Some ups, some downs. All in all, I can't complain. The major things that provide the most satisfaction to me are (1) my partner (2) our incredible friends (3) my sister, her husband and their kids and (4) being in a position where I can provide for/spoil/help/feed/be there for all of them.. I always thought I wanted to be wealthy for me when I was younger, but I have found much greater joy in giving to others.
Somebody got left off R1's list. I sense a disturbance in the Force.
You ruined my life but want to pretend you had nothing to do with it.
But, other than that, okay.
A lot of almosts. That sums it up well.
my life has been a tapestry
Kinda sucky. From start to now.
I have a home, a job, and no debt. So materialistically, I'm doing okay and better than most.
But physically, emotionally, and otherwise... not so much.
And just how do you think I "ruined your life" r3 ?!
Soul crushing, OP.
But thanks for asking.
Solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.
What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive
Cheer up girls, things ain't so bad
Quit yer bitchin'.
Sad, alone and lonely.
unfocused, meandering, monotonous, just going through the motions day by day without clearly knowing why I bother
Embarrassingly lucky, for which I should be more grateful than I am.
full of regrets and depression.
I'm white, male, and I live in the United States. I've hit the jackpot! So why am I so miserable?
An unending cavalcade of discovery, adventure and pleasure taking place on the rapidly eroding edge of doom.
I can't complain...that much.
You`re gay R18 ,that`s what`s hindering you from hiting the jackpot in the United States.
Bullshit, r21. r18, you need to find a purpose.
Started out so so, progressively got worse.
Started out with a lot of drive and creativity. Then one tragic event after another. People dying and such.
Now I have no interest, drive for much and basically broken.
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
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