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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 18-21, F Apr 2

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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 5 Responses May 26, 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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    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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    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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    When I opened myself to learn hypnosis I experienced several things on my journey. I'm not sure if its a combined learning from other changes in my life that were happening at the...
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    A few things I've learned from watching 24 on Netflix. 1: If Jack Bauer says something like " I'll protect you, you have my words. " You need to run the other direction screaming...
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    I mean i guess you learn something from every single person you share your life with, even if you learn with the hard way. I learned that i have to love myself and i deserve a...
    FunnyEnglish FunnyEnglish 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    I learned that my first "love" really wasn't my first love at all. Our relationship was a lost cause that ended with heartbreak. I don't blame him for hurting me. I only blame...
    emmerrzz emmerrzz 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I learned if they lie once, give them a second chance. If they lie twice, be worried but give them another chance. If they lie CONSTANTLY you need to know you're better than that...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I have just watched this film,Silent House and it really triggered a lot of bad memories.Like a lot of them for all of that dont know i have been abused as a child by my...
    SammyLautner SammyLautner 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Well 4 years, planned and all. Now she cheated on me.. Kissed another guy got so scared came back to me quiet. Lied to me to meet him again... Kept quiet.. Came back to me again...
    lusicqued lusicqued 18-21 Apr 12

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    They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again, and expecting a different result. The problem most people have is that they know they need...
    Silenthawk Silenthawk 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Be a participant in life, not an observer. Many people, when they realize how big the world is become like King Solomon, who lamented that 'there is nothing new under the sun'. If...
    Silenthawk Silenthawk 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstine
    DP13sDAD DP13sDAD 31-35, M Apr 5

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    That sometimes your first love ends up being the one you didn't realise was your first love at the time and you wasted so much time and opportunity and now you know you will never...
    lilykyra lilykyra 26-30, F Mar 22

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    i loss my new love she is so cute but she she new bf I'm so sad
    mohamed7204 mohamed7204 26-30, M Mar 25

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    Sex , especially the first time, creates an intense emotional and lingering bond. it can leave you bonded to someone who is painfully unsuitable. Sex is not necessarily love...
    jurispree jurispree 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Not to trust so easily and not to fall so hard. I regret kissing him so hard with my eyes shut so tight.
    browneyedgirl10 browneyedgirl10 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 12

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    i learned a lesson not to focus my time , emotions ,energy in to a person who doesnt even care if i am alive or dead. i will never express my love from now to any person unless...
    lifetriangle lifetriangle 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I've learned so many lessons in my life growing up , especially throughout my Love life and as a teenager ; but the most important lesson that i learned is exactly this . Never...
    EmberWazowski EmberWazowski 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I wish I could have had someone to hug me and tell me everything was gonna be all right as I got older, but instead I suffered thinking the scars inside would never heal. Now I...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F Mar 30

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    The sky was milky gray and the ocean was fierce. The light dappled through the clouds. He stood in a circle of four other friends, skateboard underfoot and as aloof as the azure...
    streck32 streck32 26-30, F Apr 5

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    I think lessons are really learned and understood better when you make a mistake and feel its full consequences. If you get away with bad things you learn nothing. If you feel and...
    SmashedUpSanity SmashedUpSanity 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Girl: *crys out* oww!! daddy I stubbed my toe! Father: Bite your finger until you forget about your toe, Girl: *bites down on her finger* I works! Father: Because, Your distracting...
    TooYoungToFeelOld TooYoungToFeelOld 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I have very few regrets if any about my life. I don't live with a could of should have attitude. While I'm not exactly proud of some of the things I've done I don't wish I would...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45 1 Response Apr 10

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    We must hurt in order to grow, fail in order to know, and lose in order to gain. Because some lessons in life, are best learned through pain.
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have a heart surgery scar, gunshot wound, a stab wound, a slice wound, scars from torn skin from fights and I have scars from my 16 years of cutting.
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M Apr 9

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    I learned to open my mouth and ask for what I want/need so there is no confusion.
    Addictivethickness Addictivethickness 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Nowhere To Run-I was a naturally outgoing and straightforward child, but isolation was imposed on me by my adopted parents to keep what went on behind closed doors secret. I can...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love my mom and my grandma but growing up was sometimes really hard for me. I remember waking up in the middle of the night when I was really little so i could bury my head under...
    bsmirror bsmirror 22-25, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I can go from being in a rare good mood to hating myself again just by seeing my scars. It just makes me want to cut myself again. I stopped cutting on my arms and starting...
    anon1995 anon1995 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Your scars are proof that God heals. I posted this under a different experience but think it fits here as well. Scars remind us where we've been.
    bzylady bzylady 36-40, F Mar 23

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    I hate my self harm scars. Being a guy, I almost feel inferior, or like a total screw up around my friends when they see them. I hate the uncomfortable questions I get about the 10...
    HiImDash HiImDash 26-30, M Mar 27

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    I have far too many scars that I've ruined myself and my body. I'll never be able to wear short-sleeved shirts ever again. or shorts, skirts or even dresses! What am I doing to...
    InMemoryOfMe InMemoryOfMe 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I just hate my scars so much but it's moments like this where I feel sick with anger and self-mutilating is the only way to release these feelings. I wish my parents would just...
    completedisgrace completedisgrace 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    i still watch the cartoons that i watched in my childhood as i had a very awesome childhood . It just brings joy to me and i have nice dreams about playing with my friends . I don...
    manan98k manan98k 13-15, M Apr 11

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    i still watch the cartoons that i watched in my childhood as i had a very awesome childhood . It just brings joy to me and i have nice dreams about playing with my friends . I don...
    manan98k manan98k 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    i still watch the cartoons that i watched in my childhood as i had a very awesome childhood . It just brings joy to me and i have nice dreams about playing with my friends . I don...
    manan98k manan98k 13-15, M Apr 11

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    I often act like I am really rugged and tuff, unless I am with my son I can't fake tuff infront of him I just melt with love.... But to the rest of the world I come off as a...
    funsnowgal funsnowgal 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I dont have many scars, but the point is that I do in fact have them. All of them are self inflicted. I am currently nearly done with sophmore year, thank god! Its not that I dont...
    Livefree12 Livefree12 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have came to complete acceptance that depression will likely always be apart of me., a piece of me I carry through my days here as an earthling . This is not me saying, hey I...
    Allissaxxx Allissaxxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I have scars on my wrists, arms, upper arms, chest, and thighs. Everyone I know has only seen the ones on my wrists. A lot of my friends were shocked to find these there. "But you...
    flinm flinm 13-15, M Apr 2

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    I have scars on my body from when i was beaten and attacked 2 months ago.
    wallflower365 wallflower365 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I have stopped self harming for sometime now but im left with these horrible scars. I hate them because i see them and i think how horrible..how ugly and disgusting... i was hoping...
    NefelibataAggression NefelibataAggression 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I have read so many sad and disturbing histories on here, it seems almost normal now to have been abused, misused and traumatised in childhood and beyond. I am lucky. I had a nice...
    Gladez Gladez 36-40, F Mar 24

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    As far as I can go through my childhood memories I can remember the first one… just feeling… fear. My childhood was full of it. Scared of dark, of sleeping in my own bed, of...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F Apr 11

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    I've got a childhood friend mark we were the best he used to defend me when his sister hit me we took care of each other, once i have got a little brain problem in maths mum...
    Yasmin9 Yasmin9 13-15, F Mar 28

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    I hate my self harm scars. I can't wear any shorts that I used to. They aren't so big or so many of them. But their all white and I don't know what to do. I don't want to tell my...
    anetteton anetteton 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I hate my self harm scars. I can't wear any shorts that I used to. They aren't so big or so many of them. But their all white and I don't know what to do. I don't want to tell my...
    anetteton anetteton 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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