I'm Meant For More!

My entire life, I've always felt like I was meant for greatness.  Its almost a spiritual feeling within me and it is extremely overwhelming at time.  I can't stop thinking about it sometimes and it is constantly coming up in my dreams.  I have may elements of my life that i'm very happy and satisfied with but I know that they aren't the "purpose" I've been feeling in my gut for all of my life.  I look at the world around me very uniquely.  I see everything for more that what it is...for every element it contains.  This has often left me feeling very isolated and misunderstood.  It bothers me when I express myself and no one understands where I am coming from.  I know a lot of people who are satisfied with working a 9-5, getting married, and having children but I have never felt like this is the path for me.  I don't believe I am better than anyone or I was "chosen" to do some kind of work someone else cannot do.  I merely just feel like I am positively connected to my surroundings and that causes me to feel a need for more.  I just cannot escape the feeling within me, and I'm not sure if i want to.  I'm actually actively trying to do new things that better myself, others, and the world in order to possibly find this "purpose" i've felt so destined for.  I would be glad to hear anyone's thoughts and I'm always looking for people to talk to and relate!

There is a very exclusive discussion fourm created by one of our own, I urge everyone looking for answers to come and join us here.  The link is   I cannot stress it enough; we need to communicate with one another.  We were not meant to go at this alone and anyone who has this feeling inside of them knows this!

Also, you can check out my "meant for something more" facebook page.  I'm trying to get something  substantial started.  I want all options to be available. I will also be keeping this very private and within our experience project family.

Please comment or message me with any additional ideas.

bbalnquen bbalnquen 22-25, F 144 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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I've always felt like I'm meant for something bigger too. I know you all know because obviously thats why we are all here. Most people. Ugh.... I just. I don't think I am better then anyone else and I've felt like this as long as I can remember, and I was never as big on nerd stuff until sixth grade. Sure I grew up with Tobey's Spider-Man and Harry Potter, but it never really...... It never really got me thinking that I should save the world. It's always when I'm spending to much time in my thoughts, just wondering why I'm alive and I get this weird feeling in my stomach, and I feel like I have to something, anything. I've looked up this topic before, and alot of people are very negative. They saw things about how that feeling is just you're brain thinking you above others, and that it's just the super awesome adventures that life has put into our head, but I don't believe that. I've always been pretty hypothetical and creative. I have always believed that there are people out to get me. Heck right now I feel as if someones watching me, but I'm not afraid of the government or anything. It's different then that. It annoys me when people don't get what I am trying to say, and when I do try to be myself, the way I am inside people don't notice. I can't tell my mom, or any family members because I don't feel like they would understand, and even my friends I'm not sure if they would get it. I feel like everyone who feels like this, I feel like we need to meet up. I feel like something big will happen, and we have to be there to stop it. I don't know..... It's outrageous and far-fetched, but almost everyone under this chat feels the same way I do, I just can't put it to words the way I hear it in my brain. My brain overwhelms me with thoughts, and that one thought is always there throwing itself at my skull. It's as if I know what I need to do, but at the same time I don't. Does any of what I said make sense? I would risk my life for anyone, I feel like everyone is good in heart, and I could never kill anyone. But I can't even explain the way that I feel everyday..... I don't know..... But I know that I will try to find people like me, because I can't stand the thought that I should be doing more and am not. Even though I can hardly talk to people in real life..... Does anything I said make any sense? I really don't know anymore.......

I have always felt that way. I just wonder "WHAT" it is I am destined to be or do.

It was nice to come across this message board. I am 30 years old and have fought this feeling my entire life. Sometimes to the point that it overwhelms me. I am meant for something more. I am meant to change to the world. I dont care if it is directly or indirectly. I tried to talk to others about this but no one understands. I have searched my whole life. I went into the military young. Got a law degree, went back to school to study astrophysics and now archaeology and nothing comes close to satisfying this gut feeling. I am in a sense glad that others feel this way but on the other hand I do not have any envy because it is a hard thing to deal with as you go through life. I hope anyone who reads this finds their answer and does not carry the same burden that I do.

It brings comfort to know that there are others out there who too feel this way. I feel like a member of the X-Men lol.

Sometimes you got to get the smaller things right in life

I have been searching the web for months now trying to find some answers into what i am going thru. I have this gut wrenching feeling that I need to change the world. I am a very flawed person with insecurities. Everything that i am doing in my life good and bad is never enough...I am missing something major....i started a not for profit org that helps the community but even that is not enough....

You're not alone. Me and this great friend I have, him I both feel that we were meant to save the universe. There are things bigger than us to conquer, we're small pawns in the big picture of everything.

I can't tell you the comfort it brings me to know someone else in the world feels the same way I do!! Thank you so much for sharing.

Has anyone here ever thought of genuinely putting on a suit and becoming some sort of vigilante? Going out and helping people and being a symbol against immorality that seems to fester in the world? I know it's all very American and a nerd fantasy but I'm from Great Britain and there isn't anything like that here and I feel like I can save the world or at least save people and being that symbol that people look to may help? I'm not sure, I'm soul searching at the moment, trying to find out what I want to do with my life and fulfill my purpose. I'm not insane or mentally unstable before people consider me some form of mad man or crazy person as I study psychology at a degree level and after debating my sanity for a few years over this I have concluded I have no symptoms of any of the psychologically unstable or unhinged disorders that can give people delusions of grandeur. If anyone has thought of being a hero please don't sit in the dark and feel alone with your thoughts

I have felt since I was about 12 that I had a purpose but I didn't know what it was or where it had come from. I was very science minded and at that age scoffed at the idea of religion after things I had gone through I couldn't understand why an all loving and all powerful God would let anyone go through such things. I realised with time that my purpose was to save or help someone or some people. I had done it throughout my life without taking much notice of it and thinking what I did wasn't important but I did it because it was right. Everything I have gone through has helped me be the man I am today and I think I am going down a road to be the person I need to be to fulfill my destiny. Right now I don't know if this purpose comes from my own subconscious, helping me deal with life, from the Universe or from a deity. I feel lost but at long last, of looking through the internet for years and posting a few things about how I felt I have found someone who feels the same as me. I don't want you to feel alone with this burden as you are not the only one to carry one

I have always felt like that. I'm definitely glad knowing I'm not alone!! I always wanted to see if anyone else felt this way but I was sure I was just differentially alone. People say I'm smart and I do excel at most things but they just all seem so easy. I get bored working meaningless jobs so quickly but its just because I feel like I'm not doing what I'm meant to do. When I see trees cut down or other environmental issues it really pains me. It makes me feel sad for this planet and what we've done to it. I'm 23 and have always been different. I care too much and I see the good in all because when I was at the darkest moments of my life I had good people who didn't give up on me even when I wasnt a good person. I want to change the world. The world needs change. The world needs heroes.

You are meant for something more. It will all unfold as it should. Greatness will come as you envision and feel it. Embrace it with all of your being. In time your dreams will become your life. You will have made a difference in the lives of many and your deeds will echo throughout time.

We are all apart of a great generation that will light up the world like never seen before.

I am shocked that I have come across this post as I can relate to almost everything I have read. I feel so happy that I am not alone in my feelings, but it does make me wonder if there is some sort of scientifical explanation for the way we feel.

I am a 16 year old girl from London, England. I have had the feeling that I am here to do something different, something special since the age of 12/13. I am told that I am 'exceptionally intelligent', and I know I excel in most things I do particularly science. However, I have always felt somewhat different. I have many friends but I know I am not the same as them. I feel like I am here to do something great but I do not know what it is. I have trouble choosing a career as I know that a 9-5 job would not fulfil me and is not what I am here to do. Additionally, I know this sounds extremely strange but I have the ability to push heat through my body and sometimes it feels like outside my body with my mind?!

I do not know what good this will do but the discovery of this thread excited me so much I felt like I had to share my story!

I think I know of the void of which you speak and have suffered myself over the years, but now as I get older and wiser I draw my own conclusions..

In the Western world we are victims.. victims of the myriad of fanciful tales of fiction given to us by the entertainment industry, and we have become drugged by the allure of celebrity culture and the money, sex and worship that is supposed to come with it. Has it ever occurred to you that the frankly unrealistic stories of adventure and wonder given to us by Disney and the like whilst growing up, might have had a profound affect upon our psyche?

This has surely left us with a thirst for more out of life? Very, very few, may chance upon it or achieve great things through serious hard work and dedication, but for most it is a case of getting our heads out of the clouds and realising that we are but animals and raising a family, protecting them and experiencing love is our purpose in life. Above all else, whatever successes, tragedies or pains we endure in this life are totally insignificant as to what awaits us upon our passing to the next realm. If you want to make the most from your life then give praise to God, try to follow Jesus' example and encourage others to do likewise, then you will have fulfilled the most out of this life, everything else has little significance in my opinion.

Ask yourself, 'what if every other person in the world was the SAME as me.. would the world be a better place if so?' Would the world be a better place if we were all backpacking around as tourists peering into the few genuine family communities that remained? 'Would the world be better if we were all high as kites and drunk as skunks?' I don't think so.. someone's got to plant the seed and harvest the food, oh wait.. but not you right? These things are fun to do and experience, but don't assume you will feel fulfilled at the end of it all because believe me the void will still be there.

I want you to be wrong but I'm really not sure

Im 17 years old and i've been having that feeling of being meant to be great since i was around 12. I get anxious, because i know im meant to change the world but dont know how....i dont really know what is that i have to do...i look back at my life and i feel as if I've wasted my life in doing nothing important and it makes me kind of angry. I know im different, my teachers always say that im extremely intellectual, and i always have this ambition of doing great things...even what people call the impossible. I really hope we all can find what is our purpouse in life because we know that all of us here are special and we are not meant to be ordinary. (Pardon my bad grammar, english is not my first language)

I am also 13 and sometimes have dreams that later come true at some point either is a week a month or a few months every now and then I get these dreams. It's weared

I feel the same way but different I feel as if I was meant for something more than my life I feel a conection to a lot of things but you are the first person I have told this

How do I find "meant for something more" on facebook? its not coming up for me unfortunately the only thing coming up is "I thought your words meant something more" I too am having theses feelings and I feel like I am on the edge of going "crazy" they are sooo strong.... not cool. I mean I like that I feel like I am meant for something more but not the feeling like I am going to go crazy.

Hi, i ran across this site a year ago and came back to it since the feeling got stronger. i don't do well in large groups of people, like in school im rather awkward and shy and i honestly almost get dizzy and everything seems glazed over but when with one or two people i can talk to them on a personal level and i see things more clearly. my senses get stronger and i seem to be more alert at night. i am very interested in space and i want to know the truth about what we are. i'm 16 from south carolina and have felt lost for so long and like i dont belong here. thanks for posting all the previous things, it's nice to see that some others are like me!

I'm not entierly sure why I feel the way that I do. I've never branched out to anyone about this before as I feel like they wouldn't care/think I'm being rediculous. Am contimplating getting a Past Life Reading to find out why I feel the way many of you feel also. I've heard souls are very old and can reflect on present life, for example if you are terrified of the ocean and unsure why, you could possibly have drowned or what-have-you in a past life. I think this may be a good place to start for me personally as I can't figure out where I'm going. Right now I feel like I'm drifting through life. I'm sure that I am meant for something greater but again I don't know what.. I can't understand how poeple are content working 9-5 jobs with a house and children etc for as long as they live. Is that it? Is there nothing more than that? That life doesn't sound like the path I am supposed to go down. So I am going to start with a Past Life Reading that may put a few things into perspective about myself and why I feel this way. Has anyone else tried this before??


The pyramids were lined with crystal. They were beautiful and white. Dazzling in every direction. The bible has dimensions of a heavenly place, the dimensions create a pyramid. The bible is a document. A book of documents scattered around the world. The bible also teaches that angels retaliated and went against god and came to earth for the women.

They may be angels but they were not invincible. They were tall, strong, and most of all very convincing. They came to earth, rejected from heaven due to their own choices. They came in what we would call a space craft. The bible also teaches this in Ezekiel. If you wish to leave the bible out of this, then look towards the writings in Egypt. This can be found all over the Internet.

If you wish to exclude Egyptian writing, then look for paintings that are over 6, 7, 8 hundred years old that include jesus, or Mary, or trading areas in jesus' time that include UFO's. Back the the main topic, once these fallen angels came to earth in a spacecraft, they were automatically viewed as gods by the people. Let me get one thing straight. The ones who built the pyramids were not slaves. They were not forced to do anything.

They did it out of love for their "gods", the writings within the pyramids show this. These angels defended those who loved them, and took care of them as well. Proof is when a person died, they were buried with respect, gold, jewelry, nice clothes and so on. These angels grew to miss heaven. Crave it actually, so much that they had little pieces of heaven built on earth (the pyramids). They never left. They have been here this entire time.

They had children who had children and so on. They made a promise in their final days. They understood there was no redemption for themselves, so a small group of them were against the rest who had fully turned their back on god. This small group wanted to do good. They wanted to feel loved. They begged god to protect their children from the flood.

They promised to go down without a fight. And so they all died, the good ones and the bad ones. But their children live on so that one day, when they end is near, the angels blood will awaken within in them enabling them to ensure that fallen angels or demons may never rule again. That's the truth. So these kids, teens, adults who are from the ancient bloodline, feel different from others, they feel like there is more to life.

They feel as if they are capable of the incredible but their bodies hold them back. You have strange dreams, feel invincible, you feel alienated, you feel as if you were sent here to save the world. Laugh it off, think its impossible, but if this is you, you will believe me. You will understand. You have a purpose in life beyond anyone's comprehension.

Unsure if it really has anything to do with what you are saying, but when I read 'crystal pyramids' you immediately had my attention as just last week I came across this article.

The second part that caught my eye was how you tell about the bible's belief of the fallen angels. I did some research on that topic last week too.
I'm not religious but I found it a very interesting read and find it very coincidental that I read this today after becoming engulfed in researching it last week.
Thank you for the insight.


I don't know what to think about this. It's outrageous but I'm not laughing. I want to believe it but at that the same time I don't. Where did you hear this from?
-Captain Brie

This has been my perspective about life since I was aware of my thinking, and my terminology of it now is simply stated as "going against the grain", I know I have a purpose in life that I haven't fullfilled just yet. It something positive and great I just don't know what.

I dont know I feel the same but im starting to completely lose hope. Like maybe it's just in my head. i feel the world's against me in what im trying to do and Im starting to feel whatever important purpose i have is all bullshit. i should probably settle for mediocrity

I have felt this way for 17 years and you just said exactly what I have been feeling!

The dreams and feeling like everyone else has a destiny that is diffent than yours.!
I feel like I can't fit in anywhere and I feel like there is a purpose to it all. I really feel like it has something to do with the world around me and I have a unique part to play in it all. Please tell me I you agree?

Whilst these are some lovely posts, I do note that what everyone has in common is youth. It is a very special time, filled with feelings of invincibility and possibility. According to Freud, yor ego is just learning how to balance your ID with your super-ego, which is a very normal process. I also had feelings like this when I was younger, along with most of my friends. However most people I know now (in our 30s) have evolved past this preoccupation into a deeper understanding; that there is simply no greater purpose than breathing in and breathing out in the present moment. That is the miracle you came for.

Like many of the posts on here, I've grown up feeling so strongly pulled to being a world changer. Sometimes I get overwhelmed by my feeling that all I've ever done doesn't matter. I feel guilty all the time that I'm not helping the world more. I strongly believe in helping the poor and trying to help everyone in the world live a happy healthy life. I believe so strongly that my purpose is to be a singer and its something I've felt called to do since I was four years old, but even at that young age the fame and the money are just things I wanted to use to help my plight for world betterment. Everytime I perform I have this overwhelming sense that this what I am meant to do, but it seems so many times doors shut and no new ones open. I honestly don't feel better or higher than everyone else, but not gonna lie, I do feel like I see the world on such a different intellectual and spiritual field than everyone else. I feel so often that no one understands and that I'll always be alone. I do have friends that I talk to about this and they understand pretty well, but I've learned life is a journey and we are all made to walk it mentally alone. I guess something that has helped me is trying to live according to my beliefs. I am a huge animal lover so I became vegan because I don't agree with the treatment of the animals. I take the stairs because its better for the environment. Even though these are small things, they help me deal a little better by letting me know that I helped in a small way. So far on my journey I haven't helped in a large way, but I think that will come. We have to each live the best we can and live how we believe without hiding it, because hiding your true passions and feelings only hurts you in the end. Yeah, people will look at you weird and try to talk you out of it if you say, "Hey, I feel drawn to help in the middle east." but you have to live for yourself. That's the first step.

I feel the same as you bbalnquen lol I just got your name anyways. What is your guys sign? I'm an aquarius and im wondering if the majority of you guys are too. Your story just seems like an aqusrian thing to say because of all the stuff foing on in the world. Its been three years since yoy posted this please contact me i would love to talk im going to like your facebook page. Maybe there is something we can do we just need to piece it together.

You've gone one more. I'm Aquarius.

No offense, but astrology is horseshit and has no scientific backing. For your information, there are actually thirteen zodiacs, not twelve like most people believe. This throws everything out of "balance", if there ever was one to begin with.

Don't take my word for it, read:

Inform yourselves, don't remain ignorant.

Towards the bottom of the article: Ophiuchus is one of thirteen constellations that cross the ecliptic.[17] It has therefore been called the '13th sign of the zodiac'.

gosh I hate being so typical.. >_<
let's try again..ehm

it's not really my style to ever talk like that and share my thoughts to a group of strangers on a webpage I'll probably forget it's title 5 seconds later..but what have I got to loose, so..

I'm obviously here because of the same "topic" but from what I've read so far guys, you are controlling this much better than me..I mean, I'm practically sitting there waiting for something to happen cause I really hate this..not my I'm living..I mean I'm thankful and everything but I'm not happy I know I'm meant for greatness..maybe not but, I'm not just keeping it a thought it's more of a belief to me, I'm counting on it..I feel like in order for such thing to happen I'm gonna have to pay for it one way or another, like I'm gonna save Earth at some point..which I know ridiculous of a thought I can't even save my point..oh wait what's my point?!

Damn it, so I guess you got to know a huge part of me..through this chat/thought share thingy..

I'm 18 almost 19
I'm soooo moody
I'm NOT bipolar..I guess but I feel like having multi-personalities or moods that take over REAAALLY good every now and then,
I've always been been that nerd person since I was 4-5 till I grew enough to study for myself knowing who I really am..which is a person who REALLy hates REALLY hate it, I know we all do but I'm talking EXTREME hate..if it were a person I might've thought of killing it..not really I don't kill people but I just really hate it, and that's kind of personal bec. in my country education is stupid..words can't describe it,

I somewhat hate who I am for many reasons I don't feel like getting married for various reasons one of them is that I don't wanna bring someone to life and make him suffer like I did..I also don't feel like getting married bec. I don't think I'd make a normal husband or human being for my weird thoughts, I'm glad there're peeps like me..but even you guys seem to take it better which leaves a great deal of my..idiocy to me just being me >_<

yeah yeah, I keep holding on to how all the great inventors and stuff were thought of dumm at first...I'm not really dumm in real life I'm not dumm at all, I actually have a high IQ that I don't remember for having this memory problem that I forget real fast's a thing that needs medicine that I'm supposed to finish taking after I did for 2 years which means I'll stop taking this next Jan..but for some reason I started forgeting ALOT lately it's not's the faster version I forget things like..go grab a pen..I walk out...why the hell did I get here...*walks back in..*

also, I...I'm out of words for now..thanks for wasting you time,

BTW If you're trying to figure who I'm closest to, it's the guy with the topic he's the closest person to my case literary he practically wrote everything I felt exactly...which is somewhere between creepy and disappointing..U see if I was the only one..maybe I was ment for greatness..but seems that alot of people are more worthy of it... 8[


Wos it is 1:00am and I was trying to find anyone who felt like this. I can't thank you all enough for just putting your feelings out here. I have been feeling like this since a was about 4yrs old and one of my moms therapist said that my thoughts were not very healthy. I guess meaning that I was losing it :/ How can a 4yr old be so mentally ill as they were trying to say. Anyway I'm so glad that you were able to put this into words. I have trouble expressing myself and did not know how to put my feeling into words but you hit it right on the spot. I don't feel I'm better than anyone else at all, I just feel that there is something else other than this body of mine and that I have been chosen for something greatersomething very important to us or for God. I'm a Christ follower so of coarse I pray for answers but I have not gotten one yet. I'm not giving up. There has to be a reason why we feel like this, it is impossible for so many of us to feel this and not be something real. I do not speak about this to anyone but something really great happened to me a couple of years ago with my youngest daughter, she shared the same thoughts with me and asked me if she was going crazy! Wow this was a challenge for me to answer her because she is a child and I still don't have the answer. There has to be an explanation out there for us. I keep praying and I know that God has given us this feeling for a reason that we don't know but we will fing out as His timing. Thank you all for your support and for being so opened minded!!!! God bless you all :)

Like most people here, I can't help but completely agree.
I am 27, only just turned of age. Since graduating high school I've had a stable job. I did the "responsible thing" which I think is unlike most dreamers I know.. I used my strengths to graduate university, maintained a steady income throughout, did everything ingrained in me from my parents and family life. They are proud of me, and I know that, but I've known for years that it's not what will make me happy. I'm sure the day my life turned this direction I already knew but did nothing to stop it.

My mood is very flat most of the time, I am not surprised or fulfilled easily, almost like everything is expected. I think i'm in search of something more than I have or know is possible. I'm afraid to admit how scared I am of finding things out which are outside of my world/reality/bubble, but feel as if the lack of discovery will lead to a dissatisfying life. I need more than what I have or even know other people have. The physical and material world feels so depressingly constricted. Even "leaving your mark" is only a finite point in time and space, a moment which becomes overshadowed by the sheer volume of others.

What one can accomplish feels so small in this world. The world is geographically huge but it feels as people we work on a much smaller scale. I intend on traveling soon, hoping that I find my inspiration within the human race, driven by whatever cultures I interact with... I'm really just hoping that my mind is broadened enough to dull the desire for more and be satisfied with the world we all live in.

Through the last few years I have realised that I'm a victim of entertainment. I am not a movie fan as such, I can't name an actor/actress or list a top ten. I get very drawn into fiction, their ideals and aspirations, the adventure and purpose. I almost copy thought patterns as if "what would they do" situations, which leads me a little deflated when I realise the difference between.

The element gluing each fictional tale together is often love, something I don't know if I'm capable of entirely. Not at this stage. Maybe I'm just deflecting that desire into other aspects.

I'm sure that I'm currently searching for answers of unknown questions, but underlying it all is the overwhelming feeling that I'm meant for more.