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I Am Stoic

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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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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...
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    It's how society wants things to be. Remaining stoic and pretending all is good and avoiding 'negativity', that's the why they like it, even if you're not okay. :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My defense mechanism is brattiness. I have a quote on my FB saying "sweet as sugar, hard as ice, hurt me once, i'll kill you twice". However- anyone who has ever hurt me usually...
    Socalsunset Socalsunset 22-25, F Apr 2

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    Depending on which layer you find yourself witnessing of myself, this may or may not come as a surprise. On the surface, I'm a stoic. I tend to act the part of the cheerful ditz...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M Apr 12

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    Stoicism is my goal.......
    TheOriginalDarkHorse TheOriginalDarkHorse 18-21, F Apr 17

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    I guess, I agree with one stereotype about women. "Women love jerks." Even so, there are many types of jerks. Next to the lazy dreamer, The Cynic is my favorite. I am drawn to...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Letters To a Sailor.... April showers in the window, there's flooding in my head. May flowers on the sunrise, September's on my bed. Birthday cards from strangers. Books of...
    lovelyss lovelyss 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    For those mismatched ones "Uninvited" Like anyone would be I am flattered by your fascination with me Like any hot-blooded woman I have simply wanted an object to crave But...
    graciousindifference29 graciousindifference29 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Note here that I will always type "Cynic" with a capital "C." That's because there is a difference between a Cynic and someone who is merely cynical. That's right; technically...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I'm not sure I "have" this, but I'll just describe my experiences and hope that someone gives me advice. When I was a kid, I'd have these episodes. I felt like I was as small as...
    phoebegolde phoebegolde 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Every day, I've been struggling, I hold out hope for a better tomorrow, and I try my best to make other's happy, I try to live a life without strife, drama, or reckless abandon. I...
    Edg3Runn3r Edg3Runn3r 26-30, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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