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I Respect Emotions But Dont Dwell On Pathos

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    My Existentialism

    Spiritually speaking, I don't believe in definite answers. I've found myself uncomfortable when people expected me to believe in simplistic notions of love, as if goodness was self-evident. I used to be called SourSweet here because I wanted to express how opposites can echo one...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 1 Response Nov 25, 2011

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    Because

    I don't believe in it, I have an instinctive aversion to self-indulging pathos. Still I've been there, it may be a necessary stage towards healing. After a while I feel like I'm choking in something completely useless that holds me back and becomes a self-delusion. 
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 3 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    I'm twenty years old and living at home with my parents and younger sister (18). I'm in community college and heading out of state next year. Now, here's a simple statement: I don...
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    There are things in the life that I can't change & I KNOW this...but I still dwell on those things...at least for awhile. I eventually move on from that to something else. I can...
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    A man who refuses to treat a woman with respect isn't a real man in my opinion
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    I can't change what happened in the past. I can only live in the present and be the best wife so that I will always be number one, even if sometimes (because I dwell on the past to...
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    I use my emotions as a guide for me. I use anger to let me know that something is blocking me from having what I want. I use happiness to let me know I am getting what I want. I...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 30

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    Hi, so I guess I'll start by telling you about myself and what I've been going through. I'm 17, currently still studying, love animals, enjoy learning, relish in vacations and...I...
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    I just posted this to Yahoo Answers. This is yet another reason I wonder how straight men can constantly put up with the $#|% that straight women force feed them on the daily basis...
    DonnaDomm DonnaDomm 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I want to learn how to handle my emotions while under attack. It is critical to be able to be my best self, or at least an acceptable version of myself, when I am under attack...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 3

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    so from my own experiences, it is not ok to show how you are feeling if it is in any way negative. I am at a low right now, and any time i dont want to talk or am not peppy happy...
    lilbit33 lilbit33 22-25, F Dec 4

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    its so crazy how people can be so up and down 24 hours a day. How a person can change your mood from one moment to the next.or an experience can make you feel either powerful or...
    neesieluv neesieluv 22-25, F Dec 11

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    There's a difference between respecting other religions and respecting the people who believe in other religions. As a Christian, I cannot in good conscience respect any religion...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Don't expect any political correctness here. If you adhere to a religion, a certain extent of willful ignorance, or at least misinformation, is implied. And I do not respect...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's my nature to respect everyone! Be a good role model for my sister Respect others and they will respect you too
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Nov 25

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    If it's not hurting anybody, then what's the problem? I don't feel that one religion is better than another. I was taught to respect others religions. And that is what I try to do...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    I have my learner's permit. A couple of months ago I was driving. We had to go to the grocery store and the dollar store. I was leaving the parking lot of the grocery store, and I...
    s123456789s s123456789s 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    Love & Respect yourself and others will Love & Respect you
    KA1977 KA1977 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    Feeling just kind of sad when there's really no reason to be sad and just not knowing what life has in store for my future can be anxiety provoking. Wanting to have more time to do...
    alwaysokayy alwaysokayy 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 24

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    Too many people get stuck in their stubborn ways and habits that they've gotten use to over the course of their life. You have to step outside of your comfort zone or you will...
    ozboybrian ozboybrian 26-30 4 Responses Nov 25

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    i always treat people with respect and honor them for who they are , but as soon as someone starts disrespecting me i don't want anything to do with that person, either i...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M Nov 25

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    Isn't Thanksgiving Day supposed to be spent with your family and surrounded by love? And if somebody doesn't want to do something or say something, why do they accuse you for...
    breannabmk1023 breannabmk1023 13-15, F Nov 27

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    When I feel hurt I get angry and when I get angry I become stubborn and resentful. I have a war inside myself and the other person has no clue about it. They don't know how I feel...
    bexk bexk 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I don't know what it is. But I'm just so mad, sad, upset, depressed. I have mixed emotions right now and it's just so overwhelming, also my little brother has bad anger issues and...
    Midnightangelx Midnightangelx 16-17, F Nov 29

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    I have learned that silence is a huge strength. it's easy to just let go everything but hard to restraint yrself from expressing yr anger. Hmm I heard that certain people felt...
    DNightTrain DNightTrain 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 29

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    I'm desperately trying to control my breathing, so that I don't start bursting a rage, and cry. ****, I hate emotions.
    PokeCotard PokeCotard 13-15, M Dec 1

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    I have to say I have the utmost respect for all women. I work with a lot of women at my job and I never realized how much harassment they get until I started working with them...
    countryguy30 countryguy30 22-25, M Dec 3

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    It's been awhile hasn't it ? Since you were able to breathe air Being in that dwelling cave for over 70 years must of been lonesome The thoughts eventually became pictures and the...
    Brandon15shawana Brandon15shawana 16-17, M Dec 8

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    So I'm definitely someone who is less emotional and more logical because, for some reason, I always associate emotions with irrationality, even though that's not always the case...
    VicAshley01 VicAshley01 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    Ok, people always ask me if I believe in god. I'm, not sure but my friends S, So, and R have very interesting opinions. S believes there is no god, that gods are of human...
    Sotanax Sotanax 13-15, F Dec 12

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    Today my daughter graduated from college. Today I said good bye to my daughter, son and ex husband. Today I realized my daughter showed me no respect just like her dad had done for...
    yori1983 yori1983 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    That's all I want. I don't want any attention, sympathy, care, NOTHING but respect. "I respect you" is also the only compliment I enjoy hearing.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yes, of course I respect different Beliefs & Values. Everyone is different & everyone has her/his own beliefs & values, you may or may not agree with them & that's perfectly...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    He has no right to throw his self-hatred at me. He has no right to treat me like dirt because it's easier than hating himself. Who was the man I grew to know? Who was that person...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    I respect women for many reasons. They are pretty, beautiful, sexy and strong. I admire them for all they do and still look great while they're doing it. :)
    Lewis47 Lewis47 46-50, M Nov 26

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    I just want to talk to a girl that has respect for her self and doesn't want to have sex. Now don't get me ****** up I am a freak. I would love to take a girls clothes off with...
    lauryn1016 lauryn1016 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 28

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    I had a terrible experience with my grandmother a few times one over my daughter she was more interested in discipline than doting and hugging and loving her. I asked my mother if...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F Nov 30

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    I believe this whole heartedly. At this point of this "relationship" I've lost all respect for this ******* & I don't trust him.
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I do believe that if you want to have a real relationship with someone then you should respect and trust one another. Even if you know the person is lying to you don't call them...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    self respect or self love? the ability to remember to put yourself first despite your natural desire to be there for others who don't deserve you? I'm having g trouble conflating...
    evynray evynray 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    If you are another religion, Im not going to hate you. However, if you claim to be a Christian, then you cannot tell me that you are ok with their religion. I still love those...
    afnfnfjf afnfnfjf 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    we as human beings have the onnerous duty to treat animals with respect and dignity..if god gave us better brains he didnt do so to destroy but to create and live in harmony.. i...
    romell romell 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 10

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