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I Feel I've Missed Out On Life Experiences

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 9 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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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'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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    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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    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 3 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have been through a lot of traumatic events throughout my life. I have survived childhood trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other things. I used to be ashamed of...
    Crimsonbutterflywings Crimsonbutterflywings 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Which just happened. My brother had just finished his dinner and my parents and I were sat still nibbling on the last bites of ours. And he went wondering into the kitchen Looking...
    Daniellevn Daniellevn 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Over this week-end something strange happened. I found myself overly sensitive, rather too emotional , and mostly reminiscing on a part of my life that has left me with nothing but...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 13 Responses 1 day ago

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    Just remember that you don't ever have to seek approval from anybody. I was never loved as a child and now I'm always seeking for approval. It seems as though the world says that...
    TheOnetheOnly8414 TheOnetheOnly8414 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I just saw the movie "Cleveland Abduction" and I was blown away by something Michelle Knight said (I think she calls herself Lynn Knight now). She said that she would never do...
    IntuitiveOne IntuitiveOne 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Receed In my eyes the brightness Around the edges of my shell Heard her words were lifeless So I came out of the well In her eyes within the tears As her soul whisks the years...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've had enough of my parents. All the time my father keeps saying "faggots" and my mother is too worried that I "look like a dyke" (as she rudely puts it) because one side of my...
    HeyRainbow HeyRainbow 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    What doesn't kill you really makes you stronger. live life to the fullest treat people nice, do the best you can, forgive easily and just live. That's what I do...
    Parislee Parislee 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I removed some of my experiences because it's so easy freak people out and be takin the wrong way,
    Bluesky52 Bluesky52 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    I know that everything I've been through has made me stronger..... but I'm still terrified it's turned me into a fallen angel too. One who is too broken to ever be fixed. One who...
    mirrorimage99 mirrorimage99 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    sometimes it may feel what's the point, yet I know deep down it always has a reason, to all my madness and life's involvement of ****..
    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    THIS time i Won't go through that **** again...no one has a clue what is going on inside me bcs i always Act happy..except my doctor. But I'm focusing on recovery now and that's...
    nsameshit nsameshit 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Marriage is sacred.Vows must be forever.But there are cheating hearts.Who love to betrayTheir promises go astrayBlinded eyes seek no oneA man suddenly found his womanLong lost...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I guess in many ways, I am a better person for it. I would never abuse a woman nor would I hurt someone weaker than me, just because I'm stronger. I care for nearly everyone in my...
    GrimMindControl GrimMindControl 18-21, M Jun 29

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    It's been 9 months since I've come home from school for medical leave and i would love to say it's been worth it (from a medical view) but it hasn't. It's been worth it at the end...
    gottakeepyourheadup gottakeepyourheadup 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Growing up I witnessed a lot more than I should have and grew up way to fast. My dad sold marijuana and was an alcoholic. He would come home drunk and abuse my mom. I was about 7...
    L48O1516S2342T L48O1516S2342T 18-21, F 12 Responses Jun 29