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I Am Old Enough to Know Better

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 135 People

    I Sometimes Wonder ...

    I sometimes wonder if I've learned anything ...If I look back over life experiences, and believe me at my age there are plenty to choose from, I like to track progress and see if I have actually matured and handle things any better than I did when I was younger. Mostly I seem to...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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    Well I'd Hope So...

    I saw this picture and thought is was cute!!The picture says it all. " I'm a big kid now "So true, I am old enough to know what is right and what is wrong. When I do something wrong, I should have known better. Sometimes, yes, some things are accidental, but not all the time...
    purplebutterfly14 purplebutterfly14 18-21, F Jun 27, 2011

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    , But Young Enough to Do It Anyway!

    Heehee   Got that line from my mother!
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 10, 2009

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    Too Old And Taken

    I am old enough to know that a married man is not available and you should not tell him if you have a crush on him or make suggestions that could lead to the two of you being together without others around. But now I have and I must stop what is going on in case it goes too far...
    shall13 shall13 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    I Am An Adult

    HAVING CHILDREN PUTS MAJOR EMPHASIS ON THAT WORD: ADULT... BEING AN ADULT MEANS 'DOING' WHAT U NEED TO DO, WHAT'S BEST FOR U AND, IN MY CASE, MY FAMILY CAUSE WHAT'S BEST FOR ME IS, ULTIMATELY, BEST FOR THEM. THAT MEANS LETTING GO OF THINGS THAT CAN HARM U MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F Apr 11, 2009

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    Unresolved Anger

    I am old enough to know better than to act on every impulsive idea that comes into my head but sometimes I may say something or do something that I wish I hadn't. My husband and I were with another couple and had ordered some drinks. I had finished my second vodka gimlet when we...
    knownow knownow 56-60, F Apr 10, 2009

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    Still Too Young To Care

    I wear my miniskirts in winter.  I own my own saxophone.  I wear my high heels on escalators. I date men too old, women too young, and boys too committed.  I eat my lamb pink in the middle and I dance alone in the lobby of restaurants.  I go out without a scarf, and I walk...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F 16 Responses May 26, 2011

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    And I Do Know Better... But...

    But there's something unmistakingly mischievous and exciting about doing stuff against knowing better. Sometimes there's regrets afterwards, of course, with an accompanying sigh of "damn, I KNEW this was gonna happen". But sometimes there's just a giddy feeling and a silly, broad...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 51-55, M 18 Responses May 15, 2011

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    No Reruns For Me

    Reruns of old mistakes that is.  The one valuable lesson I've learned is this:  Never jump  back into the same skillet.  You'll get burned worse, the second time around. 
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 4 Responses May 18, 2010

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    I may be young compared to other people, but I hate when people tell me that I don't know some things- like I couldn't possibly know what "love" is, or what my view is on some...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    Had a couple folks say they don't feel they know me as well as they'd like, this might help a little bit .. • 1. What's your favorite candle scent? Have a vanilla coffee bean...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    while I am not old i guess the reality is i am getting old enough to be considered older by some women, even old enough to be the parent of some of them. I guess I have to accept...
    Vawreck Vawreck 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Something funny maybe? 'She was late to everything, even her own funeral' or 'Here lies an atheist- all dressed up and nowhere to go'. Or something morbid, like 'think of me as...
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F Mar 7

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    They think they know better.Everything will go on the same even if we are not around.Someone may have other ideas of what you think as good or better.So do not impose your ideas of...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    Since 13. They asked how old is you. Me said external or internal. Lol. But now. Two mentors Over eighty. And i feel we are triplets. Plus both are hard to...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 20 mins ago

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    I'm glad this happened so that I could tell people This had occurred. I really don't want you to take this out on every guy in the Army that this happened but that what career he...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 10

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    Many people, obviously the whole world, wanted to be a better person for themselves. However, there are many who didn't make it. Some of them made it and prove themselves to be a...
    Megumi07 Megumi07 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I’m at a crossroads. I have been with my husband for 10 years; married for half of that time. We had years of bliss. We met in college and grew together. We loved each other...
    lostinthemountains lostinthemountains 26-30, F a week ago

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    I'm the type of person who rather bottle stuff up then deal with it at the time or talk to ppl about things bc i dont like ppl knowing my business plus when i get into my feelings...
    ashleynichole25 ashleynichole25 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I used to be really friendly and could get along with anyone. And I really mean everyone, from the cool kids to the nerds to the outcasts. Nearly everyone in my batch I could greet...
    RojakBlood RojakBlood 18-21, F Mar 6

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I haven't been feeling well for the past 2 years. As a kid I invisioned myself to be somebody by this age. Nothing ever works out as I want it to. Maybe it's because I'm not...
    2scared2login 2scared2login 18-21, M Mar 9

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    My Fitty Things... • 1. What's your favorite candle scent? fresh linen/lilac • 2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister? none... i'm not really into celebrities...
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 15

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    Where to start? I'm so much happier thn I've been in months and so much has changed. Firstly I decided to quit my job and now I'll be starting a new one on one week with a $7k...
    neurokitty99 neurokitty99 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm not good enough for anybody, I never am. There's always someone better to be with instead of me. I don't deserve anyone. I'm not good enough for my friends, the guy I love, my...
    greyxskies greyxskies 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 2

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    Same Place Different With Faces. I have always felt older in my time. Even being a young 21 and the youngest of my four brothers I have always felt miles ahead of those around me...
    Lugelogistics93 Lugelogistics93 18-21, M Mar 4

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    In fact, the more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. I only speak one language reasonably well, with a basic grasp of two more and novelty phrases in perhaps a half dozen...
    LysistratasWeakness2 LysistratasWeakness2 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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    • 1. What's your favorite candle scent? Tahitian vanilla • 2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister? Cameron Diaz would be fun. • 3. What male celebrity do...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    Where to start... Well its 2 am and I am wide awake, TV blurring in the background and I am well... Sitting. Wondering I guess. About the future. About the now. About randomness...
    Qwert143 Qwert143 22-25 7 hrs ago

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    What loving yourself feels like: - Amazing enough to buy tickets to travel, because you do deserve a break from very hard work - dress up the way you feel most like yourself...
    BlueSkysAreCold BlueSkysAreCold 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I spend four years of my life with the mental health services in the uk and I could have even given more years but I decided to engage myself from the services after they...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I spent an hour and a half with an 82 year old lady in the small confines of a tiny square fire lobby. It was one of those life happenings that just kind of happen. She fell down...
    Blondiex15 Blondiex15 36-40, F 19 Responses Mar 14

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    I have been raped when I was young. When I was young I was molested by my brother and my cousin. My brother molested me for 7 years. My sister found out and she threatened me to...
    jess16argueta jess16argueta 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    Good manners make a full man. They are very essential for human civilization. Without good manners, man is like a purse without money, though it is very attractive from outside...
    malak87 malak87 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    This year will be our tenth wedding anniversary, fourteenth year together. My husband recently told me that he wants to see other people, that he's unhappy with his life, and that...
    Baralinel Baralinel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I feel a change Coming. I feel that the Lord is calling me in a direction that i have not considered going in yet. I am currently Studying to earn a bachelors of science in early...
    seekingjoy88 seekingjoy88 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    so last night I went to see my two closest friends I haven't seen in years. I was worried. one of them knew that I was gay but the other didn't. but this wasn't bothering me that...
    Mleader1 Mleader1 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    ...Him. I want to go back to being in denial! Here's some BG info 1st (please don't judge) I am 19, graduated from highschool as an honour student and am currently attending uni...
    Alienatic Alienatic 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    it's so frustrating to know that he'll never want me bc he deserves someone better than me, prettier. it's not than I am not good or pretty... it's that I am not good enough.
    faithtobehappy faithtobehappy 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    And i'm not even that old. i just turned 32 last month and it's not even important anymore. Before I know it I'll be 42 and i don't think i would have accomplished anything...
    lonelyraven83 lonelyraven83 31-35, F Mar 8

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    I need a outsiders point of view on my current problem. My ex gf is a foreigner, she is here with her student visa but isn't going to school since she came here and instead she has...
    LifeSuxorz LifeSuxorz 26-30 Mar 6

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