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I Have to Keep Things In Perspective

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    Pessimist Turning Back To An Optimist

    I guess I've gained a whole new perspective, people like me it's hard to trust in the future because its unpredictable and hard when you feel like you don't what what you CAN do for your future, but these hopeful dreams I've been having have kept me optimistic and trustful. And I...
    chantelliefay chantelliefay 18-21, F Sep 20, 2013

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    Perspectives and Truth

        Sometimes life is so confusing, and we cannot make sense of the details.    It seems to leave us with no choice, but to find conclusions in our own minds.    These conclusions often, for us, become our reality, and we cling desperately to...
    stormynightsky stormynightsky 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    Snakes And Ropes

    When I find myself losing ground perceptually speaking, I often turn to the written word for comfort and guidance. And it always works, that is, I always find, or am directed (by the universe?) to that which I am in need of--usually a profound statement or story that helps me to...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 18 Responses Oct 17, 2011

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    I Have to Remember to Do This!!

    Just sharing a story sent to me thru private message reminding me to keep it all in perspective...   THANKS CUPHALFULL  (YOU'RE A GREAT FRIEND) __________________________________________ Five More Minutes Author Unknown While at the park one day, a woman sat...
    Sabrina0202 Sabrina0202 41-45, F Feb 23, 2008

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    Sense And Sensibility

    I am so much more than the sum of my circumstances.But I cannot control how I am perceived by others.I have a sense of who I am, who I want to show to the world, who I want people to love.But sensibility suggests that I will be perceived by others from their perspective,and there...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 8 Responses May 29, 2011

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    It's Hard Not Letting Work Get To You

    I try to not let my job get to me. I'm a personal trainer and love interacting with my clients and helping them towards their goal but when problems arise from select co-worker(s), it's really hard for me to focus on what's important: my client, their happiness and then my...
    JanisSky JanisSky 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2011

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    I've always been close with God

    since I was very young but more recently I've wanted to be more like Jesus in the way that he is always so calm and patient no matter what he faces. I have trouble with that- I have a quick and bad temper and I am not patient with myself, the world around me, or others and I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Apr 8

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    My Personality Doesn't Lend Itself Well to Doing This

    I have the type of personality that can let things get out of perspective so easily - mostly toward the romantic side of things or the positive side of things - that rose-colored glasses syndrome I have had since birth! I am also a very passionate person and get excited and...
    DorothyofOz DorothyofOz 41-45, F 7 Responses May 29, 2009

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    I Think So

    I like to stop every now and again and sort of look at my life and where I'm going, what I'm doing and so on. Losing sight of what matters most can happen to the best of us, putting your life back in perspective now and again can help you live better. I believe that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 18, 2011

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    I find having a "global view,

    " a perspective on life as a whole, as it were, and where I believe things fit helps me a lot, though I have to say there are days on which the immediate overwhelms me to the point that I find it hard to keep things in persepective, with respect to that bigger picture.
    HTreaty HTreaty 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    kidneygrl kidneygrl 18-21, F May 6

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    Persepective

    Sometimes I feel like I am loosing control of life and my family and I have to learn to stop and take a breath and just get ahold of the situations around me and not allow them to consume me.  I have to not let worry eat me up alive and just calm down and...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 May 28, 2009

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    I Try

    But I have to admit, I don't always keep things in perspective. Sometimes, I fight the wrong battles, sometimes, I let small things bother me. I wish I was better at seeing the big picture and remembering the goal and not just worrying about the journey.
    caliguy4u caliguy4u 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    Perspective - Tha Angles and Lines And, Still, the Overall View.

    Total loss occurs when focus is lost, distortion is when there is a perspective confusion, incongruity and impossiblity reign with imperspective views. Rationalize, verify, test, create.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 24, 2009

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    Then It Hit Me...

    I need to change my perspective. I am not waking up in the morning to go to a job I wish I could quit but I am waking up in the morning to work on my business. The job is inconsequential, the meaning behind my day is my work I put toward my business and making it successful and...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F Apr 23, 2012

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    Yes, I Believe It's The...

    Yes, I believe it's the key to getting the answers....
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 23, 2009

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    Don’t let the day get in the way of your dreams. Hold onto them. Don’t let the road tell you which way to go. Pave your own road. Don’t let the mountains block out the sun...
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    The only difference between a good thing and a bad thing is perspective.
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    Since I started writing music I've started looking at life in a whole new perspective. I've started to see beauty, yet disgust, in the world. The Earth is a beautifully disgusting...
    GreenDayIsBae GreenDayIsBae 16-17, M 2 Responses May 7

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    A mistake is… A change to learn A chance to grow A chance to make things right A chance to grow closer to those you love A chance to make unexpected friends A chance to get to...
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    Take all you want. You can't take away my inspiration. Hurt me all you want. You can't kill my ambition. Cut me down all you want. You can't touch my dreams. Fight me all you want...
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    Embrace the heat and be glad it's not fire. Embrace the snow and be glad it's not ice. Embrace the hills and be glad they're not mountains. Embrace the lakes and be glad they're...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    There is nothing wrong with you. There’s something wrong with the people who don’t believe in you And the people who cut you down And the people who tell you you can’t do it...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    Just because you fail doesn’t mean you’ll never succeed. Just because you make mistakes doesn’t mean you’ll never get it right. Just because you’re lost doesn’t mean...
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    Whenever I want something I can't have, I try to make it happen for someone else. When something’s going wrong for me, I try to help someone else in that situation. When I’m at...
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    DanicaRaven DanicaRaven 18-21, F 13 Responses May 9

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    Me and my mother constantly fight and on top of that my sister loves to throw fire on it. No matter what I do or say it never seems good or enough. My mother and sister always put...
    auroramemoires auroramemoires 22-25, F 1 Response May 2

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    ...but I need to say this, just once... One cannot be truly good because he's only told to be so. That is childishness. One cannot be truly good when he pretends to be, in order...
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    So without thinking I ate a dessert thing we have (there were 6 and I had 2 and there's 5 people in my house). I feel bad. Someone else should've had that second one. :(
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    I have been having sexual intercourse with a young minister for 7 months. We are both single, we are sexing in the craziest places. I don't want to hurt his ministry by fornication...
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    Yes I do :) 1. I am Australian 2. I'm 32 years old 3. I don't have children but there is still time 4. I m hoping to get into disability support work even though my chosen...
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