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I Remember Life Before Ep

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    How Can I Forget

    When I recall my life before EP I realize that I was on the verge of a total breakdown. I was getting screwed from all directions. Whether it was relationships, career or even health. My life was miserable and meaningless. One day I found EP and within a few weeks I was very...
    Tien101 Tien101 18-21 2 Responses Feb 24, 2012

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    Oh My...

    My life before EP was dull, and wasn't very filled with fun. I never used to talk much before EP, and even though I had a lot of friends, I didn't feel complete. I would never sleep at night, and when it was time for school, I'd drain myself completely dry of energy for the day...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9, 2011

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    It Was Not Long Ago

    Yet, it feels like another life time, I know I might lose EP any second, yet I can't imagine my life without it.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 15 Responses Dec 13, 2009

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    How I Dreamed My Way Here.

    Before ep I had never surfed the web. I hadn't even been on the internet before. I didn't know how it even worked! When John got sick I got dial up to find some information on how to help him and for the kids school work. After he died I would used the net to pay my bills...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2009

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    Life With Ep

    My situation is similar to another member on this site. I had never used the internet or even a computer.  I had managed sufficiently with pen and paper. A friend brought me a computer and introduced me to technology, I am not a computer whizz kid. I self-taught myself...
    jophene jophene 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2009

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    Disconnected

    Before I found out about ep, I felt somewhat disconnected; I live in a city that's boring, so there's nothing a lot to do except going to park, petting zoo, and the beach, this gets tiring for a while. Also, I played computer golf, solitaire, and spider solitaire, I...
    LittleLena LittleLena 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 13, 2009

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    What's The Difference?

    Ah, yes, my life before EP. Before I discovered EP, I was always on Myspace (back when it was still hot) doing the same things I do on EP. I didn't have a life then, and I still don't have a life now.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Nov 23, 2011

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    I lived with the Amish as a kid. I remember life before electricity! ;)
    Jpfunjunky Jpfunjunky 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I remember life before the internet where human beings could actually sit down in person and have a face to face conversation.
    h3yjay h3yjay 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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    Have u ever thought that in just 14 short years we got iPhones and galaxies I remember life before they existed :0
    blondegrey2020 blondegrey2020 13-15, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    It seems so long ago. And in ways, it was. I'm only 25 and I remember when I didn't have the internet, or a computer. Life was real. I wasn't drawn to electronics and addicted. I...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I loved reading books and writing letters back in the day. I read a good book instead of surfing the web. I wrote long letters instead of posting updates. Gosh I miss those days...
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I remember I used to go outside with my friends and hang out and jump rope etc
    Kayl1995 Kayl1995 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I can remember people asking me for change for a dollar so they could use the pay phone. I can appreciate the internet but sometimes I miss talking to the people I was helping out...
    bkboxer609 bkboxer609 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    I remember limited tv options, time to bike wherever, even to creeks and sand pits, to water drainage ditch/culverts to explore on dry days. Kick-the-can in the summer nights or...
    Soullovr Soullovr 56-60, M 10 Responses Sep 2

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    Yup I remember those times. If you had a dedicated computer phone line and a 28.8k baud modem you were the ****. I don't think anything is that slow anymore.
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Who remembers pagers? Huh!?
    gypsybelle gypsybelle 41-45, F 43 Responses Sep 5

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    Hell, I remember huge black and white TVs, dial phones, phone booths for a dime, cheap gas and a fill up gave you free glass wear.
    MrPlank MrPlank 51-55, M 9 Responses Sep 6

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    I remember using those really big apple computers in school. Then my father brought home a computer for first time. It was the weirdest thing. One thing I don't miss was the dial...
    truthexplodes truthexplodes 26-30, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    I was 11 before we got a puter. It was a commodore 128.
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M Aug 20

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    I'm pretty glad I had a childhood before the internet.
    jhenifad jhenifad 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    Of course I do and it was a good time. Just as this time is a good time. It's just different and young people face a lot more challenges now. I also see a lot of loneliness...
    RagnarLodbrok RagnarLodbrok 41-45, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Life was simpler- no computers, no cell phones, no facebook and definity no other social media. No internet garbage either. Limitet online games - what a concept. :))
    larrlee larrlee 61-65, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I quit Facebook, now I'm thinkin social media in general is not for me anymore. It's more of a habit that doesn't really bring anyone closer. I'm takin it old school!
    SettlerNoMore SettlerNoMore 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I'm a HUGE fan of Harry Potter and found a website where they make custom handmade wands. 😃My mom said shell give me the money so I can order it as a late birthday present...
    LunaRay19 LunaRay19 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    People were more simple to deal with and get along with = also I had lots of fun going fishing , camping and story telling , lots of out doors adventures with others and also had...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Aug 23

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    Boy, do I love pizza. Pepperoni. Mmm
    ImAPirate ImAPirate 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    Hand written letters, typewriters, only land lines unless you had a cb(like truck drivers). Communication is what it's all about.
    grameecarolyn grameecarolyn 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    For all you 90's kids....stick on earrings, beanie babies, Silly Putty, and last but not least...Bill Nye the Science Guy. Can I get an Amen?
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 31

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    Dating Naked on M3TV? Ummmmm is it just me..? Or is reality TV getting more ridiculous?
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    Ah, how I wish the whole world's internet would just freeze for a day and we could all go back to 4 tv channels, everyone sitting enjoying each others company over a nice game of...
    1amlonely 1amlonely 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I don't know how I coped without the internet. :)
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 11

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    When I came up, I didn't have a cell phone, no internet and having a VCR was a big deal. I'm worried about kids who are dependent on their phone, Facebook, etc. Critical and...
    WaterOx WaterOx 41-45, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    ...but it is really good to be able to talk about difficult, challenging and risque subjects with total strangers who do not judge you. Only the internet can enable this kind of...
    Geoff76 Geoff76 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    Whatever happened to people talking face-to-face?
    thr080766 thr080766 46-50, M 11 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm 27 and technology is the devil lol not really but you get what I'm saying I was baffled when I saw they allow 13-15 year olds on here what ****** experience have you been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Well yeah I'm a Viking, what can I say. I just realised that we could have avoided those horrible crusades if we had done a better job at slaughtering Christians during our...
    RagnarLodbrok RagnarLodbrok 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    But that doesn't necessarily mean I miss them, heh. One thing I do miss, however, is how much more involved people tended to be. It's like the internet has broadened out contacts...
    RobertBetrois RobertBetrois 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    Ahhhh good ol' days good ol' days !!! I feel sad tho :(
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Life before rescuing my little monster was just so grey and sad. It's true, no matter what my dog will always be my bestfriend first, before any human lol Unconditional love at it...
    rxplvrs rxplvrs 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    This past summer (summer 2014) has been by far one of the most terrible I have ever had to live through. Luckily, someone famous once said that bad experiences are there to be...
    gabenator123 gabenator123 16-17, M Aug 31

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    I remember I was accused of being a stalker while in (10thGrd) high school. I got confronted by a group of girls saying i was stalking their friend and that they were going to the...
    Storyboard0241 Storyboard0241 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    For a while in my life the last few years, off and on, there was some beautiful moments of repose. The last of which was several months ago. Don't get me wrong, I have always been...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 29 mins ago

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    Dying While Giving Birth In my most recent past life I was a mother of four, when I gave birth to my youngest I died of infection in the hospital. In this lifetime my father is a...
    Futuete Futuete 46-50, F 11 mins ago

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    It was actually just a couple of months back. I was at a party with my best friend, her boyfriend and their friends. There was this guy who I had known for a year already, and I...
    sunflowerheaven sunflowerheaven 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    So I'm a little nervous about posting this here, but I guess I just felt the need to talk about it. I've had what I believe are some very vivid past life stuff, mainly what I talk...
    acerbuskeeper acerbuskeeper 18-21, T Aug 29

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    I am a Russian man and I would like to share a story about my life. When I was 7 years old, I began to go to school. I was surrounded by my parents, my maternal grandfather and his...
    alexalan alexalan 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I wish there was some kind of NLP or way to train my brain to have an eidetic memory and remember everything I have ever read. It really would be all I need and an improvement on...
    Kittenpowee Kittenpowee 31-35, F 5 hrs ago