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I Have Better Things to Do Than Focus On Negativity

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have done things I'm not proud of, but in comparison to these experiences, mine are relatively trivial. You've all made me feel a lot better. Thanks.
    HoldenC13 HoldenC13 51-55, M Apr 20

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    I think we all have done things we aren't proud of at some point in our lives. Whether we make these decisions out of passion, lust, poor perception of the situation or we may...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I had no friends from 7th to 9th grade; I was bullied during those years, and the "popular" thing to do was to either make fun of me, or act like I didn't exist. I was like a...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    Hi I go fruitypunch on here.I would of put real or fake friends.But that was not a option.So how can you tell if you have real true good friends or just fake people who lie to you...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 5 hrs ago

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    I'm great friends with this boy right, and we have been for more than a year. Now I love having heaps of friends at times, but we just like to walk and talk with our little group...
    PaintOverItBlack PaintOverItBlack 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I have done a few things in my life that I am definitely not proud of. The biggest thing was when I got pregnant as a very young teenager. I knew better but just could not...
    jillpeterson jillpeterson 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 22

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    I was bullied by people who I thought were my friends. they would say stuff to me that hurt me and then try to play it off like they were kidding. I really wanted to believe them...
    preeez preeez 22-25 1 Response Apr 8

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    Remember at the end of life, people tend to regret the things that they have not done, rather than the things they have done. So experience life. Regret nothing.
    AstroRedux AstroRedux 31-35, M Apr 17

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    Guess what, my maid of honor just texted me back after 3years. When I told her that I called her several times she said, "what times did you call?" Boy, I was pissed!! Why...
    nancylu1234567890 nancylu1234567890 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Ever decided to do something you've always talked about for one night? you know it breaks your 'rules' and 'boundaries' but it makes you feel good. Well, I got it out of my system...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 11 Responses Apr 18

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    TOO MANY TIMES.... My sister and I grew up in a verbally & emotionally abusive home. I realize that may not hold a candle to those who lived with physical abuse but for us, it was...
    jerseyjenna jerseyjenna 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    In elementary I always tried to fit in with people that looked like me rather than with people that I actually connected with on the inside. For this reason I never found my true...
    youdontknowme0127 youdontknowme0127 13-15, F Apr 16

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    I became naked, open my window and showing myself ************ to neighbour girl who lives on the other side of road....done it more than 10 times
    enkay17 enkay17 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 18

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    I became naked, open my window and showing myself, rubbing my thing, to neighbour girl who lives on the other side of road....done it more than 10 times
    enkay17 enkay17 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 18

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    And I don't like to think about it. Those things are best kept buried deep in my brain.
    Danrusun Danrusun 41-45, M Apr 10

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    I regret a lot of things I've done when I was drunk
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Apr 10

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    I was an evil child. I was probably around 5-6 years old at that time. It was around 8 am, I remember because dad was getting ready to go to work. It was a Saturday, I think. Mum...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 14

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    Things just kept stretching out and getting worse, less connected, infinitely more harsh. It was obviously lacking in love and all the while so desperately in need, and in need of...
    mocksea mocksea 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I think I am at a mid- life crisis. I abruptly quit my job and am participating in very risky business. I was not taught to be this way. I have a very loving father/daughter...
    gen14kt gen14kt 41-45, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I saw a woman today at the bus loop having what looked to me like an intense, violent flashback. I heard her say "Not here" and start to squirm uncomfortably. I watched, along with...
    InsideTheSadCafe InsideTheSadCafe 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 9

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    My first time, when I tried skipping class was just a few weeks ago and it ended very badly. Me and my friend were both very upset and it was second period, PE. We decided we would...
    taytay1401 taytay1401 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I have done something terrible.. :-( ..... so i woke up this morning and I was standing at my sister's bed but she had her head hanging off the edge of it I start walking by...
    mergirl123 mergirl123 18-21, F 22 Responses Apr 17

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    I have had so many precog dreams. I try to concideration them a blessing though the vibrancy and detail of dreams is normal for me, it's nearly impossible for me to distinguish...
    StygeanHugh StygeanHugh 31-35, F Apr 20

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    So without thinking I ate a dessert thing we have (there were 6 and I had 2 and there's 5 people in my house). I feel bad. Someone else should've had that second one. :(
    EllieLoveless EllieLoveless 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have been having sexual intercourse with a young minister for 7 months. We are both single, we are sexing in the craziest places. I don't want to hurt his ministry by fornication...
    Brandi01 Brandi01 31-35, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    Honestly I talk too much to have fake friends .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Apr 7

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    after having no close friends i don't know what can be the real friend look like. do you have any criteria for that to let me know?
    masimasimasi masimasimasi 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Recently i have been losing all my friend. They have been dropping like flies. no one. really knows how much I wanna just give up on people. Ive been beaten down by my "friends...
    singingpanda1414 singingpanda1414 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    Real men Don't Love the Most Beautiful Girl in The World, They Love the Girl who can Make Their World the MOST Beautiful... Similarly... Real Girls Don't Love the Most Beautiful...
    L0ve4every1 L0ve4every1 18-21, M Apr 8

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    Seeing a married man and we had an argument today. He tried to apologize and I didn't accept it. Instead I called his wife and invited them to dinner just so I could watch him feel...
    lacey2020 lacey2020 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 7

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