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I Judge People By Their Actions, Not By Their Intentions

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    Some People Talk The Talk, But Don't Walk The Walk

    I'm sure you've met them too.  They talk a great story.  They are totally sympathetic to you and your concerns... they seem to be 100% (or nearly) compatible with you.  And I don't just mean in love... I mean in a lot of things... in your political or social beliefs... their...
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 28, 2011

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    Phase 24

    My life goes in phases. It seems that in this point in time, every other person I come across is either mad at me, or is done with me. It’s like this every year, always right around the same time. Sometimes people dream up things and decide that they are going to be upset with...
    valkor5 valkor5 22-25, F Feb 3, 2012

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    I Dare You To Be A Man Of Your Word

    I know of many people who talk a lot and have very little follow-thru. It’s very disheartening. A man is only as good as his word? There seems to be a lot of empty words out there…what does that say about people these days? No one believes in obligation, they are all simple...
    valkor5 valkor5 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2011

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    I love all people, but nobody loves me. I may do some bad things, but I have good intentions.
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