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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    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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    And now I seriously don't care coz I'm responsible for myself. If I don't look after me, who will? It's wrong to expect people to do the same and I cannot blame anyone but myself...
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    I have no problem with letting other people seeing me naked if they wanted to, or are okay with me being naked around them. Likewise, I'm perfectly fine with those who want to be...
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    Personally, i think its wrong to judge people's looks before getting to know their personality but I think its biological and we're hardwired to like pretty things. Thats why...
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    I get happy when I make other people happy. It's like it's my job to make other people happy. It's almost religious, but I don't want it to be.
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    Let's start out I live with my boyfriend about 45 mins away from my grandparents, both my parents moved out of state. I don't have friends here nor even want to get to no my...
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    I can't handle all of this stupid ****. My boyfriend's parents punish him for something HE did. The punishment decides to involve me and all of my plans that I have been dreaming...
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    I'm naturally drawn to men that have strong personalities/characters and that tend to be in a position of power. I believe my own personality is such that people either love me or...
    Ladygrey79 Ladygrey79 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    ...for as long as I can remember. I guess I was always this way to an extent, but the depression and anxiety became much more manifest during college and are showing no signs of...
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    Till a while ago I didn't have a profile picture and I hardly thought I'd make genuine friends who's want to speak to me and interact. But I did. And it feels/ felt wonderful...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    i aam a gay female and almost all of my ex's cheated on me with a guy. except one...my current gf. What is up with that. Anybody else have this experience?
    GallyG GallyG 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I'm actually pretty sure they do... I worked as a waitress a long time and hands down made better tips when I was dolled up and pretty... And not just from guys that would hit on...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    I used to be rude, then I realized how it affected others and I've changed. Doesn't mean I'm a pushover, but I greet others and I'm more considerate of others feelings. I wasn't...
    sweetaura sweetaura 26-30 1 Response Oct 9

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    It's health related and has me knocked for a loop and I admit I'm pissed at the universe.
    WillieGee96 WillieGee96 18-21, M Oct 4

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    Trying trying trying...it's not working
    Indeciciveme Indeciciveme 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Every time I begin to trust, they go away. It's like they work for me to trust them, so they can break my heart. I really feel they get off on hurting me. But by saying this, most...
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    Well, it's certainly true!
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    There's more to me than the pole dancer.... Who is often naked among men... Taking their money, willingly!
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    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    This is in response to people who insist that everything that happens to us is our own fault. The people who have taken "personal responsibility" to a ridiculous extreme. I'm not...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    I think I've lost my faith in other people. I never had many friends, now I feel I've got none. I have a boyfriend whom I live with but there is no relationship here. We're...
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