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I Have Given Up On Some of My Dreams

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    Top 10 Measures Of Success I Have Stopped Working Towards - 1.) Saving the world 2.) Starting a revolution 3.) Writing a book of any kind 4.) Being liked by everyone 5.) Being...
    maxandacigarette maxandacigarette 26-30, F Sep 14, 2013

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    Maybe That Was the Point All Along... - I have been browsing through the experiences that members of these groups have shared, and it has inspired some thought on my part... which...
    sevvysebby sevvysebby 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2008

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    Not For Me... - I have dreams and I still am dumb enough to hold out and fight for them. Dreams do come true to me, and I will make them. If I didn't at least I could keep my pride...
    drcynic drcynic 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 24, 2008

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    Starting a While Back - When I was younger, I had dreams of traveling to far away lands to meet with lots of different people.  Another dream was to fly into space so that I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 28, 2008

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    Lets Face It.... - chances are im never going be a 3 day event rider. i dont, and probably never will, have the money for the horses and all the other crap. thats not to say i...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2008

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    Illusions of Grandeur - When I was young, I had all sorts of dreams.  I would go to college, graduate and find a fab job (doing who knows what).  I would rake in a bunch...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    The Dreams I Have Gin Up On So Far: - the first was to be a police officer. i wanted to make a difference in the ****** up world i saw. i wanted to protect the innocent and...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 12, 2008

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    Top 10 Dream Jobs I've Given Up On - 10. **** star 9. Politician 8. Outlaw 7. Astronaut 6. Rock star 5. Nobel Laureate 4. Cowboy 3. Cult leader (with harem of mind...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 20, 2012

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    Of Course... - maybe they weren't dreams at all.  I guess they were more like 'fantasies'. Altho, some dreams I have 'seen' for myself...... sometimes feel like they are...
    SweetHoney SweetHoney 46-50 1 Response Jun 3, 2008

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    My # 1 Dream - I had a dream for the longest time which didn't happen.  It didn't happen for a reason and as we say, there's a reason for everything.  Something is more...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response May 1, 2011

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    Give Up - I have had to give up dreams due to my neck, back, 1 shoulder and 1 ankle.I have changed my dreams to simpler things like going an hour or two without pain.
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 15, 2011

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    So Unexpected... - I have to give up piano. The shock and anguish that comes with having a dream taken away is so much more painful than I ever thought it could be. I never...
    DitzyDoo DitzyDoo 18-21 1 Response Apr 20, 2011

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    Then Again... - I was once told that I needed to distinguish between "Desires" - "Dreams" and "Fantasies".     At the time it confused...
    peanutbrittle peanutbrittle 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2008

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    It Just Happens - you wake up and realize you`ve lost them.it makes me sad at times,but i move on.i have learned that i have done so much more than i thought i could that i don`t...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Apr 30, 2009

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    Dead Ends - Some dreams are just dead ends and childish and they should be let go and forgotten.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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    I have very vivid dreams most nights, but one dream I had stood out. It took place in the woods. I woke up naked laying in leaves and sat up. My friend (who I would never tell this...
    MovieJunkie MovieJunkie 13-15, F Mar 25

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    I came to a realisation today that I have given up on myself. I have been putting on a brave front for the most part, but inside been struggling with inner turmoil. I was driving...
    NewDay NewDay 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    Sometimes I just feel that I have given up on my life ... there is no one give me support in my family ... They always said that I was a fool and useless ... that really makes me...
    zemya zemya 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I recently have met someone that is pretty amazing. It's like we automatically clicked from the start. I feel very lucky and fortunate to have found someone with such similar taste...
    ibtwiny619 ibtwiny619 22-25, F Mar 20

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    I saw my best friend take suicide in front of me. He was 16 and handsome. Suicide doesn't kill someone, its sadness. Being judged Feeling like you have no one Suicide is being...
    ILYBlackVeilBrides ILYBlackVeilBrides 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    A majority of my yearly recurring dreams often fall under one of the following categories: 1. Holiday themed. 2. Food related. 3. Old places i've lived. 4. Places i've visited...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 28

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    In the past week I've had two dreams about America being nuked. The experiences were so real and detailed.. In one I was close enough to see the flash and cloud, I watched as...
    DiosesOscuros DiosesOscuros 22-25, M Mar 30

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    I have dreams about my boyfriend cheating on me all the time and they seem very real. I feel like I'm going crazy sometimes and I know it's made me a bit suspicious. I read online...
    OverThinker123 OverThinker123 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I sometimes get these dreams where I'm a guy and sometime I have sex with girls when I'm a guy? I don't understand why I have these dreams? I never wanted to be a guy or have sex...
    Sarah594 Sarah594 16-17, F Mar 29

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    I wish everyone could enter my mind when I'm dreaming! My dreams are so cool and full of action, comedy, drama etc. the only thing I dislike about my dreams is how in the mornings...
    HiAlNa HiAlNa 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have stupid dreams that don't make sense but occasionally, like once or twice every couple weeks I have a weird nightmare that is usually pretty vivid soooo yay for bad dreams!
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I Dream Of Walken - These dreams I am about to mention are my most vivid ones yet. And they all have a similar premise and are to do with Christopher Walken. The first...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    This was not a dream of the rapture happening- more like a feel of it. I have had dreams woth the rapture actually happening, this is not one of them. I looke outside- I saw a...
    EvangelistTeen EvangelistTeen 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Walken's Follower - What I am about to tell actually is part of a set of unusual dreams i've had. And they all have one thing in common: Christopher Walken. There are four...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 29

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    I dreamt I was helping my cat in a maze type race - chasing an "object" through an outdoor maze. I realized one of the "trails" was actually a snake trail and began backtracking...
    dh450213 dh450213 41-45 Apr 3

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    I would like to pay tribute to a few of my special EP friends. First, I would like to say that you are all special to me, and I am priveledged to have met each of you.  I...
    OneEPGirl OneEPGirl 70+, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Well last night I had a dream where I was listening in to a conversation where my ex said "that was the best decision of my life" anyway we just broke up so my subconscious decided...
    urbanparadigm urbanparadigm 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    good Night friends sweet dreams! thanks for a great day :)
    karishaaa karishaaa 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I went to a facility for suicidal teens and I saw this girl, Autumn, that I have before in my dreams. Major de-ja vu
    tulips2198 tulips2198 13-15, F Mar 18

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    2 April 2014 I was in Baka and dedas house with a group of people, while I was there I had to pick ripened fruit such as mangoes, tomatos and eggplant from the trees as Baka and...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F Apr 1

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    Had another dream last night that was strange. I was running and running through these tunnels, it was pitch black apart from some candles here and there. All I could hear was my...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F Apr 4

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    I just woke up from a night mare. I was a child and I had my best friend with me. We were outside walking from her house to mine, they were next door to each other in the suburbs...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I dreamt that she and I broke up and never spoke again.. I said some ****** things to her the other day. I hate myself for it.. I'm in love with you, please hit me or kick me or...
    Alexdrunkunc Alexdrunkunc 18-21 a week ago

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    Hey sorry, I wrote this in a different Experience and posted it, but I feel like it would be better here. I'm just going to paste the link because it won't allow me to copy it, and...
    pneumaGrey pneumaGrey 16-17, T Mar 30

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    It is sad that some people aren't waiting for their Happy Ending antmore. They're just waiting for The End. And i am one of them
    Krysk Krysk 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    There are times that I dream that when I awake, I still feel the emotions from my dream as if it were real. Anyone else have this?
    swimminginemotions swimminginemotions 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I have had the same dream every night for about three years now. I will explain...I am stood in a really dark room and theres only a rocking chair, each time it rocks a flood of...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I want to have the same dream as last night, minus the jumping out of the car bit.
    anjjelicaa anjjelicaa 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I dream so clearly at times, I can even remember the color of the socks. I have sexual dream that makes me moan and climax for real, Its so unbelievable.
    BicurMe BicurMe 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I once had a vivid dream so real I still remember it 20 years later. I was only around 6 years old at the time and in the house we lived in at the time my bedroom was right at the...
    lozza568 lozza568 22-25 1 day ago

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    First watching someone take that last breath was on the interstate after crash. I've seen dead solders in Iraq they were dead a few minutes by the time I got there.
    Readytorun567 Readytorun567 26-30, M Mar 21

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    Recently I talked to a suicidal girl who needed help. She told me all that was wrong with her life and I told her all that was wrong with mine. She had plans, she knew what she...
    girl3255 girl3255 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I lost my best friend who I was like in love with back in 2010 to a drunk driver. To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever. You don’t get over it because ‘it...
    krorenae krorenae 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Ya I've killed....with my good looks!!! Ooo seriously why do they have this category if someone really did kill someone wouldn't they be in jail or if it was they line of duty like...
    kendralyn kendralyn 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I worked in an emergency department of a hospital (both adult and pediatric divisions). While I was there, I observed a sum total of 7 deaths, 3 children and 4 adults. It's...
    costascova costascova 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I had a friend once. Her name was Denise. She was so beautiful. She got kicked out of our school last year because of an issue. She transfered to a good school, and she was happy...
    defi4nce defi4nce 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2
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