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I Wonder What My Purpose Here Is

We all wonder what we were meant to do with our lives. Well, write down what you think your purpose here is, and maybe you will help others find theirs. 2,669 People

    If you look at the world

    that surrounds us, everything seems to have some sort of role in regards to the life around it. The trees give the oxygen that we breathe; we(and various other phenomena) create carbon dioxide for the trees to breathe, and basically every creature seems to fill some sort of...
    Aldmeri Aldmeri 26-30, M Nov 13, 2014

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    arabella1108 arabella1108 18-21, F Aug 3, 2014

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    I really have no idea what to do in my life now.

    It feels like i have no destiny in life. A little background of myself is that im the youngest child in my family. I have 3 sisters and no brother. I was the unwanted child. When my mom knew she had me, she took pills medicine etc but i was still growing in her. None of my...
    iambacknow iambacknow 22-25, F Sep 11, 2014

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    i wonder all the time what my purpose is.

    I thought I knew but I don't. I feel at times that I don't want to fulfill a purpose especially one that is subliminally forced upon me
    kemaii kemaii 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    A few beers. A joint,

    a guitar and a creative mind make for a good night:)
    warrior1981 warrior1981 31-35, M Jun 1, 2014

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    Heroic Intent

    “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” * I wanted a hero. I waited for a hero. I wanted someone I could look up to, someone self assured and confident and emotionally strong. I...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 16 Responses Jul 7, 2013

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    A Purpose

    I just wrote this in response to someone else's story here. I wanted to post it. This is one opinion on what I think our purpose is: The purpose of life is to experience life. In this experience of life, you will grow spiritually. You will learn compassion, empathy, love...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F Oct 23, 2013

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    Wondering

    Why am I here?  Are we here for those we touch or are we here to feel the touch of others?  Are we here for our own happiness or are we here to create happiness for others? Is it ever alright to be selfish in your approach to need?  Can you over look the needs of...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 14 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    I don't think there is one.

    I'm a supporting character
    Hiiamawhovian Hiiamawhovian 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I Think There's No Purpose For Me to Be Here

    That's the more logical answer I have. I believed we're here for something, each of us, but I've got to admit it's quite lame, if we get realistic. Some of us just die. They had no life, no one cares, it changes nothing. Destiny? Go figure.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 19, 2008

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    I think mine is either to play professional

    baseball or help people. I love baseball and im really good. I hate seeing depressed people. Every time i come on here i cry. I know it stresses me out but its worth letting someone know you care about them.
    Stressed14 Stressed14 16-17, M Jun 19, 2014

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    well just called it quits

    and wondering what's nextcan you tell me what to do its to frustrating to go onhave been on the edge fore so long all i c is dead faces when mi sleep cant take it
    SINGLHURST SINGLHURST 56-60, M May 10

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    I Think I Have The Answer But Still Sometimes I Ask Myself

    i think the answer (about life) is : live ,love,learn , live for the unknown future that might have good suprises,love the good things in life ,ppl i care and ppl i dont know,learn from mistakes,learn new things . Live for me and others i love. Learn to love and...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2010

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    Why not , I think I need to live

    for another love . If you think you can love me for me as I am lets try it .
    lonelyheart1967 lonelyheart1967 46-50, M Sep 27, 2014

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    I have actually come to this bus stop

    and been here for the past 3 days. The most logically thing I can do is just live and make the most of my fate...
    Roz2014 Roz2014 41-45, F Mar 16

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    most days i feel like im just getting thru .

    .i know how isolated i am but ive never known any other way to live. I really dont mind being alone because i have no idea how to talk to people anyhow, when i do try and talk to someone i get shaky and nervous and just keep to myself to avoid saying something stupid or being so...
    rainbowless1 rainbowless1 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2014

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    I do believe that there is purpose in life

    and I do have a purpose, but I just wanted to share these videos hoping that it will give someone some hope or maybe some inspiration. I'm not telling you that you have to believe everything he says, I'm just asking that you take it into consideration and think about it. https...
    TheGordman TheGordman 18-21, M Jul 20, 2014

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    Eh....

    I have often wondered why I am here. The point of my existance and the meaning behind it. I don't think there is an answer though, I think its just random luck. But still, its an interesting thing....
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 24, 2011

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    I Wonder....

     Sometimes wonder why I was brought to EP.... I mean I met the person in the world that broke my heart more than any other.  I also met the man that loved me the most in the world and I broke his heart.  I have my two best friends in the whole world on here...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 13 Responses Jul 22, 2008

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    I keep thinking about what I'm going to do with

    my life now that I'm finally 18 and about to graduate high school. I want to serve my country and protect the people that can't be protected but that the same time I'm scared knowing I can't protect everyone. Can I bare the pain of seeing people die around me? Or am I too weak...
    Mylifeasahuman Mylifeasahuman 18-21, M Jan 25

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    I am really uncertain what am I here for

    and why would I be put here with so many problems and more negative thing than positive
    Sproketsocet Sproketsocet 18-21, M Jul 20, 2014

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    my purpose is probably to smoke all the weed

    and become an anime character.
    fillia fillia 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2014

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    I Don't Know Me

    Why am I so afraid? What am I even afraid of? Why haven't I taken more chances in life? Why am I alone? Why was I so shy for so much of my life? Why am I a dreamer, but can't seem to get the doing thing happening? Why am I worried about whether my son will miss me when I'm gone...
    Sharpie7 Sharpie7 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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    Very perplexed as to what my purpose is.

    I haven't really found anything meaningful to do with myself and it makes me a feel a bit useless. I want to have some purpose so I can do good with my life, I want to benefit others not for the acknowledgement but simply just to do some good in this world. I feel like once I...
    misternobrain misternobrain 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 16, 2014

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    I feel like me, alongside my family,

    have struggled so much and really wonder if there's a purpose to it all. If I as and individual truly have a purpose and if there is reason why we've been through all that we have.
    ALostSiren ALostSiren 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2014

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    Small Purpose

    The purpose I find for myself to day is to locate the part of me that is peaceful.  My endeavors for today will be that of peaceful purpose.  I will attempt to spread the peace that is inside  me to my family, that they shall have a refuge filled with...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 8 Responses Mar 5, 2008

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    I don't know what to do with my life.

    ... I've graduated from high school, I don't go to college, I don't have a job, I don't have a car (I'm stuck at home 24:7).... I've applied everywhere... Yet no one calls... It really bums me out, how I've sent so many applications to so many places and no one calls me.... I do...
    reidcm reidcm 18-21, M 6 Responses Apr 10, 2014

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    Being free all the time at home i am.

    just doing one thing and that is thinking... if someone asks me what i am doing then i have just one and only answer that is thinking. Because i am doing nothing my father usually ask me as a joke that why do i exist?? Why don't you comit sucide?? Its just a joke for him but...
    brokenangelia brokenangelia 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2014

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    Ever since I quit religion

    and am free from those bindings, I look for purpose in everything. Perhaps it is my new found love for science or rather finding meaning in everything. I am finding myself In a purpose finding frenzy. Not exactly healthy but it certainly makes life interesting. At 32 years old...
    madeofstars madeofstars 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    Yep. Called worthless.

    Useless. Ugly. By my parents everyday..
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    To Show People?

    I know that at one time or another most everyone feels as if they have helped another person see something they couldn't see themselves or improve their life in the direction they wanted but couldn't quite grasp. That's normal, but this happens to me all the time, especially with...
    FeistyRoadrunner FeistyRoadrunner 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 7, 2007

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    I try to stay positive

    and not get down on things, but I really do wonder what my purpose here is, being born with the disabilities that I was, I try to understand why, whats the point. I sometimes think that my life is unfair and given the chance to change it I would so fast.
    SarahCider SarahCider 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 20, 2014

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    I know what my purpose is here.

    I always wonder what I was in my past life....I would guess a warrior of some sort. I'm a survivor, hurt but not afraid of life's experiences. What does your gut tell you about your past life?
    beloved03 beloved03 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    I see on television, the papers,

    life that there are people who do extraordinary things that we deemed impossible. Everyday I wake up, an existential crisis is the burden of my preoccupied days. I question, "What is my purpose in life?" I usually respond with an "I don't know" and move on. But that was before...
    QuietFreedom QuietFreedom 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    Sometimes i constantly have these thoughts,

    why am i here, can i make a difference, is it only me who feels this way, sees things this way, am i alone and what is my purpose here?...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F Sep 15, 2014

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    Just as a pair of shoes exists

    for the purpose of protecting our feet, we exist in the world to contribute something to the world. The only question is, what and how? Read more at - https://margavita.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/discovering-your-lifes-purpose/
    Margavita Margavita 26-30 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

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    Cliched

    I know everyone wonders why they are put here on earth. I wonder why I'm even living. Would it really of mattered if I had never existed? Some people say that we're here to figure out life's journey. To discover our own personal path. I think that's kind of silly. Why should I...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 22-25, F Sep 24, 2013

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    I question what my purpose is everyday.

    ... I want to defend my family against something way more stronger than me but it will always only be in my fantasies cause there will never be a chance that I'm gonna be someone important nor will there be an evil only I can fight against to protect my family. And I seriously...
    ScarletCarnation ScarletCarnation 13-15, F Dec 25, 2014

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    It is all just an experience.

    .. For what? We live, suffer and then we are set free through death.
    SoapySandwich SoapySandwich 22-25, M Jul 20, 2014

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    well today sucks my hormones are out of control

    and I'm also having a text convo with ma bf about breaking up and another conversation with a kid I've known for 5 years who wants to be with me ,,not a good day I need a girl to talk to 😢
    DreaSmurph DreaSmurph 22-25, F Nov 20, 2014

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    Brothers and Sisters,

    were we all created from Mother Lucy? First human' discovered in Ethiopia image 'First human' discovered in Ethiopia Scientists working in Ethiopia have uncovered a jawbone fossil which may push the origin of humans back 400,000 years. View on m.bbc.com...
    whuiron whuiron 51-55, M Mar 4

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    Almost three thousand years ago,

    God said through the prophet Amos that just before the coming of the lord, the Jews would return from the four corners of the earth and rebuild the nation Israel. "i will bring back my exiled people Israel;they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. they will plant...
    simsym simsym 22-25 1 Response Sep 1, 2014

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    A Nice Read.

    "When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 32 Responses Jul 15, 2010

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    What If?

     there is no point....its kind of disturbing to think about... i can see why people will jump to believe all that religious crap to avoid having to think of all the unsettling possibilities of our existence... what if everything on this earth,all the animals, (that includes...
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    The older I get the more I believe

    that our purpose of being here is to learn how to love, both ourselves and each other. That's it. KISS...that is "keep it simple stupid" to coin a phrase, but this seems to me to be our primary reason but how meaningful.
    mada0617 mada0617 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I shouldn't ask this question,

    I should just live day by day..
    Roz2014 Roz2014 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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