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Are you happy to be alive, or just wish you had never been born?

In answering a recent question, I was reminded that I spent most of my teenage years wishing I hadn't even been conceived. About two years after my second daughter was born, there was an amazing change in my demeanor and philosophy. The last fifty years have been filled with gratitude that I didn't follow an urge to suicide at 14. Life can be GREAT - but it can take a while to get up to speed....

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I'm in the middle... I mean I don't exactly have what I would consider a "good" life at all... it's pretty horrible actually. But I guess I could say I'm somewhat happy to be living.

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Congratulations! You are completely NORMAL. The exciting secret is that you can make your life anything you want it to be. Just reach out and grab the steering wheel and go wherever YOU want to go....
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happy to be alive. because its interesting haw you live. you meet all these people. having a goal.worried about something. feeling but not having a life is just being nobody. standing in the darkness forever

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I'm fifteen and battling OCD, ADD, bipolar disorder, and severe depression so it kind of depends on the day. some days I'm a really fun and outgoing girl and you could never tell I was going through any of these issues, and the next day I'm sitting on the edge of my bed with bleeding wrists and a handful of sleeping pills....but am I sorry that I was born? No. I'm just holding on to the fact that life goes on and someday I will be thankful that I didnt go through with my suicidal thoughts.

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Welcome to the club!!! Life will be magnificent, exciting, rewarding - some day. It is ironic I finished up being a Psychotherapist - probably it was because I needed the therapy....
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Haha I've actually been thinking about going into the psychology field when i'm older too!
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I have to say that ALL the students in my class were people who really needed counselling and therapy to sort themselves out. Talk about the blind leading the blind. But it made us all very keen to help ourselves so that we would know how to help the general public. If you go forward for training, you will find that EVERY day is exciting and rewarding.
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I am thrilled to be alive! :-) I get up early every morning and have my coffee on the porch as I pray and meditate. After breakfast I plan my day, not crowding too much into it. I read and teach tennis to relax...I love doing both! I take one day at a time. I hope I live to be a hundred but it wouldn't matter if I died today.. I am ready to meet my Lord :-)

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No one really likes to be my friend & stuff I would just like to be left alone... On a scale 1-10 how happy I am in my life is about a 3 1/2

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Who in the right mind wouldn't want be your friend!? You're awesome!!! :)
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Thanks, but I mean not on the Internet... In real life.
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Yea I know.. That's what I don't get! You're too awesome for people not to like you! :)
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I can never say what I say on here... I'm always to shy.
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I'm shy too.. Well sometimes! But if you ever wanna talk about anything, I'm here for you!! :)
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Thanks :)
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Welcome! :)
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8) Do you have a kik? Or are you using a computer?
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I have kik!! :)
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O O O!
My username iz Otter2357
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Haha okay!!! :) I'll message you!
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You can KIK me :) haha...
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Haha ;) I see what you did there.... ;)
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It is WONDERFUL to see all this happy interchange going on while I was sleeping. Being shy is a beautiful thing in my world. I am just repelled by those noisy brash people who are all show and no substance. Enjoy being who you are - the only thing you have to do to be happy in this world is to BE YOURSELF....
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Nvr been born

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Ah. Been there, done that, didn't like it much. Then one day when I was 17 I met someone that was so different, I wanted to spend every day of my life with her. Eventually she got used to the idea I wasn't going away and her parents reluctantly accepted me as a suitor. It's nearly sixty years later and my life has been wonderful, magnificent, fantastic - not necessarily in that order. You can make ANYTHING you want of your life and the time to wonder if your life was a waste of time is AFTER you have lived it to the very best oif your ability.... For me, watching Amy grow old has been the gentlest happiness you could imagine. Now it's YOUR turn to achieve something like that for yourself....
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We should be happy to be alive. God gave us a life so we could see his creations :)

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i think everyone is happy to be alive.

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Think again.
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TheHarem

I am very happy to be alive. You know, it's funny, the older I get the more I cherish every moment. Chuckle
Even though my poor 60 year old body endures much pain on a daily basis and life has been full of trials and tribulations, the joy and gift of life somehow supersedes it all. If I could have a chance to live again, even with the pain that life sometimes has us go through, I would grab it and run. I love life and all that comes with it..... the bad and the good.

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I agree. When you know your days are numbered, that makes EVERY day somethng to be treasured and enjoyed - aches and all. At least if you are aching, you are still alive....
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Amen there! :)
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Shell3776

Never been born, and my mom told me she wishes she would have aborted my sorry a** the way she wanted to, so that just reinforces my feelings that I don't deserve to live, and really wasn't ever even wanted.

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No one asked me if I wanted to be born, if asked I would have said no way, get the abortion! I'm not feeling sorry for myself, and I know for sure that other people have it much worse than I do, my husband is a marvelous man and loves me with all his heart. My sister and her husband support me every way they can, and would be devastated if anything happened to me, so I go on stage every day and pretend to be okay. Therapy has helped, but after 8 years of an excellent therapist, my answer is unchanged. In truth, I wish to God I had never been born, that is the truth of the matter. Like I said, I have no intention whatsoever of committing suicide, my goal in life is to help people and committing suicide would not accomplish anything in that direction. But my answer to your question is: I wish I had never been born.

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