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I Want a Reason to Live

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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 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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    there is only one person

    that keeps me alive at the moment but im afraid of losing her...
    SmoothSuicide SmoothSuicide 18-21, M 3 days ago

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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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    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 1 Response Jun 21, 2012

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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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    Rant

    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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    I want to live my whole life as a virgin with a virgin girl which also want to remain virgin in her whole life
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    I want to live my life according to my will. I want to take risks, fall inlove, choose freely over something. But sometimes too much freedom could be bad.
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    I want to live life to the fullest because someday it's not gonna be there, it's all gonna be over so why not do what makes you happy? Why not do what you enjoy and why not try new...
    ginawexler ginawexler 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    After watching the tv show. Yes I want to live in a treehouse
    001goodguy65 001goodguy65 46-50, M Jul 23

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    I'm not sure whether I want to live it or not but I am interested in discussing the possibility or anything at all with a couple :)
    lonelygal lonelygal 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I want to live in a glass house near the beach, or on the top of a skyscraper and the balcony to have a swimming pool!:3
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    poetess15 poetess15 16-17 Aug 1

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    Why can no one give me a good reason to stay alive?
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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    My life is hell and horrible : read if you dare I'm in my forties lonely depressed and don't have many friends I relocated to try and better my life most of the friends that I had...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    I did when I was young. Those "childhood" happy times.. I ended up hospitalized a few times and tried committing suicide multiple times. I tries to hurt myself and cut a line...
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    CDemeter CDemeter 66-70 Aug 1

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    Through the vail of anonymity that is "The Internet", I am -as I press the letter keys in real time- apprehensive to share this part of me. I am alone in a bedroom full up with...
    homesickalien87 homesickalien87 26-30, M Aug 7

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    For me it's really important to live your life... To live it as there was no tomorrow!!! It's the only way to be really happy :) and I really want to find this happiness!!!!
    aleph77 aleph77 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yes I do, I love people but too much is just too much, they say sharing is caring but I don't firmly believe this not with how many people there are. I am more of an intimate...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to go on a road trip and just not give a hoot about anything. I want to go with lively people who love to dance and have fun and aren't afraid of the world or being...
    killingallparamedics killingallparamedics 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    not that I don't love my country. I just wanted to know how it feels to live in different environment, different culture and all. Right now i'm in my senior year and I want to...
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F Jul 23

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    Hello people :) And hello to everybody who is tired of this sistem and how whole world funcions... I'm 24 yr old cook who just wants to have peace and enjoy nature. Becouse im very...
    DifferentKind DifferentKind 22-25, M Aug 4

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    I would love to live a life like that! I want to make a impression on the world since I was young and I want to go to japan. But for now (I'm still young... 13 years old) what...
    Leiai Leiai 13-15 Aug 8

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    Hello, my friends, I missed you! I missed the interactions here and reading and writing stories. The break I took from EP was a good one. I needed a few months away, and I needed...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    Not seen my experience on here. I am 2 years out of a SM. I have teenagers full time that live in my home. Their father makes zero effort to see them (we live in the same state...
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    It's interesting how many people hold little value to life. But if something happens where their life is threatened, then all of a sudden, they want to life, and have so much to...
    asherjoh asherjoh 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    I don't want to regret not living life the way it's supposed to be lived.
    leonelarocks leonelarocks 13-15, F Aug 3

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    I really love a good giggle and have a bit of a wicked sense of humour .but i am always laughing and enjoy company and meeting new people.My goals are quite simple really and thats...
    gerry5825 gerry5825 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    If you are looking for a place to be truely free, away from all the corruption and evils of modern society, i may have a solution to your problems. My name is Reid. I am putting...
    Reidw13 Reidw13 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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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 1 day ago

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    It would be fun to live in a fantasy land. It is different for everybody and it can be anything u could imagine :)
    LilLexi16 LilLexi16 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I live to rodeo, barrel race, run, work out, train horses, rope cows, party, box, play soccer, volley ball, and team rope!! And I believe that no matter what you can always do wHat...
    Mouth1from1the1south Mouth1from1the1south 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    it's pretty sad when there are times when I wished that I had died that day when I got hit by a car months ago. i shouldn't complain though because there are people who have a...
    basedgodschild basedgodschild 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    It is not how many years we live, but rather what we do with them. - Evangeline Cory Booth
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    Yer sensibly, trying every fruit and vegetables there is in the world and drinking nothing but water. That's one way to live to the fullest. The other is to explores peoples minds...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Jul 29

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    I have a really bad serious problem and the only thing I can think of to "fix" it is just to die. I have been extremely unhappy all my life and continuing to live seems so painful...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I wish I could live on another one when I reincarnate into a furry fox but Im concerned about the afterlife and if I'll ever get to reincarnate for what I've done
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Aug 1

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    I don't know why I won't just leave and go live in the woods for a few weeks. Its better than wasting away here.
    EyeOfLight EyeOfLight 18-21