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I Don't Believe In Happily Ever After

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    Fairy Tales Don't Exist In a Real World

     Fairy tales exist, but never in a real world. Living happily every after is a lie to me.
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F Dec 4, 2008

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    All Of Our Bridges Burned Down

    I used to believe in true love and maybe even happily ever after with the exception that I always knew life was never going to be perfect. Now, I don't think I really believe in anything anymore...certainly not people...however, I do still believe in the love of animals...so that...
    LittleBeauSheepOliveEwe LittleBeauSheepOliveEwe 66-70 Jan 21, 2013

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    The Thing About Fairytales

    I was about five or six years old when I heard the stories of the Disney princesses for the first time. I remember asking myself, “Why aren’t I one of those princesses?” I knew that I wasn’t homeless like Snow White was for a while, and wasn’t the child of royalty like...
    Syukotsu Syukotsu 16-17 Nov 25, 2010

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    Hate Happy Endings

    At one time I believed but when my girlfriend broke my heart. I said **** no there is never happy ends. I wish there was happy ends but then life would be to easy cause you would know that there is happy ends so you would have no problems with life. I wish one day everyone...
    BeastWithFire BeastWithFire 18-21, M Dec 10, 2009

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    At the Most It's "Contentedly For the Moment...unless You Stop Wishing For More"

    Fairytale Love is for cardboard cutouts sprinkled in radioactive glitter. It's dangerous to self-worth. Be happy that people show you any love, because the moment you believe in "Happily Ever After", you are depriving yourself of True Love...the love of yourself...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 9 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    I Think It's Always a Work In Progress

    I don't believe in happily ever after.  I wish I did.  When I was a girl, I did - princesses and princes. I don't know - I guess when you are a child, they teach you childish things, but as you grow into an adult, you are left on...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 7 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    Reality Hit Me

    I used to believe in "once upon a time" and "happily ever afters" but then I experienced something that every human being experiences at least once in their lifetime. Heartbreak. The 1st time I got my heartbroken was the last time I believed in happily ever afters. Feelings of...
    Val3ntine Val3ntine 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    Its A Hard Thing To Believe Any More

    I used to, I truely did. Now I ain't to sure....................
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2009

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    Never Ever After

    I don't know why people fill their kids' heads up with that fairy tale ****.  Reading books is great, but I mean, come on.  My parents never did.  We had like The Velvetine Rabbit (so sad) and they were realistic about life and things.  I remember the Disney...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2009

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    They Told Us Lies

    Happily ever after is a load of crap, that or all the princes who are supposed to be coming and taking me away into the sunset are seriously late. Growing up you were always told how there was a prince for every princess and that you'd end up happy but what about everyone who...
    jiggy286 jiggy286 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    I don't believe in religion I've tried telling my parents that before. They wouldn't accept that. I had to pretend it was a lie, a simple joke to see what they would do. They told...
    Tadha Tadha 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    It erodes God's Holy Word. If we chose not to believe the Old Testament and our Salvation through Jesus Christ we have no belief in God. Evolution is an attempt to weaken God's...
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    I don't believe that I need a legal marriage to solidify the way I feel about someone. I feel that just being together and living in the moment should be enough on both sides. If I...
    poodahpop poodahpop 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I don't believe in evolution, it is a theory full of holes, but more importantly, it can't explain who started it all, and it does not give credit to the creator.
    brokenwithoutgod brokenwithoutgod 26-30, T 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Call me a banana if you want to, I'm okay with it. I grew up in a very additional Asian family in the United States. We are immigrants. I'm thrilled to have opportunities that I...
    Angrybird3245 Angrybird3245 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Does anyone have any advice for me? My kids are 13, 10, and 6. I was a Catholic until about 3 years ago. After years of internal conflict, I decided to leave the church and...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    I can't believe I said it out loud. The truth doesn't set you free, you know. It makes you feel awkward and embarrassed and defenseless and red in the face and horrified and...
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Mar 1

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    I have met many people who have made the comment 'Everything happens for a reason'. I asked what this meant to them, thinking at first that they believed that everything happens...
    ProgressivelyCurious ProgressivelyCurious 61-65, M Mar 3

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    I believe it has much truth but it's often misinterpreted and since god itself didn't write it's inspired then it isn't flawless Though I Will admit it's my amateur opinion and...
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I believe the bible is an amazing tool and gives us wonderful concepts. It seems to me though some people forget how many times it's been translated. If you're reading it in...
    Thespistx Thespistx 26-30, M Mar 20

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    You playing your XBox for four hours at a time is just horrendous, especially when it's consistent gunfire and explosions. You're also listening to a podcast that holds no interest...
    designbycassandra designbycassandra 31-35, F Mar 4

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    Got ****** over for the second time . Completely numb . I don't care about love any-more . I don't care about anything . Love doesn't exist . If you think your in love . your not...
    girldevil123 girldevil123 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I don't shave because I don't feel that I should have to. I mean, why is that even a thing? I feel beautiful in my own skin. I'm often told that having hairy armpits or hairy legs...
    justarandom justarandom 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    The best way I can put it is - I don't follow I pray
    greencafe greencafe 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Ladies, leave it natural, shave it all or trim it. I don't care, really. Whatever makes you feel most comfortable. Just don't tell women who grow theirs out that it is "gross...
    RoadFlasher RoadFlasher 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I'm 17. I do so only when its necessary. Why? Because it's a hassle, it takes forever, and the hair grows back in within hours, leaving me all types of itchy. It's stupid. Do what...
    MissBlackrose MissBlackrose 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 4

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    I do know one or two couples who met through dating agencies of one sort or another (internet or not), but generally I regard them as cynical and parasitical. If you are unable to...
    Perspicares Perspicares 61-65, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I don't answer. If the message is a 'hi', if it's being suggestive or includes babytalk or if it's from old men or a number of other reasons, it'll stay ignored...
    faeriepool faeriepool 22-25 Mar 10

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    I think the whole thing is nonsence. But I try not to judge others for believing but sometimes I feel upset because the word God is in the pledge of alegents and I feel if it's a...
    Lolatux Lolatux 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Nope. After spending my life wishing for nothing more, thinking of love constantly, seeking it, a marriage, many relationships, i feel as if i am waking from a dream. it was all a...
    nighthouse66 nighthouse66 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I lost that belief about a month ago and it has been draining more and more as the days go by. I was in a relationship with a person I thought I loved, but we had grown apart andi...
    katie3401 katie3401 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    if everything happens for a reason, so why am i suffering medically, mentally and emotionally. why is the world facing so many challenges, why are the girls being raped why are ppl...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    What is preconceived thinking and how is it acquired. A lot of preconceive ideas stem from religion,from "Holy books" that most followers of that faith take literally without...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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    this dude really tried to tell me time isn't real, unless he's immortal, time is very real my g
    slimvince slimvince 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 9

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    My dear wife has recently started talking about getting our children christened, I object on many levels. She was christened and brought up catholic. It was her mothers belief. I...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Ever thought about it? Happiness is just a a mood to hide all your sadness and anger. Smiling is to hide all the lies coming out your mouth. And blushing on your cheeks are to...
    WinchesterLover WinchesterLover 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    It is quite natural for women to make a home and men to bring home the bacon. Talented women shouldn't be barred from any profession or held back in any way, but the majority...
    AlbertFNewman AlbertFNewman 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I didn't when I was a caveman, When I was Aristotle, Shakespeare, I theorised it as Einstein, it went through my mind briefly as Kennedy in Dallas... ### F@@k Me! A truck!!!
    1LikeMind 1LikeMind 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Normalcy? Normalcy isn't something to aspire to, but to run from.
    NudistJohnR NudistJohnR 51-55, M Mar 24

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    You will either be together forever or split up... Marriage doesn't change that outcome.
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 26 Responses 6 days ago

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