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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Do you remember life before handphones and things like texting, emails, chatting?? I dont even think its possible to live without a mobile but i did once! Weirdly enough things did...
    fatin27 fatin27 26-30, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Life before the internet was great, I just didn't know it at the time. It was so simple. I was in high school when social media became the 'in' thing. I wish I knew how...
    fullen fullen 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The first computer we ever had was DOS. I remember I had to put the big black floppy disk (whatever it's called) into the computer to play games. It was just a keyboard and monitor...
    adhane05 adhane05 22-25, M 9 Responses Jun 28

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    I remember how much more life was full of color and now it's just gray and dull 😔
    Nateweezy Nateweezy 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yep, I remember being in the womb at that time too...
    Mannz Mannz 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    Well, I for one can sure remember that. Here's a classic example of how we would have fun - and probably a precursor to the internet! My best friend lived in the house opposite me...
    CarMechanic CarMechanic 66-70, M 7 Responses Jun 27

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    I remember back when kids and teenagers actually interacted with each other, by talking to each other face to face and by playing games like hide n' seek. But now that everything...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 11 Responses Jul 12

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    I remember the closest thing we had was a Word Processor. I was AMAZED to see a 'typewriter' that didn't have a carriage and that I was able to make corrections with a cursor !!
    MysticTraveler MysticTraveler 51-55, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am glad the internet is here in a way. Cause I wouldn't have met half of the people I have without it. Although, I wish it wasn't here because no one wants to go out and hang...
    chandy2014 chandy2014 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    It was fascinating. People outside. Games. And. Things to do.
    iamnoor iamnoor 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    CD players and an extra pair of AA batteries in everyone's pocket.
    RedPowerRangerJoJo RedPowerRangerJoJo 16-17, M 17 Responses Jul 17

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    When you could spend hours playing games like british bulldog, hide and seek, tag. Or building a treehouse/fort, or simply going outside
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    Back in high school even with Windows 95 and not being interested. I would mostly just be by myself and play Super Nintendo rather than be on the computer. Now, it's Facebook and...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am so happy to have experienced high school, and middle school for that matter, without the presence of smartphones and social media. I feel as though we are the last of our kind...
    Court1eleven Court1eleven 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Too much technology! I'm just as guilty as our youth of today. Since when did sitting side by side on our iPhones constitute spending time together? :-/
    PeachMoscato PeachMoscato 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Definitely! Needed to make an emergency call? You had to make it to a pay phone. The idea of webpages for all to see and connecting to the world... was unbelievable. Cars often did...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 5 days ago

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    I am not against technology, however, some times I sit and wonder if all the advancements in the world are to the benefit of people or just making society want more for less. When...
    aussieman01 aussieman01 51-55, M Jul 15

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    The first life I remember is before the first europeans arrived to what they would call the New World. My father was a chief. I was engaged to the son of a neighboring tribe who...
    SkylarPurdy SkylarPurdy 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    you fi careful A di people yuh know Caz nuff a dem nuh real, dem a foe You fi careful A di places yuh go Be careful a di faces you know You fi careful A di friends weh you keep...
    ladyebugg ladyebugg 18-21, F Jul 12

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    Why do every person I care about always leave me...I've only had 1 real relationship in my life before. The very first one last almost 3 years. We broke up after I moved back home...
    Sorasai Sorasai 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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    I'd give this life for a new life ..... I often spend alot of time daydreaming about a new life completely void of the reality I've lives for so long I don't think I can honestly...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    What would it be like to gaze into your honey glazed eyes and feel your hands press on my back as I taste your lips? What would it feel like to be injected deeply by you and feel...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I am a mormon. We do not believe in sex before marriage. I fell in love, completely madly, wildly in love with someone when I was 15. We were together for years and I have my whole...
    negativenancyy negativenancyy 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    [Read the first two parts before this to make sense! :)] He never talked to me for two weeks. No eye contact, no conversation, not even seeing him. Nothing. It's like his whole...
    EllaAfter EllaAfter 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    July 25. Keep at It. Keep practicing your recovery behaviors, even when they feel awkward, even when they haven't quite taken yet, even if you don't get it yet. Sometimes it...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    One summer I went to the public pool with my little brother, he was 8 at the time, he was sitting there over hearing me and my friends conversation, he then says "Is there blood in...
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    THE STORY OF A BLIND GIRL :There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She...
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    i look back and remember when i left home, moved out at the age of fourteen. a fourteen year old moving to another country all by her own.. i was so young then, so inexperienced...
    meowshelbs meowshelbs 16-17, F Jul 16

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    The most frightening experience of my life happened to be when I was very young. I can't remember exactly how young I was. definitely before I was 10. But it was swimming class...
    Movingpicture Movingpicture 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I got married at 19 in 1974. It was a tough adjustment. I admit that I was pampered at home. Last child and only boy, my mom doted on me. So did my dad until something happened...
    chojunmiyagi chojunmiyagi 56-60, M Jun 28

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    Well, it is easy to feel this way, because "they" keep telling your to just run faster, run harder, run with more of your "passion", and it will all be okay. They tell you not to...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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    In late 2012/early 2013, I had a dream about a guy I'd never seen before. I hope I'm not the only one, and with this hope, I'll share my story. It was like any other school night...
    WaterFae WaterFae 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    “23 Painfully True Lessons You Learn By Age 23 1. You are not your failures or rejections. You are not the boy who couldn’t love you, the job you couldn’t get, the school who...
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