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I Am a Constant Learner

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    I like learning new things.

    Internet and especially tutorials on Youtube are a great source of information. The only problem is the time it takes...
    Tamara68 Tamara68 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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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 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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    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
    JustScout JustScout 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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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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    Currently learning mores code

    and decoding music with it. Boredom plays a role in my learning new things and me being a musician and a math geek.
    Cutie2013 Cutie2013 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I would greatly appreciate it

    if y'all would v vote for me for a chance to win a scholarship (: Thank you. http://www.wyzant.com/scholarships/v5/essay101721-Chula_Vista-CA.aspx
    palomaflys palomaflys 16-17, F Dec 5

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    Dare to be different!

    Be the change you want to see in the world. Stay true to yourself! Do what you love, love what you do. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass it's about learning to dance in the rain..
    Kiany Kiany 22-25, F Oct 26

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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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    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 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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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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    As time goes by, life

    and priorities change. What you believe is important now, will not be important later. Experiences change your perceptions. That cool tattoo, you will hate later. The great guy or girl you are dating, you will wonder, "what the hell was I thinking?" Its natural, you don't...
    Amantcul Amantcul 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    JustScout JustScout 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 21

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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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    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 Jun 17

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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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    If you're the smartest person in the room,

    you're in the wrong room; always look for a challenge.
    JustScout JustScout 13-15, F Oct 1

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    My favorite thing about living at this time is

    that any random question that pops into my head can be answered immediately (or as fast as google can find it lol).
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    It has always been a goal of mine to learn at

    least one new fact word or a how to every week.
    uncorkyoursoul uncorkyoursoul 56-60, M Oct 24

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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 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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    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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    CowboyFarmer CowboyFarmer 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 28

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    I see every day as a waste

    if I do not learn something (no matter how small). I believe constant learning keeps the mind young and strong. Knowledge stimulates me.
    ThePhilogynist ThePhilogynist 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    Life comes at you everyday with new lessons.

    Endurance and forbearance are the keys. Each day your star can shine bright if you only let it!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I really enjoy learning more

    and more of what I like. And I also love teaching it back to people. Sadly not everyone likes to learn and you have to deal with the uneducated...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 3

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    But so much of what i learn hurts.

    Its like the employed are crazy. And peers are sane.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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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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    New words from dictionary,

    history facts & math has been easier as I've become older.
    MiddleSister45 MiddleSister45 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 17

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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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    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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    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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    You don't know true concentration

    until you've tried to carry an ice tray,from the sink, to the freezer, all neatly.
    JustScout JustScout 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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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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    Specially lately, I feel numb, jaded, bored of life in general. There's nothing pushing me forward besides me staying alive, I am... Just bored. I know that what I'm saying...
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