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I Want a Better Life

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    There's Got to Be Something More..

    I know it's cliche to say I'm at a crossroads, but I am.. and it feels more like a dead end.  There's no way out of where I am without hurting someone else or myself.  I have to get away from these feelings I'm facing right now though.  I need to find a job, ...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 16, 2009

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    Need Someone To Talk To

    I'm 16, almost 17 and I'm addicted to weed (my fault I know) my ex girlfriend has moved on just as I realised what I'd lost. I feel like no one is here for me, I have friends but I've lost all of the ones that meant the most to me. I can go a long while before I remember all this...
    shepmann shepmann 16-17, M Aug 30, 2013

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    I Am Taking Many Steps to Achi...

    I am taking many steps to achieving "A Life Worth Living". My focus is on furthing my education to one day work with people with mental health problems, addictions, the elderly or others that are in need. I would love to have a family of my own but believe that until I...
    JustPlainMe JustPlainMe 19-21, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2007

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    My Life Seems To Be Going No Where But Downhill

    im going to tell you all why i am the way i am. im doing this openly and freely. nothing is off limits in this post. i know i’m going to be judged harshly and people are going to tell me i am “fishing” for attention. but im not. i want you all to know what my life is like...
    emercakee emercakee 18-21 3 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    I've been getting to know myself a little bit

    better, and as years go by I keep figuring out things about myself. In the past, I never really took any responsibilty for my actions. I never realized what I did wrong, but thought it was right. I use to think that my behaviour and personality was rational and logical. I'm...
    pomoc pomoc 22-25, F May 2

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    I'M The One Holding Me Back

    It seems like I'm my biggest enemy. I'm constantly putting myself in positions where I can get hurt emotionally and yet I keep coming back. I keep running right back to the people who hurt me in the first place. I feel so dirty and pitiful. Why can I not just be content with...
    HeartBreaker2000 HeartBreaker2000 16-17, F Mar 11, 2013

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    But

    I don't know what that is. I think this 'ideal' life is nothing but a fantasy. This is the way things are. I guess its either take it or leave it.   ... i rather leave it.
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    I'm gonna change my life

    so in the future I'll thank myself for it. I'm gonna chase my dreams, follow my heart, and do what's right. Times will get tough, but staying positive is the key to a happy life. Say good-bye to yesterday, and hello to tomorrow, but live in the present as if it was your last day...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jun 28

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    Its Not I Want a Better Life, I Just Want It to Improve a Little

    my life is good, well its definatly not as bad as it could be, i think its just the way i see everything, things in my life are causing me to think the way i do, but if you put someone else in my shoes, without my thoughts, they wouldnt think it was too bad. thats no though, and...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F Aug 20, 2007

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    I envy people out there

    who have more than me - BFF's, opportunities for travel, a stable life and loving friendships.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F May 26

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    Taking Control Of My Life

    Hey everyone :-) How are you? I hope you're incredibly well. Do you sometimes feel like you just simply don't have control over your life? Many situations, people or events dictating where you're going in life rather than being the 'captain of your soul'? The great challenge...
    changemakers changemakers 26-30, M Dec 10, 2012

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    http://www.experienceproject.

    com/stories/Enjoy-Helping-Others/4382106
    converted converted 46-50, M Jun 8

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    In Life You Have Two Choices……

    In Life You Have Two Choices…… A True Story Jerry was the kind of guy you love to hate. He was always in a good mood and always had something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, “If I were any better, I would be twins!” He...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    Never Stop Striving For Greater Heights

    -Because, giving up is no different than giving in. And that just wont do.
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 18, 2013

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    Why Do We Stay On Long After the Show Is Over?

    I know this is not the way I want to live. I know that if I take action, I can move towards my better life. Yet, something always holds me back. Fear? I think fear is a major contributing factor... I'm scared, terrified about the uncertainty that will follow my decisions and...
    skylightangel skylightangel 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 6, 2006

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    Is This It?

     So, I'm 21, I attend a community college and work the rest of my spare time to pay for it. College is not rewarding, I hate my school, and I feel like I'm not learning anything. I hate where I live, and I hate living at home. I have a decent job tutoring in Math and another...
    BeautifulLies BeautifulLies 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    Better Life

    I feel that I'm wasting my time and I did nothing, I want to live better, I feel that a lot of things stand at my face to stop everytime I try to do something new to improve my life. But I got to hope and wait.
    deadalive deadalive 18-21, F Jul 6, 2008

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    It Was Me !

    I'm 17 years old, i've been hating my life since i was 3, i've been abused by my father, he teached me how to hate myself and my life, i've been smoking and harming myself and all i wished was a better life, i was in really dark place and suddenly i woke up, i wanted a better...
    StrAmy StrAmy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2013

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    I Need Someone To Talk To

    Hi, I really need people to talk to. I feel so lonely and so sad. I hate the direction my life is going and I feel like it is my fault, but I know a lot of it was more circumstance. I just don't feel that way. I feel so guilty for feeling bad about things because I know a lot of...
    Snowann Snowann 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    My friends are the types

    who have had nothing bad happen to them. They're the types who their worst. Childhood experience was a nightmare. I've suffered from a mom who I fought with constantly, anxiety attacks, parents addictions, anorexia , molestation, rape, no money for food on top of average things...
    naturalnobody naturalnobody 18-21, F Jun 28

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    The meaning of life, obviously differs

    for everyone , for the first time in my life this last week has been the most emotional time I have had, I have done nothing but think about things, life, specifically , far too much of a long story for the moment, but as I sit here now I want to make a new promise to myself...
    ImAlone420 ImAlone420 22-25, M Jan 9

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    City life bit too often.

    Few protected or nurtured. The crap yall tolerate or cause bit. Want to be a miner. But body and funds are saying no. Found gold but jerks too. Civility required hiding. Hiding caused rage and sadness. Conflicting emotions made me post. Posting brought...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 3

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    I met this really beautiful girl

    and she really likes talking to me and I want to tell her I like her, but with out actually telling her I like her! Can anyone help?
    taylors55 taylors55 18-21, M Jan 3

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    Melaniebitxh Melaniebitxh 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    "when Will It Get Better"...........

    So..................it's been about 12 years and I still cry myself to sleep every night, everyone I know who has been through this says....I should come to terms w/ everything and feel a little better by now 'but' I don't in fact I feel even worse now. I try to keep my mind...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    My life at the moment is shite all I want is a

    good job even though I'm 14 I'd live to have my own flat of something and a guy in my life I've never kissed anyone and all I want I to be held and to hold him x
    Lolbeansarefun Lolbeansarefun 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Life

    It would be nice to have a better life for my family and me.  It would be nice to have money to be comfortable. I don't need a lot of money just enough so we did not have to struggle day to day and to be able to buy the things we want to make some of our dreams come true...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F Dec 12, 2007

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    katelin4427 katelin4427 13-15, F Jan 15

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    Awhile back I would be posting about how I need

    a better life but I found a way out of that hole! It's unbelievable how much better life can get when you are making extra income! Seriously still in shock everyday
    mchalk mchalk 22-25 Apr 2

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    The Power Lies Within Us

    This is from a book I've been reading on the chakra system... "Fire is the spark of life that ignites will to action. Fire in our bodies keeps us warm, active and energized. When we're cold, we are not activating, and our energy is blocked instead of radiant. Some structure...
    songbirdsomething songbirdsomething 18-21, F Jun 26, 2012

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    I Do Want a Better Life - With...

    I do want a better life - with my soul mate... and he knows who he is! *hugs* to you sweetie!
    Cheleanne Cheleanne 66-70, F Aug 27, 2007

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    Have You Ever

    Wanted to change? Have you tried to consciously work on a personality trait in order to change it to how you want it to be? I'm 19 and genuinely want to be the best man I can be. Despite the redundant "people don't change" statement being thrown around everywhere, I strongly...
    liveforpsi liveforpsi 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    Need Someone To Talk To

    I'm 16, almost 17 and I'm addicted to weed (my fault I know) my ex girlfriend has moved on just as I realised what I'd lost. I feel like no one is here for me, I have friends but I've lost all of the ones that meant the most to me. I can go a long while before I remember all this...
    shepmann shepmann 16-17, M Aug 30, 2013

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    I Regret

    One thing I regret: trying my best when I was young, in academia particularly. All the way up through high school I was committed to being a top student, which I was. Everyone admired my work ethic, conscientious, committed, intelligent -- I was a model student and gave...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2013

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    Hi my name is Hailey

    but I rather be called Angel.I am scared and I don't why.I have lots of friends but I want a connection
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    The Underdog

    I just can't help but think to myself that my life could be so much better right now. It's not that my life's completely miserable - I mean, I have had a good childhood, and my parents really love me and would do anything for me. I'm at university right now and my dad is paying...
    jasmine239 jasmine239 19-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2007

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    How To Overcome Loneliness.....

    “Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.” ~Zen Proverb After my ex-girlfriend and I broke up several years ago, I never felt more alone in my life. I hung up the phone with tears streaming down my face as I stepped into my new reality. I only had one...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 9 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    More Than Anything

    I want a better life....I better life for myself...I better life for my family and friends.. I want to feel all the good emotions...to dance in the rain...to walk in the morning sun..to jog at dawn..to sleep at night with a clear conscience.. I want to love and be loved..to hold...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    When Will I Get It.

    I want a better life. There are parts of my life that seem to be getting so much better, my relationship with my husband. This is the best it has ever been in 23 yrs. The sex, the love, the openness, everything. We take more time out for us. We know what we want out of life...
    ocngirl ocngirl 41-45, F 11 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    I just want to disappear altogether

    and start a fresh as someone different. I have ended all hope of a life here for me because of my mistakes or even my failures. My life here is sought with the repercussions of all my mistake and I can not make things any better with living my life but sadly with no income and a...
    Dg135 Dg135 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 18

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    What Am I Doing to Make My Life Better?

    I think one very primary reason for our lives stagnating - or not getting better - is that we are probably not using our courage to make tough decisions. I mean, now look at me. The answer was as clear to me as daylight - get away from this guy (husband) - he is ruining your life...
    skylightangel skylightangel 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2007

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    Life... Life is about moving on.

    It’s about founding better ways to lead our lives. People are more opened to many subjects nowadays. It could simply be about marriage itself, about someone’s sexual orientation, about technology, about anything… We can always do better. If you think you’re leading the...
    xxooxx1986 xxooxx1986 18-21, F Mar 5

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    Life is complicated..

    . I just wished I could achieve all of my desires at once, right now. Looking for a job without a professional certificate is crazy, and the salary wages aren't pleasurable. I am not the most intelligent guy out there, my focus is easily lost, and there are so many great things I...
    bao94 bao94 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    *Warning- Massive over-dramatic rant* I get

    that there are people who have it a lot worse than I do, so i'm not here to say "i hate my life" or whatever- because i don't. I just don't feel like i truly am living life fully to myself, like when i'm ill and somebody asks me how i am and i say "not 100%" that's how i feel...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 7 Responses Jun 22

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    I have had this friend

    who she has helped me through so much this year, she got me through my depression and I tell her everything since I trust get but now we have drifted apart and it hurts me so much. The only thing keeping me going is knowing that I need to learn to do things for myself from now...
    Dg135 Dg135 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    Wants This Really Bad

    I want so much out of my life so bad. I don't want to stuff my head in my a** anymore. It's so easy to do that sometimes. lol. know what I mean? I just want more than just the average go to work and work from 9-5 type life. I truly want and will create a fantastic life for myself...
    Jesandres Jesandres 18-21 Dec 10, 2012

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    Doesn't Everybody? ...

    Doesn't everybody? That doesn't necessarily mean money, it could be emotionally, or a better quaility of life.
    sweetd sweetd 56-60, F Aug 27, 2007

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    I Do

    I want a better life. I want something better, something more, something that feels right. I want a life where I am not lying to everyone around me about being okay. I want a life where things are not so hard. Life should not be THIS hard, but it is, and I know that it is not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 26, 2013

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