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I Am Stoic

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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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    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 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'm trying to be one.

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

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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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    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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    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 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'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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    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 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 2 Responses Sep 17, 2012

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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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    Before I explain the core doctrines I think it would wise to refute any misconceptions that people may have about Stoics. Stoics are not emotionless, unfeeling people and the aim...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M 5 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...
    JustApassengerinlife JustApassengerinlife 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    STOICK!!!!! WHHYYYYYY STOICK!!!! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*cries...
    Matthews14 Matthews14 70+, M 1 day ago

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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 Oct 26

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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 Oct 29

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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 2 Responses Oct 30

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    Half of my family stoically hide their feelings to a point of seeming like robots, while the other half are very expressive and emotional and couldn't hide their feelings save...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I need to chat with a girl about being a newlywed women, married to an awesome but NEGATIVE and stoic man. I don't know what to do with his pervasive negativity!!
    carolcarolcl carolcarolcl 31-35, F Nov 3

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    I spoke to my love this morning while waiting for my train as there were significant delays. At 7:15 a.m., he was so agitated. I asked him what was wrong. He went on to say how...
    lavc lavc 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    You are my Summer breezeWhispering downInto my thoughtsSoftly caressing my stoic faceChasing my emotions,My troubles my pains, awayDeparting the brutal airFlicking playfully with...
    tommiatkins tommiatkins 51-55, M Nov 9

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    Wow. A lot of people are really struggling. I've had some perspective today. I've had fibromyalgia since it was 15. I'm now 30. It basically means chronic pain syndrome...
    kathrynjane kathrynjane 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I have been with my husband for more than 5 years. His ex wife is the epitome of drama & so are his children. He & his ex divorced more than 12 years ago. The kids are all over the...
    fedupwithallofthem fedupwithallofthem 36-40, F Nov 11

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    I date women. Mom was a single mother. She dated, a lot. Has childhood matters of her own. I never grew up around a man that didnt drink, scream, hit, beat, do drugs, and im...
    ScaredButterfly75 ScaredButterfly75 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    The Good Guy What makes a man As he squirms~ What builds honesty As lies burn Bridges form Hate brews Sins ignored Pain soothes The stoicism stolen Surpass the soldier What...
    ymfas ymfas 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have personally done this for years, for so long that it's just a part of me now. After years of constant verbal and psychological, sometimes physical, abuse/bullying throughout...
    thx10050 thx10050 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I constantly 'throw in the towel', yet I keep going, I'm still here. Maybe I'm more stoic than I give myself credit for.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I wanted to describe myself but I don't know how, so instead I used a hetalian paste up thing. I'll do more. The Allies America (Alfred F. Jones) You love hamburgers (x) You...
    AlabasterFrog AlabasterFrog 13-15 2 days ago

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    I suppose I do. Life keep putting up hurdles, yet I keep on going somehow. I don't know how but I do. I'm probably more stoic than I give myself credit for.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 2 days ago

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