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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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    Years ago I met this beautiful girl, who became a close friend of mine. We spent time together on a regular basis, I'd even watch as she would get flirtatious with other men and I...
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    My emotions have always been hidden behind logic. in 2012 I was drawn to a church, where my emotions broke down the logic barrier. since that day, my emotions control me. When I...
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    Showing respect towards others is always important to me. But having respect for yourself is more important. If you don't have self respect, or lack of it, how are you going to...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    If your beliefs earn the respect that you desire for them, then I will respect them. Damaging beliefs will not be respected. Beliefs are just that: beliefs. There is nothing that...
    TooInnocent333 TooInnocent333 26-30, M Jan 2

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    I completely agree. I'm tired of trusting people, just to get let down and hurt. I'm tired of respecting people who don't deserve it or who disrespect me. I have a policy I made...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yeah, and by "You" I mean everyone even those who disrespect me, I respect them considering that maybe they didn't mean it or they have an excuse, but surely I take that for a...
    JustCallMeDude JustCallMeDude 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    You have to have respect for yourself... You should never let anyone treat you like your worthless... Know your self worth... That doesn't mean act conceited... That means have...
    QuietWriter QuietWriter 70+, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Respect is a huge thing. Yesterday at work, my boss showed us a video about these little boys and how they reacted to what the camera man would tell them to do to this little girl...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 8

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    For the most part, I don't really have any emotions when it comes to certain situations. I've learned to ignore most people, then I won't have to worry about having any emotions...
    NG725324 NG725324 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So wow, I'm Christian and I respect an atheists beliefs the whole time we speak, but they keep bashing what I believe in the whole time.. or they try to go behind my back after...
    FortyTheRapper FortyTheRapper 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    So many men do not respect women. It is my opinion that if they were raised by a strong spanking woman they would have learned to respect their women. In many cases even after...
    dav1957 dav1957 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I absolutely have to be honesty and admit that is the main reason that I fell for Mark. He was always so respectful of me. In high school we sat together in study hall and he...
    Raven57 Raven57 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I think we all know the reasons why kids should show respect. But what I want to say is also that adults should also act that they deserve the respect. A grown up should behave...
    Nickgermany Nickgermany 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I will respect you and I will let you even vent to me but the first time you show that you won't give me the same respect I'm done with you
    Bonjovi11 Bonjovi11 13-15, M Jan 12

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    I feel ever be should respect each other but only if said person has earned respect.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    one sure can demand respect but it will be for a very short duration u need long lasting respect and trust ""EARN IT"
    romel4747 romel4747 41-45, M a week ago

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    I love being a father but hate being a stepdad. I realized too late I'll never be an equal in my own family, All I ask is the same respect I give to them: put away my things when...
    SlotFixr SlotFixr 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I am a young adult and am "troubled." When I was young my environment was discouraging. My parents marriage was terrible, my father depressed and suicidal, and I did whatever they...
    ZoeFeller ZoeFeller 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    When point of awareness moves up ur spiritual body, ur identification of self or ego transforms.. on the way u get attached with variouse aspects of mind and "feel " that its you...
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    Hey. I have a big problem... And I hope someone can help me with the problem. Last time i cryed was the day my bf said something like 'Stop crying. What will help crying?', take...
    kristhy kristhy 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I felt his pain again, even though I had let him go... He doesn't care about me anymore... He had shut his door .. . I suffered from his pain.. At the back of my mind I heard his...
    mayumi26 mayumi26 18-21, F Jan 8

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    Exactly. I am getting sick and tired of treating people with respect, treating them nicely, always being their for people, giving them my time, and being a good friend, just for...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    For anyone saying this I use to as well and I must say apathy is far worse. Some people cut to deal with emotions and some cut to feel something so they remember they are still...
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Jan 12

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    Well, some people don't think they exist. But click here, and let me show you.                    - The first is depression...
    insidious2014 insidious2014 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Last year, around this time, I happened to be working on an assignment where I was surprised with my ex working in that very same company where I am assigned. I freaked out and...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    When I absorb emotions and energies it makes me more powerful and you do not want me to get inside of you because I will destroy your life. You humans think your soul is powerful...
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    I hate having mixed emotions & not really knowing why I'm so emotional. 😒😣 I really be mad for no reason sometimes, just moody as hell! 😔
    persayous persayous 22-25, F Jan 17

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    Its sad to hear women not being respected here ..IF ONLY GUYS CONTROLLED THEMSELVES A BIT MORE ...they would realise that women are more than willing to be with them for whatever...
    romel4747 romel4747 41-45, M Jan 21

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    I tell you i'm fine, even when i'm not I tell you i'm happy, when i'm sad I tell you i'm tired, when i'm lonely Just hoping that one day you will realise how i really feel in the...
    Shimmerz479 Shimmerz479 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i admire a man is will call me beautiful, instead of sexy... who respects me in every way and respects others as well :)
    livinglife789 livinglife789 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I'm a Taurus and I guess it's inborn that I don't like telling people about my emotions. I have NEVER in my life shared or shown obviously what's on my mind, my worries, or my...
    asfreeaswifi asfreeaswifi 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I believe self respect involves many aspects of kindness. You must be a kind person to actually have self respect, because the way you treat people is fundamental to how you see...
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't know if it is wrong to think or a waste of time but my ex recently broke up with me. 2 times before i left the state because i couldn't handle him talking to girls and me...
    grabamic828 grabamic828 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So my feelings sort of made me "burst" tonight...and I wish I could hit rewind. I was so exhausted and worn out by everyone and was feeling pretty depressed today. I received a...
    TiraVara TiraVara 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    But that hardly happens.People try to influence you to think they are right and the logic they put forward makes you think they are so right.But are they?I wonder.Why can't I be...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 1

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    If you work in this profession, have aspirations to do so, or respect law enforcement, you need to read this: http://policelivesmatter2014.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/dear-officer-i...
    thx10050 thx10050 31-35, M Jan 2

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    I had a high school sweetheart, we had our ups and downs.We always thought we were gonna have kids and get married the whole 9.But I was young and I did what young guys did.Cheated...
    Mardiez Mardiez 18-21, M Jan 4

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    When you're talking about religions. Just try to be as nice as possible. You know it's a sensitive topic. Some might not think of it that way but keep away all the sarcasms...
    nonymousee nonymousee 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    Awesome...I was raised to believe in child sacrifice.Finally, I have found a place were these beliefs can be respected.
    ianrockwell ianrockwell 41-45, M Jan 7

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    I find respect in people who aren't afraid of honesty. Saying exactly what's on your mind confidently enough to laugh when you think it's funny and let the emotion take place in...
    djgirl9 djgirl9 16-17, F Jan 8

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