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I Remember Life Before Ep

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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 22-25, M Nov 23, 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 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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    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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    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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    I even remember life before answering machines. I'm talking the way back time. You'd call someone and they would be out living their life and...the phone would just ring. If it...
    ImpishToad ImpishToad 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 3

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    I lived with the Amish as a kid. I remember life before electricity! ;)
    Jpfunjunky Jpfunjunky 31-35, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    oh yes of course! well, life before internet...yeah simple topic I remember very well! I used to... and then... ehm.... -.- No, ****, life before internet DOESN'T exist! lol...
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Life before the Internet? Hell, I can remember before there was Colour Telly!!!!
    Riffster Riffster 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Had this conversation with someone at work a week ago. We where talking about being plugged in and the internet and all the gadgets that access the internet. His said "I can't...
    galdran galdran 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Oh I just hate saying this. I remember when....it's bullshit. We all love our little smarty phones and tablets. Imagine picking up a ginormous map while driving! Or waiting for...
    ImFoolish ImFoolish 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    It was a life that is worth living. I get to play with friends without even taking pictures for Instagram or blogs and even facebook but the memories will surely be in my heart. It...
    officialwanderer officialwanderer 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    I remember building cubby houses out of sticks and gum nuts were money for good sticks kept us entertained for hours...or talking about how the world began..sleeping on my best...
    wherethewildthingswere wherethewildthingswere 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I remember when we had dial up and how it made that annoying noise! The Internet has changed so much in the past decade it's crazy!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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    I remember waiting by the mailbox for the postman when I was a kid. I belonged to the weekly reader book club. Every week during the summer I would get a book in the mail. Green...
    smokethis smokethis 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 30

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    I remember being able to finish my homework without Google or Wikipedia. Kids now a days are spoiled with search engines...
    RiceBunny55 RiceBunny55 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 30

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    I do..even though I was a little kid. I remember my parents carrying around those gigantic cell phones. And watching tapes instead of DVDs. I miss those times. But I am addicted to...
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 2

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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 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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    And before smart phones, where you could actually have a conversation with them in person without them looking at some freaking screen tapping away, or taking 'selfies', Just makes...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    I wish we had internet when I was younger. There is so much knowledge being shared online (too bad there is also tons of crap). It's also a wonderful thing to be able to connect...
    Krist0f Krist0f 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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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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    Less drama, more interaction with friends and family. Eating at the dinner table. Having more conversations about what happened during the day. It was a simpler way of life.
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I find in some ways how using the internet has become such an essential thing it seems, or at least a most convenient thing, is a bit like how I found life changing when I learned...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    Honestly, we all were living without it, the generation over 30 years old. Now i cant live a day without net. I allways check profiles of strangers, im curious about their pics, i...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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    In my youth: Kids write a letter to him/her and giving it to her in school. What i see last days: Kids write a letter to him/her (i was astonished they write on real paper) and...
    plutoniumoxid plutoniumoxid 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    The friends who are in front of you are the only friends you're with.
    szchwakovpf szchwakovpf 18-21, M Aug 3

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    you meet with your friends to hang out at the designated time and place with no mobile and yet managed to get together fine. no one worries about where their mobile is or what is...
    remydodol remydodol 36-40, F 11 Responses Aug 7

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    When you could have an intelligent conversation/discussion without someone saying either a) let me google that, or b) that's not what it said on xyz.com etc. Google has single...
    killaswfc killaswfc 31-35, M Aug 7

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    Doing homework with using ansiklopedia not wikipedia !
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    It saddens me today that it seems that many of the younger generation knows little about face to face conversation. They are happy to hide behind their computers and phone...
    KarlPirrottina KarlPirrottina 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    It was so simple and there is something so beautiful and calming about simplicity.
    enza105 enza105 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 15

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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 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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    Boy, do I love pizza. Pepperoni. Mmm
    ImAPirate ImAPirate 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have memories of being an uncle who died around a year before I was born. I used to remember a lot more as a child but my mother decided not to influence me into thinking about...
    girlfromtralfamadore girlfromtralfamadore 18-21, F Aug 2

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    I just found out that he's died. Crashed his tractor on the A1. They cut him out of it, then he died in hospital. He was 19. Once upon a time he was my light. The boy I became...
    ssssmills ssssmills 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I've saved a life before :)
    MegaGenius MegaGenius 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    It's so hard to put yourself first, but sometimes, we all need to take a minute, pause the craziness that is our lives, and take some time to think if we are truly happy where we...
    lostinlove12399 lostinlove12399 13-15, M Aug 4

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    So, it's been 3 months since my boyfriend broke up with me. We were together for almost a year. He is two years younger than me. He broke up with me over text. I remember calling...
    Mitsuko15 Mitsuko15 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    I'm new here woo. I've only seen a couple posts but I thought it'd be good just posting about my life, its just crazy as hell. I'll just start off with a little about my childhood...
    israelll israelll 16-17, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Addiction to on line games and worlds is a concern of mine, since I've faced it repeatedly and I've seen it so much over the years. It's sad and we need help. If you are facing...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Aug 9

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    I had breakups before but they were never painful. The first breakup that really hurt me was when I was 14 years old. I remember that we could see each other only every two weeks...
    zyakkui zyakkui 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I've started this little project called "My Life Almanac." What it is is a catalog of every day of the year, and under each day I collect all the information that I can about me...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5