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. 2,887 People

    7 years old me thinking

    who am I, why I'm here as I've always been a deep thinker. I was 12 years old when someone who's 61 years older than me said to me "I'm poor, I have nothing" with disappointed sadly face. I remember I looked at the eyes, lower my voice, smiled, tried not to give offence and said...
    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence
    1 Response Aug 25, 2015

    EP is so full of se^^^x addicts nowadays.

    Talk with them,they act very decent.They might be decent too in REALITY ,I don't differ. But how they view EP is just so lame.All they want from EP is get hold of a female,try to strike a good normal conversation ,and then as soon as they gain the confidence of her,start that...
    KosmicKonnection KosmicKonnection
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Jan 22, 2016

    I believe everyone has a purpose in life.

    :) I'm still on the road to discovering my purpose but I genuinely love people and humanity. This love for people hasn't always been easy. In my past, I have been hurt by people, and I internalize everything. Sometimes I'm tempted to be a grumpy cat and say, "Meh, I hate...
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Apr 10, 2014

    that's it..i am a mum of two.

    .surely there is something else
    kazzyp kazzyp
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2015

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    Dec 25, 2014

    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
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Aug 20, 2014

    I Know What I Should Do

    I stand at the edge and i have two roads to protect and find myself in the world or protect the world so others may find themselves the former is only for me and the lives i touch directly but the latter serves everyone adventures for sure await those willing to give I'm...
    SgtBlitz SgtBlitz
    2 Responses Aug 26, 2008

    I shouldn't ask this question,

    I should just live day by day..
    Roz2014 Roz2014
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2015

    I wonder why life is

    so pointless. time and time again it has me stumped. We go about, in our boring lives. Watching movies, reading books about peoples lives who have a purpose. Wishing that we somehow also had a grand affair in the whole scheme of things. We continuing on believing that every...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    56-60, F
    8 Responses Mar 5, 2008

    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
    56-60, M
    May 10, 2015

    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
    56-60, M
    Mar 4, 2015

    Im 17 years old. I practice gymnastics

    and i also do modeling. Im 6'11 tall. I had a bet with a 24 years old man who practice martial arts and he is very strong and has huge muscles. And he is 5'6 tall. I dont know how, but i defeated him in 30 out of 35 matches we had. Im flixible so he couldnt lock me and i could...
    emilythethe emilythethe
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 17, 2015

    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
    1 Response Nov 30, 2014

    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


    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

    I don't think there is one.

    I'm a supporting character
    Hiiamawhovian Hiiamawhovian
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Mar 23, 2015

    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

    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
    deleted deleted
    Mar 8, 2016

    Am I Where I Should Be?

    In this, in now.  What is the purpose?  I am I learning anything I didn't already know?  Or am I confirming what I always knew?  Every channel is open and sucking in this nectar at break neck speed.  It is intoxicating and addictive and with that ...
    Freestanding Freestanding
    56-60, F
    11 Responses May 20, 2009

    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
    15 Responses Jul 7, 2013

    I need purpose and meaning in my life

    now more than ever and I'm restless and exhausted with my current approach to my life. I act as though my main goal is fixing myself and my secondary goal is completing my ongoing to do list. I don't enjoy my life though and I'm debating about what to do. Continue this slow self...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    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
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2015

    i often dream of hand feeding homeless

    people & making up the faces of battered woman,soo im either very dark OR just like my mom . ...far to kind
    deleted deleted
    Mar 12, 2016

    We aren't here on earth not just to exist.

    . https://youtu.be/640BQNxB5mc
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2016

    I always wonder sometimes

    why I was brought to this world.. sometimes I wish I could just check out completely.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 26, 2016

    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 16, 2014
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Mar 8, 2016

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    Sep 11, 2014


    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 24, 2011

    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, 2015

    I lay here today in thought.

    What kind of crazy am I? When there are so many forms of crazy and we all have multiple symptoms of each. Am I narrcistic? A psychopath? selfless? Depressive? Egotistical? an Empath? There are so many categories I could place my twisted self in. My shadowself. Which one to...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence
    22-25, F
    Oct 12, 2015

    For the last two months I've had major 360s in

    my life. From spiritually awakening to my major change and figuring out who I really want to be. Last week I woke up asking myself,"Why in the hell do I want to be a researcher?" Couldn't think of a single solid reason and I'm just so disinterested in it now. I was so adamant...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 15, 2015


    My name was left out of the program. Perhaps that should have been a defining moment for me. Instead, I ignored the obvious and embarrassing oversight. I remained on the stage, and I just stood there, waiting for the principal to notice that something was wrong. As each person...
    Quintesse Quintesse
    51-55, F
    19 Responses Jan 24, 2013

    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
    30 Responses Jul 15, 2010

    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
    46-50, F
    Mar 16, 2015

    Why am I here? I don't know what I'm doing what

    I want to do or how to even get started. I'm going through life unhappy and unsatisfied without a clue of what to do about anything.
    leadmenot leadmenot
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    "What the **** am I even doing here?

    " How many times do you end up asking yourself that? Under what circumstances do you end up taking the step back to think about it? When things get bad? Never? All the time? I'm pretty much at the place where I have to ask myself that question on a weekly basis. I have to...
    wtfgirl001 wtfgirl001
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2016

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2014

    I think about what my purpose in this world is

    often. I still haven't found what I am looking for, maybe I never will. I feel like a part of me is out there waiting to be discovered but eludes me.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 22, 2016


    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
    56-60, F
    14 Responses Aug 23, 2008

    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
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2014


    If our purpose was revealed to us perhaps it would overwhelm us.  That does not make me any less curious, but more so in confirming whether I actually have a purpose in life or am just wandering aimlessly.  I believe that we are guided on certain paths and all things...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 22, 2008

    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
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2015
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