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I Don't Need to Compete With You

(Unless We're Playing a Fun Game) 210 People

    This is going to be lengthy

    but bear with me as I have seen a lot of posts about this subject. For a long time I wondered about this whole "game" thing, and also about being single for a large chunk of my life. Without being vain, but as a reasonably attractive person I have never had an issue getting...
    Nixoncarmichael Nixoncarmichael 26-30, M Mar 2

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    A Taoist View

    Well, apart from learning by experience that competition leads to exhaustion, jealousy, resentment and so on, it is good to draw inspiration from past generations. The Tao Te Ching and the related writings of early taoists (Zhuang Zi, Lie Zi) illustrate with suggestive examples...
    ArianX ArianX 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 6, 2011

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    And I'm Not Going To.

    A very wise man once said: "But let each one prove what his own work is, and then he will have cause for exultation in regard to himself alone and not in comparison with the other person.: Galatians 6:4 (Apostle Paul). This isn't a competition and it doesn't matter to me what...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 26, 2012

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    Why? Just Why?

    Okay. The life of an Asian student is never easy, because we have Asian parents. In my honest opinion, most of the older generations in Asia have OCD, because they get that insane drive to compete with each other, just for the sake of competing. There is something ****** up...
    macabreprincess macabreprincess 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2013

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    But ...

    ... I will,  if you or your activities fall within one of my areas of interest.   
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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    Life Is Not Zero-sum

    Why is it that some people always feel the need to compete ? ... That they're more successful in their career, that their kids are smarter, that their car is faster, that their vacations are better, that they're a better stock-picker, that they know more of the right people...
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 1 Response May 21, 2008

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    That Would Be Pretty Dumb

    If you want to "win" that bad at something then perhaps I would just let you because I don't have any worries or hang ups.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    No Competition...

    ***** about me all you like, but in the end I win. Grace before fake beauty or self proclaimed entitlement, always!
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2009

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    I Don't Mind Healthy Competition

    ...but I don't need to compete for competition's sake.  I think it's great to have a certain amount of competition in academia and the arts, but ultimately, I don't care who is smarter or prettier or richer or poorer than I am.  I can't say that I have never wasted my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 27, 2007

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    No Need To Compete

    I dislike competition and therefore I can never compete with anyone.  I believe, competition is an act of jealousy. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2011

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    "Doesn'T Mean That Much To Me, To Mean That Much To You."

    - from Neil Young's song, 'Old Man' http://youtu.be/dVC2cszdTao
    heavyduty1 heavyduty1 66-70, M Jun 24, 2013

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    What's the Point?

    I don't see the point in competing with others... unless it's a cool game, like my pal Philip and I have going on, "Gift Wars"! LoL! I swear, I will out-gift you, Philip! Muh-ha-ha-ha-ha! XD But I see no gain in trying to out-do someone in anything else... I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 17, 2009

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    "All I Really Want To Do" - Bob Dylan

    "I ain't lookin' to compete with you Beat or cheat or mistreat you Simplify you, classify you Deny, defy or crucify you All I really want to do Is, baby, be friends with you....  ...I don't want to fake you out Take or shake or forsake you out I ain't lookin' for you...
    heavyduty1 heavyduty1 66-70, M 3 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    It Doesn't Need To

    i don't need to compete with anybody elseYou are different from mei am unique person that made me meI am not like others who you can just ***** withI am not stupidI have a degree and you have no right to tell me I'm stupidOnly me can tell myself i'm stupidOn the otherhand,They...
    friendlycat friendlycat 26-30, F May 18, 2011

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    Work Only

    I haven't ever really thought that I needed to compete with anyone.I do think that competition can be a good thing though. It can push you to do you're best and work harder so you'll get a better result out of something. So in a work sense competing with someone can be a positive...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom 18-21, F 1 Response May 25, 2011

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    KianHayesThot KianHayesThot 13-15, F Aug 3

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    this experience about a girl that she don't need drugs or alcohol to have fun is interesesting because she is right what she says.I think that to have fun you only need a goods...
    scm97 scm97 16-17, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't need any friends if they are all just going to stab me in the back. I'd rather be a loner than in pain cause of my so call "friends". I hate those people they suck my poop...
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    I don't need them, I have a naughty mind ;)
    Classjenny Classjenny 41-45, F 11 Responses Jul 30

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    All my old group of friends do together is drink and smoke and smoke weed... It got to the point where I stopped hanging out with them because I don't need that in my life
    mcc7 mcc7 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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    I'm a really fun person to be around. I'm not being cocky or anything but that is one thing I like about myself. I'm not afraid to joke around and make a fool of myself. (I do have...
    becxboo becxboo 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    We don't get along with each other and when I talk about something, she responds with a subject that is so different and she does that all the time. She puts my sister first but...
    kiarna811 kiarna811 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Although, I would prefer that you didn't judge me at all. Everyone is similar in that we all have gone through our own good times and struggles. We don't have to agree with each...
    curiousgirl1214 curiousgirl1214 26-30, F Jul 31

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    But....what's with the influx of "not checking profiles" or blocking someone if they don't answer your perverse questions or answer it with sarcasm. I don't mind chatting with...
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    it's a really strong word. i only say i love you when i really feel and mean it. it really is a powerful word, mean it, don't say it when you don't feel it.
    dasosleefi dasosleefi 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I don't say I love you if I don't mean it because otherwise it would lose it's meaning.
    ginawexler ginawexler 13-15, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't say I love you unless I mean it, I have issues I don't like leading people on and usually it takes me like 7 months to say I love you.. This time it took 3 days. What's...
    foreverkk foreverkk 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 26

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    I don't waste "I love you"s. Those are for special, rare occasions. This girl I just met here deserves every "I love you" my body can squeeze out.....and more ;)
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 30

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    Don't get along with is an understatement. Our relationship is so ******* dysfunctional its crazy. She hurts me and I hurt her. Its become a habitual cycle. Its sad how the one...
    15ShadesOfBlue 15ShadesOfBlue 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    My phone and wallet lol I don't leave home without those items
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Jul 27

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    People who needs drugs or alcohol to be happy then they need deserve what is coming to them no one needs drugs or alcohol to be happy I don't use drugs and I don't drink am I am...
    bloodstream11 bloodstream11 18-21, M Aug 8

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    Butt....that doesn't meen I'm against them..or that I don't join n...lolol...I do drink a lot of teekillahh...an if u don't like it...u can prettee much...kiss my ***...just said I...
    trarob07 trarob07 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 28

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    I remember my 18th birthday, my cousin was supposed to distract me while at home my family prepared everything for a surprice party. He gave me alcohol, i didn't refuse by the time...
    pjoel123 pjoel123 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 3

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M Jul 22

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    I'm a teetotaller. Don't drink, don't smoke, don't do drugs. I guess tea would have to be my only real poison, if one could call it that :) I've never really understood the culture...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 14

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    Sometimes i have this habit of misleading people into thinking i have deep affections for them? Sometimes it's a curse but i feel like there is a difference when i do and don't...
    Zukiiwii Zukiiwii 13-15, M 6 hrs ago

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    This actually comes from my parents because they've never have done drugs and yes they've drank alcohol but like on rare occasions such as new years. Plus alcohol turned my...
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    Don't do meth, do math, it'll **** you up twice as much :D
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 27

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    I don't either but I still like getting high or tipsy from time to time.
    tootaloo tootaloo 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I'm really tired of feeling like the worst person in the world because I don't go clubbing all the time and get hammered or take drugs. It sucks.
    chelseybrooke chelseybrooke 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 2

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    I don't drink anymore. I'm allergic to alcohol and narcotics. I break out in handcuffs.
    jasminelasher jasminelasher 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 5

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    I remember once my "friend" was having a birthday party, and she told me I was invited. I was excited because i love parties!! I was even gunna help her set up and plan. Now i...
    craziijessy craziijessy 13-15, F 7 Responses