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I Have Noticed That

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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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    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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    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 30

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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 May 24

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    I'm afraid of living

    and that's what makes me different from others around me.
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Now That Things Are Better.

    My most personal regret is the handful of people I have known over the years, whom I loved very deeply, yet slipped away from me never knowing that I did... because I never told them. I didn't think it mattered much at the time.
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 3

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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 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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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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    BlueIce612 BlueIce612 18-21, F Apr 7

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    PebblesFlintstone PebblesFlintstone 41-45, F May 24

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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 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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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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    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 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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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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    Being In The State Of Alienation

    "By alienation is meant a mode of experience in which the person experiences himself as an alien. He has become, one might say, estranged from himself. He does not experience himself as the center of his world, as the creator of his own acts, but his acts and their consequences...
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F Oct 31, 2013

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    We're Not As Independent As We Pretend

         "We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone.  Alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in gender."     -     Maya Angelou
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2011

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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 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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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 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 16

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    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2013

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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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    The world seems to be dying-and not in the way

    I expected. Instead of fading on the outside and in, it is collapsing in on itself. It is turning gray and it's life is making the damage worse because it has forgotten. Humanity was born without memory, let alone an inkling. It grew up divided, everyone learned different...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 9, 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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    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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    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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    I Have Noticed That

    Nobody in my house flushes the toilet except me. I have to go around behind everyone and flush their mess. It's disgusting. Why the hell won't they flush? I don't get it. I live with pigs!
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2011

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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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    Lost Art: Face To Face Communication/Hand Written Letters

    Everybody e-mails or texts each other at work, and while walking down a busy street this past weekend, I could count the number of people the WEREN'T looking down while doing something with their device on one hand. I rather miss the days when a conversation with a person...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2013

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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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    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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    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 41-45, F Mar 1, 2013

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    If You Have Will

    "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement." - Will Rogers
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    The Divorced Person...

         ... is like a man with a black patch over one eye.  He looks rather dashing, but the fact is that he has been through a rather maiming experience."     -     Jo Coudert
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2011

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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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    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 41-45, F 3 Responses May 27, 2012

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    "Money doesn't talk..

    . it swears." - Bob Dylan
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M Jan 22

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    Being thin and wanting to lose weight are more

    accepted than being fat or wanting to gain weight.
    underageloner underageloner 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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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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    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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    Omfg whenever I play hide

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

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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 2 Responses May 22

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    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 6

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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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    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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    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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    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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    There is an art in finding the worth in loving

    anyway...                               Learn to cherish love with an open heart and hand                                        
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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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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    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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    My friends step-mom is kinda flirting with me

    through texting now..... So, I grew up with my friends step-mom and his family. I always thought of her as a helpful guiding figure. I've basically lived with them at one point. They've been around since I was 10 or 11 and now I'm 18. A couple of months ago I was staying the...
    indiant indiant 18-21, M Apr 7

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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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    My Nightmares Are As A Train,

    They Become Smaller As It Pulls Away
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    This is what i can see daily. It could heal me. But a jerk lives behind me. And i reported him for bad behavior. So he frames me. In the hopes that i leave. So i...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Honesty. Is rare. Endangered. Desired. But punished. Why. Controllers have no control if it lives. And we call that civilized.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 12 hrs ago

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