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I Have Better Things to Do Than Focus On Negativity

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    Some Times You Have To Try

    I am not an optimist...far from it.  Sometimes I am as crabby as can be and embrace the "whoa is me" attitude.  I am not proud of it.  But, I am aware that I am allowing myself to drown in my own sorrow and then I pick back up and proceed.  I don't let negativity dictate my...
    evolving2010 evolving2010 36-40, M Mar 3, 2011

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    Five Minutes

    This is the time... I would  allow myself to shed the tears keep falling down for something bad, let my heart do a dance of sad loneliness and accept dark thoughts take place in my mind. Because more than five minutes would make me lose time that I don’t have.  And less than...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 5, 2011

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    Shame On Those That Do

    Life is too short to not see all the beauty around us and to take time out and enjoy a few sunsets or even sunrises. When was the last time you held a baby and felt that all was right with the world at that moment. To see the Rose as it blooms and smell it's fragrance. To enjoy a...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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    Manual For The Human Experience, Michael Dean

    I recently finished a Podiobook (entitled as above).  I really connected with the authors views on people that are negative, those that are high maintenance, etc. There have  been many instances in my professional life where emails, or other correspondence are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 27, 2010

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    My Personality Typo Is Enfp

    The Inspirer You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends. You are also unconventional, irreverent, and unimpressed by authority. Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives. You use lots of colorful language and...
    wingsgirl wingsgirl 22-25, F May 5, 2012

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    I'm tired of your negativity.

    From now on i will focus on the positive, and leave you to your negativity. Life is too short to always be frowning, and getting angry all the time. You may be older and my mother, but that doesn't mean you're wiser. No disrespect.
    defiantheart defiantheart 26-30, F Dec 30, 2013

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    Something I Learnt Today ....

    dont respect the elders....respect their behaviors if they are right. not all elders are worthy of respect.
    wingsgirl wingsgirl 22-25, F 1 Response May 14, 2012

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    I'm Not Even Sure What That Means.

    Negative thoughts? Negative deeds? People who treat us badly?Whatever it means, I choose to look for the good, instead of concentrating on the bad. Bad things happen daily; but so do good things.Which do you want to spend your time thinking about?
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 15, 2012

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    I Chose Not to Be a Destroyer

    "From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F Oct 2, 2008

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    How Does That Benefit Me?

    A friend of mine is always so amazed at how fast my emotions like anger, annoyance, upset and disappointment go through me; how I don't linger with negative thoughts and don't really stand up against someone who seems to be negative just to bait someone in. I have better things...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    How To Counteract The Poisonous Effects Of Negative Self-talk ...

    It’s not just what you are saying internally to yourself. You also need to become more aware of what you are saying audibly ... to you and about you. Sometimes we speak negative thoughts aloud, not just internally. Becoming more aware of what you are saying about you in the...
    author2 author2 36-40, F Mar 21, 2012

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    I'm a really positive person.

    I've a really good life & it's unusual when I think about the future or past. I've heard some people try hard to be like this. Sing more. Read more. Exercise more. Stress less.
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M Nov 20, 2014

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    Okay, gird your loins or whatever you have to do… here comes another “poor me” story. ##Disclaimer## What I write here is in no way intended to be offensive to anyone, and...
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    one of mime relates greatly to my last post. I a solutky hate when smart people act like they are better than the rest of the population, and especially withbme cause at school...
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    Hi, my name is Amber, I'm eighteen years old and I have a crush on my professor. It was a hopeless case from the start. Class only started two weeks ago and already I'm head over...
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    If I had things to do over, oh my where would I start? I live my life wondering about what could have been, what should have been! I have regrets in how I've handled things and how...
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    Like tonight :3 I'm drunk as **** and really really upset :3
    AskingEmilia2 AskingEmilia2 16-17, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sometimes you can't help but sit and hate yourself for some of the things you've said and done :/
    SubmissiveKitty09 SubmissiveKitty09 18-21, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    It was the spring of my freshman year in college, and I had recently broken up with the first guy I’d ever slept with. I was in a coed dorm, and M lived across the hall, a good...
    Multiversality Multiversality 46-50, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Silent figures pass by me everyday, only some have more features than others. Faces of devils taunt me so, those quiet angels wipe my tears. Almost it seems as if I'm not truly...
    colorfulrainbow19 colorfulrainbow19 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    hello...i don't know where to post this exactly, sorry if it ends up in the wrong category/group. i have a situation that i cannot discuss with anyone, but i need some feedback...
    mommajllc mommajllc 36-40, F 21 Responses 6 days ago

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    After two years being sexually abused with the collusion of my own mother I considered suicide. It's not the answer. I have a great father, a very supportive priest at home and a...
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I learned very early I could use my body to get what i needed and wanted!
    Megansback Megansback 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I'm an odd creature. I think we're all odd though...that kinda makes us, us. I have this thing where I want to fix everyone though. If I sense someone is having a bad day I feel...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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    I'm friends with everyone i meet but i only have 6 true friends, and i would rather have none of them if they where being fake. i hate fake people and i dont know why people be...
    DemiFrsr DemiFrsr 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    1, I meditate 2, I am spiritual 3, I'm learning to be a medium 4, I am a little psychic 5, I'm practicing Buddhism 6, I pray 7, I belong to a circle 8, My friend is a...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    A letter I swore I'd never write: I know I said I wouldn't write to you anymore... But I'm not going to send this to you so I guess I'm still ok. I just want you to know where I...
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    I tricked my brother when he was 4ish that worms tasted like spaghetti and were good for and he ate them about 4 different times till my mom found him and scolded him....
    bananaholic bananaholic 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I've been realizing lately that the people who I will call first no matter the situation are my real friends. I've met alot of nice people who I like to talk to & laugh with but...
    HarmonyVents HarmonyVents 31-35, F Jan 28

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    I'm too high. yeahhh yeahhh
    trangx97 trangx97 18-21, F Jan 28

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    For the past 2 years I have posted ads on Craigslist for sex, not sex for hire, just plain sex. I had been celibate for 3 years prior to that and I decided I needed to take control...
    kewlchicc kewlchicc 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    I stole 9 apples from the shop lol
    hisham98 hisham98 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    I threw up on my friend when we were running cross country
    CamelliatheChameleon CamelliatheChameleon 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 27

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    I'm a man writing this post just to be clear upfront. Now if you're a woman and this describes you please message me on here so I may get too know you better.I absolutely adore...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    I knew a guy from work (a few years ago) we agreed that i would bring my best friend and he would bring his brother. By the end of the night everybody was drunk. The four of us...
    Mystic2202 Mystic2202 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    It really annoys me when a user who is 18+ judges me, just based on the fact that I am under 18. They really do underestimate our knowledge. I've met other teens that understand...
    RainbowBlaze RainbowBlaze 13-15 7 Responses Jan 26

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    Ready for a break from it. Just want to chill; to love and be loved, and enjoy life as much as possible while I'm still here.
    isanisland isanisland 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    I think everyone has done things they aren't proud of, and I think everyone has a couple skeletons in the closet. I don't beat myself up about past mistakes, I just try to move on...
    QueenVen QueenVen 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    I was born with it. This disorder has really changed my life. All my symptoms of it: ----I tend to be socially anxious at times, not know what to say, I am not very good at...
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