Is my life actually worth it?

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Anonymous
March 3rd, 2015 5:33am
Everyones life is worth it and every single one of us are unique,beautiful and deserve to love ourselves for our unique credibility and contribution to this world everyone deserves atleast someone
Anonymous
June 1st, 2015 4:53am
I was the one who wrote this question. I don't wonder anymore if it still is worth it. Now I know that if you keep fighting it does in fact get better. All of your answers touched my heart. Thanks a lot to everyone. I won't forget that It does get better.
Anonymous
March 15th, 2015 9:56am
Yes, of course. Maybe there some things that made you think otherwise, but trust me. You're worth it. Everything's gonna be alright again. You just gotta believe and hold on.
positiveWhisper24
April 10th, 2015 9:38pm
Yes. Your life is invaluable. Your life means so much, to you and to everyone around you. It's sometimes hard to see the way we impact people while we are alive, but that doesn't mean that the impact is not there. It is there. You are important. You make a difference. You matter. Hard times can get better. Give yourself a chance.
Anonymous
April 9th, 2015 3:10pm
YES. The answer is a big, humongous, gargantuan, enormous, tremendous, monumental YES! No hesitation, no doubt, and no suspicion at all. Your life is really and actually worth it. No matter what happens, you're life is worth it and it is a FACT. And no one, not even you, can change that fact. Your life is worth it in many different ways. So YES! Your life is actually worth it.
Ansley
May 15th, 2015 3:16pm
Yes, your life is undoubtedly, absolutely, irrevocably, undeniably, completely and totally 100% worth it.
Anonymous
November 21st, 2017 9:30am
I know it hurts I know it's hard I know u feel like u can't no more but listen to me you are worth it and your life is worth it I know u had fallen so many times but your strong and I know everything don't make sense right now and that u have so many questions and I promise u that one day u will understand everything u just have to stay strong
PeterNWUK
May 14th, 2015 2:30pm
How do you measure the worth of a life? Does it make sense to ask the question of 'what is the worth of my life'? Is it perhaps simply just a wrong question? Does it make more sense to ask 'what shall I do in my life that will give it the worth I deem enough'?
LifeRelief
January 19th, 2016 5:18am
All lives are worth it, we are all here for a reason. If you haven't found that reason yet, maybe the reason is going through a tough time so you can come above it and help others who ask the same question.
Anonymous
March 15th, 2016 4:03am
You are here for a reason. Think of all the generations before you that have not survived though history. We all have a purpose in life - you just have to find it, no matter if is is a passion, a hobby, a person, or a greater cause.
Lindsaylu
July 4th, 2016 12:28am
In simple terms, yes it is. As someone who has asked the same thing and come out the other side alive and happy, life is 110% worth it. Life is a gift given to us and we must cherish it, think of the amazing opportunities you'll get in life to do incredible things, all the people you'll meet, all the great things you'll get to learn. Think of how happy you'll be. One day you're going to be with the love of your life and your heart is going to smile and your head is going to be shaking because "how on earth did I ever think this was impossible?" Anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Believe in that, believe in yourself and you'll be OK.
RoseIeroWay
April 29th, 2015 12:44pm
Absolutely. There is this quote that I really like: "It Is Always Darkest Just Before The Dawn, SO Stay Awake With Me, Let's Prove Them Wrong." That is a lyric from "Make It Stop (September's Children)" by Rise Against
Aaron87
May 6th, 2015 3:32am
Life is always worth something, even if you look back and see nothing the future still hasn't been written. It won't always be easy but it will always be worth it. I personally reached a point where I wondered about the futility of my life when I was about 19, the first time I had a close brush with death, I had nothing, no one, couldn't see a future that was any brighter. Looking back now I'm glad I didn't give up because that very same year I met the most beautiful person who would later become my wife. Now at 27 I'm happy, I'm still with my wife, we have 3 children who are just as beautiful as her and I know my life has always been leading to this. When I see their smiles I'm glad I didn't give up.
TheIdealist
May 9th, 2015 5:31pm
You only get to live once so YES your life is worth it,make the most of it while you walk on this Earth,your life may not mean much to others but its all that you've got
Brittneym101
May 13th, 2015 5:58am
Yes, you were created on this Earth for a purpose. Unfortunately we all go through things that may have a tendency to take over us for a bit. Everything happens for a reason, but regardless of the circumstances we have to try to keep on pushing forward. As long as you're alive then you're life is worth it unless God says otherwise.
JustLikeaDream
May 20th, 2015 3:29am
Of course it is. Your life may be throwing you curve balls and making it difficult to see the silverlining but things do get better. You never know what tomorrow may bring. You have within you to accomplish great things. Just hang in there and don't give up.
HereToListen2You
June 30th, 2015 5:37pm
Absolutely, regardless of what the situation is, there is always purpose in life and you should live life to the best of your ability!
Anonymous
July 14th, 2015 8:34am
Your life is most definitely worth living. Whatever it is that is upsetting you will become less important, sad, or upsetting as time goes on. Cherish the good times, you only have one life to live so live it to the fullest. Do fun things, meet new people, listen to new music or watch a bad '80s horror movie if you don't like going outdoors. Remember that you are not the only one to feel like this, and there are so many people that want to and that will help you get through this tough time in your life.
Waterbear
August 3rd, 2015 1:14am
Kind of hard to answer that one honestly since I know absolutely nothing about your life other than that you know English, can type, have Internet access, and are depressed. But if not, the question is, can you make it worth it?
TheColumn
September 1st, 2015 8:02am
Read Robert Fulghum's story about Meaning Of Life in his second book "It Was on Fire when I Lay Down on It" Just do it. If ever anyone gave answer to what the meaning of life is, this is it. Is your life worth it? Yes. Read the book. You will understand.
Anonymous
December 14th, 2015 12:35pm
Don't doubt your life for a second of course it's worth it be young be free and go out and have fun
BatWings89
December 14th, 2015 7:36pm
Yes, your life is worth it, because you only have one and it's not important what you do with it, it's important that you're there for the chances and opportunities, and just be there. Our bodies, our minds are such amazing things and constantly get undervalued because of some society expectations we try to fullfill, but actually nobody cares what you do with your life, so own it, use it, live it. You're life is worth it, just because you're here.
Anonymous
June 6th, 2016 1:14pm
It totally is for what you have already done. I'm sure even though you made some mistakes that made you feel worthless there are also things you should be proud of. People tend to focus their attention on bad things though just because bad is something that makes people want to fix it and disappear from their lives.
endearingKitty92
June 27th, 2016 7:55pm
Yes, it is and you should never think otherwise. If you think an another person's life is worth it, then yours is too
samlovenothate
June 27th, 2017 3:21am
yes yes yes a thousand times yes. your worth is more than you know. Think of what you have to offer. Im sure youre talented at something.
BillieElla
August 8th, 2017 2:26pm
Of course your life is worth it. Never doubt that for a second. I know things are not looking good, but you are just as important as Beyoncé. There are people in your life, who care about you. You may not even know about them, but don't worry they are there. They notice you, and you put a positive impact into their life. You have affected so many people positively. So never for a second doubt that your life isn't worth it. Your life is priceless and beautiful. Never forget that.
serenemoment30
August 20th, 2018 11:38am
Hello yes, under all circumstances and at every moment even until the last breath. Life has meaning and potential meaning in every moment. Viktor Frankl said there is much wisdom in the words of Nietzsche: "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning. We can find meaning according to Frankl, in three ways: 1. By creating a work or doing a deed; 2. By experiencing something or meeting someone, through love or reaching out to others; 3. By changing our attitudes towards suffering we cannot avoid, like a serious illness or other life tragedy.