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I Have No Idea What I Want to Do With My Life

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    50 percent of me wants to runaway

    and escape everything but the other half wonders if anyone would find me and if they did what would happen, how would they treat me.
    StahpCopyingMyName StahpCopyingMyName 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2015

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    How am I supposed to choose what to major

    and minor in at college? I'll be going off to college next fall and everyone is expecting me to make these huge decisions. Well I dont f*cking know!!!!! Im only 17! I have a whole life ahead of me. How am I supposed to choose what I want right now?
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 15, 2014

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    I've got no friends at school Everyday at

    school I'm either being bullied, or wondering around on my own. its a horrible felling. I have had to be taken out of class a few times because I've been crying over it. I also cry myself to sleep every night, I really want somebody to help.
    StacieH StacieH 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2015

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    I apologize in advance; this is going to be a

    fairly long post. I'm a college sophomore and I still have no idea where I'll be in 10 (or even 5) years. All I know is that there are two completely unrelated things I'm passionate about: helping others (especially the less fortunate) and the field of mathematics. The problem...
    Halcyon0 Halcyon0 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I've changed my major 5 times.

    I'm about to graduate and I still don't know what I want to do. I just want to be done with school so I'm sticking with this major lol
    nuggetknees nuggetknees 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 16, 2015

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    I have no passion! people ask me what your

    passion is and I don't know. When i was a kid I wanted to be a dentist then when people started asking me the famous question "What are you going to do with your life?" I want to be this i want to be that. I like to learn but I don't have any passion. I'm from a sheltered family...
    SingingHeaven47 SingingHeaven47 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 30, 2015

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    I have really bad anxiety

    so I don't know what to think. I am still in school. next year I will graduate. I been stressing and worried about how I'm goin to work, find a house, pay bills, omg what if I had kids, and how I am goin to socialize if I can't. All I do every night is cry and threaten myself I...
    queenbitch333 queenbitch333 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    At the end of the day,

    life should ask us, Do you want to save the changes?
    wAhmad wAhmad 22-25, F Nov 22, 2015

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    I got tired of my marriage,

    my husband and I quarrel more and more .we don't seem to trust each other any more .he is such a selfish man and only has himself and his family (exclude my son and I ? in his eyes. I am struggling of life ,what should I do ?
    jessicatong jessicatong 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2015

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    Its just like ive lost everything in my life

    and i dont know what to do till i was in 8th grade , i was a good student i used to study and i was happy that time , after that we moved to another place , i dont know what happend to me , i lost interest in everything and then i started smoking and im still smoking , im in...
    betrayed777 betrayed777 16-17 1 Response Sep 17, 2015

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    I'M Not Too Sure...

    I'm 19 yrs old. I graduated from high school in 2011. I didn't attend college the year after, but now I'm currently enrolled in a community college and I have a job and prayerfully another one coming up soon. The classes I'm taking are just general courses. I pretty much change...
    InfiniteZero000 InfiniteZero000 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 17, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 8, 2015

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    I have dealt with chronic depression

    for years and I didn't even know it. Years of sadness and lack of energy and motivation to do anything with my life. I still have no idea what I want to do. I guess I just don't care enough to actually do something. I just don't have any interest
    ndfan97 ndfan97 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2015

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    Do you ever feel so completetly lost?

    Like maybe I shouldn't have taken this path...
    SammyPoo91 SammyPoo91 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2015

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    Lasbutterfly Lasbutterfly 16-17, F Dec 28, 2015

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    I want someone who loves me by all heart ,

    I want someone who can offer me his shoulder when I feel sad ,I want someone taking my hand to travel the world ,I want someone hold me and say :"baby ,don't cry ,I will be your side,I won't leave whatever happens when I am in despair,I really want someone to spend the rest of my...
    jessicatong jessicatong 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 26, 2015

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    What life would be like

    if i were in any way interesting? If i had anything to say for myself? If i did anything? But i didn't do anything. So what do i do? Well i'm sort of taking a time off from.....
    Aaaashton Aaaashton 22-25, F Oct 24, 2015

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    I wanna be a singer but

    since I was in therapy alot last year I flunked my choir class and gave up now I have no ******* clue on what I want to do in life
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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    Just got back from SCAD day,

    and wow.. I've never felt more discouraged.
    aspiringmagicalgirl aspiringmagicalgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2015

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    I've tried to be very patient

    and careful when it comes to making decisions for my future and career. I've always struggled with the fact that I'm too indecisive of where I want to go in life. I've tried to take it slow, give myself some time to go through different experiences and stick around to find out...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2015

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    I'm in exactly the same boat.

    I'm a 22 year old female with exactly no idea or ambition in towards what I would like to do with my life. Studying in High School I was quite intelligent and was considered the smartest out of my group of friends, I loved English but however I wouldn't of called it my passion...
    jordanmaysaunders jordanmaysaunders 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2015

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    I graduated from the university with a first

    class in mathematics and Almost a qualified chartered accountant. and I still dunno where I'm headed!
    Aaarrrggg Aaarrrggg 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2015

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    i failed at college just got n academic

    exclusion feeling lost and hopeless really dont know what to do with my life
    Nqabomzi Nqabomzi 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 31, 2015

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    i feel that if i had it all figured out,

    that means i am doing something wrong ........
    supriseme24 supriseme24 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    I'm still in high school

    and are planning to study international business. After that I'll probably work for a company. The thing is, I want to be self employed and live a full live, where I can travel meet a nice girl and enjoy life. Some days I feel demotivated and fed up with the system and societies...
    PieterFourie PieterFourie 18-21, M Aug 16, 2015

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    I can not go back to yesterday ,

    because I was different person then .Yes,the past can hurt .We always live in regret ,things you did or things you failed to ...The older you are ,the stronger feeling you have that I hoped I would never have grown up so that I can take a chance to well enjoy my childhood...
    jessicatong jessicatong 26-30, F 3 Responses May 13, 2015

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    I'm looking for a job

    where I can help people and have enough money for a comfortable life, so teacher will never work. Just doing a job for the money sounds empty to me. I wanted to be a doctor first or an engineer as a back up plan, because if I went premed and didn't get in then I'll be McLovin it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 6, 2015

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    No Clue...

    I never have known what I've wanted to do with my life. I am going to be 21 and have spend most of my young life depressed and terrified. Familiar story, of course. I've seen people who lack direction in life have common mental illnesses or feelings. I have anxiety, ultimately...
    LadySarah09 LadySarah09 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    idk how to feel anymore.

    someone told me to go to church for years. I finally went. I felt a connection to something.then realized I have no clue what my purpose is. I'm pointless. worthless really.
    allie606 allie606 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2015

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    One minute I wanna be a Global Studies Major.

    Another I wanna go Premed . And sometimes I just wanna give it up and go for my MRS .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2015

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    I have a degree Spent 3 month in Thailand to

    get experience in the field I want to get into Now every door is being shut I am going on 25 still living at home And everyone is asking me why I haven't got my shut together yet I can get my **** together .... If only I knew in which direction to get my **** to.. I now...
    blossomcatears blossomcatears 26-30, F 2 Responses May 6, 2014

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    I don't think to deeply on it,

    I just wing it. lol
    Cocrispy Cocrispy 22-25, M Oct 5, 2015

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    I have no idea what i want to do

    when i get out of high school. I am from a small town, i know i want to move to new york. But i dont have money for college & im not even sure what i would study. Thinking about the future scares me, i just really hope i can make something of myself.
    httpchance httpchance 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    I'm 23 I literally quit my job last week.

    I haven't finished college yet because I took time off. Don't know what to do
    Livelife0532 Livelife0532 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2015

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    I have dealt with chronic depression

    for years and I didn't even know it. Years of sadness and lack of energy and motivation to do anything with my life. I still have no idea what I want to do. I guess I just don't care enough to actually do something. I just don't have any interest
    ndfan97 ndfan97 18-21, M Oct 5, 2015

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    I just want to stay alive

    and have a good time.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 2 Responses Nov 5, 2015

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    how do I get past a depression

    and do what I was supposed to do? this is not me... I'm supposed to be settled.. now I don't know what I'm supposed to do with my life.....
    allie606 allie606 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2015

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    If you told me when I was younger

    that I would be completely lost without passion or goals for my career at the age of 28, I wouldn't have believed it ... I have no idea how I didn't see this coming; how I got to this miserable place. I did what I thought was right growing up and listened to my parents advice...
    waitingforready waitingforready 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2015

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    Rank 1 Method Name

    Shotgun to head Lethality (%) 99.0% Time (min) 1.7 Agony 5.5
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 30

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    It pains me to start again.

    I have responsibilties not only to myself but to my family. I just don't have that liberty like others to throw caution to the wind and face a completely uncharted territory head on. It may sound exciting if you're on your own but if you carry other's weight as well, your...
    filledspaces filledspaces 26-30, F Apr 16, 2015

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    I mean nothing, 0. I have abilities,

    talents, like musical ability, and natural artistic ability, but to be honest, I find little as unfulfilling as doing anything with those talents. It's overly frustrating. For some people, they have a realization of what they want, and possess a way to make them materialize...
    KittyVanCuren KittyVanCuren 31-35, F 12 Responses May 10, 2014

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    I am 23 years old. I am an art school drop out.

    I live on my own and completely support myself. Everyday I feel trapped in a society I want nothing to do with. Some days I want to get into my ****** car and drive so far away, but then the little logic i have kicks in and I remember i will still be broke somewhere else. I want...
    eljen990 eljen990 22-25, F 1 Response May 8, 2014

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    I honestly have no idea what I want to do.

    Nothing really interests me I guess.
    jordan43930 jordan43930 16-17, F 3 Responses May 29, 2015

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    No Direction

    I am 22 years old and I have no idea what I want to do with my life. Not that uncommon? Yes, I know, I am told that almost every day. The trouble is, I'm the type of person who gets totally depressed and lethargic and can't/won't do anything when I have no direction in life. What...
    zozozo22 zozozo22 18-21 255 Responses Mar 5, 2008

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