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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 14 Responses Nov 26

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    I have always cared too much about what other people think, and put their evaluation above my own. I would beat myself up for ages based on what my friends thought. I finally put...
    meadowes meadowes 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    As I stood in front of the mirror I knew I would never be the same. He had changed me in more ways then one. It had only taken a few mere minutes but those minutes would change...
    jj2628 jj2628 26-30, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I love talking to others just to help them as much as I can. I mean we all go through things maybe I can even relate.. But I'm here.
    inspirewillbetheband inspirewillbetheband 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am thinking maybe I should have worked today :/
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    People say only you can define who you are but I have always had the mind set that if everyone thinks of you in a certain way, that differs from how you view yourself, theres more...
    tristahx tristahx 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Usually I care for others more than myself.. Then I get way over my head, and I'm hurt in the end... As I started getting older, I realized that not everyone will be pleased with...
    MissSilly MissSilly 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Never get tired of doing little things to others, because sometimes those little things may mean so much to them. That's why I won't get tired of sending my little to you. Don't...
    rogi4u rogi4u 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    The brocade underbust corset is elegantly alluring and timelessly vintage with back lacing for comprehensive adjustment and straightforward on and off. Each and every corset is...
    William7035cob3 William7035cob3 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    There are times that one of my friend is being tease about his gender and i always defend or talk to the people who tease him to leave him alone.. So if anyone out there know...
    secret7148 secret7148 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I was in love with a very good person for a very long time. This someone had a lot of issues and so did I. I made the choice to leave this person because I felt we were drifting...
    somixedupandstilldontknow somixedupandstilldontknow 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    I lost a bet 3-1/2 years ago, for which I had to paint my toes neon pink for a week, show them in public and post public photos on my Face book and dating sites. Prior to that, I...
    steve66oh steve66oh 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Conduit IRA – Tool to transfer certified investments from a single account to a different. To be able to retain specified Distinctive tax remedies, money will not be commingled...
    Matthew9482ypf5 Matthew9482ypf5 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I just have always been sexual. It's been a part of my identity before I even knew what sex was. Had my first boyfriends in like preschool!! My parents have always been chaste but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    {Locals appreciate ingesting San Migel beers and revel in EduardoR17;s generation regularly, occasionally an excessive amount of. Eduardo Conjuangco is usually a reminder of how...
    Willsam936i7gv1 Willsam936i7gv1 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I really want to inspire others or at least make them smile when times are hard.
    thescrap2hisbozley thescrap2hisbozley 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Jamys726n0sm9 Jamys726n0sm9 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    After struggling with and escaping my mother's abuse for three months, I've finally grown comfortable with letting my siblings know what goes on in my life. But today I was...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Lighter than corsets, bustiers commonly have much more stretch For additional ease and comfort than corsets. They usually have light-weight boning, normally polycarbonate plastic...
    John4814esg6 John4814esg6 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Far and absent the most beneficial Alternative to save money and continue to be at ease while you're awake and at home are substantial-high-quality programmable thermostats. The...
    Noah5284psu4 Noah5284psu4 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I hate this saying"Don't count your eggs before they hatch" because we are great beings and my dream is to see two arms become one of a fully functional hug, replace mind...
    NamzyZizi NamzyZizi 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    your little girl is gone, you never had a little girl. i was always a boy in the insaid. i am a boy but you wont accept me. you are my mom, you are soposed to love me and accept me...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 29

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    My third anniversary on EP was in August 2014. I am a bit behind. You know how life keeps you busy. So it is time for me to share what I have learned in this past year. I hope you...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 21 Responses Nov 27

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    Even though I haven't started my career as a psychiatrist yet, that doesn't mean I've always been waiting to help others. I've been doing it since I was a little girl. I've always...
    SincerelyLorissa SincerelyLorissa 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Letter from a twelve-year-old by The Unicorn I support NAMBLA because they have given me a chance to philosophize publicly by printing my column. NAMBLA gave me support...
    Punkboy2449 Punkboy2449 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 28

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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 1 Response Nov 23

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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 Nov 23

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    knock knock? who's there? lettuce lettuce who? lettuce in it's cold!
    lovabledoll lovabledoll 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    Every time I find someone I like I push them away because I'm afraid of getting hurt. I don't want to be hurt again so I'm hurting others. I just want to get better and be able to...
    meganleslie meganleslie 13-15, F Dec 1

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    I love to Write Love Letters This Love letter is dedicated to my friend. Dear xxxxx I have to tell you that I need o walk away. I don’t want to talk about your problems anymore...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F a week ago

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    I have to be strong for others, so I can't let them see my pain.
    BlessedOne88 BlessedOne88 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I also am in a Very Dark place in my life. Probably the DARKEST in 36 years. I have been in a mentally abusive realtionship for 3 years now. I just recently found out this past...
    gutierrezgia7 gutierrezgia7 36-40, F Nov 30

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    Everyone who has an actual conversation with me tells me that they trust me and either say or imply that they are comfortable speaking to me. Please do not get me wrong; I truly...
    kimb27 kimb27 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    Him? I don't even think he's capable of being a human and thinking of others. It was all about you and what you wanted.
    DiamondNikki12 DiamondNikki12 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    NOTE: Please be nice! This website is a safe-haven for people who need to get things off their chests! Thank you in advance for not being mean! Let's all just like and love what...
    YuriXWolfram86 YuriXWolfram86 18-21, F Nov 25

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    I've noticed that a lot of people feel lonely in some way or another. someone out there needs someone to talk to even I do from time to time. we are not alone, I found comfort in...
    roslyn1990 roslyn1990 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 30

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    Thoughts of what ifs and maybes weigh in me like chains, doubt and regret block My mind from happier thoughts. I have to accept she was not the one,and that I should avoid...
    YohKomori YohKomori 22-25, M Dec 2

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    i dont care what you say you dont know me that way i wont let you get me down hoping you will come around just open you eyes and realize what you see is the way god made me, i...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    i encourage everyone to speak their mind, but in a well-mannered way obviously. if someone has an opinion that womt harm anyone, let them speak. youll never know who could make a...
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F Dec 2

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    This year has been interesting for me. every year people ask what I want for Christmas. My response is usually I don't know or I don't really need anything. But what is very...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F Dec 3

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    Yes. I have a lot of anger cos my crushes rejected me over years. I was rejected so many times , i cant remember. Im not even ugly, they were just not into me. I saw so many ugly...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 Dec 4

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    I've always wanted to feel loved but I am never able to open up to people around me. When I'm alone, I would create a world in my head where I befriended all those people I...
    hesitations hesitations 16-17, M Dec 5

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    My husband and I have one two year old son, another son on the way, and we also sponsor 3 wonderful children. One of which is a beautiful, spunky little girl from Legazpi...
    ThereToCare ThereToCare 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    Further treatments which will increase the result of a tummy tuck are liposuction, breast lift, breast augmentation, reduce physique raise and other body contouring methods.Though...
    Aiden3693znb4 Aiden3693znb4 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    After a tough breakup, it's always a good idea to surround yourself with close friends and family. They help make it soooooo much easier to move on. It will still be hard and they...
    J021408 J021408 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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