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I Am Stoic

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    Epin Epin 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 16

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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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I was always close to my brother when we were growing up. When we grew up and moved into our own lives, I lost contact with him for a few years. Then I signed up on Facebook and we...
    Baralinel Baralinel 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    This Saturday just gone! I was at my very first proper wedding and I can say, although I'm a stoic, that was the best time of my life and still felt like it could of been better...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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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 Jul 23

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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 Jul 26

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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...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M Jul 28

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    I'm one of those people who say they hate.. well, 'people'. While I don't know about the rest of the crowd, I know I often say it with conviction - I hate people. Maybe it's...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 29

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    This guy I can describe with one word like me, Stoic.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Jul 30

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    Stoic If you had to describe yourself in a word, what would it be?
    jb1663 jb1663 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Wife & I were good. Our relationship was incredible, we fed off of one another without crowding each other out. Then somewhere along the way she got comfortable enough with me to...
    BlandSpaghetti BlandSpaghetti 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    I realize that I observe things but I don't 'see' them. Observing requires a level of clinical mentality, and this has made me detached from the reality around me. I have always...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    In my first "experience" I told you that you and I are different. This experience will just be peeling back one of the layers so you can see in more detail. I was diagnosed with...
    AshTheShade AshTheShade 31-35, M Aug 10

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    God's delicate balance in life: So beautiful is God's creation that He has incorporated a delicate, fine and functional balance in nature, which occurs seemingly magically and...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Are there even any humans in the world today? I have always thought it is empathy that makes people humane, relating to each other; an inherent trait, as we as homo-sapiens are...
    Skullix Skullix 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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