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I Have No Idea What My Purpose Is In Life

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    I Hate Going to Family Gatherings

    for fear of them bringing up the "what are you going to do when this job ends?" which they do bring up every time I see them...it's annoying, I don't know get off my back! Just because they settled for what they have doesn't mean I should
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 18, 2007

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    I have yet to know my purpose in life.

    I just wish I could take a peek of the future to know what it's gonna be like for me. Am I still gonna be connected with my friends.
    Dynasty2000 Dynasty2000 13-15, F Nov 12

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    Except

    as maybe a warning to others lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 27, 2011

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    Hm

    My best guess would be "paper weight". 
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2012

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    Lost and Adrift In the Sea of Life

    At times I feel that my purpose in life is to help others see life from many aspects.  At other times I can't even get me to see why I exist.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 11, 2008

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    No Purpose

    i have no purpose to be no purpose to live, but thats whats beautiful since i dont matter might as well do something crazy and adventurous since ill die either way
    SamTraveler16 SamTraveler16 16-17, M Oct 30, 2013

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    Someone once asked the brilliant thinker Albert

    Einstein, "Professor, why are we here?" His answer was short and simple. "For each other". he said.
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Oct 12

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    I am feeling philosophical today.

    Who I am? Where I have been? Where I am going? Why am I here? What is my purpose? It’s an internal quest rather than an external detailing. My thoughts are muddied this morning. I have no guide marker on my quest for personal meaning. The quest itself defines me, but where...
    ProgressNotPerfection ProgressNotPerfection 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    Need Help?

    Get rid of what you're meant to believe, clear your mind and ask yourself what do I what to do in life? what is my purpose? what do i really want to do?
    lsabellax lsabellax 13-15, M Dec 16, 2012

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    To be honest i don't think its knowable.

    A toaster's purpose is pre set by its creator. If we have a creator, which is debateable, then we have a pre set purpose... but what would that be? And if we are not living our purpose now, that makes our life meaningless, in the same way that a toaster that doesn't cook toast...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I'm Starting To Believe

    there is no purpose to life.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    What am I meant to do?

    Wasn't really born with much talent, and I have been told I'm semi attractive online, but don't see it. I'm unsure on how to be positive and to change my mind to a "happy" person. I always binge eat (it's bad I know) and I've being doing it more than I should. I'm glad I'm not...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    Tryin' To Be Nice

    I try doing something I think would benefit everyone but it eventually backfires on me so that really discourage me from even trying to do something again. For now I am trying to be the nicest I can.
    mysticallyinvisible mysticallyinvisible 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 20, 2011

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    Want To Find My Life Purpose...

    My life isn't your typical life. I have a so-called "mental illness", maybe even more than one, as well as physical health problems. I spend my entire day at home for many reasons. I ask myself what my life purpose is. I believe in reincarnation, but why did I choose a life...
    AmIAMaleHSP AmIAMaleHSP 26-30, M Jul 6, 2013

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    What's My Purpose?

    I was always told my purpose was to be beaten for not being a boy. My purpose was to respect the "man" To serve him as he should be as a "king". To not scream, yell or shout And do as I was ordered To never tell what was going on To hide all of the cuts and scars To never give my...
    InmemoryofLifelessStar InmemoryofLifelessStar 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    What Purpose?

    I'm not sure I have a purpose.  I always thought my purpose in life was to be a Mom, but that's not a likely scenerio for me unfortunately.  So, I work with children, but recently got laid off, so now i'm not sure I was even on the right path for me.  I know life...
    onestepatatime onestepatatime 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 7, 2008

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    I don't not at all. It confusing I guess I'm

    not sure what my purpose in life is. I don't know what I am going to do. All I know is that I am going to try my hardest to make it right. I want to standout, help and do the things I love..... And hey can someone answer this question... What the hell is life? Cause I'm right...
    Arielle1justsmile Arielle1justsmile 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    But i still have faith in God

    and i still believe that i'll be something one day!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Oct 7

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    I Just Don't Get It

    I went through so many majors in college but not one stuck with me that I wanted to do it for the rest of my life or even would make a difference in someone else's life, they all felt like it was just to make the time go by...who wants that?
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 12, 2007

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    Anyone else out there feel like they're just

    existing rather than living?
    Ashleyjoan Ashleyjoan 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Describes me to a 'T'.

    .................
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 8

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    I feel lost. I feel lost

    and alone. I don’t know why I’m here. I have so many almost-talents, but the things that I was naturally good at as a kid got squashed or taken away or ignored by the people who should have been nurturing them or encouraging me…now it feels like it’s too late. I used to...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Nov 12

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    leyla29 leyla29 26-30, F Nov 15

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    BlaiddDrwg05 BlaiddDrwg05 41-45, M Nov 16

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    demipuff demipuff 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Suffering is necessary for you only until the point you realise that it is not anymore. How do you realise? You need experience to know. Life is blissful. What you know as life is...
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    Tattooheartxd Tattooheartxd 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Life is full of surprises - even for me, even for me me me...how are you?
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Oct 31

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    Right now...when I look back on my life...I love it.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Nov 1

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    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Can you see what I see, can you feel what I feel?
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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