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I Believe Life Is Teaching You Some Painful Lessons

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    I guess it is. People always tell me

    that my family really loves me, and that I just don't look hard enough to see it. But.. They don't live my life. And they wouldn't try as hard as I do to pretend they care— to search for reasons they might in the smallest comments they make.. But they don't. Not really. And...
    DementedKarkat DementedKarkat 13-15, T 2 Responses Sep 7, 2015

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    Dear Life

    I have received from you A pair of magic wings That gave me the power to fly Even without going anywhere I lived wonderful moments Of dreams, blessings And lots of smiles Feeling the wind of change Blowing in different directions Building new obstacles Surprises, tests to the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    The expertise in abstracted relations lie in

    the power of sense and meaning. One who is blind will feel his way around. Another who is deaf may use his hand to signal. The sense in using abstracted relation is to prove it through the test of knowledge and meaning. If you cannot test the Fate of Time, test it with Faith. It...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Sep 7, 2015

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    So my in-laws are extremely dysfunctional

    and my DH tells me that I dwell on the "drama". An almost ex SIL (BIL too cheap to hire a lawyer, so technically they are still married) who bullies her way into everything with my ILs. They cave in to her demands for fear of not seeing their grandchild (they have six others...
    AnSeilide4 AnSeilide4 36-40, F Dec 27, 2015

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    Dating Lessons We All Learn.

    I just got out of a fifteen year marriage to a man I thought would be there forever but it didnt work out so now Im serated and dating men and I fell for a few since my seperation. I fell in love with a mean man who thought it was nice to not text me back or call me then call a...
    rachel0471 rachel0471 36-40 2 Responses Nov 22, 2010

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    Heartbroken Lessons

    Sometimes it takes a lot of heartbreak and pain to teach us the lessons we need in life to be a better person.  Below you will find some of the things I have learned from the pain. Love has nothing to do with looks, but everything to do with time...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 14 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    You're Such A Garbage!

    One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the...
    ar93 ar93 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Keep Moving Forward! :)

    A jobless man applied for the position of ‘office boy’ at a very big company. The employer interviewed him, then a test: clean the floor. “You are hired.” – the employer said. ”Give me your email address, and I’ll send you the application to fill, as well as when...
    ar93 ar93 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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    Yes, I guess the main thing

    that I've learned from life is that its not always a fairytale and not everybody gets a happy ending.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 Sep 7, 2015

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    I was travelling/hitch hiking with my

    ex-boyfriend this summer, and we were going to go across country. He is crazy and is addicted to drugs, so I felt kind of safe with him. He had an awareness of the streets like I didn't. It was going very well, until I wouldn't have sex with him. Then he had a break down. He...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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    You never really can take back words.

    .. Beautiful or hateful, it's out in the open. You can be praised for them, hated, make no difference, or be forgiven, but they're there, and they always will be. A few years ago, I had a fight with my sister. I said the kind of things that leave a bad taste in your mouth, stuff...
    SophiePlease SophiePlease 16-17, F Feb 7, 2015

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    No matter how harsh and painful my life is

    right now, someday.... Someday, a day will come when I can smile every day.
    SmileyFace1014 SmileyFace1014 16-17, F Apr 11, 2014

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    We're told that the universe gives up what we can cope with, nothing more, nothing less. In that case, Im superwoman. I could go through the endless list of crap that's come my way, or maybe I should call them life lessons, but I think life lessons are a mixture of good and bad...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    "I have a Sun who is a challenge to teach.

    Every time he did something that mimicked my command, I would reward him with a tasty treat. One day, I gave him a treat for something good that he'd done. It was shaped like a Star, but he did not take it from me. However, when I began singing to him about the treat, he took...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Sep 6, 2015

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    Painful Yet Rewarding

    "Some of our best lessons come out of painful experiences. Most of my significant life lessons have been painful and have often had something to do with people that I trusted, respected and (stupidly) expected more of. Darn those expectations!!! Over the years I have had...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2010

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    The Lesson Learned From An Optimistic Donkey

    One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.He invited all...
    ar93 ar93 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

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    I Am A Warrior

    I am a warrior and survivor. I use to let the pain of life lessons eat at me, now I embrace the pain as if it is trying to conquer me and I fight its attack upon me.
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 29, 2010

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    Is There Any Medicne For This Pain

    new one to this site.dont known where to start from, start frm 11 class got failed not because i dont study but want to leave home to become monk.then mom scold me..my family started seeing me as alooser..lost my self esteem a lot.after that while duing my graduation lost upto...
    hondabrio hondabrio 22-25, M Feb 27, 2013

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    Sometimes Too Many Lessons

    I know that life is painful and that we must find our way through the minefields but it too often almost becomes too painful to bare.  I have gone through some really powerful lessons that almost brought me to destruction.  I have lived through loss, pain, mental...
    Michellewhois Michellewhois 56-60 Jan 30, 2010

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    I Am Not Ment To Be Happy

    I was expecting too much to expect a guy to look past the child sex abuse I went thru and see the woman inside. I was wrong for wanting a nice young guy to like me!!! I deserved joyce abusing me. I deserved ken rape ing me for my childhood mistakes. I deserved to fail university...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Apr 15, 2011

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    Ouch ...

    Life's lessons can be painful.  But it's the kind of pain which I welcome usually with hindsight.  At the time I may curse the situation and wish things could be different.  When I look back, perhaps remembering a difficult time, I can see that there was a purpose...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 15 Responses Dec 4, 2009

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    Some refuse to question their authority.

    Whether the sun is shining, the rain is falling, or the sky has no emotion, the best part in discovery is to simply ask. However, the more educated you are through each sense, the less you will be able to question. The heart of this situation lies in pride and willingness. - I...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Sep 6, 2015

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    Shout out to: all the procrastinators,

    like me, who end up finishing something at 2:00 AM and decide to just do the rest of their homework before class. =.= Also go the duck to sleep. Nighty lol
    VanishedDea VanishedDea 18-21, F Oct 27, 2014

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    "If I suspect something,

    I abstractedly trust in running a test. If I get the same results repeatedly, I question it. The same test may run itself a million different ways a thousand times, but by the time someone shouts out the answer, I would've already have ran mad". - ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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    How much truth does one need to stamp on

    himself to sound as a truthful person ? How much Fakeness does one need to stamp on himself to prove that he is fake? People who love you,will always believe you first. People who study you for experiments will forever remain suspicious of you. I can be 99% truthful,and 1...
    KosmicKonnection KosmicKonnection 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2015

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    And for some people it's learning how to clean

    off their plates before putting them in the sink. I'm awfully weary of touching soggy food. Keep the nasty to yourself lol Do the world a favor and be considerate of the person doing dishes.
    VanishedDea VanishedDea 18-21, F Oct 15, 2014

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    who am I to run from my heart... it only hurts more... that the way I could have gone.
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    I like to watch movies while I study. I have it playing in the background and will put the movie on mute if I really have to concentrate.
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    My beautiful girlfriend has been suffering from memories of being abused, attacked and crushed by an evil ex. He is a despicable individual who uses a position of authority to get...
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    You claim you know me but how and what?? You know me because I have made you know me ..As because I have always felt you are someone very close,my own with whom I can share...
    winterfall winterfall 41-45 3 days ago

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    All it takes is a simple "I know I deserve better.."
    PassionateWisdom PassionateWisdom 22-25, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Well people come and go and life must go on.I just think that everyone has this huge role or maybe just small role in your life.Its like a movie of your life and everyone you've...
    felicia123angel felicia123angel 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." Aristotle said this more than 2,000 years ago. And it still holds true today. What is...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This is a true story of what happened to Greg Zaffuto. I have just experienced much the same and do not want this to happen to you, so I am sharing the following. I apologize for...
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    I think its a great way to connect and heal and creates a bond between to people...Im very sensitive to poeples feelings, trustworthy..compassionate and non judging..and have many...
    Smartsweethang Smartsweethang 41-45, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    There's a lot of unspoken pressure to keep liking the things you used to like and to keep dressing the way you've always dressed and to never question what you believe in and...
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin 18-21, F a week ago

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    I will read wikipedia articles for pure fun when I'm bored.
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    I always put my socks on first when getting dressed.
    eastcoast2westcoast eastcoast2westcoast 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I have a fantastic group ( include 2 girls and 3 dude and me 😊 and I am dude 😊😊) we will go for adventure in Friday for 7 hours at least!!!! We look for every experience...
    arshiazare arshiazare 13-15, M Feb 1

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    I like to eat ice cream for breakfast. Specifically Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia flavored ice cream.
    dgjf123 dgjf123 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 1