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I feel like life is pointless. How can I find meaning in my life?

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I feel like life is pointless. How can I find meaning in my life?
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March 4th, 2016 12:17am
Life is never pointless . It is a beautiful learning experience. Your life already has a meaning , connect with your inner self and you will find that meaning
March 4th, 2016 6:13am
Finding a hobby can help. Having something to be passionate about can really help you. Also think of all of the people you've had an impact on. There are many people who care about you.
March 5th, 2016 3:08am
You need to find things that you enjoy doing. Things that bring joy to yourself and maybe to others too. Write stories, make art, sing songs, play music, act, dance, play sports. Keep yourself busy and happy.
March 5th, 2016 12:44pm
Meaning in our lives can be found all around us - but it can be difficult to find. We need to equip ourselves with the ability to look at life in a different light - which can be very difficult - but is worthwhile in the end.
March 6th, 2016 6:21pm
I know how that feels, but I suggest finding hobbies you love, (drawing, writing, sports, things that you want to excel im), making friends you want to live for, and doing things for others. Now i'm not saying put others needs before your own, but once you feel mentally stable enough to, go help others out! I find that helping others gives my life purpose and its very possible it would for you too. And as many great minds have hinted on, true happiness is virtue.
March 10th, 2016 1:32am
I found that a lot of times, taking up a new practice like a language or hobby can lead you in the right direction!
March 10th, 2016 10:19am
the meaning of life is you .. you are alive and should be thankful to god that he has provided you a physical human form and my friend life isn't pointless we all are in this world for some purpose , if you really want to find meaning in life just keep marching forward in life and don't overthink about life being pointless just keep doing good deeds in life ..!!
March 11th, 2016 4:53am
Do stuff that makes you happy, your the only one who can change your life so make a difference!!😀😃
March 11th, 2016 4:08pm
You need to spend some time to yourself, get to know yourself and the things you like to do. most importantly, hang around with positive people, yes life can sometimes seem that way but if you really look at it from another angle, and be grateful, life isn't that bad. :)
March 12th, 2016 6:21am
find your passion. something that you feel like your good at and want to do. finding that will help.
March 13th, 2016 6:18am
First of all life its not pointless, because people near you love you and support you whenever they can, you can find the meaning of your life by staying near these persons and recieve and share love, you can even find something you like in life and pick up an hobbie or go on with your school so you can be someone that you like in life, there are a lot of ways finding the meaning but you should search for it, what really makes your life important
March 13th, 2016 11:25am
seek help and talk to friends or family if needed. stay positive and do things that make you happy.
March 13th, 2016 3:02pm
Find things that you love. Things you love to do, things you want to accomplish, put yourself out there and be you, you can have meaning in life without being yourself and being doing things you want to do, and making something for yourself. it is a process.
March 13th, 2016 5:01pm
Life is not pointless, we all go through many things where we feel like we do not deserve to be loved but we do deserve to be loved. We deserve to be happy and enjoy our life. Life is too short to spend time worrying about the past or the future. To find the meaning in life do the things that make you happy. Go for a walk, join a club or a sport, make some friends, watch your favorite tv show or play your favorite video game. We all have different things that put a smile on our face, once you find what does that for you life will no longer seem pointless. I am always here if you need to talk.
March 13th, 2016 8:31pm
You can find meaning in life by doing things you enjoy doing and stop worrying about what other people think about you. You will be so much happier.
March 13th, 2016 11:31pm
You can find life is meaningful if your going for a walk if life is pointless than nothing even us will be existing right now and living our dreams today.
March 16th, 2016 2:41pm
focus on a goal keep positive change of life style join a group or a new hobby meet new friends all these should help you find a meaning in your life
March 18th, 2016 6:38pm
It helps me to connect with people and to schedule things to look forward to on the weekends like a beach day or a walk through the park.
March 20th, 2016 12:56pm
Figure out what thing you love the most, what thing you would't mind doing the rest of your life and what thing you want to do before dying. The first one will keep you alive, even if it's as simple as "i love dancing". The second one will be your vocation, mine is for example teaching. I want to be a great teacher and I hope I will be. And third is something you really want to do in the future, for example, having children or grandkids :)
March 20th, 2016 2:56pm
Get involved! Go to a local church and become part of the community. Join theatre! Go to a book club. Do things that will help you be a part of community.
March 25th, 2016 8:42pm
Everyone has their own way to make life worth living. You have to find the one that works best for you. It can take some time for you to figure out what makes you happy and what gives your life meaning, so it may be helpful to talk to other people that already found their meaning in life and talk with them about it. It can be inspiring for you to listen to various ways of living life.
March 27th, 2016 2:08am
Well this is quite a common thing so first of all don't over worry about it, there's this whole branch of psychology called logotheraphy that can help you a lot through this time of confusion. Also there's existencialism, which is a branch of philosophy, that talk about similar stuff. Basically to find your goal you need to know yourself enough and think of what you'd really like to do, also nobody can tell you your real goal, it's something you have to find on your own
March 28th, 2016 12:19am
Pay attention to every last detail. You'll see signs eventually, it just takes time and patience.
March 28th, 2016 4:18am
help someone and make others happy
March 31st, 2016 6:13pm
Make goals and work hard to reach them . And everytime you accomplish that make an nother tha yet is bigger ..also hepl others that helps
April 6th, 2016 2:56pm
Life has a meaning whatever you give to it. You can meditate daily. Think positive always. Try to become wise and you'll see a meaningfull life.
April 8th, 2016 9:36am
go out more and do loads of activties go out with friends and enjoy life to your fulliest and you should be fine
April 8th, 2016 3:56pm
i think we make our own meanings in life, you know? we all have different reasons to live, reasons to get up in the morning, reasons to try again. and the most depressing thing is that when someone says they can't find a reason, a meaning. they don't know what is the point of living anymore. well i say you make your own reasons and meanings and live your own stories. make yourself, if you can't find it. live for the moment, the sea, the sunset, live for the flowers, live to see the sunrise, live to see the world. but most importantly. live for yourself.
April 8th, 2016 6:04pm
Do new things everyday. Soon enough, you'll find a hobby or someone out there that can help you cope until you feel as if you could care for yourself. Everyone's born with a meaning and a purpose, and it's our job to find that purpose.
April 13th, 2016 8:13am
There are times when we feel that we are worthless and life is pointless. Life is all about living, not just existing or breathing. You should have fun, make time for yourself and do the things that you enjoy and things that thrill you.