what should you do when life looks meaningless

India
December 15, 2009 1:24pm CST
what will u do when this happens to u,
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37 responses
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
15 Dec 09
This is not something that "happens" to you, rather it is a choice you make. I have never made this choice. It is not what happens to us in life that is important, but how we choose to react to it. If you have ever experience a feeling that life is meaningless, then I am truly sorry, as that must feel terrible. If it did happen to me, I would start by finding someone less fortunate than myself and doing them an act of kindness, perhaps anonymously.
@ucue2008 (926)
• Malaysia
15 Jan 10
I agree that it is not what happens to us in life is important, but how we choose to react to it. Usually I just kept on moving and have always with me a positive mindset.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
15 Jan 10
Hi, ucue2008. Your happy clock avatar is indicative of your positive attitude.
• Australia
31 Jan 11
I don't think the meaningless feeling is a choice Drannhh. We all get down sometimes and that feeling can follow. But you are right about our choice in the way we react to it. If you have that feeling helping someone else or making something always helps me feel better. Letting yourself stay adrift is beyond silly and on par with those teens who are so "depressed" when the really feel disapointed that sonething didn't turn out the way they wanted and are over their "depression" in 20 minutes.
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@buimai (46)
• Vietnam
15 Aug 10
Sometime, many troubles come with us so we feel tired and lose energy. We can give up all our goals in life at the moment. Yet, I just relax for a moment, forget all complicated things make me uncomfortable. When my mind become calm down , I start refreshing my thinking. Then, I just come back my full energy life. :)
@hlgmdt (301)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
Hi! I agree with what you said. I have tried doing such things (taking a break and thinking things over) when things seem to be a mess.
@Sunehant (57)
• India
8 Feb 11
I believe that when life looks meaningless you should find the reasons why you feel so. Because the reason we are human is only the meaning and the object. For me the object of life is achieving happiness in things I do. One more thing, if you someone feel so, he or she should always share this thought with their friend. Because this thought is very danger and can lead stress and many other psychological diseases.
@hlgmdt (301)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
Hi! I have been in a personal crisis before and I actually was confronted by this question. My life seemed to be meaningless and without any direction. I felt that I was struggling just to get through the day. What I did was I quit my jobs, which was giving me a lot of stress. I took a month of rest and thought about things. I tried to assess my life and what I really wanted to do. Slowly, I was able to get back on track.
@Mintlin (323)
• China
26 Sep 10
Hey here! I have to be honest,I feel my life is so boring and meaningless oftentimes.I live alone and I have been singling for 2years.I thought that if i have a boyfriend then maybe i will not feel so bored..what i do every day is go to work and back to home,nothing exciting ,nothing new,I wish I really can find some fun and experience something new..I don't know what i should do when life looks meaningless..But I do suggest that,yes,be positive about life,maybe our lucky break will come our way..
@saliyzhu (64)
• China
26 Sep 10
I don't know what i will do when this happens to me. Maybe i will be disappointed, and feel hopeless. Maybe i will be sleepy for several days. Or watch some jokey TV programmes. But after that i will stand again.HaHa.
• Philippines
24 Sep 10
life will not become meaningless unless you want it to be that way. youre the one making that decision and as for me i want to enjoy life to the fullest since we have only one life. ^^
@camomile07 (1422)
• Germany
15 Apr 10
If life looks meaningless, I look for a new meaning for my life. 'Life' can offer plenty of things and the time seems to be to short for many things a person could realize during existence. You can accept the meaning life is giving to you depending of the education you recieved and the social and cultural surrounding where you grew up, or you can actively search for a purpose and give a personal sense to life. Sense of life can change a lot depending on you if you are an actif or pasiv person.
@bomii14 (182)
• Philippines
9 Mar 10
go to God~ ^^ He's the only One who can truly make you understand what life's all about. . and what you're purpose on this earth is. . ^^ you're BLESSED~! :D
@nancyk72 (20)
• Canada
9 Mar 10
I had many times when I had felt depress and down. Of course it is something that happens to a lot of people, but it is true that it is up to you how far you want to let all the negative feeling and not seeing things in a positive way drag you down. Never the less there are people that have felt that life is meaningless and one is never saved from one day maybe feeling that way. So what I would do is to look for help with friends and family and if my bad luck there are no friends of family available, there is always the doctor.
• India
21 Feb 10
just pray to god to make it meaningful..
• United States
6 Feb 10
Laugh at it and then pull down your pants and slide on the ice. I have never really thought that it looked meaningless, just a little dark and clumy. Just always remember the things that brighten your world and hold on til they return.
• India
3 Feb 10
Try and do things which make me happy. Try and set new things I havent achieved. Most importantly keep my hand on my heart and say "AAALL IS WELL".
• United States
21 Jan 10
well the thing is i have had it happen to me before i look to my kids tho so i have not been there long tho,just look for something that will lift of spirits and then it will be alright,tho sometimes you just need to be around people that you like and love and that helps too.
@drawan (66)
• Indonesia
20 Jan 10
I have to question my own to myself, why my life is meaningless
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
17 Jan 10
Be Cheerful!! just think that now it's raining and you just don't have an umbrella so you stuck in a store or being soaked under rain. But after the rain has gone you will see how worthwhie to wait for the rain gone.
@jakie18 (229)
• Philippines
5 Jan 10
I will stop for a while.Look back at my experiences.ask myself why do i feel this way?I will go to Church ask the Lord for strength to face and fight this feeling.I will look back and contemplate on the positive things that the situation had brought me.In anything that's happening in your life, may be good or bad there's always a positive side.Always look on the bright side of life and you will never feel that life is meaningless.
• South Korea
4 Jan 10
experiencing it now and i dont know what to do :(
@rjv2002 (21)
• India
22 Dec 09
hi I have never made this choice Think about all the positive things
• India
21 Dec 09
It has happen to me when i had lost my family that is mom & dad i felt everything useless why should i study why should think about myself etc.., but i sat n talked to myself that life is like a water it should keep flowing even there is obstacles of stones water finds a way to move ahead so i also should move this is something that has now happened & we cant change it so i accepted it & moved on with my life in this process my uncle , teacher & sir all helped me to get through this phase of life.. this things happens in everyone's life & we know that but at that time we should think about the one's who are beggers, old people , childrens what they must be thinking of their life no food to eat no place to have shelter neglected by the society & all..,meaningless life appears when you just think about yourself & your pain Plzzz my humble request to all my fellass (mylotters)that do think about others before taking any actions don't do anything wrong when you feeel depresssed just remember it will get over sooon don't lose faith in yourself ever...^_^