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I Have a Simplicity Statement

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    Needs Vs Wants

    I intend to consume less, to be happy with less, to be content with just myself and nothing else since that's all there will be when I die. 
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 11 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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    Autumn

    I am in the autumn of my life (63 years old).  My plans, which are at the moment coming to fruition are this.  I am building a cabin in the mountains of Georgia on a small piece of land I have.  The cabin will cost twenty thousand, well withing my means.  It...
    levin60kitty levin60kitty 61-65 4 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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    My Life

    I remain  busy  all  the  day  and at  night the uncompleted tasks  night  mare my  sleep . i  can't find  rest and  peace  even  in my spare  time  . something  somewhere always  keep  me on  my  toes  . i  m so upset with thisand  need  a  rest  but...
    shap36 shap36 41-45, M Jan 20, 2011

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    From Dawn To Dust

    I am 63 years old this year. I am blessed to lead a simple life which many wished but could not lead. Today's life is so stressful,materistic and chasing unrealistic dreams. When i awake in the morning. i thanked God for a new day. I looked forward to my plans for a meaningful...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 4 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    Simple And Fulfilled

    I want to live to the fullest with leaving little impact, to experience while giving back to the world around me, and die being a fulfilled man.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Jul 8, 2012

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    Oxymora

    my simplicity statement - without hesitation - states the generation of complication for no other feasible reason than it's much more funner that way, and exactly the right kinds of people will leave you tha phuck alone  ;-)
    JahPhancyPants JahPhancyPants 22-25, F Jun 20, 2011

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    Thoreau

    "Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life? We are determined to be starved before we are hungry." I also like, "A simple and independent mind does not toil at the bidding of any prince." Both by Henry D. Thoreau- who I would consider the epitome of simplicity
    LoveSpringsteen LoveSpringsteen 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2011

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    Life is best lived in simplicity. Less material wants and needs means more time to appreciate Mother Earth and the wonderful relationships around you. Be grateful for simplicity. A...
    VeniceTheMenice VeniceTheMenice 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Clear, concise, clean, effective, that is what simplicity brings without it all you get is clutter, complications and confusion. That is why simplicity works for me, I do not need...
    Yeahbaybey Yeahbaybey 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I was diagnosed with BDD and depression in 2010. I had been seeing a therapist weekly throughout 2009 without any improvement. I tried several different anti-depressants and...
    Chinook11 Chinook11 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    well i tell my dream i had..... i came home from ofc in a white car....i was about to park my car when i saw 2 more white cars....near my house....and saw they dumped a dead body...
    mikeee3135 mikeee3135 22-25, M Apr 4

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    The best things in life are truly the simple things. We go through our daily routines and miss those little nuggets all the time. I do until we're made to remember how simple the...
    Happinessisthinking Happinessisthinking 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Nothing is making sense. I can't believe what my reality has become. I can't believe what I am right now, even though I've always felt inside that I deserved better. I've been a...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M Apr 3

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    I am strange Strangeer than one would consider norm, I sit alone and I pray But I don't necessarily believe in the lord. You sit with me and let me speak my mind A mind filled...
    RicanPenguin RicanPenguin 18-21, M Apr 6

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    I finally have my jelly beans and I am listening to my song
    RicanPenguin RicanPenguin 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Does one crap a better statement after eating alphabet soup?
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M Mar 20

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    That was a question...not a statement
    dickipedia dickipedia 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 23

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    Perv of the day. My innocent statement turned perv. Vote now
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    To all things..are but for a season How true that statement is A meaningful conversation Excitement Butterflies even A smile A lingering touch The feeling that all is just...
    WithinTheHeart WithinTheHeart 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I forget look after which newspaper : We and us dog is Master&servant,not friend.That statement true?I'm so fear!
    wodejb100m wodejb100m 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I'm going to try to remove negative, demeaning, and shallow statements from my everyday conversations. I've already cut out reality TV (aside from the Bachelor, of course), and I...
    EPHeidi EPHeidi 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've never wanted to cause any hurt to anyone, which can cause all sorts of problems and often do more harm than good to the individual I'm trying to protect. It isn't humble at...
    LostInCode LostInCode 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    "I have cancer" and "you have cancer" are the most nerve wracking statements I think exist. A little over a year ago, I went to the doctor for a totally unrelated issue, he saw an...
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    These thoughts kind of popped up in my head while I was eating my pasta (which was very good) but this site really makes you wonder these things... Is it becoming idiotic to...
    Nottheaveragegirl Nottheaveragegirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    I hate my sister. I'm not usually the type of person to truly hate someone or something. I usually try to find the bright side to a problem, but I suppose that's for the internet...
    Zandra94 Zandra94 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I wrote what I call A toliet poem I am tired of being unappreciated for the way I am. My smile my laughter my attitude and more the way I can be indecisive about the...
    hellokitty224 hellokitty224 18-21, F Mar 29

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    I was diagnosed with it three years ago. I slowly started to realize that my level of pain probably wasn’t in the average range when it increased with each day. I sometimes...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I know for some people the following statement may be a shock and may even be disbelieved ....... You can disagree with someone without insulting them or being condescending. I...
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    Well the Easter Holidays are here.. the kids are off school for 2 whole weeks.. Yippee!!I found this story on an Irish website, thought I'd share as it is funny....NUALA Purcell, a...
    ImTooCoolForThisUsername ImTooCoolForThisUsername 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    I wanted to post this as an experience, to hopefully allow even just a few more people to see. I came across a post which mentioned the stereotype - cheerleaders are 'sl*tty'. I...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Learning about your pattern of thinking can help you match, modify, or change any distortions or negative thinking errors. Since our thoughts have a strong impact on our feelings...
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    Something I'm not proud of? I tried to stay with my husband after he cheated on me. Not only that but after I discovered an affair he was having with my friend, I gave him another...
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    Still don't know if I will survive this condition, even so, I acquired to pay attention to my inner voice prior to listening to other voices, Regardless how benevolent These are...
    Guthrie161d6ml Guthrie161d6ml 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Will this ever end? Hello. I'm 19 years old and turning 20 this year. I just graduated college and I'm about to find my first job. And I have PKC. I was first diagnosed with...
    cgdruta cgdruta 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I have a religious family and country and if something is forbidden then it is you can't argue with that or even ask for an explanation But also I respect everyone's sexuality...
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    I want to thank all of my peers that were brave enough to tell me the ugly truth. Because of you, I have walked through life seeing the reality of things instead of living in a...
    4everlonelyalone 4everlonelyalone 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I'm a black woman and my fiance is white. We were invited to one of our friend's birthday party yesterday, who's also in an interracial relationship/marriage. He's black and his...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Need some advice from anyone who's been in a similar situation. I've been trying to go non contact with my narc mother for three months neaely and I have had abusive letters, texts...
    mummytozach mummytozach 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I have been single since 2011, which means I haven't got a serious relationship for nearly 4 years. I have dated some girls in those years, but they didn't wanted strings attached...
    Hernando1987 Hernando1987 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I just got a text from my bfs phone, with this picture attached. It said: “Hey loser! ;) Just so you know, your man can have any girl he wants! :D He doesn’t have to choose...
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    I guess when I grew up the relative that was strict was my aunt. She was the one who used to discipline me by smacking my always exposed bare legs. I recall the stinging slaps to...
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