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I Hate Feeling Useless

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 201 People

    Useless And Bored

    I'm a 35 yr old male who feels like I have zero going on in my life. I have a boring desk job, live in an apartment, and have some friends and family, but I still feel real empty as of late. I don't really have any goals or hobbies besides playing video games and watching TV. I...
    joeyjohn78 joeyjohn78 36-40, M Nov 14, 2013

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    Stress.

    I hate feeling worthless and unimportant and... well.... useless. Especially when everyone tells me that I am all of those things. I try my best to be my best, but it's never good enough. I'm not very pretty, I'm not very smart, I'm not very strong, I'm not very brave, I'm not...
    ASGKPFG ASGKPFG 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2012

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    Nothing

    I am completely useless. All I do is take take take. I'm no good to anyone and just a dead weight bringing everyone down.
    newmurderer newmurderer 70+ 4 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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    I feel incompetent and inadequate.

    It angers me that a few people I know are getting internships as a bridge to their careers and moving away and doing something worthwhile with their lives. A couple teach esl overseas, one or two are leading major volunteer projects. Me? Just the loser with the worthless...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2014

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    I always try my best

    and it's not good enough for my family
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M Aug 9, 2014

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    Why Do I Feel Useless and Second Best to My Siblings

    Most days I feel useless to most people in the world. Nothing I do seems to be good enough. To make it worse I suffer from depression and anxiety, so these conditions kinda distorts my reality a bit. Even on days when I do show glimpses of been usefull, the next day I'm back to...
    PabloEstrata PabloEstrata 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 7, 2009

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    It's Awkward

    You know, like, when you're at someone's family's house for dinner, and everyone is off doing their own thing or catching up, and you're just kind of standing there, wishing there was something for you to do? And you ask the mom if you can help wih dinner and she shoos you out...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Mar 5, 2010

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    shes all I wanted, and yet i still wasnt enough, i hate feeling alone, i dont have many freinds as it is, all i really have are my games
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    That feeling when you get all choked up, teary-eyed and have the sudden urge to cut. Yeah, I hate that. A lot.
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    i'm in love with him. he used to be in love with me. he says he's still in love with me, but that time i had to ask. he used to tell me that he loves me and misses me all the...
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    I feel like I have so much to say, so much to give... But there's nobody there to listen or to receive. I wish I could turn my brain off, I need sleep, I need something...
    BrokenSoul88 BrokenSoul88 26-30, F 9 Responses Feb 6

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    Right now I feel so vulnerable, I let a wall down.. I told you how I feel... Oh gosh, I hope you don't block me out, or freak out... It's scaring me right now but I needed to say...
    catho catho 18-21, F Feb 8

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    Ugh I feel like doing absolutely nothing
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    When everybody is there enjoying their lives and you feel like you're just existing in yours.
    electricraindrop electricraindrop 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    I dislike this picture, it's mind ******* me. :( At first I saw white and gold and now I see blue and black, 😁
    ZoBow ZoBow 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Sometimes it's the people that put you through the most pain that are the hardest to let go...
    GabrielAlan GabrielAlan 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I feel like they don't know the warning signs. The obvious ones include the "I'm fine/okay"s, twitching, and sitting with my head down. Not to mention not meeting someone's eyes...
    winception winception 13-15, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm an educator and still new in this industry. Yesterday a so call new "Dean" called me to his office and tell me about students complaining about me being strict. I have my own...
    quirkysoul quirkysoul 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I wish you would have invited me. I know that I kind of ruined it the last time we went but it wasn't my fault I was trying my hardest to keep calm but I felt like I was in danger...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I hate feeling the way I do. I can't stop feeling like I don't matter. it's cutting into my efficiency at school and I can't focus. I hate this. I hate everything about myself at...
    Kairics Kairics 13-15, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I hate feeling like this, I just can't deal with this pain, I hate it, what is there to be happy for anymore, maybe I was never meant to be happy.
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I don’t know what I am doing with my life anymore. Where to start with what sucks most, I am not sure. Right now I can not pinpoint the root cause of my unhappiness but it seems...
    unknown0605 unknown0605 22-25, F Feb 10

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    dunno what or why but I woke today with a weird feeling. it's Friday and thats good cos it means im out tonight. but I feel like weird like I'm on edge about something but nothing...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 17 Responses Feb 6

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    I used to think that having a job means so much more than the idea of being productive. Currently, I'm stuck in a media job at a small startup company that is just full of...
    smittenpoise smittenpoise 22-25, F Feb 7

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    I hate feeling like I'm a burden on folks. People tell me to hit them when I need to talk to just have a friend and I totally understand that people have lives. Hell I have one of...
    Mystique91 Mystique91 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I'm a little disappointed! On Vday a guy that claims to likes me, took me out on a date. I had 4 other admires ask to take me out on Vday. To make a long story short, I don't know...
    missyluvslilies missyluvslilies 26-30, F 13 Responses Feb 20

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    I don't know why... I'd rather be in work than home right now so I'm looking for another job so I'm not home weekends. I hate feeling so stressed and work should not be a sanctuary...
    friendlygent friendlygent 26-30, M Feb 25

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    I feel totally stupid useless I don't know I don't care lost lonely understatement I just want to give up I don't want to be here anymore I'm so done I hate it I hate people no...
    jaxpdx jaxpdx 41-45, F 56 mins ago

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    I hate my life so much, I really have been compensating whether or not I should kill myself, but I can never bring myself to it, like it's just thoughts; but seriously Life's...
    Krchan2 Krchan2 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I hate my mother! And even more I hate myself for everything I am. I believe that ,no, I know that our environment, our parents shape our personalities in our childhood. I was...
    OlgaTs OlgaTs 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    And yet again I'm in the bathroom, on the floor crying my eyes out and at the same trying to keep quite so they don't find out. I hate it so much, been going on for 5-6 years now...
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    I hate the world we live in, the food we eat the influence we get because we are just bunch of living things who is just trying to sustain by doing things that we though are very...
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 18-21, M Feb 11

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    After another couple grand for a lawyer - I am overwhelmed with the situation with the ex & children! I do really "hate" being a "stepmom!" My boyfriend was with a woman with 3...
    patientlove patientlove 22-25 1 Response Feb 7

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    Hate is a strong word. But this woman certainly hates me, and now I hate her. She is a useless, lazy, entitled woman who has achieved basically nothing in life (apart from popping...
    megwolitzer megwolitzer 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    It isn't really a think thing, I know. My family has hated me ever since I was about eleven years old. Eleven is around the time I began to face some serious depression. It was...
    girlofthedead girlofthedead 16-17, F Feb 22

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    I hate myself for being too afraid to be myself. I hate myself for not being able to express anger, sadness and happiness. I hate myself for being so useless. I can't trust anybody...
    bluerosesandblackfoxes bluerosesandblackfoxes 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    I am going back to school but I don't want to go back. Everyone including my teachers make me feel stupid. I can't do anything and no cares. If I have a problem at school no one...
    cloudycarnage cloudycarnage 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 23

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    My mother is slowly losing her once impressive command of language. Commonplace items are now routinely referred to as "whatitsname" or "that...you know". But two words that still...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 7

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    I hate my father. I hope one day he picks up and leaves and never looks back or idk... Maybe die.... Either one works just fine with me. This old bastard already has one foot in...
    BlackBuddafly88 BlackBuddafly88 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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