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I Believe People Can Surprise You Sometimes

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    So today in the locker room

    after swimming I found out three very interesting things about the girl next to me. 1) she is a lesbian 2) her sister is dead, so she's taking care of her kids 3) her mother smokes pot with her from time to time. ...I live in an interesting town.
    Erotavlas Erotavlas 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    When A Loved One Dies, Amazing People Step In

    the strongest feeling i still have from the period of time after Pete (the love of my mother's life) died was the shock and absolute gratitude I felt for the people who came out of the woodwork, the daily grind, and even the moderate-to-distant past in order to support my family...
    AllSeeingMeli AllSeeingMeli 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2010

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    Their Hidden Ability.

    People can suprise you in ways you wouldn't imagine. It will come at you so fast, that you won't have time to react.One of my friends suffer from autism. He wouldn't speak to anyone, and seem isolated from society. He was often teased and taunted, but he didn't care. He attended...
    dave0903 dave0903 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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    Pure Enchantment

    Enchantment is poetry that makes my soul sing. Some don’t last long, but I really like is the one that last forever. Being enchanted is to open the same window everyday and feel a beautiful sunrise  embroidery on the screen of my heart. A dawn that smiles at me and many...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    It's so rare to find people

    that are actually willing to really show you who they are. I've always been afraid to be open with people because of the bare-ness and vulnerability that goes along with it. I've always wondered about how much I have to give, and whether it would be enough for the people around...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F Mar 4

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    Gremlins

    After a great deal of consternation, I figured out how I was going to brace my pier for the winter. This was to be my first remodeling-type project since the divorce. I went to the store, bought the materials (that I really couldn't afford), and was set to spend the afternoon...
    PeachesGalore PeachesGalore 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2012

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    :') If people can read my thought, I'd be a dead meat already~
    RachelThatsall RachelThatsall 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I sometimes wonder what my life would be like if I was with my secret crush instead of my boyfriend who generally acts like he has the IQ of a 2 month old.
    brokenhearted89 brokenhearted89 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I have sexual thoughts...
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    That you can learn alot of things from being with others, being more relaxed. Less insecure, and alot of other things. Many say that dogs or other pets are good for peoples health...
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    ladysapio ladysapio 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    hey people im bedro and im here to try and help. I know how it feels to be struggling, i was once in a situation where things where not going my way and I had problems mounting on...
    bedrohelps bedrohelps 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    This is about suicide. - You can feel it. That's what dying is. Some sort of closure. I can feel it. Beautiful maroons and ceruleans shadowed against my face. I just sat there...
    natarisworld11 natarisworld11 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I'm never usually rude without reason. But when I was younger I used to be rude to people because they were going through something I didn't understand.. I live with a whole...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have wondered for an immensely long time why people who have a sour attitude never get what they deserve. Always wondered why these people are allowed to live and hurt others...
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    I think each human was born to find someone (or someones) who would shape the way they think or act. Its a really nice feeling when you find them. The decisions you make now affect...
    deleted deleted 26-30 a week ago

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    Its weird how this works. But has been my experience. I cherish the fact and moment. I never take anything for granted.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M Jul 19

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    I recently posted on this same subject: EP Link The one thing I forgot to mention is that it's equally important that when those people seem to disappear, don't cut them off and...
    alteregoeleven alteregoeleven 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I can honestly pinpoint a fact in which everyone who has come into my life has benefitted me.
    Abayoumi Abayoumi 26-30, F Jul 19

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    I can win this game, life. My fiance has fallen into depression. The same depression that ate me. When your bosses don't value you, when someone sits across from you, less...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I can't expect you to understand or even wish to understand but I sure can hope you try. Because effort is how you understand people around you and without some kind of effort in...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Either way it goes, whoever it is that is in your life, or around your life, is a blessing or a lesson. That's how I see it at least.
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    It’s just not always obvious why. And it’s not always how things will progress. I’ve only been on this site for about 2 months and have made some many connections and a few...
    alteregoeleven alteregoeleven 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 17

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    Sometimes the reason is not entirely clear. And sometimes it is just to cause the most excruciating pain. At least that serves the purpose of allowing you to know what the good...
    Saintlysinner Saintlysinner 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Sometimes for target practice.
    GenesiusRedux GenesiusRedux 51-55, M 10 Responses Jul 17

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    A Longing I so long to look in your eyes, Love, to see just a glimpse of your soul... Instead, we are doomed to be parted, leaving our hearts with a hole. I so long to...
    Seabreezing Seabreezing 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    yes i believe..and because of that person you change your life
    rhona101 rhona101 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Most Definitely fate is for real
    GingerJensen34 GingerJensen34 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    To play with your mind usually.
    BreakingBored BreakingBored 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 13

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    Let's just dream about each other, then it won't be real. Let's dream a little dream - in the moment, we can feel. Let's just dance with each other through the music...
    Seabreezing Seabreezing 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I believe in helping others, sometimes I admit I feel grumpy at the time, not all the time. I don't show it because people being helped would feel worse, I can't allow that. But I...
    domesticgypsy domesticgypsy 46-50, F Jul 12

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