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I Have No Idea What My Purpose Is In Life

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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...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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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...
    ProgressNotPerfection ProgressNotPerfection 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    What Am I Doing Here - In my twenties, later on maybe reaching the thirties, forties, fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties or til whenever life ends for me. Why am i...
    lanocturne lanocturne 18-21 Aug 2, 2013

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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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    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...
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 12, 2007

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 11, 2008

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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...
    AmIAMaleHSP AmIAMaleHSP 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 6, 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 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...
    onestepatatime onestepatatime 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 7, 2008

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    Life sucks small **** -,- ._.
    SammySnm SammySnm 16-17, F Feb 14

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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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    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...
    InmemoryofLifelessStar InmemoryofLifelessStar 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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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...
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 18, 2007

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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...
    mysticallyinvisible mysticallyinvisible 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 20, 2011

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