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I Am a Constant Learner

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    Reasons For Marriage Made Simple

    "The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship." - Jackie Kennedy.
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 28, 2013

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    Gallery

    "It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception." - Robert Motherwood I consider myself to be creative - a part of me I say - but I am humbled when around great art, or even folk art, for my lack of vision and talent. It's good for me to feel humble...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M May 18, 2013

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    Chase&Sanborn

    At fifteen years old, I fancied myself as quite the songwriter. I had written at least a hundred songs by 1970 and had played a few of them at every folk festival I could get to with an open microphone and had gotten some attention that got me and my music partner on TV there in...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2013

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    About Writing

    "Be still when you have nothing to say. Say what you've got to say, and say it hot." - David Herbert Lawrence Loving to write is not enough I have learned. I have to have a passion for the subject to do it well. Sometimes, the line between us creating the writing...
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    A New Morning With New Mercy

    I woke this morning wearing a beautiful smile, I feel great for no reason. And i just thought "is this peace really feels like?" no worries, no disturbance. I am contented with my life knowing that I'm experiencing problems in my life. This morning I feel the new mercy! This is...
    Jamiewashburn Jamiewashburn 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    People find it strange.

    The thought of a teacher learning things. I am teacher myself, but I consider myself to be a constant learner as I find out about multiple different and new things almost every day.
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F Jul 6

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    CowboyFarmer CowboyFarmer 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 28

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    What Can We Not Learn From.

    I like being able to learn from all experiences in life, whether it be mine or someone else's. We have many opportunities to improve and should take advantage of those opportunities.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 21, 2012

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    "The universe is full of magical things,

    just waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Eden Phillpots
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 13

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    So Much For Love

         "Almost all of are relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of the goods."    -     W. H. Auden     One of those quotes that I hope isn't true...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 5 Responses Jul 25, 2011

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    It's like this voracious appetite.

    .... Each new thing learned is like throwing a cookie into a black hole -- how could one possibly expect satiety? I have resigned myself to this life of permanent itching and frenzied scratching. (....and am thankful to have been born like this :P)
    effervescence effervescence 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    Then Why Did You Bring It Up?

         "People who say they don't care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don't care what people think."     -     George Carlin
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    I Would Hate To See Ep Get Into The Business Of Censoring

         One of the very best things about Experience Project is it's diversity.     To keep that diversity, it is unfortunate, but necessary, that opportunists and others with motives much different than my own will appear on this site.  Censoring is a sticky business, as...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    In my University course we have a saying "I

    ****** up... but at least i'm learning" failures and mistakes should be seen as milestones of learning and understanding how to better yourself. instead of something to make you feel like crap. an observation as a posed to an evaluation. Fail has become such a dirty word...
    Jbonha Jbonha 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Of Silk And Old Paper

          I had hopes as a younger man... read the yearnings of older men,,, of silky dreams that never came true.      Then, only for a day or two.... she showed up at my door... she seemed like a dream... who showed me the difference... between paper and silk...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 6, 2012

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    Lessons...

    I wonder if you have to have been a bad person to realize the importance of being a good one... I have so much guilt about the past... the only good thing about it is I wont be a repeat offender. I am constantly learning, and I am so thankful for that. If you are done learning...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2013

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    I never want to stop learning,

    whether or not it helps improve my life. I love learning new things.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Jul 28

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    It Wasn't For Me

          "Ladies come to see you... if your name still rings a bell.  They give you damn near nothing, but they say they knew you well.  So you tell them you remember, but they know it's just game... and along the way their faces... all begin to look the same...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M Feb 4, 2012

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    Revolving Door

         Lovers come and they go ; mostly go it seems.  Now and then... one comes along who I have believed was extraordinary and would stay, but I have been consistently wrong.     Meanwhile... the turnstile keeps working...     Nobody wants to die alone.
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response May 16, 2012

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    Body Of Work

    An old man came into the art center yesterday carrying a large dollar store envelope full of drawings that he carefully placed on my desk. With a toothless grin he asked if I would be interested in looking at them. Skeptical, I told him if he would leave them and I would look at...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    Long Range Vision

    ~ There are no hopeless situations in life .... only men who have grown hopeless about them - A Barclay Comment As a boy I loved to wander over to a nearby park and watch the older men play checkers. One day one of them invited me to play. At first it looked easy. I captured one...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F Jan 1, 2012

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    Time We Have Wasted On The Way

    "Now the whole dizzying and delirious range of sexual possibilities has been boiled down to one, big, bulimic word. Relationship." - Julie Burchill It's peculiar to me, how people talk of "relationship" as though it is a separate entity with a life of it's own...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 18, 2013

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    I Used To Believe:

    "The more hopeless you were, the further away they hid you." Sylvia Plath So I hid myself away from everyone but one person for decades. That person kept dragging me into the light though I tried to punish her for it. I would take her to dangerous places and leave her there. I...
    melaniemelody melaniemelody 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2013

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    Do You Want To Know Your Life's Purpose?

    ...it is to be. By simply existing in the moment you are, you are in your life's purpose. You cannot deny the present moment you are in, simply because you are in it at that moment. And, since you are already in a moment, you cannot be wrong. It doesn't matter whether you are...
    Safriel Safriel 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2013

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    past few weeks i've been away from my home,

    for me its debatable where home is any more, i feel like i dont belong any where. there is something always missing in my surrounding. its been a while i laugh, like genuine hysterical laugh. i miss me being that silly person who was fun and tension free, past 4 years are worst...
    furmal furmal 26-30, F Jun 17

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    Just Another Summer

        She felt like a woman for a moment, but just a forty three year old girl it seems. Married a long time... sowing her oats.  It was wonderful for awhile.  For awhile I believed I had a companion, lover, friend... all the things men like to lie to themselves about when...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 15, 2012

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    My EP Education

    I have always loved learning. Being on EP and being someone who has not gotten into texting and so forth has help me to understand hashtags and what emotions various keyboard combinations convey. I'm catching up. But, there's more to learn. Thank you Ep'ers for keeping me up to...
    built4comfort built4comfort 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 4, 2013

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    Being in the medical field,

    I am constantly learning new things. I have recently applied for being a surgical nurse and will have to wait to see if I have the new position. I hope I am the one selected. I have a masters degree in nursing and have been an RN for 10 years now. I have been a floor...
    floridamomtobeach floridamomtobeach 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Here is some fodder for you all then.

    I am a bit psychic and my husband asked me "How can you do it?" I thought about it and I compare it to how the stars we see are light years away and the light they shone a million years ago only reflects in our eyes now. And when a boat goes by in the water it leaves a wake. Our...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Something Eternal

    “We all know that something is eternal. And it ain’t houses and it ain’t names, and it ain’t earth, and it ain’t even the stars . . . everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings. All the greatest people ever...
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F May 1, 2013

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    I love to learn and am always seeking out new

    knowledge in all aspects of life. To me, this is one of the essential reasons to be alive. My goal is to know everything. I admit this is very ambitious and maybe impossible, but somebody has to be the first to accomplish it. Why not me?
    Qataram Qataram 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Flying Toward The Rain

    "The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds; the pessimist fears it is true." - Robert Oppenheimer
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 3 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    The Age Of Artificial War

    It came up in Q&A. A young man pointed out that he didn't feel that war is natural to man; that it isn't "human nature" per se to wage war. I happened to agree with him, pretty much nobody else did. We've all had it ingrained into us somehow that man will always be at war with...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    Live and Learn

     There is a world outside. There are so many things I don't know.  I watch things happening and people passing by.  I hear stories...some can I can relate to...some just open my eyes...  Life is a tour around a huge library. I am a constant learners and a...
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F Dec 10, 2008

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    Yes I am. We all should be.

    The thing that spurs us on during the long climb uphill, the life experience, is that there is something that we can attain, knowledge, so we keep climbing, finding new paths to follow, new thoughts to entertain, new experiences to challenge, and the whole time we are conquering...
    Factorial Factorial 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    The Holidays

         For many Americans, the holidays are not an entirely joyous time.  Among the things people dread;     Waiting in lines and crowds (68%)     Putting on weight (37%)     Getting into debt (37%)     Seeing relatives (24%)     Attending holiday parties...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 4 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    God And Me

    I would be institutionalized or dead if I ever stopped looking for a reason why I believe in God. Without a spiritual place to retreat to, I would not have survived the things I have been through the past fifty some years. Pragmatic by nature, and a strong believer in science and...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 15, 2013

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    "This Is Love:

         ... to fly toward a secret sky; to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.  First to let go of life, finally, take a step without fear."     -     Rumi
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    Success! How You Know You Have Arrived

         "You wake up in the morning and you look at your old spoon, and you say to yourself,  'Mick, it's time to get yourself a new spoon.'  And you do."     -     Mick Jagger     Success is having to worry about every damned thing in the world, except money...
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    Feeling Like A Bird With A Car

         You follow the rules... you pay attention.  That's what you do when you fly an airplane..... whether it's a B-52 in a war... or a Sunday afternoon flight to nowhere in a Cessna.  You follow the rules... that's important.      But there are times when you fly...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 11, 2012

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    "The song I was writing is left undone.

    I don't know why I spend my time, writing songs I can't believe, with words that tear and strain to rhyme. So you see I have come to doubt, all that I once held as true. I stand alone, without belief, the only truth I know is you." Paul Simon...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Learn Something New Every Day

    I believe life is full of opportunities to learn and grow.  When you think you know everything you need to in order to survive, life throws you a curve.  If you cannot or will not continue to learn you are throwing away the opportunities to develop and change and become...
    cedricsmom cedricsmom 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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    I think I have an eating disorder?

    I actually took time to think about what I do and it makes me feel guilty. I get really stressed and binge eat. Even if my stomach is beyond full I can't find comfort
    Naty14 Naty14 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hitting Home

    Time used to move softly when I was at home; until it went on without me, and left me alone. Now it sits on my shoulder, and it claws at my hand; and I feel like I need you again.
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M Aug 4, 2013

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    Ceaseless Growth, Change, And ...

    It never ends, does it? Once you get something under your belt, you find yourself moving on to the next thing.  Onward and upward.  And in order to get to the next level there's always something to wrestle with.  Something you have to overcome in yourself or to accept in...
    TheThird TheThird 36-40 1 Response Apr 5, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    If my stomach isn't packed to the absolute maximum, I become starving. It takes A LOT of food to satisfy all 400+ pounds of my body. I eat constantly because I cannot handle the...
    fathappyfat fathappyfat 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 4

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    My friend Courtney who I have known for ages constantly criticizes me for my acne. Just about two minutes ago I was like "wow I have this painful pimple on the side of my nose" and...
    ToriFuller ToriFuller 16-17, F Aug 11

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    My mother, who I shall refer to as Heather as she is no longer a significant part of my life, abused me, my dad and my younger siblings in a variety of ways (financial, emotional...
    JJSapphire JJSapphire 18-21, F Aug 13

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    Although I get a lot of female attention, it never makes me feel any different.
    Audienceof1 Audienceof1 26-30, M 18 hrs ago

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    I struggle in the abyss of ocean holding my breath and fighting against my dark side pulling me down so strongly,that, my jugular veins throbs from fattening, threatening to break...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    No choice. Too tormented. Too curious. Too hopeful of a better society.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 24

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    My greatest friend helped me to realize that I treat my feelings the same as stubbing my toe. Instead of saying, "ouch damnit, that really hurt!" I stand there convincing myself it...