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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 am 26 and have not had any meaningful relationships with a female. I am an inherently shy individual and I was a loner for most of my teenage and young adult life up until a...
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    I am 26 and have not had any meaningful relationships with a female. I am an inherently shy individual and I was a loner for most of my teenage and young adult life up until a...
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    tom67890 tom67890 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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