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I Believe An Ordinary Person Can Indeed Change The World

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    Leonardo Da Vinci

    Leonardo Da Vinci was the bastard son of a notary and wasn't even supposed to get an education due to his social status. But when he was little he stole his fathers papers, which he had an abundance of because he was a notary (paper was a rare commodity in those days) and he...
    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout 31-35, F Nov 29, 2012

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    Ilove God Earth And You

    Dear brother'sand sisters from other mothers i am writing to tell you how much it is better to do on to others good things without hope that they will do one to you for God is real and here really does love each and every one of you and I do too Holy Holy holly is he i speak...
    Seventhirty457 Seventhirty457 31-35, M Dec 1, 2012

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    36 Hours Ago I Had A Brain Surgery

    I don't consider I am an ordinary person... It's not an egocentric appreciation, it's more a profound gratefulness with life, God.. 36 hours ago I had a cavernoma removed from my left frontal lobe, thru a very complex craniotomy procedure. My doctor explained all the Risks...
    CaroConsuegra CaroConsuegra 31-35, F Nov 29, 2012

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    His Son Killed By Us Yet He Still Loves Us

    Their are not enough ways or letters in my language or on the earth to say how much i love my lord the living God i must say, everyone of them i speak is still not enough to explain how much he loves and adores us you see to each other we are just a bother to him we are...
    Seventhirty457 Seventhirty457 31-35, M Dec 25, 2012

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    Proof

    the tank man of Tiananmen square... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tankman/view/ this video is 90 minutes long...but it is so worth while imo.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 8, 2010

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    Let'S Think Of A Way To Change The World Together

    I recently created a forum with the purpose of sharing with other people our thoughts about how to change the world. Of course, this forum would also be a place where we could have fun talking with each others and sharing our problems, asking help, talking about stuff, etc. So...
    Iamthemanofmiracles Iamthemanofmiracles 16-17 May 23, 2013

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    You are beautiful. Just in case no one has told

    you lately, we all need you! Even though I don’t know your name, or what you look like, I believe that we are one. Born with a heavy heart and shining smile, longing to dance among the stars we gaze to. Drawn to those who recognize that love is a beacon of light for those lost...
    GoodSignMan GoodSignMan 26-30, M Oct 16

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    Just look at all the great discoveries in life!

    Columbus Copernicus. Vasco de Garma Henry Ford Edward Jenner All the other scientists that figured out how to treat or cure illnesses! Think of the kids that took their call up notices,learned to shoot a rifle. Then had to accept killing another man in order to stop a bunch of...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 16

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    Just 1.

    One is an important number. It's not the Number that defines loneliness, it's a number of belief. In this world, it only takes a unique single individual to touch a soul. It can be any kind of touch. A caring notion or a simple smile. Anything counts in this one life that we live...
    Amej2769 Amej2769 18-21 Dec 4, 2012

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    One Spot Of Grain Can Tilt The Scale

    I believe that a slight wind can change the course of a wave on the ocean. In battle, one soldier couldmake a huge diference between life and death. Same goes with one spot of grain added to one side of the scale can tilt it. ordinary as in you and I, a brother and sister. We are...
    lighthouse2010 lighthouse2010 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2011

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    Confusion

    I don't even know if I should be writing this, but I can't get it off my mind. So here we go... Today I heard about a guy who I used to go to school with. He is in a coma because he took a lot of drugs and was huffing. I just heard it today. He is 18 years old and he might die...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 29, 2012

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    Savior

    Are the dynamics of history determined by collective or by individual forces? Every historian has a position on this. Generally speaking the two schools are traditionally either Marxist or liberal and capitalist.  For a while, when the Soviet Union finally dissolved some...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M May 28, 2010

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    If You Want To Fix America, Paul Krugman’s Selling Prosperity Is A Good Place To Start.

    @thomasw540  #Transforming America  ramrodd.tumblr.com In 1993, President Bill Clinton had a choice between Paul Krugman and Dr. Laura D’Andrea Tyson as his Chief Economic Advisor. He chose Dr. Tyson because, in person, she is a cute as a bug and  Clinton was always partial...
    Ramrodd Ramrodd 61-65, M Nov 28, 2012

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    Our Story Will Just Begun

    Dear Sir/Madam The process of perception began in our minds. All our thoughts are aiming to distinguish good and evil. The silence that we keep has to be broken. We have to get rid of the lie from our world, to learn on mistakes made in the past. With our beliefs manifesting...
    revolutions2012 revolutions2012 22-25 Dec 1, 2012

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    What Is Ordinary?

    I believe that everyone has extraordinary in them. Some people use it all the time. Some people use it once. And then there's everyone else in the middle. We can change the world, one deed at a time.
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 6 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    What Are You Waiting For? Make A Difference Today!

    Have you ever taken issue with something, that at your core, you knew, was unfair or just plain wrong?   Maybe it was a policy issue such as healthcare reform or a human rights issue like poverty.   Whatever it was, it moved you to consider a solution...
    Hope4Her Hope4Her 31 1 Response May 5, 2010

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    I Love You All

    Many days and nights,evening cities with lights we rep it nice,with fire and ice but get down on the mics,used transport fire,shadow ,water and ice then summon God and knock onmy heart and sit with Christ,saving everyone and doing it right,I represent God,holy ghost and Christ...
    Seventhirty457 Seventhirty457 31-35, M Dec 7, 2012

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    Let's Change The World!

    "If you want to be happy, make others happy" so let's do it. I know how you can feel more confident, happy and proud about yourself. It's easy... make others happy. Hug someone you see for the first time, smile to the sad person you see on the street, ask somebody how they REALLY...
    thepianogirl thepianogirl 18-21, F 105 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Grammar issues aside, I do believe that one person can change your life, because I have just such a person in my life. I met her just 1.5 years ago, and she has turned my world...
    Everlast82 Everlast82 51-55, M 4 Responses Dec 4

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    Sometimes people think of the world their in, a dark world nothing but the things you see and make up. People are in these worlds to leave something be hide, or to forget what they...
    RyanLThomas RyanLThomas 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    It's more like "I know that one person can change your whole life" Because I have someone in my life that has changed my entire life! For the better of course. I even met her on...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I can't change the world and I'd be crazy thinking I can! I can only change myself for the better and at best hope others will do the same. It all comes down to a matter of choice...
    LilChickadee LilChickadee 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 19

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    I accept the things I can not change. it's the moving on bit I have trouble with.
    timidshewolf timidshewolf 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    Jesus changed my whole life and now it's so much better for me emotionally. I've been set free from anxiety, anger, disobedience to my loving parents, doubt, negativity, and above...
    sophie3331 sophie3331 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    I think this is totally possible. I know one person came in when I was at my lowest low and brought me back to who I once was that I lost, made me happier and laugh more than I...
    ImJustJen ImJustJen 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    Gaaaahhhhhh!!!! Why can't anyone use the proper form of your/you're?!?!
    RazorbladeKisses81 RazorbladeKisses81 31-35, F 13 Responses Dec 2

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    The last time I was on EP was quite a long time ago when I wrote a small paragraph thanking everyone who had read "My Story" and gave me tremendous support. Though I was overjoyed...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I don't feel emotions like I should. I don't cry when I'm supposed to. I lack a conscious. But have enough common sense to stay grounded. I finally understand that its not...
    Minnowshi Minnowshi 18-21, F Dec 6

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    My twin soul. I will always love her. Walk alone baby girl, til our paths intersect ;)
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M Dec 9

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    Getting rid of your feelings for someone is easier when you have distractions
    Dawn620 Dawn620 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I think I'm done with weed, among other things. It's been a fun past few months, but taking a break from it has felt great. The thing I never realized was that weed hits you...
    Indistinct Indistinct 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    The muse became the artist And history stopped repeating itself -Gustan Koumantraros
    ThePinkPowerRanger ThePinkPowerRanger 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    ... but I am not kind for the payoff.. it just sort of comes back in good karma. its unexpected and i do love that. :)
    emmatyler emmatyler 46-50, F Dec 16

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    I need help with this.Trust me I try and trust me I want to let go. I'm currently engaged to a man who was my first boyfriend. He broke up with me 7 years ago and now has a kid but...
    Vnaturaldisaster Vnaturaldisaster 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    As the world changes, people change. But it seems like it changes for the worse. Technology is growing day by day. People's thoughts and minds are also changing as fast as...
    BenzitaMckinley BenzitaMckinley 22-25, F Dec 2

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    Dr. Joseph Nicolosi explains the dynamics of bias against ex-gays The following essay “Why Gays Cannot Speak for Ex-gays” by Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D. is from the NARTH website...
    OnewithJC OnewithJC 36-40, F Dec 6

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    You're too delicate, it's true. You're constantly in crisis, in worry and in panic. When you get too emotional, you are never able to explain right away. So they hurt you. It's...
    susipsikopat susipsikopat 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 12

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    I am neither a leader, nor an eloquent speaker or a special person. Though not a native English speaker, I am just a person like you. A heartbroken person plagued by confusion...
    Daolaeden Daolaeden 36-40 Dec 16

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    They say that a small flap of butterfly can drastically change the course of history of the whole universe. It is no denying that the single turn of a wheel in life can forever...
    Dulceperez Dulceperez 26-30 Dec 16

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    I believe that I can acheive anything. That is the first part of the battle. Do you believe in yourself enough to accomplish or create any dream you may have? I know each day that...
    Saramore10 Saramore10 18-21, F Dec 6

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    No I can't change the past but it's because of my past that I am the person I am today. Some days I say "I hate how I was raised" and other days I'm glad for it because I believe...
    skipper596 skipper596 22-25, F Nov 29

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    But why do they always try to change me. I wrote this. Nothins gonna change if you can't change your heart. Lifes more than a stage. Nothing comes together till something comes...
    GivaCafeMatin GivaCafeMatin 56-60, M Dec 11

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    On a good day I can write into worlds into existence and tear them to the ground in the same breath. My eloquence is matched only by the articulacy of my prose. I am the sage...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 19

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    I'm a bad person and That's what I will always be. Even if I tried to be better I go back to where I started. I believe in God and I know he is real but I've prayed to him over and...
    isabel16 isabel16 16-17, F Nov 29

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    This is the year! I can feel it! It's not a New Years resolution either. I don't believe in them. But a new year can bring change. Big ones are coming for me. It's up to me and I...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    What I believe... That is a question. I was raised in the church and started questioning when I was a teenager. My fathers attempt to keep me from studying other religions only...
    Dahlia2020 Dahlia2020 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    its so crazy how people can be so up and down 24 hours a day. How a person can change your mood from one moment to the next.or an experience can make you feel either powerful or...
    neesieluv neesieluv 22-25, F Dec 11

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