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I Have Made a Choice That Changed the Course of My Life

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    Can one ever expect to make a important choice without tearing ones self apart (on some level) in the process? For, every direction followed is the loss of a great opportunity. For, to take is to lose some part of yourself. For, nothing can be had without sacrifice. Usually this...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    Choice Versus Chance

    "I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I think maybe it's both. Maybe both is happening at the same time." ~ Forest Gump
    suej1212 suej1212 46-50, F Aug 19, 2013

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    Not Just One...

    Life is made up of experiences, of challenges, of choices and of paths to take - and whilst i know that there are many more choices, opportunities and paths to choose from to come, it sometimes is necessary to sit down and look back over my shoulder and appreciate the road I have...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F Nov 3, 2011

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    Resolved Post Divorce Issues

    Hello, After 4 years of agony, and protecting my precious girls who got experienced all of post divorce problem with their single mother, I finally got over and accomplished a healthy parental relationship with my ex hasband.  It was a long story, but he finally got sense...
    Mayfly51 Mayfly51 46-50 1 Response Jul 15, 2009

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    My Mentor Has Changed My Life!

    My mentor Earl I havehis forever impacted my life yesterday I broke down and finally told Earl what was borthering me so much but he said sometimes Satata throws lies at us and tells us where no good or jsut tries to seek and destroy our self esteem.
    Cowboy4God Cowboy4God 36-40, M Mar 28, 2010

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    Phoenix

    After living in my hometown for 30+ years, I decided I'd had enough.  Despite living in my own apartment, my father still had a huge amount of control over me.  The distance didn't matter; he and my mother were still abusing me.So I left.I gathered the bare necessities, got on...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    A Few..

    I can look back and easily say Ah ha! That was the moment that changed everything.. If only hind site wasn't so 20 20.. There are many things I would go back and change.. Undo certain choices or actions.. Life changing decisions should be red flagged or something.. lol Or at...
    LilSixShooter LilSixShooter 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    In the past year (2013-2014),

    I: * Adopted a totally vegan diet * Taught myself to cook well * Became a cyclist * Gave up Coffee * Gave up Alcohol * Made a conscious effort to be a better and more active person In the process I dropped like 30lbs, my health is better, I get sick less often, have more...
    GoCycling GoCycling 36-40, M 5 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    I Believe In The Cycle Of The Pheonix And Butterfly

    In the last days of my mom's life as she suffered through the pain I suffer along with her Though she never let on about her suffering I could see it and I felt it. I may not have felt the same pain as she had I felt every little twinge and ache. I felt her heat ache in that she...
    RJ43 RJ43 46-50, T May 10, 2013

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    ....but, then I changed it, again : )
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 20 hrs ago

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    My profile picture IS NOT ME. I do not post myself on here. I'm too fat and ugly anyways. Been fat my whole life. Struggling with ED all my life. This time is for real. I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    European Imperialism caused a lot of irreparable damage. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome affects white people too . Most of the people I come across pretend to be in denial or are...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't think books can change lives. but if we really want to change our lives they can help in showing the right path..
    bak4u bak4u 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have never ever been happy in my entire life.
    RylieJo RylieJo 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    https://youtu.be/tZ3OCfNd_vo !
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 day ago

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    i could be the first to tell you that i was foolish, that i've been played. everyone's played the victim a time or two in their life. but there comes a point when you have to grow...
    selfh8ter98 selfh8ter98 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "A Child Called It", "The Lost Boy" and "A Man Named Dave", by Dave Pelzer. I read these when I was in high school and I've never forgotten them. Before I read those books, I...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    For the time you were taking me out on a date and asked, "is *that* what you're wearing?" in a non-joking manor. For the times that you refused to have anything to do with me when...
    LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    The book thief. Being a depressed and suicidal kid, I always had to fear death. It's the only way I ever survived my childhood without throwing myself off something. But after...
    Radomguy1000 Radomguy1000 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Zoe Letting Go by Nora Price. I didn't know how significant and relatable it was in my life until a few months after I read it. I really want it back
    lycancrux lycancrux 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    ! https://youtu.be/6FNuj5wvkt4
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 days ago

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    Because he died over the weekend I would put Oliver Sack's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and A Leg to Stand On here because he changed forever how to perceive one's world...
    ksbobmst ksbobmst 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Funnily enough The South beach diet book changed the way I looked at food forever. Weird but it did.
    Issima Issima 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Harry Potter... My life without it would be so different.
    veruyanako veruyanako 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I was struggling big time having been seperated from my now ex wife. She was in a relationship &it down spiraled me into a very dark place. Alone,scared,confused I wanted out...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    Books are one of the most amazing means of escape we can have, I love reading but I go through phases of reading solidly for days throughout my free time or I read sporadically...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    💚 The secret, although I still struggle w the issues life's been throwing at me...
    AMORDEAMOR AMORDEAMOR 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The book that changed my life is The Bible
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    'These is my words' by Nancy E Turner! The most amazing book I've ever read!.and I've re-read it about 5 times over! Every time I sob, even though I know what's coming! There's two...
    Shrimpyprincess Shrimpyprincess 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Books are so very important, and have always been a love of mine since early childhood. All-time favorites of mine that changed my life are: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective...
    NeverDespair NeverDespair 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Oh boy where to begin? My husband is 12 years older than me, and we have been married 10 years. 10 agonizing years. My husband had full custody of my stepson from the time he was...
    10yearsofagony 10yearsofagony 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Don't know about "Changed my life". But there are one or two that widened my perspective on life. To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee seems to recur often. The world on all it's...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hey everyone, I made a new character out of Alvin from Alvin and the chipmunks. If you want to check it out heres the link. enjoy! https://vid.me/Asher
    AsherAndTheSkateMunkz AsherAndTheSkateMunkz 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    ive noticed a lot of people on here saying how much they dislike facebook i have to agree especially when some people take a picture of a cup of coffee or what they are having for...
    palerider002 palerider002 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't read books often because it's not really my thing, but The Little Prince definitely had some influence on me, what an amazing book that was!
    ortwin ortwin 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    There are a lot of books that have influenced my life. The two most recent are "Without a Paddle" by Warren Richey and "The One That Got Away" by Howell Raines. I am definitely not...
    camulos camulos 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    The book that changed my life would probably be The Portrait of Dorian Gray. This book was beautifully written and was filled to the brim of new ways of looking at the world and...
    messedupmindandsoul messedupmindandsoul 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    FIRST EPIDOSE When I was 16 years old, I was in an important quest: becoming the best person I could for a special one someday. I learned how to understand them better and reach...
    TheNewChallenger TheNewChallenger 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wanted to write this for everyone who's going through a heartbreak including myself. Today is the day. It's time to move on, we already know how a heartbreak looks like but we...
    American19 American19 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    the entire Percy Jackson series. i think i absorbed Nico into my personality. and yet i don't care.
    DemonsFreak DemonsFreak 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    He broke up with me 5 months ago....after fighting long distance for over a year, and I still love him, and he still gets to me. We've been trying to be friends, but everytime he...
    georgia5656 georgia5656 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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