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I Listen to What Others Have to Say

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 129 People

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    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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    Your Thoughts and Opinions Matter to Me

    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 18-21, F Jan 5, 2009

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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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    It's One Way to Learn

     That way, you don't have to repeat their mistakes and suffer their consequences.  You learn a hot pan burns the hard way but how much easier it is to learn it without suffering the burn?  Sometimes, in life there is no other teacher than direct experience.  ...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M Mar 3, 2009

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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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    I really long for connection. Ache for a special friend. Seems what I thought would develop in time with the mister, just didn't. Guess I should hold on to hope.
    SiftingSentiment SiftingSentiment 51-55, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think we all come to this point that we don't care about what other think and say about us. The important thing is that you know who you are and even if you are lost in a bunch...
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup 16-17, F Sep 25

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    What I like about drinking is that after a few drinks I don't care about the critics. They say I drink too much, I eat too much, beer has too many calories, I shouldn't wear this...
    CatalinaVanilla CatalinaVanilla 26-30, F Sep 28

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    What I like about drinking is that after a few drinks I don't care about the critics. They say I drink too much, I eat too much, beer has too many calories, I shouldn't wear this...
    CatalinaVanilla CatalinaVanilla 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Earlier i was disrespected by a horrible EP member as was my boyfriend and this is all i have to say to that individual! Just because you have an opinion doesn't mean that i have...
    SophieeJordan SophieeJordan 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 29

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    So I've decided not to let anyone into my life anymore who makes me basically feel like ****. If you have to wonder if you're good enough for someone, cut them out. You are good...
    marleychick23 marleychick23 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    Clearly...it's obvious I want people to want to be near me and like my presence but I change my mind a lot + mood swings so I think they're better off without me. I'm...
    Quentine Quentine 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 25

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    I love to hear how other people think. We're all different and special in our own way, but we can all help each other through anything. Just let it out.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F Oct 1

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    Expecting & accepting are two sides of life.. Where expecting ends in tears, while accepting makes you cheer.. Accept life the way it comes...!!
    rajbj rajbj 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    Before we regret the little we had once was good and the better was best. Be thankful and happy
    Rightherenow Rightherenow 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Why should I apologize for the monster I've become... Nobody has ever apologized for making me this way...
    throwawaychild throwawaychild 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    Message me if you need a friend, i may not help but i'll listen whatever you have to say :)
    LovelyBitch1 LovelyBitch1 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm experiencing quite a bit of pain. I want to be loved honestly. Not that fake love that people use as a tool to get what they want from me. A love that haas no ends. A love that...
    Jaielll Jaielll 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I read a post this morning and it jogged my memory and I felt like sharing this story in hopes that it may inspire someone to go against the "grain" of social status and stick up...
    cici0307 cici0307 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 14

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    Pretty much sums it up What my family will do is that they will talk with me about something and they will decide what to door they could decide what to do without me present, and...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This is what led me to ep. I need someone to talk to and understand how I feel. To say I have no family wouldn't be true. I have a husband and five children, whom I love dearly. I...
    ktjade ktjade 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I do not typically enjoy small talk, but my listening skills paid off handsomely during my Social Work. Meeting with a vast array of personality disordered-types taught me a...
    JoeGogg JoeGogg 36-40, M 4 Responses Oct 8

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    "Distance" "Christina Perri" 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 is...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Oct 13

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    When you've allowed yourself to be healed by your will of the universe, you've acquired the tool of self mastery. You then have the power within you to help heal another. If we all...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    So, of course I'm sharing my personal stuff, and I am no fool - I know the deal, but I have an emotional side, and I'm feeling depressed, but I try to get past every day -one day...
    Mannpiences Mannpiences 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My family has always been open about being sexually active and they don't mind being naked around eachother or even being with eachother if you see what I'm saying
    collegebound1 collegebound1 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Seriously......I've had enough......I can't take any more of his stupid, lame excuses and attempts at guilting me. Am I the only one who sees the ridiculousness in this??? He...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 8 Responses Oct 5

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    I am sure many of you have leaned a plethora of life lessons, so I am not reinventing the wheel here, but I find it more curious that some people seem to inately know how to live...
    chatty1962 chatty1962 51-55, F Oct 6

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    Why is it that I love listening to others and helping others but when I'm looking for it in return noting gets returned?
    moeco moeco 22-25, F 21 Responses Oct 11

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    I've realized that you can't make others happy without making sure your happy first. That you have to care for your own pain before you care for someones pain. I mostly realized...
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    Hey is there anyone out there who will just listen to what I have to say and won't judge me for what I say or look at me any different I have kinda a lot to get off my chest
    FabulousYetiMan FabulousYetiMan 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    A wiseman once told me that wars are fought so that people are given the right and freedoms to change the outlook of the world. To embrace change and that people come together to...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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    Snatches of Conversation As I walk the streets of my city, I keep my writer’s ear open for snatches of conversation, heard in passing, and speculate on their context and their...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 17

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    I used to believe in soul mates. I used to crave a "romantic movie" type romance, but what I have learned from love is this: it is anything but the ideal picture that the media...
    PerspectiveDetective PerspectiveDetective 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My husband and I have been married for almost 5 years. The whole time even when we dated has been full of abusive ways. I am so lost by the fact that he doesn't exactly...
    Anyonehome Anyonehome 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    To be honest, this past month have been one of the hardest month in my short life. A couple weeks ago, my best friend called me and told me: Im thinking about suicide. I talked to...
    Amy107 Amy107 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I didn't have a perfect childhood. I know there are many like me that didn't. My childhood could have been worse, I'm sure. This is my story. I'll write it in parts because its...
    Guilty1982 Guilty1982 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I have always loved being around people and was always really sociable.. like literally the person who laughed the loudest, had the most fun and didn't care what others thought...
    minrevolution minrevolution 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    God began speaking to me five years ago and told me that a dearth was coming and that I should begin storing up extra water. First of all I didnt know what dearth meant so I looked...
    victoralways victoralways 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think I'm pretty good at giving advice and listening to what people have to say :)
    mattys1 mattys1 18-21, M Oct 3

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    I'm a good listener. I hear what you have to say and I would give you some advice if I can.
    Custos1 Custos1 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    You know my name, but not my story. I am strong, yet also weak. I am independent, yet also dependent. I am optimist, yet pessimist. I am many different things, which make me who I...
    SimplySecure SimplySecure 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Don't judge, its really hard, but just think about it before you do. I got judged so much, I am afraid of being myself, everyone thinks I am a lonely introvert, but the truth is, i...
    mariahluh mariahluh 51-55, T 3 days ago

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    So i have a new job where i must greet and talk to customers! this is too overwhelming for me, i am very shy, and it's not that i am always shy, i mean i can talk and talk for...
    TheTurtleDove TheTurtleDove 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    If I met myself......the world would break in half and the nine layers of hell would execute from another realm and the gate of Gahanna would burst open allowing the Demons and...
    turntechbiology turntechbiology 16-17, F Oct 15

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    Soo I just had a conversation with my mom about "what I wanna do." I have a book signing thing tonight and ill only