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I Am Stoic

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    I Am a Stoic Because I Am a Man!

    I am a Stoic because I am a MAN! http://classics.mit.edu//Antoninus/meditations.html
    jasballz jasballz 19-21, M Jun 5, 2007

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    I Don't Feel For Your Ego

    The greatest problem with mankind is and will always be the Ego of man. Now the quickest way you make enemies is to hurt the Ego of some moron thinking him/herself to be oh so wise, which in reality they are not, it is just all for the ATTENTION SEEKING SHOW you see, acting they...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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    I am stoic and overly strong to the point

    that my family and friends get mad at me. And others who aren't as strong as me **** me off. I need to often remind myself that there life's different and that everyone has different levels of strength but sometimes it just makes me disgusted with the pettiness and whininess.
    LaceyTerra LaceyTerra 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Epin Epin 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    In the Classic Not the Modern Sense

    To borrow from wikipedia: "The idea was to be free of suffering through apatheia (απαθεια) (Greek) or apathy, where apathy was understood in the ancient sense — being objective or having "clear judgment" — rather...
    Ariella Ariella 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    I'd Break Down If I Let Everything Out

    i've got so much **** stuffed down that i don't even know what would come out if i opened up. that's why i just don't--i'm a little scared of what i'd find. i know i'm depressed. i know i've got things that i refuse to deal with that are lurking all the time. it's not so much...
    lifewater124 lifewater124 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2007

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    I am unless I'm really close to someone

    and the moment is relaxed. My stoicism is a real problem for people who don't know me well.
    khewster khewster 36-40, F Sep 24

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    It Is a Rough Life

    I only say that being stoic is rough because non-stoics dont understand my demeanor.  "Are you mad?", "You look p*ssed" are the kind of responses I get on a daily basis. Just because I do not wear my emotions on my sleeve does not mean that I am mad. ...
    wikkedirish wikkedirish 31-35, M 6 Responses Aug 6, 2008

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    I Think So....

    When I think about how hard things are and how empty my life feels, at least I can take pride in the fact that I am a strong and stoic person. I never feel strong but I must be to still be fighting on and going into work each day. Even if my heart feels crushed and I am doubting...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2011

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    I Try

    Things sometimes cut me so deeply. Life has occasionally dealt me some ****** cards. But I try to remain calm, or at least keep a semblance of calm. Not only for my family, but for myself. It's not really suppression...It's more along the lines of acceptance. Sure, I hurt...
    dollofdust dollofdust 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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    I Wanna Know...can U Help Me

    i wanna know what exactly does someone whose stoic belive?, an help me understand (im readin on a bunch of religions and this one caught my atention)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 17, 2012

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    I'm trying to be one.

    That sounds so peaceful.
    gomezonfire gomezonfire 22-25, F Aug 24

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    Gaining wisdom every day.

    Thank you everyone for your continual support. It means so much to me that there are people who care about me, my future, and my happiness. So many of you have found me, taken me under your wing, held me, and love me. We may not be able to understand each other completely, but...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    JustApassengerinlife JustApassengerinlife 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I was a kid, I got a spanking by one of my favorite teachers. I had known this teacher since I started high school and she knew that I was a good kid at heart. But, my junior...
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    When I was a kid, I got a spanking by one of my favorite teachers. I had known this teacher since I started high school and she knew that I was a good kid at heart. But, my junior...
    JustApassengerinlife JustApassengerinlife 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The stars seem to speak their language in a series of illuminated patterns. A general emotion pulsates from their collectivity. In a way, those blue spheres are stoic extensions of...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    I don't fear death because I do not believe in afterlife. I DO think I will cease to exist after death - and to me that means there's nothing about it to fear. There will be no...
    losyanya losyanya 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    Every night You wrote another line With a bloody, broken, bottle And every day You wish it away Why don't you pull the pin On that grenade You cuddle I wanted to believe Bodies...
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    I realize that I have codependency issues in my relationships. For those that don't know what codependency is, it is something very hard to deal with. It's not trusting people for...
    WillOTreeBee WillOTreeBee 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 11

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    Germaine Greer Vs a Russian Grandfather. - No Contest “Women have very little idea of how much men hate them” - Germaine Greer. One of the most vivid memories from my...
    lanavor22 lanavor22 31-35, F Oct 13

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    Blue; they say that it is the color of intelligence correct? Also the color of stoicism. This definitely is the aura that is me. I'm blue almost all the time. I don't mean in terms...
    InvolutionWolf InvolutionWolf 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    I feel very embarrassed when someone calls me intelligent, creative, amazing... I have passion for what I love and that's it! I love math and science and I love MIT, Caltech, and...
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    He was the best roomate I ever had. We worked together a lot and shared stories about our cultures. He had a rich history and he'd tell about his life and how culture in africa was...
    FreezerDog1 FreezerDog1 18-21, M Oct 15

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    I've had this dream twice, and one night after another. Ive told my mom about it and it turns out that shes had dreams similar to mine except in one of them i wasnt there and it...
    Zorriah97 Zorriah97 16-17, F Oct 23

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    You Always Attend to Your Emotions You find it almost impossible to express your emotions. You keep your feelings bottled up inside. You balance heart and head when conducting...
    AtheistsForJesus AtheistsForJesus 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    And I have come to realize that it is a blessing. I don't want to be like most people in the first world who create their own problems or imagine ones into existence. I have become...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've known that I'm an empath for some time now. Maybe 5 years or so. I've very recently discovered the Empath subreddit on reddit. I was very discouraged by the lack of activity...
    jakobiwan jakobiwan 41-45, M 15 hrs ago

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