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I Learned That You Cant Expect Much From People

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    Expectations Lead To Dissapointments.

    I will never forget two people in my life I expected so much from, and ended up so dissapointed .. More like feeling like sh** I should say. An x bestfriend and an x boyfriend! I am much smarter and stonger now thanks to them. And although I want to curse then out everyday I face...
    armygf1231 armygf1231 18-21, F Jan 16, 2013

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    Lettin Go

    IF SOMEONE IS GOING ACROSS THE WORLD YOU CANT EXPECT MUCH FROM THEM. MY BROTHER LEAVES AT THE END OF THE MTH FOR THE ARMY. I REALLY DONT WANT HIM TO GO. HE HAS BEEN MY ACE AND MY BACK BONE, MY SHOULDER TO CRY  ON AND MY BESTFRIEND SINCE I POPPED OUT. AND NOW HE'S LEAVING ME...
    blessedNstrong07 blessedNstrong07 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2007

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    Secrets Are Told

    Me and my friend are BFFs for like 7 years and so its only naturally, that I told him some secrets that I have and so did he. Now he's going to a different school and hangs out with students, who are older than we are. But that doesnt bother me. We see each other at least every...
    MichaelN MichaelN 16-17 1 Response Dec 17, 2008

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    Worthless, Worthless, Worthless.

    I have learned that worse than "not expecting much" I can expect nothing or something not good from the husband. I have learned that I can't depend or rely on him for anything at all. The thing that stays most in my memory is the time I was literally in shock from the loss of a...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F May 7, 2011

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    Simple Theory!

    The more you EXPECTThe more you REGRET!Simple as that!
    Michhhhnat Michhhhnat 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2011

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    This is a true story of what happened to Greg Zaffuto. I have just experienced much the same and do not want this to happen to you, so I am sharing the following. I apologize for...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Hey everyone, it's my first time posting, so I will keep it short. It's also 3:45 am. I wanted to talk about my sociopathic, violent brother. This guy lied and told us in great...
    LiftedCurse LiftedCurse 31-35, M 21 hrs ago

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    I'm 14 but I feel like my childhood ended when I was 11. That was when I started to really worry about issues in the world. I became good at writing really dark poems about...
    PrincessFrankie PrincessFrankie 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I will never be perfect and I don't want people to expect perfection from me. Everyone makes mistakes and I know I have made a lot of them in...
    youngandenergetic youngandenergetic 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I cant find humanity in this world .Where is humanity where did it disappear ?Those people that are dying because of the war what is their fault .Humanity is hidden and someone has...
    Senaya Senaya 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    My generation focuses too much into the temporary things, and leave out the ones which could have possibly brought about good changes. I don't blame others for doing that, though...
    eleaaaanor eleaaaanor 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I think I had to grow up pretty quickly. Now I feel like a 30 year old in a 21 year olds body
    MilaDaniels MilaDaniels 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well, I'm not quite sure how to explain this one. Whenever I hear someone yelling in anger or arguing with someone, I start to freak out. I'm not sure why it started now, but I...
    FallenAngel519 FallenAngel519 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    My dad in particular... That sick, sick man ruined my life, I became so desperate to have a father I would pay him my own money that I made working to keep him happy. I bought him...
    xXverlorenXx xXverlorenXx 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have always thought I was a person who can only hold back and be nervous and not have a nice time, as is still the case with people my age... but then I met some kind and...
    DutchieVera DutchieVera 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    [x]Smoked A Cigarette [x] Smoked A Cigar [x] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [x] Are / Been In Love [x] Dumped someone [] Been Fired [x] Been In A Fist Fight [x] Had A Crush On An...
    xxladyjadedxx xxladyjadedxx 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have a son who recently turned 7 from what information I have gathered. I chose to stay out of his life because he is better off not knowing me. I'm not saying that to be...
    IbexIbanez IbexIbanez 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    boring girls worthless instant turn offs rude behavior no body wants a bi.t.ch at least i dont want that a girl worth my time = sweet judging me without knowing if i am...
    lostpagesofM lostpagesofM 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Hi everyone and welcome... to my crystal lair. Haha :) Before you message or add me please consider this: 1. I am here to vent in the environment that is ultimately non...
    AmethystCluster AmethystCluster 26-30, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    absolutely despise it. For example i was grocery shopping at Walmart, and when I was checking out and paying for my groceries, the cashier saw the lunchables I purchased for my...
    moonlightflower moonlightflower 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I am constantly picking up after other peoples dogs. I can't even walk my dog on the grass anymore here at the apartment community. It is filled with dog ****. I have told the...
    Sable25 Sable25 22-25 5 days ago

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    I was reading on Reddit.com responses from people who don't answer email or text messages and why they don't. I had no idea that so many people have an anxiety about that. In a...
    justbeit justbeit 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    a long time ago I used to be social and like people from like the 90s until like 2002 but then I became depressed and really shy and mentally ill and around 02 all my friends just...
    chexmixgod86 chexmixgod86 26-30, M a week ago

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    When I first joined EP I was sort of skeptical about this site and I thought this site is going to be lame. But, the more I've been on here the more I've learned. Like about the...
    BlueCookieMonster BlueCookieMonster 22-25, M a week ago

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    Even with my friends, who I knew for over 10 years, I just don't click...everyone has the same intrestes and dreams..everyone acts the same and normal..I always wondered what are...
    zkaka3000 zkaka3000 18-21 1 Response a week ago

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    People have mentioned this to me before! I work in a very sociable environment. Part of what I do is to try and make clients and colleagues feel valued, and listened to. Understood...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 30

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    So I saw something on listchallenges site where you mark what bakery food you've tried and I was surprised about some food a fair few people hadn't tried. This would be because, as...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F Jan 29

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    Here's how to spot it!1. You feel on-edge around this person, but you still want them to like you. You find yourself writing off most of their questionable behavior as accidental...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I hate myself because of how withdrawn I am.
    Nero7universe Nero7universe 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    If you are not a believer that is fine but please don't spread negativity... I made this post since its been on my mind for a while. I am actively seeking a church where I can grow...
    iamnikki iamnikki 22-25, F Jan 24

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    Harming yourself is the worst choice. Why? Because you don't end pain like that, NOR deal with it like that. Pain is there for a reason. We learn from it. It's life telling us...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F Jan 23

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    When someone expects you to be someone you're not. - Don’t change who you are for anyone else. It’s wiser to lose someone over being who you are, than to keep them by being...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I wish there was a person I could talk to about things. Take my gf. I should be able to talk to her right? Following my own rules if I can't then there's an issue. But the issue...
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    People are funny, rude, bad, erotic, happy, sad, nervous, stressed, and at their limits. Do you realize how much you can learn from just observing people? It's incredible. If you...
    TxDDom TxDDom 46-50, M 7 Responses Jan 23

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    Stuff you often hear from acquaintances you bump into in Macau, my childhood hometown and current location (after being away in Portugal many years): "Waaah, haven't seen much of...
    MarcieRachelFCC MarcieRachelFCC 26-30, F Jan 21

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    its funny that most people find it hard to believe that am 20 and that my sister looks is 4 years younger than me lol she is even much taller than me am only 5'4.5 too bad I cant...
    prettykatey prettykatey 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I've always thought it was silly how people criticized athletes, entertainers, or actor/actresses for making too much money, or comparing them to soldiers, teachers, or police...
    brownowleyes brownowleyes 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I found myself saying this to someone yesterday: "You can't help those who don't want to help themselves." You have to be ready to cut things off once they start hurting you with...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    It's just that my experiences with these people have been nothing short of so unbelievably painful.
    Vampyre76 Vampyre76 36-40, F Jan 19

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    I'm in love with Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy. Is that weird? Everyone says it is. I don't think it is. The only problem is I can't ever be with him. After all, he...
    Olive4Rocket Olive4Rocket 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 18

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