Have you ever felt that your life is empty?

@adinata (106)
Indonesia
October 8, 2009 1:58am CST
Sometimes I often think, if my purpose on this earth. I often feel empty and are not eager to live it. Have you ever felt it? Have you ever felt hopeless and did not know where the direction of your life? What do you do to survive and be optimistic in life? Help me out of this fragile!
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18 responses
• Spain
8 Oct 09
Adinata, I feel empty too sometimes. When I am sad or when things aren't going right. I also ponder about the purpose of my being or are there things that God specifically wanted me to do. But I am not losing hope eventhough I feel that way sometimes. I always tell myself that my Mom needs me that's why I am here. I still want to find more meaning though and still I am searching for it. But at the right time I know I'll find it, when I am ready and able to do it.
@adinata (106)
• Indonesia
9 Oct 09
It's good to have someone who understand and comprehend what I'm feeling .. You're right, this often happens when I hit a problem especially when I'm alone at the time. I felt everything went dark and always ask "then what is the meaning of life?" I do not know what caused this, I give up too easy...
• Spain
9 Oct 09
At one point or another I think everyone does feel that way sometimes. You're not alone so don't worry about that. In time, we will find our own meaning in life and hopefully, when that time comes we are ready and free to embrace it. Have a free worry day! :)
@adinata (106)
• Indonesia
9 Oct 09
Thank you, Matilda. Maybe you're right, I was too worried. I just can not wait the time comes, well for now I've not felt anything like that again. But sometimes these feelings will arise again for no apparent reason. Even my friends also to confusion. But again I say many thanks
@mesuaky (397)
• Singapore
8 Oct 09
yes, i think it actaully happens to anyone of us. there is always a time when you suddenly feel that your life is empty. specially when your all alone by yourself doing nothing at all. i am alone here in singapore, i am ang overseas worker, the first few months i was here the feeling of emptiness was very strong. i wanted to even give up. but i will try my best to stop ang look around me. and think of my family and my friends. then i came to realize that i am here for them. they need me and they will be sad if i give up in life. I am sure you have a family that can be your strength. some people who feel empty tries to find way to make themselves meaningful by joining in community activities. volunteering in reaching out to those helpless ones. you can be their strenght and their reason to live. try giving time to little orphanes in some center. be their guide. don't waste your life feeling empty cause there are a lot of people out there who may need you. think about it.
@adinata (106)
• Indonesia
9 Oct 09
Wow .. I am impressed with your way of thinking. I agree, the family is able to help me for the spirit. I also feel that way, every time I feel tired with this life I have always remembered by my family who are far away.
@mesuaky (397)
• Singapore
9 Oct 09
well thats why now i put lots of photos of my family in my place. so every time i turn my head i am reminded that there are someone out there who is relying on me. You could try that. it helps a lot. :)
@asfiona (174)
• India
8 Oct 09
Hi, Life is meant to be live and live. I want to live for 100 years. Be more optimistic about life, try to have more fun, spend time with your love ones. Avoid staying isolate coz when you're alone sometime you tend to think negative. But when you're with your frens or family member we don't get time for thinking. PRAY TO GOD MORE OFTEN. Feel that God is with you always. Not only you who felt that, LIFE is worthless but its not. There will be a better time for you as well. There is a tough time for everyone fight for it and you'll win. Read good books on your leisure time. Avoid bad company.
@adinata (106)
• Indonesia
9 Oct 09
Thanks for your respose, asfiona. You're right just pray to God whenever i'm alone.
@vopols (204)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
Good day to you adinata Our lives has a purpose we are born in this world with a mother and a father and that makes our lives full and not empty. Full I mean full of love and full of somebody who takes good care of us we have friends to whom one can share his or her feelings. If you say that our lives is empty well I don't think anybody can survived without anybody. You are still young adinata you may have to learned different aspects of life. In this cruel world no body is useless everybody has a purpose in life. Maybe you are in a difficult situation that's is why for you life is empty and nobody cares for you. You had a purpose in this world adinata just ask yourself "what do I really want in my life?" And probably your answer may be the key for you to fully understand about yourself.Focus on something my friend.
@adinata (106)
• Indonesia
9 Oct 09
Thank you for your response, vopols. I am very motivated after reading it. I think you are correct that I am still young and still a lot of things I have learned. Maybe I should be patient waiting for the day arrived. Thank you very much my friend...
@irene3184 (902)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
I felt sometimes that I'm empty in a sense that I don't have anyone to share with and I never do any good for my family. I always break the rules which breaks also there heart. I don't know why I always feel this way that I need to come out on my shell.
@adinata (106)
• Indonesia
9 Oct 09
I'm sorry to hear your story. May you and I remain steadfast in this life and can find the true meaning of life..
@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
8 Oct 09
I think you should thinking about the life itself. There's no useless life in this world. If you believe in God, you should know that there's no useless creatures in this world. Every creatures have their own part, and they all doing their own part in this life. Hopeless is just about a mindset. You won't know whether there's a hope or not if you haven't try it more. Sometimes we felt if we have reached our maximum ability but the fact if we tracing back our efforts so far, we would find if there's something missing on our path. I think on such situation, as a common human, we also need other's help. When you feel hopeless, that's mean you need a help. A help in this context is not mean money or let other people to finishing your problem. Problem is still remain yours. Other people will do their own part on your life, perhaps they could give you good advise on how to solving your problem. So we that's why we need to have many friends, and we should know who is real friend, and who is common friend. Good luck for you and have a nice day. Happy mylotting.
@adinata (106)
• Indonesia
9 Oct 09
Thank you for your advice, then. I will keep trying to find my life meaning and purpose God created me. Because I myself believe that God is always prepared for each design beautiful creations, but perhaps now not the time for me...
@gelay07 (591)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
i used to worry a lot and often lead to feeling empty or useless but i already went over that obstacle in my life. prayers is the key to all of these crisis. it does work for me, you should try it. and also find inspiration it doesnt have to be bf/gf figure but somebody or sumthing you think can inspire you to get on with your daily life. Every time i feel down i get my rosary and pray.
@adinata (106)
• Indonesia
9 Oct 09
Apparently you are religious people. Pray, yes I think you are right maybe I should more often talk to God when alone attacked repeatedly. Thank you my friend.
@chookie1971 (2278)
• Australia
8 Oct 09
I feel like that right now. I was trying the other day to help a friend out with some information. She came back to me by saying you just don't get the point. Then she said something else that really upset me. Only today, I found out that some one was upset with me. But instead of telling me directly, they told some one else and that person told some one else who told me. I was so upset. I am that upset that I feel like I really don't want to associate with any one for the moment. I know that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.
@adinata (106)
• Indonesia
9 Oct 09
Yes, I understand. For some reason , there's so many things in this world that makes us confused and never out of trouble. I hope you and I can find a solution to our problems respectively. thanks for sharing
@agv0419 (3030)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
Many times I feel that also I lose my interest to be alive. I feel hopeless and depressed. I don't know where my life will be heading. It is hard to be optimistic sometimes if you have many problems that there's no solution at all. Others can't relate what you are going through if you are really down some of my acquiantace said I need to go with the flow how can I go with the flow if I have so many problems and I feel so down. I need a friend that can understand me and willing to listen to me but it is hard to find a friends who are like that. Don't lose hope and pray always God always there for us to listen.
@adinata (106)
• Indonesia
9 Oct 09
Thank you very much for sharing with me. Yes, it's hard to find friends who understand us unless they had ever felt what we feel. Fun if if we find friends like that. Thanks once again ..
• China
9 Oct 09
hello adinata, well, I used to feel very empty, because felt that my life have only books and work and normal friend, and nothing else. but now I feel my life is colorful than before,my boyfriend gave me a lot of fun! I am quite satisfied with my life now, the only drawback is that the income is always not enough to let me enjoy my life.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
There was a time in life that I was frustrate and I felt that everything was so empty. But I was able to overcome it due to the support of my wife and my friends. Now, I am very much glad that I feel life is great. I also feel that no matter what happens, I will always be able to overcome any obstacles. Well, the important thing it not to lose hope and to think positive always.
• Bulgaria
9 Oct 09
Hello guys. I just wanted to share with you that ... ou are right. All the people in the world have this moment of emptiness. It is possible to come from different ways .. but human life is something more special, and it giving you opportunitties everyday to make your life worth it ... People with more friends doing well with no empty lifes... About me ... i feel my life going good ... big family around me, friends , and my girlfriend... this is the secret which make my life full with interesting thigs .. and no time for loosing my life!
@pede_22 (385)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
Sometimes when I'm alone... But, i never lose hope... I know life is what we make it.So I live my life to the fullest! Emptiness is just a part of our life's story I think. Nobody in this world born and wore with clothes, (I know it's so literal), but it's true. Just think positively always and join with your fiends... And also, trust in the LORD always.
• China
9 Oct 09
I feel life is empty sometimes. I usually get something I like to do and make the life interesting. If you have some hobbies, you can try this way. I mean you can find your hobby and do it for enjoying yourself and you will feel that your life is not that empty. And you can attend some kind of activities you want to. I think that can help you get rid of this feeling.
• India
8 Oct 09
When I was a small girl, I hate love and lovers. Even I dont like to watch love movies in television or in theatre. As per my knowledge love is waste of time and waste of money. You guys know why people are loving (I meant boy and girl love, not mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters....) its just because of dating, romance, enjoy, etc... Noone are loving seriously, they are all self-fish and egoiest. By my words you guys know I never loved and I will not.
@syaryel (155)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 09
everybody will eventually experience the ups and downs of life..that's what live is all about, its hard yet within the darkness you'll find something which worth fighting for.. In my case, it would be my family, my friends, and my community..just felt that I'm destined for something great..and its a shame if it'll never be materialized :)
@hexeduser22 (5856)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
I was once a lost sheep but thanks to my girlfriend and friends I survived the emptiness I felt. If no one is reaching out to you then you should be the one reaching out for them. Find things that could make you happy and bring happiness to others
• Indonesia
8 Oct 09
i felt that most of the time.. especially when i have something bad happen.. But i will not give up, because in my belief, i think God will not always give something bad to us everytime. That's why i always try to think that there will be something good happen in my life and try to face the problem. Trying to find a new thing that i like, so i don't feel empty anymore and have my hope rise again in my heart to have a better life.