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I Hate Feeling Useless

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Nov 14, 2013

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    I always try my best

    and it's not good enough for my family
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 9

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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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    Omg omg omg Yessss Hate it.

    Worse than meds. Or jerks. Well. Not worse than jerks but. Horrid feeling.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 9

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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes I want to cry in class because of this. I used to be so loud and fun and now I feel so depressed. I hate going to a new hs because you're getting ignored. Sure there are...
    alyssagrey14 alyssagrey14 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I have a few different feelings that are similar and I can't stand feeling the way I do about it. First, my real family; I miss them all so much but especially my sister and...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 31

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    When you're left feeling vulnerable as a result of heartache. That has to be the absolute worst.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F Aug 18

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    no one ever want's to talk unless they need something, i hate being alone.
    jos951 jos951 18-21, M Aug 23

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    I wish this madness was over, because I hate sitting back here being helpless watching all the pain and suffering your going through.
    Verix Verix 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    i am so weird sometimes. i get so lonely but instead of seeking out companionship, what do i do? i push everyone away. i go hide. i drowned out the world with my music cranked up...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F Aug 23

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    I hate letting my guard down. Makes me feel vulnerable at times. Seems like burned every time
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    There is no place for emotions and feelings and no one cares.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 1

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    I hate when I feel so lonely . When I feel that way I just wanna cry and cry so much and eat as well idk y but I do.
    kikolola kikolola 18-21, F Sep 7

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    I don't have time for it anymore. Being used and abused for having it is not worth it. I love feeling nothing. It's the only way to get by in this world.
    Iyaniaya Iyaniaya 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I love feeling vulnerable when I choose too. I am working on trusting people but giving up complete or even a good amount of control stresses me out
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Still together yet so horribly lonely...
    jycdartmniac jycdartmniac 18-21, F Aug 22

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    The greatest pain in life is not to die, but to be ignored.To lose the person you love so much to another who doesn't care at all. To have someone you care so much about, throw a...
    redaura redaura 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Nights become darker, hours become longer and i become lost once again.
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    So I thought he liked me, then he met her, stopped giving me attention, messaging me and spending his time talking to me. I thought we had something. We did, right? Or what? Was I...
    sunnychoke sunnychoke 16-17, F Aug 26

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    i being second to those i put first ),: he's slowly breaking my heart in to pieces .
    youngadult14 youngadult14 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    Encontrados Encontrados 36-40, M Aug 29

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    This says it all, it's about moving forward , and learning from all your falls. You just get back up keep going forward and better yourself
    aboutdone728 aboutdone728 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    We let people in.... Let out guards down and share things with them. But sometimes you end up wondering why....
    crazychick76 crazychick76 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    Damn waiting anxiously for the next time he will text me It sucks
    minyue minyue 18-21, F Sep 5

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    What will you do when someone you love is loving someone else
    josephclark josephclark 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    I hope the registration officer won't put in a difficult situation. Please stick with what you've issued on me when the moment I receive my offer letter. It was not my fault at...
    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F a week ago

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    Control...being in charge of a situation. I have no control in love. I have plenty of love to share but confused. I have no control over portions of my life. Areas which I'd...
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    One of the worst combinations
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am 38 weeks +3 days now. This whole pregnancy pretty much has beena nightmare come true. I never wanted another child. I sure as hell do not want to experience labor again but...
    dollhex dollhex 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    i like being alone but i hate feeling alone i wish people would text me more so it felt like someone is thinking of me or misses me
    justashyguy87 justashyguy87 26-30, M a week ago

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    I'm hurt inside I'm scared crying my tummy hurts a lot my head hurts I'm not feeling good at all I'm really hurt by u
    butterflypink butterflypink 13-15, F 53 mins ago

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    Today I cleaned. ALL DAY. When I looked at the time, I realized my family would be home any minute. So... I ran out to the store quick before I would be blocked in the driveway...
    iammyownworstenemy1 iammyownworstenemy1 18-21, F Aug 18

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    Some mornings i'm like Will I Am "Feeling Myself" and think i'm sheer amazing haha and other times i feel like a useless fat slob. Its never in the middle, i don't look and think...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Aug 29

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    I hate this family, i hate my dad . My dad told me i was born to repay him and he told me that i owe him to much. He never care about my grade , and when i was sick he told me to...
    koichenghann koichenghann 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hate my life. I hate it. Only half of it has to do with medical problems. The other half consists of my home life, my job and the fact that I can't even predict my future cause...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I don't really hate him but right now it is the only way I know how to express what I am feeling toward my 6 week old son. It is the sort of hatred that emerges when every effort...
    andreapterodactyl andreapterodactyl 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hi Guys, I am new to this space and really am anxious on sharing my experience with you buddies on my first day here. So to begin with I would like to give you guys a background...
    troubledDIL2012 troubledDIL2012 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 27

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    I think the reason I cry so much when my mum says horrible and filthy things to me is because I love her so much. She will verbally abuse me daily and it will effect me because I...
    Aishcc Aishcc 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 2

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    I try to help out people as much as I can but sometimes I just feel like giving up on it. Sometimes I try to talk to people and try to talk them out of bad habits or thinking about...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    Well, I'll be going back to school in about 5 days and I remembered how I f*cking hate that place. I promise to you, reader, that I will keep calm. I'll state general facts and my...
    Balkan1996 Balkan1996 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    At the moment, I hate my mom. She knows I'm terrified of spiders. She knows I'm practically useless until it dies, because I'm terrified of them. And right now, there is a huge...
    PercyJacksonisAWESOME PercyJacksonisAWESOME 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Yess! And still like to learn another useless knowledge! Also useless knowledge is good at being useless:)
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't fit in because I refuse to be anyone but myself. I'm a nice person and I do almost anything for friends when I have thembut why do people have to lie and pretend?I hate...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Been seeing a lot of people who love selfies. Guess what? I ******* hate them. lool. I am repulsed by people who take them regularly also.
    herewegothen herewegothen 18-21, M 3 hrs ago