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I Have No Idea What My Purpose Is In Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 329 People

    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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    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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    Describes me to a 'T'.

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

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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'm Starting To Believe

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

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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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    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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    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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    Hm

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

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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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    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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    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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    Except

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 28

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    You guys know the type "Jack of all trades, master of none", right? That's exactly how I am. And is that a good thing? I ask myself that all the time. I'm not particularly...
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    Me, me, me - seeking so much attention today, don't want to write in my journal, it seems like a waste of time these days, but I'm thinking about what in life is important...I'm...
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    i have messed up my life so bad and i am in constant depression. its like i dont know how anyones life can be this miserable i just feel horrible about myself and the way i look...
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    Bday party at the office, year after year. It has become a permanent date in the calendar. That day, I already set my mind on what to do. As I use the motorbike to work more than...
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    So my wife and I don't see eye-to-eye in the sex department and I haven't always been the nicest to her when she rejects my desires. She never initiated, so it has been left up to...
    sasst92 sasst92 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    im 21 years old recently lost job and looking for a new minimum wage job. I feel so lost in life i have no friends bf car nothing. My sisters are 20 and 17 and both have jobs bfs...
    Tristechica22 Tristechica22 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 15

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    its sorta weird how im struggling in school, something will affects my life forever, but i couldnt care less about it, like i have no modivation or drive to actually put in the...
    R4DIO R4DIO 16-17, M Oct 12

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    I just wake up every morning and do what I "have" to. I don't know what I want at all.
    giovannisconfusion giovannisconfusion 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    All my friends do tho ¬.¬ I just want to find a career i won't spend the rest of my life hating. My mom wants me to be an accountant like her which there is no way in hell I...
    SonicEXE SonicEXE 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    What would you do if i were to Hug You right now!!
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am 23 years old. I have a tendency towards introversion. I am very sensitive to stimuli. I am very thoughtful and like to concentrate. I like understanding people, cooking...
    onthisislandinthisworld onthisislandinthisworld 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    My life is like a box of chocolates
    Joyfulone1 Joyfulone1 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 25

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    In one sentence. My life is ****
    Katiepoohmm Katiepoohmm 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 25

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    When life gives you bananas, Peel off your band-aid .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Sep 25

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    My life is like tears in your eyes, water in the ocean, rainy days, strange surprises, hidden nightmares, breathtaking love, bore bore boredom, a pain that cuts so deep I dare not...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Sep 26

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    My life is bright but most of the time my glasses are dark.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 27

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    My life is like thinking about you, acting srange, acting weird, being myself, hiding myself, music, loneliness, warm thoughts, movies, books no longer read in bed, nightmares...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    I'm waking up, I'm literally waking up, and the day is not necessarily good when I wake up, but the day can be good, ignoring the negative things, focusing on the good things...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Oct 8

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    We are all rowing our boat across the river of life; all starting on the same shore, all going to the shore across the way. Some row one way; some row another way. The current runs...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I certainly don't want to forget the past, and the lessons it gave...The truth is - life now is getting out fully of the dark and into the light. "When we begin to take our...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I read a poem one which really encapsulates my life. In one part, it goes; Life for me ain't been no crystal stair. It's had tacks in it, And splinters, And boards torn up And...
    EllaRas EllaRas 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Sometimes, chaos comes into life catching you by surprise....The equilibrium you worked so hard to maintain is tipped off-balance....The ball of the pendulum is swayed from one...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Maybe life was better than you thought it was?
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I am so confused and I don't even know if I like myself, but I love the parts of life that I love, and there are many parts of life that I love.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    Do you know what it's like to love somebody?
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Oct 10

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    What shall I think about my refridgerator?
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Oct 10

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    whatever you do, don't fall madly in love with your cousin while you have a boyfriend/girlfriend.
    psychedeliica psychedeliica 18-21, F 1 day ago