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I Want a Better Life

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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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    The weirdest thing just happened to me.

    The guy that is always alone gets invited out by a girl and a beautiful girl at that
    Dg135 Dg135 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 17

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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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    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...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Jul 3

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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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    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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    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 18-21, M Aug 30, 2013

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    Melaniebitxh Melaniebitxh 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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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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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Jun 8

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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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    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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    Pursuit for happiness.

    .. I was born in Yugoslavia, communist country which doesn't exist anymore. Went trough war while I was teenager, and lost my dad which committed suicide after the war... My mom went mentally ill after everything and I had only my grandma which died a year ago... Now I'm with my...
    Zpirit1978 Zpirit1978 36-40, M Sep 29

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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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    I want to be surrounded by people

    who have the same interests and goals as me. I want to move to a different area but I am not quite financially stable to move out on my own. I am in college right now and am close to receiving my degree. It seems like every one I know Has Kids. Every I know is" playing house...
    iamnikki iamnikki 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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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 Jul 20

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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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    I learned today that life is just opportunity

    and we are asleep into we realize it and that we all just need to wake up..... Why can't I? Why can't we wake up?
    EverChangingMind EverChangingMind 18-21, M Oct 20

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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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    I feel as though life IS getting better

    and I feel happy right now...something I hadn't felt in a LONG time..I never thought I'd be saying this a few months back when I was at my lowest point :)))
    SammySnm SammySnm 16-17, F Aug 8

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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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    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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    After I made the biggest mistake of my life

    I've never been able to find away to get over it but then something happened that changed it
    Dg135 Dg135 22-25, M Nov 21

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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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    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 3 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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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 18-21, M Aug 30, 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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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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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    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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    "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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    Sometimes I feel like life kicks me in the nuts

    and then screams at me get up. I'm like.. But the pain, but then it says..so .. walk it off. My day has been rough.
    Octavius24 Octavius24 26-30, M Aug 4

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    katelin4427 katelin4427 13-15, F Jan 15

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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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    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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    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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    I savor each word from song wondering what more

    there is out there in this life, when all I can feel lately is this agonizing loneliness and suffering I feel each day. I imagine moving right now from this state I'm feeling is torturing. How can I feel positive? The truth is I'm dying and becoming numb, the walls I have wanted...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    Related Experiences

    Just as the heading says, I do want a life partner for love and marriage, and for being parents to our own children one day, it's a simple thing I want and its not too much to ask...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    My in-law are very different from my family. My family is successful, social and very giving. I was raised by my grand-parents, who have always worked hard physically and always...
    pinok pinok 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 14

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    I want to make some changes in my life..
    scorpian112 scorpian112 22-25, M Dec 6

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    It's you and me and our children then life will be perfect x
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 14

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    I just don't want to fail high school :
    pancaekes pancaekes 13-15, F Dec 14

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    I don't want to die and have people forget I ever existed, and I don't want to end up as a picture in a history book that doesn't have a name and story to match its face.
    throughthedoorway throughthedoorway 13-15, F 4 days ago