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    Dancing On The Edge

    "The room was quiet. I hated the silence. All kinds of thoughts could pop up in that silence. Silence was like the dark- anything could be hiding in it."-Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan
    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F Nov 24, 2012

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    " Your ego will make an argument

    for why you have to "sell out", in a thousand ways. It will rationalize that you need security, safety, certainty, control, acceptance, and a paycheck. But what is the price for selling out your soul? Every time you betray the truth of your soul, you split from your true self...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F May 23, 2014

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    Let The Madness Begin Muhahahahahaha

    “Oh hey guys how’s it hanging?” he asked noticing us at the end of the hall not seeming to care about his lack of clothing. I looked away covering my eyes. Yet another traumatic event was carved into my brain against my will. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to sleep...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M Aug 29, 2011

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    "It's a troublesome world.

    The people who're in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful - a whole heaping lot - for the people and places you're LUCKY you're NOT. That's why I say Duckie, don't grumble, don't stew. Some critters are much-much, oh, ever so much-much, so...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F May 27, 2014

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    Love And Obsession

    What is the difference between love and obsession? Didn’t both make you stay up all night, wandering the streets, a victim of your own imagination, your own heartbeat? Did you fall into both, headfirst into quicksand? Wasn’t every man in love a fool and every woman a slave...
    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    From Brave New World, By Aldous Huxley

    "But I like the inconveniences.""We don't," said the Controller. "We prefer to do things comfortably.""But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.""In fact," said Mustapha Mond, "you're claiming the right...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    The Door !

    "You see, only one who wanted to find the Stone -- find it, but not use it -- would be able to get it..."                              ...
    Auror Auror 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2010

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    Happiness Habit

    If the only prayer you said in your whole life was "thank you", that would suffice. M. Shimoff, Happy for No Reason Chapter 5, The pillar of the heart
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    From The Claw Of The Conciliator..

    "We were one, naked and happy and clean, and we knew that she was no more and that I still lived, and we struggled against neither of those things, but with woven hair read from a single book and talked and sang of other matters."
    delirium delirium 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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    A Recent Obsession

    I can't seem to get this out of my mind lately. It comes from Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, and was written by John Donne: "No man is an island.  entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 7 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I have no idea why, but I guess it is because I have a natural curiosity of the world around me. It always interests me more than a small town with only a few traffic lights where...
    mjahncke12289 mjahncke12289 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    when i was born i had a grade four brain hemrage they told my parents i would be a vegetable.and wouldn't walk or talk i can walk and talk the doctors thought i wouldn't survive...
    jrad30 jrad30 31-35, M Feb 15

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    an excerpt from my 750words.com post today (very cool idea for writers btw). then I saw this group in trending..! eerie but cool (: ... its a beautiful thing when you first get...
    Urgez Urgez 26-30, M a week ago

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    i fell in love with a book, the story is just amazing, first it was an e-book and now there's a published version ( too bad i can't have it) anyway the book is called " a unique...
    SabiDarrio SabiDarrio 18-21, F Feb 4

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    Hi everyone -- I'm here to share my story about how I halted the majority of my depression and PTSD symptoms through diet change. :) I've suffered from depression for my entire...
    annexthecelt annexthecelt 22-25, F Feb 9

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    Breaking The Cycle Of Abuse With GOD'S help, I am working on breaking the cycle of abuse that seems to keep following me....I talk about writing a book, Well just on this chapter...
    faithful77 faithful77 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I believe every single book changes your life. Maybe not like noticeably or anything but like it could change your view on certain things in life or make you believe in something...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    He was underway for 8 days. He came back to land on Thursday and I still haven't heard from him but he seems to have plenty of time for Facebook. I don't understand. :/ He always...
    ussailorgf ussailorgf 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    I sometimes think we are in a world gone mad. It is hard to imagine that after a hostage is caged and burned alive that all we can muster as a response is more political rhetoric...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 5 Responses Feb 4

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    I still have the children's books that I read as a child. I continue to find them entertaining. The simplicity of the content and wiritng is beautiful. My favorites are Dr. Seuss...
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I was so so so upset about many things. That I am ugly, my family and cousins are beautiful, that im losing my already thin and short hair, that i have no biyfriend, that i have...
    Moon88855 Moon88855 22-25, F Feb 7

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    I was so so so upset about many things. That I am ugly, my family and cousins are beautiful, that im losing my already thin and short hair, that i have no biyfriend, that i have...
    Moon88855 Moon88855 22-25, F Feb 7

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    I have a friend from Sweden. I also once had a Japanese friend from New Zealand.
    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    My daughters father and I were surprised when we discovered I was pregnant with our daughter. He was still in the middle of a long drawn divorce. I gave him the option of not...
    autopilotkamikaze autopilotkamikaze 31-35, F a week ago

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    I have reoccurring nightmare where I am in a situation where everyone is against me, or where I have to escape from people or beings that are after me. In my dreams, when I get...
    xoxomaya93 xoxomaya93 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    **stupid rant incoming** Every day, I start to think more and more about how stupid and ignorant my grandfather is. He picks the most STUPID fights with me, and never believes...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    The more I learn about human nature, the more I despair and lament. Adaption from indoctrination is the only option. But, that is a hard thing, indeed. It's always better to know...
    Thanatos24 Thanatos24 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Hello. I have been suffering from Hyperhidrosis for the last 6 years now and nothing is seeming to work to get rid or stop it. My doctor can't do anything else for me and it's now...
    AimeeSuthy AimeeSuthy 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Ever since I was a little kid I knew I was different. I never imagined being married or dreamed of my wedding. I never pretended to have beautiful jewelry from a guy. I pretended I...
    cristy1989 cristy1989 22-25 Feb 12

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    I was in an abusive relationship about 4 years ago. Although that was a long time ago, the flashbacks I have from it are constant. I'm terrified that one day he's going to fulfill...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 16

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    I got the first surgical scar on my body last year and at first, I didn't like it. I have stretch-marks from my pregnancy, which I still have to come to terms with! Heehee :))So...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I've always had an irrational fear of cockroaches since I was a child- I would even break down in tears even seeing one. Now, as a kid I didn't have anxiety. I've only been...
    jbnichole jbnichole 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I have learned more from pain than I've ever learned from pleasure.
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 17 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wish you realised that I don't just have a small 'crush on you' as I get the impression you think that I wish you realised how much I think about you Or that the second I wake up...
    rosexoo rosexoo 13-15, F Feb 6

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    Has anyone else noticed that since the have been away from their significant other notice that you argue more?? Like wayyyy more!! 😒
    Haleyraelove96 Haleyraelove96 18-21, F Feb 9

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    It's beginning to take over my life. I lost weight to get a better body, but have gone down from a pair of perky D's to a pair of not even A cups. I don't fill any bra I buy...
    BluenetteDiviner BluenetteDiviner 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    Well I was born in the U.S. but I grew up in Mexico for most of my life. I came back to the U.S. Wend I was a teenager, I did learn how to speak English but I still have an...
    almanzor11 almanzor11 22-25, M Feb 10

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    When I was a baby a very young one I had to have a life saving operation in my chest. I was given very short time to live unless the operation was successful I was born with a...
    louisetiger1 louisetiger1 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    Ageism has really messed me up. Messed is an understatement and I am really trying not to cuss but I can't think of another word to describe and make you understand HOW BAD AGEISM...
    charlieisme charlieisme 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I achieved a double whammy of abusive fathers. my mother originally married an physically abusive marine. he was my ***** donor. mom must have shopped at Walmart for her next...
    ramvan ramvan 36-40, M Feb 12

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    In my house we stick to a schedule and I am very strict about it. Here is our basic schedule; EVERY morning I get up at 5 am and shower and do anything I need to get done. Then...
    Richardson444 Richardson444 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    My boyfriend left last week for basic training in fort jackson ...it's hard ..he was like my best friend and we live together and spent every waking moment beside each other and...
    winendine94 winendine94 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    yeah iam on vacation but I didn't Bay any money I used to training in tourism company for three months then my ex broke up with me and I was in depression so my colleague have free...
    Lilyalexandergia Lilyalexandergia 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been to a lot of psychologists, and psychiatrist. Let me give you guys some free advice as I have learned it from the professionals: #1 Exhaustion is the best defense against...
    JamieMostra JamieMostra 26-30, T 3 days ago

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    I have known for 3 yrs that I have Hashimoto's but I believe I have had it for 25 yrs. It started during my 2nd pregnancy. My Dr over the years kept treating the symptoms with...
    physio56 physio56 56-60, F 13 hrs ago

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