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Question by stellie
Submitted on 8/28/2003
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I feel worthless.

Answer by shaboogane
Submitted on 9/25/2003
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Please remember everyone is here for a reason,nobody is worthless your worth more than gold.


Answer by 123abc
Submitted on 4/12/2004
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Still feeling worthless? I notice that there weren't a whole lot of responses to this one. It's a difficult one to answer. Not that it was a question... Anyway, the point is that when someone is in the deepest darkest days of depression there isn't a goddamn thing anyone can say or do that will make you feel better. Jesus Christ could come down and do the Mexican hat dance in your living room and you wouldn't bat an eye. It is only when you start to come out (and you always do, I promise-the time period varies) that you respond to uplifting words and gestures. So, hang tight, and when you do start to feel something, grab it and go with it- when you do have the slightest motivation-do it. You could also try reading a book called Awareness, by Anthony de Mello. (?)I know you probably don't FEEL like reading, but it is an interesting take on the meaning of 'worth.' By now, stellie, I'm sure you're feeling better. But I am willing to bet that a lot of people still click on this statement looking for an answer themselves.


Answer by alex
Submitted on 5/10/2004
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i searched google for "i feel worthless" and this was the first thing that came up. i feel worthless too. even though i'mnot. and knowing that just makes me feel more worthless. and then the fact that i'mspending so much time thinking about myself and my worthlessness makes me feel even more worthless. and then i just give up and do nothing and everything and don't love anyone.


Answer by Sue
Submitted on 8/9/2004
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I feel so worthless too.  i am.  I think.  I am 42 almost fat with redhair and freckles.  It used to be cute till the wrinkles started comming in.  I hate excersize.  I dont do it.  I used to.  but lately i have been having some terrible hotflashes and i feel so terrilbe inside.  I dont have much to live for.  please write to me.  SHa9195556@aol.com


Answer by Danna
Submitted on 8/14/2004
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I feel worthless too! Typed it in on Google and found this.
The answer is: find out what makes yourself feel worthy again.
What does being worthy mean to you?

To me one of the things I try is being able to receive from others and feel comfortable and happy with it instead of guilty. Putting extra effort in the daily things. Making a plan of the things I want to achieve and stick by it, taking it step by step. Stop doing new things, but finish the things I am working on. Try to motivate yourself that you CAN do it.

YOU are the only person who can help you. Because your worth and the way you see and feel worth, is a very personal thing.


Answer by Feelthesame
Submitted on 11/11/2004
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Funny thing - this was the first link off of google too.  I have to admit I searched that hoping to find something to boost my spirits, but maybe I was meant to leave a note to others that feel the same.  What we're going through is painful.  It doesn't matter what it is - it's still painful.  The bottom line is that everything can and does pass in time.  I know I have a difficult time believing it, but I know it's an inherent truth in life.  It's what I have to make myself understand and I hope you will as well.  We may feel as though life has thrown us every bad curve imaganible, but these things happen.  If you're religious, you might want to start looking for signs of your god talking to you.  He won't just come out and put a voice in your ear, but maybe if you pay attention you might hear the right words to point you in the right direction.  I was never a religious man and I still don't consider myself such, but I as I have slid down to rock bottom and feel myself trying to pull up, I have noticed little comments here or there that seem to point me in a certain direction.  I've followed them and feel that things are moving toward the better.  I am here posting this as I had a weak point and felt my spirits slide - but now I think I see why.  I think it was so that I could post this message for you.  Please know that the pain is temporary - no matter how it may not seem that way.  The fix may not be tomorrow, but there is a fix and the pain will heal.  I tell myself this daily now and I guess now I'm telling you.  Believe these words, think about your situation and learn from it.  Don't dwell on it and I really think that paying attention to the signs around you may point you onward...whether you believe they are from a god or just simply your own brain pointing you to safety.  I wish you (and I) a good, decent, and happy life.  


Answer by No one
Submitted on 2/19/2005
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I feel worthless, too. The difference is, I pretty much am worthless. I'm a bad mother and a horrible wife. I am a terrible housekeeper and I never do really well at my jobs. I can barely manage to dress and wash myself properly.

I'd be willing to bet you have a lot of worth. I've not met anyone as worthless as me, so you're bound to be worth more than I am.


Answer by Kuroren1
Submitted on 4/2/2005
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I am worthless... everyone tells me so. I hate liars. I HATE liars. You all say everything will be ok. You're lieing to. I hate you.. I hate everyone.. there is no point in living, So ahead, kill yourself. No one will miss you anyways.. whatever someone tells you, you are. you're worthless... you're ugly, fat, useless, lazy, imperfect, stupid... no one loves you.. no one cares. NO ONE will miss you...


Answer by i suck
Submitted on 4/5/2005
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i'm worthless too.


Answer by Kane
Submitted on 5/8/2005
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I did a google search as well. Anyway I feel worthless as well, I feel like I want to do more and help others but instead I have a non satisfying job and life. I also feel very lonely. Life just seems to go on like this forever and for what? What can one do apart from keep trying, and with defeat and the reoccurence of these feelings, hope seems futile.


Answer by mil
Submitted on 5/10/2005
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if your not sure about if there's a God, how can  you consider believing that we have a purpose? i feel worthless too right now.


Answer by Krashy
Submitted on 6/2/2005
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I googled 'I feel worthless' too because I feel like damn crap right now , hate my job, realize I'm stuck with it for now and have a ton of debt to pay off.
Why didn't I make better choices?
to make it worse, someone I went to school with is a huge success, making millions. Makes me want to just give up sometimes


Answer by bin
Submitted on 6/20/2005
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I also searched google for "I feel worthless."  

I don't even know what I'm doing here.  I can't find a job.  I have no friends.  I had one friend who suddenly dumped me without explanation and makes fun of me constantly.

I feel like a naive idiot.  I am in my late 20s.  I feel like I don't know what to do next.  I walk around the house in fear all day.  It has been like this pretty much since I started college.

It feels good to type this out because no one will know who I am.

I hate who I am.  I feel ugly and stupid.  I have cut myself before, taken pills, inhaled poison, but I am too afraid to die.  I can't even die right.


Answer by Liz
Submitted on 7/23/2005
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I kind of liked what '123abc' posted. Though I think if Jesus himself came down and did a mexican hat dance I WOULD feel better. And I'd laugh, and then he'd laugh and then he'd hug me and hold me and let me know everything would be okay and that I am perfect the way I am because he made me and he makes no mistakes. SO just remember that someone somewhere out there is thinking of you and loving you always no matter who you are or what you do, and has an endless supply of love and forgiveness for you. He understands all your worries and woes and tries to help you. You just have to learn to accept his help and love and help and love yourself also. So for those people who are reading this right now and feeling doubt about what I am saying, just know that you have to BELIEVE first. If you don't believe then nothing will happen because you doubt. Erase the doubt and you can see the truth. Just have faith and keep your chin up. I love you and I care. :) No one is worthless, but that you are priceless.
Be safe.


Answer by lisa
Submitted on 8/9/2005
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hey alex, i know what you mean. it's easy to tell someone else not to feel worthless, but telling it to yourself is almost impossible. at least for me that's how it usually goes. all i can say to you is that i hope you feel better soon because sometimes hope is all we've got...


Answer by babyjaguar
Submitted on 8/22/2005
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I feel really worthless to.  It seems like I'm being dumped by a whole lot of people right now and that hurts.  I feel disgusting.  People I really like don't like me any more. I don't have anything to offer in a relationship.


Answer by X
Submitted on 9/24/2005
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I did the same thing as alex. This was the first thing that came up after googling this... wonder why. But yeah I feel worthless.


Answer by Aaron
Submitted on 10/6/2005
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Brain chemicals sure do suck a bunch. Late last spring I was put on Zoloft and I quickly felt better. I had energy to go do things I had thought about doing before, and really felt good about my day. It was easy to fall asleep at night cause I was fufilled with the work i accomplished during the day. I stopped taking Zoloft cause it really tears your insides apart and makes the run to the bathroom a common thing.
Now it's the end of summer and I'm starting to feel worthless again. I failed today at something I worked really hard at. So not only do I feel bad about failing, it cost me alot of money, so I feel bad about that too.
I have lots of things going for me, and I have alot to contribute to the greater good of humanity but can't seem to get off my butt today.

That effort is what it takes to not feel worthless. The ability to get up and DO something. Clean, draw, paint, jog, swim, whatever it is that you used to do.

I guess I have to get in the shower, im already late for work.

Good luck to everyone.


Answer by Eve
Submitted on 10/19/2005
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well I feel totally crap. I left uni to work and I feel like such a non acheiver and a failure. I've turned to all the drugs under the sun to medicate myself into feeling good, but it doesnt. It just makes me realise how bad my real life is once I've come down. I feel invisible and noone pays attention, hears or wants me. I dont see how life can get any better.


Answer by maggiescrewloose
Submitted on 11/13/2005
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I feel worthless most of the time.  I have a ton of interests and lots of worthwhile things I could be doing, but I feel so bad that I can't do anything much at all.  Been to psychiatrists for years.  Med'stoo.  Counseling too.  Hospitalized too. Many, many years of all of the above.  Doc says depression, anxiety disorder, panic disorder, PTSD, ADD and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  I take thyroid med and have for years.  Add all the meds together and I should rattle if I'd walk around much.  When is depression and a feeling of worthlessness something different than ADD??  I'm confused and sick and damn tired of the whole thing.


Answer by susan
Submitted on 11/16/2005
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its so hard to look at others and see deep relationships form and then look at my own life and wonder if i just don't have that ability. its scary and it makes me feel worthless, like i am less of a human being than others. even if i have other talents, so do others and they are still better and more exciting than me. can anybody give me some insight into this? i know you don't know me but i am looking for answers and hurting very deeply.


Answer by jade
Submitted on 12/8/2005
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no bodys worthless we just feel like that..i feel it all the time but when at you look a things closley you will see that your not wothless


Answer by Arisugawa
Submitted on 12/16/2005
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Funny. I did a search on google as well and got this.

I don't know why you feel worthless. To me it sounds like Alex feels worthless because no one can seem to match his ego.


I feel worthless for a pretty simple reason. It might be the same as yours and it might not be. It doesn't really matter. I came to a simple realization.

Life is short kiddo. A lot shorter for us than any other generation. Our parents and grandparents don't understand anything of what happens in our lives and why it seems so hard because it was very very different for them. Hell, a man could support a family of 5 while working as a shoes salesman. Not today. Today, if you don't have a masters degree, you're not gonna get much further than what society is calling the ghetto. We got screwed by the previous generations. They were careless with our planet's resources and now we have to pay near 3$ a gallon of gas. The standard of living has gone so high up that there's nowhere else to go except down and hit the ground like a bombshell.

I feel worthless because I can't escape that. I know I will get caught up in the after shock of that disaster. Unless the Mayans are right about the end of the world just like everything else they've predicted so far.

We're all doomed hunny. We're lucky to have made it this far.

But because we're so doomed, then we have no time to sit around feeling worthless and wallowing in self pity over it.

We need to see the world for what beauty it left in it and we must enjoy it while we can. EVERYTHING in the world has beauty as long as you can open your eyes enough to see it.

Time is short.
Live while you can.
All of you.


Answer by worthless
Submitted on 1/27/2006
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I also feel worthless.  My son seems to see no value in me.  It has been a very hard week around here.  Today as I sat here I just started crying realizing I feel I have no value.  I do not work outside the home.  My 17 year old has spent so much time saying it that I guess somewhere I started believing it.  He feels I have nothing.  The house, vehicle, you get the picture.  It's all Dad's.  He asked me what I have to show for my life.  What I have accomplished.  I am simply a worthless use of space.


Answer by Sugar
Submitted on 1/29/2006
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I feel worthless! I have two brothers and I'm always getting blamed for everything.


Answer by Benji
Submitted on 1/29/2006
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I feel worthless, discouraged, and have no confidence. And then I feel confident, hopeful, and of some kind of value. These feelings have nothing to do with whether or not I am successful with things, though they are affected by the things I do. I think you need to get on medication that works better for you. It is probably a problem with brain chemistry. Not to disregard that depression comes from other things as well. Go to Yahoo and search under antidepressants to find something that may help. But, if you do take meds, make sure your not taking too many. Get on as few medications as possible! I hate to see people who take like 4 different kinds of meds a day, and are still depressed, it's just not right. Good luck to you.


Answer by bronski
Submitted on 2/13/2006
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I feel so very worthless. I too, know I am not, so why do I feel this way? I feel so very alone, even though my family is near. Maybe if I cry enough, I will feel better, less worthless.


Answer by Idontknowwhattodoanymore
Submitted on 2/18/2006
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I feel like I am worthless.  I don't feel I am good enough for my husband.  I am not good looking enough.  I am not good enough at all.  I feel like some days I don't want to go on.  What do I have to do to feel worth something.  I am fat and ugly.  I feel no matter what I do I will never good enough for anyone or anybody.  Why does this have to happen to me.  Why me?  I feel like I'm nothing.  Why? Why can't I be good enough.  Why can't I feel better about myself?  I will never be good enough.


Answer by amanzib
Submitted on 2/21/2006
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A lot of people feel worthless at one time or another.  If the feeling does not go away for a while, it is important to find some professional help.  However, it is not abnormal to feel worthless every once in a while.

If you need someone to talk to, feel free to stop by my site: http://amanzib.blogspot.com.

From there, you can email someone who will listen carefully to what you have to say and respond as soon as they are able.  If you need to talk, we're here to listen.


Answer by purple
Submitted on 2/26/2006
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i agree with alex. i feel the exact same way. it sucks more balls than anything i have yet encountered.


Answer by julie
Submitted on 3/28/2006
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I feel like no one values me or listens to anything that i have to say


Answer by Mariana
Submitted on 4/17/2006
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Examine what is making you feel this way. Are the reasons within or out of your control? If they are the kind you cannot control, talk to somoene and see if you need to work with a therapist. If they are within your control, think of way to change your situation. Also try to put your depressive inclinations into perspective if you can. Feelings of worthlessness can lead to a desire for isolation or even ending it all. But consider this incredible gift you've been given (whether you are religious or not you should be able to acknowledge that we are given an incredible and possibly finite opportunity here on earth). I know the worst days can be really bad, but the best days can truly be wonderful--so if this is just a transitory state of feeling worthless, don't worry, things will get better.


Answer by Nora nobody
Submitted on 5/2/2006
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I feel worthless. So worthless in fact, I'm not worth the space I take up. Who am I to have any feelings? I am not worth any thoughts or feelings from others. Zero


Answer by Nora nobody
Submitted on 5/2/2006
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I feel worthless. So worthless in fact, I'm not worth the space I take up. Who am I to have any feelings? I am not worth any thoughts or feelings from others. Zero


Answer by Bill
Submitted on 5/8/2006
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Youre all worthless


Answer by grub
Submitted on 6/30/2006
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I feel worthless because people tell me I am. Just try to block them out and you might feel better.


Answer by Hang On Stellie
Submitted on 7/27/2006
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Hang on Stellie. Alex, you too.

I feel that way. Alex's post above is exactly how I got here too- I googled "I feel worthless" and there you both are.

I'm a nice person. I care about other people. I do what I can to help others. But I still feel worthless, because I don't know what I'm here for.

I'm not doing anything important. No scientific research, no medical breakthroughs, no humanitarian causes. I could have done ALL of those with my life, but I blew it.

I don't know why I feel worthless. It hurts so much, and I don't know why I feel this way or how to make it stop. But somehow knowing that you guys feel worthless made me want to write to you. I don't want anyone else to feel like this.

I don't know you, but I care about you. I guess that's what I wanted to say. I hope you feel better soon. The only advice I can really give you is to try to remember how it felt to be a kid- when you were amazed by elevator buttons, when you saw your first rainbow or made mud pies. Man, I used to love to make mud pies.

Maybe that will help? I dunno. I just hope you feel better, and can find some small thing in your day that is beautiful.


Answer by angela
Submitted on 7/29/2006
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I got this also by google....commiting suicide tonight....waiting till my parents leave goodbye....


Answer by abnormal random
Submitted on 8/23/2006
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i feel worthless, too. everyone around me tells me they feel like they are constantly walking on eggshells around me (my parents and girlfriend, included) --- in fact, my girlfriend has let me know that i am not worth it to her and when i explain to her how ugly i feel, she tells me that i am not ugly?? --- we are broken up, mind you, but still... i feel like if i had a backbone, i'daoffed myself already, but i feel so worthless that i might as well not bother and just let myself waste away doing drugs and hurting myself physically


Answer by jay
Submitted on 2/18/2007
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I am on the same boat as you guys. I'm 20 years old and don't have a drivers license, a job, nor am i in school. The constant feeling of worthless circles my mind day in and day out. I don't get to sleep until about 4 in the morning and this has been going on for years. I recently had a premonition about where I am and where I want to go. I like Alex searched google for I feel worthless and this is what I came to. My advice for you guys is this...Get out and do your thing. If you want something to happen you have to do it yourself noone else is going to do it for you and noone else is going to help you do it. You have to motivate yourself to achieve your aspirations. In the past 2 years I have done nothing but smoke pot and play video games. Do you really think that is going to motivate me to do anything positive? no. You have to put yourself in the position to achieve what you desire. You have to tell yourself HEY!!! I'm not going to feel like this anymore! because feeling worthless is the epitome of sadness. You can not live a happy and prosperous life feeling like this. Take it from me if anyone knows this its myself. There are way to many opportunities in the world to take advantage of to sit on your ass and not do a damn thing about it. You are what you make yourself and life is what you make it. Be happy and live don't think about this feeling inside you thats eating away at you and do something about it right here right now today! If you don't do something soon you'll find yourself in a huge mess down the road i promise you. I hope i helped somebody out there...if you have any questions please email me at pokerlogic86@gmail.com. Thank you for listening to what i have to say even though I'm an ignorant 20 year old loser. change is the healing process take advantage of it.


Answer by balboa
Submitted on 3/24/2007
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i feel worthless too. i have been with my boyfriend for 8 months and we used to be so crazily perfect and in love and obsessed with each other. we planned our future together, i moved in with him, and we even got a dog together. now he has spontaneously broken up with me because he says he is bored with me and just wants to be single again. i am not only forced out of his life and home but i am forced away from my baby dog who i have grown to love so much. i am so depressed because while with him i stopped keeping in touch with the few sort-of friends i had and my family has never been around for me so i am all alone completely alone and have nothing to live for. and i dont understand why he broke up with me. i am just WORTHLESS and HOPELESS. and every day i just look at my watch each hour thinking "theres one hour down" waiting for the day to finish. just to start another horrible one.


Answer by Titan
Submitted on 3/26/2007
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I feel worthless most of the time as well. I look at all of the people I grew up with and see how successful there lives are. when I look back at what I have done it makes me feel worse. I know I'm important but I don't feel like it anymore. I guess you can say I'm depressed, each day I have to put on a show and pretend like I'm feeling normal...But I'm not. Does anyone know how to cure this?


Answer by yoyoyo
Submitted on 6/13/2007
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All you people are worthless fools


Answer by not enough
Submitted on 7/3/2007
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Worthless? i try...but dont get what im looking for. Maybe too much expectations. I am confused in life...dedicate alot of time into a relationship that at times makes me feel worthless.God please listen


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