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I Have a Simplicity Statement

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    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...
    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...
    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...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 4 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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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...
    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...
    LoveSpringsteen LoveSpringsteen 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 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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    Nothing grounds me as much as simplicity nor does anything give me as much, say, wholesome joy. I'm a big fan. Give me the evening sun creating shadows on the old rimu floor and...
    Ophelia13 Ophelia13 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    There is so much to say to you, for I'm just an observer just like you. When I look at you, an eternal thought kicks in, automatically without my permission, in my head, based on a...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Last week, a young lady in my yoga class asked me what products I use on my hair. She's been having trouble keeping her hair moisturized, and wanted to know if I could offer any...
    BohemianHippy BohemianHippy 31-35, F Mar 27

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    I first met Brad when I was 11 & he was 13. His family came to vacation during 4th of July at the beach where I lived. After several summers & hundreds of letters (way before the...
    mermaid27 mermaid27 36-40 Apr 3

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    My little brother is two years younger than me. He was always very secretive. Every day we would come home from school and dad would ask us how our day went. My little brother...
    betweenthe10andthequeen betweenthe10andthequeen 56-60, M Mar 28

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    it is infuriating to receive mail from E P Allie telling me that once again a group I belonged to was deleted for a policy violation...is it unreasonable to believe someone...
    warstorm warstorm 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    The thoughts about trying to commit suicide are just more real yet less intense. I mean I cry about it and it scares me but it seems more like a job to be done. There are moments...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    So, I've just fought with my parents once again. It always ends with my mother telling me that I should be grateful that they take care and pay my expenses and that they deserve to...
    TretmanTJ TretmanTJ 16-17, M Apr 8

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    Throughout my teens and early 20's i considered myself to be a moderately social person, i worked and was able to hold a job, i partied even though im a really bed dancer, i...
    Dale1987 Dale1987 26-30, M Apr 9

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    I'm in love with someone I know I can't have, and I've never felt so confused and alone. My story begins three years ago- I was an underclassman in high school when I fell very ill...
    lalarose lalarose 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    My whole childhood all I can remember is the abusive relationship between my parents. My dad didn't have a drinking problem but had a bad temper when he did. He broke my mams arms...
    MelC97 MelC97 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The truth is: I dont like my boyfriend. We have known each other for 5 years and yet I havent caught one inch of feelings for him. I was forced into this relationship because he...
    AnimeFan90210 AnimeFan90210 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I feel like whoever I talk to, whether it be teachers or acquaintances or people on EP or even best friends, that i'm just being a burden on them. In my head, I believe that they...
    urbanparadigm urbanparadigm 16-17, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Hie girls 7AF7515B this is my bbm pin add me looking forward to get many pings now lol :P lets chat and have fun :-)
    Rocko989 Rocko989 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I have a really big crush on this vine famous. He's got tattoos on his arms, likes hardcore, super hot, funny, still hot even when he's making ugly faces and I can't help it...
    ancllevyn ancllevyn 16-17, F 1 Response 34 mins ago

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    Ok here it goes..... I'm more than your slave, your baby, your sugar or your toy. I have feelings too. Sometimes I would like to meet someone who would just listen to me and be my...
    kimmerzwth kimmerzwth 18-21, F 1 Response 30 mins ago

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    I have a gf. I asked her out through text message because I was too impatient to wait for a time to ask her out in person. I was afraid of someone taking her before me. I feel like...
    tigerdalia tigerdalia 18-21, T Mar 18

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    I have a fantasy that I will hopefully fulfill on my weekend away ;)
    calmj calmj 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 18

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    it's weird. when i was about six years old living in Alaska, my grandmother, my mother and my two aunts (which were more like sisters to me) and myself all lived in a mobile home...
    Jerrid36 Jerrid36 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    I actually only have 2 friends max all the rest back stab me, use me and leave me like i was a piece of **** but then again i just stand there like.... "hey. im used to it anyways...
    Callmedarvi Callmedarvi 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Hate wanting someone you can't have never been through this , very frustrating 😭😭😭
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I have 2 beautiful children. My oldest is 5 and was born at 26 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound 12 ounces. My youngest son is now 2 and was born at 30 weeks, weighing 3 pounds 9...
    jencrock jencrock 26-30, F Mar 18

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    I have had at least 8 dreams about the end of the world some of them are similar. Every time I share my dream with someone they look at me like I'm crazy, is there anybody out...
    sito8 sito8 31-35, M Mar 18

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    Peonies are long-lived, perennial flowers that produce large flowers. Colors include black, red, pink, purple, blue, white, and yellow. Have you ever seen special peony plants?
    CuteCactus CuteCactus 22-25, F Mar 18

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    I am a mom of 2, a fireman's wife, a nurse and I have ADD. I excelled through school when I was younger, but started having some difficulty in college. I currently take Vyvanse.
    jencrock jencrock 26-30, F Mar 18

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    i have been having a lot of paranormal experiences lately . i was taking pics of my booty in panties .  i set up the cam to take 10 pics in slow bursts .  *click...
    Chulazon Chulazon 70+, F 6 Responses Mar 18

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    there are 7 us in my team. we build custom cars with extreme amount of horsepower when the cars are done we street race them against other peoples cars. we are called Team Trip. we...
    1994trip 1994trip 18-21, M Mar 18

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    You know.I really love funny things. May be it won't make people laugh but I love it.Sometime I dont know why I laughed just only even dont have anyone say 'cause when I just think...
    Afour Afour 16-17, F Mar 18

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    It wasn't until recently that I was diagnosed with this hell. Living with anxiety was enough, and now I have to go through this. Getting up every morning is hard, and I feel...
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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      There was one maybe but I was too young and shy to respond. Now there is no reason for anyone to have one. If anyone did, I'd tell them "most assuredly you can do better"
    popuptarget popuptarget 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    when i wanted to buy John Green's Fault in our starts the lady told me it isn't for teenagers,then she walked away... me and my mom had to convince her that i am actually an adult...
    girlbehindthecurtain girlbehindthecurtain 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I've noticed that a lot of people who are part of this group have hundreds or thousands of friends. Hmmm..
    Stephanie2211 Stephanie2211 41-45, F 8 Responses Mar 18

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    Hi, I don't have apd but my husband does. it's very hard living with someone with this disorder. Everything is on his terms and if something goes wrong it's like walking on egg...
    Lmm14 Lmm14 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm 24 and met a 20 year old guy who is in a show that I am also in. We have to kiss on stage and I'm attracted to him, but I can't tell if he likes me or not.
    binks13 binks13 22-25, M Mar 18

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    I got married, had my daughter, got out of military active duty and started a job when I was 20 years old. Now, at 47 I realize I've been married and worked at this company for...
    KiddReaper KiddReaper 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    I have a lot of scars and in the strangest of ways, I think my scars are beautiful because they tell a story. A story that is completely unique in its own way. They show people...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    When starting school, I had a few extra kilos, and I did not like wearing swimsuit, as emphasized my tummy. I started using an old shirt and jeans. I found that is very comfortable...
    Yamila2014 Yamila2014 22-25, F Mar 18

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    And I've just had a week ling reprieve due to anti sickness medication at last, after a spent a day in hospital on a drip. I feel its so unfair in expected to just get on with...
    sylviaturner sylviaturner 26-30, F Mar 18

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    I use to think about it, planned it, dreamed about it but I never tried it.. I think I have learned to move in life
    sunnsood sunnsood 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I have been itching all my life. sometimes, hot baths helps a bit. I had to google it to diagnose myself. recently, my scalp too has started itching. don't know whether it is...
    ayeshaaB ayeshaaB 22-25, F Mar 18

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    I had been in love with you So deeply totally insanely in love with you Nothing else mattered to me apart from you I would have jumped over the bridge for you I did your chores, i...
    flyingviking flyingviking 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Hi! I was born in 1991, from Vietnam. I have had Polyarteritis Nodosa for nearly 3 years. I hope to make friends with anyone who has health problem. I love watching film...
    MileyVietnam MileyVietnam 22-25, F Mar 18