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I Have No Idea What My Purpose Is In Life

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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 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 20, 2011

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    This is primarily due to my switch in careers

    and discovering that I have potentially got an autoimmune disease. But I feel like the two lifestyle changes have just left me feeling like I have no purpose in life anymore. The career change was a great thing because it triggered the autoimmune problem. But my life cannot just...
    fracturedcreation fracturedcreation 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    And things don't get any easier

    for most of us just because we get older. I ask myself everyday where exactly did I go wrong. I haven't found full-time work in 3 years, had to move back home, no spouse, no kids, not even dating anyone, gained weight and suffering from insomnia. Honestly, I feel I am the black...
    kewlchicc kewlchicc 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 28

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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 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 12, 2014

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    what is life everyday I hope

    that things will get better but they just get worse I am so tired. I need help but I don't know how to get it. I am not trying to seek for attention I just don't know what to do
    Metech Metech 16-17, F Feb 12, 2015

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    But it's okay w/ me. : ) Just live

    and enjoy life. (Including the bad and good)
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 10, 2015

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    I need to figure out what to do with my life.

    I feel as though I just exist with no purpose. I feel as though people associate their life meaning with their work. I have some careers in mind that feel more like a calling than a job interest. But there is no way I will have the time or patience to go a million years of...
    meeeghanp77 meeeghanp77 18-21, F Apr 7, 2015

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    Read the Quran.... I'm not saying " Believe ".

    Nor " Criticize ". I'm just advising you to " Read "..
    Livingdirt Livingdirt 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 23, 2015

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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 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 7, 2014

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    I just read about an activity

    where you write at the top of the page what is my true purpose and you write out the answers that come to your mind until you reach the answer that makes you cry
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 19, 2015

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    Anyone else out there feel like they're just

    existing rather than living?
    Ashleyjoan Ashleyjoan 18-21, F Aug 24, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I am in high school now

    and I have never been so stressed. I am so indecisive so it is hard to make a decision. The jobs I want are very risky to pursue. I love some advice from some people.
    Blaze121099 Blaze121099 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8, 2015

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    Describes me to a 'T'.

    .................
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 8, 2014

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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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    Honestly.. Why am I even here?

    I feel like I wake up each day just to go back to bed. Day passes on.. Rarely anyone speaks to me.. Not by phone ( text) , call etc) or in person.. Nothing. I work 2/3 days a week.. I go to work. Come home, go to sleep.. Repeat. I feel my life is an exhausted cycle. I ache so...
    twistedlittlemind019 twistedlittlemind019 18-21, F Mar 22, 2015

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    We alongside all living things are the epitome

    of life. We are alive therefor we are life. If you don't know what your purpose is then maybe that is your purpose to explore the ideas if what life has to offer. Myself I don't believe in purposes I just live life daily.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Jan 9, 2015

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    I have no real purpose in life.

    I've realize that now. I tried to deny it...but I can't anymore. It really wouldn't make a difference to anyone if I died or not, which is fine by me. I'm not depressed (although it may sound that way), I've just reached a new sense of "enlightenment". The only person that I...
    Waffl3s Waffl3s 16-17 6 Responses Jul 30, 2015

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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, 2014

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    I always get told I am here

    for more than to work and pay bills. that's all I do. I don't know why I am on earth, I am either losing something or someone everyday. what is my purpose? I sometimes think I was put here to take the blame for everything that goes wrong in other people's lives
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 23, 2015

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    I have always been a goal

    and purpose guy. I thought I knew what my purpose was and was doing the things to accomplish that. But a couple of bad decisions and difficult circumstances and the next thing you know you feel like you're looking out at the world through the ear hole of a football helmet. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 20, 2015

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    I have no purpose in life.

    she was everything to me and I ruined it for nothing.
    forgottenluna forgottenluna 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2015

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    HalfPerfect HalfPerfect 22-25, F Jan 10, 2015

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    What really is the purpose of life?

    There is nothing you don't get bored of. And as far as the things you're interested in go, satisfaction is the death of desire. You only want what you've never had and once you've had it, you eventually get bored of it too. Is there really a purpose for your life that makes...
    W1LDF1RE W1LDF1RE 22-25, M Jan 8, 2015

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    I honestly don't know what the **** I'm doing

    with my life. I don't know where I'm going, I don't even know where I want to go. I feel like a ghost just wandering around in this world not going anywhere. And I'm tired of not knowing where to go I'm tired of living this life, i want to make something out of myself I want to...
    SR1312 SR1312 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I often find myself struggling to understand my

    purpose on this Earth, or if I even have one at all
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 22, 2015

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    I'm graduating from college this may.

    I can't tell if I am more excited or more scared sh*tless. What if I can't be successful? Or wasted all of my time
    HalfPerfect HalfPerfect 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 8, 2015

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    I really don't. Maybe it's just to be walked

    all over? Or to be treated like an idiot? Or to be used to make other ppl feel good about themselves? That's all I can think of since everything I do tends to be thrown in my face.
    rememberthegirl rememberthegirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2015

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    I have no idea either.

    I guess there isnt really a definition. Your purpose, i belive, is what you make of life as you got through ups and downs. You learn who you are, or will at some stage. And, you'll figure out something which your passionate about, and make that your own purpose. Your purpose...
    alittleinteresting alittleinteresting 18-21, F Jan 9, 2015

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    I have no purpose in life Ino I don't

    so why am I even on this place just want to die tbh
    peter95 peter95 18-21, M 7 Responses Jan 9, 2015

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    Im starting to feel so lost.

    I dont know what I want or what to do....... :(
    vicki90 vicki90 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 9, 2015

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    i feel like i'm wasting my time every single

    day . it's like i don't have any life at all
    officialclarina officialclarina 16-17, F Jan 5

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    more people would learn from their mistakes

    if they weren't so busy denying them..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 12, 2015

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    This planet harbors life.

    Humans eventually evolved, so here I am. When we're born, we don't get our instructions from a higher power, and a "get going" smack on the ***. We all have an expiration date, and we try to make use of the time we have. Our only purposes in life are to grow, reproduce, raise...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 31, 2015

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