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I Am Stoic

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    I'm trying to be one.

    That sounds so peaceful.
    gomezonfire gomezonfire 22-25, F Aug 24, 2014

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    A Stoic Woobie. Straight from tvtropes: These

    characters need a hug. Badly. But don't expect them to ask for one. A sub trope of the stoic, unlike other Woobie characters, they won't cry, angst, or outwardly show how much they're suffering (internally is another story). They don't want your pity and in a number of cases...
    LonelyRollingStar LonelyRollingStar 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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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 1 Response Sep 17, 2012

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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, 2014

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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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    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 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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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 18-21, M Jun 5, 2007

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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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    doesnt mean I have to give myself grades at

    trying to be one or not trying to be one
    sirpercival sirpercival 46-50, M Mar 4

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    at least im trying to adopt my thinking

    and prespectives to the stoic way its not easy at all
    sirpercival sirpercival 46-50, M Feb 7

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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, 2014

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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 5 Responses Aug 6, 2008

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    I have lived with a man for 11 years and only now do I see he was suffering from mild depression and anxiety for a good portion of it. He has always been a very stoic person who...
    marydd marydd 31-35, F 1 Response May 2

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    lol i kept dreaming about me dying.. lol its funny how a guy hammered me in the head and when i was trying to crawl away, he stabbed me a lot and i was left alone on the floor...
    CursedRaven CursedRaven 16-17, F 4 Responses May 2

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    Beauty in the darkness Does a tear ever fall out of line, when holding a future memory? Stoically hidden from the author who created the imagery. The past had carried every...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 1 Response May 9

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    What is it like to have to keep your emotions inside? Bottled up and remain stoic no matter how you feel. It is pure hell! A hell that can't be measured in words. I am amazed...
    curiosi curiosi 51-55, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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