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I Appreciate Our Differences

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    Would it be ideal to live in a world without

    biases and prejudices? Without stereotypes and over-generalizations? Yes! But that's not going to happen. So it seems like embracing and appreciating our differences while still remaining true to our own unique individuality, would help. Somehow finding a way to be open...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    YES I DO. I appreciate the differences in people. But let me just vent. I suppose, if you date, you have a purpose of marrying and spending a lifetime if things work well with you...
    iamnotshy iamnotshy 22-25 Aug 15

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    I have this close friend she's loving, caring & willing to always go out of her comfort zone to please me (am thinking of asking her out), but she so loves her independence, hot...
    Adamaali Adamaali 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    It's sad how people want what others have whether it's the material things or relationships... But they lack to see what great things they already have and that they take for...
    SimplyBeingMe94 SimplyBeingMe94 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    i hate the way i feel now , i feel worthless , it's like im just a puppet with no soul ,da hell I HAVE A MIND I THINK I HAVE FEELINGs TOO I NEED SOMEONE TO APPRECIATE ME FOR WHO I...
    iamthatguythere iamthatguythere 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I appreciated the way he looked at me. I appreciated the way he loved to give me soft kisses, and the way he would hold me when I was upset. I appreciated the way he would remind...
    hugsfeelgood hugsfeelgood 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Fake people have an image to maintain. Real people just don't care. We may have avatars for privacy, but let us be true with our age and gender, and with what we post. People can...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 15 Responses Aug 16

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    My wife of four years has told me as of now she doesn't like sex. Ever since we gotten married and had children the affection and intimacy has fell off the grid. She was pregnant...
    born2reign born2reign 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 26

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    I appreciate: ...that my husband makes me dinner because I hurt my foot. ...that my 11-yo son still gives me a hug and kiss every morning when he gets up and every night before bed...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F Aug 29

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    I'm going to give it to you straight. I am an artist. I've had talent since I was little, but only now am I starting to gain skill and I've found that this is something I want to...
    HeadDownLow HeadDownLow 13-15, M Aug 30

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    I am vacationing at the beach, a very familiar place. I come here often with my family. Our daily ritual is to brew a pot of coffee, pour into two clear glass mugs; mine is black...
    missformidable missformidable 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    Another year, another tear, shed for those who have come and gone in our lives. For the good and the bad, may we have learned to find ourselves in the turmoil of our minds and love...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M Aug 31

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    Do you people appreciate honesty ? There is something that confuses me... Honesty seems to be one of the most appreciated things. People ALWAYS ask honesty from each other. But...
    Gelezinis Gelezinis 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 31

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    I have no family that appreciates what I do I clean I cook, but not ever a thank u and I ******* hate everyone in my family beside my mom, and I'm sad almost every day, I want to...
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Especially, appreciated. I thinks that is the feeling i have been looking more. So many years being ignored..... And i just want to meet someone that appreciate what i like and...
    Mynameistooweird Mynameistooweird 16-17, F Aug 16

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    I need some serious advice...long story short, I was in a terrible relationship for 10 years and had 2 children with this man. I finally got the nerve to break it off. Within a few...
    brokenhearted7108 brokenhearted7108 31-35, F 8 Responses Aug 17

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    My mom has always been kind of depressed. Not exactly depressed but something like that. She┬┤s very often mad and angry. She got worse when she and my dad got divorced like six...
    snaefridur17 snaefridur17 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    It's nice to feel warm from thinking about someone. It's nicer to reciprocate that gift. Yes, our thoughts and feelings are ours only, but how great would it be if, every time...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I appreciate all the things big or small in my life happy or stressful days, I do appreciate them because I'm still here.. You can be way less fortunate then you are now so be...
    siciliana91 siciliana91 22-25, F Aug 30

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    If I'm being honest every post here in EP or any other social network comes with a certain amount of judgement. That comes attached. But nevertheless, we reach out to find a...
    milesfromyou milesfromyou 31-35 6 Responses Aug 31

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    I believe we have to show honesty for our feelings. It's not very easy to say that you're not doing fine when someone asks how are you. I even feel that loneliness in our hearts...
    ClaudiaSUN ClaudiaSUN 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    A little about me..... Passionate, introspective and shy with a wild streak...I wear my heart on my sleeve even at this stage of my life where it has been damaged, hurt and cut...
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 1

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    One thing about EP is that it has forced me to write. Thus far it hasn't been about 'what to write' but rather how soon do I divulge this information? I'm still relatively new here...
    milesfromyou milesfromyou 31-35 6 Responses Sep 2

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    Now that I am single after 11 years, I miss that feeling of being loved and appreciated. My ex kept getting laid off, so I worked two jobs for years. Never a thank you. I'm a...
    phi0318 phi0318 36-40, M 6 Responses Sep 3

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    I appreciate many things in life and that's the problem with this generation nobody appreciates things
    lovenlive5 lovenlive5 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I appreciate just being told I love you but only if you mean it and I love to see messages in my Inbox u appreciate that big time
    kenzie111Hall kenzie111Hall 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    NOBODY LOVE ME LIKE HE DO ! NOBODY TREAT HIM LIKE I DO! HE MINE IM HIS! BOY I WOULDNT TRADE YOU FOR THE WORLD .WE STILL STANDING ! TWO YEARS STRONG ! AND MANY MORE TO COME...
    briannabrib briannabrib 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    [When you say 'Yes' to others, make sure you are not saying 'No' to yourself. ~ Paulo Coelho] We can always explain away our actions with words...but feelings betray.
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 5 Responses Aug 15

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    He called me outside asking me to close the door behind me. I have something to show you, he says. He takes my hand and walks me around the back porch. We sit and look up. The...
    missformidable missformidable 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    I genuinely don't love myself. I mean I put on a facade and try like everyone else. But I don't, not really. I have good moments, but is everyone else struggling with this? A...
    ijapa ijapa 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 20

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    Just another night // When I go to sleep with you on my mind // Hoping and praying that one day // Our paths will cross // We can meet again // And never leave each other's sides
    smpoetry smpoetry 13-15, F Aug 21

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    every night when my mum comes home after work she'll always be shouting at me and my lil brother over minor things. never in a day you'll not see her shouting in our ears and...
    yunisaurus yunisaurus 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I've been with my fiance for 2 yrs now & living with him for 1 yr everything was beautiful we was the happiest couple & everyone wanted a relationship like we had..We desided to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 22

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    I drive him to and from our college class and back everyday. I pay for gas. I pay for food I'd say about 65% of the time. He ditches me to hang out with other girls. He hangs on me...
    howdousername howdousername 18-21, F Aug 24

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    Short summary of a much larger situation. Married 15 years, kids, wonderful times together as family. Now work creeping into the evenings for both of us. Meanwhile kids start...
    jeepin54321 jeepin54321 36-40, M 8 Responses Aug 25

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    I love that her hair smells of honey and flowers, I love our simple breakfast and love knowing I have her.
    OldViking OldViking 36-40, M Aug 29

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    I am sick of people holding back on me come on lets get really to the heart of the matter.....Lets totally be honesty and share those feels that have been turning our world upside...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    2 am and I'm laying here crying // Thinking of you // Why did you have to leave? // Why did you wanna leave the earth early? // But don't worry I will be with you soon // Very soon...
    smpoetry smpoetry 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Yes, let's intellectualize but let's only use our dirty words.
    milesfromyou milesfromyou 31-35 1 Response Sep 1

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    We are but motes of dust when compared to the biosphere- the largest living-learning environment we have ever known. A molecule on a snowflake, landing on the tip of an iceberg...
    JoeGogg JoeGogg 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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    our summer love was perfect and beautiful and simple. Love is the purpose for life
    OldViking OldViking 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    My Mother Was A Painter....I remember Mom sitting on her back patio with her easel set up, concentrating on her painting. Little did I know that years later I, too, would know the...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 6 Responses Sep 3

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    Here we go again: I woke up this morning feeling EXTREMLEY weak and nauseous (I didn't have dinner last night before bed). He wakes up as I'm trying to eat a bagel and drink coffee...
    ComplicatedCat ComplicatedCat 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Why can't we all be honest and instead of lying about whether you can go somewhere or not, just say that you'd rather sit at home, or instead of saying, "I'm fine," why don't you...
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've been lied to so many times I can't trust anyone but myself I feel it's a wise thing to do but it's always good to let someone know how you feel. That's why I cherish honest...
    Yellow2468 Yellow2468 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Just broke up with my abusive ex. I've gotten spit on, food thrown at me, elbowed in the throat, thrown into a counter by my throat , lied to about him selling drugs behind my back...
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 10 Responses Aug 16

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    I think feeling loved and appreciated is what everyone wants. Including me
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 16