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I Want a Reason to Live

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    I Know This Is Grim

    But I'd like a reason to live that isn't just that death scares the hell out of me.
    uniqueness101 uniqueness101 18-21, F Oct 3, 2013

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    Reason to live How can you live

    when you do not want to live? How can you fight when you do not want to live? For years I have been pretending to live. For the last 20 years. Earlier I had the reasoning, the logic, at least to live. But since the last ten years I do not even have the rationale to live, no...
    aproudwoman aproudwoman 41-45, F 1 Response May 24

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    Reason

    Due to a switch in my medication , my antidepressant no longer seems to be working.I had 2 reasons to live 1 is to take care of my mother till she dies.She is getting Alzheimers and might not even realize I am gone, espically since she has forgotten my birthday the last 2 years...
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M 8 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    I Want a Reason to Live...

    I want a Reason to live, a reason to get up in the morning, a reason to look forward to. I just want one reason, that is all I need, if it is a strong enough reason, than it will keep me going for many many days. I just hope that I can find that reason soon! I think we all need a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 18, 2009

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    i need something more. some sort of reason to really live...instead of just waiting to die. im told that im a negative person but maybe its not really that im negative. maybe its just that i recognize that my only reason to live has died and gone. idk maybe we only get one reason...
    thereaperfollows thereaperfollows 22-25 Aug 7, 2010

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    More Than One?

    I have one reason to live, and that is my son. I figure he will be moving on with his live when he turn 18 in a few years, and will hopefully go on to college and a better life than whet I have been able to provide him. Once that happens, my reason to live will have moved away. I...
    Snickers1960 Snickers1960 51-55 Jun 21, 2012

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    there is only one person

    that keeps me alive at the moment but im afraid of losing her...
    SmoothSuicide SmoothSuicide 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I don't know why but I just want to live all alone in a small apartment or a studio. Earn little and be at peace. I'm sick of everyone around me and I want to get rid of all the...
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    She Isn't Cruel. She's All Heart. I've lived by her my whole life, even when I was in other towns. You don't grow up with the sea and ever lose it. You can tell the scent 20 miles...
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    If I died tomorrow night. Would you care? Would I? Would she? Who am I kidding, you have no reason to care, and everyone has to have a reason... Naturally she wouldn't cause she...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I've come through it all to find that, at least for me, its the only way to a satisfying life. Its far more satisfying than I ever imagined. I've always been a dreamer and still...
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta 41-45, M Aug 25

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    YoungLovee15 YoungLovee15 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    killingallparamedics killingallparamedics 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    We are all going to die one day we might as well live life to the fullest. If you are suffering and thinking your life is meaningless, it's not! Live life and forget your worries...
    SweetAussie SweetAussie 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I just took the "WHICH U.S. CITY SHOULD YOU LIVE IN?" and I got San Diego! What is it like to live in this city?
    JAD01 JAD01 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    as we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let us down, probably will. you'll have your heart broken and you'll break others' hearts. you'll...
    alifia alifia 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I was taking pictures today because it had been a while since I took the time to capture a moment and I realized the most obvious, but scariest thing ever: I'm not going to be...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    My wish. I've been there on 2011 and fall in love with New Zealand. How I miss bring there ad how I wish I could live there. Anyone here know how to get a job and live there? I don...
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    spiritnow spiritnow 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 10

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    Well I now currently live in Myanmar (Or Burma), which is probably the most amazing country iv ever lived in.
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    I know that books are figments of someones imagination- I would know, I'm a writer myself. Regardless though, there are some worlds that I just wished that I lived in. It seems...
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    i dont belong here, i feel fre in the nature and it´s where i wanna live. i wanna live freely and fully where i belong and it´s not here
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I want to go live in the US when I turn 18 because I'm stuck in Hong Kong in my room I have to share and I cant achieve my dreams of becoming an anthro artist since theres no such...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    But they wont let us. Slavery lives. The lords are the haves. And the slaves are the have nots. The poor get no protection. We get broken but not fixed. An ep...
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    This is my backyard in Alaska (lake iliamna) my grandmother (Gram) Anecia Wassillie owns a lot of this beautiful land, my grandfather (Uppa) Alex Wassillie is the chief of our...
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    For years I have wanted to sack off society; it's broken, every part of modern life is dominated by money. I have written a lot of private stuff on my views and opinions of our...
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    At age 13 I was self harming and keeping it secret until my 14th birthday I tried to kill myself for many years I've been fighting my mind to live yet what's the point? I'm 22 now...
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    But God had plans requiring me to. So i found pals. And live for them.
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    MikjallFimbultyr MikjallFimbultyr 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I am bursting out to just live and do crazy things. Just have no one to share the experience with. My friends are too chilled.
    Findingmylittleself Findingmylittleself 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    Who knows ... when life stops living you so its better to live it as your last second, last minute, last hour and last day !
    darkpassion darkpassion 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    Everyone says I know how you feel "But!" I wrote this poem when I was 13 if you understand it then you will know your not alone and now I'm 33 not happy but alive. SMILE The...
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