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

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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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    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 would rather have no friends than to have a fake friend! I just said those very words to my son today. I have a person in my life, who for more than two years now, has played me...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So it's not really something i have... But this just annoyed the **** out of me. Soo i took the past like 35mins typing out my experience. Okay, i understand it was a mature topic...
    white701 white701 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    Yeah. But the past is the past, and what's done with is done with. Don't forget about the past, but learn from it. The past is what made you into who you're today. Focus on who you...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I love my parents and all they don't abuse me i just don't like how they treat me sometimes they've been divorced ever since i was 7 8 or 9 i can't remember but my mom always gets...
    steeleo steeleo 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    At least when dealing with my enemies, I know where they're coming from. I know not to trust them and watch my back. I know what to expect with them: TROUBLE. With friends, I...
    SonofSomebody SonofSomebody 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    It's probably the thing I'm most ashamed of in my life so far. I was having a really bad week that week. I was being bullied more than usual, I had loads of assignments due and I...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I used to be bulimic. It all started becasue of a guy I was dating. He thought I should lose a few pounds. I only weighed 125 pounds at the time. I thought I was in love so I...
    LoveKari LoveKari 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was almost-engaged to a guy, then he moved to Chicago and he broke up with me two months later. Later that day, I went to a wedding and then to a parade that night with a group...
    ismalbergher ismalbergher 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have done sexual things in places I shouldn't have. I've been caught a few times too. I am ashamed that I did those things. I feel so dirty.
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 13

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    I always feel the guilt from these things. And I've never told a living soul about these things, and still plan on not. You know I'm thinking about some stuff that isn't that bad...
    Alex033 Alex033 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Before of being with my true love,I dated a jerk. I was his toy, he used to get mad when someone talked to me, he used to say -Wear those mini skirts I like,wear super skinny jeans...
    HappyWife16 HappyWife16 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 21

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    I have done so many things I'm not proud of including getting kicked out of school in first grade
    nic470 nic470 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    it's my first story, so here goes nothing. I think everyone gets to a point in there life where they question their very existence. I know I have a couple times. I was previously...
    aainfamous aainfamous 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Probably too many things. Skipping and leaving school I don't even have regrets over, so it isn't that. I regret messaging that former teacher a few months back and trusting that...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45, T 2 days ago

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    I don't care how this makes me sound yeah i a vary angry person who offen wants to crack a few heads i dont give a hell but I have feelings i dont give a hell want others think...
    Wolf267 Wolf267 13-15, M Oct 4

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    I don't know what I should do ? My dad and step mum are now moving to a different state in Australia, it's amazing over there, so stunning on the block of land they now own, I'm...
    eking18 eking18 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    It's amazing to have people put up with my personality.. I have a personality disorder yet these people just stick with me. I just feel guilty when my emotions get over me. I might...
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F Oct 14

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    Thats what i have right now - 0 friends in real (but i have many online friends and thats all i need)
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 15

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    So I'm always one to admit I'm wrong but I'm not gonna let this one go easily. The girl jadeyj who is saying she wants to find a real support group instead of one that just cusses...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F Oct 18

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    I had well still have a huge crush on my best friend's boyfriend. I'm such a horrible friend. What should I do? Tell her?
    anagabs anagabs 13-15, F 6 Responses Oct 21

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    I have. I was ashamed at the times but now that I look back, I'm glad I did because it brought upon a feeling I don't want to feel again.
    clamthatjams clamthatjams 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have two lovers. I don't want to hurt them, it's not fair, it's wrong. I can't seem to choose... They both satisfy different needs of mine, what one doesn't the other does. (Not...
    lowlowloks lowlowloks 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Never Say Never Me in 5th grade: I will never smoke, drink or do drugs. Me now: Well, ****...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    “I’m loyal, but it always seems like I’m loyal to the wrong people.”
    kweekiee kweekiee 13-15, F Oct 13

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    “I’m loyal, but it always seems like I’m loyal to the wrong people.”
    kweekiee kweekiee 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    I'm going crazy trying to make everyone happy without sugar coating everything -.-
    sissyemmy13 sissyemmy13 16-17, F Oct 16

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    I like going to my sandbox and building a castle. Then I beat the #### outta it.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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    Love. My little brother. Work. Friends. Video Games.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F Oct 17

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    I kissed the boyfriend of my bestfriend and i feel so bad about it... I wished i never did it. Should i tell here or should i just be quit about it??
    xallisaa xallisaa 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 19

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    When you realize you're starting to catch feelings for someone you're absolutely NOT supposed to <<<<<< Its like, he's the only person I want to talk to, only...
    ismalbergher ismalbergher 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    NO TRIVIAa) Giving ~ Livingb) Caring ~ Sharingc) Sowing ~ Growingd) Writing ~ Delightinge) Practising ~ Preaching                and...
    kuveeraa kuveeraa 36-40 1 Response a week ago

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    People always told me to be wary of my best-friend. They told me that she's been talking behind my back and creating untrue stories about me (spreading rumors). I've always...
    krimsonlove krimsonlove 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I betrayed my friends....again.
    maknaekid maknaekid 13-15, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have found that doing things as you go along really REALLY helps in daily routine and seemingly all aspects of life. The deepest thought to the priority of the task guides to...
    LifeOfARoseCat LifeOfARoseCat 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I feel like now that im not in a relationship, I can now take this time away from my boyfriend to focus on myself and do better things and I also feel like I need to sort out my...
    Melissa7414 Melissa7414 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    English isn't my original language so I hope I'm not boring you with my mistakes!! My family takes a huge part in my life, I've always tried to make them happy and proud. When I...
    AmaniFradi AmaniFradi 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm sure that many people have been through more devastating things, and truly, I am not better than anyone. Yet, I still feel that, from all the things I have been through, it has...
    HeatherMarie14 HeatherMarie14 22-25, F Oct 22

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