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I Changed When I Learned The Truth

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    The Thing That Tells The 800 Pound Gorilla Where To Sleep

    I was 11 years old when I contracted HIV, I was diagnosed with AIDS at 16. The news was a relief, actually, after a couple of years of waiting around to find out and adjusting to adolescence while nursing bleeding ulcers, when my doctors had already known for a year and were just...
    g1bs0n g1bs0n 41-45, M Dec 19, 2012

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    I Changed Many Times... For The Worst Most The Time

    I changed when she lied to us about the divorce, then changed again dressed in confusion when I found out the truth... I changed when I found the truth that drugs can distort your reality. I changed when I found out I was a drug addict, getting high wasn't for fun it was to live...
    Kidd12 Kidd12 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2012

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    Sharing A Life With Somone Is Far Different Than Them Completing Yours...

    I guess I changed when the realization that a single individual can't complete another person, finally kicked in. They can only make them better, improve them, or in the words of the lyrical "genius" that is Beyonce: upgrade them. I guess that's what they had in mind when they...
    KTFrankie KTFrankie 18-21 Jan 24, 2013

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    I Had A Dream

    Today , I had a dream, That made me to scream; Sitting in the full moon night alone on the beach, Chilling weather and a complete silence prevailed all over, As if the whole nature was sleeping taking its blanket over; Then a bird captured my sight , Trying to find a place to...
    ayush201992 ayush201992 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 7, 2013

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    Him

    This is an inspirational little tidbit I wrote when I was feeling particularly nostalgic. This is dedicated to my long lost friend...he ended up dumping me for "more popular" people...I mourn the friendship that I lost. When i learned the ugly truth, I nearly fell to pieces...
    PrincessOfShadows PrincessOfShadows 13-15, F Oct 4, 2012

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    And The Truth

    Shall set you free. Let the truth be spoken and this will give you peace. But the truth is hurtfull and will leave its scar for a life time, yet we seek the truth sometimes a life time and still we seek. The truth will change you forever and you will doubt everything you once...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 28, 2012

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    It's complicated. I was young,

    open-minded, curious, alive. I figured out I was a therian. I kind of got to know myself more, I changed. I turned into this dark, sadistic, self loathing thing because I didn't know how to feel about myself. Also, everything that's happening in the world. War, starvation...
    EmberWolf EmberWolf 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I Can Try To Forget... But I Cannot Forgive.

    After 40 years my mom tells me about my biological family... My grandmother died when I was en route to see her. My father died shortly after I met him and I buried him this year. My ex wife tells me that she cannot have children after we married and started planning a family...
    howardnc howardnc 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Never Doubt/The Mind

    For the greatest self-discovery, one cannot doubt. It is irrelevant of what you come to know is true or not, for while your mind is working to discover everything is "true" since your mind perceives. There is no such thing as being crazy since the mind perceives everything and...
    Safriel Safriel 18-21, F 1 Response May 18, 2013

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    I learned To be a turtle in the right way .

    ... better than deer "in the wrong way I learned That a simple conversation or a short dialogue with a wise man equal to one month study I learned That success is not everything, but wanting to succeed is everything I learned That everything great we see in this life began with...
    EnkiDaGod EnkiDaGod 22-25, M May 11

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    Ever since I turned 18,

    something in me just clicked... like there was this part of me that started realizing and digesting what has been really happening in my life. its like the truth about life and all make sense now. that all this time I've just been selfish and childish. I mean now, I'm not...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Bittersweet Symphony

    I think I was born into this world with great cards to play with, not the best, just great. I had been given a family who loved me, some looks but not the finest. I had been given athletic genes, I have stamina, strength - but can't grow big muscles fast. I have been given a what...
    dex353 dex353 22-25 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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    The Change

    I was 12 a normal teenagers who thought life was great and all roses, who thought her dad was her hero and that her parents would be together forever. Well that all changed I found out the harder way that life ain't all roses and that what we see outdoors ain't always what goes...
    bornconfused bornconfused 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    ILoveYourSmile ILoveYourSmile 13-15, F Mar 6

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    I'm A Werewolf

    Sometimes it skips a generation, like it did with my mom. My sisters all have it. In my wolf form, I have grey and silver fur. My eyes have always been a weird green color, sort of glowing. I used to only change on the full moon, but now I can change any time I want, and it's...
    Lonerwolf Lonerwolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    The 5 stages of death: 1. Denial 2. Anger 3. Bargaining 4. Depression 5. Acceptance A friend of mine died in a car accident this past summer. When I got the news my whole world...
    GirlInTheMountains GirlInTheMountains 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I once complained to God about why He gave me this kind of life that I have. I started questioning Him. I even went to the point that I kinda hated him. I even thought that maybe I...
    pitchy28 pitchy28 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 20

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    Ok so it's coming up to Christmas and New Year so I'm in the spirit of turning over a new leaf and telling the truth. Jacob Stark isn't my real name. I was born in Russia to two...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I used to worry so much about how everyone else thought of me. I used to give so much of my happiness and self worth to others to validate. I learned, very recently, that it all...
    Rae1983 Rae1983 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    I suppose I can admit it here. I don't love him anymore. First I was focused on his feelings for me, how they might be defined. But you can't look at one without the other...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 15

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    Some people call me as a 'brutally honest' person. Some quotes I found on the internet says that those who are brutally honest are more to brutal than honest. But I think that's...
    Karin2323 Karin2323 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 20

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    If he was cheating on me, I deserve to know the truth. He has lied to me about so many things, and then he told me I was acting psychotic, that he had nothing more he was hiding...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 29

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    I learned that only a coward leaves his kids behind. I learned to not expect people to come back to you at a young age. I learned that just cause you share blood with someone, it...
    jules401 jules401 13-15, T 3 days ago

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    I am broken, and you never even heard the pieces smash to the floor,I was once blinded, at one time you were all I seen...now I see nothing....I am dancing alone, at one point to...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Dec 17

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    ive learned that im not alone in this world. ive learned theres alot of people going through alot of the same stuff im going through and that if you search hard enough, you just...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Moments of truth without embarrassment or judgment. A comfort from miles away that may not be the same if face to face. Moments of truth forming a bond that may break with the...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F Dec 2

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    The real seeker of truth never seeks truth. On the contrary, he tries to clean himself of all that is untrue, inauthentic, insincere - and when his heart is ready, purified, the...
    2fareastiswest 2fareastiswest 26-30, M Dec 8

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    So many of us are afraid of ourselves, of our own truth, and our feeling most all. We talk about how great the concepts of life and love are, but then we hide from both every day...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    This is a story put together by different accounts of various victims of billymadison. This is the truth about him. The Mask Comes Off. It appeared to start out innocently...
    Contentio Contentio 18-21, M 31 Responses Dec 12

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    Sometimes I complain to God. Ok I will admit I complain to God often about one thing or other. I sometimes wonder if I bother him to much with all that goes through my mind. He...
    TheBlessedOne TheBlessedOne 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 17

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    It's quite the shame. Sometimes I can not tell if I have changed for the better or the worse, but I know that I am the only one who can change myself.. It just sucks because I look...
    MissSilly MissSilly 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    The question was loaded. It asked, What do you want to say to someone, but you can't?Easy enough right? I know its not grammatically correct. I wasn't turning it in for a grade...
    HISkip HISkip 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 16

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    I dance when I cook. The music is loud, I sing at the top of my lungs and I dance throughout the kitchen as I get ready for the evening meal. All alone a party of one I dance.I...
    Mendmyheart Mendmyheart 46-50, F 55 mins ago

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    Okay then. Truth or dare me. Some truths to start. Im 41 male married in UK
    samhill100 samhill100 41-45, M Nov 29

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    Actually, I just changed it back. I deleted my account a while back for a couple of reasons. My kids had a problem with my being on EP and for good reason. I created another...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 6 Responses Dec 6

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    "The TRUTH may sometimes hurt for a moment, but the pain you experience from a LIE can last forever." http://refe99.com/quotes/truth/
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 1 Response Dec 8

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    I would much rather you tell me the hard truth than any kind of lie. Lies build up and hurt over time. A hurtful truth just stings and can be talked about. Lies just always hurt...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Dec 8

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    Would you rather hear a pretty lie or a ugly truth I am very honest whether it's mean I'm just being truthful to you
    icyveins89 icyveins89 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    I've done this plenty of times. It's no big deal. Except one time I changed clothes under a blanket on the school bus when I was like a sophomore. :p
    rosaf rosaf 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    Truth or Dare... Il go 1st... I choose truth. Then we can go from there :)
    Calum55 Calum55 18-21, M Dec 12

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    people are focusing too much on the material way of living caused by many things like the media,commercials,music videos, movies,tv shows..and many other distractions that make...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 15

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    I changed my user name since I haven't been hiking all that much...... The mountains have been taking a toll on my lower extremities. Knees, hips, etc. so to stay in shape I have...
    Hikingguy Hikingguy 46-50, M 10 Responses Dec 19

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    my dad taking a vacation to see his home country was probably the worst idea ever... when he came back out lives was changed forever... we were loaded with tons of money that you...
    midnight001 midnight001 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I was born in the UK and I have lived and travelled within the UK for over to decades moving from one place to another. A truth that's seems to go unspoken. Britain as an...
    LLOYDX LLOYDX 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    there is this one person that texts me every now and then to "check in" on me. I say I'm Okay It's easy to lie in a text. sometimes I want to type the truth " I feel like I'm...
    fragmentsoflife fragmentsoflife 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    As an honest person that I am and tell things how they are, I would always appreciate and respect someone for telling me the truth back no matter how bad or hard it would be, i don...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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