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I Am Stoic

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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 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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    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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    Epin Epin 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 16

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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 2 Responses Aug 9, 2011

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    Very little bothers me.

    If I lose my cool then it's probably love.
    Libert1ne Libert1ne 26-30, F Jul 10

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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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    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, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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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'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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    "No man is free who is not master of himself."
    Arcadeus Arcadeus 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I think alot. Some say too much, and they tell me to be careful not to read too much. I tell them, dont worry, i know, I will stay critical. I dont know if they are scared of...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Senior Spank Day! In my last week at school, not long before graduation, it was Senior Prank Day. This is an old but totally unofficial tradition where 12th graders have once last...
    Tina303 Tina303 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Senior Spank Day! In my last week at school, not long before graduation, it was Senior Prank Day. This is an old but totally unofficial tradition where 12th graders have once last...
    Tina303 Tina303 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    My story as briefly as I can is as follows. I grew up in the 70ies with an emotionally distant dad and overemotional mother, I remember being quite blissful up until I started in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 8

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    You know how when my heart was broken and didn't want to pick up the pieces? Well soon I picked them up, but the hurt and pain was still present. I was just a shell of a man. No...
    LuckyGuy001 LuckyGuy001 13-15, M Jul 13

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    Once long ago in a galaxy far away,when Fred Flintstone still rolled down the dinosaurs tail,I dropped into my Moms place to check in. She was watching my young neice,Moira,and...
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 17

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    Religious **** Taoism **** happens. Buddhism If **** happens, it's not really ****. Islam If **** happens, it's the will of Allah. Protestantism **** happens because...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F Jul 18

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    My time in chemistry has left me with a heightened sense of truth. Working hundreds of redox, mass-stoichiometry, gas-law, and other various equations leaves me with the proud...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Truly intelligent people.. Arrogance and a posh splash of curt sarcasm doesn't mean intelligence. It shows a good deal of cleverness which can be appreciated and some pseudo pride...
    FlamingoFetus FlamingoFetus 13-15 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    It reeks, suddenly, of an unknown stench. I can't place it, so I rapidly go through my memories.. in a failing attempt to make it familiar. What is it? I ask myself. Does it...
    pretender1326 pretender1326 26-30, M 20 hrs ago

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