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    Australia Summer Of 2011

    I traveled with People to People this past summer to Australia, I had the best time of my life there. I never thought in my entire life that I would ever have an oppurtunity like this. I got the letter and didn't really take it seriously until I went to the orientation meeting, I...
    vkcontreras vkcontreras 16-17 1 Response Oct 15, 2011

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    A Wonderful Program!

    i went on two trips about 10 years ago, one to australia and new zealand, the second to france, spain, germany, switzerland, and monaco. i wonder if anyone on here went on the same trips as me? anyway, it's an absolutely wonderful program and i endorse it 100%!
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 13, 2008

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    Had An Awesome Time

    I went on the Great Wall and Beyond trip and ended up having a lot more fun than I would have ever thought. I had amazing friends, an amazing delegation manager, and had experiences I otherwise wouldn't have even come close to having. At home, I'm considered shy, quiet and no...
    introvertedloser introvertedloser 16-17, F Jul 27, 2013

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    Summer Of 2012

    Well i leave tomorrow for France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and The Vadican. I'm so scared and nervise. If anyone here can give me some advice about the trip I would love that. Thanks. EDIT: the trip was amazing i had so much fun
    random298 random298 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2012

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    My Time At People To People

    I am a people to people alumni and I loved every second of my trips. I went to Scotland Ireland England and Wales. As well I went to Australia and to new Zealand. On my trips I had many experiences that most of us could never have achieved on our own. I have also met many life...
    Brenton8Sumters Brenton8Sumters 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 16, 2012

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    Australia 2006

    Last year I got a letter inviting me to come to an informational meeting about a trip to Australia. I thought it was too good to be true, since it was essentially my dream trip. Happily, it wasn't, and after the enrollment period I was accepted as a People to People Student...
    oxymoronk oxymoronk 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2007

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    European Legends 2010

    I went on the European Legends tour in the summer of 2010 after getting an invite to go to Australia. Seeing the homeland (Ireland) was great and as a history buff I loved seeing Bastogne and Normandy. Overall had an amazing experience. Not much else I can say and keep it brief...
    bigshooter1993 bigshooter1993 18-21 Aug 31, 2012

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    Could've Been Better

    I went on the Traditions of Europe Trip this summer. We traveled to The Netherlands, Belgium, France, England, Wales, and Ireland. While the trip provided me with the opportunity to do and see things I only dreamed of and definitely changed me, there were some key things about...
    golddust2009 golddust2009 18-21, F Aug 20, 2009

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    I accept some people don't have good intentions in regards to me so I ignore some of them because they're up to no good.
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M 50 mins ago

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    Im british born and raised my fathers born here too but when i say to people im british they laugh because i dont look stereotypically british. Im not white nor i dont look...
    Sbd29 Sbd29 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    So ppl say thier lonely and what not so you try to be a freind and what do they do block or be a *** just for you being nice whats wrong with people now days lol
    Thesilencedone Thesilencedone 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    When people say to others "Go kill yourself" or "Go die" I always think "So you couldn't save those hurtful words for the worst criminals on this planet?
    VioletSea VioletSea 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I keep a lot of anger inside of me from putting up with people ****. I can control myself and be the bigger person from many heavy situations. I have a high tolerance from drinking...
    ladylush13 ladylush13 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Walking away from a friendship that no longer benefits you isn't wrong; it means you're a stronger person for doing so. Being able to accept that this person is not inherently bad...
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F 8 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I enjoy talking to people in general. This can be online, in person, on the phone, you name it. I talk mostly to my old friends (in person or on the phone), but its also fun to get...
    IcyLemonLime IcyLemonLime 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    I let them rest as they are. I'll never really get my mind around the whole transgender thing enough to truly understand, but it's no reason to hate either. And I wouldn't urge...
    Th3Ch3shir3Kat Th3Ch3shir3Kat 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    I've always disliked people who say they're going to commit suicide again and again to gain sympathy when in reality they have no intention to actually commit suicide, I mean of...
    Antonixia Antonixia 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I hate to see people suffering and that is exactly what cancer has done to my family
    cheerhannah124 cheerhannah124 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Clingy people are like leeches; They suck the life out of you, and have no comprehension of the damage they cause.
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    There are two big reasons why I don't like to cry in front of others. There are two ways people react to my tears that annoy hell out of me. I hate it when people try to fix...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Getting to know someone new is really interesting. People really are fascinating.
    Roadyj Roadyj 56-60, M 8 hrs ago

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    once a time i used to tell people to stay back....!!!! but not anymore.. those who cant can just leave.
    coolguy5544 coolguy5544 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    i am a "chubby" "husky" (or any variety of fat euphemisms) girl. boys never paid any attention to me as a teen and I had many one date experiences where they didn't return my texts...
    gentle89 gentle89 22-25 9 hrs ago

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    i'm not the kind of boy, sitting in the back of the class, whispering to friends, ignoring the teacher i'm not the kind of boy, already done with homework five minutes after...
    Gavin788 Gavin788 13-15, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I love when rude people eat their menu of Karma and I watch it with smile :-)
    sangdi sangdi 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    Where do people get creative with such random messages? As of this time of posting, BritNerd has become SexxyBrit.
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 10 hrs ago

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    Some people here add you in their circle but they don't talk with you.. Take a place too in my heart ,not only in my circle.
    Narkotyk Narkotyk 22-25, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I always wonder if I killed myself will people care about me cuz right now it seem like no one cares about me only my best friend that care and I tried to kill myself so many time...
    lookket lookket 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I know this is my third post on the subject but I still can't get over the nerve (or pure selfishness) of some people! When you've talked online with the same person online for...
    DaddyBear214 DaddyBear214 56-60, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    It makes me wonder.. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been an outsider. Almost all the girls and most of the guys everywhere I’ve been, have always hated me for some...
    Anon8615 Anon8615 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I don't hesitate to block. So far, these are the types of people I have chosen to block People who only say "add me plz" People who get impatient if I don't reply fast enough...
    CurvyLibrarian CurvyLibrarian 22-25, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    People are sheep. They follow what they are told, whether they understand it or not. Think back to that whole "gluten is bad for you, DON'T EAT IT!" from the media. That was what...
    Aberzhulan Aberzhulan 22-25, M a week ago

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    These days iv had enough hanging around people who call each other brother and friends because iv come to realise there stabbing each other in the backs. It's all friendly and...
    NazIslam NazIslam 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    You should never compare yourself to another human being. Or if you do do so with a grain of salt because it's not gonna go well. You should never compare yourself to someone you...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Aug 20

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    I don't want any friends at all, at least from a conscious theoretical perspective. From an evolutionary perspective, I see friendship as a way to ensure survival by combining...
    Zaxel Zaxel 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I was harassed my a mob of people all because of a "misunderstanding". I was watching my brother's dog for the weekend while he was on a lil trip. I've watched him before for like...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I like to be remembered for what I do for my friends and other people. I like it because I will always have memories of people that have made me feel good, and I want the same from...
    Fretboard225 Fretboard225 18-21, M Aug 17

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    I hate poseurs, phonies, people who try to be something they're not, people who are just pathetic, talentless try-hards... I live in Beverly Hills on the Westside of Los Angeles...
    SomewhatJaded SomewhatJaded 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    Let me first say that I'm not a misanthrope, hating all of humanity - that is not the case. I simply don't relate to almost everyone. And the older I get, the more it makes me feel...
    Anon0520 Anon0520 26-30 Aug 14

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    It really bothers me when people don't give a sh*t and are intentionally unfair. I find myself becoming preoccupied with wanting to get what's fair with these people when I know...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F Aug 13

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