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I Can't Afford The Luxury Of Being Negative

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    My Mantra

    “I have the power to choose a positive path. I realize that walking the journey is not always easy but the road to happiness is mine for the taking. "
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses May 14, 2011

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    Positivity

    I need to be positive. If I am not positive I can't be happy. I want happiness, and I want to feel good. There is a lot of negativity in this world, and I try to bring the positive into mine.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 2 Responses May 10, 2011

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    I Can't Allow Myself To Be Negative.

    Because if I was absolutely everything in my life would turn to ****. That's just how it goes, as soon as I allow those negative thoughts in I become a complete wreck and let everything around me collapse.
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F May 18, 2011

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    Wouldn'T It Be Nice

    Ugh adulthood sucks sometimes. Single adulthood blows. There is no second income to scoop me up if I fall short. There is no one else keeping track of events. There is no one else to keep track of mail and bills. There is no one else to clean up, do the laundry and the hundreds...
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 2 Responses May 28, 2013

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    Rose Colored Glasses

    Rose colored glasses are not very practical but stopping to smell the roses is.  Amongst the pain and chaos there is always something to see that is positive even if it's the realization that this to will pass.
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F 4 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    I got my first permit when I was 17. No one cared enough to trust me with their car. I'm not smart enough to learn how, so I guess it figures. So now I'm 29 and utterly useless to...
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    maleficent08 maleficent08 31-35, F Jul 17

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    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Jul 19

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    Eh, I for one do censor my thoughts because something in me is self-conscious towards myself...but it's strange, and rather pathetic that I feel so-- my thoughts are probably...
    Ewoo Ewoo 16-17 1 day ago

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    I mean it really sucks when people start lieing and thhink you wouldn't get it. Or when they don't want to hear the truth and start blaming you. But the thing is that the truth is...
    justbe00 justbe00 31-35, F Jun 29

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    He was my first kiss back in the summer between 8th grade and 9th grade. 11 years has passed since then and the day he asked me to go out on a date with him I was nervous, almost...
    Hugsandkisses2621 Hugsandkisses2621 22-25, F Jul 1

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    If you believe in God, or nothing or some other deity, I feel like it's a cruel piece in our genetic make up for us to seek companionship. It's something we have no control over...
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    If it weren't for the fact that alcohol taste like.. Alcohol.. Than yeah I would get drunk everyday, but I hate THAT certain taste of alcohol. It's way to strong and I just can't...
    DesrayMinqez DesrayMinqez 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    When i was in 8th grade, (i'm in 10th now) i was bullied to the point that i was going to kill myself. i'm better with handling it now, but sometimes like tonight i just can't...
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    leftaalone leftaalone 22-25, T 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I can't take it anymore! I always am being called names by my moms ex. He shouldn't even be there! Why doesn't my mom see that he's treating me like this! Sure I have anger...
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    I'm so upset, I keep filling in this box and erasing it. I can't even. I just can't. I hate myself.
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    HarmonyEvers HarmonyEvers 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    My mind some times just starts racing out of control jumping from topic to topic. I try to write it down done times but it goes to fast and I miss the middle bit. Even goes so fast...
    ApollosArrow ApollosArrow 18-21 2 Responses Jun 29

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    skull55 skull55 16-17, M Jun 29

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    It's all I can think about. Every moment of every day. It happened over 4 years ago. Why can't I move on?! :'(
    ashdavenport ashdavenport 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 29

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    steph102112 steph102112 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I can't stop. I just can't.
    thatonegirl218 thatonegirl218 13-15, F Jul 1

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    clawrist clawrist 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    seasalticecream seasalticecream 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    I feel so down...I can't go to sleep...I miss him a lot...I couldn't see him this weekend...can't get him out of my mind...
    Mamasita25 Mamasita25 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    This is the fourth night this is happening. I wake up feeling light headed, can't breathe, and can't feel my heart beat or I can feel it getting weaker. I seriously don't know...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    No matter how beautiful a girl is I just can't bring myself to date a bisexual girl and it sucks because I feel like most of them are confused which is cliche and I don't want to...
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