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22 Reasons to Live When You Feel Like Giving Up On Life

by Lily Morgen
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Life Is unFair but Beautiful

You may be depressed about your life and feel like there is nothing worth living for, but at the same time, you’re still trying to find reasons to live when you think about giving up.

Life can be tough and at times, it may feel like giving up is the only option. But before you make any rash decisions, it’s important to remember that you have your worth and value. 

Here are 21 reasons that may help you feel better and find reasons to stay alive.

1. Your Parents Wish You Have a Happy and Meaningful Life

Your parents give birth to you and they wish you can live a healthy and happy life from the day of your birth. They wish you happy every day at your birthday party when you’re little.

They don’t want to see you quitting life and giving up when things get tough. They want you to be strong and fight through difficult times so that you can come out stronger on the other side.

2. Everyone Has a Tough Time, So You’re Not Alone

As you know everyone has tough times in their life. It’s a part of being human. The key is to not get too caught up in your problems but to find ways to cope with them so that they don’t overwhelm you. 

There are people who have it worse than you do and they’re still managing to get through each day. So, if they can do it, why you cannot?

3. Life Is 10% What Happens To You And 90% How You React To It

Although there are some things in life you cannot control, you can choose how you will respond to them. Life will always throw curveballs at you, but it’s up to you to decide whether you’re going to let them knock you down or if you’re going to pick yourself up and keep moving forward.

4. Live Means Everything is Possible

There is still hope if you’re alive, but if you’re dead, then everything is over. As long as you’re still breathing, there is still a chance that things can get better. So, don’t give up and keep fighting for what you want in life.

5. Your Emotions are Temporary

No matter how bad you feel in the moment, it will not last forever. You may feel like giving up, but if you can just hold on for a little while, the feeling will eventually pass.

It’s important to remember that your emotions are not always accurate. Just because you feel like giving up, doesn’t mean that there is actually anything wrong in your life. It could just be a fleeting feeling that has no basis in reality.

If you can ride out the bad emotions, you will eventually get to the other side where you feel better again.

6. Death Isn’t a Rest Stop

People that are depressed are frequently bored with life. They believe that life is a meaningless race with no finish line in sight. They are exhausted from the daily grind and just want to take a break. That’s understandable. Life can be tough. But death is not a rest stop. It’s the end of the road.

7. Your Issues Do Not Go Away When You Die, They’ll Be Transferred To Your Loved Ones

Whatever pain you are experiencing does not go away when you die. You may no longer be affected by the issues, but others around you will be.

It will be up to your family or friends to arrange your funeral, and deal with the emotional toll of your passing.

If you have children, they will have to deal with the pain of your death. And there will be no father or mother in their growing up.

And if you are married, your spouse will be left to deal with the pain, the bills, and everything else on their own. Your spouse may marry others…

8. You May Not Be Able To Come Back If You Want To Live Again

Depressed people often think that they can always come back to life if they want to. They believe that suicide is a reversible decision. But that’s not always the case.

If you die by suicide, there is a very real possibility that you will not be able to come back. You will have permanently ended your life, and will not be able to change your mind.

9. You May Not Go To Heaven

You may believe that death is a chance that you will go to heaven, where there is no pain.

However, no one knows for sure what happens after we die. But there is a chance that suicide will result in you not going to the afterlife that you believe in.

10. You Will Miss Out On The Good Parts Of Life

No matter how bad life may seem, it always has the potential to get better. If you commit suicide, you will never again experience the good parts of life.

You will never again feel the joy of a new relationship, the pride of accomplishing a goal, or the love of a child.

Even if life is currently difficult, it is important to remember that things can and do get better.

11. Your Death Will Cause Pain To Others

When you commit suicide, you are not just ending your own life. You are also causing pain to the people that care about you.

They will never be able to forget that you chose to end your life, and they will always wonder if there was anything they could have done to stop you.

You have a responsibility to the people that care about you to stay alive. You owe it to them to keep going, even when things are tough. Your loved one may blame themselves for not being around you to prevent your suicide.

12. You Are Loved and Not Alone

No matter how lonely you may feel, you are not alone. Remember that your families and friends love you and they don’t want to see you give up on life. There are people who care about you. You just have to reach out to them.

They want you to be happy and healthy, so reach out to them when you’re feeling down. Let them know what’s going on and how they can help you.

Before you give up on life, think about the people who love you. Your parents, your siblings, your friends, and your significant other – they all love you and they need you. These are people that care about you, and your death will leave a huge hole in their lives.

So Don’t give up on them. Don’t give up on yourself!

13. Learn From Cancer Patients Fight Aginst Death

If you really want to give up your life, before you do that, you can go into a hospital to see how strong cancer patients are.

Cancer patients are the best people to learn from when you plan to give up your life. Many of them have been through excruciating pain, like chemotherapy, hair loss, and vomiting. 

But they never give up their lives. They know that there is still a little ray of hope and they hang on to it firmly. So, if cancer patients can do that, you are nothing.

You may not have cancer, but you definitely have something to fight for. You have your family, your friends, your passions, and your future. Don’t give up on them so easily. Don’t give up on yourself so easily.

14. Remember That Life Is Precious

Every second of our life is precious. No matter how tough the situation is, never forget that life is beautiful and it’s a gift from God.

You may be going through a lot of pain right now, but it will not last forever. The sun will rise again and you will see the beauty of life once again. Don’t give up on life so easily.

15. You Are Stronger Than You Think

Remember that you are stronger than you think. You have been through a lot in your life and you have always come out stronger. This is just another obstacle that you will overcome.

You are not a quitter. You are a fighter. So, fight this battle and come out victorious. Don’t give up on life.

In times of hardship, it’s easy to forget all of the other times when you’ve been through tough situations and come out on the other side. But if you can remember those times, it will give you the strength to get through this tough time too.

Everyone has moments when they feel like giving up. But it’s only the people who keep going that end up achieving their goals.

16. There Is Always Hope

No matter how dark the situation may seem, there is always hope. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. You just have to keep the faith and keep moving forward.

Things will get better and you will find your way out of this darkness. 

If you give up, then you’ll never know what could have been. But if you keep fighting, even when things are tough, you might just surprise yourself with what you’re capable of.

No one knows what the future holds, so don’t give up before you even know what’s possible.

17. Don’t Underestimate Your Value In The World

Your life is valuable, and you owe it to yourself and to the people that care about you to stay alive.

There is always someone who needs what you have to give, whether it’s your time, your energy, your love, or your compassion. You may not think you have anything valuable to share with the world, but you do. And your contribution is important, no matter how small it may seem.

Meanwhile, you’re unique to the world. You may not feel like you’re special, but you are. There is no one else in the world exactly like you. You have your own unique talents, abilities, and perspective that no one else has. You are special and valuable, just for being you.

18. To Discover Who You’ll Become

People always say that you’ll never know who you are until you go through tough times. I’ve found this to be so true. The person I am today is infinitely stronger and more capable than the person I was a year ago, and a lot of that has to do with the hard things I’ve gone through. 

If you’re feeling like giving up, it’s worth holding on a little longer to see who you’ll become as a result of your struggles.

19. To Help Others

One of the best reasons to keep living is to think about the people who need you in their lives. If you have friends or family who rely on you, or if you’re a teacher, mentor, or role model to someone, know that your decision to stay alive has a ripple effect. 

20. To Prove the Haters Wrong

If there’s someone in your life who doubts everything you do, they will be eating their words if you don’t give up and instead find success. It feels really good to show people who wrote you off that they were dead wrong about you, so use that as motivation to push through the tough times.

21. To Make Your Dreams Come True

If you’ve always wanted to achieve something specific, giving up will guarantee that you never reach your goal. It might take longer than you want, but if you keep going, eventually you’ll get there. And the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel will be so much sweeter because you had to work so hard for it.

22. There are Lots of Beautiful Things Waiting for You to Explode

When you’re feeling down, it’s easy to believe that life isn’t worth living. Maybe you’ve experienced a series of bad luck or you’re stuck in a rut. Whatever the reason, if you’re feeling like giving up, know that there are lots of beautiful things waiting for you.

The World Is Full Of Amazing Places

There are so many places in the world to explore and discover. Maybe you’ve always wanted to travel but never had the opportunity. Or maybe you’re curious about other cultures. Seeing new places can help you appreciate life more and see things from a different perspective.

You Haven’t Experienced Everything Yet

You may feel like you’ve been through a lot in your life, but there’s still so much to experience. There are new people to meet, new things to learn, and new adventures to be had. Don’t miss out on all the good things life has to offer.

You Can Make A Difference In The World

You have the power to make a positive difference in the world. Whether you volunteer for a local charity or campaign for a cause you believe in, your actions can make a real impact. Don’t underestimate your ability to create change.

There is Delicious Food to Eat

Food is one of the great joys in life. If you’re a foodie, there are endless new dishes to try. And even if you’re not, who doesn’t love a good meal? Eating delicious food is one of the simple pleasures in life that is always worth savoring.

You Have The Power To Change Your Life

If you’re not happy with your current situation, know that you have the power to change it. You can make new choices and set new goals. Life is always changing, so don’t be afraid to change with it.

Don’t give up on life just because things are tough right now. Remember all the beautiful things waiting for you. There’s still so much to experience and enjoy. Hold on to hope and keep moving forward. Things will get better.

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