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I Believe Life Is About The Journey Not The Destination

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    I believe, that many people,

    are living, just to prepare for death. In ALL generations of man, same belief. "We Are living in the END TIMES ". For THEM; IT WAS !
    Shankman55 Shankman55 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 8

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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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    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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    Driving around aimlessly has fast become a

    favorite hobby since my first memories of driving my first car. Just me, the car, and the road. Despite traffic being slowed because of road construction, potholes, slick and icy roads in winter, countless detours, or wet pavement during rain storms..........I've enjoyed it all...
    AKLady15 AKLady15 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 19

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 27

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 25

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    effort without error ends in gratitude,

    yet success ment with struggle is appreciated
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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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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    Oh... The things these eyes have seen

    and places these feet have traveled.
    StellatedOdin StellatedOdin 22-25, M May 28

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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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    My mother died, when I was in my early 20's.

    She was the Mom everyone wished they had, and "everyone" loved her. Not more then me though. It's been over 30 years now, I'm about her age when she died. I use to dream, she was still alive, and I'd say in my dream.., "where have you been ?". She'd never answer, she would...
    Shankman55 Shankman55 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 1

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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 14 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    When Life Gives You Lemons.

    ..Weeks after I received some unexpected news, I can still remember feeling some intense moments of anger. The kind of anger that sneaks up and engulfs you so completely, that the palms of my hands would be lined with tiny crescent moons my fingernails had left behind. I suppose...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    Like peaches =^.^= and chocolate

    and friends and peaches *mouth starts watering from sudden want of peaches* oh and I think the journey is the best part! The destination is just an added bonus... Like cake!~<3
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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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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    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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    Aging. It's not the years That are my

    label; Lack of passion- Like the cracks In the settling Of my old house, Slowly making their way Up from the foundation Into my living room, Define who I am. I have become.... Old.
    Livedeliberately Livedeliberately 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 16

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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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    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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    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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    I'm in a writing group,

    and we were given the prompt to write something about the chance we never took. I struggled with the prompt because taking a chance is not something I've really been scared to do. I've often closed my eyes and leapt and I found incredible adventures because of it. I believe in...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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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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    ..then, she began to breathe

    and live and every moment took her to a place where goodbyes were hard to come by. She was in love, but not in love with someone or something, she was in love with her life. And for the first time, in a long time, everything was inspiring..
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Ropster Ropster 70+, M Nov 2, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Jul 8

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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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    Act as if what you do matters.

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

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    There's so much more to life than finding

    someone who will want you or being sad over someone who doesn't. There's a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn't need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with...
    silverfox54 silverfox54 61-65, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    jack3683 jack3683 16-17, M Nov 1, 2014

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