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I Ponder

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    What are the biological purposes behind feelings like empathy, and sympathy? I think there is an obvious reason for the love emotion. Most species would not survive without the ability to feel love for their baby. Without love, there is no logical reason to expend one's...
    karumbey karumbey 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2010

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    People

    People, some you have known all your life. Some have come in and out and you can not remember them. Some may only be for a fleeting moment but you will always remember them. I find this amazing and just can not find the rhyme or reason, one more thing for my mind to ponder.
    goahead goahead 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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    Restrain

    I have been whacking my head on a project. Something to do with serving alcohol... *shushes giggles in the background*. But before one can do so, one needs a license to serve. And I am stacked with these never-ending modules to study before I can take the test to be given the...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    Ponderment Of Colors

    Have you ever noticed that we literally cannot imagine any colors that are not integrated into our world. There are: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, black. Now try to imagine something outside of that color spectrum. We cannot. Our imaginations are limiting...
    vivirparahoy vivirparahoy 22-25, F Dec 22, 2012

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    What is necessary to live

    or survive, are we brainwashed TO survive or is it really instinct? Think about it. As people I think our instinct is to seek pleasure and avoid pain, even if this pleasure leads to our death. For example drug overdoses, eating unhealthily, alcoholism, addictions, etc. Humans...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Hmmm....

    I ponder... I cogitate... I entertain... I contemplate... I meditate... I muse... I deliberate... I ruminate... I think it through... I consider... I reflect... I mull... I weigh it out... but when I'm done and I still have no idea of what's going on... I ask somebody!!!
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 1 Response May 28, 2008

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    I Ponder a Little Too Much.

    When I'm alone for too long or in the company of others who think like me and who I can bounce ideas off of, I ponder everything. Life, death, everything inbetween, before, and after has or will at some point cross my mind. Hell, I went so far as to write two journal pages on...
    conceptual conceptual 16-17, F Dec 30, 2008

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    Smackhead Smackhead 70+, F Jun 6, 2013

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    I Ponder

    that I should be going to place I haven't been.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Feb 22, 2011

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    Ummmm....

    I really hope that when I ponder, I do not look like that avatar.
    TalkN3rdy2Me TalkN3rdy2Me 26-30, F Mar 24, 2011

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    How Many Would Be This Foolish

    I look at this picture and ponder just how many would act like this man . I know many act without proper though of consequences all too often . 
    Smackhead Smackhead 70+, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2013

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    Things That Puzzle Me!

    Ponderisms: I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes. Life is sexually transmitted. Health is merely the slowest...
    mahler mahler 70+, F 4 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    I Know I Know You...

    Do you think souls recognize each other across the miles?Do we travel with the same people we've traveled with throughout time in one way or another?Does something in us recognize them as if we've known them all our lives and loves?
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 6 Responses May 5, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I spent a lot of time studying this subject (years ago, so it may have been tweeked since then) but Hawking (et al) believe that our universe is shaped like a soccer ball and that...
    quantumike quantumike 51-55, M Mar 28

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    Silence gives birth to pondering. Pondering gives birth to self-reflection. self-reflection gives birth to self-understanding. self-understanding gives birth to ways to better...
    NobodyFrvr NobodyFrvr 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 8

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    When the Earth was born There once lived the Sun, everyday the Sun would shine his light on the earth as he watched the stars mingle with one another. The sun would shine with...
    TreeofPastLifes TreeofPastLifes 18-21, M Apr 9

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    I am 40 and still pondering what to do with my life. I had a bit of a rough start and then ended up marrying someone who was disabled. Most of my life in that marriage revolved...
    dreshany dreshany 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I believe this is the major reasoning for all that holds me back from many things in my life. I allow myself to only get so close. I have deep rooted fears of being hurt again. Not...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45 Mar 23

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    I sit here, alone, pondering life. My feelings are geared towards someone who is as much as an enigma as I am, and while aware of my feelings and intentions, is totally clueless...
    RedneckMonkii RedneckMonkii 31-35, F Mar 24

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    I ponder of something great My lungs will fill and then deflate They fill with fire exhale desire I know it's dire my time today I have these thoughts so often I ought to replace...
    NonexistantSoul NonexistantSoul 16-17, F Mar 24

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    "by force of arms" since the first poet picked up pen they have cried out to end war all it takes it to see a single face a woman sitting by the winters window with the light of...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 1 Response Mar 24

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    While I had been a skeptic almost my entire life, I really didn't take the time to "figure out" my spirituality until I was about 20. I started reading about all major world...
    freethinker21 freethinker21 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Have ya'll ever pondered how much weed is too much weed? I started smoking chronically two years ago when I was 19 (recreationally when I was 15) and am beginning to worry I am...
    penilane penilane 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 26

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    Why I don't have Tattoos: Tats are a personal choice. I like some tattoos. Not everyone who has tats are smart, dumb, cool, holy, evil, etc. I don't judge books by covers. Tats...
    CKastellanos CKastellanos 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Actually, i plundered it. while you were sleeping, (or were at least looking the other way) I unabashedly took what you offered. I alternately drank it in greedily, and sipped...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 36-40, F 10 Responses Mar 26

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    It was someone I hated, a week before first sleeping with my boyfriend (now fiancé). And I'm so glad I did, for a few reasons. Partly because of the physical aspects. For me, it...
    MissIntent MissIntent 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Clever British Humor - I like to think that of all the places in the world, the UK has the best sense of humor as it's often proven that British humor is the most clever. I...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    While I had been a skeptic almost my entire life, I really didn't take the time to "figure out" my spirituality until I was about 20. I started reading about all major world...
    freethinker21 freethinker21 22-25, M Mar 27

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    Recently, someone said to me that they felt like if one truly cares for another then they should give another pretty much limitless opportunities to screw up without the...
    Marah613 Marah613 31-35, F Mar 27

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    I want to go back to a "simpler" time. Where the pace of life is slower. Where I can take the time to smell the roses and take things at a slower pace. I wish I can experience a...
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 16-17 1 Response Mar 28

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    I wonder if anyone sees something in me that I don't. Am I physically attractive in someone's eyes? Does someone like something about my personality? Did I do or say something that...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    Every Now and then I read a story that touches me, this is one: Red Marbles. RED MARBLES by Rod Russell: During the waning years of the Great...
    wvtxpen wvtxpen 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    Suicide is constantly on my mind. Whether it be plans, thoughts of it, or just the general idea, I can't make my thoughts deviate from the subject. I am sure that it will be the...
    lacklongafter lacklongafter 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I often ponder scenarios in my head as the days grow longer. Summer is almost over and I know that the season changing symbolizes a lot for so many. Kids are going back to school...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M Mar 30

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    Do you acknowledge the bad side of you as a part of you? your dark or not so great thoughts as being part of you and how maybe your not such a great person because of them? because...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    A quote worth pondering for those who are or have been in sexless marriages: ""It's one kind of victory to slay a beast, move a mountain, and cross a chasm, but it's another kind...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F Apr 2

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    A Defective-Human-Suit Operator Enduring Confinement on Earth I’ve been pondering the extent to which I come across as obtuse, clumsy, unorthodox, weird, and even insane at times...
    1nverse 1nverse 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    The Story About Hummingbird Feet, or The Great Unknown Unknown I guess I'm spiritual. As a child, I rejected organized religion as nonsense. That hasn't changed. I thought we...
    RandomUniverse RandomUniverse 61-65, M 5 Responses Apr 3

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    Yeah, I daydream a lot. And I am a very REACTIVE daydreamer at that. Once, in the back of my dad's car, I was imagining an epic battle scene in my head. I was so into every attack...
    DaringGhostie DaringGhostie 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Let me start off, by saying that this site has been a godsend. I''ve always been a "good boy"- married, college educated, stable job, no criminal record, etc, but all of that...
    iconaclassic iconaclassic 36-40, M Apr 4

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    Michael Snyder Economic Collapse April 7, 2014 The level of employment in the United States has been declining since the year 2000. There have been moments when things have...
    Brooke01 Brooke01 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I once read an interesting perspective about the people you will encounter in your life, it states: "25% of people you meet: will never like you; 25% of people you meet: won't...
    FussBox FussBox 26-30, F Apr 7

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    Getting Here Early My daughter aka Raspberry is ten years old. Recently, she told me something worth pondering upon. She cheerfully told me: "Mommy, thank you for giving birth...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 1 Response Apr 7

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    Well, three weeks and tell tale signs develop. Since decreasing the dosage of my meds it is now apparent that I am indeed a depressed ****. Loosing interest in most everything and...
    merrygentry merrygentry 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I have overcome Schizophrenia!!! Who the SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED.....From the moment I fell when I was 19----The voices told me that I sold my soul! I was redeemed! I had just...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Rush of life takes a toll unless and until you stop to ponder instead of being swept away in the tide. Find your path,your self,your true essence in moments of great joy...
    booklover4ever booklover4ever 18-21, F Apr 9

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    Just another moment my hands are drawn to the pen and i start sketching away.. depicting the thoughts that flow freely from my soul and are imprinted on the pages of the book of...
    booklover4ever booklover4ever 18-21, F Apr 9

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    I didn't knew I still had so much sadness inside of me. Until someone stepped into my life again, and gave me attention. While I had been on my own for a long while, I was fine...
    CactusHugger CactusHugger 18-21, F Apr 9

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    About A Root Beer This experience caught me dumbfounded at first and then later, embarrased for myself. First things first, I did not know root beer is non-alcoholic until a...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 1 Response Apr 10

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    Saturday, 12 April 2014Dear Friends,I am a new member and I would like to vent my frustration.It is healthy to do so.I know that nothing will change, but my purpose is not to bring...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 10 Responses Apr 11

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    I just wanna say that I know I am bisexual. And for all those questioning it I hope to be able to help you fully confirm your feelings. If you are male. Ask yourself Could you...
    Jaimedee Jaimedee 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    When I slept I was literally deaf to the world. It was more peaceful that way and until I decided to wake up and face the world I ignored all distrsctions. That is what I was doing...
    StandoffishBrat StandoffishBrat 18-21 1 Response Apr 12

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