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I Have No Idea What My Purpose Is In Life

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    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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    Im starting to feel so lost.

    I dont know what I want or what to do....... :(
    vicki90 vicki90 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 9

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

    and enjoy life. (Including the bad and good)
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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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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    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 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 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 9 Responses Jan 9

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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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    Describes me to a 'T'.

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

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

    Nor " Criticize ". I'm just advising you to " Read "..
    Livingdirt Livingdirt 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    HalfPerfect HalfPerfect 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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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, 2014

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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...
    metrucker metrucker 56-60, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 18-21, M Jan 9

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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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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    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 exist.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 11, 2008

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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

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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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    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 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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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

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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

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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, 2014

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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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    Not completely. I have never known and I don't know how to know.
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    It's especially hard right now for me to even figure out where to begin. I have some stuff on my background, and most employers run background checks. Even though my life has...
    LifeofLewis LifeofLewis 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I'm in college and I'm supposed to graduate next year if I can hold everything together and not lose my mind. Everyone around me is successful and has their career goals already...
    AnnaSays AnnaSays 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Relationships suck when your partner likes to argue. I hate it. He hates it..This isn't the first argument. Things are not suppose to go this way, and to top it off. My bf, says...
    87athleteunknown 87athleteunknown 18-21, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I'm 21 years of age and currently not working. I've tried so hard to look for another job something else always interfered. I'm about to be 22 in little over a month and i still am...
    Tristechica22 Tristechica22 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    -Get a job/financial aid so I can be on my own and pay for my studies. -Get a workout schedule/diet plan so i can finally drop those extra pounds that like to stick around -Get an...
    aFuzzyBlouw aFuzzyBlouw 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I know I have to choose a path to go, but I am getting comfortable staying stuck where I am. I don't have enough will power to move forward or change something...
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    okay I know im not suppose to put.my life in hands of strangers but I think an advice might help , I enjoy reading ,investigating ,using the computer or other technology devices...
    lucepixy lucepixy 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Been awhile since I've posted anything. I can't sleep, my stomach hurts, and for some reason I feel needy haha... What's up with that:/?
    MysteryR MysteryR 22-25, M Jan 7

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    I wish I could be a NASCAR driver and be like Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, or Kyle Larson. But I don't have the money to build and maintain a racecar to get started. So now I am not...
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