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I Grew Up In a City

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    Hi, My Name Is Linda

    I am a new member of his group.  This is my first post to Experience Project.  I have a sister who has Munchausen Syndrome.  I am writing a book about my experiences and am interested in stories from everyone to include to help the book explain to the "normal...
    lrp53 lrp53 56-60 Oct 28, 2010

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    It Has Shaped the Person I Am Today

    Now, in my opinion, it isn't important if a person grew up in a city or not.  I am neither glorifying, nor saying how much better it is to be weaned in a metropolis.  We are humans, women and men, one and all, regardless of where we're from. This experience is...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 10, 2009

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    Uptown Girl

    I've lived in a city my whole life. I like it. And I dislike it. Some days I like it more. Some days I dislike it even more. The pollution drives me insane. My allergies kick up and I feel like I'm going to choke on my own epiglottis some days. There is so much noise...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 12 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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    Toronto Ontario, Canada

    Yep. That's the city I grew up in. It turns 175 yrs old this year. : ) YAY TORONTO!!! Wait to go guys. lol.... Toronto isn't that bad.... For a city. But I'm glad I'm away from there anyway. Who knew I'd take to be a country girl so well. : ) Although I do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 29, 2009

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    I grew up in the suburbs but I moved to the city as soon as I could. I just had to get away lol, I'm a city girl all the way!
    TerriCherry TerriCherry 26-30, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Yeah since I was like 7 my mom & dad got divorced. We still had a pretty apt then. Then we had a ugly apt, pretty one, & now a super duper ugly one now in a not that good city...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Gaur Yamuna City Plots @ Yamuna Expressway Gaursons India Pvt. Ltd Launching soon residential plots in Gaur Yamuna City Township on Yamuna Expressway. It near by Delhi - Agra...
    affireal affireal 26-30, M Jul 10

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    I'm definitely a city girl. It reminds me of the 80's song, "You belong to the city" by Glenn Frey from the TV series, "Miami Vice." I always feel happier being in the city than...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    You Belong in AmsterdamA little old fashioned, a little modern - you're the best of both worlds. And so is Amsterdam. Whether you want to be a squatter graffiti artist or a great...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    ...More like I'm "forced" to as my Dad is an avid Man City fan. I don't really mind though, I was in the City magazine when I was born for being the "Smallest City Fan" or...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Jul 6

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    My city is Las Vegas<3 since 1997. What's your city & where are the Vegas hoodrats?
    Blackfish510 Blackfish510 18-21 1 Response Jun 30

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    I went to Chicago with family, and I never wanted to leave! I loved the sights, the sounds, and the smells. ;D I just loved everything about that great city: the coffee, the stores...
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F Jul 1

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    Living in the city may offer many conveniences, but I find the little things bug me the most. Such as the fact that there is so much pollution that the air actually stinks. Not to...
    Sharebare519 Sharebare519 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    The city life is amazing! Unfortunately, I moved towards the south of the state. It's a lot different than being surrounded by everything. I miss my city limits
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I'm just gonna listen to Owl City :)
    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    "When did the sky turn black And when will the light come back I'm ecstatic like a drug addict Locked in the attic Strung out and spellbound" ~ Beautiful Times by Owl City
    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M Jul 5

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    I'm country girl at heart, but I kinda like that city life too 🐷🌃
    BeccaK1 BeccaK1 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I was born and raised as a city girl but sometimes I wonder what life is like in a small town or out in the country
    Bethany17 Bethany17 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Would Like to Live In the Country Instead of the City
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I grew up in a small town of white racist people and I don't fit in! I want to get out of here and run away with my black boyfriend! 💞 can't wait!!!
    TattoosAndBoose TattoosAndBoose 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I grew up in a nudist family back in the 1970s. We all enjoyed skinny dipping, nude sunbathing, nude picnics, nude birthday parties, and had so much more fun with the family in...
    bustywifeinbikini bustywifeinbikini 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    The town I grew up in made me who I am today and I want to die because of it. People there were unfriendly and rude, I once fell off my scooter and I was on the floor crying and a...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Jul 20

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    I was born into this 'religion.' They don't like independent thought, blood transfusions, holidays, or college. My mother was stuck on me attending. I was typical. Baptized at 14...
    WhoAmI613 WhoAmI613 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Grew up Jehovah's Witness...baptized when I was 14. Pushed into it. Dad was an elder...good guy but easily pushed around. My mother is a hypocrite. Lost my babies over that...
    Babydoll9294 Babydoll9294 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My sisters and cousins are my best friends ❤️
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F Jun 29

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    We live with or around humans and hardly ever with our own kind and we need to make a place for just therians any kind, we need to live with and around our own kind we need to be...
    MrStein MrStein 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    They have been one of my favorite bands for so long I started listing to them when I was maybe 14 and I am now 23
    rosiebloom rosiebloom 22-25, F Jul 12

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    Im stuck here tonight. Anyone want to hang out? Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    NotLarryBubkiss NotLarryBubkiss 36-40, M Jul 12

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    Where are my new York people?
    MAROONTRIBE MAROONTRIBE 41-45, M Jul 14

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    I have served as a sworn Officer in California, Nevada and with the military
    pakettle pakettle 66-70, M Jul 15

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    My favorite weekend activity is going to the Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg right on the East River. Good food, beautiful people, vintage buys. Has anyone ever been? It's my...
    blazeee blazeee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    So glad to be going back to San Francisco. I miss my old apartment.
    SaraRose0616 SaraRose0616 16-17, F Jul 21

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    I live on the Sunshine Coast in QLD Australia and live on a small suburban block. I used to live on acreage for a few years and loved it but the house had drainage problems and we...
    BrainnahGrace BrainnahGrace 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    i havent really visited....i kinda live there
    Nickiboy14 Nickiboy14 13-15, M 10 hrs ago

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    I hate it everyone is mean and nasty especially in Wisconsin. Rude bastards. Sorry, I just like nice people who aren't always in a hurry trying to kill people.
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    Money is made of paper, paper comes from trees... So in a way it does grow on trees ;)
    Mi5h Mi5h 16-17, F Jun 30

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    I wish I felt more love and connection in my family, it damages a part of me and every time I see a movie/scenario where love is expressed, I cry!
    fajphummie1 fajphummie1 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    My dad split up when i was 6 months old , my moms fiancé sexually assaulted me.
    blondieforever3 blondieforever3 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    I'm a borderline. I really struggle with knowing who I am. I'm constantly lost in this 'searching' for myself. I rarely feel satisfaction. I recently lost my place on a therapeutic...
    FannyAnnDee FannyAnnDee 31-35, F Jul 1

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    What has caused me to be a victim of bullying? What traits do I possess that make me reluctant to be a victim? Some may see them as flaws but I'm not sure that is the truth. Just...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F Jul 2

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    Donated my fireworks to a random family with 4 small kids. Made their day.
    Meagaroni18 Meagaroni18 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Sometimes i think if him walking out on us when i was kid has anything to so with me dating the wrong men.
    bittersweetsourandsalty bittersweetsourandsalty 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    So my father came camping to the area I live. Drove 12 hours for it. I got to visit him, with my siblings. It's been 13 years or so since he moved out. I'm glad I visited him. It...
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I am watching zapped....the movie😊😉
    darecassy darecassy 13-15, F Jul 11

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    Lived in Sweden until I finished high school. Left for college and never looked back.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F Jul 11

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    I found this video of the recording sessions for In God We Trust Inc. by dead kennedys. enjoy:
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Mainly because I wasn't strong enough to raise myself
    KidAgony KidAgony 18-21, F Jul 14

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