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I Believe Life Is About The Journey Not The Destination

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    jack3683 jack3683 16-17, M Nov 1, 2014

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    To many the destination is non existence,

    they are going to die and that is it! Life means nothing, in essence, except struggle, reproduction, and non existence. To me, the destination is reunion with the Light. It may take many voyages, but it is the ultimate goal.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    hollysmith199 hollysmith199 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2014

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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 3 Responses Mar 18, 2014

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    it's no finish line at the end of this thing

    called life, no golden trophy,dont look to the distance you may miss your NOW
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Not everyone will understand your journey.

    That's okay. You are here to live your life, not to make everyone understand.
    Hanna36 Hanna36 36-40, F 3 Responses May 24

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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, 2014

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    I totally agree ,I have waited too long due to

    cultural,family and un spoken yet palpable expectations imposed upon US in our and my FORMATIVE YEARS.................Who is to Blame Me ,my birth place and order,my environment or WHAT I DID........as I grew up???????CAN any one HELP ME understand ??????I am an Adult,66 yr Male...
    spdhiman spdhiman 61-65, M 4 Responses Mar 19

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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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    Who REALLY knows what happens

    after we die? Some have "near death" experiences and are resuscitated but that doesn't happen to everyone. No one knows how long they will live or how they will die. Various religions/philosophies/paths have explanations for why we are here. Since we are here and alive...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 29, 2014

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    People are always saying life is about

    achieving your goals and dreams, but they're not entirely correct. Life is a gift and you CHOOSE how you want to live it. It's your life, not theirs, they can't tell you how to live it right? Not everybody can fulfill their dreams. But if some people like to see life as working...
    DarkZircon78 DarkZircon78 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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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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    We are always trying to find

    that happiness...."when I get a raise, when I have kids, when I have a job, when I have a car." We rush thru life trying to find that elusive thing that will make us "happy." We worry about dying...I know I do!! But if you are always worried about that or always looking for...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    Life is all about the experiences,

    the people you meet the friends along the road we travel. The destination for us all is the end of the road, death. So be like me and take the road less traveled, fall in love...and then again lol live life to the full. Don't let petty differences get in your way or life's...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2014

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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 3 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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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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    Yes it's a journey! Until we get old!

    The journey is, it depends of how did we do it? how did we enjoy, how did we embrace all what we do and not. The destination is death that's were we go, even if your ready or not, some of us is not lucky enough to die in old age. Just my own way?
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    Stranger in yourself Have you ever look at a

    picture of yourself and see a stranger looking back at you?? Have you ever asked yourself if you're life has a meaning? How many people care that you are in his / hers life? Our if you are part of someones life? Our do you now if you part of someones destiny when there dreams...
    tomanyfeeling28 tomanyfeeling28 26-30, F 1 Response May 25

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    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2014

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    Oh... The things these eyes have seen

    and places these feet have traveled.
    StellatedOdin StellatedOdin 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I have a massive headachey-migrainey thing

    going on very badly this morning....the kind that causes partial temporary blindness and me having to stay horizontal (with piles of work to get done, oh joy oh bliss)...... QUICK SOMEONE GIVE ME A REMEDY!!! 🍷💊🔨💉🚬🔧
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    "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, 2014

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    When you get to where you're at,

    what else is there to strive for? Along the way of the path you're taking, the people you meet, unexpected places you visit, and valuable lessons are SO much more important than racing to get to the top. Sure, you should have goals and such, but I've come to realize that life...
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F Nov 1, 2014

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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 2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    Sitting at the bedside of a man today,

    dying of cancer. Just a week ago he shared some of his life experiences with me. They were hard experiences, little money so he quit high school to work, went through a divorce, lost more than one of his children at a young age, experienced the loss of his second wife, and...
    jules7712 jules7712 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    Not everyone will understand your journey.

    That's okay. You are here to live your life, not to make everyone understand.
    Hanna36 Hanna36 36-40, F May 24

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    Act as if what you do matters.

    ..because it does.
    mscindydfw mscindydfw 46-50, F 1 Response May 25

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    something i read once

    and i wanted to share with you but is not from me!!!! (") Here we are all of us basically alone, separate creature just circling each other, all searching for the smallest hint of a real connection. Some looking in the wrong places, some looking in the wrong people. Some just...
    tomanyfeeling28 tomanyfeeling28 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Thats a quote from the movie "Peaceful Warrior".

    Movie was decent, the quote from the movie is excellent.
    twentyfirsthd twentyfirsthd 26-30, T 1 Response Nov 22, 2014

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    It's a long winding road!

    You'll never know if you reach your own destination! Don't you wonder yourself if you could go there early or just in a right time?
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F Nov 10, 2014

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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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    I see life as being somewhat like an

    everlasting journey whose ultimate destination may forever be just a little bit further beyond reach no matter how far we travel. Yet it becomes all the more richer and fulfilling a voyage because of all the different things we learn and experience along its neverending course...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 28

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    i don't know if this is the right group to put

    it in, i wrote this a long time ago...too many years ago....with my best friend...she's an angel now...that's why this paragraph is special to me...we were supposed to walk through life together.....but...life happened and took her away... May you rest in piece angel...
    theoneyoullneverforget theoneyoullneverforget 18-21, F May 2

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    All relationships are supported by the one you

    have with YOURSELF - your beliefs and self-talk, your level of self-love or self-hate, the dark/light balance within you, the masculine/feminine parts of you, the degree of self-worth and self-respect you nurture, and most importantly your connection with your inner voice, your...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2014

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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 9 Responses Aug 27, 2011

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    Something to think about.

    ., Two things define you....
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2014

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    I liked this article I ran across today

    so I thought I'd share it. And above is a photo from one of my recent #13's. :) "1. All truth is a paradox. Life is a precious unfathomably beautiful gift; and it is impossible here, on the incarnational side of things. It has been a very bad match for those of us who were born...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 20 Responses Apr 14

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    Ropster Ropster 70+, M Nov 2, 2014

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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 16 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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    So, I've been trying to figure out how to live

    around our capitalistic society. I'm thinking, to start off, get 4-5 like minded people under the same roof with 2-3 cars, and just take shifts working part time jobs. After a little adaption, every few months or so, relocate. I have no problem picking cans for gas money. I'd...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 19

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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 16 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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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...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F Sep 8, 2014

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