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I Believe We Are Here To Learn

We Are Here To Learn From One Another 1,221 People

    I Have Learned A Lot About Myself And Others

    I found EP googling about sexless marriages. I joined when I found others had the same concerns I did. It was relieving, validating, and helped me feel like I could receive support from others as I was too self-conscious to discuss these concerns with my friends. I became a...
    WoodRooster WoodRooster 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 26, 2013

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    A Believer In Learning More..

    Learning is a process we go through everyday. In the beginning we start as babies, toddlers, teenagers, and adults... Each phase we learn so much to prosper and strive. Wisdom is a deep understanding of knowledge. Learning is a way to gain more realization of people, things...
    PrivateLegit PrivateLegit 41-45, F Aug 9, 2012

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    Request.....

    I asked for the strength... And the life gave me the difficulties to make me strong. I asked for the wisdom... And the life gave me problems to resolve. I asked for the prosperity... And the life gave me a brain and muscles to work. I asked I could fly... And the life gave me...
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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    Candles.

    Once upon a time, four candles. Their names were : Peace, Trust, Love and Hope. Nobody believes in me, says the peace, I am not any more right to continue to burn ! And the candle was switched off. More nobody has faith in me, says the Trust, why did I continue to waste away...
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 14, 2011

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    Here To Learn

    Here to learn,So I believe,Life,A learning experience,Perhaps,Preparing us,For the next world,but,First things first,Let's deal with this one.
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 Apr 6, 2012

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    Two Commandments For The Molecular Age

    1.Thou shalt not alter the consciousness of thy fellow men. 2. Thou shalt not prevent thy fellow man from altering his or her own consciousness.
    Piptery Piptery 18-21, F Feb 18, 2013

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    Stop Waiting...

    Stop waiting…We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and we’ll be more content when they are.After that, we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We...
    PL466 PL466 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2013

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    Learn And Grow

    I know that everyone has a different belief as to why we are here. Well, my belief is that we are here just to learn and grow. The whole purpose of life is to learn to become a better person.I think that we all start out as no better than animals, but we are all given the chance...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 Mar 28, 2013

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    In My Dreams

    I often have dreams of loved ones that have passed. I have dreams where I can fly. I have dreams where amazing scenes unfold and the super-natural is in every moment. I believe that if I search inside my soul for what is right I will reach a higher state. Sometimes in my dreams...
    TigersEyes TigersEyes 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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    Nosce Te Ipsum

    The one who really knows the art of the war never makes a mistake when he enters movement, nor is in court when he undertakes an action. That is why it is said: " which knows the other one and knows himself will not be undone; which knows Sky and Earth will fly from victory in...
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 3, 2011

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    Does Reincarnation Exist Until The Point We Learn And Can Move On?

    Sometimes I wonder if we are reincarnated in this world to learn from maybe past failed lives, or maybe we get it right the first time and it all goes swimingly and we move on to higher dimensions, a place with god, heaven, however your philosophy likes to put it. We are here to...
    bmdremann bmdremann 18-21 4 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Making Room

    They’re called pathways. Actually, it has something to do with neurons in our brains transmitting back and forth to each other. They transmit new ideas, new experiences, new facts, and this back and forth, this “learning” creates the so-called pathways. Then the...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 10 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    Searching For Wisdom

    'Live a century and you know a lot of things: how to navigate by starlight, what to say to a grieving widow, where bears hide in the winter. Under all this flotsam, you could scrape down to the barest truths – that, for example, it was not blood you passed down to your children...
    touchOFspring touchOFspring 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 16, 2012

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    Surprise

    Well surprise among surprises.When I joined in 2007 I assumed I'd just chat.  That was good enough for me.I never knew I'd connect with the entire globe. It didn't occur with me, who knew?I've learned about people, their countries, how they think / feel about life.Amazing how we...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 7 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    Things Life Has Taught Me

    1. Never use a permanent solution for a temporary problem. 2. The sweetest romance always includes a little mystery. 3. Blessings sometimes come in disguise....just like angels. 4. What is done to us does not define who we are. How we handle it does. 5. Asking what race...
    sweetromance2 sweetromance2 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2013

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    Does fear cause real diarrhea

    or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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    A friend told me I do not talk about me much.

    The answer is: I believe it is important what YOU have to say. I may just be enjoying the present. Another friend pointed cleverly that we - givers- require energy to be who we are. Sometimes, that energy is drained by someone or a situation that needed. So, I am writing this...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Help Me! I Obsess Over Everything!

    Question: I have been living with panic attacks and anxiety for about 16 years. It started after I stopped using drugs. I constantly thought I was going to or was in the act of having a heart attack. Then, it started me checking windows and doors repeatedly every night, and the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Sep 9, 2013

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    Learn

    LEARN Numerous are the ones Who want to learn, Rare are the ones Who agree to listen to. A single word is enough to indicate the Universe But in how many words is it necessary to us to turn to half-open it? Learn to prefer the natural evidence to the studious argumentation of...
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 14, 2011

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    Learn !

    we are here to learn what is love  , we do not know what  love is, and we need to learn !because everything is love and about love,nothing else is real ! only a  illusion with the purpose of teaching us  love !
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 25, 2011

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    Learning is what we do from the moment we are

    born. Whatever you doing right now, you had to learn how to do it.
    Qataram Qataram 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Not Quite...

    I believe we are here to breed. As a by product of evolution we have the capacity to effect change through learning but we must not forget the burden of responsibility that comes with that... to filter out the rubbish and teach.
    AngeGardien AngeGardien 46-50, M Aug 25, 2013

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    We Are Here To Learn

    we are all here to learn from other's experiences and i think i have learnt a lot especially over here on ep they are so many of them who hate me but not all of them some of them love me i have learnt one important lesson that you should never believe anyone i still want a true...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M Aug 25, 2012

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    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Lateral Moves And Perching Birds

    It isn't all about the goal line. It just isn't. I'm not sure why, but we are taught from a young age to aspire to great things. Much is made today of the Cinderella fantasy; that there is a happily ever after, for example. Women's groups hate that young girls are subliminally...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 18 Responses May 27, 2011

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    Blackmail.

    All have been exploited, there is only one way to create wealth in a country already rich : blackmail. This is the merchant who lies by saying: "This is the last article I have and if you do not take it right away, I have another client who is interested", to the highest level...
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    Cunning.

    Truth is not a beautiful woman hidden in a well, but a shy bird which only cunning may catch. J. Conrad
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2011

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    Growing Riddle

    For my epeeps... as many of you have been into cheesy songs lately. This is as far cheesy the faerie may be. For now. ;p I'm sure there would be some more. They pop here and there, now and then. For my son, Sylph Jr... may you continue solving the riddle as you grow. For my dad...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2011

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    Loosing A Friend.

    I recently found out that a good friend has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and it is breaking my heart. He is a good man, and Father to 4 children who are going to grow up without a dad, it's killing me. My friend is 39 years old, and has just gotten his life squared away...
    40yearoldfreshman 40yearoldfreshman 41-45, M Jul 27, 2012

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    Because I Said So

    Life Truth #867: You cannot make someone do something they do not want to do. Period. But many, many people believe apparently that they can try, that is, some people believe so strongly that they understand things on a level superior to those whom they are trying to convince...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    Life, The "Father"

    In all the comings and goings of my paths, I always knew in my heart that even though everything changes, sometimes nothing really changes because everything stays here, within me. It takes time for me to realize what kind of step I should take. Then, something „talks“ to me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 19, 2011

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    Unknown....the Greatest Teacher

    "We do not become healers. We came as healers. We are healers. Some of us are still catching up to what we are. We do not become storytellers. We came as carriers of the stories we and our ancestors actually lived. We are living story. Some of us are still catching up...
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 6 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    Superfluous.

    The conquest of the superfluous gives a greater spiritual excitement that the conquest of need. Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need. G. Bachelard (Psychoanalysis of Fire)
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 26, 2011

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    Oh, I Get It, But Now I Am Sore

    I have this image in my head of a child getting spanked (Dennis the Menace?), or Dagwood putting Blondie over his knee. I think Ricky used to do that to Lucy as well.  My siblings and I got the metal kitchen spatula to the butt--often. There was time when it...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 12 Responses Nov 13, 2010

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    The Internal Fight

    An old Cherokee man teaches the life to his grandson. A fight takes place inside me, he says to the boy. A terrible fight between two wolves. The one is bad: it is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greediness, arrogance, pity on itself, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, vanity...
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 14, 2011

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    Soul Growth

    I guess I've always been a spiritually aware and awake person. Maybe that makes me a fortunate person, who arrived on this planet a little more in touch with the state of my soul than most. If I didn't believe I am here to learn, grow and elevate my soul, I am not sure I would...
    abby76 abby76 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    Rappelling

    I have been climbing for some time now, trying to reach the summit. It is exhausting, the ascent. You have to take it slowly, as the uneven terrain can be treacherous; there are pitfalls everywhere. Sometimes there are sharp rocks jutting out unevenly, which can trip you up. I...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 14 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    "Bertha" is a lovely lady

    who is in her early eighties. I have been taking care of her for almost a decade. During all these years I have witnessed several important landmarks in the book of her life. I was there when her husband was diagnosed with an incurable genetic disorder. As he started to become...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Here To Learn Who We Really Are

    Yes, I believe we are here to learn but I don't believe that is our purpose. I believe we are here to EXPERIENCE creation. The native American group known as the Toltec believed in the beginning GOD was all. There was no-Thing that was not God. God could not stand on the...
    KenStanley KenStanley 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 13, 2012

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    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7

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    I believe we are here to learn

    and grow as individuals, then as family, then as a community. I believe everyone has been given a gift. Maybe the gift to heal, or to teach, maybe to throw a 90 mph fastball. But each of has a gift. I believe we meant to find that gift, perfect that gift. And then GIVE...
    say81 say81 51-55, M Feb 6

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    More, Less........

    Nowadays, we have higher buildings and wider highways, but our level of tolerance is lower and our spirit is more narrow. We spend more, but we have fun less. We have bigger houses, but smaller families. We have more compromise, but less time. We have more knowledge, but less...
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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    Life Happens

    Our lives are made up of events, some pleasant and some not so much, and how we deal with those events is what makes us who we are. This is what I tell myself. I repeat it like a mantra because each day presents us with challenges, small and large, and when you feel overwhelmed...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 9 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    It Is Your Choice How You Treat Others.

    Have you polluted the world around you With your crassness and your crude? Have you been less than you can be Been ignorant and rude? Have you hit someone or punched someone directly in the gut? Have you tainted this EP world Cause you are simply in a rut? Shame on you! Have...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Some users just go on adding everyone on the planet into their circle and go on bragging about their so called problems and when someone tries to help, they never even respond and...
    thestranger89 thestranger89 22-25, M Mar 31

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    i am feeling so much better today, i meet an amazing people. i can't describe how happy i am now. hmm hope you guys have a perfect day! God bless y'all
    klooey klooey 13-15, F Mar 22

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    All Men Saved ? ~ Predestination is the doctrine that God alone is the One who chooses who is saved, that He ordains the means, the time, and the circumstances of salvation and...
    PMEWhite PMEWhite 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    All Men Saved ? ~ Predestination is the doctrine that God alone is the One who chooses who is saved, that He ordains the means, the time, and the circumstances of salvation and...
    PMEWhite PMEWhite 31-35, M Apr 8

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    My Japanese learning stemmed from my love for anime and wanting to watch it without subtitles. The more I learned Japanese and the culture behind the language the more interested...
    Kingme1234 Kingme1234 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Some may think it's silly, but i do. I believe they are here and they are hidden. they don't want to be found, if they are found they'll be taken and tested on, and most likely...
    trippyprincess trippyprincess 13-15, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I think lessons are really learned and understood better when you make a mistake and feel its full consequences. If you get away with bad things you learn nothing. If you feel and...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I once not long ago was a flag waving, gun rights freak, fox news watching tool who felt racial towards foreigners. But then it hit me. All these wars we fight, all this garbage...
    HeyIThappens HeyIThappens 18-21 Mar 28

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    We must hurt in order to grow, fail in order to know, and lose in order to gain. Because some lessons in life, are best learned through pain.
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Making friends is wonderful. Somebody you can talk to in the dead of night and have them understand and support you. That's sort of what I'm here for- a support group besides the...
    UndeadMassacre UndeadMassacre 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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