I Believe Its Our Experiences That Make Us Who We Are

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    I was sexually assaulted .

    No I didn't want to have sex with this man . But I'm having thoughts about being involved in bsdm because I think the pain and humiliation reinforces the rape I'm trying to figure this out !! I also want to sell my body to figure out what happened to me . What's wrong with me...
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    Nov 6, 2015

    Tired yet had a productive day !

    I fell in line to the cashier with the SSSnake line .I thought I would spent the half of the day.. lol
    claninzx claninzx
    22-25, F
    Nov 4, 2015

    The people around us,

    our friends, family members, the quotes we take to heart. The music we love to listen to and can't get enough of, the lyrics we relate to, our favourite instrument, our interactions with people we know and with strangers. Our hobbies and special talents. Big things and little...
    carazami carazami
    Nov 2, 2015
    paddyg8599 paddyg8599
    56-60, M
    Nov 2, 2015

    to expect the worst consistently may be sound

    judgment BUT it's also  poisonous to the psyche
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    Sep 6, 2015

    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.
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    1 Response May 24, 2015

    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...
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    May 24, 2015

    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
    1 Response May 7, 2015

    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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    1 Response Apr 11, 2015

    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
    1 Response Mar 21, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Mar 21, 2015

    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, 2015

    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, 2015

    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
    51-55, M
    Sep 19, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

    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.
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    1 Response Sep 18, 2014

    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, 2014

    I believe that you are the sum of every

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

    sunlookred sunlookred
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 17, 2014

    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...
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    1 Response Nov 17, 2013


    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

    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

    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

    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...
    1 Response Jan 20, 2013

    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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