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I Have Given Up On Hope

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    I go through spells where life feels hopeless. So many failures and heart breaks. Each one feels like the first and worst. But as life has proven time and time again I keep moving forward. Some times the movement is slow and painful. Other times I don't even realize I moved as...
    Dainbramadge Dainbramadge 41-45, M Jan 23, 2013

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    Going Against the Odds

    At this point, my life has come apart so completely that I think I have gone completely against the odds. I am living internationally...Three years ago, I had a great career (I was the top performer at my last two companies). Since moving (3 years), I have been...
    Benelux Benelux 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 22, 2009

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    Hope Is a Faulty Emotion.

    I was once full of hope. It was what I used to inspire me. After many sad failures i found myself relying on hope more and more. Until I discovered the obvious, when relying on hope I was left with little but it. Its a faulty a greedy emotion that feeds on our logic. I've since...
    CallMeLee CallMeLee 31-35, M Nov 12, 2007

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    Hope

    Hope,Given up,What's the point?Things gettin worse,Never better,Where's the hope in that?I don't know,I'm lost!Couldn't resist writing this for this group. Been there, done that, had enough, finally, moved on - a happier me.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    I have given up and I am ready to end it,

    it will be soon. Hope is the most dangerous thing in this world. Better not to have it. It is only ever taken away.
    glassprison glassprison 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Why Have Hope?

    Hope why have it? It does nothing tangible. You can not live on it. It does not pay the bills or buy the groceries. It does hurt though when it is crushed. Trying doesn't get you anywhere either. No matter how hard you try it is never enough or what you tried to do is not right...
    DUMBASSCUNT DUMBASSCUNT 51-55 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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