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I Respect Emotions But Dont Dwell On Pathos

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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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    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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    1102Castiel 1102Castiel 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    but...but i will NOT agree with stupidity
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I watched Citizen four, the movie who records the first instants of the Edward Snowden revelations. I found it highly educative. If until now I was a little ambivalent about the...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 14 hrs ago

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    I used to have so much self respect.. Now I have very little.. I've done stupid things that have thrown my integrity on the line to try and win someone back into my life
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    This.is controversial topic coz. . . I've always been told to respect.my elders. and now.I'm older I feel that respect shouldn't be given because of age. it should be earned...
    TheDevilsSon666 TheDevilsSon666 46-50, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    It's not that I don't feel emotions, it's that I feel them deeply and violently. If I am passionate about someone I will take her and make her mine. If I am angry I will be...
    MisterGw MisterGw 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't show emotions to nobody, fear, exciting, or being horny, I just take my pants of infront of a girl right away without flirting and say (you want some, you want some of this...
    ONEPERCENTER666 ONEPERCENTER666 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I like showing emotions, just not the ones I'm feeling all the time.
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I hate emotions.I think they r useless and painful and really unnecessary.I mean why do people have to feel pain and sadness and everything else we feel?Its a little easier for me...
    Shireene92 Shireene92 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I am not an emotions kind of person.I don't like emotions.In my opinion emotions r useless and painful.I am emotionally detached.I have been my whole life.But that doesn't mean I...
    Shireene92 Shireene92 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    She was tired of constant travelling and felt nauseated. She leaned back as they were speaking. His charm was irresistible. Both of them had let their guards down on each other. Or...
    Cathars1s Cathars1s 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I cant express my emotions freely so I have all these bottled up unexpressed emotions
    FadedDreams222 FadedDreams222 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My mother doesn't respect my opinion, and takes everything I say as an attack. She spends all her time drinking with her ******* friend who has no respect for anyone including me...
    Adamdfrazier Adamdfrazier 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Like most I've engaged in playful teasing and humiliation with consenting fat women. But the reality is it takes quite a bit of bravery to be yourself, especially when that means...
    SavinienBrassheart SavinienBrassheart 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Especially women.I believe be open minded giving respect and being respectful to everyone.When it's not deserving than do as you wish.I love women and want to be intimate with them...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    It's what I believe, I really do. Mind you, I have no proof of it, but I do believe it. I find what happens is that respect is often a one way street. A one way street that...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 6 days ago

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    This group is fair enough But I have one big problem with this statement. It is a one-sided statement, it implies that men must be respectful to women no matter how terrible a...
    HmidGainer HmidGainer 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I wont go on about how girls are flowers and bullshit like that, but i will say that every person deserves to be treated with respect, no matter who you are or what youve done. You...
    ForgedFromFire ForgedFromFire 16-17, M Aug 20

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    At 51, I'm thoroughly enjoying being afforded the opportunity to do this once again. I think most of us recognize and understand the importance of respect and trust in our primary...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 10 Responses Aug 19

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    Not something I like about myself, but until certain things in my life change, I'll constantly think about them, bemoan the situation etc.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Aug 19

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    "I can´t change the direction of the wind but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." -Jimmy Dean
    maianne maianne 16-17, F Aug 19

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    Bitterness is Dangerous -HOW CAN I DESCRIBE BITTERNESS TO YOU? IT JUST DOESN'T APPEAR ALL OF A SUDDEN, IT HAPPENS OVER TIME. I HATE HOW IT MAKES ME FEEL. I DON'T FEEL LIKE MYSELF...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    The older I get the more I realize that most people dont care what you have to say or what your going through. Because everyone is dealing with there own demons their own monsters...
    RuRave93 RuRave93 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 18

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    People in a general sense tend to treat you a lot better when you know your worth and willing to sever ties with them if they mistreat you. I kid you not I've had both friends and...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Women, treat yourself with respect.. You don't get anything good for becoming sIutty. You attract all of the wrong guys and you ask yourself why? Well.. it's because you act like a...
    EvoKinevil EvoKinevil 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 17

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    girls are like flowers they all are different in some ways but just like flowers make this world beautiful fill the nature with various colors to amaze us same way girls amaze us...
    Mdesires Mdesires 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    This has haunted me since i was old enough to understand respect, and it makes me so mad, when i hear about how much a lot of guys disrespect women, because they think they are so...
    HiiroTenshi HiiroTenshi 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    A fantastic relationship must have two support pillars, Trust and Respect. What is it that makes you trust somebody? Can you trust an enemy? If your enemy has the same interests...
    PlatonicLover PlatonicLover 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I am a Christian. And being a Christian is really hard these days mostly because of homosexuality. Most gays assume that Christians hate them, and that we are all ********. And...
    MuscleCarBabe69 MuscleCarBabe69 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I think if ur respected, u deserve the same respect back, don't u think?
    KalstarJunior KalstarJunior 13-15, M Aug 15

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    Of course I do, people around me seem to disagree with that though probably because I keep almost everything to myself. You won't ever see me whining about how angry, how hurt or...
    sarasakun sarasakun 18-21, F Aug 14

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    I give all respect Granted I may not agree with thoughts ill respect, and honor I wish people would do the same
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M Aug 14

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    Have you ever looked up the word respect? It says "a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, important, etc., and who should be treated in an appropriate...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Almost everyday, I get to experience and witness emotions, from different people, of a range of different ages and cultural backgrounds and genders. In singular forms, in...
    holgado holgado 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    i am praying that God will pull my husband and i through this time and in the times to come. it is a scary place to be right now, but i am glad we have each other. his hip and leg...
    amazedbygrace amazedbygrace 31-35, F Aug 10

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    It is beautiful to be able to respect someone for who one is rather than what one is !
    Hornesty Hornesty 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I came to the realization this weekend that I've been hiding my emotions behind humor for a while. I went through a soul crushing breakup 3 years ago (3.5 year relationship) and it...
    TheSeattleite TheSeattleite 26-30, M Aug 10

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    There's this documentary that profiled the Large Hadron Collider during the time when Higgs discovered The Particle. They were going to do whatever they do to confirm the particle...
    Griet11 Griet11 36-40, F Aug 10

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    That being said, I think all people should respect everyone.
    aliadele aliadele 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10