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I Have to Keep Things In Perspective

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 259 People

    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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    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 1 Response Apr 23, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yes, I Believe It's The...

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

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Everyone I have ever come across have immortalized the cliché that entails a box of chocolates, but I want to bring a new one to light from my personal experiences. Instead of...
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    And ive been doing it for so long now...its really bad now...and its mostly because of my mom. Another argument happened just now and I'm afraid that if it keeps happening, I will...
    dcisneros1117 dcisneros1117 16-17, M Feb 4

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    I'm so sick and tired of people asking me what's wrong with me or why I'm upset or them wanting to know what the goes on with me. I'm not going to tell you, I can't say anything...
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F Feb 5

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    okay so.. i'm young. and i've done things, been through things. my life wasn't the best. i drink, smoke, have sex, i cheated... don't think i did these things because i want to be...
    angelgoinghome angelgoinghome 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    Emotionally Hurting SO. Everything is usually fine until I've had a few drinks too many. Which has always caused us problems. I don't want to nor would I seek to hurt him in a...
    LunaFox LunaFox 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 4

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    And it's these things that I have no regrets about! I'm pretty much done with swearing off of things. Idk who I'll be in the next ten years.
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    You wouldn't believe some of the weird things I've done..
    silvera73 silvera73 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 3

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    I've done things I'm not proud of, lied, cheated, slept with married men, been the mistress; the kept woman. I was a product of circumstance, stuck in a loveless, sexless, marriage...
    PRCgirl73 PRCgirl73 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 11

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    things I am not proud of but won't deny. these are the lessons we choose to learn from or are doomed to repeat.
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    So, I'm new to this whole thing. But, I may as well get the big one off my chest first, huh?: I struggle daily with an addiction to ***********. I have since I was about 10. Even...
    BakoRocks BakoRocks 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 17

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    Things that will go to my grave with me.
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have visited some **** sites and my wife found out. I promised her that I wouldn't do it again, but I couldn't help myself and of course she found out, now she it finding hard to...
    hertra hertra 41-45, M 7 Responses Feb 5

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    I think unreasonably, and later cannot decide how unreasonable I have been.
    defcon6 defcon6 26-30, M Feb 22

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    I really don't want to say much about my experience. I was in United States Air Force and almost created a international incident. This is back in 1999 I was having a conversation...
    clairvoyantone clairvoyantone 36-40, T 4 Responses a week ago

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    I was made redundant last week and asked the man I have been seeing along to my work drinks. He used to say he didn't want a relationship but get drunk and we would kiss and...
    Matineeidle79 Matineeidle79 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    I cut myself. I still do it to help with emotional pain. People think that you can just stop, but it's an addiction. I need help.
    SarahBelle999 SarahBelle999 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Help is anyone up to talk .. Im struggling right now
    leex1234 leex1234 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 5

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    done.... done.... done!!! ............... Yep!
    bayowolf2 bayowolf2 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I cheat on my gf with one of my girl cousins
    dluffy26 dluffy26 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    I took a 3 wise men shot for the first time last night. NEVER again. I puked everywhere.
    brokengirl2394 brokengirl2394 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    you two need to find a man....
    ImHungry2 ImHungry2 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 13

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    I'm trying to be a better person, the hardest part is forgiving yourself the damage you've done to yourself.
    mamabear36 mamabear36 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I very sad because I'm can't even say it
    Jada16 Jada16 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 14

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    I got drunk an decide it was okay to get in the car with people who are also drunk. I didn't know what happened at first I just saw everyone hurt and the car totaled. The car had...
    catlynmarrie catlynmarrie 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 19

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    I've strayed outside the marital boundaries. I was found out and hate how it hurt my wife. We are still together.
    DaveSmiles DaveSmiles 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 21

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    I think my friends found out about it today. They didn't say anything but it's written all over their faces. So, chances are they're going to start avoiding me. I would be lying if...
    shioshishio shioshishio 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    ate a pint of Ben and Jerry's half baked after swimming because I was really freaking hungry
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I'm at a point in my life where it would benefit me to be able to take a "time out" so to speak, and be given a glimpse of my life as a whole, from an objective and higher...
    RelayedDeaction RelayedDeaction 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 20

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    I am so uptight person . Never been out of my shell . I feel like nobody will understsnd me and they will only judge me so better keep things to my self 😓
    anafo anafo 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I have two things... 1st- I've never in my life met a man who I truly cared for and appreciated until last summer. my relationship is pretty good except when I start to over...
    sage31449 sage31449 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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