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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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    Because

    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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    Where we live there are still a lot of family owned small shops and businesses. My wife went to the book store with one of our youngest girls. They were sitting down in the reading...
    husbandanddad husbandanddad 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    Obedience means if I tell them to jump they will not ask why but how high.
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    There is nothing like the exhilaration of being in a new relationship, one where the language of love is spoken fluently. I have been burned so bad in the past that I have learned...
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    Being a doctor is an honourable profession. But guess what? So is being a firefighter, a policeman, a social worker, a humanitarian, a priest, a caregiver...need I go on? As far...
    cyrushira cyrushira 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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    I respect most beliefs and values anyway. If a person honestly has thought about something and has come to a conclusion, I'll respect that. But I'm a bit iffy about believing...
    mickitg mickitg 41-45, T 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I try my best to hide my emotions every day, it is really really hard because I have really strong emotions but feel like if I talked about them to anyone, I would just be a bother...
    ZachOrZasha ZachOrZasha 26-30, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I respect the person, Not the gender I cant respect a cheap person just because of his/her gender .
    getgoodfeeling getgoodfeeling 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My emotions confuse me. My mind is a jumbled mess. I can't think. I don't feel sadness anymore, I just feel nothing. Numb. Completely disconnected from the world around me. The...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I keep my emotions bottled up because I fear that after telling everything that person might just leave... coz we all have flaws other can't handle... its better to keep it towards...
    ESR88888 ESR88888 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I always keep my emotions bottled up because I feel like I have to be strong, but somtiems I can't be strong anymore. its hard for me because every time I try to talk about my...
    jessical6 jessical6 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Is this ART or THERAPY? 25-Jun-06 5 stages 08-Oct-14 a gift of god 06-Jan-10 A Log in the Sea 07-Aug-08 A Piece of Advice 19-Nov-12 Again Someday 04-Jun-07 Another suicidal...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    Self respect is so important. So many people lack self respect and it makes me sad. You need to respect yourself if you want people to take you seriously
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was never someone who would live with their feelings bottled up. I had to express, or I'd die of suffocation. But then I realised what a mess I am. Noone ever understands. So...
    thecoldheartedqueen thecoldheartedqueen 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Just because your older doesn't mean your better. You have to earn my respect, don't expect me to respect a man just because your older and thus 'wiser'
    GZPJ GZPJ 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    A lot of those older people are just white, fearful old men. They do not deserve respect.
    TrumpDestroyer TrumpDestroyer 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Certain topics...like sex for example, should stay behind closed doors within the secret boundaries to be held sacred between two(or more)people with consent and mutual respect...
    Spitbak Spitbak 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Maybe you should show more respect to older people, but some older don't deserve your respect. If there is an older person with a ****** personality and are let's say your rapist...
    darkspiritwolf darkspiritwolf 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    If you act like a complete sasshole, I don't care if you're 99, I don't respect you. There are a lot of people that are younger than me that I have a lot of respect for. That being...
    dinosandlions dinosandlions 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    You know how you learn the true value of something, only when you don't have it anymore. That's how it was with me. I suffer from epilepsy, and after an unfortunate event also...
    Robberto Robberto 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    I feeling like I'm being push to my limits in this relationship. I'm trying not to dwell on the things we could've done to have prevented all this before hand but sometimes it's...
    martinez1993 martinez1993 22-25, M Jan 31

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    I always hear people speaking about how a women has no self respect if she wears skin tight clothes that show so much skin. I think that when women where clothing like that it...
    LBBitch LBBitch 18-21, F Jan 29

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    Can't work when respect is only on one side :(
    Aerith8 Aerith8 31-35 4 Responses Jan 28

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    I hate when women play with my emotions and cheat on me for another man and then tell they are leaving me. I just want to feel loved and appreciated by someone who truly cared...
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M Jan 26

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    As long as youre able to sleep at night thinking youre ideals are right, while not bashing on others for having different ideals, then there should be no reason not to respect you...
    LysChan LysChan 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Religions do what they can to the best of their creation to get us on the spiritual path. Unfortunately when people decide to go deeper many of us stop trying to put the puzzle...
    Reptales Reptales 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 26

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    If someone doesn't want to do or say something because it goes against their beliefs, I'm not going to force them, make fun of them or put them down. As long as you treat others...
    TrippingKitty TrippingKitty 26-30 1 Response Jan 25

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    Yes I Do Because Girls are not toys To Play With They are Angels And We Must Respect Them and Treat Them Like Queens ! They Deserve Respect and The Truth Always also the loyalty...
    RomanticHussain RomanticHussain 18-21, M Jan 25

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    Hmmmmm yes master? I love fat women! Big with rolls!!!!! Turns me on BIGTIME i respect them.
    mrcord mrcord 41-45, M Jan 25

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    What does it mean to exist? I think therefore I am? I'm not asking "To be or not to be", as Shakespeare eloquently wrote it, I'm asking what does it mean to "be"? Everyday seems...
    chaoshead chaoshead 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I love and respect everyone regardless of whether you are black or white, male or female. I know that God created all of us equally and I don't feel that I am better than anyone...
    tiffany101402 tiffany101402 13-15, F Jan 24

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    Feelings and emotions, that will never last, we should put them behind us, back in to the past, we shouldn't dig them up, because it will cause pain, feelings and emotions...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Jan 24

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    falling into a pit of worthlessness and your emotions are lost. you fine yourself gone and die
    unhear unhear 16-17, F Jan 24

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    I respect them because they make life tolerable..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 23

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    There are so many single parents out there that does so much hard work to support broken families. If you are a single parent and you work hard to support your children, then I...
    bluesky1223 bluesky1223 18-21, M Jan 22

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    I'm not religious. But I respect people who are. Just don't push it on me. Or expect me to change according to your beliefs. And I'm always going to say "Oh my God" That's not...
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    WOMEN RULE !! I utterly despise any form of violence on women andvat their courage shows they have more balls than many men. I'm sending the link below of how a swedish mother in...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 22

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    Finding original ideas in this world, is super hard. And I respect my fellow creative peeps for finding cool stuff. Keep up the good work!
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F Jan 22

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    Today is my 29th marriage anniversary.My husband had to go away for some work.I don't know what to make it.There are such complex emotions in me after spending almost thirty years...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 18 Responses Jan 21

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