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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-29-2019, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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What keeps you going?


Life is hard. We live with our struggles. For me in particular, I have a hard time expressing how I feel. I've begun to doubt my own reason. It's like if only I saw things a bit differently, I'd have an easier time meeting life's challenges. Just when I think I'm going to make a breakthrough, I'm swayed back to where I started. This journey, I want it to be one of improvement. Nobody is perfect. I feel like there is still hope, no matter what has happened. It is worth it, living is worth it.

What motivates you to keep going, in spite of your anxiety?
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Nice thread! What keeps me going and being happy is if someone or people I really like in return and am compatible w/ truly like me. Other things keep me going too.
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I was literally just about to make this thread, so I guess I'll just bump this one.

I would like to hear what motivates everyone. Do you feel you have a purpose or goal that keeps you going?
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Habit, physical needs, little pleasures, and fear of death.
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Sometimes life can be so good, and some part of me wants to be alive for it... when it eventually comes.
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There are things I want to happen in life that I haven't been able to make happen yet. I want to be reasonably happy one day, and I don't want to eliminate even the slightest chance that I will be happy or find some meaning and contentment in my existence.

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Not too sure if I can pinpoint directly...but I guess family is one. I do have things that I'd like to have or see at least once in my life, but even that now is questionable.
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My family is the #1
Without them idk if I would have much motivation for anything.
I've also made it this far...I'm hoping the future will bring more positive things. I want to see where this takes me.
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The passion I have for certain hobbies, like learning languages

And smaller things like good food, music, and TV shows I guess.



"So many resources keep me alive
Yet I don't even step outside
So many sacrifices keep me alive
Yet I don't even bother to survive."



"If you think we waste too much then you can sacrifice yourself
Don't push your values
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Onto the crowd."


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Love and life being interesting at times when I'm not all messed up.

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The good far outweighs the bad to me. I have hobbies and interests I enjoy, plus there's just lots to see and do in the world in general.
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I'm fascinated by the world around us, plus I have a pretty rich imagination I can escape to. I think a large part of it all, is that I don't have many expectations either. There is no destination for me, at least not that I am aware of. I don't think there is a place, where rainbows dance across the sky, and unicats dwell



I can't really say what keeps me going, because there is no where to go for me.

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It's not that I need motivation to keep going, it's that the world needs motivation to keep trying to stop me. I want to succeed more than it wants to stop me. To quote a movie: "It's my will against yours, and you will lose."
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I was literally just about to make this thread, so I guess I'll just bump this one.

I would like to hear what motivates everyone. Do you feel you have a purpose or goal that keeps you going?
Today I'm doing some more Linux Testing. I set up Ubuntu 19.10 Studio in VirtualBox. I'm currently downloading Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome and Xubuntu 20.04 for testing. I need to see if compton is fixed or not.
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God and His purpose for my life . Honestly without Him I don't think I would want to live

~ How can I build Your kingdom if I'm building my own
How can You be my treasure if I'm digging for gold
How can You be my fire if my heart has grown cold
How can You be my future if I've made this my home ~ Love & the Outcome
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I don’t think my parents and boyfriend could handle it if I didn’t. Or my oldest cat. He is super duper attached to me.
Some times curiosity is a big motivator. Like I wonder how this and that is going to go and such. I have a lot of recipes on Pinterest I want to try out in the summer. That also helps.

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I have debts to pay. No, I'm not talking about the $115 dollars I owe the dentist for X-rays or the $28 bucks to the Brightwaters Public Library for a Bob Dylan CD (I don't want them to get their hopes up in case they're reading this).

I owe it to the people who have struggled alongside me and/or ever believed in me. Particularly my brother and my close friends. I would like to be a source of strength and support for these people rather than a wound.

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Never could learn to hold you, love,
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