any help or any feedback and I'm not doing this for that but I just feel like it would be nice if...
    PursuitofHappiness1 PursuitofHappiness1 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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