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I Broke My Promise to Myself

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    Last week I attended a meeting of a senior manager at my work..He discussed different things of business and for the last few minutes wanted the audience to talk and participate in something interesting. A group of 30-35 listeners at the meeting all wondering what could be...
    papri papri 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2013

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    Always Do..

    I promised myself not to cry even though how hard life seemed to be, I would try to move ahead but I can never keep promises to myself. I often break down into tears since things happening around me seem to tell me I am a loser, valueless and worthless maybe. Past few years has...
    papri papri 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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    My Promise

    last year i was friends with a guy named tyler..he was pretty cool but he is selfish..at the beginning of the year we did not talk but there was a girl in my english class and me and her became friends..after a while she told me she was dating him and i was like really!!..then i...
    jnez86030 jnez86030 18-21, M Mar 24, 2011

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    I just don't get why you would make a promise if you didn't mean it, if you didn't want to promise then you could of said something alternative to 'I promise'
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    Azureal Azureal 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    whoaitsalex whoaitsalex 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    mrsrshaw mrsrshaw 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    mozaq mozaq 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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