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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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    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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    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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    " 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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    This begins 5 years ago. I met a girl 5 years ago and we became close. I was young &full of life. Overtime, we decided that we would marry and perhaps have a family one day. I...
    waqman1 waqman1 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    "There is hardly a sensation more painful than the blank that strikes on the heart, when, instead of the light we expect streaming from some beloved spot where our affectipns are...
    EAJ05 EAJ05 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
    honestcloud honestcloud 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    "He said, "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by...
    Petunia2015 Petunia2015 31-35, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Urgh I'm just so frustrated and annoyed. I got kicked out of a Facebook group for an insane reason. It was all personal and ridiculous. I didn't get blocked from the group for some...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I've been booted form several groups before because the admin simply didn't like me. I just don't get along with people. I've been blocked from groups my mother could join and not...
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    I finally have ended a 3 year relationship that was slowly killing me. Being in love with a heroin addict was hard, and I want to stay away but I still have love there. It's...
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    Friends are Special. Treasure them. Unknown
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    I met a really super guy on here a month or so ago, and he became a real friend of mine. One day we were talking and the next nothing. I don't know if I did or said something or...
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    have you ever tried book-crossing ? i really want to but i don't know what book to leave, besides that i don't live in a book loving comunity, most people will probably take the...
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    They're a dying bread and I mourn their demise even as I contribute to their downfall. I used to go to bookstores for hours at a time, meandering through the shelves looking for...
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    I am 17 years old and have just gone through psychosis. I didn't hear voices, I didn't experience hallucinations necessarily, but I became able to see patterns and pictures on the...
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    What is Addiction? It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned -- and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction...
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    This is rather my addiction not love as i can't control this! I try to keep away from bookstores as i'm afraid i would spend all my money for a new books, or spend all day walking...
    leuconoe leuconoe 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Through my channeling, I had the pleasure of meeting Solan, whose name which I looked up meaning 'wisdom', 'spiritual', and 'soul seeker'. He is male, and is about 300 years...
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    I signed up to get inpatient treatment for PTSD! This is a big step. I have been home from the military since 2010 and finally taking care of my mental self. This site is the...
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    In the hospital where my husband and I worked, the cardioresucitator/defibrillator was put in his charge. Everyone knew how strict he was; meticulously careful with whatever was...
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    I can never focus on one task too long... How do I even have two degrees? I daydream during classes, it takes me days to finish an assignment. I don't want to take medication for...
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    My past has been nothing but Unnecessary arguments and false beliefs. I soon came to realize there is only one God and that is He himself. There were no greek gods, hence the term...
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    I have been married for 14 years but have recently separated from my husband. It has been 2 months. Previous to our separation he has been unfaithful and I forgave him and had...
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    Sometimes I don't have a reason. Sometimes I do. I think a huge part of it was that I wasn't a great person awhile ago. In high school and up until my sobriety, I wasn't the best...
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    I have strange dreams from time to time, but there's one that I can never forget. Its one that scares not only me but some people I've told. The dream starts off where I'm in a...
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    I am new here & not quite sure how all of this works. I have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder although I still don't know as much as I'd like about it because my...
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    Women.... I know with time and age your partner consumes your life but never forget about your friends. Relationships and marriages don't always last forever and when they don't...
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    Well I am 21 years old and soon to be married to the man who's literally helped me through it all. About 3 years ago, I had found out I had genital herpes. I wasn't too surprised...
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    I have been in treatment for a very long time, mostly with a therapist that was able to help me to survive for many years and not kill myself. actually she did a lot more than...
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