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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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    Why are we always told to respect elders? Apparently, that is one of the "golden rules" that kids are taught in the younger years. I remember being told this all the time. It was...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    some people just don't have respect anymore. it should be common sense to have respect. if I don't like u I won't respect u. if u don't respect me I won't respect u. but if it's a...
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F Aug 7

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    Thinking about him sends a rush through me. We used to spend a lot of time together when we were younger, and I used to like him. A few days ago, he said that he used to like me...
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    I really really dont like it how some fans are attacking gd for unhealthy relationship he keeps getting back with kiko japanese model its like hello this is exactly what people do...
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    At this point i'm happy i have no emotions. The only thing emotions have ever done for me is make me week and prevent me from being the strongest person i can be. And in todays...
    laserabe1 laserabe1 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    I am a teenage girl so yes, my emotions go crazy, normally adding a whole lot more emotions and drama to my life. Want proof? Read my other experiences. Uh. I hate you stupid...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F Aug 14

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    Respect is such a basic thing. And I don't see what's so difficult in giving respect. Respect to parents, siblings, peers, those younger than you. IF only people were just more...
    zozobar zozobar 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I am not religious. Not at all. I don't follow any religion and find that the majority are dated, contradictory and have been left behind in an increasingly developing world...
    walkonthewildside walkonthewildside 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's the first thing I've learnt when I grew up as a teenager in India. I know to respect a women and her feelings. If you want to respect your nation, first learn to respect a...
    teenboyAddy teenboyAddy 18-21, M Aug 4

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    However, I also think that all women should be respectful towards men. Of course, there are those of BOTH genders who don't really deserve respect, but for people who aren't in...
    PalelightBeauty PalelightBeauty 18-21, F Aug 9

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    I respect not only my elders, but my youngers too. It's a good way of showing youngers that respect should be given to all, not just adults. However I believe respect is earned, so...
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart 13-15 Aug 16

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    I hide my emotions by having a cold stare.
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F Jul 30

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    Its a mans job to respect a woman, but it's a woman's job to give him something to respect. ;*
    LaPrincesaCx LaPrincesaCx 16-17, F Jul 31

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    When you love someone and they say they love you too but in the end it was all just words.
    alwayswondering07 alwayswondering07 22-25, F Aug 3

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    So many on here do not. There is nothing to be proud about being the other woman or bit on the side. Both need to respect themselves more and he needs to respect his wife or...
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F Aug 5

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    I think one of the most cruel actions is when someone strings another person along and plays with their emotions disregarding the pain and suffering they inflict.
    sassy44 sassy44 66-70, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Your faith is part of your identity. So, naturally, I respect you. Personally, I am agnostic but that does not mean I am ignorant to the possibility of a deity etc I always wonder...
    RetroGamingGuy RetroGamingGuy 31-35, M Aug 10

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    I don't think I will ever find the bottle opener. My emotions are forever locked away.
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I am respected by my man. I prefer to keep myself pure, and he respects me and will wait for us to consummate.
    sanarirachel sanarirachel 31-35, F Aug 12

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    Yes, I absolutely hate goodbyes; and I think a lot of people would agree that some of the worst ones are those that are absolutely necessary. One question that I always ponder...
    1MagicalMystery 1MagicalMystery 31-35, F Aug 13

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    I show love and respect to all, but when you come I to my work making fun of someone because they have Down syndrome, I'll straight up rip you a new *******. Some people need to...
    GuuIsAwesome GuuIsAwesome 18-21, M Aug 14

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    Don't care about the age, the quote respect your elders is utter **** unless they give you respect. It is a two way street I'm afraid.
    maddieXxx maddieXxx 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    There are people in my life that I can't open up to, mostly because they don't care, or because it would only please them to know that I have problems. So EP is just a way for me...
    NicoBunny6 NicoBunny6 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Perth Penny Rounds are created of a metallic capping glued on to a porcelain tile human body. The copper capping is produced from reliable copper. All other cappings are comprised...
    Ellsworth961yt Ellsworth961yt 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Most who are older are jerks too. Some aint. Blue collar has best bipeds. But respect is earned. And few realize that. Society let them think its seniority. But...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 19

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    I can't control my emotions If I keep them bottled up inside It kills me I have to cry it out I feel like such a baby sometimes I wish I was stronger and tougher I feel so weak...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Emotions. Flexible. Easy to manipulate. Right? Whenever I look into the mirror, what am I really seeing? Just a simple me. What matters to me the most? What would I write to my...
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F Aug 20

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    To say that I do not feel emotion would be to speak in error. I suspect (for how can we ever truly know) that I experience essentially the full emotional spectrum, but conveying...
    Isayoldchap Isayoldchap 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    It's not hard to feel others emotions... It's hard when you absorb there negative energy which helps them but not me because it is
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Just because you may not like a person, or your opinions and beliefs differ doesn't mean you have a right to be disrespectful. There is plenty of ways you can express yourself to...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I respect everyone until disrespected, I will respect you until u disrespect me
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Parents: one that produces or brings forth offspring. Ephesians 6:2-3 Honor your father and mother... That it may go well with you and that you may enjoy longlife on the earth...
    brinahU brinahU 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Trying to capture a moment in a person's life, exactly congruent to how they perceived it, is so impossible to me. Emotion Clatter of young infatuation Calmness right before you...
    VeraRose VeraRose 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    So I've had a flurry of angry messages about how horrible I am because I don't sext since I feel it's cheating. Some of them are saying how it's judging cheating and cheaters and...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    You, respected my decision. Thank you.
    aleydis aleydis 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I loved my ex boyfriend a lot. We were so perfect together. We were like two peas in a pod, he smiled, I smiled. When we would argue we would know exactly what the other was...
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Welllll... I can't really say the same.... I do respect myself and all.... But if I didn't let you guys kill me.... You would all rot in hell....
    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M Aug 5

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    Respect is earned. To force it is moronic. And futile. And fake if results look successful.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Lol, latley ive noticed how some guys have been labelling girls as "vvhores" or "*******" to the point its rather absurd. Just because a girl shares something thats related to a...
    WhereWeBegin WhereWeBegin 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    Douchebags, ********, dickheads. They are everywhere. I especially cannot stand those who preach about good manners but are so full of themselves, think they're dominant, and still...
    xxXxSkyxXxx xxXxSkyxXxx 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    I do .. but this up is crazy full of old " perve " people ... I mean at least have some respect for your age you probably have childrens our ages .. seriously tho
    viamneera viamneera 18-21, F Aug 8

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    And vice versa! Men and women aren't equal but both have equal ability to give love and respect.
    Moelyn95 Moelyn95 18-21, F Aug 10

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    A genuinely warm and open minded person, sharp, witty and an amazing actor. They're saying right now that the cause of his suicide, if indeed that is what it is, was depression. I...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Im very sincere & kindhearted! I belong to decent,respectable & hardworking family..being overweight i had late marriage at 28 & have asymmetrical bust..it felt miracle when i got...
    notwitoutmyson notwitoutmyson 26-30, F Aug 14

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