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I am 48, 2 college degrees,  lost my job, lost my house, lost my wife, children are twin boys (one with autism) both are 6 years old, I can not find work and I feel age discrimination is alive and well in the work place.  All my friends are lazy and uneducated but are at their jobs for 25 years now and retiring happy in a few years while I have to start all over.  I am severely depressed and feel hopeless.  I too feel like death would end the pain, but I do not want to die.

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I'm 56. No family, one friend, my ex who is my ex because we just don't connect. I live a life ***** that isolates me and engenders prejudice.
I've no work, no qualifications, nothing of value. I've never had regular work. I was a homeless drifter for years. All I have is a home that I built and that's made from old junk, scrap timber and other people's discards. Building it is only time in my life I felt secure but it could be taken away at any moment despite 16 years being here and it is my land. Nobody worthwhile wants to share it with me because it isn't a 'normal' home.
I've very few skills that people want and those I can offer bring poor financial reward. I have just enough money to feed myself and pay my taxes. There's no help or assistance.  I live miles away from people. There is nothing to do hereabouts and I'm a social outsider because I moved here as a teenager to escape a family devoid of love and understanding.

In short, I have no value in society. I'm too far leftfield for the average self centred citizen. I'm seen just an eccentric at best, a freak at the most discriminatory. I'm not from a minority group so I can't call the prejudice card. I've no relatives to turn to. No social network. It's just me and has been since I was a child.
I now struggle with my health. I can't do the things I used to do.

Sometimes I can't see much beyond the next five minutes. But I still work toward some kind of future. Even though that future is more than uncertain and is leading nowhere.

So, what has that to do with your issues?

Well, have a think.

You have experience and qualifications.

You could teach.
Write a book.
Make videos.
Go travelling.
Find somebody you can pass on knowledge to in order to uplift them.
Set up a charity.
Find a tree to climb or a river to follow.
Plant a garden.

Stop looking at what you consider your failures.

All that has passed were just experiences.

Stop sulking at your failings.

Do something.

If you really want to kill yourself then consider it.

But what about the legacy for your children?

How do you think that will help temper their spirits so they can grow into positive happy adults.

Sounds to me like you have failed to understand what you should be learning from your experiences.

You have options. Education. Knowledge. A history of conventional life that others can comprehend.

Stop wallowing in self pity.

If you bother to ask other people, and they're not so emotionally repressed to be able to discuss their feelings, you'll discover a world of generally inadequate people. Most of whom would have done something else with their life.

Those dullard friends are probably as disillusioned as you and regard your educational success or some other aspects of your life and personal achievements with envy.
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This is one of the nicest e-mails I have ever seen !!
I dreamed that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, 'This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received.
I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.
Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.
The angel then said to me, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them." I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged
for delivery to Earth.
Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledgment Section, my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed.
"How is it that there is no work going on here? I asked."
"So sad," the angel sighed. "After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments."
"How does one acknowledge God's blessings? "I asked.
"Simple," the angel answered. Just say, "Thank you, Lord."
"What blessings should they acknowledge?" I asked.
"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy, and if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity."
"If you woke up this morning with more health than illness.. You are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day."
"If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation... You are ahead of 700 million people in the world."
"If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world."
"If your parents are still alive and still married.... you are very rare."
"If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair......."
"Ok," I said. "What now? How can I start?"
The Angel said, "If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all."
Have a good day,count your blessings, and if you care to, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are..........
ATTN: Acknowledge Dept.
"Thank you Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message and for giving me so many wonderful people with whom to share it."
If you have read this far, and are thankful for all that you have been blessed with, how can you not send it on?
I thank God for everything, especially all my family and friends.

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