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I Believe Its Our Experiences That Make Us Who We Are

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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 3 days ago

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    It is. Our walks in life

    and obstacles we've been through defines who we become as a person.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    sunlookred sunlookred 41-45, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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...
    Lostnalone22 Lostnalone22 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 17, 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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    All Of Our Life Experiences Form Us!

    Form 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 Jan 15, 2013

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    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 Feb 13, 2013

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    I believe that you are the sum of every

    decision you've ever made
    daisymarie12 daisymarie12 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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 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 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    In a free and nurturing environment, only the mind is free from multiple rules of inevitable regulation. The body needs food, water, sleep and sun to live but, only to serve as a...
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    Fighting My Own Demons The greatest enemy is the ego. I learned, it demands to act out without considering the people around and the consequences. It makes you forget wisdom. It...
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    I have so many friends who are girls and I would love to see them without clothes... and I would love to show them pictures of my *stuff*... and a couple have showed me topless...
    dcisme dcisme 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I keep distance from political and religious leaders since they preach one thing and practice in different ways. I love simple people who are open minded and sincere in deeds and...
    freenfair freenfair 70+, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I believe that being an open-minded person can define a person of his maturity. He does not argue in conversations, but rather listens and takes note of critical points, discuss...
    kyrielee kyrielee 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    There isn't only a way to do things, and in every situation we can make our decision based on goals and constraints. I like to spend time with people who can reason in this way...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I really do - we are only strangers in life , when we keep to our selves - there are reasons some of us keep to our selves - due to bashing , bullying , gossip and i don't blame...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Aug 23

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    We not meant to live within the confines of our mind. Our mind's are meant to grow. Open your mind.
    PhilosophicMind PhilosophicMind 18-21, F 11 Responses Aug 25

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    When someone is not open minded they do not change. They become self centered and believe they are always right. If someone does not have an open mind then they will always want...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I am a big believer in this. If you can't tell me your true feelings then I don't want them around me. I hate to have to drag it out of someone. Just tell me good or bad and I...
    lonewolf2060 lonewolf2060 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 12

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    I get that we all have our issues. But some of you guys are just looking for reasons to ***** and whine and it's really irritating. I laugh at many of these posts rather than...
    tibber4lyfe tibber4lyfe 13-15, F Aug 28

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    I so want to admire myself for being brave and not hiding myself so I don't get hurt but I can't because I'm afraid. I don't try to be someone I'm not...I'm not a phony. That would...
    ADF37 ADF37 56-60 15 hrs ago

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    I had this same experience twice. J already wrote about one of them, when I was 17, but I also had this experience when I was 14. My twin sister was always out at her friends...
    Carlsoncarly Carlsoncarly 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    My father accepts me for my sexuality. He has since the start more over the fact he was aware from tiny hints since I was young.. I understand why he wants me a bit cautious...
    romeo27 romeo27 13-15, M Sep 13

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    Conscience and cowardice are never the same things. I myself have always been my own master. Independently by nature. I won't allow any external influence in my life. Except those...
    NonchalantEros NonchalantEros 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 25

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    who doesn't like such people? full of energy, care and love.
    Wilson956 Wilson956 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    I'm just getting used to being bi so I'm still trying to figure out my type or if I even have one, but it's a turn on for me when a female is mature, but still has a sense of humor...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 27

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    Some years ago I took part in a workshop called Actualization - focusing on supporting people to be more "actual" - or, actually who they are - no more no less. This doesnt mean...
    ToniaMV ToniaMV 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 30

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    Any bi women who wanna talk or maybe share pictures message me
    sweety7268 sweety7268 18-21, F Aug 31

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    Douchebag men will belittle other men who's "too nice", "looks weak", looks "feminine" or simply just doesn't appear "tough enough" to them. Douchebag men will also harass women...
    Incognito666 Incognito666 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    It is really is fairly simple...the more you recognize how worthy and good enough i already are just being me, the more i will find myselve naturally showing the world who i am...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Well, maybe "admire" is a strong word. I've never really admired anything in my life. Appreciate, sure, but we have to remember that everyone, EVERYONE, is a teeny tiny bit fake...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 11

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    I have a friend who is truly not afraid to be herself. She's blunt with her interests and doesn't care what others think. The first time she met my sister openly told her she was...
    blueamber blueamber 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I am a 22 year old living in Vermont. Over the past few years, I have really started thinking about myself sexually with another women. I've always considered myself "straight...
    lenorjj lenorjj 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I like people who say what they think what ever is is and in whatever way they want. Direct openess and honesty is my policy throughout everything I do and say.
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Nothing wrong with an un-educated bigot. Those people you can try and reason with. It's the EDUCATED BIGOT who's more dangerous!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Not many ppl are open minded every one lately just goes w the flow lol
    Cruzcrz Cruzcrz 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    So many people would have it that they are 'individualistic' when, in fact, they slavishly follow 'trends' and ideas. Quentin Crisp was the most effeminate of men and yet, consider...
    SLdale SLdale 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Well adoring is kind of the wrong word for me...because most of the time when I do share... people either take and twist what I say into something they may feel with the words I...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Today, Wednesday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day. Please, please, if you feel like you want to die, know that this feeling will not last IT DOES GET BETTER. Talk to...
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    Why is it so difficult to find a genuine person on here to have a conversation with. If u are please message me
    debs73 debs73 41-45, F Sep 10

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    any other girls want to talk or trade pics maybe :)
    roseflower8 roseflower8 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I now realise that too much watersports can soon become boring. We have now decided to keep it for special occasions only. My birthday is coming up soon and he has promised to...
    Peeonme69 Peeonme69 46-50, F 7 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    huh... you think I fell for that... Think again. Do not think my easy going, accepting ways means .... that you just pulled the wool over my eyes. No one plays me for a fool...