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I Want To Live For Something More Than Just Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 320 People

    Big World, Small Minds

    Whatever belief or religion one has, this is a truth: this world was created SOMEHOW. And it was created magnificently and beautifully. It is big and intricate. It is diverse and unique. Here I am in a middle class small town (like many of you) getting depressed and bogged down...
    Freeexpressions Freeexpressions 18-21, F Apr 1, 2013

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    I Want To Live

    I want to live,For more than myself,Wanna share,have fun,Crack jokes,Wanna join me?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 29, 2012

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    My Goal Of A Healthy Mind,body And Soul

    After months of a changed consistent lifestyle and mind set,i realized i must love myself in order to treat my body well. Then i also realized i want to live longer on earth as i missed so much in my early days. I also want to live longer to enjoy my life with my love ones.
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 3 Responses Aug 9, 2011

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    My Life's Lesson

      You have taught me a very important lesson with our relationship.  I've learned that love is a whole lot more than flowers, holding hands, and candlelight. It's sticking together during those times when you're short on patience and confidence. It means believing in...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 12 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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    You Know

    I think most of this want this.We all want to be useful, we want to feel loved, needed, cared for etc.And we're only human when we seek this.But I wonder if we can ever give just because we can.I wonder if we can do things for others just because it will make them feel good...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    What Kind Of Print Will You Leave?

         "You can't leave footprints on the sands of time if you're sitting on your butt - and who wants to leave butt prints on the sands of time."     -     Bob Moawad
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 4 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    A Lighter Highway

         "Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another ' What!  You too?  I thought I was the only one."     -     C. S. Lewis
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 19 Responses Jul 10, 2011

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    I See No Purpose In Life If I Will Always Be Alone....

    How do people do it? I know people who find partners and friends at the drop of a hat. What am I doing so wrong? I am boring and quiet, maybe it's that. I worry I will be alone for life in the same situation I am in now. Single, no friends, no social life and forever alone. I...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2011

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    It Never About Me

    I have spent my whole life carrying the world on my shoulders. I feel that I need to learn to put me first sometimes and to learn to speak out when I feel I am being treated like a dorr mat. I think my constant lack on self care is what brought me to this point where I am now...
    LoveHopePeace LoveHopePeace 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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    Devoted Servant Of The Dark Goddess

    I am a spirtual "Thuggee" in the service of my Dark Mother Goddess...DD
    Dewduster Dewduster 66-70, M 9 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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    If Only For A Flower

         "I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered.  But I was not pleased when I read the description in the catalogue: 'Not good in bed, but fine up against a wall.'"      -     Eleanor Roosevelt
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M Aug 4, 2011

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    Wisdom Of The Children

         "Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o' clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap."     -     Barbara Jordan
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 6, 2011

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    There's More Than Enough To Go Around

         "When I give food to the poor they call me a saint.  When I ask why the poor have no food they call me a Communist."     -     Helder Cama
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 15, 2011

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    Love To Do Something Better

    what is the use of living for oneself????nothing but can make the wallet plump...is it our only aim??/i wish i could b more engaged in the activities for social reforms..not through strikes and riotsbut through serving the poor and needy...now our youth team at church is...
    freakangel freakangel 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 9, 2011

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    Retirement

         "I awake in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world or enjoy the world.  This makes it hard to plan the day."     -     E.B. White
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M Aug 16, 2011

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    A Life Truimphant

    I want my life to count for something , to have a meaning .More than just working everyday , paying bills, going on occasional vacations .I want to be of some greater use ,  there is so much need and want out there.And I want to do my part even if in the "grand of scheme of...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 5, 2011

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    The Most Honorable Profession Of All

         "A teacher affects eternity; and one can never tell where their influence stops."     -     Henry Brooks Adams      "Teaching is not a lost art, but regard for it is a lost tradition."     -     Jaques Barzun      "We expect teachers to handle...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 9 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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    Life Changes...

    My son Jonas has born in April 2009.That means a real new life for me. That deep child love, what have been hidden before and I never thought I would have it this way, is in my heart from morning till I fall asleep while holding his tiny hand. I work as a musician and quit lots...
    Chris59 Chris59 46-50, M Dec 2, 2010

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    You've Got It All Wrong

         "There is only one innate error, and that's that we are all here to be happy all the time."     -     Arthur Schopenhauer
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 9, 2011

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    Love Connects

    I believe that we are all connected and that we all have plenty of love to share . Love matters and we need to spread it around. If I can do something to help someone out, help them feel better or feel good, then I need to do it and to do that I need to not be thinking of my own...
    ccrew ccrew 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2010

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    Life Is What You Make Of It!

    “Life is what you make it. Always was and always will be.” Grandma Moses Hum, great quote from an awesome artist. But honestly, it speaks so much truth. Yet, we sometimes do not know what life is about and what is the purpose in life. We have so many questions and if you are...
    paulalee paulalee 56-60 Jul 24, 2012

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    Who's Kidding Who?

         "Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love.  The poor know that it is money."     -     Gerald Brenan     "No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible."     -     Voltaire     "Our prime purpose in...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M Jul 7, 2011

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    Helping Others

    I think the thing I live for most is to try and help others get along in this life by trying to guide them toward discovering themselves on their own. To try to get them to be self-aware of themselves, of their strengths, but most importantly to recognize their own faults so...
    justbeit justbeit 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    My life is quite itself, and it's comfortable by now. Or, at least it could be described as such. Though, whenever I sit alone, drinking my tea while looking at the scenery outside...
    umetate umetate 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I'd love more than anything to meet my soul mate! I'd like to know what it's like to make love to the guy of my dreams and have genuine true love experiences.
    larrylane larrylane 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    My marriage has been extremely messed up. We're separated right now. I have a few posts about it. I'd like to share this free write I did when thinking about my husband. I find...
    FreedomtoFly FreedomtoFly 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I've taken a big decision in my life: after 6 years living in Europe, I decided to go back to my homeland, with my husband, who is a very true European. I've got myself some nice...
    azureazalea azureazalea 22-25, F Jun 30

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    My dog Ginger. Brown little chow/Doberman mix. She'll be 15 the end of this month. I love her so much. I was 10 months old when my parents brought her home. I don't remember it...
    TheMonsterCookie TheMonsterCookie 13-15, M Jul 8

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    I always feel like my life is so slow and boring, where everything follows a straight path and never changes. I want to live in a world where there's adventure around every corner...
    Nightingale73 Nightingale73 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well, here goes nothing.. 1) I'm fifteen, turning sixteen in September 2) I want to be either an author or surgeon when I'm older. 3) I have a niece who just turned three and I...
    restoringforce restoringforce 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I love my dog. She's 13. Springer spaniel. Had her since I was 8. I've grown up with her. She's the love of my life. She sleeps in my bed. She snuggles me. We spoon. I feed her the...
    leo1292 leo1292 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I want to be more than a friendship. I don't know how I would do, but I want to be yours. I want to make you happy. I kinda have a crush on you. I want you to feel the same way...
    LonelyHolly LonelyHolly 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Im tired of some adults thinking they know everything or more then teens and kids just because their older. Yeah some kids/teens aren't as mature and wise as some but age is just a...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 1

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    I will write it in third person and state only the facts of the story. Anything inferred from the facts is not my fault, because I only state what happened. There was a woman...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I can't remember not feeling there is something missing. I felt it as a child and feel it to this day. I long for what? Is it somewhere or someone? I know it is not something...
    visionofvenus visionofvenus 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    In this life, normal boring existence just doesn't do it for me. I want to meet the most beautiful girl in the entire world and be together. I want to go to college and meet new...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    I fell for one of my coworkers who is engaged and has a son. He loves his girl and family. He jokes with me and teases me, trying to keep me smiling and happy but I fell for him...
    kitten96 kitten96 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I made a mistake recently. I think I have made a lot of them. Don't feel good about myself. Have guilty conscience. Done stuff and hurt people and now I feel bad for it. I feel I...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    Immortality can be achieved if only our bodies can learn to focus more on repairing itself. Its in the genes. Cancer is actually immortal cells that don't stop replicating. If...
    adviis adviis 18-21, M Jul 14

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    I love animals more than most people
    KrissyBearRawr KrissyBearRawr 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I do... For you I wish I was more than what I am now because I know I can never be what you truly want and I am so scared you'll leave me for someone for actually deserves you...
    KawaiiMushmew KawaiiMushmew 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Ok so I hear "I want to live forever" then I hear "I want to learn how to fly, (HIGH) lol Am I alone in this?
    claireoblast claireoblast 31-35, F Jul 14

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    ok so i woke up im an insomniac so a couple nights back i was up until the ungodly hours of the night/day and i decided i wanted to do something to make someones day. i thought of...
    OneMomentInTime OneMomentInTime 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I've Wanted To Try Something For A While
    blackforest99 blackforest99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    My best friend married my ex who is also the father of my child. I am sooo bugged by this. Now their pregnant and I'm jealous that she gets to give my daughter her first sibling. I...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I feel lonely at times. It's because I don't have anything to do. Sure there's my sister and all but I'm talking about something to enjoy. I don't have a talent so I don't really...
    AnEverWonderer AnEverWonderer 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Do you ever feel that you are searching for something ? For a long time I was searching for happiness , I thought that maybe it was a place , a thing or a person . It was an...
    ManitobaRain ManitobaRain 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I got spanked, a harsh one and internally suspended at school for something that I didn't do. And to make it worse, my grandpa says I am grounded until I 'tell the truth' because...
    holly2955 holly2955 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want to forget everything that's ever happened in my life everything every good and bad thing then I just want to disappear when I was little I use to go under my covers and pray...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 14

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