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I Believe Its Our Experiences That Make Us Who We Are

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    I believe my past has made me the person I am

    today. A lot of bad things have happened. And those things have made me a stringer person and it's made me wiser. Those experiences have changed my outlook on the world and without them I wouldn't be the strong resilient person I am today.
    Katiepoohmm Katiepoohmm 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2014

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    She Loves Me

    Today is my birthday. I suppose I'll get a little bit of recognition for it but I really do like to keep things simple. Coming up, it was never a tradition in our family to celebrate birthdays with too much enthusiasm. Though I don't think the lack of fanfare was because of a...
    cheetah38 cheetah38 41-45, F Feb 13, 2013

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    Letting Go Of The Past

    It's not an easy task getting rid of your past as you sift through boxes of memorabilia, draws full of your kids toys, cupboards full of clothes/teddies, looking through photographs of better times. One thing you must do is be ruthless and unemotional. That's where I let myself...
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    Life

    I have made a lot of mistakes in my life. However, I would not take back any of them. These mistakes are what create our personality. They give us backbone, and wisdom. The older I get the more I realize that I am perfect the way I am. I do not need to please anyone or allow...
    Skywanderer Skywanderer 36-40, F 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    All that we do, all that we think

    and everything that we experience instantly and forever becomes a part of who we are. It becomes inextricably etched upon our souls... In this way experience moulds individuality, but individuality can also determine experience. That is to say, by being mindful and proactive...
    LeChemineau LeChemineau 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    We all have our ups and downs some people have

    more downs than others, I have been through a lot and I'm only 24 I used to look at friends family or anyone and think how come your life is perfect and I'm the one who has lost 4 babies. But I got the strength to get through the hard times and every now and again have to dig...
    willowknight willowknight 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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    Everybody has gone through something

    that has changed them in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were.
    Changeling79 Changeling79 36-40, F Mar 20

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    All Of Our Life Experiences Form Us!

    From the time we are born until the time we die. All of the things we experience make us whom we are. Only you can change yourself for the better or worse from those experiences no matter how bad or great the experience was! Only you! Ask Nelson Mandela!!!
    wjk1849 wjk1849 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 15, 2013

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    Sometimes you do not realize the weight of

    something you have been carrying until you feel the weight of its release.
    Changeling79 Changeling79 36-40, F Mar 21

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    How You Respond

    Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.Walter...
    Beautifulnlost22 Beautifulnlost22 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2013

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    Of course. How you endure

    and cope with any given situation defines how you look at life from then on. What's amazing is the amount of stuff you survive!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Sep 19, 2014

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    I believe that you are the sum of every

    decision you've ever made
    daisymarie12 daisymarie12 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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    Over the years of being married.

    ..I have come to love cooking, cleaning, and laundry to show my wife how much I love her...when she isnt feeling well...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 24

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    Life is full of ups and downs.

    Victories and challenges. I haven't always made the best decisions in life however it's all of what I've been through that makes me who I am today. It's also life's decisions that have brought the people in my life across my path. I choose to not focus on the past but to learn...
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    sunlookred sunlookred 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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    When I was a little boy I was scared of the

    back room at my grandmothers house. It was dark,cold, and filled with monsters. One day she made me a head to toe Frankenstein costume out of recycled paper bags. Suddenly I was not scared to be in the back room. I learned that the world is a scary place filled with monsters...
    ramble123 ramble123 31-35, M 2 Responses May 7

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    It Is What We Think About Our Experiences That Make Us Who We Are!

    The map is not the territory. We can think and feel any way we choose about an experience, that in it self is what shapes us. If you are unhappy with where you presently are in life start seeing it differently and changes begin to happen almost effortlessly. Don't allow people...
    JCsNewLife JCsNewLife 36-40, M Feb 7, 2013

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    I am a pretty cynical person,

    because of my experiences. But I still am hopeful and happy within my life. I just don't expect much from others.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 24

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    I do believe this. I've had failed relationships

    and I've learnt a great deal from them. I think you have to experience the bad to appreciate the good. You learn to choose your battles rather than wading in to a full scale War. You appreciate the small things and value them. You can understand other peoples pain because you...
    chrissie58 chrissie58 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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    Let all your life’s experiences lead to more

    writing and encourage more reading....
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Apr 13

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    Listening To Iris.

    I break down. I want to scream. I want to bleed. I want to cry. I would rather have pain than have to bear this deafening silence. My life is flying away before me and yet I am going nowhere. That moment when I realize that this is all for nothing. School. Relationships...
    WhisperWhisper WhisperWhisper 18-21, F Jan 13, 2013

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    I no longer believe in the idea of soul mates,

    or love at first sight. But I am beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you are lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed...
    Changeling79 Changeling79 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    On tv it seems like the claws of cats big

    or small arent that scary not sharp lmao since ive grown up with dogs and their nails are somewhat rough and can only do scratches.. During my playtime with one of my cats a few mins ago, she scratched my ring finger (inside part) .. Before it happened i am really expecting ill...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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    I think that I am always drawn to iconoclasts of some type. Whether they're revolutionaries or musicians or great writers. But what I don't like are self-centered people who only...
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    I read an article on how 'Popularity Increases Aggression in Kids' and I find it to be uncomfortably true. Apparently, it isn't aggression that makes kids popular. It's in fact...
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Your verbal needs to match your non-verbal.
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    I do like older women significantly more than people my age simply because my maturity is more on par with theirs than my peers. However, if I could meet another seventeen year old...
    beautifulbizarre beautifulbizarre 16-17, F a week ago

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    Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. What one may be attracted to another may find repulsive. Such is the inner workings of a human mind. Flaws just may be the attractive point...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M Aug 22

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    yesterday my sister sent me to get something for her, while on the bus a man was talking to his girlfriend in a low voice he was saying how much he love and misses her he even told...
    empress4 empress4 18-21, F Aug 19

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    I need "friends" very bad I do but some of them feel the need not to message back and if they do its days later
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 19

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    When you love someone more than yourself, you'll turn yourself inside out trying to fit them and make them happy. You can find that you stopped doing the major things that make...
    BreakingBored BreakingBored 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    Experiences makes us what we are….. very true, provided we learn lessons from it to become a better person. Experiences enrich our lives and in due course of life ultimately...
    Jonaki1 Jonaki1 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    When you close your mind to any possibilities, you're stunting the growth of consciousness. Do you think people hundreds of years ago; even decades ago believed that everything we...
    Psychadelicious Psychadelicious 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Why to be conservative? why to be held up? life is your you live the you want, its your ways your life.... There will always be haters anywhere and everywhere. Dont restrict your...
    ShantanuD ShantanuD 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 17

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    I had a person in my life that was my older sister. I've always wanted one, but of course I was born first. This person, we met on a site (this was years ago). They were- are still...
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    There's a reason I never dated in high school. I wasn't able to relate to people my own age and I've never been with anyone less than 5 years older than me. Currently, I'm 24 and...
    NadieVI NadieVI 22-25, F Aug 14

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    I'm so diggin older guys right now 😍
    Meganleah16 Meganleah16 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    It takes alot of effort to be smart and funny
    prettyflamingo prettyflamingo 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    I'm 18 and I'm totally attracted to guys 25-30
    lisetterod18 lisetterod18 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Ok Iv got one person ready to go camping. Anyone else wanna go? UK of course. Somewhere in between North and South England.
    Issima Issima 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 13

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