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Why can't I just be happy with myself?


Everyday seems like a struggle to find self-satisfaction.



I know that I try WAY TOO hard to fit in. Sometimes it makes me feel indifferent. I just want to wake up one day and NOT worry about what other people think about me. I don't want to be a follower anymore.


I'm 22 years old. It's time for a reality check. It's time to make myself happy.


What would really make me happy is becoming more active and doing outdoor activities more often.


I wanna change my life starting today.


Does anyone have any advice?

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Quick, run to your local mini-mart, pickup a case of Budweiser and dive into self satisfaction - ooops, maybe that's not the best advice, but the best I can think of right now...


Well, I hear ya. But just think about it, why are there so many alcoholics and drug abusers out there? Trying to numb the dissatisfaction and boredom that constantly bears its weight. Trust me, I know about this, your not alone my friend. Sometimes we're just board and nothings going to change that. I enjoy reading, making music, being with family, taking long walks - but even all that gets stale and find myself yet again looking for adventure and fulfillment.


Try stepping out or your 'comfort box' if there's something you wish you could do, or had courage to do, outside the ordinary, try to accomplish it. A very simple suggestion: if you see a hot chic, walk up to her and say something nice, you don't half to ask her out, just make a flattering remark, and don't worry about the outcome. This probably wont get you closer to fulfillment, but can take the all-to-seriousness out of life. Of course there's more sophisticated things you could do outside your box but that's just one simple suggestion.

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...And actually, I'm a female. I didn't disappointment anyone...lol


LoL, sorry I didn't catch that. I just wanted to tell you I'm working on similar struggles as well. So I guess you can say I'm trying to follow my own advice. Just be easy on yourself and don't judge yourself to harshly. Good luck

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I don't believe you will ever be happy or content by trying to fit in. That's a recipe for failure. Life is about finding out who you are and what God's purpose for you is, not about being who other people want you to be (and everyone will have a different idea of what they want you to be). As the song goes "You can't please everyone so you've got to please yourself". The only way you can fulfill God's purpose for you is to do what makes you happy. If doing active outdoor activities makes you happy, well go out and do them. You don't need anyone else's permission.


It really doesn't matter what other people think of you. I read an inspiring story that made the point that you have a gift at something. Some people will think it is worthless. Ignore them. If you talk to enough people, you will find someone who thinks your gift is priceless.


All that really matters is God's love for you and his guidance about how to become the best person you can be. That guidance comes in the form of finding out what makes you really happy (you will find that what makes you the most happy is some kind of service to other people). Change your life by doing today what makes you happiest. Don't wait.

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