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I'm done. Finished. I'm just over everything. When I was a kid, I thought being an adult would give me a place in the world where I could accomplish something and life would be what I thought it could be. Instead, all I'm learning is that getting through life in this world sucks and isn't any easier or more fun than it was before. I'm more disillusioned and exhausted than ever. I don't want to be bitter, but I feel like I'm seeing life for what it is: a hopeless mess of endless obstacles. Living day to day in this frame of mind has made me give up hope for the future or for myself. I used to be a happy and optimistic person. Now I'm just mad and tired. What happened?
Yours in despair,
Help Me Be Positive