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I Live a Simple Life

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    "welcome?"

    OK, I've held my silence long enough! (actually I have been discussing it with friends, but not writing about it)Here's a scenario: Let's say you go to a furniture store and purchase a couch. You have it delivered, then next day go to work and upon returning home, the salesman of...
    basementsong basementsong 41-45, M Mar 18, 2013

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    The Value Of Being Right And Sticking To It.

    About 6 or 7 years ago, my aunt, then 89 years old had fallen and broken her hip. She had never married and lived alone on a sheep and chicken farm. At this point, she was still taking care of chickens and gardening, completely independent. she had to go to a rehab nursing...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    Down On The Farm

    It is simple. It is pure, organic, unadulterated, fresh, in touch with the elements, with nature, with flora to delight the senses, and fauna that enchants and befriends in many gorgeous ways. I see myriads of stars, planets, shooting stars, satellites and other celestial bodies...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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    most of my life I have strived to make

    as much money, as possible.. now I just make enough and I am happy most of the time. Before I was always stressing and wanting more. The more I made the more I wanted. What about you
    jarret1234 jarret1234 51-55, M 1 Response May 15

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    Happy Nov. 12th.

    Once a year we celebrate an event that is yours alone A time when creation stood still to watch in awe. A miracle, transforming you from thought to crying babe A moment that those who cared will always recall. It's not a day that ages you or makes you wrinkle It's not a...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    Ranch Life

    "Ranch" is actually too grand a term for 28 acres. But since we have horses and our attempts at growing anything are mostly a miserable failure...ranch it is. My father has a multitude of free range chickens with which I try to remain uninvolved. Emergency back up only where...
    Epiphany68 Epiphany68 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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    Slow Down You Move Too Fast

    I stepped off the merry-go-round I found the fast pace of life stressful and unfulfilling.   I felt ill in mind and body trying to keep up with the so called "normal" life intensity. My life might be boring to  others but it suits me well.  I don't have a bored chemical...
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F 5 Responses May 29, 2012

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    The Most Simple expression On The World: The expression Of Nature

    so romantic, beautiful, yet simple a little miracle of nature
    zuzi57 zuzi57 51-55, F Apr 29, 2012

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    What Is This?

    I love living a simple life. Having what I need and less of what I think I want. Life for Rob and I is basic and we try to keep the drama at bay as much as possible. Our home is our sanctuary and everything has its place and every purchase we have made for our new life together...
    dartist dartist 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2012

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    My Outer Life At Least.

    My inner life, not so simple. lol. In fact, I have a strange feeling that I might be a little NUTZ. I don't think it's anything to be extremely worried about though. haha. I live in the country on about an acre of land with my family. Well actually it's just mom and I.... That...
    Simplyliving Simplyliving 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2010

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    I Will Protect My Friends

    I will have you know that I am not afraid to get violent with you if you pick on my ep friends. Prepare yourselves foolish perpetrators of imaginary violence and tomskullery. If need be I will do one of the following.. And if need be even more I will do MORE of the following...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    Oceans

    I live a simple life. Work-house, House-work. Family-house, House-family. But apart from that, something extra-ordinary that I can consider not simple. I have a wide ocean of emotions to explore with.
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Artifact

    I am the eldest son of a postman.  My dear father was a severe man.  He died recently but he was almost dead from tuberculosis  when I was four. That was within a decade after the 2nd World War.  The times were harsh.  People had to struggle to survive...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 5 Responses May 7, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Don’t allow the past events in your life to keep you from moving forward. YOU only get to happen once in this world, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to live the amazing...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F Jul 11

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    Not to brag or anything but if I could change one thing in life I wouldn't. The risk of the butterfly affect is too big I love my life as it is.
    AnnaSpring AnnaSpring 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Overall I'd say I've had a pretty great life :) I have a wonderful and loving family, loyal and fun friends who always have my back, a great job, and so on and so forth. I'd say I...
    janicefromkansas janicefromkansas 18-21, F Jul 14

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    who does not ;) .....................
    ilovebbbeingrich ilovebbbeingrich 41-45, M Jul 16

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    Things seem to finally be falling into place.
    AlyssaBreanne AlyssaBreanne 18-21, F Jul 17

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    A little bit of my philosophy... There has been a period during my teenage years where I just couldn't find any meaning to life. I often feel like I still haven't found the...
    kimmy159 kimmy159 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I got married at 19 in 1974. It was a tough adjustment. I admit that I was pampered at home. Last child and only boy, my mom doted on me. So did my dad until something happened...
    chojunmiyagi chojunmiyagi 56-60, M Jun 28

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    I am a simple girl with simple dreams nothing big I am simple looking ( I look ok) I don't stand out I am have simple talents nothing big I guess The most simplest things make me...
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Sort of an update to my situation. But I'm sure it's not anything new to many of us who have been here for a while. For the record, I'm aware of my options, and the following isn't...
    angryspartan angryspartan 36-40, M 12 Responses Jul 18

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    To live life to it's fullest ... For everyone it can mean a totally different thing. For some it may mean finding their soulmate, to others it may be having a family, others could...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I just find the details of life so damn complicated these days. Technology, phone menus, so many choices between products, everything is self-serve, etc. Even when it comes to...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I cannot live my life being dragged down by how other people think and try to influence me, I have to live my life for my own happiness and of those I love
    lesbianjen lesbianjen 18-21, F Jul 1

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    Everyone in my life doesn't understand, nor do they try to understand the stresses of my life. People say to remove those people from your life, only thing is those people are all...
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I remember that I never intended to watch this film, as I have felt that this would be very heartbreaking and depressing.. But then I have decided to watch it with 2 of my gigh...
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F Jun 26

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    I think I've got the guts to post this now. My wife and I have talked about this many times. I think it would help me to talk to others about it, even if it is anonymously. Since...
    7Sparrows 7Sparrows 26-30, M 14 Responses Jun 27

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    I have been with the same guy since high school, how cliché. We had our problems from the start of growing up together. He is completely different person around others. fun /happy...
    flgirlmichelle flgirlmichelle 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Love the life you live live the life you love
    Warrior2356 Warrior2356 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    so - I am sad. I feel I lived my life wrong so far. I'm 32 and I feel like I've just already ruined my shot. I have a ridiculous amount of ability; but I just don't know any of...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I'm 23 years old, turning 24 soon and I don't know what I want to do with my life. I don't know what kind of career that I want to pursue. I'm working part-time but I mostly just...
    randomobscurity randomobscurity 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I hate Saudi Arabia. I lived in USA for almost 3 years and it was awesome. My parents are old and they love me and relay on me so much. I don't want to break their hearts. I know...
    kba85 kba85 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Oh, how much fun it would be to live the life of a person in a fantasy world. One from my stories. Or one from a story that I came across. I would not mind. Although it would be...
    abbreviation abbreviation 16-17, F Jul 1

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    I'm not asking for pity or for someone to talk to, or help, I've tried that, don't try to talk me out of it, don't play god. I have lived a life of total chaos and I want out, I...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M Jul 13

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    Pen in hand... I did something new I never imagined i would do and it helped me feel better im surprised damn feelings: then i felt worse as i wanted to share that...
    Stefunie Stefunie 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    In my new neighborhood kids still play outside all day long. I hadn't realized how much I'd missed that in the other places I've lived.
    RamGossip RamGossip 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    So, I already posted this story before but in another Teen Mom comunity, but I decided to post it here too. Just saying because maybe you've read it before? haha idk When I was 15...
    VioletandCaleb VioletandCaleb 16-17, F Jul 11

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    I struggle telling people about my problems. So, I guess just writing my whole story would be better. Haha, I know it'll be pretty long. I'll just go ahead and say it: my mother...
    BookWonderer BookWonderer 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    Financial Crisis And Government Debt Level Debate- Plus Addendum 1 I am entering a discussion that is very controversial. However, please allow me who worked in finance for over 20...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    A few days ago when the IDF decided to go into the Gaza ***** I just felt so sad that it brought me to tears. Why? I have never been there, I don't know these people, why should I...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M a week ago

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    Well, it is easy to feel this way, because "they" keep telling your to just run faster, run harder, run with more of your "passion", and it will all be okay. They tell you not to...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Don't blame yourself. Don't blame your spouse. Society drives the state of starvation. If a human being can be likened to a gourmet meal, society expects one to indulge in only...
    livingasme livingasme 46-50, F 8 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Baby Steps - Once we acknowledge our sexless marriages will never improve and we need to end our dysfunctional relationships, many of us feel overwhelmed by the seemingly...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    One day i want to marry the love of my life and have three children, one boy and two girls. And live a simple and happy life. And i want him to take me on picnics and be old...
    chemically99 chemically99 13-15, F Jul 8

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    Starting today, I have made some personal inner changes. I have always been a pretty positive person, especially for those around me. But what I have been failing to do, is be...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 Jul 1

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    I live with my dad and have my whole life and ever since I can remember it's been a toxic environment. He has a drug problem and often has mood swings an lashes out at me for the...
    loveandotherdrugs8 loveandotherdrugs8 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    The NY Adirondacks is a beautiful area of NY state.It has many quint small towns and plenty of Mountains and clear water Lakes.I live in the historic part of NY State near Lake...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 3 hrs ago

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