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I Have No Idea What My Purpose Is In Life

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 18

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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 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 16-17, F Nov 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Hm

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

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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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    Describes me to a 'T'.

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

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