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I Know School Is Stealing The Best Years Of My Life

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    Razor's Edge by William somerset Maugham. I first read it 20 years ago and still the best book I ever read. Taught me not to live for things of this world. You have to live for...
    Brianst Brianst 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    So recently I've met this girl. I knew she was truly something. And now she's the most important person in my life. She's the only one who talks to me. Understands me. Only one...
    kevin3598 kevin3598 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    The Little Prince. It's become my favorite book. It has taught me to appreciate the little things in life. Because of this book I have learned embrace my imagination. I have also...
    tamingthefox tamingthefox 16-17, F Apr 1

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    The beach, hands down! Corona del Mar to be exact.
    lexix0 lexix0 16-17, F Mar 23

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    Experiencing nature with no technology
    michboy7 michboy7 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    'Yeah. French writer. Total loser. Never had a real job. Unrequited love affairs. Gay. Spent 20 years writing a book almost no one reads. But he's also probably the greatest writer...
    Riemann Riemann 18-21, M Apr 10

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    I really want some feedback!!! So I have NOT dropped out, but this seemed like the right place to share my experience and perhaps get some feedback. My story is a little...
    rockjb rockjb 26-30, M Apr 11

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    Anonymous asked: What happens once you kill yourself? Because I'm ready to go. answered: You wanna know what happens once you kill yourself? Your mother comes home from work and...
    lllie lllie 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I've known my girl best friend, Francine, for 8 years now. She is very bright, very funny, very nice, and the best friend anyone could ask for. I am the luckiest guy in the world...
    aJason23 aJason23 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I'm a 35 year old African lady, married with four lovely kids, even though people see me and think I'm 22, never married let alone 4 kids . I will be married for 13 years in April...
    Imasadwife Imasadwife 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Cannot find my purpose on this Earth...I'm still young but it feels like I've been living for thousands of years without any meaning. I am grateful for every breath that I take...
    sicajae7 sicajae7 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Do u ever wish u could go back to school and re-create for real your fantasies? How many of u have sat in a class admiring the teacher more than the subject ? I had a crush on my...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I s this world getting more and more twisted, or what… On Sunday I have found out D. is probably dead… Not confirmed yet… Would post later. Yesterday my boss (L.) told me he...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Yes.....I have a best friend......LifeAfterBlake!.....And i met him here,on EPI'm not gonna waste time explaining how much he means to me...........cause he already knows......I...
    TheLegendaryStubbleBeard TheLegendaryStubbleBeard 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Actually, I know they can. One person has had too much power over my life for 10 years. Only the Lord knows how much better my life would be. I know for a fact, I would probably be...
    rathernotsay12 rathernotsay12 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    is it really bad to ask to have a descent school photo for once.life is meh :3
    yaysandwich yaysandwich 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I agree.. Just like what my mum said when my bestfriend left me, "people come and go, it's not the end of your story, but the end of their part in your story (I think she read this...
    Thatssoawesome Thatssoawesome 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    Knowledge is your best friend. Accept it, no friends, no one can solve your problems.
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I've been so afraid of messing up my life, I've forgotten that it is okay to do exactly that in life. I've been putting unnecessary pressure on myself. Judging myself too harshly...
    anom33 anom33 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I keep on asking myself what is the point of carrying on living this hell of a life. I have no support i have no hope no dreams its all lost just falling into continious downward...
    Westillalive Westillalive 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    "Stop being a prisoner of your past, become an architect of your future." This quote always hits home to me. For a long time, I would sit scrutinising things in my past, not...
    Bellastasia Bellastasia 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I really don't know. It's been years, to be completely honest. There's something, making me feel something that's close to anxiousnes and sadness, but I don't know what it is. When...
    OskarDR OskarDR 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I have a friend who lives in South Carolina who calls me often anytime she has trouble with her husband or her three kids. Now, I've known this girl for years, but when she calls...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I made so many mistakes , i don't know where to start. My life is screwed! Big time!
    DutchGreenEyez DutchGreenEyez 66-70, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    The last 2 days have been worse. My work know I have struggled with life, but don't know how this has caused my recent absence. Since I heard of the death of Peaches Geldoff I...
    Aspell Aspell 31-35 2 Responses Apr 8

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    U am broken she left me coz her parents are not ready for our marrage she break up our six yr relationship in six yr I have her everything and now whenever I call her she didnt...
    rautsagar1988 rautsagar1988 26-30, M a week ago

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    I used to have dreams, and I wanted to be somebody, somebody that matters, somebody that my parents could be proud of, that I could be proud of. At this moment, a moment in...
    moonland moonland 26-30, F Mar 24

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    Hi everyone I just wanted to share my experience and want to here some of your opinions. I had a bestfriend we me met at my college life. My relationship with her was different...
    thebeautifuldisaster13 thebeautifuldisaster13 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYou It's funny - I'm actually a #Muslim! The term used to conjure up images of backward Bedouin Arabs living far...
    FavorUponYou FavorUponYou 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    I saw this news article and just had to share it. Go here to read the article, see pictures and get a link to a more detailed article. NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) — A couple who held...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 14 hrs ago

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    This is my first story since I've joined EP so i'll try and articulate it as well as I can. I have this friend, who for the purpose of good story telling and i'll call her by the...
    Muppetrocks Muppetrocks 16-17, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Recent events have caused me to examine my life. My family and I have a strained relationship at best. After seeing them I am depressed for days. I am never good enough. This has...
    Badina Badina 46-50, F 14 hrs ago

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    My best friend is a guy and we've known each other for almost 9 years already. We constantly get into stupid arguments but they are serious that's just us. I stopped talking to him...
    AlwaysHaveDreams AlwaysHaveDreams 16-17, F 14 hrs ago

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    I always thought I wanted to go to university in America, make my mom proud of me in heaven, go back with a degree and be dignified. But before all that stuff happens, all I wanted...
    Shamandora Shamandora 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I believe everything happens for a reason and that you meet everyone that you meet for a reason. Most of my friends have been girls, but I've had one really good guy friend and...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    All my life I have lived with limits on my life. I have let the words and the mistakes of my love ones stop me from living my dream. I never wanted to be a biology major or a...
    odis22 odis22 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I believe everything happens for a reason and that you meet everyone that you meet for a reason. Most of my friends have been girls, but I've had one really good guy friend and...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    seriously, i have to spend my easter doing a research paper which i already finish but my mom doesnt like it. well thats just to bad for her ive stayed up till 3am every night for...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone. I am 14 years old and you might think this is just the stupidity of teenage hood but I seriously have a problem. So I became friends with my "Beast Friend " 4 years...
    AlexandraMikhailov AlexandraMikhailov 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I am tired of being alone and with someone at the same time, I have known for years this will never work I just don't have anyone who cares or can help me, I have so very much love...
    fusciarose55 fusciarose55 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    No matter what I done I was never good enough, it's been the story of my life. I tried to be the perfect daughter honestly I did but each time I was told what a nasty evil cow I...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Apr 2

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    My best friend is not only a guy but he is 30 years younger than me. I can tell him anything and he does not judge me. I am a relationship runner. I run if I start feeling to close...
    Angel1958 Angel1958 51-55, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I hate my life. I hate the school I go to. I hate having no friends. I'm starting to hate my boyfriend. I hate my family. I hate where I live. So pretty much I hate everything...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    It's so very hard when you know you are alone in this crazy world, so very sad sometimes, known for years this isn't going to work, I'm not looking for a man to have sex with...
    fusciarose55 fusciarose55 46-50, F 1 hr ago

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    I lost my best friend Kayla when we were in 8th grade. Kayla moved here in 6th grade, but we didn't really get close until the summer after our 7th grade year. We did everything...
    harperm97 harperm97 16-17, F Mar 24

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    Since I was a little boy I didn't communicate with people. I was something like an introvert. Instead of improving my social life I started different activities like martial arts...
    ghos7 ghos7 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    my life is in a mess and it's out of my control. First of all, school is driving me crazy. My teacher scolds me everyday, either for my work or untidy desk. To make it worse...
    StrongerBetter StrongerBetter 13-15, F Apr 12

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    i love this person , i genuinly unconditionally love this person and i have no idea what to do with myself sometimes. we both love eachother, the feeling IS mutual, and i first...
    george96 george96 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    I am a 15 year old Jewish, Orthodox girl. I was born 3 months early in Manchester, England. From the time i was a baby i have had a very hard life. I lived in fear every day of my...
    phobia1998 phobia1998 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Well my punishment was nothing like I expected. I was expecting to be spanked very extremely. However, my husband decided that teaching me a lesson in doing things I did not want...
    SpankedGrace SpankedGrace 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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