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I Am Trying to Grow As a Person

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    Hurry Up and Grow!

    I am trying to grow as a person because if I dont then life will be boring as for ever if I carry on not experiencing life much. What to do????? I am new to EP
    Iwannabehappy Iwannabehappy 26-30 4 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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    I Am Trying

    "The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 14, 2013

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    Ultimately

    That's basically what I'm always doing- learning new things, exposing myself to new people, new ideas, new everything. It's uncomfortable sometimes for me to go outside my comfort zone, but I try to force myself to do it, because otherwise, how will I ever truly learn?
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Oct 18, 2010

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    Trying Without Success

    I am trying to learn from my mistakes and become a better person. I am trying to listen to myself and what I want instead of what other people say I should do. I want to try new things, but I feel pigeon holed by how others stereotype me without really knowing me. It is hard to...
    dancer2011 dancer2011 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2008

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    I was raped by my brother of 8-9 years my age; who was beaten and raped by my half brother of 10-11 years my age who was raped by his mother and beaten by our father. Fun family...
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    I do not answer all the messages I get here on EP. It is too hard to keep up. I like my circle small and if you say something clever. I might reply but in general. There isn't...
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    I find life full of surprises but I find it funny in the idea of how people can come on here and vent and every reader falls on their pity party they are having within themselves...
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    I truly believe this. When I was in elementary school, I was forced to move because of my dad's work. I used to live in Hawaii so anywhere away from there was very far from home...
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    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 10

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