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I Am a Skeptic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 223 People

    "If enough people are told a well constructed

    lie often enough, it becomes truth." -Adolf Hitler
    Mirmulnir Mirmulnir 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    Even Though I'm Very Openminded

    I enjoy the paranormal very much. But when something out of the ordinary happens to me, I question it and look for possible alternatives. On the flip side, if someone says something like "it was just the wind", I want to believe differently. But I am a skeptic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 5, 2009

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    I Am Skeptic

    I am a skeptic. What does that mean to me? It means that I don't simply accept things in general. I question them, I challenge things people simple accept because everyone seems to accept them. I am not cynic, I am generally very optimistic, it is not people so much I challenge...
    BittenDog BittenDog 46-50, M 6 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    Self-deceit

    It's natural to me to question everything and not just accept something blindly. Self-deceit has never been my style and I don't see it being something of interest any time soon, unless it's to understand why people find value in it. I'm a skeptic and I wouldn't have it any other...
    Knabble Knabble 18-21, F Oct 2, 2011

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    Some Faith Preserves Relationships

    I have made a new close friend. But my experience in life tells me that this could turn on me at any moment. I just had some very close and trusted friends turn on me this past year. I didn't see it coming. I was shocked by it. This, after a year of getting to know them. I...
    lisa36 lisa36 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    Not For Long

    Right now I am still what I've been for a long time. Call it "realist" or skeptic or whatever. Main point - I don't always loot at the glass half-full. I don't expect the worst either, but I let all the possible outcomes in my head. Now, I know that reality is...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2008

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    I think what contributed to my skepticism is

    that i grew up around a lot of people who liked to play jokes and so for a lot of things, you couldn't take them seriously. It doesn't control my life though, i was taught to question everything anyways.
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Skepticism Saved Me

    I grew up in a somewhat Christian modeled household; even though we didnt go to church religiously (no pun intended), my mother's father was the pastor of a small church in Pennsylvania. A good man, from what I remember, a true bible thumper though. Lived in a small one room...
    hemphappy hemphappy 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    My Skeptical Journey

    I am indeed a skeptic, but that word may mean something different to me than it does to you, so let me share what it means to me:A modern skeptic is NOT, as some think, a person who reflexively disbelieves EVERYTHING.A modern skeptic is someone who approaches claims - especially...
    RSLancastr RSLancastr 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    Skeptic Magazine, Anyone?

    I believe in so little I subscribe to skeptic magazine...
    indigofem1 indigofem1 46-50, F Feb 15, 2013

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    Tomatoes

    You say you're a skeptic but, frankly, I doubt it. For my part, I say I am a sceptic but it's clear that you are reluctant to accept this.  There is but one solution: let's call the whole thing off.
    GarciaMarquez GarciaMarquez 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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    Judgement? Yes, I am a skeptic.

    It is a personal ethic to test everything out. It is the work of so reasoning mind. I could never truly accept something on face value without having doubts, we all do it. We are all Thomases. It is a mark of modern education to test out things, it is a scientific response to...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    A healthy one at that,

    I'd like to think, but that requires further investigation.
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M Jul 2

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    Question Everything

    I am a Skeptic. When my parents were teaching the lessons of life, I clearly remember them saying Question, anything you are unsure of, and then make your own decision. I'm an skeptical about some thing and not about others. Like i believe in Unicorns but I am very skeptical...
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M Feb 10, 2011

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    Not Such A Bad Thing

    I think as long as one is able to maintain a sense of reason about it and can concede to proof when presented, then being skeptical can sort of be a good thing.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 7, 2011

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    Accupuncture, Holistic Medicine, Etc.

    I was just reading a story from a person that had been diagnosed with a pretty serious illness and someone responded with a suggestion to try some holistic "therapies," including acupuncture or acupressure. I didn't want to respond in the actual story because I'm sure the person...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    I am. I question the validity of this statement in regards to so many others who do not appear to be openly skeptical, and yet still claim the title. I don't think such a large...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    Or more likely I am skeptical about people knowing how to love.They always mistake feelings,then want you like a spoil kid wants a toy and after they get bored and further more...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    Because they tell me things that are actually not true and the truth (evidence)is in my hands. So don't tell me that I'm awesome or whatever. Because what i really see is u...
    Rianxax Rianxax 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    The Mayor and City Council tend to be the community’s key choice makers. They center on: the provision and performance of primary products and services; their district&rsquo...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Luminaria is San Antonio's annual celebration of art and artists. Held in March and overseen by San Antonio's Innovative leaders, it is actually free of charge and showcases all...
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    I'm currently in my first Lesbian relationship. My gf can be so sweet and charming at times but yet I always end up catching her with her hands in the cookie jar 😣.. Basically...
    Roq77 Roq77 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    I was skeptical about the existence of soulmates, but now there is a reason why I am starting to change my mind.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 29

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    Hopeful Romantics (Part 1) I am not a Hopeless Romantic, I am a Hopeful Romantic, more so, in fact, I am a Living Romantic, in Love, with Love, in True Love, with a True Lover, a...
    AaronLA AaronLA 31-35, M Oct 30

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    A couple of years ago I was struggling with a severe bout of depression, and decided to start making an effort to be positive. I did this by writing down every nice little thing...
    AJM95W AJM95W 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    It all started when I got a job at McDonald's on feb 22 2014. I immediately had a crush on this guy named Oscar. Keep in mind I am 17 and he is 16. I liked him from day one...
    Alliforevers Alliforevers 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 2

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    OCTOPUS SALAD (INSALATA DI POLPO) Here's a dish I'm sure most of you have never had (unless you're Italian)). My mother-in law used to make this salad every Christmas, but the...
    BadPam BadPam 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    i wish i researched more into this. i was naive and rushed into it. i love learning about other peoples lifestyles and got interested in prison life. i found out you can write to...
    sophiejon sophiejon 18-21 1 Response Nov 3

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    The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 4

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    The future is disappearing: How humanity is falling short of its grand technological promise by The Koyal Group Info Mag What I find most interesting about typical visions of the...
    jadeinnbachmeier jadeinnbachmeier 22-25, F Nov 4

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    ******************************** THE UNIVERSE ********************************* First I want to thank those Christians who sincerely wish to better understand the universe they...
    PYWACKET PYWACKET 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    This isn't a normal "he broke my heart" story. You'll see what I mean in a moment. Right after I turned 13, one of my friends on a website I loved told me he liked me. Since I...
    kassilikescookies kassilikescookies 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    I'm always skeptical toward anything I might encounter. I step back, move away. Somehow I disbelieve. And, as that one thing still echoes in my mind, I've turned, and I'm looking...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Nov 6

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    I don't believe everything happens for a reason. There is so much in each of our perceived little realities that simply cannot be predicted. Horrible things happen where fault...
    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    I might warning individuals that ALL Medical professionals downplay the discomfort once the surgery. The xanex I was delivered was inadequate that can help me rest the moment I...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    There is this one woman that I am connected to At first I thought she was another stooge Turns out my thoughts were fools An intellectual like I am, I'll be grateful for I...
    FinalSoldier FinalSoldier 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    Day 6: Reset. If I've learned anything thus far, it's that people actually seem to care about me and connect with me because I gathered the courage to be vulnerable. I'm open to...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 10

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    Shelton22lv Shelton22lv 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    Hard to say. Do bipolars recover. Am i still decent Or going jerk. Full of rage. Selective of who i help. Verbally retaliatory. Hope meetings help. But...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 11

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    And another one bites the dust. I'm getting to the point where I don't take most people seriously for a while on here... get past a month... then maybe. Even that.... still going...
    wintershawl wintershawl 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I need say thanks on your Face + Body Lotion, This lotion is the one lotion that is okay on my son's face. Other manufacturers (I check out all makes on the market), make my son...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    I've seen several posts about EP admin trying to clean this place up. Heck, I even got a couple of messages from Allie saying that a couple of my stories need to come down because...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    I often feel like I have no one. I am trying to make it on my own which is a good feeling to have and something to be proud of. I don't really lean on anyone and that can be...
    cowboyspikespeigal cowboyspikespeigal 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 16

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    From a few years ago.... Rome and Perspective I did not want to come on this trip. I really did not want to spend time with a senior customer alone at a foreign headquarters...
    AwakeYetDreaming AwakeYetDreaming 36-40, M Nov 16

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    Well now, I officially can say I have a boyfriend. He is a nice sweet guy who makes me feel good inside when I am talking to him, it's hard to explain the feelings I feel when I am...
    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 18

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    Ever since I was a young girl I can recall being a worrier (Yes you read that right...although I was a Warrior one year for halloween lol) It has always been this way for me. I...
    Refugeblue83 Refugeblue83 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I met this guy.... He says he's a chattered accountant. We go for sushi, it's wonderful. He has a nice car, Gucci shoes, expensive shirt, etc. We go to his condo, and it's clean...
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 19

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