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I Know That Perfection Does Not Exist

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    So it was revealed on PBS that Ben Affleck is a slave owner descendent. Ben requested that the info be covered up. I don't understand why. Yeah, its understandable he is ashamed...
    theslyfox theslyfox 36-40, M Apr 19

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    When I was young, I thought I knew everything. As years went on, I realized I didn't know anything like I thought I did. Our whole perspective changes, even from one year to the...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F Apr 22

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    It is dark and gloomy, with no mercy in and of itself, no compassion, no forgiveness. it is cold and unrelenting, like a dry frigid landscape with no hope in sight. We have to...
    stupendusdude stupendusdude 46-50 4 Responses Apr 20

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    When was the last time you swam in a pool? Around a year or two years ago. I can't remember. Do you like to party? Nah, I hate socializing. If your ex suddenly kissed you right...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 13

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    I told my mom about my depression, bullying, suicidal thoughts and self-harm and she told me everyone is talked behind their back and to ignore them, like wtf, is it really hard to...
    TheRealFenix TheRealFenix 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    So there are times like tonight...where I'm trying to get my life back together but I just don't know how or let alone where to start. And things became so ill-placed I'm...
    GeekyGangstaGirl GeekyGangstaGirl 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    In life nothing comes with an instruction manual, we can only draw on our own experiences to gain knowledge. I no longer think I have purpose in life, I have Children and a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    just a normal relationship, two people struggling in a world that was made for pure happiness. I sit and I wonder why I get so mad, so upset. and I know he does. we don't have a...
    zgirl694 zgirl694 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    This story is one for the ages. Not an original tall tale, Noah's Ark truly gained momentum right before the turn of the century. Fallacy addicted men and women cowardly lapped up...
    WinterSunShine WinterSunShine 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have discovered a pattern in my life. I am aware of it, once in a while and then I focus on others things and don't think about it. This is a pivotal moment - I am aware of my...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 25

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    You know what I hate? That American culture praises perfectionism. I'm a perfectionist and it is my deepest weakness. Anyone who is one knows that it isn't a blessing, it's a curse...
    addyd addyd 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Were you there from the beginning of time and space, when GOD made it all? GOD was. If you look around, you can see God everywhere. God made man from the dust of the earth...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    It's one of the things I hate about being a POC. Blonde hair and blue eyes is attractive to our society. So I think I just don't see appreciation for people like me enough. Does...
    AriTheTechie AriTheTechie 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    A few days ago, Freestanding, friend to so many here on EP told me she hung two small wind chimes for me. She wrote, "Each time the wind catches them, or the pine's boughs bounce...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 6

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    So I am actually German, but I am currently living in the USA for a year. When I woke up in the morning yesterday, I had about 20 messages. Half of it wished me a happy Easter...
    kaktus28 kaktus28 18-21, F Apr 6

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    Surgery and all that followed: Part OneAs I try to tell the story about my cancer diagnosis to date, I want to state up front that this is my story, my reality. At times, it may...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 12 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't understand, why I feel this way. I don't want to be here. I have and would never ever consider suicide, but I have always dreamed of another place Where I can just be me...
    nolife1 nolife1 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I am a perfectionist. I find that while it is anonymous in my life, sometimes, it annoys me. I find that sometimes I take people personally if they criticise or if they find...
    Delphi111 Delphi111 13-15, M Apr 24

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    You might feel sorry for me at the same time annoyed but, I like this beautiful boy who doesn't know I exist. Flawless handsome man every girl would ever want. I wish I could...
    sadsax21 sadsax21 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    In my waking life and even now, I dont think it matters to write on experience project. No one cares. The situation is a penny to a one hundred dollar bill. When a penny is dropped...
    LDll LDll 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Just understand this. You shouldn't regret your past, you can only change the future. If you're depressed, there is a place you belong, you just have to be willing to change. It's...
    THISarcane THISarcane 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I received an 89.5 percent more than 4 years ago in a class and it makes me never want to attend college again. I dropped out of a class because I was not prepared for a project. I...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Because I am employed in a professional career field, I am a perfectionist. I work in my family's law firm as a senior paralegal and office manager. All legal documents must be...
    jillpeterson jillpeterson 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 22

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    I have to filter myself so much. Online. Through Text. On The Phone. In Person. Always. I have to always be this perfectly driven, successful, smart, courteous, kind, hardworking...
    soon2Bforgotten soon2Bforgotten 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Some things are so incredibly special, I need to hold them close for awhile before sharing.My sister, who is a gifted clairvoyant and master-level Reiki practitioner, spent a major...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 11 Responses Apr 20

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    yes. When I live , I feel great . But when problems arise and i cannot cope anymore , I exist right. And when i exist , i feel jealous till Im envious of others and i kill them...
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    So I somehow /like/ this guy in my university. I saw him on my first day at the university. I was just sitting on a bench, waiting for a classmate I met on Facebook. I was looking...
    jumjong jumjong 18-21, F Apr 16

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    I realize, more and more who my real friends are (aka just one person), but I'm happier about it. I know who is important, and who matters the most to me. So, for now, I have one...
    TheAnonymousINFx TheAnonymousINFx 18-21, F Apr 15

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    I get so frustrated when I see people who don't appreciate what they have. They use their words too easily. I know a person who said she is irritated by her brother's existence. I...
    delusi0nal delusi0nal 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    We were poor when I was a kid. I was the youngest of 7 kids. All my life I felt like a burden on my family. They didn't need another mouth to feed. Besides, if I had never existed...
    mombo1969 mombo1969 41-45, M Apr 24

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    I have people around me but I feel like I don't exist because I have Borderline Personality Disorder and this is a symptom of the illness. It's a strange feeling. It's because I...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F Apr 6

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    I don't want just to exist, I want to really live! :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 14

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    Yeah I hear all this talk of planets being unable to sustain life what so ever. No, those planets can't sustain OUR life and the other life forms that inhabit Earth. I don't...
    PaxTerra PaxTerra 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Am existing. But how well is that.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 16

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    Let’s assume that this is just a fictional story, so that there aren’t so many hate filled responses. A middle aged man, who has been married for 35 years wants to find a...
    dhevel dhevel 51-55, M Apr 25

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    I know that they are really really interesting, I know that they are real But I also know how to stop them "You're wrong" "I'm wrong? No you are" "You're wrong" "Maybe I am.. I...
    Denzebarrrn Denzebarrrn 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I used to carry a chip on my shoulder all the time believing that every person is bad..my outlook changed 4 years ago. The state agreed that my nieces were going to be placed with...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    For as long as I can remember I've always been treated as an outsider. Growing up I had anger management so it was always hard to make let alone have friends... I'm 17 and am still...
    supersonic098 supersonic098 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Nina (middle name Anne) 2: Do you miss anyone? Yes 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? I would ask if you were blind 4: Ever...
    cuttergurl56 cuttergurl56 13-15, F Apr 17

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    I have absolutely no idea what's next. I don't know why I'm here. I used to have dreams and interests. Now I'm just existing. And I can't for the life of me figure out why...
    sullyn sullyn 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    Hitler wasn't the first being to use the swastika? In Sanskrit it means: 'it is’, ‘Well Being’, ‘Good Existence, and ‘Good Luck’. However, it is also known by different...
    Terrain12 Terrain12 31-35, F Apr 20

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