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I Believe Life Is About The Journey Not The Destination

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    The Often Interrupted Journey

    Since I'll be 50 in a few months, I should know where I'm going by now don't you think? I don't. Maybe I have an unconventional view of life. I see life as a coordinated series of linked events of our fate & destiny ... some good, some bad ... but nearly always a surprise...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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    The paradox of our time in history is

    that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more...
    Ladyjane10 Ladyjane10 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    So Driven

    All my life has been a competition not to fail. A worry to compete and another one to survive and accomplish unachievable goals. I was in a mad hury to everywhere. By the time I was 30 I had achieved what I had thought would take a life time. I looked around bored 'What now...
    MorphAble MorphAble 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 2, 2010

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    You have to pick your pitstops.

    You have to have your map. You need to know the direction.
    Bourgault Bourgault 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    "Shoes" - Poem

    I sit here, hands entangled, twisting and turning through strands of onyx clenching as if I’m waiting for release. Heavy sighs pouring out of my pouting bottom lip, bittten, beaten, bruised… My lack of fingernails filling with skin, teeth grinding like my mother, my tongue...
    breefer breefer 26-30, F Jun 14, 2013

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    I Agree With The Group Title.

    Life is a journey to find your own life paths. You can't walk in someone else life paths. They can't walk your paths either. Of course is not easy to walk your paths. We all have difficult life paths.   Destination is like you are driving from point A to point B. You can see...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Oct 19, 2013

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    This Is A Secret

    Believing that life "is about the journey, not the destination" is THE secret to a happy life. I am not always waiting for something to happen; it just happens. Most of the time, it happens by MY choice and sometimes I "go with the flow" and observe it and see how it "fits" in my...
    fightn4me fightn4me 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    Confirmed Again...

    Last Monday I was sitting at my desk at work, looking forward to a four day weekend, spending time with my daughter who had the week off school, and my family and friends.  A nice long chill weekend.  Couldn't wait.  Then I got the call. A close family member...
    Bluebie Bluebie 46-50, F 23 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    Journey Continues...

    I believe that overcoming fear is a part of life. Even though this is over whelming now, I know that in the long run this is all going to be so amazing and exciting. I think change is fundamentally good, and even if things suck for a little, they will work out because, well...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 2, 2013

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    Actually...

    I believe that life is about the journey AND the reward That God will give you once your journey is over, if you will give your life to Jesus, and live for Him the best you know how to.You have to make yourself as happy as you can along life's journey, but live for Him, too, so...
    GodsLovedMan GodsLovedMan 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    The Station By Robert J Hastings

     Wanted to write my own story but this says what I wanted to say .. but so much better :)   "The Station" Tucked away in our subconscious is an idyllic vision. We are traveling by train, out the windows, we drink in the passing scenes of children...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 15 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    Sometimes I sit back

    and look at things and I realize that there are people who want to anything else but be themselves I believe God made us different and people should be who they want to be if you believe in something out of this world believe it because it will come true one day People are...
    rique20 rique20 18-21, M Aug 8

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    I Would't Change My Journey

    I am not one for regret, for everything that I have experienced has been one of choice - and good or bad, I made that choice, and therefore have no regrets.I believe my journey is one filled with life lessons, those that I've had, and those  yet to come.  Although...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 8 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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    Another turn along the bend,

    There came another friend Spellbound by the name Was it a sign or a shame? Is there someone to blame? Many passing fancies along the journey Many faces, smiling, inviting intimately Was it an awkward pause or destiny? A glance that spells beyond eternity? I don't know now, I...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Walking The Path

    I don't believe in coincidences,,, I believe we are all on our own journey though life. As we walk the path we are often alone and lonely but sometimes we meet people that seem to be going in the same direction. While you share the path you may blend and have a pleasant...
    LbQueen961 LbQueen961 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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    "No matter where you are on your journey,

    that's exactly where you need to be. The next road is always ahead!" Oprah Winfrey
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F Jul 8

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    You Asked For It

                                                                                                As I sit here listening to the children laughing and playing up the street knowing it is the other house on this street with a carport. I...
    Nitehowl Nitehowl 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    I Believe Life Is About The Journey Not The Destination Am Looking For A Female For A Loving Anr Or Abf Relationship In Tampa Bay, Fl.

    I am a Single White Male Searching For Open Minded Female In Tampa Bay, Fl . i am a single white male age 58 searching for an open minded female in tampa bay, florida. if you are out there give me a buzz so that we can chat?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2013

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    Life Is An Amazing, Incredible And Never Ending Journey!

    I have been going through all of the photos that I have taken from the age of 8 of my family, the pets I have lived with, the friends I have made through the years and the amazing places I have visited and they always bring back amazing and mostly wonderful memories. I also have...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F Feb 16, 2013

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    Not Amsterdam, Not Paris, Better

      As they sat in the restaurant open to the canal, listening to the mixing of Dutch and English among the passing small groups of prosperous-looking businesspeople and backpackers speaking a dozen different tongues, he poured the last of the Riesling into her empty glass...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    A Difference

    The final destination in this life is death of our bodies. Everyone's destination is the same. It's the journey that makes the difference. Mine will be vastly different than yours. I am not afraid of pain and scars that come with my journey anymore. I used to be. I was shy, and...
    ladyether ladyether 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2013

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    I listened to TD Jakes this morning

    because no one in my house went to church and being that I can't drive until April I was home. He said something that I've been hearing a lot lately and his message resonated in my life esp the part about being "stuck" anyhow his message was "there's nothing more powerful than a...
    ChampionNme ChampionNme 31-35, M Mar 2

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    Today Is A New Day...Embrace It

    You know what? I had all intentions of writing an exciting story here.. but really I just want to share one little message: life is amazing and far too short. Love the people in your life, spend your time doing things you love, enjoy every minute because you never know if you...
    happyadventurer happyadventurer 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    The Time Is Now

    Every great philosophical mind throughout history has pointed out the importance of one undeniable metaphor—life is a journey. Some see this journey as a quest for knowledge, others as a road to self-discovery. I see it as a circle, where all our experiences affect the next...
    Bluebie Bluebie 46-50, F 17 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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    It’s not what happens at the end

    or the result of it, it’s about how you got there and the journey of getting to the destination!Once you got to the destination thats it! Then you think oh...  looking back at the whole journey of how you got there to the end which are the memories that made it all...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Sep 8

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    hollysmith199 hollysmith199 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    At The End Of The Road

    In the end 99% of us end up the same place; either buried in the ground or incinerated and entombed elsewhere.  What sets us apart is how we get there.  Life is a collection of experiences, it's about what we do and who we are because we're all going the same place.
    gman1023 gman1023 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 10, 2010

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    Have you ever seen a clear road

    and walked with your eye closed? Didn't you feel the urge to open up and see if there isn't any obstacle although you know the path is stark clear. You feel that something is definitely going to strike. Doesn't this reflect how we perceive life? We do know bits will eventually...
    Parshiala Parshiala 22-25, F May 1

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    Hey You ,i Am Me And You Are Me Too

    I am you,look at me I am in your mirror, Hi how are you me I am you good morning it was nice to meet you,how do you do? next time you see me and smile and I promise to smile back at you,give me a break me and i will give youn back the break you gave to me right back to you,he you...
    Seventhirty457 Seventhirty457 31-35, M Dec 29, 2012

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    Mirror, Mirror

    The journey of a relationship has its share of bumps and detours... The interesting thing is that the person you've chosen to be with reflects back to you a part of yourself, at times something you don’t like to see. You understand this when you’re willing to *hear* what they...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F Feb 22, 2013

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    45 Things To Remember Each Day 1.

    Life isn't fair, but it's still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short – enjoy it. 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. You don't have to win...
    AllAboutLaffs AllAboutLaffs 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 9

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    About Us Communicating

    I'm beginning to understand. When we've had our talks, I've been caught up in my own interpretation of what's going on or what the discussion is leading to, and been hearing different things from what you really have said. Not always, but sometimes. So I think it would help me...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F Aug 5, 2013

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    Walking Down The Path Of Life

    “Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Nov 22, 2012

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    Your path in life is always unclear.

    You may want your life to be virtuous and honest,But sometimes the path changes along the way.It's not always for the better but whatever path you take life is always a journey. Take what is offered to you and make the most of your experiences.Don't ever look back or have...
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Pretty obvious because

    when you really arrived all is over.My journey is killing me right now...I cannot describe how sad and how deep I hurt. I am tired.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 19

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    Hands Untied, Arms Outstretched

    Michelle sat at work, her desk as ever the same. Opening a drawer as she prepared to lock-up for the day the things that could wait till tomorrow, she spotted a small piece of paper, almost forgotten. She licked her lips and smiled as she held it in her fingertips for a better...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 11 Responses Aug 27, 2011

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    Live Life As There Is No Second Chance

    As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You'll have your heart broken and you'll break others' hearts. You'll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you'll cry because time is flying...
    jhanzki30 jhanzki30 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    Traveling Now

    Life is a journey indeed.  It starts at an unchosen spot on an unchosen moment and it ends somewhere unchosen too generally.  We don't even know if that end is the destination, nor how it looks like.  So, what is left but life itself?  Sometimes the road...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 8, 2010

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    We all reach the same destination in the end

    but we each take a different route to the finish line. Enjoy the journey because it is the one thing that belongs exclusively to you. "We've come here with nothing And take it with us the day we leave The first and last breath don't matter It's all the ones that are in...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    All of this May sound clichè

    but it really is about the journey. The journey is what makes the people who we are today, it makes, grows and teaches us and takes us to that destination, I think without the journey there's no destination. :)
    PandaLovee PandaLovee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I wanna have fun living

    and taking chances
    Iamevolved Iamevolved 16-17, F Jul 8

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    You haven't got forever! So do it now while you got time! Don't do it tomorrow as you'll never do it so whats stopping you from doing it at this present?Time is ticking away so use...
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    Another of life's myths, like karma. Because sometimes you can try and try to enjoy life and improve it, but it still won't happen. Sure, it might but it'll more likely be down to...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Sep 13

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    Whenever I'm on my way home, I always make sure to appreciate at least one of the many beautiful things nature offers us :)
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