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I Am Stoic

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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'm trying to be one.

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

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

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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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    doesnt mean I have to give myself grades at

    trying to be one or not trying to be one
    sirpercival sirpercival 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 4

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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 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 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 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 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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    My eyes are going. My restraint stays. But anxiety warps vision. Yet me sees homeless here. Sad but stoic and peer loyal. But am new. And dont want tested or milked...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Changes- Twilight of the westI watch with wide-eyed wonder, the Buddha's stoic stareAs he gazes out serenely, without spirit left to careThe gold-haired thin ascetic's head is...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Memory recalls Magnifying Unraveling Heart disconnects Mind seeks Soul questions The journey of life Let they say it to be mediocre Not listening Letting none Been and done and...
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F a week ago

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    ...that's right, that's what you have to do. When it hurts you let it hurt, you acknowledge the pain, you feel the anguish, and then no matter the situation you deal with it as a...
    TheSundanceGal TheSundanceGal 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I've got to let go... I've got to put distance Between me and you, Or else be overwhelmed by your emotions And, paralyzed, be unable to help me or you. Being an empath is a...
    LadyTigeress76 LadyTigeress76 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I've got to let go... I've got to put distance Between me and you, Or else be overwhelmed by your emotions And, paralyzed, be unable to help me or you. Being an empath is a...
    LadyTigeress76 LadyTigeress76 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Terror on Extension 29 Fifteen - Bonnie Duke Still a little shaken, I returned to work on Monday. Chrissie was still out with the whatever-she-had (flu) and Ellen Brody was...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    Growing up, I didn't see color. My mother and father raised my sister and I in predominantly white neighborhoods and although there were a handful of black children, my friends...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    I feel like I'm going to explode. There's so much churning underneath the surface, I just can't handle it! I'm emotionally unstable, and lacking greatly. Most of the emotions I'm...
    BlackSunCrimsonFyre BlackSunCrimsonFyre 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 7

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