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I Feel I've Missed Out On Life Experiences

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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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    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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    I somehow feel I missed out on life.

    That in many times, situations and places I just missed out on something terrific through fear. Fear of what? Failure, ridicule, exposure, being hurt, etc. So for most of my life I've played a straight bat, a boring line. I've not run off into the sunset, jumping on an...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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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 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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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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    I had to grow up fast

    so I feel like I missed out on childhood.
    2b5h 2b5h 16-17, M Mar 5

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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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    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'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 2 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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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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    I do not and cannot have children.

    There, I said it. I always believed that I was just one of the lucky ones in my youth when I was carefree and, quite frankly, stupid. Come to find out I had some medical issues that had nothing to do with luck. I held out a long as I could, hoping things would change...living...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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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 1 Response Jun 2, 2014

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    I've done a lot in my years

    but I think my shyness has definitely made me miss out on a bunch of experiences throughout my life. I overanalyse a lot and that gets me to the point where I just don't take the chance.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Mar 4

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    Something Unique

    I have never attended prom :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 25, 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, 2014

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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 6 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    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 book that was already overdue and didn't want to leave it any longer, so i wrapped up warm and fought my way to the bus stop to take me into town. Luckily the buses were...
    DuskWood DuskWood 31-35, M Mar 4

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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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    I'm almost 22 and feel like I barely lived

    except work and study. I have no real friends and feel my self confidence has let me miss out on experiences. Sometimes I think when I'm old, I won't have any great life experiences to remember. I want to enjoy life more.
    CassRL CassRL 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Today, while watching the NCAA basketball

    tournament games, I was sitting at a bar with a friend. A blonde with very short hair walked up and sat down. I am not attracted to short hair in any way, shape or form, however we both kept looking at each other, couldn't stop, no idea why. She really wasn't the type I am...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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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 2 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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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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    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 10 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    Something went wrong in my life at one time. I am so preoccupied by my looks it's disgusting. I used to have the lowest self esteem, I was antisocial, hated my looks, hated my skin...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    NOT. I did squats until I couldnt do anymore, Litterally... I thought maybe its just hurts bc thats what its supposed to do when it burns. And now I can barely walk...Fell down the...
    petramullins petramullins 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I've become stronger in ways I had never imagined possible for me. I remember always watching showswhere people would beseriously ****** up after going through a life changing...
    kissmykass kissmykass 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    i still remember when i was in college, i was a student, one day, my college arranged * orphelin's day* many orphelins came to the college, and every volenteer student had to take...
    nice80 nice80 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 19

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    I was in love with this woman who fell in love with me we work together at the library she was a janitor and I was the security guard it's a bad town that needs a security guard...
    dfries63 dfries63 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 23

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    Sometimes I fantasize about a better life with a different, more loving and normal family, but honestly they have sculpted me into the person I am today. I have had to grow up fast...
    lukesdeadpenguin lukesdeadpenguin 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Well this is the first one I didn't get to the finals. I've been turned down outright by three companies so far but most were highly technical in nature: selling software...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M Apr 10

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    My life has never been easy, but honestly no ones is. we all have had struggles and been through so much, that made us who we are today. My father left when I was 3, my mother...
    lisa82688 lisa82688 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    My life has been pretty tough, but I keep a positive outlook, determined to have a good rest of my life. My parents divorced when I was 2. While I was lucky that they put us kids...
    ashtonmallory ashtonmallory 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I've always thought that life is a test, and certain situations or hard times that happen test your character and make you who you are. It's weird but I feel like the more hard...
    AlexJM95 AlexJM95 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    The things I have gone thru in my life looking back, has made menthe man I am today. They were tough times but not sorry they happened. They made me a stronger man emotionally and...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    When I was 4 years old, my parents separated. my dad was an alcoholic, he used to beat my mom everyday. We moved out to Plymouth and got an apartment until we could get back on our...
    amberbell1001 amberbell1001 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Being in a tough situation is not easy especially if that situation is still existing. Each one of us has our own ordeals, ghosts from the past and our down moments that sometimes...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F Apr 14

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    I'll get right to the point ...I'm a 5'7" female constructed of solid 215 pounds. I'm pretty sure I've gotten bigger than this within the last month, but I REFUSE to weigh myself...
    BigBlaqBrawd BigBlaqBrawd 31-35, F a week ago

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    I'll get right to the point ...I'm a 5'7" female constructed of solid 215 pounds. I'm pretty sure I've gotten bigger than this within the last month, but I REFUSE to weigh myself...
    BigBlaqBrawd BigBlaqBrawd 31-35, F a week ago

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    Nightmare. I had many many bad experiences starting when I was a baby. We are very poor that milk was scarce and I feed on rice juice or warm water. We sleep in dirty places, I got...
    angel30xx angel30xx 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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