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I Learned a Lesson From My Childhood Scars

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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 1 Response Apr 2, 2014

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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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    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 3 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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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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    They cover my forearms, which I have put tattoos over to cover some of the scars. Not all the scars on my forearms are from me, such as an eraser burn scar (although I have given...
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    I leaned my lesson my puss* is sore from masters punishment
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    A little thing I learned over the past few years... I would like to remind you all that scars can be a beautiful thing. They show people that you know what it's like to hurt.. but...
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    I think everyone, even if they seem like a bad person, has some great lesson they have learned and can teach you. :) my old best friend and I had so many fights, but she's taught...
    fawnathewolf fawnathewolf 13-15, F Apr 24

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    the scars I have in me..... my mother beat me ... i remember if I chewed wrong or coughed wrong she would hit me... I still flinch to this day if someone raise their hand to fast...
    Sinzi Sinzi 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    My little sister crying because she saw that I had scars on my wrists too.
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    I'm now in therapy and I shared that I do maladaptive daydreaming. I learned that it is a coping mechanism I acquired related to childhood issues I had. Did you all know this is a...
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    Everyone talks about depression as if they know it. But what they don’t know is that depression is a hooded figure standing just outside of a wooden doorway, it’s feeling...
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    I actually wanted to share this very personal message to everyone with self-harm scars... This isn't anything to prevent you to get more or anything like that, but it's a haunting...
    HighEndofYourLow HighEndofYourLow 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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    never drink alchol in broad day! i learned this today what about u?
    leaalice leaalice 36-40, F 2 Responses May 5

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    Ok so, some scars are literally just from a mosquito bite or something small like that from when i was younger, but i have a few, on my arms that are from when i self harmed, i...
    pizzaandmusicarebae pizzaandmusicarebae 22-25, F May 5

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    its weird but i find scars totally attractive and if a girl is still cutting and she gets pleasure from it its irresistible ,i swear but my favorite thing is to have the trust of...
    chaspowell chaspowell 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 24

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    I'm really getting anxiety over my driving lessons. I'm 17 and had my permit for 2 years and finally started driving lessons. I have 7 lessons and I just finished my 4th! But today...
    hopeliz hopeliz 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    have childhood heroes LoverOfPeace had a great post as always. EP Link This specific one shared music. The guy singing had a very deep voice. Her point: - Fun Fact: Studies...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M May 6

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    I got very angry with myself and cut my legs with a box cutter.It was really sharp,I just touched my leg with it and it started to bleed a lot.Now there is lot of scars.I hate...
    ughjustfiveminutesmore ughjustfiveminutesmore 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    I have been playing guitar since I was 15 years old, but I never had a lesson, so I don't know anything about the theory behind it, and I don't know how to play scales or anything...
    sorceroussymbiote sorceroussymbiote 26-30, M May 1

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    I used to self harm but I don't anymore. I have scars that I am so insecure about. I'm starting to wear shorts again and when people ask I tell them I was in a four wheeling...
    AttachmentIssues AttachmentIssues 16-17, F 2 Responses May 3

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    my entire left arm is riddled in various scars that I caused except for maybe two. funny thing is I completely forgot about them.
    Cosmicmutt Cosmicmutt 18-21, M May 3

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    Scars are beautiful. They show you who is strong and brave enough to stay On this fu#ked up place called life.
    K33024W K33024W 13-15 May 9

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    Yeah I do. It tells stories behind it. I have scars of my own so yep. Got two more to join the collection
    TheKDoomsday TheKDoomsday 16-17, F 1 Response May 12

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    I've got keloid scars on my chest and shoulders and their super embarrassing I've let them control my life I'm 25 now how do I overcome this and try and get into a relqtionship? I...
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    i think scars and cuts makes you a better person
    DontKnow2013 DontKnow2013 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've learned that good people do exist. They help us and heal us. And care for us. I learned that I'm not alone in this world and there are people like me. They've problems like me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 3

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    What can I say? Just the usual suspect, the bullies, the picking on, the anguish you want to do something but you couldn't? I suppose I beat myself up every now and than. Sometimes...
    Cudd1efish Cudd1efish 26-30, M 1 Response May 4

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    i have honestly been suffering from depression and anxiety since i was 4. horrible i know. i grew up at 7, i was forced. i never got to be kid. i was discussing budgets and bills...
    butterflykisses11 butterflykisses11 16-17, F 1 Response May 6

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    The first time I was born I was a part of a race called the Coloric. I grew up and learned the trade of a healer. When I turned 14 I was tested for Mana (magickal) ability, and...
    MargoSkylar MargoSkylar 13-15, F Apr 25

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    Well yeah I have that one that goes from my balls to mah bellybutton from that time I fell off that cliff in the brucecock desert well I got kicked off I guess ... I guy can't...
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