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I Respect Emotions But Dont Dwell On Pathos

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    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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    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 agree, but respect is earned! Now common courtesy should be shown to everyone! Until they no longer deserve it or they earn respect.
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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 29

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    i do believe in loving and respecting everyone
    boobilicious4you boobilicious4you 22-25, M Jun 28

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    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    Ever since I was six years old, just being around people has given me anxiety. I would watch everyone and observe their every move, trying to figure out where they would go, what...
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    I truly agree with that. If you have no trust it is no point. Respect also goes a long way.. You have to respect your partner as a person and as your other half.
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    anonymousdrummer anonymousdrummer 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 22

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