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I Feel Like Life Has Passed Me By

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    What Will Never Be (long-sorry)

    I am a 40 something year old woman. I feel like there is not much to look forward to in life anymore, like my best years are behind me and I'm just waiting to die now. I have had ups and downs in my life like everyone and have survived some tough situations. I really didn't...
    LonelynTx LonelynTx 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    Not Completely!!!

    i mean, im still quite young, and i still have a lot that i want to do and achieve in life, but its all going by so quickly!! i keep promising myself im going to improve my life, get a new job and so on, and then before i know it, another year has gone by, its just that one...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    Another Day

    Tick tock tick tock tick fock feck ****. Wake me up when it's over.
    newmurderer newmurderer 66-70 2 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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    My Life Feels Like It Has Passed Me By

          My life feels like it has passed me by.  Years ago I was seeing a male psychiatrist and this is what he told me. your life has been passing you by.  I believed him, because when I look back on my life I have not accomplished anything.  ...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 6 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    In Different Ways

    I think the reason I feel so young at heart is because I missed out on so much when I was a teenager. I suffered severe social anxiety.......I had one year that I was actually thin and a little popular (in my crowd) not the "popular" crowd. I was too scared to go to prom, though...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2012

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    Where Has The Time Gone?

    I'm 39 years old, never married, and have always had trouble making friends and attracting women. I'm told I'm not bad looking, but I think it's my personality, or lack of one, that is the problem.People always thought I was so smart growing up, but I really haven't amounted to...
    nowhereman71 nowhereman71 36-40 4 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    Life is but a dream, .....dream butt.
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    I always dreamed of running away. As kid I was secretly planning escape from my family. Having bag ready with only stuff I would need under my bed. I got pocket knife, sleeping...
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    Like This can't be . There should be more than this .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    One thing I always said about life in the back of my mind 'if there's nothing right then there's nothing left' I am realising that now lately as I feel I have sunk my quality of...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dream world is always better than real world
    Br7781 Br7781 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    sometimes. i imagine i am in another persons body and wonder what my life would be.
    bigbangvip21 bigbangvip21 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Am I the only one that has days where they dont feel themselves? Like some days I watch movies or read books and get really into it and start to feel like a certain character for a...
    WhisperingGrass WhisperingGrass 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    [long story ahead because I need to get this off my chest] I have been struggling with solipsism my entire life. The people around me and my environment feels as though they are a...
    theflamechronicles theflamechronicles 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just sit still. Everything else spins out of control. I am too numb now. Nothing here is real...it can't be real...it can't have me. I don't want it.
    BluChild BluChild 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I wake up sometimes thinking "Dang, this is it huh?"
    Artandabstarct Artandabstarct 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    the best you can do is nothing at all,peace is the best validation
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I participate actively in life, and it is in a way sincere. That is, I can tell there is a part of me that really truly engages with the world. But the "me" I identify with, who I...
    Blancpaper Blancpaper 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I wonder if the life we are living is just a dream and if our real bodies/selves are asleep somewhere in another dimension. Our human bodies could be like the Naavi from...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Life is void of meaning, insane and empty. Life by definition, when all the subjective things are ******** off, is bizarre, warped and mad! Would you agree?
    AmirPR AmirPR 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    love eludes me at every turn. its like there is noone around me that i can feel connected to in a way to make me feel that way. the sweet kind honest faithful person that seems to...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was sexually abused from age 5 to 12. Lost my mother in 2012. Was almost killed in 2013 by my same abusers. My sister has now been sick for 5 months and her and my mom were/are...
    AngelOfGod1506 AngelOfGod1506 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I feel like sh*t. I feel like breaking down and sobbing my eyes out. I really don't feel like living. Right now I want to end my worthless f*cking life. And this time I won't fail...
    BrokenInnocence BrokenInnocence 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I really hate being a mom at times. My girl is 6 and has ADHD and is always hyper. It's hard to be around her for long amounts of time. I even take the long way home at work cause...
    DoMyBest DoMyBest 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    100% of all deaths are caused by having a life if you feel upset with this please feel free to try to become immortal.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I just feel lol I'm pathetic and ad that I annoy people. When I'm not annoying them, they're annoying me--I'm there, bit not noticed, left to be isolated, left to fake it, and look...
    cincyboy cincyboy 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I don't feel like there's something missing, I KNOW there's something missing!!
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Do you ever close your eyes and it all feel upside down? when I'm at my house I could look at a compass I feel as if it should be turned upside down. And no mater what I do I...
    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    All in all, I feel like ****. Last night and the night before yesterday were spent crying myself to sleep. I couldn't stop crying and it was mostly because of bottled up loneliness...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I feel like I am better off all alone with God in my company. I think aloneness and some depression are wonderful things in my life. "Sorrow is better than laughter...
    zachlabodz zachlabodz 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I feel like I'm not good enough for the university I want to go to. I feel like I'm not good enough for people to like me. I feel like I'm not good enough for my parents to love me...
    MissViviann MissViviann 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Am staring outside from my office window , screaming on the I inside, talking to myself so loud, seen my words just fly by . and for a moment wondering , can they hear me.. out...
    angeleyes2820 angeleyes2820 36-40 a week ago

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    I have always had fantasticly vivid dreams. I remember a horrifying nightmare from when I was five, but tonight I had such a surreal and lasting feeling from a dream, that I feel...
    Toddstool Toddstool 31-35 a week ago

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    Emphasis of the 'feel'. I'm not saying they actually don't. I had to move back home after finishing an art degree so I could build up my career to go freelance. It's been hard...
    EleanorPainting EleanorPainting 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I get so jealous. So jealous to see all the happy couples and everyone going on about their life...and then theres me. Can barely hold a smile for 5 seconds without crying. Its...
    ForeverMyAlwaysREH3 ForeverMyAlwaysREH3 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    i'm so scared. i can feel it. i can feel the darkness wrapping around me, holding me closely. i can feel it tinting everything in my life. all of the good things in my life...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F Jun 24

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    I just got off of the phone with my niece, her disgust with me plainly evident in both her words and tone of voice. She wanted me to come up to the city where she lives but I can't...
    ginaramone ginaramone 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    Some days turn out better or worse than others – that’s a fact. But ultimately, the way we feel about our life and ourselves has the biggest impact on the outcome of each day...
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