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I Believe Perception Is Not Always Reality

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    Now I Know Differently

    Years ago someone said to me perception is reality and up until last week I would have said the same thing. Now I know better...reality like the TRUTH always lies somewhere in the middle of the 2 stories.
    natashamarie natashamarie 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2010

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    I don't know i seems can't madly in love no more. I've loved once, first love that wasn't sweet at all. He didn't love me back even he hated me just because he knew i had a feeling...
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    This is a statement I truly resonate with. For example, I am a 22 year old young adult though many strangers at first glance mistake me for a high school student because of my...
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    For some reason...I'm totally capable of love and loving people who do not return it. I can give and give and give love...even when I feel like I have nothing left to give, I...
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    Like many others here have stated, the person asking wants to hear you say "ok" in spite of reality. So, they are only asking how you are in order superficially appear to care...
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    How can I? It's all so orchestrated by the government's of this world, we have no effing idea what the reality is.
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