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Why keep living, what's the use?

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Last Updated: 07/20/2021 at 8:37pm
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Lisa Meighan, BSc Psychology (Honours)


Hello, I am Lisa and I work in a person-centred approach mixed with cognitive behavioural therapy. I believe we all have the potential to be the best we can be.

Top Rated Answers
May 10th, 2017 10:32pm
Life is worth a lot more than you think, and I know that when you're feeling down and all over the place it's hard to see, but you can make it through and you can sort your problems out no matter how big or small they are. Life can suck at times but you can make it through, be strong, because there is a use in living, you have a whole life ahead of you, don't let that slip away from you.
May 14th, 2017 6:48am
Yeah I know is hard yeah I know u been through alot but no matter what u have to keep on going u have to keep moving you are here for a reason you have a purpose and you have a future your time is this and your place is this
May 17th, 2017 1:25pm
There are so many great, beautiful things in this world to see and experience, but sometimes we can forget about all the good when we're in a bad place. And sometimes it can be hard to get ourselves far enough from these dark places to see the light. It's important to remember the things you love, and the things you aspire to. Whether it be a career goal, a desire to travel, or simply a want to continue growing, there's something more for us than just the negative. It can be hard work to get to these better things, it can seem impossible some times, but when we get there, we'll see it was worth it.
May 18th, 2017 8:53pm
Life is a precious precious gift. You only have one shot at it, so make a beautiful mess of your life. Run around madly, read or write stories, scream stupid words across a crowded street, give people massive suffocating hugs, hug old blankets and toys, have a bath till your hands and feet go wrinkly, cuddle an animal, play with a younger child, bake and decorate a huge cake, wink at strangers.. The list is totally endless. Your life only becomes what you make it.
May 26th, 2017 2:39pm
It is beautiful. There aren't always bad things, something has to be good! Remember all the gorgeous moments you had, all the funny things. Some of them are yet to come in the future! You are loved by someone and important to someone - they need you in their lifes as you need them in yours.
June 11th, 2017 6:19pm
YOUR life has purpose. weather you see it or not, your life has a meaning to it, and it AFFECTS EVERYTHING that matters in the world.
June 17th, 2017 11:45pm
Life gets better. Help comes from the most unexpected places and people. Life is a unique challenge to all of us, and conquering what you've already done so far shows how strong you are.
June 22nd, 2017 6:46pm
Life is important and people need you! Even when you feel completely down, there are people in your family and friends that love you and need you around. Try helping others and in turn it helps yourself!
July 13th, 2017 7:58am
Even if you don't think someone cares, they do. I do. Who's going to take care of your pet? Who's going to collect your mail? Keep living for the little things, because a reason to keep living, no matter how small, is big enough.
July 15th, 2017 12:34pm
Life is such a beautiful gift, even if it feels super hard to deal with sometimes. It is one of the biggest cliches to say 'it WILL get better' but it is complete true. Time does heal, you become stronger, wiser and more capable of handling things the more you experience. Keep holding on and keep moving forward, you will be glad when you look back at this time. 💖
July 21st, 2017 6:36pm
Cupcakes, Puppies, Kittens, Beaches, Ice Cream, super heroes, comic books, shopping, pictures of ducks with hats on, deep dish pizza, technology, movie night, how funny it is when your best friend does that thing, how sexy it is when your partner does that thing, cereal, balloons, flowers, video games, getting to walk down the aisle, getting to feed a goose, hugs, cuddling, summer storms, horseback riding, skinny dipping, dancing, bonfires, trips to the lake, the book you haven't written yet, counting the stars in the night sky with someone who thinks you hung them there, traveling the world, traveling to space, traveling back in time, french toast in madrid, breakfast burritos in paris, dressing up like someone you aren't, dressing up like someone you are, music you have never heard, books you have never read, ever single job you could ever do, every online course you could ever take. There are trillions and trillions of reasons to live, and absolutely zero logical ones to die. I agree with madiasa
July 22nd, 2017 6:42pm
Your life is your story. Each page is a new day. You can't change what has happened but you can decide what is written. Life is life. Without the bad there isn't good. Without the light there isn't dark. You have to experience everything to know how to live. Every life is as valuable as the next. Yours is the most valuable thing you have.
August 4th, 2017 10:11am
We each serve a purpose in this world. 🌎 No matter how important, special, or unique you are or are not. We all serve a purpose that is greater than we could ever imagine. The concept that you exist. You have ancestors that endured many pains and trials just as you do. The very fact that you come from a long line of heritage and generations of lineage, makes you extremely important and so uniquely special in your own ways. It is important to find your gifts in life that you were given and to share them with others! (:
August 12th, 2017 8:40pm
Live for yourself. There are so much to live for and if not then think about it. If you believe in afterlife than it will be as boring as this life and if you believe in nothing than think about how this is better then nothing
August 23rd, 2017 2:53am
There's so many reasons to live! There are little reasons and big reasons to keep you going. For example, a little reason to keep living is to take care of your plants or maybe your pet/s. Maybe you have tickets to an event that you have been wanting to see forever. A big reason could be that you want to see your friends happy.
September 6th, 2017 10:04am
There are so many reasons to keep living. For you are not just a person - you are a friend, a sibling, a child, a parent, a relative, and a member of a community. You mean so much more to others than you realise, even if they don't show it. That alone means that you are worth so much to other people, and that were you to go, a huge void would be left in other peoples lives. But also, remember that to stop living is to eliminate any chance of ever living a happy life. Even though it may be tough to see, you stand an infinitely better chance of living a happy life while staying alive.
September 11th, 2017 1:02pm
We can often wonder about these things quite frequently. But, we have to remember to keep in mind that the future can hold so many opportunities and experiences for us. We may one day regret missing out on such opportunities if we were ever going to end it. So, push on, and keep going, so that you can live to see amazing things and live to be someone strong.
October 7th, 2017 4:37am
Everyone has a purpose in life. We may not always know what our purpose is. It may be to help someone through a similar situation we have been through, or to inspire someone to do something great such as finding a cure for a terrible condition or to be the first person to do a certain activity, or it may be to just raise a family, or to be a friend to someone.
October 27th, 2017 10:17pm
Sometimes we forget that we have a purpose along the way, while living this life, having so many problems and things that put us in very uncomfortable positions. Yet having those dificult situations show us that there are others who will be there for us. While living through the struggles we find our calling. What's the use of living? To go through rough paths and then be able to smell the roses, to be able to help and being helped.
November 8th, 2017 12:50am
Life is like a sandbox game, rather than a story-driven one. You have to find your own meaning. The meaning you choose depends on your own experiences and motivations, and you can have many different goals at the same time. Your goals can and will change at at any time as you learn more things. Some people live to create works of art or engineering. Some people live for other people, to ease the suffering of others, or to raise a family. Some people live to play video games. Some people live because drugs make them feel awesome. Some people live to sleep with as many people as they can. Some people live only to not burden other people around them with their own suicide. Some people live to teach other people something new. Some people live to try to get as much Reddit karma as possible. Some people live to explore. Some people live to try and find their reason to live.
November 9th, 2017 5:30am
And why not though? Life is unpredictable and short. You''ll never know what's in store for you on the next day. So just try to enjoy what you have now, yeah?
November 9th, 2017 3:33pm
I don't know how many times I have asked myself this. At different times in the day, night, it didn't matter, this question constantly crept in. But I began to realize that my experience, and my life, could give life to others. If I could share my experiences, and my knowledge, then maybe that will make at least one other person realize that they are useful, and need to keep living.
November 12th, 2017 1:37am
I know it may seem impossible now but in the near future, stuff will be so much better. It may not happen over night but you just have to believe that it'll get better soon.
November 18th, 2017 4:34am
There are so many things to live for. Happiness is the biggest thing. You can do so much in life. Life is filled with endless opportunities. Things to do. You don't have to live life alone. Or experience its adventures sitting idle. Life is filled with wonderful adventures. And you are your own main character in your wonderful story that you can create.
November 18th, 2017 5:04pm
You have people who care about you even you don't think so. You have a family, friends and you have many reasons to live. Live for yourself because you have a purpose in this world. You're a blessing. Not a mistake
November 19th, 2017 12:54am
Sometimes, life can be very hard. But it's important to think that everything can change some day.
November 19th, 2017 10:20am
Keep living for the small stuff. Watching your favorite show, smelling flowers, seeing snow. That’s how you keep on living but why now I think it’s different for everyone. Why would you continue living
November 22nd, 2017 12:41pm
Every person is there on earth to produce & improve self. Being alive means that you are to experience alot, learn alot and feel alot. For example, how will you experience the feeling of love or fear unless you lived and got involved in that ? If you haven't experienced any of these then you haven't lived yet, and should not assume that living has no use since you haven't fully lived it.
November 22nd, 2017 4:39pm
Just because you haven't found a reason doesn't mean you aren't worth it. You are a great person who has so much to offer to the world. For many, life would not be the same without you. You have changed lives that you don't even know about. You have done more for people than you can understand. I know it gets hard, borderline impossible, but I will get better. Life is worth it, you are worth it.
November 22nd, 2017 8:06pm
Life purpose if different for each living soul. Discovering your purpose might not be easy but you will find it eventually. Otherwise you'll just become nihilist. When you find your life purpose and from time to time you keep asking yourself "what's the point??" Let it slide. It's just existential crisis and it'll pass eventually.