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I Am Sometimes Selfish

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    Selflessness?

    I have been contemplating this recently. I am selfish because I seek what is good for me. I think the problem is when selfishness excludes considering the desires and feelings of others. Being completely selfless is nigh impossible.
    learntocook learntocook 18-21 1 Response Aug 20, 2010

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    Almost have to be to have proof

    that i am cherished.
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 25

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    I have a crush on my best friend to a degree

    where I believe that he should be all mine, I want him all to myself, I don't anyone else to be able to talk to him, or look at him, or think about him, or touch him. I want him all for myself, just as a friend or more, but nothing less. ... I don't know, im weird.
    Blissfulkissofdeath Blissfulkissofdeath 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    Like The Other Night....

    I was in the mood.  He was alseep.  I did all the nice things to try to get him to wake up.  He was O.U.T.  OUT!!!  I rolled over...frustrated and finally found sleep some 45 or so minutes later.  Around 2...2:30ish....he was waking me up!  YAY...
    ChristineJones ChristineJones 31-35, F Jun 5, 2010

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    I feel like sometimes I just talk about myself

    too much, and complain about things that I shouldn't be because people in this world have it way worse. I want to be selfless and be there for people, I want to hear them. Actually hear them, and try my best way to help out. I don't want to be blinded by my own carelessness. I...
    distanceandspace distanceandspace 18-21, F Jan 28

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    I Shouldn't Be But I Am

    There are days when we talk all day and I soak her all in and I still want more..... Even down to the last minute, I try to stall the goodbyes..... But when she is gone, I still want more... It is selfishness or love? When I get time to call or IM her, I sometimes expect to be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 31, 2010

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    Not Only Sometimes

    I WANT ALL.......... See, so please know it and remember it.. :c
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 6, 2013

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    It's okay to be selfish sometimes.

    We are all only human and that means that we have faults. Acknowledge it, deal with it and move on. Besides, a little selfishness keeps us sane. The one is just as important as the many.
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Party upstairs. Everyone is celebrating a

    roommate's baptism or something. If they don't hurry up and start eating, I'm going to steal the spinach dip. I have no patience right now. I want that dip. All of it. I don't care who was baptized, that's da mn good dip.
    Anonomdeplume Anonomdeplume 18-21, F Jun 28

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    Related Experiences

    I am repulsed by them. I have encountered many and our personalities don't mesh. I try to tolerate them but sometimes I feel we speak in different language and live in a different...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    People like myself need to be encouraged to put her own needs first and to find a relationship that reciprocates. I have been way, way too selfless. A traumatic pattern of being a...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 19 hrs ago

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    Selfish, and Very Proud! Of course I'm selfish. Everyone is selfish if you really think about it, I'm just going to be upfront honest with you about the fact that I'm selfish and...
    FR3DR1CKA FR3DR1CKA 16-17, F Jun 28

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    I admit it. Sometimes it's a good thing to be selfish, I mean you have to put yourself first, right? But I'm too selfish, it's horrible. It's like the only people I deeply care...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Here's a little something I found on the huffington post a while ago. It's the top ten most annoying things parents say (and they tell us WE'RE the disrespectful ones). Give...
    GraceJediHeart GraceJediHeart 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    There is one beauty about selfish. But is perhaps also the ugly part about it. Selfish dont ever need to explain, reason or justify anything. The only part maybe selfish...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jul 5

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    people call me selfish because i gonna leave my familly i just know i will feel worse if i stay, does that make me selfish? its my life, so if people think iam selfish so what?
    jojo12380 jojo12380 18-21, M Jul 12

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    Honestly, people can be so dumb sometimes.
    GemmaWeasley GemmaWeasley 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I made myself not trust women again. Before all of my romantic encounters were with whomever. Then I got married and that was also quite ordinary. But after I came to Afghanistan...
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M Jul 6

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    I'm trying to learn this art that so many around me practice daily with no sweat off their brows...I envy them and I too wish to be selfish... These people are happier then me and...
    ADRASTEIA ADRASTEIA 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Nothing to do with selfishness but lack of energy and power to do things or be there for others.Depression is a b**ch.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 16

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    We all can be selfish to an extent, but Jesus Christ I can't stand people who are completely preoccupied with themselves. There's more to life than your ******* problems...
    Plutonianbabe Plutonianbabe 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm selfish today. I have done two bad thing in the morning. I hate myself. How could I do this again and again. I'm tired of this life.
    Farrukhkhan Farrukhkhan 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Don't even approach me if your selfish. I've given up on people who only have themselves on mind... Ugh
    Britt199b Britt199b 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    It's hard to say what life is all about any more. I've just started my MSc. in Mechanical Engineering and sometimes wonder if I made the right choices. Of course everyone has a...
    RedScythe RedScythe 22-25, M Jul 14

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    Racing thoughts make me grrr sometimes!! Lol But seriously, bipolar causes fast racing thoughts that sometimes makes it hard to talk out loud. Maybe that sounds like craziness...
    PinkUnicorn26 PinkUnicorn26 26-30, F Jun 25

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    I hate being pretty.anyways I have good looks I hate it.everyone says I'm pretty but in think I'm ugly.everybody likes me and asks me out but I need to say no to a lot of them and...
    cchristinaa cchristinaa 13-15, F Jun 25

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    Sometimes I just like to be alone... I used to be much more of an introvert. Now I can hang out in big groups. Meet new people, etc. But sometimes, it's just too much. I just need...
    NNDY416 NNDY416 31-35, M Jun 28

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    The thoughts they creep in without me even knowing sometimes, they hit me so hard it takes my breath away. Some thoughts i have visions with and the visions can feel like i am...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jun 29

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    Sometimes being in a open marriage can make you crazy. We both at some point live different life's and talk to other people but we have to remind them and are selfs that we are not...
    karienight karienight 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I feel stupid more than I should. People consider me that way and it's not fair. I'm a little ditzy sometimes? NOT because I am a blonde. It really hurts my feelings When I say...
    huntersmiles14 huntersmiles14 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    This was a fun experience. After months of work, this afternoon, we were finally ready to test the new water line. Not just your typical line .... this was a 2" inch line. (For...
    MaskedRascal MaskedRascal 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    i use to be just a shy, and quite girl but sometimes i refuse to want to talk to people at all. i hate this other side of me sometimes, so i try my best to not be any antisocial...
    Saya4ever Saya4ever 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Yeah....I'm the person at dances that is watching people dance from a wall (aka: a wallflower). People love to tease me and say that I can't dance so I lean on wall but that's not...
    Iamatitan01 Iamatitan01 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Idk why but I love guys that can be tough but can also show their emotional and sensitive side. Even thought that's rare and most are scared about being judge by their friends. I...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F a week ago

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    I feel like I've been through so much and go through so much each day. Sometimes it's so much I do not bother sharing or talking about because - for me talking has never solved any...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I can't wait I just have to get off at work sometimes
    Byates23 Byates23 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I could not able to understand myself sometimes. When everything is going good around me, I feel really bad. When the world cries for its own grievance, I feel calm, cool and...
    Brainy123 Brainy123 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    I Go There All The Time - Sometimes? I go there all the time to escape the trauma in my life. It helps inspire my writing as well.
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Jun 25

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    sometimes it happens to me...i just find myself alone and deserted like no one here understand me or my heart just start sinking of no reason!
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    It is good to sometimes let go and not try to be "normal", plus it's really fun as well. It's especially good when I'm at work because it helps me get through the day and it makes...
    christid309 christid309 22-25, M Jun 25

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    Cuz sometimes the good times just passed in a blink of an eye
    LilyGlass LilyGlass 13-15, F Jun 25

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    i am born as a male. i don't like my my body. sometimes i disgust it. i don't know why i feel that way.. but i feel comfortable with any gender socially. i cant understand my self...
    leftaalone leftaalone 22-25 1 Response Jun 25

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    And I am not proud of it. It's rare and it subsides just as easily but I know that I let it out and sometimes it's not a pretty picture. I try to keep it under control as much as...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    Life can sometimes be unfair. I think what we do in these times is what strengthens us as human beings. On numerous occasions I have felt like when X has happened then all is lost...
    Shiznitone Shiznitone 18-21, M Jun 26

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    I get in very self destructive moods sometimes. I want to binge eat, or buy a pack of cigarettes, or be mean to people that care about me. But somehow it's so great. I feel...
    jadecurtis11 jadecurtis11 18-21, F Jun 26

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    Sometimes I feel like I'm drifting in a sea of conscious unconsciousness.... A living dream...
    DomiieDiisaster DomiieDiisaster 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    I feel like screaming! Just to get the anger out. I love my life but sometimes...there's a small rage inside that wants to grow into a volcano. Just angry at everything. Right now...
    ADifferentRoad ADifferentRoad 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Like REAl awkward sometimes...
    NotYourGirl NotYourGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27