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I Want To Live For Something More Than Just Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 333 People

    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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    I surely have hopes of becoming the best man I

    can be but someone once told me its not so much about you being the best but doing what you 'do the best' basically the substance of your character
    heyyo1234 heyyo1234 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 1, 2013

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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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    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 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I hate being ordinary but I guess I am. I look out into the world and think, omg, some people have such wonderful opurtunities and are so amazing in and out. But why? why am I so...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I'm tired of the alienation, the ostracism, the emptiness. Oh God the emptiness is the worst. I don't feel for other people, only certain issues get my attention. Otherwise, I fake...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    i hate feeling alone,and the reason every time I'm alone i think of sad things and sometimes i feel really pathetic
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 5

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    From my journal, October 8, 2012 I was taking a walk this morning, and was enjoying how warm and toasty the sun felt on my shirt despite the cool temperatures. I was coming to a...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    So here I am. Conversing with strangers on the internet in search for a reason not to blow my brains out. In retrospect, I'm not surprised. I can see the whole sordid chain of...
    Stillnothing Stillnothing 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    He told her it was the Milky Way. Then, from nowhere, a star shot through the dark as if it had been hurled, and then snapped out of sight. ‘Did you see that?’ He grabbed her...
    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I survived a depression thanks to my dog, it began in 2005, i was only 15, i didn't know what i was going to do, i was not myself, from being a happy always laughing type of girl...
    TheTurtleDove TheTurtleDove 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    It's a rainy day, the sky is filled with dark clouds and it's very gloomy and dull...I won't allow my heart to react to the darkness that invades the skies nor the gloom. They say...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Its night once again... During the day I can pass off as if I'm okay... but I'm not... My mind just wants to shut down and not reawaken. I can smile, joke, and give advice... but...
    MysticallyForbidden MysticallyForbidden 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I feel there's got to be more to life than what I've been enduring & feeling for so many years. It's burning inside of me so badly, I just need to vent. I never have before... As a...
    michelle0808 michelle0808 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    (:') um.. using google translate) :') um, I know i never felt like this before, I love him so so much that I don't know how to think, and I don't know it just this is the first...
    Blazingdragon Blazingdragon 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I can't stand it anymore. Where do I start? Well, I coming to believe that I settled when I met and married my husband. He's not abusive in anyway, just well boring and lacks any...
    eusapia eusapia 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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    My dog is the sweetest girl I know. She is perfectly well behaved. She loves me even when I'm not acting lovable. I wish she would live as long as I do - but she's already 10. I'm...
    imitosis imitosis 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    When I go grocery shopping, I buy the same things. Once in a great while, I'll venture out and buy one or two new things. But for the most part, I eat and drink the same things...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    ok so some atheist just don't get it and also some Catholics the thing is atheist think were up tight and cry a lot about are god and sometimes we do but what they don't...
    rynamight rynamight 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    Things were going so well for me I nearly thought I had beaten depression for good. Not so. What is it about depression that takes you from being the happiest person alive to...
    AnomalousEarthling AnomalousEarthling 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm uncomfortable felling where I can't stand to be In my own skin. The metaphorically speaking of cutting myself to feel it and watch it bleed. When I'm like this I'm looking...
    mskellie36 mskellie36 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    Hey my name is Sophie and i joined this group because i love my boyfriend Ben more than anything he is my amazing angel he is my strength when i need it my happiness when i lose it...
    SophieMarkezzie SophieMarkezzie 18-21, F Aug 21

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    My granddad was rushed into hospital this week. No one told me. My mum decided to text me to let me know and 7pm. Meaning he'd been in the hospital for 13hours. "She claimed she...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I wanted to do something interesting.
    itsmenhiceee itsmenhiceee 18-21, F Sep 3

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    If you want live happily in this world; Feed your strength! Encourage your natural expressive and hands-on talents. Nourish your appreciation of the world . Give yourself...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I surprised my da. He taught me basic skills in dismantling book bindings, washing pages and sewing the signatures back together but he always sent them out for binding. As an...
    Andwen Andwen 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wish I didn't - that would mean that ppl are similar to animals and deserve love much as they do but...animals are so much better. Their love is truly for life and I don't know...
    Godess4Fun Godess4Fun 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    My 3 kids are the most important part of my life. I love them more than anything else.
    fishin4eyes fishin4eyes 31-35, M Aug 25

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    i love you more than you will ever love me.
    stephaniekaye stephaniekaye 26-30, F Aug 29

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    Call me crazy, but my dog has never called me mean names, stabbed me in the back or let me down...He has only provided love and joy to my life. Why wouldn't I love him more than...
    Tealonly Tealonly 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3