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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 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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    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 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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    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 here for such a short period of time, to accomplish what, to experience what, with who, and how? and then we just die. What...
    lanocturne lanocturne 22-25 Aug 2, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Except

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

    My best guess would be "paper weight". 
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10, 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 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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    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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    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'm a creative being trying to grow and learn and make peace out of a swirly confusing misty fog of ideas, emotions,regrets, and dreams.
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    Even though I feel like my life is a complete mess, I at least try to make the best out of it because all the precious things in my life give me the strength to stand through all...
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    My life is like a sad poet's dream.
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    I would say that my life is nothing less than chaotic.
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    My life is complicated but I think the ending will be worth it..
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    In one sentence. My life is ****
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    When life gives you bananas, Peel off your band-aid .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 6 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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

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    romeo27 romeo27 13-15, M Sep 13

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    I would have to say that my life is okay just getting through day by day.
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    I just wanna die so bad. My life sucks. I'm trans and I just wanna be outta this body. I know if I get a sex change nobody will accept me. Maybe if I die a different group of cells...
    mtailz200 mtailz200 13-15, T 1 Response Sep 10

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    I learnt that it is SO, so important to just "take the plunge," take risks (healthy risks),and follow whatever your heart desires. Otherwise, guaranteed you'll regret it later on.
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F Sep 12

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    I think it's fine to give up on your life. During my years especially the last 3 or just 2.5 I've made significant progress in not so much achieving success but achieving peace. As...
    Thomasjcox Thomasjcox 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    Everyday life is a lesson in my opinion. ❤️❤️
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    90% of life is ****... The other 10% makes it worth it.
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