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I Listen to What Others Have to Say

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 129 People

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    If there's ever a situation going down I like to know what everyone or that person has to think or say, I want to listen. I seem to be very good listener.. or reader and want to help.
    Marowit Marowit 22-25, F Jan 5, 2009

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    Sometimes

    Whether I listen or not depends on who's talking and what they're saying.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Nov 14, 2011

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    Fall Asleep?!

    I've heard people tell me to "pretend to fall asleep" when people start going off on longer stories. Seriously? You can't give up those few minutes of your life to make a person feel accepted... and you pretend they bored you to SLEEP to get out of it?! LAME. Everyone has a...
    pickledcookie pickledcookie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2010

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    I'm A Great Listener...

    I was never a talkative person. I'm always better at listening to what people have to say. I take what they say, think about it, and try and help them with whatever their talking about. I just don't like listening to boring people.
    Val3ntine Val3ntine 18-21, F Dec 7, 2010

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    Wisdom

    you can find great wisdom just by closing your mouth and listening.to the stories of the old,the games little ones play.or just what a freind needs to say.lend them your ears and you will find a whole new perspective on life.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Mar 14, 2009

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    Out Of Respect

    When I began to practice my principle of listening to others' stories it was because I felt in hopes that someone would some day listen to my stories just as intentfully. But the world is doomed and no such things happen. I still listen out of habit and general respect.  I find...
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX 18-21, F Dec 23, 2012

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    I think I'm slowly learning to care less about what others think of me. All of my life I've cared so much about what others thought of me and it would make me choose something...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 14

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    I LIKE TO SIT OUTSIDE WATCH THE STARS FLY BY. I LIKE TO DRINK A BOTTLE OF WINE AND PRETEND THERES NO SUCH THING AS TIME. I LIKE TO SMOKE CIGARETTES AND LIVE LIFE WITH NO REGRETS. I...
    xxbrokenlinkxx xxbrokenlinkxx 22-25, M Dec 27, 2014

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    When you get to a certain point and look back and see one mistake after another and so very few right turns, you can't help but think of what might have been if you'd stayed true...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Jan 5

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    Im always blaming myself for things that go wrong. For the first time in my life I just want to simply allow myself the freedom to feel. I am afraid. Yes, I aminsecure. but these...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Jan 1

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    I'm still hurting..... but does anyone really care? They don't really say anything. Just stare.
    Princessinmind Princessinmind 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I feel like some people don’t realize it… but it’s really hard to just be yourself. Everyday you wake up and expect to think the same way, do the same exact things, the same...
    behindthesegemineyes behindthesegemineyes 18-21, F Jan 1

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    You can think I'm crazy well cuase I am you can think I'm weird which I also am you can think whatever you want about me but I'm happier being my own person not trying to be...
    Mal33ha123 Mal33ha123 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    its cold and dark i dont know what too do i lost u i love u once now i lost you too the dark i hurt once more i cant find someone too share the pain with...
    josh5294 josh5294 18-21, M Jan 15

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    I feel really pissed that my parents are trying to push me on becoming a doctor or an engineer. You know what? I dont want to spend the next few years of my life trying to figure...
    lifeiswhatthef lifeiswhatthef 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    don't want to have to change who I am for other peoples needs
    gdsun7 gdsun7 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I WOULD RATHER ENJOY SEEING MY WIFE HAVE SEX WITH ONE OF MY MALE FRIENDS THAN HAVE SEX WITH HER MYSELF . sHE WILL NOT TELL ME WHAT TYPE OF SEX SHE ENJOYS, SHE JUST COMPLAINS HOW...
    anthony2001 anthony2001 61-65, M Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm back , haven't been on for awhile . I broke up with my boyfriend cause he was tryna make me someone I ain't . And I love myself so I won't let anyone change me
    Nadss1 Nadss1 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    It hit me so hard last night and this morning. I know I will never be able to overcome my shyness/nervousness. I haven’t had not even one friend in going on seven years I haven...
    MadDog21 MadDog21 31-35, M Jan 10

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    Back in April I wanted to take my life, thank god I didn't. But I always wonder what the life of my family and friends would be like if I did. But thankfully I no longer want to...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F Jan 5

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    In most ways I have a better life than all of my ancestors. I try not to take things for granted, yet I struggle to be satisfied with my life. Perhaps that is my problem, I worry...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I really don't I love my life for me and love the way I do . I don't hurt anyone and that's all good !!
    Saras905 Saras905 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    In the long run, it's better to be loathed for who you are than loved for who you are not. Un fact , the only relationships that work well in the long run are the ones that make...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Your age doesn't define your maturity. Your grades don't define your intellect. And rumors don't define who you are
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    hi im looking gf. anyone text me
    sarkaar1989 sarkaar1989 22-25, M Jan 17

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    Traceavery Traceavery 61-65, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    Forget it! I did this for years and it's soul destroying!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Where is the compassion for others? I've spent a while on and off reading various stories on here. The sadness and depression as a result of what others have endured or are...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    If you are stuck for a New Year’s resolution, you might take inspiration from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s (leader of the Anglican Church) message to the UK: http://www...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    Life is too short to worry about what others have to say or think about you. So, HAVE FUN :D and give them something to talk about. Everyday above ground is a great day. Don't...
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    Yes. People tend to "share" what others have told them in confidence. I've been burned before :( That's why I only "share" information that i don't mind people to know. The super...
    Platana2100 Platana2100 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I love you till today and there's no one who can endure that much of pain for your sake only... You have nothing to give me.. We both know that.. but see, I'm still waiting.. and...
    puertoriccan puertoriccan 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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    An Introduction To The ChampionAllow The People's Champion to introduce himself real quick:Hi there!You can call me The Champion.My team mates called me Shepherd. No. That's not my...
    YourChampionIsBack YourChampionIsBack 22-25 4 days ago

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    Christina Perri's Distance <3 The sun is filling up the room And I can hear you dreaming Do you feel the way I do right now? I wish we would just give up Cause the best part...
    akirayuuki akirayuuki 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Hi, all. I don't have a PA mother but I DO HAVE a PA Father. Wow! The devil IS a liar. Reading these posts gives me a sense of relief that I'm not overreacting, but simply...
    RWilson77 RWilson77 51-55 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I'm warning you now that my experience is a book... I'm sharing because I want those who may be going through this right now to know that only one thing will make the relationship...
    DaylightDancer DaylightDancer 18-21, F 56 mins ago

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    Simply put, this is my absolute favorite poem of all time. I used to feel as if I could relate to it like no other, until my oldest daughter turned 15 and said how She related to...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I no longer care what others think about me. This is who I am, I am who I am and I will NOT change for anyone. I know I am different than other people. I am in my own world. I...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Jan 15

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    It's the hardest thing to explain to someone (I'm what they call more of an "associator" than an actual visual experiencer -- I see colors with musical notes, but it's like they're...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Showing respect towards others is always important to me. But having respect for yourself is more important. If you don't have self respect, or lack of it, how are you going to...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have kept one since 1990. Back then I had so much going on and so much to write about, but so little time because I was married, raising 4 young kids, working full time and...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I love Sam Smith's song Stay with Me...He's a talented artist and provides a lot to think about...perhaps we have all at one time or another felt what he expresses...In part, it...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I am such a people pleaser. When I do say no on the phone, text, or in person, I would feel extremely guilty and make it such a big deal and apologize. I would explain to them why...
    SleepyRose22 SleepyRose22 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Say It I never wanted nobody Coz all I want is you Even when the promises You made you broke just yesterday I still love you, I still love you Chorus: Say what you want Say what...
    zoiera zoiera 26-30, F a week ago

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    This year 2014! I want to do something different this year instead of new years resolutions I'm doing past year reflections as I notice this years resolutions i didn't even met...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    First: My roommate I'm not sure if she really likes me over winter break she texted me Merry Christmas and Happy New Year but sometimes things are awkward when were in school. She...
    aly125 aly125 18-21, F Jan 2

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