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I Feel I've Missed Out On Life Experiences

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Something Unique

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    I'm waking up to ash and dust I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust I'm breathing in the chemicals I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
    soccerislife14 soccerislife14 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Sometimes it hits that I may have missed out on a great love story with you. We were great together. You were familiarity. Everything professional never too informal, yet it was...
    abcdefgh19 abcdefgh19 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    You know what I find odd? How people associate cutters to being a person who's antisocial, wears a lot of black, and just not that fun to be around. Just the other day my best...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    There are days I certainly feel this way. I've always had to be everything. Take care of everything, be responsible for it all. I am always there when someone needs a favor. Always...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 10 Responses Nov 11

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    In all of my 19 years of life, so far... I haven't had it worse than some people but I have had it pretty rough. Losing loved ones has got to be the worst pain of them all. I...
    Nitram13 Nitram13 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 28

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    as usual, my school's students are divided into groups. I'm part of a few labels, like bookworm, sporty, emo, and some others, but whenever I'm hanging out with anyone i know, I'm...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hi there! I've recently come out of an 8 year long relationship where I was constantly criticized, belittled and mocked. I didn't like it at all, his personality wasn't very nice...
    buttonthimbles buttonthimbles 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Have I really become stronger? Sometimes I wonder if that was true. I'm a burn survivor. I struggle everyday with the pain of my scars, the indignity of not being able to do the...
    deliciousmochi deliciousmochi 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 6

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    I don't know if I'm stronger, wiser, or even learned anything at all. I think I have; but I try not to assume anything anymore. I've had my own problems like everyone else, I try...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I tried comming out of the closet to my wife a few months ago and it didnt go well at all. At first she acted like she was supportive then flipped out on me a couple days later...
    CDKristiK CDKristiK 51-55, M 2 hrs ago

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    My abuse from my father. 8 years ago was a dark time for me. My dad would often beat me as punishment for doing stupid stuff. One day I did something really bad and stupid. My...
    WhiteTheKid WhiteTheKid 16-17, M 16 Responses 6 days ago

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    My friends are surprised that I am still alive some of them can't even talk about what I've been through cause watching the most happiest person falling apart and not knowing if...
    IjUstDoNtCare12 IjUstDoNtCare12 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 29

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    This past April, I nearly lost my life. I had become extremely dehydrated due to a stomach virus and as a result my body systems began shutting down. As a result of this incident...
    sweetandspicy1 sweetandspicy1 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 30

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    ive had my share of tough times ive been bullied picked on lost a lot of people close to me ive been called weak and pathetic psychiatrists shoved pills down my throat to change me...
    DDT97 DDT97 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    I once thought I had to broadcast my hardships... That highlighting them would lure the sympathetic masses my way. But strength is getting through these things, coming to terms...
    xlovelykittyx xlovelykittyx 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    So over last weekend I took a little step forward. I needed to go shopping for girly stuff, the urge was just too much. I've been dying over not having anything to wear, this urge...
    colie0701 colie0701 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 6

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    I'm not sure where I am in my life but my reality and outlook never meet up with the real world. I would like to not look at the what "ifs" anymore or dwelling with thoughts of the...
    hartbri12 hartbri12 31-35, F Nov 10

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    I've been through so much since I was 4. I am thankful for everything I won't hold grudges I want to make the future bright for young kids everyone to enjoy life.
    jojoisahmazinh jojoisahmazinh 18-21, F Nov 17

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    I have two, a brother and sister from my father's first marriage. I've seen them from a distance at funerals. She seems nice. She allowed me to add her on facebook, though we've...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F Nov 6

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    I've been depressed since age 16 and was tempted to take drugs like weeds etc many times but didn't. I took a drugs course to protect my son and it was eye opening. And that was...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Nov 16

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    It's hard to understand how I got here. I had this really awesome guy. Great dad, great husband. For two years. He was here, I swear he was. Where did he go? Why did he go? Who is...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    BOOM!! Right there!! Haha :p I would.....but I would prefer not to repeat mistakes I've made already :)
    kaixin97 kaixin97 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    ... Personality. I've been told I've got a huge personality.
    GarrettYdoom GarrettYdoom 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    ~Highshool~ Its a bunch of work Stress hormonal teens And bull$hit Nothing like on tv I've been fooled
    teenwolf360 teenwolf360 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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