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I Oppose So Called Mandatory Volunteerism

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    100 Hours Required to Graduate My High School

    My high school required us to have 100 hours (so like 25 a year). I came up 10 short - yes it has to be documented! So, I helped my art teacher with some projects. I'm not very artistic, but this was within my ability. It was required in order for us to graduate. I didn't get a...
    alexandra31 alexandra31 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    Not Sure When But

    soon all colleges and universities (in the USA) will require CBL (community based learning) classes in order to get a degree. Therefore, volunteering and giving back to the community will be here to stay. When I completed my CBL class I took away a whole...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    Am I Wrong?

    I joined this group  with the thought that it was about forcing people to volunteer?? I'm thinking I might be off base but that's my topic so here goes. I believe volunteering and philanthropy comes from the heart. Where I work there is a program in place that...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    Smells Funny To Me

    Besides being a complete oxymoron, it just smells fishy. I don't want any bill saying I have to volunteer for government service. I know under this bill people aren't forced to volunteer, per se, but it's the fine print we must pay attention to here. What is in the fine print...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 11, 2010

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    It's like my weakness, I'm so easily won over by being called baby. Ugh.
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    Thanks to all people who called me weirdo. Like I always say, weird=awesome. weirdos=awesome peeps. Cx
    EmotionlessDude EmotionlessDude 13-15, M Oct 11

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    I have been called stupid so many times I take it as a compliment.
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    I've been asked this question a lot recently (from men, mostly), what's the purpose of having love in your life? If someone is perfectly content being single, what's the point of...
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    It's not my fault if i don't find him ok for me. I just couldn't see sparks flying everytime he tells me about his feelings for me. He has been just a friend in my eyes for years...
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F Sep 27

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    Or "pretty boy." By them..
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Which is usually followed with sweet and nice. I know it's not necessarily a bad thing it's just feels like sometimes I'm overlooked or people judge me and think I'm too innocent...
    viviq66 viviq66 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 5

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    Intothestorm Intothestorm 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    I'm smart enough to win, but wise enough to lose.
    spiteyourface spiteyourface 16-17, F Oct 5

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    sommer02 sommer02 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    It's a great movie, I love it.
    NightWalker6676 NightWalker6676 13-15, F Oct 9

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    Recently I had the chance to go visit an old workplace. I left there a few months before my gain started, so I was still really skinny. Literally the first thing that happens when...
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    How peculiar, I made an ironic comment about the American Dream and got labelled a Republican and blocked, so I couldn't even point out the irony of it..
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Oct 11

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    I am totally at peace, happy with myself and accepting of everything, when I get a bit of validation like this. Nothing makes me feel more like myself, whole inside and out.
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 1 Response Oct 11

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    I'm getting sick of this now. I will admit, I am 14, 15 in January, I am 5'4" and 13 and a half stone. This means, I am short and fat. And I am DONE with how many people call me...
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    even though in real life i am a boy i just love it when i can be free to go by girly name, andrea.
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    I woke up mad at my bathroom. So I cleaned it.
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    I have a lot of eclectic interests which are complete opposities and that can be quite unexceptable for most people I meet, especially guys I unfortunetly fall for, I mean it hurts...
    loralie22 loralie22 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I've written so many things each carried her name between my chosen words. Like tiny glass shards, broken on the beach a shadow of yesterday, yet a completely reborn thing its own...
    rainyraven rainyraven 31-35, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    an i ugly or pretty tell the truth
    bieberlove90 bieberlove90 16-17, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    Enough times to be disgusted.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I guess i look feminine and i act sort of girly but i mean do i really look that girlythis question goes out to the people on here that have seen my face :)
    Girlylittleboy Girlylittleboy 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I just wanted to see who else lives in Alabama, and if you don't, feel free to comment where you are from. :)
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    would like to live in almost any different state. but Alabama is fine for now XD. kinda stuck here in the small town life. no fun XC
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