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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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    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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    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 46-50, F 1 Response May 24, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, F Oct 3, 2013

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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 22-25, M Aug 18, 2014

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    I just want to live in Sweden with no reasons. If it's possible in the country side in a big house with a lake view. I'd like that I can have a chance to do that!
    Puretwilight Puretwilight 26-30, F Jan 3

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    I really want to live freely. Last year was a tortures one. I know how it feels to live freely. I used to live very freely. There are people who made me feel bad. I tried a lot to...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M Jan 2

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    One of my biggest fears is that I will look back at my life with regret. I am only 20 years old and there is so much that I want to do and so many places that I want to see. I want...
    WhoAmI77 WhoAmI77 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I've felt the heavy chains of duty for as long as I can remember. I've done what I was expected to do forgetting that maybe I should have first done what was best for me and my...
    Ready2BmeAGAIN Ready2BmeAGAIN 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I remember the first time I realized I wanted to die. I was in fourth grade. I had a dream in relation to a book we were reading in class. A women was about to execute me and some...
    thischickiswack thischickiswack 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I try everything to stay 14 forever.......to finally see this world grow, I don't want to die,I want to live as long as life:/
    AjaxJaxson AjaxJaxson 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I want to live to the fullest the right way, which is my way (:<
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    always wanted to live home at 18 and at 27 still here
    thejoyprovider thejoyprovider 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I want to live in world where everyone is welcome and treated equally, nature is everywhere, And there isn't excessive deforestation. No one is greedy or hungry, everyone is nice...
    XxFirepawsxX XxFirepawsxX 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I want to live in London too It's My dream ........
    riya101 riya101 22-25, F Jan 16

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    Some time ago I read this article on some website, theunboundedspirit.com There's nothing new, but in my opinion the article is very well written. It made me think... 1. The...
    DiscoveringTheTruth DiscoveringTheTruth 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    I can't accept that life is short. I can't accept that... It's hard. You just want to grab someone you love and tell them how much you love them and how much they mean to you...
    undeadsuperhero undeadsuperhero 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    The only thing keeping me from suicide is my lack of independence. If I had more money and didn't live in the city, I'd find a way... I hate living such a boring and meaningless...
    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I always had my head wrapped around the idea of getting into a wonderful university and getting a good job and getting married and having a family and being able to support them...
    smeckledorfed smeckledorfed 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    "Sugar Mountain" - Neil Young Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain With the barkers and the colored balloons, You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain Though you're thinking that you're...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Why do we rely on dumb quotes and trite sayings when we are sad or struggling? Like we get encouragement from something someone said once. It shines some new light on our...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    Life is a beautiful gift. Even through all of the problems and struggles, life can be gorgeous when we step back, take our minds away from our daily lives, and just enjoy the...
    Lala365 Lala365 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    "This false self is never happy or fulfilled for long." An EP user suggested Ekhart Tolle to me and I am very grateful. I wanted to share "living in the now" in this experience...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Struggling with motivation. I feel mentally exhausted. I hope these feelings pass soon. I don't want to do anything. I feel worthless and like there's nothing to keep me going...
    lilyrose345 lilyrose345 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    I live in West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. I am currently planning and gearing about for a LONG term survival trip. Go back to how we were MEANT to live. Any advice or company...
    livelovewild livelovewild 16-17, M Jan 3

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    But do I just have to die? You don't love me. And living a life where is absolutely no hope of being considered by you is a torture I can't take anymore. But I wish I cud live...
    EternalWanderer EternalWanderer 31-35, F Jan 6

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    I mean think about it we spend 12-13 years in grades school just to get out of that school and go into another, and then we work for the rest of our lives. I have one life and I...
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Since we're kids, we don't fully understand life. We just observe, try to discover new things, and we're always having fun. The problem is when we grow up. We realize life is too...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 9

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    I am that kind of adventurous soul ...that doesnt like to rest ...i like to feel my blood boil ...i want to fly ...i want to fall ...but never stop !!! I want to wake up everyday...
    FreedomVirus FreedomVirus 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    In a couple years I plan to leave& truly live in the wilderness. Can anyone just tell me if they know where any "communities of people living in the wilderness are? I don't want to...
    Britiz Britiz 70+, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    My father is a conspiracy theorist who doesn't care about anything except my sister and me. However, he doesn't bathe, he let all of his teeth rot out, he never cleans up after...
    peanutturtle peanutturtle 26-30, F Jan 16

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    After recently ridding my life of the toxic marriage I was in I'm feeling amazing! I'm starting to feel like exploring things I've always been a little too afraid to do. I've...
    wheretooranywhere wheretooranywhere 31-35, F Jan 18

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    I want. No need to leave civilisation as soon as possible. All this materialism I hate it. Working to get paid to buy useless shite I hate. Working to pay for food isn't how it...
    livelovewild livelovewild 16-17, M Jan 8

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    many people keep asking me "Would you live forever and immortal if you could?" my answer always yes. and they said, damn, why, you would witness so many sad thing, you would suffer...
    11f3 11f3 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    I wanna live like there's no tomorrow n run away but I have no money n nobody to run away with :/
    lilemogurl1408 lilemogurl1408 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I wish i could live in New York. Is it as good as seen on TV ????
    cinderellyy cinderellyy 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I'm too broke, too lonely....just barely hanging on. I hate my bad luck and my life.... I still have a lot of my stuff but it's getting damaged over time, and anyone would think it...
    Sinjintiger Sinjintiger 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I had so much food today. I had to go into the mountains to another temple as the villagers gave us food. There were about 40 monks. In our eating group of 7 we had 3 different...
    DrHackett DrHackett 56-60, M Dec 31, 2014

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    Life is way to short.. I live my life to fullest.. So many people are closed minded.. Why.. Just enjoy life.. We only have one life why not enjoy it..
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    I would like to meet a girl that would go live in Alaskan nature with me
    pearsonvladimir pearsonvladimir 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Time to log off permanently and live life to the fullest fill my notification bell
    AlphaGrey AlphaGrey 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 8

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      This is my story in short. A few months back I decided to drastically change my life. After my 7 year relationship ended and a friend of mine committed suicide - I made the...
    mstenvinkel mstenvinkel 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 9

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    Not anymore, but I saw this group in my feed so I thought I would make a story. If I lived in a fantasy world, it would be that of Guilty Gear. In Guilty Gear, magick power is...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 Jan 13

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    things are much better if you shift your paradigm a little. we all do this to some extent. we choose to see things a certain way, to not think about things that upset us, we...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13

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