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Should I give up on myself?

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Last Updated: 04/13/2021 at 5:28am
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March 13th, 2015 12:51am
Never give up, no matter what. You are alive for a reason, and you are here with a purpose. You are here today, and that takes so much strength. Keep going, keep pushing through each day. Take it day by day, one day at a time. And always have hope. "Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again."
October 31st, 2015 10:59pm
No; never. I cannot say that more kindly and firmly. Everyone is here for a purpose, including yourself. You may have done something that you think is unforgivable or horrible, but everyone makes mistakes. I am sure you are such a beautiful person. :)
February 19th, 2015 4:31am
Never, no matter the circumstances. You are valuable, and you deserve to live and be happy. You should never give up on yourself, even if it feels like things will never get better. Have hope, and try, try, try.
January 24th, 2015 3:58am
No. You can't do that. In the end all we have is ourselves, and all we can save or destroy is ourselves. You hold that power within you. Use it to save yourself, not self-destruct.
June 4th, 2015 12:46pm
I don't think you should. Give yourself a chance and hang in there for a little while longer. There's weird ways in which things can get better, in which YOU can get better. There are perspectives you have yet to see through, and possibilities when things can change. So please don't give up on yourself. There's no saying what the future can bring for you. Take care. :)
January 23rd, 2015 1:21am
No, you shouldn't. At the end of the day, you are always going to be by yourself. Even if you live with other people or sleep with someone - in your sleep, you are alone. You can only depend on yourself, and only yourself can fight for you.
May 8th, 2015 2:02am
i dont know your situation, but you should never give up on yourself. you are an amazing person and deserve to be happy just like anyone else. stay strong. i believe in you
April 1st, 2015 6:13pm
No, mostly because everyone always has a chance. you just need to believe in it and try your best to be better
June 17th, 2015 3:09pm
Never. You are worth more all the gold in this world. Remember that you have a purpose you just have to find it
June 30th, 2015 6:51am
No. The one person you can rely on is yourself and you deserve to be content with the person you are
July 20th, 2015 4:33pm
of course not, you're the greatest thing you've ever been given. If you're giving up on yourself for others then it's wrong because others don't know you as much as you know yourself. You're the best writer of your own story. Write it the way you want and give it the "forever after happiness"
December 7th, 2015 6:03pm
No! Life, school, illness, and family can be difficult, but you are a human being worthy of respect and love. You can always reach out to me or any other listener if you feel that way.
December 8th, 2015 1:21pm
Never give up on yourself! You are an amazing and wonderful person, you just have to discover it for yourself.
December 14th, 2015 4:12am
No, you shouldn't! You are an amazing person full of potential and possibility. You could be the next great innovator, a few attempts away from becoming the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. You could be a genius like Einstein, or a brilliant composer like Beethoven or Mozart. Or, and this is the one I like the most, you could be the shining light that makes even just one person's life a bit better. And you know what? It's perfectly okay if that person is you. Please don't give up; I believe in you.
February 22nd, 2016 1:55pm
Never give up. People can advise you, show you the right path to follow, but you are the only one who can walk this way. Love yourself, value yourself.. Remember you worth a lot.
September 6th, 2016 3:23pm
Never, ever, give up on yourself. You have only one life, one body and it's all you've got. You've got years ahead of you to fix yourself. You can talk to people and they will help you through. Support is a beautiful thing. Caring for yourself is the best thing you can do for yourself.
November 21st, 2016 2:42pm
Absolutely not. I was first hospitalized at age 13 for my first suicide attempt. I am now 28. My last attempt was age 28 in a psychotic episode. I didn't even mean to attempt. Had I been stable, I never would have done that. I will NEVER give up on life, And I hope you NEVER do, either. There is always light, there is ALWAYS hope. You deserve a better life, and one day, you will get there. And I can promise you that. I don't make promises often. But this one I can make and keep.
January 2nd, 2017 9:32am
Absolutely not. Your life is far too important; you are far too important. You can overcome anything - nothing is impossible. There is always hope, and you should never give up.
April 24th, 2018 5:30pm
Never give up on yourself. You are stronger than you ever will be the day you get up from the ground. The only way is up and I believe in you.
May 6th, 2015 1:34pm
No... Don't give up on yourself,because truthfully, what good will it do you? It'll just put you in a deeper and darker mindset than what you're possibly already in... Giving up on yourself will really not so anything to help you or those around you, It's not the best way to go at all...
May 23rd, 2015 9:35pm
NEVER! I know that seems like an easy solution but don't do it because no one else can take your place giving up on yourself is quitting and letting the bullies win and that's exactly what they want for you do give up and the second you give them the power they think they can do whatever they want don't let them win stand up
July 27th, 2015 11:02pm
Never. Never. Never ever give up on yourself! Sure, you make mistakes, but that's what life is all about. We learn from all of our mistakes so we can live better lives and help those who have the same struggles as you have. Everything happens for a reason. YOU are here for a reason. You have a destiny. Go get it!
July 28th, 2015 5:24pm
No. Never. When we give up on ourselves, we give up on the chance to see all we can be. As long as you are still here, you still have the potential to be great. You still have the opportunity to move forward. If you walk out before the end of the movie, you miss the best part.
September 22nd, 2015 6:19am
Not ever! No! Why give others the satisfaction of you giving up on yourself?!?!? KEEP YOUR HEAD HIGH!!
November 17th, 2015 10:16pm
The only person you have a real influence is you, just you. You can try to change the environment, people around you, different situations you're in, but it's never as much as you can change yourself. Think about this. Do you really want to resign from the only thing you can control to a such high extent?
November 24th, 2015 11:33am
No. Never ever, give up on yourself. You are worth everything, your such an amazing person and you are too precious to give up on yourself.
December 22nd, 2015 11:45pm
Never. There's so much out there that it's worth fighting for. Even fighting itself can become worth fighting for if you learn to love the struggle. You might not see the end of it now because of the darkness around you but chances are that if you don't give up and you keep moving forward, this dark tunnel you're in will soon lay behind you and you'll be out in the light receiving the reward for all your past efforts. You've already experienced pain. Don't you ever give up before you collect your reward for it!
January 11th, 2016 8:04am
Nope, you shouldn't. All of us have our own flaws but that does not mean that you can do nothing about it. You can always strive to be a better person, nurture that beautiful heart that you innately have.
January 18th, 2016 8:51pm
No! Definitely not. Also keep going, things will get better, they always do,
January 25th, 2016 5:47pm
Never, you're probably going threw a very hard time, but you have so much to do with your life, because you're worth it