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I Ba<x>se My Life Around People

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    People always think I'm shy or snobby and rude because I don't walk around starting conversations, but I'm really just quiet and awkward and I don't know what to say
    sam3294 sam3294 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I'm like a social butterfly on the internet, but in real life I'm an awkward turtle. 🐢💕
    daniefaye32346 daniefaye32346 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Especially in school... My shyness doesn't help. I feel like people don't notice me. When I do try to talk I get shushed.
    01sparkly 01sparkly 13-15, F Mar 27

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    I just put on that brave face so people don't know I'm secretly depressed inside...
    Rebecca12K Rebecca12K 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I've been hurt by people too many times to count, so I think in a way my silence is my self defense. I seem to have the mentality that if they don't know me then they can't hurt me...
    GreenEyedFox GreenEyedFox 22-25, F Apr 8

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    Sometimes, I just really don't want my friends to worry about me, so when I get hurt, either physically or emotionally, I always fake my feelings and paste a smile on my face. It...
    TheHetalianPewdiepieNerd TheHetalianPewdiepieNerd 26-30, F Mar 20

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    I was taught that I'm not allowed to express negative emotions. So i bottle them up. I cover them by wearing a mask. It sucks. And it hurts. But it's all i know.
    daddyslittlegirl08 daddyslittlegirl08 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Love and hate are both awesome motivators to do better. Liking them is just a bonus.
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When a mutual feeling is shared it is beautiful
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I am a 15 year old Jewish, Orthodox girl. I was born 3 months early in Manchester, England. From the time i was a baby i have had a very hard life. I lived in fear every day of my...
    phobia1998 phobia1998 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    From a young age I sort of knew my dad was very simple minded. And I am my father's son. He suffered severe depression and was even committed twice. He gave birth to me in his mid...
    Arv65 Arv65 46-50 Apr 6

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    When I was little I never realized how good I had it. Now that I'm older I'm starting to realize that. Yeah sometimes I still get mad over something I should be glad about, but hey...
    CDraven CDraven 18-21, T Apr 7

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    I have the chance to start over. For the most part. I'd be someplace I don't really know around people I don't really know, but do know. My life is kind of a mess, because I don't...
    AJlucky AJlucky 22-25, M Mar 24

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    I love to help addicted people and their families to live a new life. I am living proof, that someone can change their life around to live a respectable, responsible, happy, joyous...
    ruledbyvenus ruledbyvenus 51-55, F Mar 27

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    I believe that everyone comes into your life for a reason and that one person can indeed turn your entire life around. I have encountered problems in my life that shattered my...
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 16-17 1 Response Mar 28

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    I'm doing a bit better today. Well enough to talk about him, at least a little. He was the one who had been my best friend through everything no matter how much we were fighting or...
    ReesesPeaces ReesesPeaces 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    The words that come out of your mouth are truly powerful. So when you speak, make sure you use your words to lift people up, and never put them down. Respect people’s feelings...
    sarahalhaj sarahalhaj 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Actually there are few things more meditative for me than when I manage to get into a public space and just watch people go by without expecting or worrying about interacting...
    VioletThorns VioletThorns 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    We all need to look at life , What do we have in this world,Yes i know we have money and home or farm,, do that really matter if your not happy in your life here on earth,or with...
    pullupgirl103 pullupgirl103 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Usually when people talk to me online, they assume that I'm a sociable and out-going, but if you were to meet me in person, you would see something else entirely different: A shy...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    When my two best friends told me they we're going to study away from our home town, I naively thought that nothing was going to change between us and that we'd still keep in touch...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I did think this but now i am not so sure, i just think its how life goes. People come and people go, it is what it is at the end of the day. You can't make someone stay when they...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Apr 4

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    all my life. those people take rights to violently invade my life. behind my back. they just cause pain. **** OFF
    aliveandbreathing aliveandbreathing 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    Trust is a big thing to have in your life with people you love or care for,I always test my friendship with people I meet,especially when they want to continue the friendship,and...
    dimples62 dimples62 51-55 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I've lived in the city my whole life but I've always loved nature. Sometimes I wish I could just pack a bag, and go into the woods and walk until I'm tired. Or just lay down on...
    teejayy23 teejayy23 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I don't get why people even judge other people. Understand that they may have problems you couldn't dream of. Understand that maybe they think of suicide. Some people seem...
    rapfordays rapfordays 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I was a volunteer with The British Red Cross for around 15 years, for almost seven years I became a full time paid trainer running a variety of courses around the south-east. But I...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. Jim Bouton
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Mar 20

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 5

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    Ok I am actually a player and I'm a junior on the varsity but I also play for jv sometimes too. My question is mostly for varsity I pitch or courtesy run other than that I sit the...
    MFshadow MFshadow 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    UNNATURALLY Inclined: When I was 7 years old, nature decided that my life should end. All of a sudden one day I got an excruciating sharp pain in my right side, and while rolling...
    iamdaviddotinfo iamdaviddotinfo 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    So I'd caught the eyes of a mocking bird outside my kitchen window perched, while I was doing dishes. He'd just stared at me and it was as if I'd felt his symbolism. I'm working...
    magentafoxfire magentafoxfire 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I'm finally doing what I think is best for ME. My whole life I've done what I've been told is "right" and doing what others want me to do because it's what I "should" do. And you...
    Lala365 Lala365 18-21, F Mar 29

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    I have always heard; being in the moment is rewarding. However, there are few times, I actually am "in the moment." Overall, I have had a great life - I am in college, have good...
    DeMarcusKinkle DeMarcusKinkle 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    If I think about my whole life, growing up with a learning disability and people not treating me fairly. People make fun of me how I write. People make fun of me how I talked...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Mar 17

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    So ever since elementary school I’ve always felt mistreated and felt as if I didn’t belong. In kindergarten I would always get in trouble for talking during class, never get...
    dhirshah dhirshah 18-21, M Mar 18

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    Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 21