I Want To Live For Something More Than Just Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 406 People

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Oct 17, 2010

    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

    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, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    I'm missing something I just don't know what it

    is. I know this isn't everything.
    SkollHati SkollHati
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Apr 15, 2015

    I want to actually get stuff done!

    I want to be remembered not by just my future children but by things I created. I want people to random talk about me without ever having known me! I love creating because I know if I do enough of it I can be remember by it! I want to create recipes my children pass down, I want...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners
    18-21, F
    Feb 27, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 1, 2011

    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
    7 Responses Jul 21, 2011

    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

    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
    9 Responses Feb 16, 2011

    My life is empty like Seriously empty.

    Everything I do or whoever I get involved with, always seem to hurt me. Everything always end up hurting me in the end. I wanted to die a few years back, Well I still wanna die but I want to have children so That's one of my reasons for not killing myself yet. I feel Like I have...
    Adridee Adridee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2015

    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

    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
    17 Responses Jul 10, 2011

    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

    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

    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
    13 Responses Dec 25, 2009

    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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