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What is your worst hardship?
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Having to go to work almost every day would, currently, have to be my worst hardship. Been doing the same thing for the past twelve years and it's made me feel less of a human and more a machine of biological construction. I could quit but then I'd loose my income and that would only make things worse. Not to mention that in my current mental state I can't even force myself to think that I could possibly do any better. It seems like any move I make would only result in things going down hill. A classic "don't rock the boat" situation, and the boat is sitting very low in the water.

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Death of 2 of my siblings
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My current hardship right now is that im 20 years old and will be turning 21 this March and i'm only 5'4 and I have a babyface. People always view me as a 16 year old kid and don't take me seriously. It gets in the way of finding a girlfriend
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I would go on about horrible family life, but that story has been told too may times.

I had a horrible Staph infection that nearly killed me. The mrsa variation in particular. It was a horrible experience due to the nature of that sort of infection. You can google up some pictures. But I'm 100% recovered and all my skin is in tact.
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My anxiety.
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The friendzone is truly relentless
That aside, my thoughts go out to all of the people here who are having medical problems, problems with family, or what have you. I hope things get better for all of you regardless of situation.
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In 1981 My mother, Grandmother lived on the streets of SF for a year or so. i missed my entire 3rd grade year. ever the film The Pursuit of Happyness ? My mom and I were turned Away from the same shelter That Will smith tried to stay at. It was a women's shelter. I was considered too old. We would sleep in bathrooms in the BART and MUNI stations. Our main food source was St Anthony's Dining hall (they served breakfast and would sometimes run out of food) and whatever we could scrounge up. My preacher uncle tried to get me to stay with them while mom got back on her feet. I said no. if i had stayed there i would not have seen my mother or grandmother. and i could not do that to them.

Just before we were able to get back on our feet. an old woman tried to turn mom into CPS. then i skipped 3rd grade. not because i passed because i would not be held back. i met my father for the first time when i was 12. all he wanted was a playmate.

Our experiences make us who we are. Good or Bad.
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To be completely honest, I've yet suffered anything I would consider hardship...
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It's very hard to overcome things like paranoia and depression. I for one never properly had depression, I ended up having a sleeping disorder where I literely slept during the day to avoid everyone because I had fell out with my flat mates over nothing. Then after meeting a girl, she ended up forcing me into a relationship and a month later announced she was pregnant, even though all the precautions were used. Now I'm stuck at 20 years of age, in a 3 bedroom apartment struggling to meet my university's demands, having to work whenever possible and have to deal with living with someone that I detest while trying to do what I can for the daughter I never wanted.
It may sound very awful to say that, but It's personally how I feel.


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For me it was getting through with my first university degree. IT was incredibly hard for me, commuting each way 2 hours to campus, doing something routinely (when I'm a spontaneous person), going beyond the extend of my intelligence... it was crazy and hectic.

First year courses were just high school repeats, but man, second and third year stuffs are really... really difficult, it made me feel like I'm really stupid.

Wrapping my head around the 10 step process of glycolysis was... freaking mind shattering, and the worse part is that I have to remember ALL 10 steps and what happened in each one for the exams. It was crazy, I'm telling you.

My other specialty was English Literature, and I had to read texts from Virginia Woolf's Orlando and T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland. Holy crap, two of the MOST difficult texts from English. If you thought Shakespeare was hard, there is something even harder than Shakespeare.

I actually understand and love Shakespeare's plays. But Virginia Woolf, I have no idea what she was smoking when was writing her novels.



My Bachelor of Science is something I'm very proud of, it's not a symbol of my intelligence, but a symbol of my hard work and perseverance (especially the 4 hours commuting part everyday for 5 years).



When I have more money and free time, I'm considering going back to university to get another Bachelor of Science (in Physics or Nanotechnology). I love to challenge myself and pushing myself to the limits.
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Wow, thanks for sharing your story. I'm going through a really tough time right now. It's nowhere near as bad as yours but it still none the less affected my life dramatically. So much to the point that I'm sort of "stuck" right now in my situation. However reading this has given me a lot of hope that things will eventually get better. Thanks a lot for sharing!
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PumeHana92 wrote:

My current hardship right now is that im 20 years old and will be turning 21 this March and i'm only 5'4 and I have a babyface. People always view me as a 16 year old kid and don't take me seriously. It gets in the way of finding a girlfriend


That's a small issue.

Sorry, I had to. Take it from me who is also quite small (And if I didn't grow my beard out to look full hobo I cannot get anything without ID), but anyone who would judge you on criteria like height (unfortunately most people) probably isn't good for you anyway. Shame it's such a shallow world we live in.

I'm also reading every one of these. I can't really offer much help, but life is always a story worth hearing.
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Nothing i think, maybe that my dad decided to leave my mom when i was 4, but yeah i was young so didnt really register that badly, being forced to move around for the next 7-8years if not more constantly so never really any friends, atleast i was able to stay in the same school ^^'

Maybe also the fact that i dont talk to my brother anymore solely because of his wife being a horrible person.

But currently its my job mostly, because i work at night every weekday and sleep all day i dont really meet any people, neither am i really able to hang out with my friends much because they're all the age where they wanna go out and drink themselves shitfaced every weekend while i dont really care for drinking at all so yah, not really a hard life, or any hardships, just myself holding myself back with my own lazy attitude mixed with not knowing what to do.
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When my dog got hit by an SUV in front of my house...

and the SUV driver just kept going...
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Posted 1/17/13
I don't remember.
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