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I Respect Emotions But Dont Dwell On Pathos

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    My Existentialism

    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 actually have a high EQ (emotional quotient) butI can't express my emotions. I am really tired, I feel like I am acting although the day. I can't say what I think, I don't know...
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    I want my family to be respected by our stupid-*** relatives. **** they don't have NO respect for us. Why the hell should I call them family? They aren't family! I feel so sad for...
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 1 Response May 17

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    Sometimes it's hard for me to arrange the entangled mess of emotions and thoughts that reside in the restless spaces of my mind into coherent words. It feels like an internal...
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    After not feeling my emotions for a little while I can physically feel knots in my back popping or dissipating when I allow myself to feel again. Emotions are powerful and will...
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    I just don't care anymore, its like part of me cares and the other part is that I don't care. Part of me is I have emotions and part of me is that there is no emotions.
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    My mind is every where...it is no where....it is all over... My emotions rage like a fire...then silent like ice...then somber of a summer breeze.....then hard as the dark, cold...
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    My mom says I'm too independent and I don't tell her about my life or my feelings. It's hard for me to tell people how I feel because they'd just look at me like I'm crazy. Even I...
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    Noelthemadhouse Noelthemadhouse 26-30, M May 23

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    A man doesn't get my respect unless he treats me with the same respect. you get what you give! It seems like a lot of women haters are out there .someone who is secure in his...
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    Always! With every interaction I have. Even if someone is not being so respectful back I see no reason to stoop to that level. It's not my place to pass judgement on someone I know...
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 1 Response May 2

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    people with virtues such as honesty and respect make long lasting friends ...respect and honesty are the glue which cant be compromised in a relation of any kind..mother ..son...
    romell romell 41-45, M May 5

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    livingtruthfully livingtruthfully 36-40, F 2 Responses May 16

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    Batfan101 Batfan101 16-17, M 1 Response May 17

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    Today I will do my best.If I have a good day, I will be proud of myself.If I have a bad day, I will not dwell on it,I will forgive myself, I will put it behind me and I will...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 8 Responses May 21

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    I wish my mind would stop thinking all the the time never stops I think about my mistakes I wish I could take. Back I think about my past all the time and how. My is right now I...
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    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M May 13

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