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I Don't Understand People

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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

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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 4 days ago

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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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    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 1 Response Aug 24

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Jul 22

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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 4 days ago

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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 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

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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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    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

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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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    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 1 Response Apr 16

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    Or do i. Are we lemmings.

    Trying to avoid being mlk or lennon. Saying we gave to charity. But never helping directly. Or investigating said charity. But barking when we see beggars. Or homeless asking for help. Where are the humans. Stressed out on disability. Or gone to see...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Aug 24

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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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    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

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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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    If someone doesn't know how to love correctly

    can they end up hurting you?
    takiaa takiaa 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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

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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

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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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    I waited almost an entire month to contact him. I finally send him a positive message, asking if we could talk, and he read it on the app we talked on that night. I waited 6 days...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I got rid of her and so did most of my friends...I don't understand why he can speak outside with out 3 morons watching........
    awake1235 awake1235 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Now, before I get into this, no one start flipping out on me. I asked something similar on a different site and all I got was insults and no answers. Now, could someone explain to...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I sometimes think god, if there is one, is really sadistic X( I mean why do I gotta be sick?! Tomorrow's Thanksgiving man! My friends and I 'suppose to be goin out to watch a movie...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Nov 26

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    I don't understand life or how to be happy in it.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I guess you could say it's a defense mechanism... My mind repressed everytime my ex fought with me and emotionally abused me. So it's only fair to think my brain would repress my...
    AlysonBlack AlysonBlack 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have many 'fans'. I've been added to so many peoples' circle, but I've never really heard from them. Except to randomly heart one of my stories. It's like big brother watching...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 2

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    I don't get it when people post the same exact story in several places. I was looking at someone's writings tonight and they had posted the same thing in about five areas. Not...
    Longrun Longrun 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    And I don't think anyone else does either. So many people have such strong opinions on their beliefs but there is so much divergence in them that it is hard to believe that any...
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz 46-50 1 Response Nov 23

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    As I'm sitting this house wondering what going to happen in my later life. As right now I do not understand myself because there so much stuff that I wanted to do. Well I can't do...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    What more lies will unravel? Why couldn't he just tell me to my face? I bet he wasn't working all of those weekends. I bet he wasn't falling asleep on me at 9 and even 8:30 at...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    It's not productive, and I don't see it as interesting or entertaining. I just take part in it to satisfy other people's weird needs.
    Arekkusu12 Arekkusu12 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    Its really hard when you've lived with a parent who is so against people who are gay and you are completely for it. You don't want to cause problems so you don't disagree with them...
    Lai96 Lai96 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    You just can't. I think of myself dying more often then graduating high school. I care too much. I'm unsatisfied. I hurt so badly. I have so many hallucinations. I'm always in pain...
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Dec 2

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    My boyfriend invited me to a family event where his co-workers brought all their children. A day before that he asked me how many kids I want. I said one, but he said two. He also...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Parents just fought again. Some days I enjoy their fighting and other days like today I just wish they would stop. I'm not sure why I enjoy their fighting. I think part of it may...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have 3 moods 1. Helpful and Loving to others 2. Quiet and isolated from everyone 3. Pissed off at everyone who leads normal lives whereas I don't
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Somethings seem to be from another planet, I just don't get them. Why do we keep putting ourselves in situations that hurt us?
    Nyah27 Nyah27 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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