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I Learned a Lesson From My Childhood Scars

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    All of My Scars Tell a Story

    All of my scars tell a story. I'm speaking if the physical ones. The emotional ones are well healed. When I was two, my mother purchased an electric churn. She showed it to me and told me to never ever put my fingers in the holes on the lid, because it would cut them off. As...
    marthajeff1 marthajeff1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    Learning A Valuable Lesson

    When things go wrong, people love to say that it doesn't matter because at least you've learned a valuable lesson in life. To be honest there are many lessons about human nature that I wish I had never learned. Am I the only one to feel that way? Are all lessons good ones? I don...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Aug 24, 2012

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    My Childhood Scars Makes Me Strong And Courageous.

    My childhood was tramantic as an adopted child of convenience.Never experience parental love expect wondering why i was different from other children.My physical,mental and emotional torment of child abuse includes rape at 12 yrs and baby aborted through unnatural means...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 4 Responses May 26, 2010

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    I've always been insightful,

    having spent much of my youth chronically trapped in my overly analytic mind. Through the years I began to manifest this introspective process outwards, analyzing others through their language, both spoken and unspoken. It's amazing the things you can notice in people when you...
    danii92 danii92 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2014

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    Learning A Valuable Lesson

    When things go wrong, people love to say that it doesn't matter because at least you've learned a valuable lesson in life. To be honest there are many lessons about human nature that I wish I had never learned. Am I the only one to feel that way? Are all lessons good ones? I don...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Aug 24, 2012

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    32nd Story-i Am Who I Am Because Of My Childhood Scars....

    I am who i am because i draw strength and courage to fight on.My scars were terrible.They almost ruined me and almost died.I would not have arrived to who i am now.My scars are healed now and i am well and happy.Only through our sheer drive and determination then we can come out...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    Everything seemed simple back then, I was happy I lived at my grandparents house with my mother. Honestly if it weren't for my grandparents, I never would be close to guessing what...
    Jaylaska Jaylaska 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    We love than loss him or her.But i have learned that someone wait for me or us.One man/women is made for me or us.So than why we rum for love.One day love will come.
    haquemasum02 haquemasum02 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    I miss some of my childhood but most of it was very unhappy because I came from an abusive home. But I do miss mostly being ten-14 because that was when I got a little bit more...
    BunheadSalamander BunheadSalamander 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I awoke Sunday morning, in the bed of my hotel room, magnificent hues of the sunrise- pink, purple, peach, and gold, streaming through the open curtains, welcoming me to another...
    badassgirrrl badassgirrrl 41-45, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I remember the pain I felt from not having a man in my life that I could call my father. I was jealous of the other boys who had fathers that took them to little league or camping...
    bigmac2xk bigmac2xk 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have literal scars on my body. Whenever my Dad gets pissed, he takes it out verbally on the rest of his family. Throws things, breaks them. Punched a hole in a wall, twice. I...
    Arkiex Arkiex 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I normally walk outside barefoot and of the 16 years I've lived on this planet, I've never once been stung by a bee until last week when I stepped on a bee by accident. I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Not looking for sympathy or pity. This is just my story. When my oldest boy was 8 I went through a very hard time emotionally. I didn't understand what was going on. Crying for...
    bigmac2xk bigmac2xk 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I'm still trying to figure out how to cope with not having a father in my life. I have 3 older siblings, the oldest being 25. My father left when I was almost 2 years old. And...
    alittleloveandsunshine alittleloveandsunshine 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yeah I've learned lessons and I'm still learning some, it's life and I will gladly admit that I have flaws but then again everyone has flaws
    Theguyhere Theguyhere 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    And maybe the most important lesson is that there are very, very few absolutes or certainties when it comes human nature. In fact, I'm almost never surprised anymore by what we do...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 6 days ago

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    I'm fourteen years old and a freshman in high school. I'm about 200 pounds. I haven't been able to forgive my mom for initially causing my weight. However, the truth is, obesity...
    EndTheFatKid EndTheFatKid 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Here's a couple of things I learned this year: 1) The only person you can depend on/trust is you. 2) Pay attention to those who aren't happy in your time of success 3) Never...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    it's really the worst feeling when I'm laying alone in bed and I feel my body , but instead of feeling the smoothness of skin I feel the bumps of my scars . I think about what made...
    weakandalone weakandalone 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    The difference between school and life, School teaches you lessons and gives you tests, Life gives you tests and then you learn the lessons!
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    I have one scar from a knife accident on my left thumb. I was supposed to get stitches but the band aid station wouldnt do it because it has been over 24 hours. I have a few cuts...
    ForgedFromFire ForgedFromFire 16-17, M Aug 18

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    Don't u ever look at your scars or cuts as remember what cause it? I did.. Many times over
    Soullessangel16 Soullessangel16 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I was born with great talent, I learned to fix computers when I was a kid, excelled at martial arts and video games, slept in classes and got good grades anyway, could always see...
    anon8369 anon8369 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    They are there to remind me of who i was. A loving child, robbed, forced into atrocities, that i no longer pity myself for. For all the blood i had to draw on myself to realize who...
    krowbar krowbar 22-25, M Aug 16

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    My MN mother abused my cats to assert her power over me & to feed off my pain, helplessness and terror. I always felt so guilty that I couldn't protect them from her that I never...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    My whole childhood is built on drugs, mothering my sister, being the one to make sure everything's okay, and being the strong one. Memories of my childhood aren't all bad. I have...
    Flower124 Flower124 18-21 Aug 16

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    I wrote all the mean words on my arm, over my scars. Somehow I feel better with the labels written on me.
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T Aug 15

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    It has been a long time since I have self harmed, all that is left is scars. Pale lines decorate my arm like stripes, from cuts, accompanied by horseshoe lighter burns. The scars...
    awakenstarchild awakenstarchild 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I have Joker scars inside my mouth from a crazy ex-boyfriend. They extend from the outside corners of my lips to the middle of my cheeks. If I hadn't left him, he had plans of...
    JulietteLilyhammer JulietteLilyhammer 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Just because someone wants to fix something for you does not mean you should allow them the chance to. I have wasted a week on a repair and still need to bring in professional...
    IPleadthe5th IPleadthe5th 41-45 4 Responses Aug 15

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    In fact, maybe TOO happy. I've never experienced abuse so I'll never understand what it's really like. Sure, my parents divorced, but I grew up with a loving mom and stepdad. I...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    im doin a netflix marathon of duckin Sao (Sword art online)!
    Brendan13 Brendan13 13-15, M Aug 14

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    I use to ask "why me?" a lot and I was very bitter! I had a horrible childhood and used that as an excuse as to why I was an unhappy adult! As I've gotten older, I see how all...
    moniekita1988 moniekita1988 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    All the people who are around me Seems like they are all on the road to success While I'm still depressed I learned to live with it I learned to accept what I am I learned...
    amrosi amrosi 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    My story is kinda long, but that's fine I guess. I have 2 older siblings and 2 younger siblings. Almost none of us are from the same mother and some of my siblings have other...
    Blah9055 Blah9055 18-21, F Aug 11

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    Mooooooo ( I'm with "bringmethemoon" :-)
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Aug 10

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