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I Feel I've Missed Out On Life Experiences

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    Missed Out

    i see a lot on EP that i wish i had. Life is short and it seems am missing out. It would be great to try some of the experiences i have found on here, but i dont know if i will ever meet the right person/people. I will keep hoping!!
    ray2000 ray2000 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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    Little Miss Quasi

    I never went to a wedding in my entire life and I am 20 years old. I also never went out of State or Country that much. Other things I have missed out on are going to a rodeo, Linens N Things, ride on a plane, got on a limo, wore good clothes in 6th or 7th grade like everyone...
    ambmed ambmed 18-21 Apr 5, 2011

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    High School

    I went to the strictest High School on planet earth....and waaaaaaaaaay to many people for me...it was super overwhelming..the learning, friends ,etc..I crawled into my shell and stayed there for 3 years..('till I had enough and left) slowly coming out now...Trying to figure...
    KeepsingingAOM KeepsingingAOM 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2011

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    True Love Is Not Just A Feeling

    “Love is a commitment of the will to the true good of the other person.” — Professor Theophilus, in “Homophobia, Part 1: Rage,” Ask Me Anything: Provocative Answers for College Students by J. Budziszewski I agree with this 100%
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 25, 2013

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    Missing Out

    I feel like I have missed out mainly because I am shy. Also because I have been left out by people a lot. I hate feeling like I've missed out.
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F Nov 30, 2013

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    I hate being shy. It's a terrible.

    I've missed out on so much because of it. I've missed out on friends, and other social things. But part of my loss is not my fault at all. My dad isn't around much and he never lets me travel. We just sit at home doing nothing, and I end up wanting to kill myself (for other...
    NeonPurple NeonPurple 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Missed a Week... Or Maybe More....

    I have always had perfect health and suddenly it was gone... I started getting seizures, nobody could tell me why... or wanted to go through the effort of finding out. Was just to easy to diagnose me as an epileptic, no reason why all of a sudden.... I started getting multiple...
    Niacc Niacc 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2008

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    I'M Afraid To Live

    The past 5 years or so have been such a struggle for me. Some things happened and my life was pretty much torn apart. In result I've been living on empty and I feel like I don't even try to live anymore. I used to have friends and was close with my family (I have a very large one...
    itslongone itslongone 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2013

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    Girl On A Bus

    I was looking around for an experience group i could just add this to, and i think this is probably as close as i can get. Just a few days ago it had been snowing quite excessively, the roads where mostly void of cars and most people were staying indoors, but i had a library...
    DiesSomnium DiesSomnium 31-35 4 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    My Regrets

    I feel have missed out on all the good things my peers have had like friends,travel,romantic relationships,family and stuff like that and I feel like my life has been a waste.When I see a baby sleeping carelessly and peacefully in a mother's lap,tears swell silently in my eyes...
    natli89 natli89 36-40 2 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    Very Much So....

    I have definitely missed out on life experiences, nearly all life experiences, in fact. I have had very severe social anxiety disorder for most of my life & the fear it invokes from me in social situations has kept me from doing absolutely everything someone my age...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 11 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    My parents, being the Catholics they are (I am

    too, but they took it to the extreme) prevented me from watching Harry Potter and going trick-or-treating. I've also never been overseas or on a plane.
    AzureRose317 AzureRose317 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 2

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    A lady on my job recently had her first baby.

    she was grouchy and a bit somber beforehand. but when she returned from her maternity leave..she was a changed woman. that little baby seems to have brought her so much happiness. she is constantly talking about the baby, showing pics, and saying how she cant wait to go home and...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    Water

    When me and my twin brother were about 14, our parents sent us to Sea Camp. This was on Catalina Island, just off the Pacific coast. The whole point of going to this camp was to learn how to SCUBA dive. But, on the first day of camp, we learned that our parents hadn't paid the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 21, 2010

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    I'Ve Missed Out On Everything Called Relationships.

    During my entire life I've all ways thought doing something cool, would lead me too the right girl. I know now that I am the one too blame, but I can't find a girl anymore that searching for the same. Have I gotten to far, so far that I don't even have time? We can do the short...
    LoveTraveling LoveTraveling 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 23, 2013

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    And It Leaves Me Wondering...

    I don't really feel lacking in my childhood.  Growing up, my family wasn't the richest on the block for sure, but I was mostly happy.  I may not have had the best clothes or the newest toy as soon as it was released, but I was ok with it.  My missing out comes...
    guardedgirl guardedgirl 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    Suffering from an undetected cognitive impairment?

    I often find myself worrying about my intelligence-- or lack of it. I graduated from high school & college, but I'm starting to wonder if there isn't something seriously wrong with me... I graduated as valedictorian. I'm not saying that to brag, merely just to point out that it's...
    hidingout hidingout 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    Where Did My Life Go?

    I've always tried to make the best of my situation and I thought I was proud of how I handled things in my life, but I'm starting college and I don't have a single memorable experience from the past 7 years of my life. Nothing even pops out as a possibility. It's...
    immaheidi immaheidi 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    It's My Own Fault

    I have missed life experiences because I wouldn't allow myself. For example, I didn't go to a friends Halloween party one year because I was feeling very insecure; I just made up an excuse not to go. Now they all discuss the memories and inside jokes from that party. I ...
    RubyPhoenix RubyPhoenix 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    Never Went Out

    When I was a teen I never went out to parties or did anything "bad". I was a good little girl who stayed home and did her homework and shyt. I feel as though I missed out on a lot of fun times and fun memories and possible friends that I could have made. I just...
    brishness brishness 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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    I just wish I learned how to fight

    when I was younger. I'm 17 now. I've lived a secluded life and I'm so sick of it. All I want to do is learn how to fight, like Tae Kwon Do or Karate, maybe boxing but not a lot. I've wrestled with my cousin a few times but I sucked. So I want to get better at that too. All my...
    DearYou DearYou 22-25, F Jun 2

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    Missed Out On Life

    I am 22 and lack any basic life skills. What should I do? I went to high school and college, but somewhere along the way I ignored things like learning how to cook, hold friendships, interact with others, and not be selfish. I have B.F.A. but don't even think I could hold a...
    hidingout hidingout 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    Circumstances Beyond My Control.....

    I left home at 14 and because of that I was thrown into a world of experiences, a way of life that I missed out on so much growing up so fast. Simple things that people take for granted.    
    justmarji justmarji 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    Something Unique

    I have never attended prom :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I've never met a man so full of empty plans and promises. When his mouth moves I don't even listen anymore. It just breaks my heart otherwise :(
    hotdamndame hotdamndame 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Being a mom is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I love my children with all my heart and wouldn't trade them for the world. But being in an unhappy marriage has made me...
    ABlueChristine ABlueChristine 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Pixies at Glastonbury, Where is my mind? A bloody good question. And song.
    monkwit monkwit 41-45, M Jun 29

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    I used to be so bad for this, when I was younger my mother used to get so worried because I'd be too lost in a daydream to cross the road or answer her question. Now it's more of a...
    waterechoes waterechoes 22-25, F Jun 30

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    Yesterday, some of my lifelong "friends" said some very very hurtful things to me. I won't get into the gory details, but it hurt. I learned some things from it though. For...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F 3 Responses 57 mins ago

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    Totally agree to this. I feel like our experiences in life will make us better people. And hopefully someone will listen to me and take my advice for what I've been through. I'm...
    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F Jun 29

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    Sometimes I feel my life is pointless , lonely, and empty. What is there wake up for or look forward to? no family...people in and out of my life.People look on outside and dont...
    kottonkandiexo kottonkandiexo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Held practically hostage in a foreign country?Check! 13 years married to a abusive psycho? Check! Fleeing for my and my children's lives? Check! Arriving back in America broke with...
    IStillGotIt IStillGotIt 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 7

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    I am stronger because of all I've been through... I was 16 when everything happened. It all seemed to snowball honestly. I had been home sick with the flu. I was staying at my...
    Ginnty Ginnty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    We all have personal demons & insecurities prisoner's of our thoughts & mine's is never feeling good enough. I suppose it started from childhood I've come to realize my father to...
    livelymind livelymind 18-21, F Jun 29

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    Having that problem right now. There's this guy that I've liked for a long time and I just sent him a message saying how I feel and how I've felt that way for a while now. He...
    rie76 rie76 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    If I was to write every single detail, I'd probably be typing all night. Plus I am too lazy :P But well me name is Emily, I'm 17 years old. I was raped when I was 12 by a...
    Emily97x Emily97x 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Growing up, my parents were abusive alcoholics but I still loved them because in my heart I still had hope that someday they would change and be the people I knew they were capable...
    chadwiak01 chadwiak01 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I am strong-I think i am strong because of the kind of pain i feel now whenever someone orders me to do something.I used to feel guilty,that it's all my fault...but now i don't...
    samy666 samy666 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Iv been through so much in my younger days, although I don't wish the misery and pain I felt, on my worst enemy! I am happy I made it out alive! I am happy I can experience every...
    bolahaming bolahaming 18-21, M a week ago

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    Sometimes I ask myself why do I keep carrying on. I'm just going to let everyone on here know how I feel, I hope someone on here can show me the light to get out of this. I feel...
    Dantierx Dantierx 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    "Does a weak person become strong because they have to? Or do they become strong because they want to?" I've never been the kind of guy that an hide my emotions well, I end up...
    CatchingDarkness CatchingDarkness 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 30

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    My mum was a single teenage mum that had to raise me all on her own so social services were constantly in and out of our lives. I had to call the ambulance a lot for my mum because...
    Soperslime Soperslime 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    I am thankful for everything I've learned throughout my life, and that the **** I've had to deal with hasn't hardened my heart. But I would really love a break, I'm exhausted.
    planetcaravan planetcaravan 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 9

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    Only been on here 2 days and due to an internet **** up , I feel like I've let people down............. and theres nothing I can do..... Waiting for the new phone and net...
    thataussie thataussie 36-40, M Jul 10

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    I've always been pretty good being alone, I enjoy my independence. I have sort of a shy personality and it makes me seem like I don't like people very much. Lately since it's been...
    JohnnyCasshh JohnnyCasshh 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    It might sound crazy, I don't even fully understand it myself, but I miss my real sister and grandmother. I've never physically met them before, but my real mother said that I miss...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    We had a big argument over her boyfriend and how he's more important and that friends come and go but he wont blah blah. So we argued and I was like why do I bother then if I'm...
    lela201465 lela201465 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Never did, never do and never will! I don't smoke! When I was younger my older sister made me promise to never ever smoke and so I've never broke that promise and always keep my...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I've been chased by a chicken. I'm a better runner now.
    Uxio Uxio 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I am 22 and although most have been through hell and back.. I have to. Right now I am a single mother of a 3 year old. Her dad chooses not to be involved, his loss not mine. She's...
    Natasha1128 Natasha1128 22-25, F <