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I Don't Understand People

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    It's upsetting. If only people shared what was

    really on their minds, without holding back. 
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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    I have depression and

    when I tell people about it they take it like a joke. When somebody says there suicidal people shouldn't take that as a joke but, they do.
    Minecrafterchick Minecrafterchick 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I don't understand why people portray

    themselves to be something that they're not. Why would a person assume that acting one way and then doing things that go against everything they said they were is going to build lasting relationships with people? I understand the need many people feel for acceptance, but wouldn...
    butterflibabe butterflibabe 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    I don't understand why some people use their

    real names and pictures on the internet, when they are obviously sharing such deeply personal stories. Maybe I'm just an abnormally private person, but the thought of other people knowing so much about me is frankly, terrifying. Especially when you consider the fact that I know...
    shafaz shafaz 18-21 2 Responses Apr 15, 2014

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    I think it burns my since of truth to hear me

    shouting in my youth I need a way to sort it out. After I die I rewake redefine what was at stake from the hot side of a god. I see the people that I used, see the substance I abused, the ugly places that I lived. Did I make money was I proud? Did I play my songs to loud. Did I...
    lexinwonderland lexinwonderland 13-15, F Dec 15, 2014

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    Seems basically all people

    when they hit their 40s become lazy and let themselves go, its sad to see and they just end up with their wife/husband without being in love, not livin life to its fullest, i guess they just end up taking everything for granted?
    bruhbrian bruhbrian 18-21, M Aug 24, 2014

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    Someone Remind Me...

    I don’t understand people. Not at all. Not one bit. It seems you can never take their word on anything...and you are better off, way better off just keeping your distance and not getting too close either. Sad. Very sad. I know, motives, agendas, self-preservation, what do I...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F Mar 4, 2013

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    I just found out that the girl

    that likes me doesn't any more she told me that she was just going through a phase where she thought she liked girls so I told her that we can still be friends with benefits she says yes we can so I asked her out and says idk it sounds weird so I told her ok. Then I waited a few...
    mood6789 mood6789 13-15, F Feb 21, 2014

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    What is love... ??? In guys perspective

    and in girls perspective and how do u know that u truly love some one .. ???
    Rainagiri Rainagiri 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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    Why All The Drama?

    Don't I sound like a hypocrite? I'm one of the most dramatic people I know, and I'm complaining about drama. Aren't I awful? But really, my friend is really sad, and she's always really sad, and she is genuinely the most wonderful person in the world. She's so nice, and she'd do...
    JustTiggz JustTiggz 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2013

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    How come when women on EP say they need someone

    to talk to, they don't care which gender. But when men write the same thing it means I'm Looking For A Woman. Often tagged Dating & Relationships. Just in case we were in any doubt at all. And the few who do reply usually start by asking if I'm gay. Is it beyond the wit of all...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M Dec 15, 2014

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    I Don't Understand People....

    I don't understand people at all. One of these people is someone I know outside this site. I bend over backwards for her, and the day that I have a bad day and decide to give her a chance to be there for me, she decides to throw it in my damn face, and than tells me, if I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 19, 2009

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    Maybe it's just this one particular guy.

    ... Try as I might, I don't understand why you pursued me in the first place. Why you wouldn't take no for an answer. Why you kept pushing at the door, gaining a little trust here, making a big breakthrough there. Why you told me all those things that put everyone else off didn't...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    People don't make any sense to me

    when it comes to my own life. Now, I can understand other people's problems with people very quickly and very well. It's not uncommon for people to be taken aback by my insight. My inability to understand my own life is especially irritating in light of this. People seem to...
    Nonemus Nonemus 26-30, M Dec 1, 2013

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    I watch the people around me.

    Neighbors , strangers, so called friends more like people I just know not friends. Their all pretty much the same. Fake, faulty, back stabbing, simple minded sheeple. Always worried about what others think. Trying to b like everyone else. Keeping up with fashions & trends...
    NATIVEGODDESS2U NATIVEGODDESS2U 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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    Life Can Be Rough

     i feel like i dont have any to talk to. noone that im really close with. im mysterious to some people. idk why i am. maybe thats just who i am. i dont go around talking about my every move with people.  telling them what i do every hour. i wish society was more open to...
    LiyaGT35 LiyaGT35 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 27, 2009

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    Seriously?

    People are confusing. One moment they're happy and chatty with you, then they're cold and distant the next. What gives?! Honestly, I think one of the greatest mysteries in the world is...people.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Mar 20, 2013

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    Sometimes i just don't understand people.

    They yell at you for putting up fake stories, then get mad when you say that they're fake because it implies that they're dumb. They say that your story is too short when you worked so hard, then complain it's too long if you just threw a couple of sentences in. And if I didn't...
    TightyWhitiesAtomicWedgie TightyWhitiesAtomicWedgie 46-50, M Dec 6, 2013

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    I Am An Alien On My Planet

    No really, I don`t understand, can`t fathom how or why those social concepts came up. I don`t get other women, so I`m kind of a tomboy, but then I don`t get guys either. Why do they obcess over sports, beer and all those frat party things, why do insist on being jerks or...
    MugiwaraBlair MugiwaraBlair 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    Uneasy

    There are times in my life that I try to understand people and help them out, but they act like they already know everything and just push me away, I am okay with that but I am not  okay with people thinking they already know everthing. If we all knew everything in...
    mysterygirlsky mysterygirlsky 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    So, I'm in college and in one of my classes I

    sit behind a girl I find very attractive. The first few classes we didn't really talk except for small group discussions we were doing. Eventually, we started talking and she started opening up about her inner geek and other inane stuff, even admitting to thinking she might have...
    Nonemus Nonemus 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 18, 2014

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    Toby

    my daughter Bug and i have been looking for a friend for Honey ..maybe another pom or other small breed dog ..so he would have someone to play with ...well this lady was offering her little dog ...claiming she could no longer care for the dog who was three yrs old ...now the pix...
    goodseemore goodseemore 41-45, F Mar 24, 2011

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    I don't understand when people ask

    for help and then just don't accept it. Make up your mind and know what you want. Either you want help or you don't. If you want someone to help you, listen to you and someone comes in offering you that help, then let him bloody help you. Don't just ignore him. Otherwise, you'd...
    idontmindtherain idontmindtherain 18-21, M Aug 7, 2014

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    Not At All

    I can understand myself (and that took years to accomplish) and yet I cannot fathom anyone else. I wish I knew what people were feeling and how all that played out into life. Family, friends, associates, people, they all play out in their own way apart from me. I feel so unique...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Dec 25, 2012

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    If someone doesn't know how to love correctly

    can they end up hurting you?
    takiaa takiaa 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2014

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    Men Are Too Weird

    I can't deny that. What's wrong with them, really?
    Val86 Val86 26-30, F Jun 23, 2012

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    I just don't understand when a person says I am complicated. I am simple, but deep. I am a thinker, I think. I want to be loved, i want the world run to it's natural order...
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    I don't understand how if you want and desire something so badly that you cannot make it work. I have been married for twenty five years. As a couple we have experienced everything...
    Mendmyheart Mendmyheart 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    Like wut? I think I just lost half my brain cells by reading an article that praised misogynists. "Leave her if she gets fat!" "Make sure she's sexually available to you at all...
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    Back when we first started dating he told me that I was the first women he dated since his marriage fell apart, it may seem weird that I thought it was kinda sweet. He had told...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I was recently struggling with a computer science course i have taken and after a lot of struggle i was just feeling hopeless so i reached for a bit of help from a friend with the...
    julia7955 julia7955 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Does anyone else start to have feelings for someone, get to know that person, and want to be in a relationship with them---but when they finally say they have feelings for you too...
    summershields summershields 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I really don't like people in general. I do okay with a person(singular) in most instances. For the most part though I find people irritating, frustrating and a complete waste of...
    Wyocouple27 Wyocouple27 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I'm not a social person. . . i don't know how to "person", as I put it. I don't like people, sorry.
    Anika1258 Anika1258 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I find it harder and harder to want to have friends. I go out people have their nasty attitudes. All I see in the world is a bunch of anger. A world that I don't want much to do...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F Feb 13

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    I totally understand how pain - being unloved when you need it desperately - can lead to resentment and outright hatred. I totally get how things even just within yourself - guilt...
    scalner scalner 31-35 2 days ago

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    Listen. I know I am old and pretty much used up. You are right I don't deserve love or happiness. I need to live in the mess I have made of my life. Great. Now leave me alone. It...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 13

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    Don’t waste your time… you will not understand women.. Because women do not understand themselves
    KA1977 KA1977 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Why do people dramatize the art of you and a knife by yourself? Why do you care? Why do you look at my skin and you see my stories, why do you try to help when I so obviously don't...
    Xaxus193 Xaxus193 18-21, M Feb 8

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    I can't stand MLG especially the one for CoD. Some hard working immigrant is great at what he does but is under paid but some kid who dropped out and has no job is paid to play...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Feb 19

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    Feel so insecure about small things that guys don't even pay attention to. Come here shawty let me love all ya flaws lol
    diandre diandre 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    If you're not my fiancé or my daughter, don't put your hands on me. Unless I give you the okay. And even with that, it has to be done a certain way. Or else I will push you away...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I get absolutely NO enjoyment out of being a part of a family, especially. "Oh, it's Christmas? So that means I have to see my cousin? Why?" No thanks to obligatory family...
    FrauTeller FrauTeller 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    What is everyone's fascination with some dress? All freaking day I've heard this gabber about some ******* dress! What is so interesting about this dress? Everyone keeps asking...
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I, personally, am straight but I was raised by my parents to accept anyone and everyone. Race, gender, age, religion, and sexuality don't matter. I love gay people to be honest...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    And I don't mean in a game of scrabble. I am talking about those people who have fidelity issues. I am so loyal and when I give love I give it all, so I would appreciate it if the...
    Essence972 Essence972 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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