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I Have A Hard Time Learning From Other People's Mistakes

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    Not To Say I'm Incapable Of It

    But it doesn't happen as easily. Someone can preach, lecture or stress a certain point all they want, but unless I actually experience it for myself, the lesson is probably not going to take. I find it easier to learn from my own personal experience in my own way than to learn...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 3 Responses May 28, 2012

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    I enjoy reading other people's experiences. Some of them are good, some are bad, it really depends on who you are, what you believe in, your opinions on something and more. :)
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 16-17, M Feb 5

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    They don't have interest in me. They are interested in themselves. - in morning, noon and night.
    anshu0312 anshu0312 22-25, M Feb 11

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    Why can't I just carry my own thoughts? ******* spare me other people's.
    simmerdame simmerdame 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    i need his strength so that i can say, "No" because i can't otherwise. i'm very happy with asking my Dom about who i can add, who i can talk to, and about any interaction i'm not...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'll try... I had a ****** dad to say the least, to this day I believe the only person he cares about is my mom, and even that I question every now and then since he's a straight...
    teehee342 teehee342 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    He listened as the world's most charming and magnetic people do, always asking the right question at the right time, never taking his eyes from the speaker's face, making the...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    I don't understand why these people are surprised when their married "s/o" is caught in a lie, doesn't have time for them, is caught cheating with another "other man/woman" outside...
    FreudianSlip13 FreudianSlip13 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 19

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    if only i could read those people's mind whom i deal with everyday, LIFE would be so much less-painful .....
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Feb 11

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    She grew wild,wild but innocent. From Keith Urban's song
    Kletsgo Kletsgo 26-30, F 15 hrs ago

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    Caught in a moment Just have to express something. I've lived so selfishly. I only saw my pains. Ignored those I love. She fell In love, I only loved. I'm jealous, and it's not...
    thedreamconking thedreamconking 22-25, M Feb 4

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    I'm discovering a lot about myself and have discovered a lot about myself in the last few years. I'm at the point now where I need to use this knowledge of who I am, and start...
    MorticiaAddams MorticiaAddams 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Nobody is perfect, everyone makes mistakes. I could bet, there is nobody who never made a mistake. So what is wrong with it? :-)
    BiNiceBoy BiNiceBoy 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have been for years. I haven't really told many people, because they already think I'm crazy enough. The few adults that I've told did not believe me. I can see anything from...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 15 Responses Feb 16

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    I use to do Japanese and Music, and I loved it, but then i moved to other subjects in the last year of year 10. Mom wasn't very happy, and when my uncle said that i was talented...
    papparrazzi papparrazzi 16-17, F Feb 1

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    First thing's first. I hate it when people in my generation act like we are the worst generation known to man. We are not. We are just getting started and we have our pros and cons...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    My mum volunteered me to babysit for my neighbors kids from Friday evening to Saturday afternoon. I have done this before and there's never been, I've looked after the house while...
    abimcc abimcc 18-21, F Feb 15

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    I don't know exactly how to explain it, but there are times that I wonder if the way I look to myself, is the same as others see me...and wonder if physically, I look the same as...
    awoww41188 awoww41188 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Not just feel them. It's amazing to me how my subconscious zero's in on someone's 'problem' area emotionally speaking, and my behavior changes just enough to put pressure on that...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I get attached to people so easily.. I guess that's my biggest weakness.. I care about all my friends and it sucks when I realize that I'm left all alone at times..
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 8

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    I hate my family comparing me and my cousin because,were so different that the comparison doesn't even make sense. So all my life (since we are two months apart) I've been...
    xxangellynnxx xxangellynnxx 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    So yeah, I'm 15,a guy, and I'm around 5'2. I'm tired of just being shorter than my classmates, and being compared to them. I'm thin too, but not too thin. I don't know if I'll grow...
    S4G4R S4G4R 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 2

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    Well? Let's hear it. I really do want to know.
    Invisible75 Invisible75 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Posted a Valentine's Day tip video today! My friends told me I look like I'm on crack! XD what do you think? http://youtu.be/Q1T1OXeGUk8
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M Feb 14

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    im still hunting for a friend that is from either Somalia or Ethiopia. I cant find any on here. but I have found an interesting person from Barbados ; ) and Saudi Arabia, Morocco...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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    Someone open minded, loving, fun and considerate. If that's you, let's chat.
    NubianRose NubianRose 36-40, F Feb 21

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    Idk i just really feel like talking. Im lonely... This is my 3rd post in like 5 mins... But in one of my classes im doing a presentation on Enron, the biggest corporation scandal...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Feb 3

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    Today is #timetotalk. I never used to think about mental health, depression or suicide until it happened to me. You never know how much difference it could make to someone's...
    WeLiveAndDieInTheseTowns WeLiveAndDieInTheseTowns 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I recently watched the movie Groundhog Day. I think that if that happened to me, where I repeated the same day over and over again for who knows how long, I would try a lot of...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Feb 13

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    If I hold the door for you and you don't say thank you, you basically just gave me permission to kick you in your ***
    sixfiveguy sixfiveguy 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 8

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    Hands down the most important book I've read. Or at least my favorite.
    Benny412 Benny412 31-35, M Feb 16

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    RIP Steve Strange Pioneer of the new romantics and singer in the band visage....
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M Feb 12

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    Mason Williams - Classical Gas (1968)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My dad taught me many things. He's a great person for me in some ways. He took me fishing & hunting when I was little which was fun. He always says he's proud of me or say...
    alexexe alexexe 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Just a warning, this has a ton of dark themes, for example, cutting and anorexia... Those are actually the only two. And at the ending fight, it's meant to be like, they're yelling...
    PercyJacksonisAWESOME PercyJacksonisAWESOME 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    This is from a woman who is a life coach (or something like that - I'm not sure exactly what she chooses as her title.) I'm on her mailing list, and she also posts on Facebook...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am not finding many people my age group here on E.P. not interested in talking with all of these kids. Points of view change with age. In my 60's those in their 30's-40's seam...
    TheOldMountianMan TheOldMountianMan 61-65, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    Anybody that has started a website about whatever the topic... or whatever the industry knows about all the challenges we are faced with. I started out using godaddy and had a...
    HotBoxDatRocks HotBoxDatRocks 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I've been skipping school since I was in grade 4 and I'm almost done high school and don't feel like life is worth it. Working hard right now just to work even harder in the future...
    1theory 1theory 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    You notice I never gave up on you even though all you care about is yourself. I know it’s all about you, other people's thoughts and emotions don’t matter to you, right? Why...
    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I love singing. I can sing all day and I do it VERY well. I had never had any one tell me to stop singing, but when my husband told me to stop because he needed a break, I felt...
    ElledaDreamer ElledaDreamer 26-30, F Feb 3

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    to other people's whims and fantasies, to their needs and desires. Because people are viciously obsessed with those. It's harder to be yourself or to even identity what is actually...
    MrsRight MrsRight 22-25, F Feb 12

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    I've been feeling terrible for a year. I have depression. I go to school, I can't do things, it's hard to study because of it, I can't put myself into pieces and I've ruined almost...
    lilysthoughts lilysthoughts 16-17, F Feb 19

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    My hands sweat a lot and even sometimes my underarms whenever I interact with people. I'm always overly aware of what I think other people are thinking and I usually find myself...
    iPromise2KeepHopeAlive iPromise2KeepHopeAlive 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ugh. Fetuses are parasites that absorb nutrients from the host body. The mother deserves to make the decision to abort it if they don't want it. Some people can't ******* afford...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 2 Responses Feb 10

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