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I Do Not Let Others Influence My Choices

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    Empty Bowls...The day after Thanksgiving is my favorite day of the holiday season. It is the annual event of "Empty Bowls" to benefit the Idaho Food Bank. Throughout the year the...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 6 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Word of advice: Don't let people walk all over you and your emotions like you're some disposable doormat. Speak up, don't be afraid to let others know how you feel. Otherwise, you...
    chris1225 chris1225 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 13

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    Working-out with my dad always cheers up! Can not let others bring me down.
    jwolf09 jwolf09 22-25, M Nov 14

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    Sometimes it is best to seem ignorant than let others think they have to be any number of steps ahead of me. Plus it's sometimes pretty neat surprising people! :-D
    LeaveITournes LeaveITournes 18-21 2 Responses Nov 8

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    “I call this an amazing life we’re all living.”Possessed By Paul JamesIt’s sweet and bitter, constantly felt and occasionally understood. The foundation of...
    GoodSignMan GoodSignMan 26-30, M Oct 28

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    If you want to chat, send a note on my board. DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT SEND ME PRIVATE LETTERS OUT OF THE BLUE. I USUALLY JUST DELTE THEM , OK DOKIE ARTICHOKIE :) And please if...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response Nov 4

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    If anyone needs advice on anything or simply need a chat to make them feel better, message me. I hate seeing people so upset and i just want everyone to be happy. Dont bottle all...
    daintyduck daintyduck 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'll never be who or what I want to be. I can't let go of my failures and mistakes. It's choking the life out of me. But I can't just move on. It's because if the past...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    Just wanted you to know i cared for you even though you didn't care for me. I wanted you to feel loved even though you didn't loved me. I wanted you to know that even though life...
    Jaiyy Jaiyy 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    . . . . . . .......what the hell is there to rant out? I just need a friend. A FRIEND! Someone who will accept as I am, someone who will listen to me and let me rant out my anger...
    Ic3Queen Ic3Queen 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    ... And this is usually when I don't trust myself. I worry about other people's opinions and judgement. I have to work on trusting my heart and my instincts, as they have served me...
    WrittenWishes WrittenWishes 36-40, F Nov 8

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    All that really matters is the love and strength in your kind heart. Let the rest be. Just be the happy you!
    Summerandroses Summerandroses 22-25, F Nov 17

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    Passing Notes Writing letters is not desperate. Writing letters today is actually more considered unique and creative. If I write a letter to a friend, family member, or even...
    Atlas0Scar Atlas0Scar 18-21, M Nov 16

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    I sit here trying to hold everyone up, I keep trying to do it all but it's so much. People say that it will get better in time, but things seem to just decline. I'm trying to be...
    Goose95 Goose95 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    A farmer grew award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won a blue ribbon. One year, a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 5

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    I find that I help others the best just by doing what I do. If they seem interested in what I do, I let them join in or I help them or I give them space. I am okay as I am...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 4 Responses Nov 6

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    About ten minutes before closing time (at about ten:50pm), the landlord will ring a bell and will convey to persons to purchase their final drinks (typically stating "Very last...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    I needed to write this letter and wish I could send it to make him realised he hasn't broken me and never will. To my abusive husband, I have survived years of your drinking...
    Iamasurviv0r Iamasurviv0r 41-45, F a week ago

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    Simple truth is, if you rely on others, they'll always let you down when you need them most!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 7

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    I've always helped others! Of course, I've always been a mothering girl and would help anyone that would let me. I'm happy with it being that way though!
    JustCammy JustCammy 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 9

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    I'll let myself be as unhappy as possible, just to see smiling faces without hurt in their eyes. My happiness is a minor thing compared to that of others, and I'd like to see...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F Nov 13

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    So you know how we all want to be accepted for who we are and we want to have our views, values, opinions heard. How well do I accept others for who they are without trying to...
    rhunsi14 rhunsi14 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 16

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    I will try to help others in a way that is sensitive to their feelings. I find it difficult at times to follow this rule. I feel I have much to offer and am often in a hurry to get...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 16

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    I'm trying to teach my 7 year old son the value of giving to others. Every time I take him out to eat I have him locate either an elderly person eating alone or a service member in...
    jgentry712 jgentry712 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    You cant damage me now. Maybe later because you scheme to conquer but not now. Right now i see my caring as better than your need to look better than me. Me could have left...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Now that Halloween is over: This is for the leagues of you thinking, “Hey, how do I feel about candy?" Sour Patch Kids I generally don’t eat anything with such blatant ties to...
    IZZYNUDIST IZZYNUDIST 41-45, M Nov 1

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    A good listener is someone who lets you talk, someone who doesn't try to make you feel better. They let you get out everything without offering advice. Unless asked for. A good...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    i really do love helping others , even if i would give them something i really need , i find helping others opens a new world of love and helping as i'm going to be an example of...
    halaalmurbati halaalmurbati 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Helping others is one of the best dreams one can think of. Someone helped me as well and I was really happy.... how can I forget people like that..they make you feel that you are...
    Rosalindaag Rosalindaag 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 14

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    Story Time: One day Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have no right teaching others," he shouted. "You...
    DaSoloLobo DaSoloLobo 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 15

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    Contact our style and design Business office for any discussion with reference to the new kitchen design and guide an appointment for us to style your new kitchen anyplace in...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    Of course I do ! It's rude not to . Shows a complete lack of manners to see someone approaching the door and just let it close before they reach it
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 29

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    This is my first time posting anything here... So I'm a little nervous... *sigh* I'm honestly not sure where to start... I guess I should just talk about what's bothering me right...
    Madoka9 Madoka9 18-21, T 6 Responses Oct 30

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    I am always feeling the need to be perfect and everything the average teacher/adults want of a teenager and I think that me doing that and trying to be so good all of the time is...
    charlieisme charlieisme 13-15, F Oct 30

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    Don't ever let anyone dull your sparkle :)
    Snnowflake Snnowflake 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    Anybody really just let me know how I can do it
    Jackson155 Jackson155 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    So please let me try and help you. Not only can I listen and be there for you. But you can hear me too. I would appreciate anyone who would talk to me.
    beatrice69 beatrice69 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 6

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    I don't know why I just don't like it. I never really let people see me when I do.
    ALostSiren ALostSiren 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    **** society ,Society is always judging everyone how they dress and how they act and religion and etc... Society sucks ,**** society ,let me b who I want to b,I ******* don't care...
    Anabe1995 Anabe1995 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I searched for "chained to my past" and came up with this experience. That really is how I feel. When I was in junior year of high school, my best friend committed suicide. I was...
    emgrimm2011 emgrimm2011 22-25, F Nov 10

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    My parents got divorced when I was 8, and neither of them have ever spanked me that I can remember. They do take away privileges and ground me for weeks or even months at a time...
    grace4life grace4life 13-15, F 9 Responses Nov 12

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    But am. And have done to others. So its almost ok.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 12

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    I have been with my husband for 7 years and we have a good relationship, but he freaks out whenever I want to go out without him. I have done this once since as long as I can...
    gloria1230 gloria1230 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    From about the age of 12 to 14 a boy my age came to our Christian school he was a quiet kid dark-haired very small he had moved up to our neck of the woods with his mother who left...
    Kickingnscreaming Kickingnscreaming 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    Several a parent wonders ways to overcome laziness in their young children. They like their children to be active and useful, but instead, their little ones spend all their time on...
    edward324 edward324 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 13

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