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I Am Trying to Grow As a Person

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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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    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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    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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    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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    --Choosing to become a better person, or a worse one-- There can be a state of soul against which Love itself is powerless because it has hardened itself against Love... a...
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    I'm loud and I tend to laugh a lot. I believe this is part of why many kids didn't want a friendship with me. I grew up with random friends here and there. But I am a very lonely...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Umm.. So it was beautiful, ofcourse at the start, as every relationship is.. but very soon at the initial stage she lost my trust. Not love, I just stopped trusting her but I didn...
    mak2512 mak2512 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    Feels great to have a full growing belly and making it bigger
    Chubbyhubby230 Chubbyhubby230 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    I've been trying to get pregnant for months now. I just got through my cycle, so I hope I get pregnant soon.
    Impregme Impregme 26-30, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Ever since I was a child I've always thought that I would grow up to save the world from things like sickness, getting old, dying, haterd, envy, war, pollution, corruption, etc...
    MK25 MK25 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 28

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    Do you believe that people can change, if so...do you believe that person should stop hanging out with people who either won't change with them or tries to make that person remain...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 28

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    You know that if a dad did actually just turn up on Christmas Eve, there would be a shrewish woman waiting in the wings, all too ready to heap opprobrium ("Why are you so late...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 19

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    For those who do know me will agree with this, but deep down I do consider myself a good person highly respectful towards others and generally wouldn't hurt a fly, the things I do...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Im trying and... my belly grow and grow but slowly
    MrSom MrSom 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's amazing what living away from parents can do to a person. I go to boarding school and I work a lot so I haven't been home since August. In the months between, I crashed at a...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    morea morea 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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    minniekoala minniekoala 22-25, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Mum, dad, remember that time it said I wanted to grow up? Yea, I take it all back. I mean growing up definitely has it's perks, especially since I'm the eldest in my family but I'm...
    Angelyn2097 Angelyn2097 18-21, F Dec 11

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    "That's a strange name, Bad for a wolf. But boy, oh, boy, is he a good looker. I gotta hang on to him. Now I will go down to the den. Men animals go at dusk when the moon is rising...
    SheWolfII SheWolfII 70+, M Dec 15

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    I'm working on being present. On living in the moment, but not in the way that justifies doing harmful, destructive things. Just living in the moment, in the purest sense. I'm...
    manzanilla manzanilla 18-21, F Nov 30

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    I realized something recently: I was wrong when I said I have no pity for anyone.I pity you if you look down on others from high above, thinking you are some kind of God when you...
    1alwaysdreaming 1alwaysdreaming 18-21, F 13 Responses Dec 5

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    So many people have gone through so much ****; physical abuse, teasing, being forced to take care of people who don’t appreciate it. I know so many people who have had it worse...
    cme4u cme4u 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Nov. 20, 2014 5:30pm I don't know what is wrong with me. I felt so happy when I got home. I felt so much love for mj and I was just on cloud nine. But I guess my flight reached...
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    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 18

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    You know, high school is a lot different than I thought it would be. People aren't mean or rude; for the most part, that is. I go to a small school, so everyone knows everyone...
    Anonymousgirl152 Anonymousgirl152 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am love by most wonderful person in the world.....is me. Self love is the greatest love of all. ..."I decided long ago never to walk in everyone shadow. if I fail, if I succeed...
    nana73 nana73 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    i havent ever been one to judge someone soley on looks, however i feel you should have some type of physical attraction... but personality is more important.
    SelinaKyle1 SelinaKyle1 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    hermosaa9001 hermosaa9001 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Dec 5

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