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I Feel Fortunate to Be Alive

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    I Am

    I feel like I've been writing a lot of silly stories recently and it's been nice to exercise my sense of humor but I think I'm getting away from what is most important in my life.  Not only here on EP but in my personal life.  I think it's really great that I'm no...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 2 Responses May 27, 2009

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    What Ifs and Near Misses

    When I'm feeling positive and i think about it... i mean _really_ think about it, i am reminded on how lucky i am to still have a pulse. When my mom was pregnant (not with me- but with my older sibling) she was Given an Anti-miscarriage Drug called DES (yeah, I'm not gonna even...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F Jun 3, 2009

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    It's Been Hell, But I'm Grateful.

    I have wasted much time, energy, and resources in my life. Some would say: "You're a waste." They might be right. Typically, I have been an ungrateful *****. Never enjoying all the small things. Never taking a moment to say "thank you" to whoever or...
    EricS EricS 31-35, M 2 Responses May 27, 2009

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    Doing Things That Could Kill Me Just To Feel Alive
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    I have been thinking about this a lot lately... conversation certainly helps... but I think the two keys are empathy and fulfillment.... It is easy to over-tax the body, mind, or...
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    I don't know where this began And I'm here facing the mirror Thinking I'd be living off the fat of the land I'm dying while alive, Living while dead The sheer agony is what I'm...
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    I do a lot of out of love and I don't expect anything in return from anyone. I have a soft spot for those who don't have much because they are the strongest people for being able...
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    I believe my dreams are more than a reflection of my inner feelings. I believe my dreams were like a dimension, an escape from the melancholic reality I am in with. When I dream...
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    Every time I ask my parents for something I feel guilty. I'm very frugal because my teachers once told us that children where very expensive to take care of, as a result I was...
    Hellooreopie Hellooreopie 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I've been verbally fortunate After listening for about 4... 4 1/2 years now. After hearing my homegurl talk about a condition someone has, it makes me rethink on how fortunate I am...
    FortyTheRapper FortyTheRapper 22-25, M Jul 27

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    Feeling really lost and alone these days. My mind is a mess of scrambled thought. By all outward appearinces I should be on top of the world. Four kids, four grandkids, big house...
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    Being very sensitive and feeling things very deeply are great for romances, passion in a career, and being their for friends and family. But what happens when friends and family...
    Wellnezamy Wellnezamy 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    okay. so I'm new to this & wanted to share something. okay , I'm currently 14 yrs old & have honestly been feeling stressed and depressed.. like lately it's been a lot. I'm...
    2001baby 2001baby 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    I feel like my true nature has been suppressed over years of conditioning by my parents and society. I feel like there is an intense frustration and fear at the core of my being...
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    I am generally very optimistic because i realize how good i have it and am very grateful for the life i have and family and friends etc. But whenever i feel sad bc of something...
    Falloutsos Falloutsos 16-17, F Jul 22

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    Sometimes, when I reflect on how I have been hurt by feeling deeply, I come to realize things about myself that I decide I need to change. For example, there was a girl in high...
    TriNitro TriNitro 61-65, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I am sad today. not like the sad that makes one cry but the type that stops all productivity. I don't like being here. I feel so trapped. I stay in bed and try to sleep just to...
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    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I started school again two days ago and since yesterday I've began to feel lost and this emptiness inside. I feel good when I'm at school but when I come out it feels as if...
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    I wanted to understand why you have been so blue, I started by telling you that I have been too. We both struggle with demons inside our minds, Our fear make us want to pull down...
    Seekingmeaning Seekingmeaning 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I feel like something g should be happening my best friend almost died two months ago in a skiing accident and everyone was crying but I didn't feel like it would drastically...
    nannalovet113 nannalovet113 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jul 21

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jul 21

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jul 21

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
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    muffin30 muffin30 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    To be honest, I drink because it numbs my pain. I don't go out and get drunk, but I can't have just the one beer, I have to have at least two or three. But fortunately, I know when...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 18

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    nikaXo nikaXo 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I feel like the only reason why I am is because of my amazing girlfriend and my best friends, though. It's so hard to push through this all. I really don't know how to feel at all...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M Jul 17

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