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I Live a Simple Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    To keep busy, by day I try do household stuff

    and some studies and by night I try relax by playing relaxing mediation music to comfort my soul and some simple yoga before bed and my dog next to me , hope this helps , have a great day everyone :)
    KoalaLuis KoalaLuis 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've always seemed to do things to make others happy. I think it's high time I start to live my life for me and make me happy.
    1970Something 1970Something 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    Despite what people may say, I am a unique and beautiful snowflake. (Fight Club reference) In reality though, I live life how I want it lived and just stopped caring about others...
    Sgm51ngc5194 Sgm51ngc5194 22-25, M Sep 6

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    I've come through it all to find that, at least for me, its the only way to a satisfying life. Its far more satisfying than I ever imagined. I've always been a dreamer and still...
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta 41-45, M Aug 25

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    Irony of life: the lawyer hopes you get into trouble, the doctor hopes you get sick, the police hopes you become a criminal, the teacher hopes you are born stupid, the landlord...
    lovehim2death lovehim2death 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    Right though I mean just for this teen part of my life I don't regret how I spend my sad little days -,-
    BabyDuchanne BabyDuchanne 16-17, F Sep 6

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    I can help myself no more...I want to die if I can't get any help
    natashaesor natashaesor 18-21, F Aug 23

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    i am alive and living mylife in my way
    calimaro calimaro 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I mean i like having friends and all but i don't want a relationship my hearts not meant for love
    steeleo steeleo 16-17, M Sep 6

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    We are not truly free. We live in a world full of restrictions and prohibitions. We pay to exist. How can one be truly happy living this way. Armed with this new found realisation...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    .... So sex isn't important to her, and that hurts way more than it should, right? I feel like my life wouldn't be complete without her, but without sex, lust, passion, the feeling...
    drako112005 drako112005 22-25, M 15 Responses Aug 24

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    MeenaTalan MeenaTalan 26-30, F Sep 1

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    The things that once brought me pleasure and comfort, feel like the obstacles keeping me from catalyzing my life into something worth living. I used to have laughs and good times...
    K3TTLE K3TTLE 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I love an Arab guy and now I'm getting hurt. Why is it so hard to love someone? Give me a simple life to love and be loved...
    hanitears hanitears 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Thinking about life itself as i use to do i realized a magnificent interior revelation. I will try to explain in writing form this feeling that i had. All of us came to existance...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Sep 4

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    I've decided to go back to a simpler lifestyle by raising my own non-polluted food and reducing my dependence on store bought goods. I started an organic garden several years ago...
    Herefor1 Herefor1 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    I don't want to live my life in a holding pattern, neither good, nor bad... just existing. Barely holding on until the next trial lays me flat once more. I want to live my life...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    My parents just told me I better stop listening to this kind of music (muse, radiohead, etc) because it's to depressive "for my age", and because I am just writing lyrics like this...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    **** people that think they know what is best for me, if my parents knew me as well as they thought they did, then I wouldn't be going to college because they want me too. It's...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M Aug 26

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    Reading this may help those in sexless marriages figure out what they want to do. If you learned now that you were dying, what would you regret? "A Nurse Asked Dying Patients What...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hear everyone around me talk about the " right" way to live life. I feel like I'm standing still while everyone is hustling by. Graduation, moving, marriage, children, jobs. It...
    Mang0Tree Mang0Tree 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I appreciate all the things big or small in my life happy or stressful days, I do appreciate them because I'm still here.. You can be way less fortunate then you are now so be...
    siciliana91 siciliana91 22-25, F Aug 30

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    So after my episode the other day, where H got upset because I had left him alone drinking his tea while I went upstairs, I decided to write him a letter. I gave it to him the...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    For years I have wanted to sack off society; it's broken, every part of modern life is dominated by money. I have written a lot of private stuff on my views and opinions of our...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Ever since I was little, I was told I'm no good, nothing will come of me, no one will love me, etc. I've never had anyone to encourage me, stand up for me & protect me (not even...
    genie1981 genie1981 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Jesus. Dear God. Please help! I'm rarely able to make up my mind about things. When I do I change my mind often. I am a planner not a finisher. An idea person not the person to...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    Life is hard. There's no book written step by step for what's right or wrong, or how marriage should or shouldn't be, how to or not to raise your kids. You just have to follow your...
    MsMoon2013 MsMoon2013 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    If he can do it, I can: http://www.cbn.com/tv/1430455394001 Life is hard. But not impossible. I'm broken but I can still live a life. My circumstances may not change but I can.
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    For the past four years lifr has bern equivalent to hell. As day goes by parents want more. Do this ..... Do that...... Ur friends suck..... They are the reason y u go bad.... And...
    craplyf craplyf 18-21, F Sep 11

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    I was fearless. I challenged myself, I accepted the bad and shared the good. I lived a life of adventure. I found my path in life. I fed my nomadic soul and watched it grow. I...
    Sunflowergirll Sunflowergirll 36-40, F Sep 12

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    The compromise promise. I ran into a former colleague yesterday. When I worked with him I got to know his wife and kids, and the couple seemed happily married, but got divorced a...
    something2talkabout something2talkabout 51-55, M 8 Responses Sep 14

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    I've always wanted to live this lifestyle!
    Dholloway124 Dholloway124 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I had a spark of hope last month. But the tears put it out. I'm so tired of coming back to the pain. It's like how they say you are in the woods without a compass. I circle back...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    In a way I have but the chapter is only half read if that it's time to be me and live a life freedom men fight for us to have freedom all the time so let's use it...while we still...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 13

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    Yesterday I came back from work quite late, prepared dinner and set the table with candles and flowers, wanted a romantic dinner. He was still not there, I phoned him and he said...
    bigkiss1979 bigkiss1979 31-35, F 15 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    $7 GP Co-Payment for GP visits........ This morning on the News.com.au site, there is a commentary (without anyone's name as the author so I guess it is from News corp itself...