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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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    sometimes I feel like my emotions are dulled or that i'm unfeeling. I take things differently then other people. I say things that I don't think are offensive, but apparently they...
    BaiiBoo BaiiBoo 16-17, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    You know, sometimes I wish I was a robot, like in The Terminator, or I,Robot, or Star Wars. I wish I was a Vulcan. I hate emotions- they are the conflicting cause of over analysing...
    ShruthiK ShruthiK 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    This is mostly the reason why I'm suicidal. Well, lately, I've been so upset from what happened this year, but I had no friends to talk to just to let out all these "bad" emotions...
    RainbowBlood RainbowBlood 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I do and I don't it's the things that get underneath my skin that I have a hard time getting over. The things that just kick your butt and are hard to accept.
    hal84 hal84 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Whenever I am out somewhere with my family and we stop to eat somewhere or go to the grocery store I always recognize the person who is ringing us up or waiting on us is a real...
    jillmyers91901 jillmyers91901 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    In the movie 'home', how the boov (?) change colour to show how they are feeling. Do you think if humans did that everyone would be more considerate of what they say and do around...
    ImBatmanShhh ImBatmanShhh 16-17, T 3 days ago

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    I'm rather amazed at how many emotions I'm having right now. Alright, I don't want to exaggerate -- there are only a few. And they're pretty much gone already. I might not have a...
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love beauty and respect it. That's what I really wanted to say. I have a weakness for beauty - I do love it. But when it exists in a person, I also try to be respectful of it...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm a Liar.! :( n it's true that I always keep my emotions bottled up...!
    ddebi ddebi 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    This site clearly says to "please respond with authenticity, support, and respect." It's absolutely ridiculous how people try to justify being a jerk for the sake of throwing their...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I believe men and women should be respectful to one another. but the way I have seen the males treat women on here is disgusting. makes me wonder how they treat women offline. Don...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses a week ago

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    you can't respect others when you don't respect yourself .... #selfnote
    suni148 suni148 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I'm like a ticking grenade.. I hold things that can tear us apart and I'm on a timer.. I bottle my emotions up and then the grenade goes off.. Loose friends etc.. Then it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 21

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    I keep my emotions bottled because I feel that no one will understand or relate to how I feel. Also its stressful to talk to people about myself. #hatesmalltalk
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 20

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    There are very few events people dress up for anymore and that is a shame. Returning to my old congregation after years of being away I was struck at how lovely it was to see...
    BebeMac BebeMac 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    emotions are fleeting things, like sparrows on the wind. here one moment and gone the next. they are but momentary glimpses of my reactions in this moment. they may come from me...
    Amioknow Amioknow 36-40, M Jul 19

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    When I feel my emotions are bottling up and turning me into this passive-agressive someone, I just sing my heart out. I'm a pretty sensitive person so I alwsys got plenty of...
    mssparkles mssparkles 18-21, F Jul 19

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    All day, every day. But I'm getting better at not dwelling on things. Albeit slowly...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I'm not sure how in depth I am meant to go, but here goes. I met my previous partner at salsa dancing January last year and started dating from then, I was falling for her so much...
    SandMan76 SandMan76 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I have always kept My emotions 2my self. on Monday my life is going to change but sadly not for the better it's going to be the worst time of my life but I still act like it's all...
    Mrpenfold78 Mrpenfold78 36-40, M Jul 18

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    fields of emotions bottled up like potions
    anshaw anshaw 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I'll always show respect, but it's a two way street. Why on earth should I respect you if you don't respect me?!
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 17

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    Society doesn't care for people daring to express their emotions. Well, the 'wrong' kind of emotions anyway...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    well this isn't exactly true. I wish I could be able to not feel emotions. i am too emotional and too sensitive and I hate how my face is so readable.
    Adaeze123 Adaeze123 13-15, F Jul 16

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    Well, I respect them to a degree. If someone's values consist of hurting others in any way, I have no respect for that. Of course, this may include the major and extreme ways that...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I am so open about me emotions and how I'm feeling my boyfriend thinks I'm just sensitive. But I thought when you n a relationship it is okay to express yourself to your partner...
    Redhairladee Redhairladee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Sometimes we are happy, sometimes we are sad, sometimes we are energetic sometimes we just have that feeling of being lazy. These are but just a few kinds of emotion we have in...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F Jul 15

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    These days we listen to music that is very popular to teens and young adults. I'm not hating, I do love rap and pop but I don't like the way we treat and call women "*******" "Hoes...
    ccdoll486 ccdoll486 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I am very Open about my emotions! I dont care who you are or what you are you are human first and foremost if you have an emotion dont hide it If you need to sit down and have a...
    Declanx Declanx 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I don't really believe you should Earn respect first. Everyone you meet deserves to be treated with a high level of respect. Since It's a human right to be treated that way. But...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    if you have self respect you love yourself keep it up cause manny people they dont know to respect thier self
    rhona101 rhona101 31-35, F Jul 14

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    To me it doesn't matter if you are black or white, male or female. I respect everyone and I can be friends with just about anyone regardless of their race or gender. Who am I to...
    jillmyers91901 jillmyers91901 13-15, F Jul 14

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    It seems to me that most of the boys I know don't respect us girls and don't treat us as people just like them. I hate being referred to as a "hottie" just because I may be pretty...
    fastrunninggirl fastrunninggirl 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Most women try our hardest just to get hurt repeatedly by the same type of guys. Why? Because we don't set boundaries or expectations. Which is understandable in this society we...
    TayBaeCray TayBaeCray 16-17, F Jul 13

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    Come Out of Religion, Come Dwell in My Heart. . . I am calling on My YouTube Family to reach out to those captive in denominations. Tell them about My (Jesus) Love and...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F Jul 13

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    Oh, my God! I met someone here whom I thought was so nice but actually, he's not. He think of me as a Sex object. I hate guys who think of women like ***** or *******. We're not...
    RyAnne10 RyAnne10 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    This is my opinion of the LGBT community, which i know a lot wouldn't agree with and I really do respect their views of this matter and I hope otherwise will do the same thing. I'm...
    PiperMcLean PiperMcLean 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    my emotions are always bottled up i never let peopple no how im really feeling i always lie and just say im fine and put on a happy face even when im not
    Rebecca1402 Rebecca1402 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    The morning after the night before and suprise suprise I feel fresh. I feel great. I am going to make a plan of action for this year. Things I want to achieve. The main thing is I...
    issimma issimma 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 11