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I Realise That Life Is Short

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    Is Life Just A Bit Of Luck

    My brother stopped by the house the other day.  We sat around and watched some TV and talked.  Then he reminded me about some of the crazy things that we used to do.  We worked at My Uncle's farm, and when we had a bit of down time we'd go down the Straw Barn, climb up in the...
    CanHappen CanHappen 56-60, M Sep 21, 2013

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    Life is a beautiful experience,

    at times you spend it wishing away life, and once you are at the moment you had wished for you realise that it's so short and precious <3 x
    spiritorchid9 spiritorchid9 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    Read a beautiful story today about a women aged

    39 who was born deaf and has been all her life until she was given implants to allow her to hear. For the first time in her life she was able to hear sounds. The first thing she heard was the nurse talking to her and she was over whelmed with happiness, you could see the joy on...
    Ashbash18 Ashbash18 18-21, M Mar 28

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    Not Long Till I Am Gone...

    My life slowly wasting away,Time going past so fast,Day by day,Not long now till i die. x
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

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    Its Over

    it was the beginning of December, the cool wind was filling my room, i look out the window everything looks pale and dead. there are things i would love to take back, things that I've done and things i have said. i look at the old photos in my little box, till my tears fall down...
    aiahqoh aiahqoh 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2012

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    The Bible Says 'three Score And Ten!'

    Seventy years isn't long. I am twenty three, and although many say the best is still to come, I worry about how quickly life rushes by, and there is hardly enough time to read and learn and reflect to work out your Tikun. The challenges of each existence for our souls are many...
    ToiledAraignee ToiledAraignee 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2012

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    My Life...the Readers Digest Edition Part 1

    I have loved and lost many people in my life. I have lost my grand parents, parents, my son and two of my friends. My only family is my 2 daughters and my husband. I have cared for an prayed with the people I love as I have worked to keep putting one foot in front of the other to...
    LoveHopePeace LoveHopePeace 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2012

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    Never Knew...

    I never knew life was so short. Even though my father is over 70, the pain and grief will forever be with me. I just lost him at the beginning of October and the pain has intensified to the extreme. Almost 20 years ago, I almost lost him from a stroke, but God spared his life...
    kimmiesue71 kimmiesue71 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2012

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    I Hate Being Called Spoilt

    My girlfriend says I'm spoilt I don't think I am my girlfriend disagrees but we had different up bringings so we can't really compare. My mums always been genourous with stuff but hasn't always brought me thing I want I haven't always got what I want I just get presents sometimes...
    potato11 potato11 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    "Yudhishthira Said, 'Time, Which Is Destructive Of Every Created Thing, Is Passing On. Tell Me, O Grandsire, What Is That Good Thing Which Should Be Sought.'

    SECTION CLXXV , Santi Parva , Mahabharata "Yudhishthira said, 'Time, which is destructive of every created thing, is passing on.  Tell me, O grandsire, what is that good thing which should be sought.' "Bhishma said, 'In this connection, O king, is cited the old narrative of...
    Abhih123 Abhih123 22-25, M May 2, 2013

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    Yes ,too short to bother about rude people.

    You refuse to do as they want and they call you proud.These people need a lot of growing up.Their age has only increased in number.
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Mood Swings

    They are just nature... Can't be helped. Why dont people realise that? It is tough to be nice always.. Why can't people just accept the other side as well as they accept my good things... Am i just supposed to be white.. No grey shade allowed? When a wife feels bad when I tell...
    tHeSaInTnThEsiNner tHeSaInTnThEsiNner 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    Before His Time

    My dad, he died six years ago. I was 13, so was my twin Kaylie, my sister Elyse was 15, my brother, Omar was 19, my sister Quinn was almost 17, and my other brother Collin was 10. I know big family, right. He died a week after, Quinn's twins, Tara and Thomas had turned two. He...
    Kaylaalien Kaylaalien 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2012

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    You must do absoloutely everything you can to

    live life to the fullest. This is what i have always told myself, i don't want an ordinary life. To me, that seems far to boring. I want to fain life experience, so when it is my time to die, i can actually say " I lived my life " and not just any life, the life that i wanted to...
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M Feb 27

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    My grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer

    when I was 22. Less than 4 months later she was gone. She was the closest person in the world to me, and I miss her terribly still. Even though it's been almost 16 years I can't get over the fact she's gone. This past year I had a health scare. Turned out the tumor I had was...
    FindingMyWay23 FindingMyWay23 36-40, F Dec 22, 2013

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    I Have Seen It Cut Short Too Many Times

    In the past few years I have seen much too much death. I saw several people die during my time as a soldier, and even when they were enemies...I never grew accustomed to the waste of human life. Then I lost my parents, which was a personal tragedy in my life. I miss them more...
    YaelWiseGirl YaelWiseGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2012

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    Still Alive

    I've been through my share of highs and lows. Some of the lows damn near killed me, and yet I continue to survive. To many tales to tell at once, but I've learned a different way of thinking that has suited me well. There IS a right way to live what life you've been granted...
    jtsather jtsather 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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    Near Death Experience

    You know ive been depressed since i was fourteen.Ive tried suicide many times and i still think about death.But two different incidents have made me look a little bit different at my life. The first was a suicide attempt.I took about twelve sleeping pills two months ago. I sold...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2012

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    Vairagya S'atakam , Verse 43

    The sun by his coming and going every houris lessening the life of man.Time flies without our knowledge,Crushed as we are by the load of many works.Seeing the evils of Birth, Old Age, Danger, and Death We are not afraid.Ah me, drinking the wine of delusion,The world has become...
    Abhih123 Abhih123 22-25, M Sep 7, 2013

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    I know a life can change in a second.

    ..and I also know life can cease in a second.I choose what makes me worth living...even if that means going against my plans.Coz plans are nothing if there is no morrow...and all I wish is to kiss you,my lotus flower.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Life

    Yes life is short but sometimes I wish it was shorter.
    koolkatjossie koolkatjossie 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    Life Is Short

    I realise that life is short, so live today like there's no tomorrow.Peace
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    "Yudhishthira said, 'Tell me, O grandsire, by what frame of soul should one kill one's grief when one loses one's wealth, or when one's wife, or son, or sire, dies.'

    "Yudhishthira said, 'Tell me, O grandsire, by what frame of soul should one kill one's grief when one loses one's wealth, or when one's wife, or son, or sire, dies.' "Bhishma said, 'When one's wealth is lost, or one's wife or son or sire is dead, one certainly says to oneself...
    Abhih123 Abhih123 22-25, M Sep 16, 2013

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    I'Ve Always Seen It...

    I suppose some people go through life without realizing this piece of wisdom until something untowards affects them. I have always realized this, which is why I make sure to not let any issue grow out of control and regret anything. If I do, what will happen when it is too late...
    EmotionalPrincess EmotionalPrincess 22-25, F Jan 29, 2013

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    Life Flies

    I can't believe I'm going to be 27 years old this year
    karla86 karla86 26-30, F 31 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    The Past Never Come Back !

    I was a gifted student when i was at high school. Then I went easily to my university. I began to become a lazy student. I played game all the time. It was absolutely my results was very upset. My parents is very disappointed about me. My friends and teachers think that i'm a...
    longriver92 longriver92 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    I Almost Died After Receiving A Root Canal

    I realized that life is too short when I almost died from a routine dental procedure. the day I came home after I had received a root canal the pain began to get worse. the left side of my face began to swell. by the second day my body began to reject the antibiotics that the...
    reneemk reneemk 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2012

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    This is one thing that I have realized

    that time past by FAST. Just awhile ago I was thinking about college and counted the years I'll use to study. And run through the things that I want to achive. It's not enough. It's not enough time to be rich live life the way I wanted to be WHILE I'm young. It's just...
    AwkwardChameleon7 AwkwardChameleon7 13-15, F Mar 28

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    Down Is Only A Direction

    My heart has been in pain for quite some time over one particular man. I loved him. I hoped and hoped that things would be different, but they aren't. And I have a secret to tell you: it is ok :) You know why? because life is too short to feel hurt over someone who doesn't treat...
    happyadventurer happyadventurer 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    Continues , Finding my way, ,,In Loving Memories

    Lives goes on and on in every day life, May I just don't understand life and what it means that is why I feel so lost with out my beloved,being so close to someone like they are a real part of me,,,A real part, my other half it feels like I was cloned and I see my self as a young...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F Oct 11, 2013

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    Maya And Freedom , Swami Vivekananda

        "Trailing clouds of glory we come," says the poet. Not all of us come as trailing clouds of glory however; some of us come as trailing black fogs; there can be no question about that. But every one of us comes into this world to fight, as on a battlefield. We come here...
    Abhih123 Abhih123 22-25, M Jul 30, 2013

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    I Miss You And Still Think About You Every Day.

    I've lost so many friends. I've lost most to suicide because i wasn't strong enough to help them. I only cried and was being pathetic over it. I realized.. I never got to say bye to them. It ended with a fight to each person because of my bipolar. I don't pitty myself and I hope...
    Theworldneedshope Theworldneedshope 13-15, T 2 Responses Oct 27, 2012

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    It's not that life is short,

    it's we wait too long to start living it. Start enjoying it from the moment your born to the moment you die, that's the best we can do.
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M Mar 23

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    Life Is Flowing Out Like Water From A Broken Jar. Curious Still How Men Do Evil Deeds In This World!

    Old age watches us, roaring like a tigress. Disease, like enemies, is striking us often. Life is flowing out like water from a broken jar. Curious still how men do evil deeds in this world! The sun by his coming and going every hour is lessening the life of man. Time...
    Abhih123 Abhih123 22-25, M Mar 9, 2013

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    Franklin Quote

    I think Ben Franklin is credited with saying "Live every day as if it were your last, for one day, you're certain to be right."
    TimeTrvler TimeTrvler 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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    Happy Birthday Mom

    When I was 8 my mom got hurt at work. She fell off a ladder and dislocated two disks in her back and neck. She had the one in her neck removed and they knicked a nerve, giving her "spazms", that would make her heart almost stop everytime they happened. Well, she started going to...
    jennylove329 jennylove329 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2012

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    Be Good And Enjoy Life

    Twice in my life I have come very close to death. The first time, (I was 15 and it was at my own hand) was a life changing experience but I was still suffering from superman syndrome (the subconscious belief/feeling that you will never grow old or die). The second time, (I was 23...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 1 Response Mar 20, 2013

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    I Have Lightened Up Over The Years

    I think the older I get the less things get to me. I am pretty easy going for the most part. I have really lightened up and just want to enjoy life. To each his own. Who am I to judge anyone!
    summerfire summerfire 46-50, F Jun 18, 2013

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    Silent Noise

    it lingers within me as a part of me, lived inside me there no way out but to take a risk to be free from this pain i would give anything to be able to live and be normal as others i would fight for the life that i want, i would not give up as the people around me do so i accept...
    aiahqoh aiahqoh 16-17, F Nov 2, 2012

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    The Truth

    The last breadth is the toughest one to take. And I am moving towards it.. Faster than i thought. It is also an opportunity. To remember your contribution to the society. Not everyone can be a Rushdie. But maybe i will reach someone..
    tHeSaInTnThEsiNner tHeSaInTnThEsiNner 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    Future

    The world seems so big but yet its so small, like any other thing we never know what the big things or small things in life are. We never know whats ahead of us or what will come upon us. You think of whats in store for you and who you'll be, if you'll succeed or not, have a...
    AtHeartN AtHeartN 16-17, F Nov 3, 2012

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    So Live It

    to the full every day i wan't born a woman in body but am in mind have spent too long conforming to being a male so now I will be as much a woman as I can for the rest of my life and if I can change sex in that time i will life is too short not to
    christinemelody christinemelody 56-60, T Jul 14, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I m 31. Married for ten years. In a joint family. Have two children. Daughter 9 yrs and son 7. And want to specify that I love my husband a lot and even he does. Now my problem is...
    Plsbdecent Plsbdecent 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My song, GOODBYE TO YESTERDAY Here I stand before you all. To testify before I fall. I've lived through life with few regrets. Had a child of my own that is heaven sent. A...
    DoveBreath DoveBreath 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I think life is too short to worry about all of the things that scare you. I think you should be spontaneous and adventurous so that when you look back on your past twenty years...
    maleyhiller maleyhiller 16-17, F Mar 26

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    I'm not writing this to speak of myself ,I've done that already in my storys & confessions here I want people here to read this to know that life can change for the better...
    bob350 bob350 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    Life is cruel sometimes but you have to push through- you'll be all right :) People have bullied me and hurt me before- and it still greatly impacts my self-esteem today. But you...
    calmingmelody calmingmelody 13-15, F Mar 27

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    So this is my life. I'm a very shy girl and I was happy until I was 9. After what happened when I was 9, my life became very bad and painful. And then I wanted to suicide. But...
    DarkEmoAngel06 DarkEmoAngel06 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    My panic disorder is out of hand and is completely taking over my life. I'm unable to get a job or keep down a college course. I struggle to even step outside without feeling...
    MeganCaroline MeganCaroline 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Sometimes you got to make choices you don't want to. Sometimes life gets overwhelming and you got to sit back and think about what the right thing to do is. Sometimes you got to be...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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      I occasionally come across a group of people who feel adamant about me writing a autobiography. Every time somebody says this to me, I find myself swollen with pride from...
    CaraLina CaraLina 18-21 1 day ago

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    Since I was a little boy I didn't communicate with people. I was something like an introvert. Instead of improving my social life I started different activities like martial arts...
    ghos7 ghos7 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    I want a drastic change immediadely,but i can't have it,sometimes you just need to calm down and leave the change come to you,go with the flow like river to the sea, you flow and...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    This is a story about four people named;- SOMEBODY, EVERYBODY,ANYBODY AND NOBODY..... There was an important job to be done and EVERYBODY was sure that SOMEBODY would do it...
    vansai vansai 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 25

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