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I Oppose So Called Mandatory Volunteerism

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    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 2 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 5 Responses Mar 11, 2010

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    can't remember someone who hasnt called me crazy ....... today ... several times I have been called that by someone i consider them a brother and best friend. ... even though...
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    All the time I get called pretty,beautiful,attractive but I look in the mirror and fail too see what they are all talking about..
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    I hate being called (or people insinuating that I'm) worthless, or will never be good enough.
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    I remember reading a post on here " who remembers the quiet ones" she said like its a criminal offense to not be in your face trying to get attention 24/7 and I thought maybe there...
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    Here's another crappy poem by yours truly. It's called "I'm Sorry." To the girl in the green dress I'm sorry When you turned and I saw your eyes Red, like blood Red, like flame...
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    Internet trolls have called me derogatory terms related to being very sexual active- but I'm asexual. Soo...
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    I've been called stupid not by friends, but by family which really hurts me. They can't see that I'm not perfect
    antjt563 antjt563 13-15, M May 19

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    I have been called stupid a lot by different people. It hurts the most, though, when they say it behind my back or when they simply show it by the way they treat me and look at me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 20

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    If I had $1 for everytime I got called beautiful, I'd have $1! Yeah, thanks mom.
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    called HANDSOME but see myself as ugly ( skinny ) ( and skinny )
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M May 24

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    I can get along with most any one but the so called AUTHORITY CAN KISS MY YOU KNOW WHAT. The name says it all people. CURIOUS, write me. We'll talk about it!
    REIGNSUPREME1 REIGNSUPREME1 22-25, M May 26

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    Stickwithmebaby Stickwithmebaby 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    Rabbi Weiss at Cleveland State University.
    churinga churinga 70+, M May 6

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    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M May 10

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    For someone who shames "pervs" so much, this bro's experiences are a bit rich, eh?
    bobbo10suspended bobbo10suspended 18-21, M May 10

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    shiv1992 shiv1992 22-25, F May 19

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    Run away baby, run away with me maybe? I need to go, reality’s my foe. I know, I’ve said this for the millionth time. I never left, I need a partner in crime. I know a way we...
    myahLynn03 myahLynn03 13-15, F May 7

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    This is me. Sometimes I don't believe my bf calling me beautiful all the time because of the fact that my ex husband would never say this often when we we were together.
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