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I Do Not Let Others Influence My Choices

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    I am pushing fifty . . . Just like you I never thought I would be this age Just like you my eyes get tired quicker these days Just like you my ears sometimes hear what they want...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    A friend loves you all the time. Proverb 17:18
    Pierce7891 Pierce7891 16-17, F Aug 31

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    It took me a while to accept myself. It's hard to like things about yourself when you constantly compare yourself to everyone. LOVE YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU ARE UNIQUE! Stop hating...
    Laura328 Laura328 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    Being cautious comes into it,but when all is said and done,I occasionally meet someone I sincerely think is an OK kind of person,and I AM afraid to let them get close.Half the...
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I've been learning a lot lately that I lm missing out on so much. By holding on to the past regrets, pain, shame, and fear- I'm holding myself back. I am my own worst enemy and...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'm writing this so I get things off my chest and hopefully I'll have the courage to post this on my Facebook wall. You see I'm not who I really am now... And I've come to notice...
    R3myx R3myx 22-25, M 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    i have gotten over 2000 views on my pprofile and i hope i have influenced every single one because i want to make a difference in this world plz keep looking aat my stories i would...
    wannaloveyou wannaloveyou 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I believe that everything is connected to our souls age and wisedom. I am an empath and have always been labeled "different" in my family or "over emotional"!! It's took me until...
    Ashleysmashley Ashleysmashley 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    In my humble opinion... the best place to cry is in the shower. Everything just washes away (imma real snotty cryer; **** gets messy quick), it's nice and warm, isolated.... Any...
    jhyland2 jhyland2 18-21, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I'm on a self improvement quest. My peers can't influence me. Why do they want me to be like them. Some of the have soooo many issues.
    TaysteeHan1 TaysteeHan1 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Dean needed to agree, but about to Philadelphia was just like a stop by on the dentist: Now and again you had to do it but no one preferred it.He had wonderful ideas upon the...
    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I don't feed the need to get things I don't need, I'm focused on being financially stable instead of keeping up appearances, I'm happy with what I have, I'm content with my...
    VeinsOfMisanthrope VeinsOfMisanthrope 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I once heard a silly saying that I've kinda made my motto. The saying is "No matter where you go or what you do, you will always be the only guaranteed to be there" or something to...
    ohguyoh ohguyoh 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Can anyone really do that.. How do you let go of the past? Your first love will always remain a bittersweet memory and as difficult as it may be to deny, defines most of our...
    Lee124 Lee124 36-40, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    That handwritten letter helped me through the day.
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I saw a man waiting in line, yet isolated from the queue. I noticed he had skin lesions on the face and on the arms. He was silent, unmindful of stares from the crowd. When it was...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 17 Responses Sep 8

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    Being around other people helped me realize I will always truly be alone. No one will ever understand me fully or have respect for me as an individual as a result. I am not a robot...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I care to much what others think of me. I feel confined to a box that restricts what makes me happy. When I am in a social scene my interactions become dry rather than fun because...
    Benreal1 Benreal1 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    *smiles*... The only way to move forward in this life is to let go of the things and sometimes people that are stopping you and weighing you down, preventing you from making those...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 17

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    I'm a sociopath....and it's hard for me to love others , I don't understand when they cry or why there sad or what I did that hurt them but they all seem to run away....I don't...
    TimelordArceus TimelordArceus 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I like to think that I'm nonjudgmental...but every now & then I find myself judging others. I don't like being judged myself, so I back up & just let people be who they are. It's...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Sep 19

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    Respect! I'll listen and respect views and opinions from other people as long as they're not downgrading or backstabbing or discrimnated thoughts of others by based on opinions and...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Sep 22

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    Over the years I have come to learn and realize that you shouldn't have to change for no one. You should always stay true to yourself. I admit I made that stupid mistake of trying...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've been overweight for a good chunk of my life. Currently I'm up to about 290 lbs. I've been trying to lose the weight, and for a while, I was doing pretty well, but now... I...
    CasvalEarth CasvalEarth 22-25, M Sep 3

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    I would do anything for anyone. I have such a big heart, but I think I let my emotions get the best of me. I need to learn to say no and stop letting people take advantage of me.
    kaylarenee37 kaylarenee37 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 13

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    I can't seem to let my past go.. I cNt stop thinking of the horrible things I've done Asa teenager now I 20 yrs old .. But it haunts me to this day to think of those things I did...
    amoriette amoriette 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 19

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    My mother and grandmother always raised me to believe that your looks were everything. If you weren't skinny,then to them you weren't pretty. You couldn't be "fat","ugly",have no...
    Danibugg262 Danibugg262 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    *Do you know you can help others without doing anything? *Do you want to Unlock your potential? ^_^& Break your shyness. ? I am here to help^_^you. I will help you get rid of your...
    abdulazizalmass abdulazizalmass 22-25, M Aug 31

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    Obliterated Heart He loves me he says. I know I love him. I knew that sorry wasn't going to do it. He use to care, he use share his feelings with me, but the love he use to give...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    just wanted to let any of you out there going through this know i have been there. i haven been through it. i know how hard it is. even more so when you have to face it alone. it's...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F Sep 2

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    A few years ago, even being as young as I am, I noticed a correlation in my life. I began to in my mind see, that bad things would happen to my family and loved ones while I was...
    NothingSpecialJustMe421 NothingSpecialJustMe421 18-21, F Sep 3

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    I have been with my girlfriend for almost 7 months now and I know that you mind find it stupid that I'm being so serious about her, since I am only 15, but I really love her and I...
    Geonite Geonite 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I wish I could do more to truly help others. I try my best to inspire and council others. If I could I would have it so no person has to suffer in any manner and have all people...
    Feistywizard Feistywizard 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 6

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    It's hard to open up to him again, when I feel like I closed the door a bit. How can I show him how I feel? How can I overcome this stage with him? I feel like I'm walking on...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Yes, I may talk about the joys of being barefoot. Yes, I may have an attraction to women's bare feet and toes (EP Guidelines won't let me say what it is). BUT, I don't want to turn...
    countingtoesisfun countingtoesisfun 26-30, M Sep 12

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    Very often I observe things that many others miss. Sometimes it's more about what is not said, than was is said. Many times I file things away in my mind rather than comment on...
    pakettle pakettle 66-70, M Sep 13

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    I really see no point in judging someone else without knowing their story. When I see someone who stands out from the crowd or catches my eye, I find them unique actually. How will...
    Sydneybu Sydneybu 13-15, F Sep 15

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    A man was driving his car, when he saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road. He saw that she needed help. So he stopped his Pontiac near her Mercedes and got out. He...
    TheShalottLady TheShalottLady 61-65, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm not the type to get close to ppl. I'm also not the type to trust others. So if u get those things out of me you better count your lucky stars. And you better count them slowly...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    So I've decided not to let anyone into my life anymore who makes me basically feel like ****. If you have to wonder if you're good enough for someone, cut them out. You are good...
    marleychick23 marleychick23 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I try as best I can. I give to charity, to the homeless and to animal shelters. I give up personal time to aid friends and acquaintances if I can. I go out of my way to aid those...
    RandomGuy3000 RandomGuy3000 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I believe that just saying, "it's okay" or, "you can make it through this" and stuff like that is not helping. I think very much about the situation before I would give advice. I...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    I have a serious problem comparing myself to others. I try really hard not to, but I do. It seems that I am really slow at learning things. Its like everything I look at something...
    TurkeyBacon TurkeyBacon 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I hate how one little thing can trigger me. The words can bring me down so easily and the lies roll of my lips. My flannel covers up my mistakes from last night and nobody...
    Invisiblegirl07 Invisiblegirl07 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I love helping others. Just because my life was terrible doesn't mean others need to be the same
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I enjoy helping others, especially those who have become close friends through mutual help and understanding in the course of time. My closest friendship started when I met a...
    haraldr haraldr 70+ 1 Response Aug 31