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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F Jan 5, 2009

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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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    Related Experiences

    Active listening an art form to get it right,,, remaining empathic, non judgemental, respectful and congruent.. just completed a course in mediation skills, made me think of how...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    You don't know what you have until it is gone. Do not wait until it's gone in order for you to realize you had something/someone wonderful, rather show your appreciation in as many...
    etuh etuh 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Well... I am kinda at the moment what others want me to be- nice, "normal", not self hurt, etc... But I only "let ppl think I'm ok, well kinda" cuz it's annoying and I don't want...
    JazLife21 JazLife21 13-15, F Oct 26

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    I don't care what others think. I am confident in myself and that is all i will ever need to be. If someone doesn't care for me that is their problem. Even if no one in the whole...
    wabbey wabbey 13-15 Nov 3

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    I USUALLY don't envy others for what they have. Not as a rule. Its not my nature. Except....except.....Jesus Christ! My kitchen is really getting on my nerves. It hasn't been...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    A good listener is someone who lets you talk, someone who doesn't try to make you feel better. They let you get out everything without offering advice. Unless asked for. A good...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Nov 1

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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 Oct 21

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    "rebelious","strong headed","impulsive","weirdo"...i've been called by these words my whole life,and in fact i am used to hearing people around me saying things that truely hurt me...
    ahlambensaga ahlambensaga 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    People expect me to be a good girl who respect elders and who gets good grade. ----but you know I am opposite I try my best on education but still gets bad grade. When my progress...
    Clobusan123 Clobusan123 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    Oh, say, can you see... That I am not listening? ;)
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I believe in being yourself. I no longer try to be what anyone wants me to be. I do not try to be what someone expects me to be and I will not try to change my behavior, looks or...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    I will not be someone else. I am not able to be what everyone wants. I am not here to please everyone. I can be friendly toward everyone. But I am not here to be everyone's friend...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M Nov 12

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    I really honestly truly want a way to get away from the world I might be up for suggestions depending on what it is thanks
    squiggled squiggled 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Am I GAY!? Haha gosh, I have seriously experienced extreme turmoil on the inside for the majority of my life believing I had this "thing" to me that needed to be FIXED. (my...
    freeman2222 freeman2222 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    Alright.....so this is to the ones calling me a killer and murderer. Like I said before in my last post, I am who I am so go F yourself. some didn't get the message and decided to...
    christendream christendream 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    We met here on EP April 2014..I was trying to recover from an emotional affair, and she took it upon herself (BOF) to help and encourage me, to tell me that I could get through it...
    Alan493 Alan493 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 27

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    So, as I have previously posted about me falling in love with someone else, I have recently realized that what I am looking for with him I already have. I am so grateful that I...
    abimcc abimcc 16-17, F Nov 5

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    If you aren't with or against me, then get out of my way!
    ShyShogan ShyShogan 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    This thread is like the cake.
    WeSeeWeJudge WeSeeWeJudge 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 4

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    **** society ,Society is always judging everyone how they dress and how they act and religion and etc... Society sucks ,**** society ,let me b who I want to b,I ******* don't care...
    Anabe1995 Anabe1995 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Never date anyone who just tells you to "relax" when you're upset.
    LoveHadassah LoveHadassah 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Probably. . It would be one of those big signs you see on the highway... "services ahead" That means its coffee time.... :)
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    I'm thanking all those who replied to my questions today, and I'm grateful for the honesty that has been shown.
    Create63 Create63 46-50, M Nov 8

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    Annually. Or more frequently. Never analyzed how often.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    After every week ends. Or every holiday passes.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I wouldn't advise it! I did this for years! And it just leaves you feeling sad and depressed. And there's every chance that things you 'remember' weren't exactly how they actually...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 days ago

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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 2 Responses Oct 23

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    I was so happy when this apartment became available to me since I so wanted to move away from my verbally abusive ex-boyfriend who lived in the same building where I lived and was...
    heartprotection heartprotection 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    "Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for."-Socrates
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    I feel the same way as all of you, that no one listens or takes me seriously or even if they do they're pretending and full o crap, even my supposed good friends and family...
    Aybawt Aybawt 31-35 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    ' when you take things for granted, those things you're granted are taken ' I used to have a girl that truly loves me, care for me, faithful and appreciates me, but i never...
    ideallover ideallover 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    Today I drove to work behind a person that I am going to refer to as ******* for the rest of this story. ******* and I first encountered each other when he (or she, but I am going...
    nommygummybears nommygummybears 22-25, F Nov 8

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    Understanding the Anger Understanding what anger is. Do we really want to manage our anger...
    Create63 Create63 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    I am an Asian-American 17-year old junior in high school. I'm not really that popular, except everybody knows me as the best singer in the school. I get great grades without trying...
    AkitoKai AkitoKai 16-17, M 6 days ago

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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 Oct 24

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    Do I want to be happy? What does that even mean? What makes me happy? Do I want to be in relationship? Who says that will make things better? I can't find music to listen to...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    GIVEN THE CHANCE. I 'Hear' what Others SAY; and can Feel "pain" when you Share it. TROUBLE is; NO ONE WANTS TO BE THAT WAY 'To ME". So being A Good Listener IS A WASTE. I cannot...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 3 Responses 4 days 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 Oct 21

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    So my story, let’s see. I have not yet seen a therapist to diagnose me with this phobia, but after reading so much about it and hearing the experiences of others, I’m 100...
    ListenPlease00 ListenPlease00 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 11

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