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I Believe Its Our Experiences That Make Us Who We Are

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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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    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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    sunlookred sunlookred 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 17

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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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    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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    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Sep 18

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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

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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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    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 1 Response Sep 18

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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 Sep 17

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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 Sep 18

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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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    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

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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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    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

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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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    Have an imagination! I love my creative mind and I love people who are able to think outside the box. They are able to accept other peoples perspectives but still believe in their...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I try to keep a positive attitude toward life and work and when I find others who are the same we are able to share this and have fun with whatever task is happening! Being...
    cuddles1266 cuddles1266 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    I still hate people who aren't. People like my dad should be restricted from reacting in any way by law. Because we all know people who are close minded sure will never react good...
    RealitysDesire RealitysDesire 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate people who aren't. My own father is close minded.
    RealitysDesire RealitysDesire 16-17, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    How did we tiny creatures living on that spec of dust, ever manage to figure out how to send spacecrafts out among the stars of the milky way? Only a few centuries ago, a mere...
    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M 3 days ago

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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 Sep 19

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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 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 Sep 21

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    If I were a fisherman, I'd never starve. Catfish are plentiful here.
    CamoConverse CamoConverse 41-45, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    It makes me angry when people reach out for help with this and no one cares to give them a hand. People these days are cruel and selfish and need to wake up and look around them...
    lshidonil lshidonil 16-17, F a week ago

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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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    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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    You Are KatYou are highly independent, and you refuse to try to fit in. In fact, it suits you just fine to be a bit different.You have deep beliefs and aren't about to throw them...
    EnchantingDream EnchantingDream 36-40, F 4 days ago

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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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    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 Sep 14

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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 Sep 16

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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 Sep 16

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    I have a boyfriend who I love with all my heart but I can't shake this feeling of curiosity towards woman. I've always been a tom boy, I've always been secretly attracted to woman...
    SterlingMalloryArcher SterlingMalloryArcher 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Yep indeed a man who can cook goes along way I think it's important means it's not all up to us ladies
    willowknight willowknight 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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 3 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 3 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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    Are there any left.. Is that the joke?
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    A few people on here will rightfully disagree, but if you are a rude pervert, you will get blocked. If you don't take no for an answer, you will be blocked.
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Energy can never be created or destroyed true or false? We are energy. What does this mean to you?
    Ccolton Ccolton 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It does not matter where you are; your home is your body. True or false?
    Ccolton Ccolton 18-21, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    i try a lot always finding a great fun idea too
    14biglass 14biglass 56-60, M 5 hrs ago

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