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    People Wonder About Manorkill

         Manorkill is a place.  It is a place in the mountains where my mother, father, grandparents, and ancestors back to the early 1800's are buried.  It is where I'll presumably be buried one day too.      I don't know why this place in the Catskills was named Manorkill...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M Nov 24, 2011

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    People strive for approval meanwhile they

    should be striving for recognition.
    SelfUnaware SelfUnaware 18-21 1 Response Feb 24

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    Turningofthetides Turningofthetides 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Things Are Looking Up

    "I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings." Gustave Flaubert
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M Sep 26, 2013

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    Young People Romanticize Death

         I work with a lot of younger people and correspond with many.  A common thread I've noticed is their fascination with the death of somebody they may have known.  I don't think they recognize the permanence of being dead, or just how routine other people's death becomes...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    When I'm sober, I'll call you 'Friend.

    ' When I toke, I'll call you 'Bruh' (even the girlys). When I'm drunk, I get instablack and use 'Yo' gratuitously. PBR, MD 20/20, OE, brings me back to the hood. I'm white and all, but we've still got some hoods. Not saying I didn't grow up in suburbia with a white middle-class...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    Tickets. Robbing the poor.

    Helping insurance companies too. But insurance services never improve. And such companies dont employ more. They are almost as bad as pill makers. Or courts. So what are cops??? And when will insurance grow humane??? Or pill makers??? Or courts???? Or...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 19

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    Coutrooms. Aint about justice no more.

    If they ever were. Just lawyers manipulating people. And an egomaniacal judge. Wondering how to get his way noticed. Sad.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 19

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    Rose Colored Glasses

    Romantic love is a mental illness, but it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw." - Fran Lebowitz Having played that record so many times, I wonder what keeps...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 4 Responses May 21, 2013

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    Pain Isn't Forever

         "I only ask to be free.  The butterflies are free."     -     Charles Dickens     Not too much to ask for is it?  The beauty and the carelessness of  those flowers in flight... purposeful though they are... they're free to fly...  not really going...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    Tradition. We are called animals.

    Sophiticated or not. Civilized where??? We got the tools to be better. Sohhh much better than animals. We can solve sohhh much. But compete on stupid things. And go unemployed. Due to automation. And denial of that fact. While less are employed. And...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 19

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    Dry Wells

        "Love never dies a natural death.  It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source.  It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals.  It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings."         Anais Nin
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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    You Don't Have To Be

    I've learned you don't have to be a dreamer or a misfit to understand just how many wonderful things, people, and creation there is in the world to be savored and enjoyed without having to look very far. I wish I understood depression, but I don't.
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I have these different personas inside of me.

    I just listed them kind of spontaneously the other day and I realized that I had hit on something about myself that I really hadn't thought about before. These are the characters that make up who I am. 1) The clown- I love to make people laugh and smile. This is the one who...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 6 Responses Jun 21

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    There is always men from Australia looking

    for women in Australia on this site. Is it just me or does anybody else notice that? Or is the same man asking the same question hour after hour and day after day?
    Rainbowsandrain Rainbowsandrain 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 16

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    "If evolution really works,

    how come mothers only have two hands?" - Milton Berle
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response May 11

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    I notice you scratching your butt in the corner

    ewwww, feeling each other in public, farting but acting like it's not you.. I know these things are extremely disgusting and I hate when people do this especially in public. I also notice the type of persons your hiding and could be
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    Um i had a dream about my bestfriend

    but me and her are kinda in fight i donno how to explain she told me she hates me and shes treating me like dirt but in the sametime she talks to me and asks for hugs and she stares at me sometimes with sad eyes an i dreamed about her 2-3 times this week and i donno why im so...
    maya1313 maya1313 13-15, F Apr 30

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    Has anybody else noticed

    that a lot of people in this world looks like somebody else? I just realized that I have always noticed this and I have noticed this since I was a kid. Many people in this world share the same facial features and usually are the same in a fundamental level. What a drag. This...
    SelfUnaware SelfUnaware 18-21 1 Response Feb 21

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    "My Father said there are two kinds of people

    in the world: Givers and Takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better." Marlo Thomas
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    layers

    life is a beautiful giftwrapped in layers and layers,One layer is joythe next may be painOne layer is beginningthe next may be mundaneAnd as we unwrap and unwrap the giftthe best we can hope to find isthe end of the rainbowwhere one can fly free
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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    Reunion

         "Happiness is having a large, loving, close-knit family in another city."      -     George Burns      It seems like everybody who has never been there wants to go to New York someday.  It's strange, I suppose, that I look forward to a day when I never have...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    Music And Water

        "In every man's heart, there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibration of beauty."     -     Christopher Morley
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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    Life Is Full Of Walls

    A dim image of peering out of a window at a brightly colored mural declaring rainbows of love and walks through the city zoo, Sitting on the wall, feeling her legs dangling over the cement blocks as she sang with her friend, Sliding down the cold hard wall next to her mother...
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 3 Responses May 27, 2012

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    I have noticed that I call everyone bro

    or bruh, I don't even mean too it just happens. I don't friend zone everyone😂
    Lanigga14 Lanigga14 13-15, F Aug 15

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    I have noticed that some people will never

    change, even if you keep giving them chances they'll never get to change their ways of treating you.
    lilikhaoula lilikhaoula 18-21, F 1 Response May 22

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    People Want Their Choices To Be Respected But...

    I have noticed that people want you to respect the choices they make but often they don't want to be respectful of other people's right to make choices. Specifically? If I don't want to celebrate a holiday or date that others find important; why can't people just respect that it...
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    I am not a party person.

    . I worked at a music festival yesterday and even though I only worked for 4 hours with the remainder of the day to watch bands and drink up it didn't interest me.. I was happy to leave early, grab a coffee and head home.
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    jessy97 jessy97 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    Sex Is An Easier Explanation

         I admit it.  I have sex sometimes with somebody I don't intend to have a romance with just to feel human again.     I go for long periods of time living inside my head.  Solving problems, fixing things, listening to people's problems and helping them find solutions...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 7 Responses Oct 10, 2011

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    Comedy. And songs.

    Point out whats wrong. But nothing improves.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 19

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    Omfg whenever I play hide

    and go seek and hide, I always have to go pee! Always. Lol
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    Hearts And Bodies

           They know things... hearts and bodies do.  You live your life inside your head as you grow older; safe inside our wisdom; but hearts and bodies surprise you sometimes....      It's a good thing... when your heart and body surprise you with a mind of their own...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M Apr 24, 2012

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    Love Makes No Plans

    "Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists." - Anita Brookner Seems like everybody's making "choices" these days when it comes to relationships. It's almost amusing. Since when did true...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    everything is always connected to FB,

    Twitter and Google, and that they're all connected to an even larger entity that values "information" more than money. NOTHING is free. NOTHING.
    PebblesFlintstone PebblesFlintstone 41-45, F 1 Response May 24

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    Strings

    I can say things from behind a guitar without offending somebody, than I can from behind a cup of coffee. I wonder if that's what drives a poet.
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M Aug 13, 2013

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    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 30

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    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Sep 21

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    PebblesFlintstone PebblesFlintstone 41-45, F May 24

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    Some Stories Change and Need to Be Erased

    What is a friend? Is a friend someone who you should give grace even when they cannot understand? I do think a friend is someone you make space for and care about even when they can longer have you in the front row of their life, so to speak. I have erased the original story...
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F Mar 1, 2013

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    Good Neighbors And Friends Are Rare And Priceless

    Yesterday, I attended the funeral of a very good friend. Larry was the kind of man who could be inconspicuous or the life of the party. He was the father of my daughter's best friend and honestly we weren't super close. His personality never jumped out at me though I have heard...
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    Another New Year

         New Year's eve is a great time to feel sentimental about things... particularly if you've been around a while.    It's when you wonder if you're still gonna fit into a fast-changing world.  It's when you decide if you'll get drunk, or make a pot of coffee and curl up...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 7 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    I've noticed that I'm not

    as ugly as I feel.
    jeaaane jeaaane 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 20

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    I have noticed that this group picture is

    awesome. The size of those eyes tho O_O
    LovelyDeadly LovelyDeadly 16-17, F Sep 20

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    Prices cause crime. Price of gas made some

    go postal. Price of meat makes some steal. No gas leads to busses. Busses lead to discomfort violence. Price of popularity causes postal. Insurance wrecks lives due to price. Tickets drain family. Right before insurance hike does. Lawsuit wins never...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    privacy terms on websites

    for banking, selling, and related transactions have changed and the wording tells you NOTHING is private or protected by any privacy rights you may believe you have. You don't have any at all. Change all your passwords and do as little bill paying or online banking, etc. as...
    PebblesFlintstone PebblesFlintstone 41-45, F 1 Response May 24

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    It's Natural

         "All men have an instinct for conflict; at least, all healthy men."     -     Hilaire Belloc      It's funny how quick a young man is to a fight.       It's funny how a middle-age man chooses his battles carefully.      It's funny how an old man...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 20, 2011

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    People think I'm a softy

    and treat me like I'm something adorably special since my face is always blank and shy with no emotion and people are like wow I never knew u do Hiphop and your really good and I'm like why and they go because your like soft and shy and I am also nice since I am honest and...
    FlyingAwayAndFallingApart FlyingAwayAndFallingApart 18-21, F Sep 20

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    Shewtings. High school.

    University. Neighborhood dryve byes. Nothing changes. Charities grow from it. Movements start. But fade. Why. Tradition. And wealth hunted. Not societal health. Sad.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 19

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    I like to escape. In movies.

    Since reading became hard. In fantasy. Since jerks rule the planet earth. And tonight i noticed both. Yet again. By watching country movies. Instead of those with soldiers. The mercenary hero is nice. But leaves me vigilante urges. The country...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 12

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    Losing and Finding Seems

    as if my life is continually played out somewhere between losing and finding. My shoulder seems to have no trouble "finding" the hard corner of the ill-placed bookcase my sons decided needed to be in the dining room - between me and the refrigerator basically. I have no trouble...
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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    There is an art in finding the worth in loving

    anyway...                               Learn to cherish love with an open heart and hand                                        
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    Overcrowding is caused.

    Kathleen madigan pointed it out. Policy gives best deal to huge cities. But small towns aint overcrowded.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 5 days ago

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