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    When people ask if I think the glass is half

    full or half empty, I say it depends on whether you poured the liquid into the glass or poured some out of the glass.
    Deedle81 Deedle81 18-21, F Feb 25, 2015

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    I married one year,

    after divorce. She loved me, and my son. I didn't love her. 20 years later, still married, Love her.
    Shankman55 Shankman55 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 28, 2015

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    TulipBaby TulipBaby 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    When it comes to friends

    and acquaintances, I've picked up a few snippets of wisdom to share. Instead of thinking of the whole person as good or bad when one lets you down or exceeds your expectations, think of "skillful" and "unskillful." If a friend offers an ear to hear your pain, and responds...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 6 Responses Dec 17, 2015

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    no bullshit! just be blunt!

    honestly so much more attractive than lies
    chubbycheekedchica chubbycheekedchica 13-15, F Nov 14, 2015

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    What I say is tell it how it is

    and don't beat around the bush.
    HeyStranger HeyStranger 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2015

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    Life is full of broken promises

    and shattered dreams. All you have to do is keep getting back up and keep getting better.. Just giving a heads up to the young ones*
    wildcardd wildcardd 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 26, 2015

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    To be realistic, life would suck

    if you stop dreaming and trying. Nothing wrong with trying to most of if not all your dreams come true - but you have to work for it. Can't expect it to be handed over to you.
    C00LDaddy C00LDaddy 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 20, 2015

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    I don't believe in things

    until I have proof. That includes believing what anyone says. You can talk all you want, but you need action to back up your words.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 8 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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    I like to think that I've lived a good life

    so far. I've worked pretty hard for what I do have and I continue to work even harder for what I want to become. My experiences in life have made me distinctly aware of how the world really works and because of this knowledge I tend to see things as they really are. Sometimes I...
    JadedUnicorn JadedUnicorn 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2015

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    Sometimes I think I'm becoming too negative

    when actually, I'm finally starting to see life how it is and make sense of it and it actually makes me feel better
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 30, 2015

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    RedCape RedCape 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2015

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    noelpierre53 noelpierre53 31-35, M Sep 27, 2015

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    Life is too short to wake up with regrets.

    Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. No one promised life would be easy, but it will be worth it.
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hi im new to the site.

    Im young and wild and like to have fun😘 not mention im a pageant girl, im hot af
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 22, 2015

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    I'll slap you to make you sense it.

    It won't hurt you unless you are offended. It's stings, sure but I'm not codependent. It won't be long till you regard me as defendant. Jail time never felt so sweet. I'll learn to love these walls and bare my defeat. I took the blame for your dads retreat. Don't tell me I'm too...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2

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    I refuse to believe in anything without any

    scientific evidence of its existence. I'll respect your beliefs... but I personally believe a book that's written by man doesn't prove anything. It's like me asking, "How do you not believe in Spider-Man?" Followed with, "If you studied and read his comic books, you'd know he...
    Darkslinger Darkslinger 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 4, 2015

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    I always think realistically,

    I find it the whole "Half-full, Half-empty" thing ridiculous, how about "Get a refill?!"
    AnonWesker AnonWesker 16-17 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    What's the use of getting to know people

    if you know its not going to last long anyway.
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 7 Responses May 7, 2015

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    To listen to some people on here,

    including some in my own circle, I'm worse and more offensive than ISIS or fundamentalist Muslims, or Sharia Law. I have to give it to the politically correct brigade and the Islam apologists, you've done a great job winning the hearts and minds of many Americans. They think I...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 13 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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    Today, I thought I would brave the heavy traffic

    and ride downtown to my appointment. The city is bicycle friendly, and I see people with young children in the kids seat riding these roads. I was a bit nervous at first...and with good reason. I ended up riding a bit on the roads, a lot on the sidewalks, intermingled with just...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 3 Responses Jul 22, 2015

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    ImRaven ImRaven 66-70, M 2 Responses Feb 11, 2015

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    I killed a spider tonight

    while I was trying to "rescue" it. I feel bad and sad. I think it died of fright. I'm not sure, but one second it was alive, and the next it was dead. Rather than stomp on them, I try to catch, if possible in my "spider jar," then I put them outside. One tiny spider. One...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 11 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    It's already happening.

    Call to prayer 5 times a day echoes across a town in Detroit. Demographics and culture of this country is changing to Islam little by little. Lessons from a US town with majority Muslim city council http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35030273
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 6 Responses Dec 8, 2015

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    "The pessimist complains about the wind.

    The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sails." -William Arthur Ward
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 20

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    EP mamagement.I love being here

    but so many are going to other sites since the chat was removed.Now more people sad after the blogs are gone.I have made good friends here .And I like to post here and read the post of others.So I am sticking on not sure for how long.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 8 Responses Jun 28, 2015

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    People keep saying I'm a negative person.

    But I don't think I am, I am just realistic. Life isn't full of happy endings and that's not being pessimistic it's just being real.
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Aug 26, 2015

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    God and science are mutually exclusive.

    Most people are idiots. There is no illuminati. There is only logic and reason. Faith is a bad excuse for believing. Emotions only get in the way of life. Humans are monsters. People are dying and we do nothing. North Korea is becoming a threat. The world is warming...
    Shadowknightt Shadowknightt 13-15, M 4 Responses Sep 13, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 20, 2015

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    A pessimistic person sees the glass half empty.

    An optimistic person sees the glass is half full. A realist sees that it's just half a glass.
    caterpillarwaiting caterpillarwaiting 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15, 2015

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    It may sound cynical

    but I don't like to live in a fantasy world. I prefer to keep myself grounded in the realities of the situation and not get carried away with what I want to happen. I firmly believe in preparing for the worst and hoping for the best
    Samantha0289 Samantha0289 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2015

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    I feel as though every aspect of our lives is

    being controlled in one way or another by the media or by family and friends and expectations of who we are to become straight from birth all the way up to adult life there is no escaping the paths people have laid out for us sometimes I wonder if we as humans use this guidance...
    Akaizia Akaizia 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2015

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    A local journalist called

    and asked me “ What would you do, Ajahn Brahm, if someone took a Buddhist Holy Book and flushed it down the toilet?” Without hesitation I answered “Sir, if someone took a Buddhist Holy Book and flushed it down the toilet, the first thing I would do is call a plumber...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 6 Responses Jul 27, 2015

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    I'm not here to be popular.

    Not here to be validated. I am me. respect that? cool. No? get over it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 9, 2015

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    Everyone's the protagonist of their own movie.

    The only problem with that is....you know....everyone's their own protagonist. You might think you matter a lot to people when in reality who knows. They could easily just be laughing at you behind your back
    101stairbornescreamingeagles 101stairbornescreamingeagles 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    TO ALL OF THE MEN WHO ARE SEXIST & BELIVE THAT

    US WOMEN HAVE NO RIGHTS !!! Its 2016, please bring ya *** back from 1922. Thank You >.<
    kayovele kayovele 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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    notquiteenoughyet notquiteenoughyet 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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    These gender neutral idiots

    who want a gender neutral society must have missed human biology class in school. I don't usually like to call people idiots, but the absurdity of their cause is too much for a rational mind to tolerate.
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 13 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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    A lil' something to spice up the day: Many of

    us say we admire strong people but only a handful of us dare to stand strong against the banging waves and persevere. Most of us just flow along with the waves of trends and so called 'normal lifestyles'. It seems like people nowadays don't have real images of themselves anymore...
    fuwhat fuwhat 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 19, 2015

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    Someone explain what's wrong with this: "I

    have the right to be offended." There's something very wrong with this, but I don't know what it is.
    Jinx2cherry Jinx2cherry 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 23, 2015

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    Some experiences make it easy to be a realist.

    I went to a fortune teller and it was the worst money I ever spent. I only went because my friend wanted to so badly. 1, told me she saw a lot of travelling (I have never been outside my Provence) 2, told me she saw several great loves but I won't meet the man I'll marry for...
    Onlybrandi Onlybrandi 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 17

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    Jolley2k Jolley2k 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 5, 2015

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    Brojangles Brojangles 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 17, 2015

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    I see it like it is. i say it like it is.

    LOL IT IS WHAT IT IS. i cant candy coat things. i live in the REAL lol.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 14, 2015

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