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I Have Better Things to Do Than Focus On Negativity

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 323 People

    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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...
    Stepwood Stepwood 46-50, M Mar 27, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I own rental properties and have noticed that men's apartments have been cleaner than the ladies. also i have three really good friends and they are all cleaner than their wives...
    dishes7 dishes7 46-50, M Feb 4

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    Emotionally Hurting SO. Everything is usually fine until I've had a few drinks too many. Which has always caused us problems. I don't want to nor would I seek to hurt him in a...
    LunaFox LunaFox 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 4

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    okay so.. i'm young. and i've done things, been through things. my life wasn't the best. i drink, smoke, have sex, i cheated... don't think i did these things because i want to be...
    angelgoinghome angelgoinghome 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    I'm trying to be a better person, the hardest part is forgiving yourself the damage you've done to yourself.
    mamabear36 mamabear36 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    My experience with fake people: When i was working in my previous job, theres this 2 girls that i used to consider as friends. I thought they are real friends but they always break...
    WifeOfVegeta WifeOfVegeta 26-30, F Feb 14

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    My son was born in April he had health problems and spent a month in the hospital. I was there with him the whole time. His mom left me nine months and one day before he was born...
    mulder mulder 26-30 Feb 17

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    And it's these things that I have no regrets about! I'm pretty much done with swearing off of things. Idk who I'll be in the next ten years.
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    You wouldn't believe some of the weird things I've done..
    silvera73 silvera73 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 3

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    I've done things I'm not proud of, lied, cheated, slept with married men, been the mistress; the kept woman. I was a product of circumstance, stuck in a loveless, sexless, marriage...
    PRCgirl73 PRCgirl73 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 11

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    things I am not proud of but won't deny. these are the lessons we choose to learn from or are doomed to repeat.
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    So, I'm new to this whole thing. But, I may as well get the big one off my chest first, huh?: I struggle daily with an addiction to ***********. I have since I was about 10. Even...
    BakoRocks BakoRocks 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 17

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    Things that will go to my grave with me.
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    I'm so sick and tired of people asking me what's wrong with me or why I'm upset or them wanting to know what the goes on with me. I'm not going to tell you, I can't say anything...
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F Feb 5

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    I have visited some **** sites and my wife found out. I promised her that I wouldn't do it again, but I couldn't help myself and of course she found out, now she it finding hard to...
    hertra hertra 41-45, M 7 Responses Feb 5

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    I think unreasonably, and later cannot decide how unreasonable I have been.
    defcon6 defcon6 26-30, M Feb 22

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    I really don't want to say much about my experience. I was in United States Air Force and almost created a international incident. This is back in 1999 I was having a conversation...
    clairvoyantone clairvoyantone 36-40, T 4 Responses Feb 22

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    I was made redundant last week and asked the man I have been seeing along to my work drinks. He used to say he didn't want a relationship but get drunk and we would kiss and...
    Matineeidle79 Matineeidle79 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    This is true. Id way rather have no friends then people who just fake it.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I cut myself. I still do it to help with emotional pain. People think that you can just stop, but it's an addiction. I need help.
    SarahBelle999 SarahBelle999 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Help is anyone up to talk .. Im struggling right now
    leex1234 leex1234 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 5

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    done.... done.... done!!! ............... Yep!
    bayowolf2 bayowolf2 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I cheat on my gf with one of my girl cousins
    dluffy26 dluffy26 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    I took a 3 wise men shot for the first time last night. NEVER again. I puked everywhere.
    brokengirl2394 brokengirl2394 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    you two need to find a man....
    ImHungry2 ImHungry2 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 13

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    I very sad because I'm can't even say it
    Jada16 Jada16 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 14

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    I got drunk an decide it was okay to get in the car with people who are also drunk. I didn't know what happened at first I just saw everyone hurt and the car totaled. The car had...
    catlynmarrie catlynmarrie 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 19

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    I've strayed outside the marital boundaries. I was found out and hate how it hurt my wife. We are still together.
    DaveSmiles DaveSmiles 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 21

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    I think my friends found out about it today. They didn't say anything but it's written all over their faces. So, chances are they're going to start avoiding me. I would be lying if...
    shioshishio shioshishio 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    ate a pint of Ben and Jerry's half baked after swimming because I was really freaking hungry
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    This is my 2nd machine. I sold my first one because it seemed silly walking around with one, id have better things to do. Espesially at my age. Also no finds, and in general maybe...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    She has been dating this guy for about a month, right? He just happens to be our neighbor. She tries to hide that she is dating him but it has become increasingly obvious they are...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F 25 mins ago