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I Remember Life Before Ep

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    What, you mean there was life before the Internet? Actually, technically I suppose Internet (then ARPANET, but that's what it was) went international in 1973, before my birth. Oh...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    Life before birth or life before the Internet. Or is there such a thing. Big Blue is before most our time.
    oreter oreter 70+, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    Well before I discovered the internet. I actually had a life before then. I was more sociable, and went out A LOT. I attended many after school programs and had a very good...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Not only before the internet......also before the monster!!! Yep, the cell phone. I remember those days when we just dropped into anyone's house without thinking if we are welcome...
    miazeus miazeus 56-60, F 25 Responses Oct 6

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    No I obviously don't, I'm far too young for that. But I do remember when computers where novelties, I remember when a lot of households including my own didn't have computers. Hell...
    TheCreatorOfAll TheCreatorOfAll 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 20

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    Honestly I didn't discover internet until I was 13 years old. I of course had played on a computer before, but those were just game discs and what not. Yes that seems strange for...
    TakeMeAway15 TakeMeAway15 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Ok I will have a tirade about how much better life was before internet aimed at you kids who are on your smartphones all day. And I will do this on EP posting from my new iPhone 6...
    Krist0f Krist0f 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 12

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    Remember having to pull out the phone book to order pizza? Or to call ANYONE for that matter who's number you didn't have committed to memory? ( If you were also around during that...
    redjunior redjunior 36-40, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well I don't go that far back but I do remember in elementary school when we didn't even know what the internet was. Oh and I remember when my brother had a pager.
    oness123 oness123 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    When you're 50 everyone calls you sir or mister. Iv gotten used to it tho. I mean who in there right mind would object when a beautiful woman walks up to you in smiles and says...
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 4

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    I remember seeing the Internet in 1991/92 for the first time. The browser was called Netscape. The 'Internet' was only sites in the university. There were no images. Just text. I...
    princecorum princecorum 51-55, M 6 Responses Oct 5

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    When I was growing up at the age of six I started taking piano lessons. At the age of nine had my own paper route delivering 40 papers daily except Sunday. Every house had two...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 12

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    Internet takes life out of my life
    p7000 p7000 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    Life is simple and lots of fun playing with real friends and teasing nieghbors ;)
    bing26 bing26 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    The internet in the late 90's and early 2000's were awesome. I hate how the internet turned. The internet is so full of **** now, it is sad.
    wastedglory wastedglory 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I hate computers. I'm 18 years old, yet I find them so complicated. Currently citing an essay, but trying to format on this computer is impossible for me. I'm just about ready to...
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 25

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    We got to experience the real world fully, in all its wonder and splendour. And man was I bored.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 26

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    Having to go through a card catalog in the school library to find where a book was located. God I hated that .
    theirthere theirthere 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 28

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    I think in a lot of ways it was better and i miss how people actually stopped and talked to one another. You dont see that as much now a days.  Even in a small town where i...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Those were the best days, I would actually see people instead of just messaging them!
    mattys1 mattys1 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I miss everything! Lightening Bugs, Bon fires, sweet tea, wading in the dark
    militarymom1364 militarymom1364 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Pretty much...me and the pooch right now xD
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    I live in the middle of nowhere internet wasnt really a thing I got into until I was much older because the connection was quite bad It wasnt really worth trying but I am...
    Abusing Abusing 22-25 1 Response Oct 4

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    And how did I find my way from A to Z!? No idea
    noplacetobreathe noplacetobreathe 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    NYC is the bomb.#statue of liberty #freedom tower#selfies#timesquare
    Somke11 Somke11 13-15, M Oct 6

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    And then there was dial-up....
    Lovethebump Lovethebump 26-30, M 6 Responses Oct 9

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    I sometimes feel that in the 19-20th century people were illiterally-literate and now people are literally-illiterate.
    AksharGoyal AksharGoyal 13-15, M Oct 12

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    It was better back then. Everyone had to talk face to face or over the telephone, none of this snapchat, webcam, social networking websites crap. Where all anyone ever does is...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 12

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    This is just based on my Opinion but to me, I'm basing what I am saying on the Obvious. I was born in the 90's so I grew up with the Internet being born but I was not surrounded...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    The only way to see naked ladies was if you could find your dads playboy stash. And forget about ****, the best you could hope for were the 'Friday night specials.'
    colddeck colddeck 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Going through a few of the stories here and I can't help but to laugh, especially about the phone book ones and the adult magazine ones!
    euphorian euphorian 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    What follows is an account of a dream I had 35 years ago. It was of a place I read about after “seeing” (as in a vision) it in the dream. You’ve heard of it; it’s heaven...
    CallmeIshmael CallmeIshmael 61-65, M 3 hrs ago

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    I sometimes think about the people I meet, or almost meet. If their life is different because I didn't say hi, or smile, or introduce myself. If they would remember my face years...
    overexcitable overexcitable 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    Haven't posted a story on here in a while. Here goes. So, what has happened to me over the past 8 months. In a nutshell, I got a BF, we had some wonderful times together and some...
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    To begin with, to all the women out there who tell men like me it's all about confidence just be happy with who you are and people will like you. I call BS because for someone who...
    LifesFight LifesFight 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    Wasn't like this before. I could tackle any problem. But life is truly hell now, and I don't even know where to start. And my inability to impact change in my own life irritates...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl 36-40, F 18 hrs ago

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    I would like to share my first kiss which was kinda funny and the most memorable kiss for me. Both me and my girlfriend had been going out together for 3 months or so but I didn't...
    kashif93 kashif93 22-25, M 18 hrs ago

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    When you're alone, do you think of me? And my diamond ring's thrown out to sea. And when you love, do you love for me? Like harmony, a never ending dream. Oh well, oh well. I...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    I do drink, but I have never drank so much that i got drunk. I always like to be in control of myself, so i drink just enough to be tipsy, but not totally drunk. I want to remember...
    Crazycoral84 Crazycoral84 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    Sometimes we have to realize that WE are the person that appears for a reason. Perhaps we are there to help develop that person's confidence, to show them their potential, or to...
    WritesAtNight WritesAtNight 36-40, F 9 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    It was a long time ago when I was here. In a galaxy far far away perhaps. Just wanted to pay a visit and see if any of the old school hang outs are still here. A lot has changed...
    JessTheBest JessTheBest 26-30, T