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    Stupid Things I Have Done

    I don't like to read directions or listen to others very often. I just like to do things myself and see what i can learn alone. If something doesn't work then do something different.   First story was when i electricuted myself. When i was a kid i saved up and bought a ps2...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 7 Responses Sep 23, 2008

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    Try About Anything Once

    I'm ecklectic how am I going to choose an enlightend course if I don't eliminate some options.
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F Jun 5, 2012

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    Time For A New Life

    My siblings and I grew up being spoon fed by our parents. We don't know a single chores and became very dependent on our helpers around the house. Our parents wont even let us out of the house to play with other children, so we only had each other to play with. We had a small...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 29, 2013

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    If I Want To

    stick my finger in a boiling pot of soup. let me do it!I'll get burnt, not you.So its cool.baha
    UnderTheBridge UnderTheBridge 22-25, F Jan 18, 2011

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    I have been through a lot of traumatic events throughout my life. I have survived childhood trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other things. I used to be ashamed of...
    Crimsonbutterflywings Crimsonbutterflywings 31-35, F 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Standby time with the web has become more common because of rapid growth and development of technology along with the energy of globalization. Cities are becoming more inter...
    vagarland65 vagarland65 36-40, M 9 hrs ago

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    When I was little, I didn't understand why I was treated poorly, I didn't understand why I couldn't have an ounce of freedom, and I couldn't understand why nobody understood me...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I am 19 living in Paris... Since my childhood, I always asked myself what is my purpose on this planet. When I grew older enough (to think about more complicated things), I've...
    reddragon93 reddragon93 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I learned a lot about myself through drugs.
    leanr15 leanr15 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Over this week-end something strange happened. I found myself overly sensitive, rather too emotional , and mostly reminiscing on a part of my life that has left me with nothing but...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 13 Responses 2 days ago

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    I learned a lot about myself and more about life through drugs.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    One of my biggest problems I've been having for who knows how long. My friends are always the ones to come to me seeking advice for various things. Since I like helping my friends...
    Ominousity Ominousity 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    French,that's one of the main ones id like to learn. I know a little bit from learning some in school a long time ago and from getting audio books at the library,but Ive forgotten...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I truly believe we have to learn from tough, painful problems, issues and circumstances so we will be able to help people who go through the same ones after us.
    ShesSpiritual35 ShesSpiritual35 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love writing. I've been writing stories since I learned the alphabet. But my ADD and over active imagination always seem to keep me from finishing a story before I'm coming up...
    KellerKing13 KellerKing13 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    sometimes I pick the wrong person to trust. the last guy I was in a relationship with didn't actually want me he wanted what he expected me to give him in the future. luckily i...
    aarinxg aarinxg 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    As a child I watched my father beat, cheat, and belittle my mother. They got married younger because she was pregnant with me. They fought everyday until she finally left him. She...
    ladycherie97 ladycherie97 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    It was actually on Monday, June 29th, that I learned of two deaths. One was a member of the Army Reserve unit that I belonged to prior to retirement. I had worked for this man and...
    aldnaz aldnaz 46-50, M 9 Responses a week ago

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    I haven't had the worst upbringing, but I definitely did not have the "Leave it to Beaver" upbringing either, not by a long shot. I have had plenty of trials and tribulations...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I want to share an experience I had here on EP tonight and hopefully get some helpful insight. ...I began talking to someone here on EP who has some strong opinions and seemed...
    TheSundanceGal TheSundanceGal 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 29

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    if i die... idk how many regrets i have...been insane half of my life always wandering, morbid self destructive curiosities what i remember is...i lived in moments..in which i...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M Jun 28

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    Hi friends, For me, astral projection was the secret that changed everything. I could no longer deny that there was a reality far greater than i could image, just beyond this...
    josephkenneth josephkenneth 36-40, T Jun 28

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    The title says it all. I was raised to love people I'm very close to, family and friends. Growing up with big families some people say you can learn a lot about yourself. But for...
    TotalX TotalX 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I fell deeply in love with a guy and for a while we seemed imperfectly perfect. He did everything for me and I did everything for him. Honestly I'm still love with him I will...
    Issaaa Issaaa 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    When i was younger i had already seen myself the way i wanted to become. If i wanted to be brave id become braver. If i wanted to be athletic id excercise more. If wanted to learn...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Jun 25

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    And indeed I'm still learning. I've had my eyes opened to a lot of things and I've had a lot to ponder about too. I've learned who l am and mostly accepted myself for who l am. I...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I can't say I wish to learn it, for I have been learning it for the past two years. I can consider myself a freerunner. At least one at an intermediate level that has mastered...
    UnbrokenGuardianDragon UnbrokenGuardianDragon 18-21, M Jun 24

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    cut that vein that breeds the disease inside the one pushing you to the path of suicide infected blood, making you die inside shatter the illusion get rid of that self...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M Jun 23

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    You never imagine at 21 that you are half way through your life do you. 42 is too young, it's not fair.
    Littlemissshy25 Littlemissshy25 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    My Journey into the World of On-line Corset Shopping: I recently had a conversation with one of my friends here on EP about corsets. I thought it would be cute to find one or two...
    bens4200 bens4200 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    Moments, covering a whole life by a bride's train, remembering the intimacy and soft thoughts of being happy, capturing the greatness of closeness; Moments when eyes look into the...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I say you are certain, then try to find the denotative form to define, yet all that is written in many dictionaries is without error, proven by evidence, something true, so I need...
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    Thunder Don't admire me my words, Because most were born from pains; As a child in words I'd shelter, When I heard thunder before life's rains And with the onslaught of a...
    squizz5 squizz5 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    I have always had a want to learn new things. I believe their is always room for more knowledge and skills. But I never had a chance to until recently. About 5 years ago I started...
    orchidangel orchidangel 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I've been thinking alot lately about how I got to this point in my life. 2012 was my year to change everything. accepted into uni. moved in to halls. dealing with splitting up with...
    sammyjo963 sammyjo963 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 20

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    Making Learning More Interesting I am sure there is a lot of scope, out there, for German speakers to make learning packages more fun for students. If I am amused or otherwise...
    borrioboola borrioboola 51-55, M Jun 20

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    After going through so much, I understand that not a single thought, not a single tear is worth it... you just gotta let go... sooner the better
    RaZorr RaZorr 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    This convo makes you think twice about Life! Me: God, can I ask you a question? God: Sure! Me: Promise you won’t get mad? God: I promise! Me: Why did you let so much stuff...
    blueboyblue blueboyblue 22-25, M Jun 19

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    a little shadow of hope and here we go again cursing at our past, yesterdays like they never existed happy today..on futures we're all fixated creating noise...making...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M Jun 18

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    I have been married for 12 1/2 years to my husband. We have been through a lot of trials and tribulations during our marriage. He was a combat medic, did 2 tours, but came back...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 18

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    I found something quite funny, The fact of 'Learning'. Allot of people shrug it off, especially at my age or around my age, due to learning for them, It comes from Highschool...
    Traveller96 Traveller96 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    Very true. You cannot understand something unless you've experienced it first in some way, then you truly have learned gained wisdom!