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I Have Better Things to Do Than Focus On Negativity

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    used to mess around with a gang, people still judge me for it..
    MissingMistake MissingMistake 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    Well I've done a lot I'm not proud of but the big one would be, I cheated on my ex wife all through high school, then the year we were engaged i slept with 15 different women one...
    donlapri donlapri 36-40, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Reading others experiences maybe I really haven't done anything too bad. Dancing in gentleman's clubs just doesn't seem that bad anymore, it just isn't what one would expect a...
    chepim chepim 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    So I guess youll just have to ask...
    notsohairyhannah notsohairyhannah 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I eat the skin of my nasty fungus infested feet.
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    All the things I hide about myself are likely those that make me who I really am.
    EmilyinMass EmilyinMass 36-40, T 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Love that movie. It's one of my absolute favorites.
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    When I was 16 years old there was a 28 or 29 year old mad who pressured me into sex. I didn't want to but he wouldn't give up. He gave me $500 afterwards. I wish that my body was...
    justadreamxo justadreamxo 18-21, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    I bullied a kid (who thought of me as a friend) I would get him somewhere private and start smacking him across the face. Like my mom did with me when she thought i was being...
    amarandos amarandos 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yes I maliciously flag people on EP while I sniff mommys panties :(
    SilllySaddissonn SilllySaddissonn 51-55, T 6 days ago

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    I have done some very questionable stuff that to say the least just wasn't plain right and some of it haunts me at night and I can't sleep because of it
    iwastoldtodothis iwastoldtodothis 13-15, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I thought I would have trouble living with what I've done. Can't change the past I always say, but in the interest of fitting in ill say that I shouldn't have done it or even...
    RegANONdixo RegANONdixo 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    They're not even big things that have any real impact on anything. They're all really small things but when I think about them I feel horrible and wish I could go back and change...
    newcarsmell newcarsmell 16-17, M a week ago

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    Hi everyone! I joined an mlm last year and it was a very bad decision.
    recoveringzombie recoveringzombie 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I woke up in an ambulance. Fml.
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M Aug 23

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    I left my girlfriend of 3 years for a stupid reason, but after two months I called and apologized, begged for her to take me back, But she had moved on. Its been 6 months now. She...
    lockdownfj lockdownfj 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 23

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    of course I have but sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do to keep going
    701TeaseMe 701TeaseMe 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    I have done things that i am not proud of saying becoz i have fallen in love with a guy shared personal endeavors but at last am like a bullshit here , he and his friends have...
    parvathyshekhar parvathyshekhar 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    And I am very sorry for doing this. I realize how lucky I am. I realize how good I have things. I am thankful for everything in my life right now!
    TheNewOldMe TheNewOldMe 36-40, F Aug 21

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    I fail. I love, but get side tracked. I regret things, but can't shut off my mind. I'm scared my secrets will surface. I'm not worried about me, but those it will hurt. I want to...
    annon2uishhhh annon2uishhhh 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Indeed I have. But, frankly, not enough of them ..
    Newnameuk Newnameuk 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I was very bad my freshmen year of hs... Like crazy bad, no legal trouble ever though.. Thank god i changed and am now on my way to college.. I think I thought I was grown or...
    Scorpiobabyy95 Scorpiobabyy95 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    I think everyone has. I am sure of it
    gundyone91 gundyone91 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    Put mayonnaise on my hotdog once...never again...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I was supposed to be a bridesmaid I'm my cousins wedding,bought the dress , and other expenses.RIght before the wedding,she was acting all Bridezilla,got mad at me,and kicked me...
    suzymom suzymom 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I think we all have, i have posted a few on other threads, i dont feel like braggin' about the things i have done that im not proud of, right now. it seems as though trolls wanna...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 3 Responses Aug 18

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    ...some I do not actually remember doing, but fortunately kind souls have managed to capture those moments on some form of media over the years to remind me of my epic...
    DeadSnitchMedia DeadSnitchMedia 31-35, M Aug 18

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    I enjoyed them. Not proud of them but I did enjoy them.
    grandpaj grandpaj 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Without a doubt I have self-sabotaged myself into a corner. All stemming from one long term relationship and fleeting relationships that I bounced to in succession thereafter...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I wake up everyday heart broken and I have to act like I'm okay. I have done things I an not proud of and I can't tell anybody why. Cause if I do than the pain is gone and to be...
    Pudgylp Pudgylp 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 18

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