Do you ever feel like...

You don't belong?
Like you feel a bit lost in the world, you don't know why you're here?
Like you're not getting the most out of life?

Do you ever think what's the point in life?
(not in a suicidal way! Just like what am I supposed to do with my life! )
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anonymous user
I would suggest trying things out, no matter how small they be, something will strike an interest. The problem today is that a lot of people want toknow the meaning of life and the purpose of their existence. the reality is that even though there maybe be a cookie cutter, one single definition of what life is all about, we will never know what that is, and so we all float on existing. You now have to find your own purpose, and your own reason for living.
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fellowcraft
Wow these answers are really really interesting!

I am 18 and at university. I sometimes just feel like i only went because 'that's what you do when you leave school.' I don't have enough confidence to go travelling or whatever. I wish i'd taken a year out sometimes to try discover/think about what i really want to do with my life. I feel like i want to do something worthwhile in life. Like you see these people who are really nice and positively affect other peoples lives in whatever way (whether they're a doctor, teacher, a parent, they fundraise, volunteer, or just generally nice and like to help whoever they can etc). I feel like they have a purpose in life, they are doing something good. I have a hobby: climbing. I used to do it alot more but now i hardly do. I dunno, i still love it, i'm just really unmotivated these days.

And the question whether i'm happy, i'm not sure. I mean i laugh alot, i have fun. I'm definately not as down as i used to be. But i'm still not sure whether i'm truly happy. I don't know how to explain it.

I just have no real strong passion or ambition. Kind of feels like i'm existing, not living.
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anonymous user
I used to all the time.
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Crxfmxhn
Always. I can remember back to kindergarten is probably when I started thinking about all that stuff. I think all people think of these things at one point or another. It's natural. Especially in todays world, where there is a certain image you have the pressure to fit into. I'm constantly thinking about these things as soon as I'm alone, or with others I always feel not in the moment somehow. I think these thoughts are useless though, as Buddha might have said I think, that these thoughts don't have answers and so there is no real point to ask meaningless questions and life is just to do something productive.
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safetynet
I assume you are either in your late teens, or you are 25, I read a study somewhere that there is a coming of age event that happens with people around 25, after the school and the irresponsible party years are slowing down, people will sit down and look at their lives and go "what happened?" "why am I not where I want to be?" "what's the meaning of all this?" it also happens with teens but on a less mature level because they've normally haven't experienced all life has to offer - and they look at the mundane existence of going to school and partying on the weekends and ask that same quaetion "what's the point of this?"

everyone is different, I would say if you are asking yorself that question, I would take a look at your life right now and ask yourself if you are happy? are you where you wanted to be? or did you make some poor decisions and now you're stuck in your life? like a dead end job, a dead end relationship, wishing you went to college? something like that?

regarding the whole meaning of life, you will realize it's a question not worth asking if you're not doing anything, the only way to find the point of life is to be a part of it. take up a hobby, go bike riding, skateboarding, whatever, take a singing lesson or two, learn a different language, save up 100 bucks a month and look online for trips to the bahamas or fiji or amsterdam or something, go get yourself a god damn adventure, meet a woman in a foreign land, fall i love, get your hert broken, do it again, meet friends in odd places... then ask yourself that question and see if it really matters.
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fellowcraft
Yes, I do and I have for as long as I know. I've found that you have to make the answers for yourself, though, and the younger you are when you do that, the better. The answers just don't come to you one day out of the blue.
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Mopy
yup, sure do. I think with me it's a lack of passion for much of anything. I think it's when we have a passion for something and we feel like we are experiencing whatever we are passionate about is when we are really living life. Until then, we just happen to be awake, but not really 'living it up'.
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nd33
everyone has the questions
some look to religion, science or within themselves
some choose drugs and alcohol
others cut
these are all coping mechanisms

these questions have always been asked and always have different anwsers
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