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I don't like being me - April 13th 2011, 02:31 AM

I would just like to clarify I am not suicidal in any way shape or form.

Generally I'm a very upbeat, happy guy. But lately I've been feeling extremely down. Today was my birthday and I just couldn't wait for it to be over. Life just doesn't seem to have the. . . Spark that it used to, and to be quite frank, I miss it. Up there in being the worst part is, I don't like being me. I'm nice, funny, have great friends, a good home life, and I'm successful academically. Lately I have been dwelling only on the negative though and I can't get out of this slump. I'm 5 ft. 4 which is pretty short for a guy, I feel like my best friend is replacing me (I know it isn't true, but the feeling is there), I don't have any plan for my future in terms of college or a career choice, my job is awful, and I'm too nice in that I let people walk all over me and I am an EXPERT at being stuck in the friend zone.

I guess I'm looking for ways to get life's spark back.

(I feel putting this in the suicide/depression board is a bit extreme. . . But I didn't think it really fit anywhere else )
   
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Re: I don't like being me - April 13th 2011, 02:54 AM

Hey there,

I always say that if you were happy once, you can always get that happiness back. There's nothing stopping from you. There might be certain circumstances that are causing you to be down recently. If you're talking about a missing spark, chances are you're going through a slump like you mentioned. It also seems like you're emphasizing on all the negative aspects right now. That's not productive for happiness. Don't focus on the negative aspects. There's always an upside to everything.
   
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Re: I don't like being me - April 13th 2011, 12:27 PM

I feel exactly the same way. I'm academic, fit, best friend to about 5 girls, and can't help but think that something is going wrong. Admittedly, I am 5'11", but other than that you sound pretty much like my twin lol so I know exactly how you feel. If there is one thing I can say though, it's this. Never give up hope. I do feel down, like you are now, but the only way you can fix things is to go looking for the solutions yourself.
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