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I Realise That Life Is Short

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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 1 Response Apr 17, 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 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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    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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    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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    Littlebikiechick Littlebikiechick 41-45, F Jan 19

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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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    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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    *Deeeeeeep Siiiiigh* What

    if I could raise my IQ to 164? What if I'm actually an Alien from another planet? What if camping is fun? What if we all die and nothing happens? What if Nirvana does exist? Why did Kurt Cobain commit suicide? What is a giraffe? Who is Elvis? ...Lady Gaga? Why...
    TheAnonymousINFx TheAnonymousINFx 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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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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    I came to a realization about three years ago

    that truly life is short , that there is a finite time that we have on tis planet. So why do so many of us just exist instead of truly living our lives full-on looking and craving for new experiences and sensations. We nee to make the most of that time that we are granted , it...
    Steven49WPG Steven49WPG 46-50, M 2 Responses May 6

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2012

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    Why can't we do something else in life?

    I don't know how to ask I'm a eccentric person. Hmmm maybe what does college teach us? I want to go to college but why can't we do something else too? Like multi task. Besides work and school. Deep thoughts.
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    "I just had to let it go" http://m.

    youtube.com/watch?v=KAU6VBxJL6M
    Ashishishe Ashishishe 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 25

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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...
    VainGoddess VainGoddess 22-25, F Jan 29, 2013

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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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    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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    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 1 Response 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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    Life

    Yes life is short but sometimes I wish it was shorter.
    koolkatjossie koolkatjossie 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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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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    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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    "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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    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, T 1 Response Mar 20, 2013

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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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    I'm a girl who doesn't know how to control my

    emotions well, especially negative emotions. I hold on to things and then all the negativities explode on people around me, people I love and therefore I harm them directly but indirectly at the same time, because sometimes they have no clue why I'm mad. I was bullied for...
    dianashih1223 dianashih1223 18-21, F Aug 7

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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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    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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    Life is short. I guess I never fully understand

    that phrase until today. A close officemate of mine passed away yesterday. She went to this beach to engage in a scuba diving activity. Unfortunately, she had a heart attack while under water. It makes me sad because shes really been such a good officemate to me. She always...
    sayangeiram sayangeiram 22-25, F Aug 6

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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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    Why do life have to be mess up First min it's

    great Next a it terrible When everything is great It gets took away How is life going to be at the end?
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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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 Dec 15, 2012

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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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    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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    Decisions will cost you.

    ..make it worth the outcome!!
    melXlo melXlo 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30

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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 36 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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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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    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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    I realize that there is

    so many things in life that I want to do to make my life more meaningful. I want to do more volunteer work :) I want to go overseas and do something awesome, see and experience the world, the different cultures :) There are so many meaningful things that I want to do with my...
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 18-21 1 Response May 2

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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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    Not Different Than Yours

    Knowing life is short, and feeling it. Being on the short end of the life stick, i am feeling it :-), but I have lots left I want to do.
    coloco coloco 61-65, M Dec 30, 2012

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