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I Sacrifice My Needs For Others

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    It Has Always Been a Part of Me

      There was a time when I did get along with my adoptive mom, which was shortly after the divorce. She used to tell us stories about what we were like when we were toddlers, brought in to her home or what our previous living conditions were. Whether these stories are true I...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F Jul 5, 2009

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    Not Exactly True

    Raised in a broken home, I learned to hate dependency. My mom made less money per month than the rent. She wouldn't accept government assistance, but she almost expected friends and relatives to "loan" her money. Frankly, it embarrassed me. At 14, I begin bailing hay at $1.40...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 1, 2013

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    Why Not?

    For the most part, I am happy with what I already have. Granted, things are missing from making this my ideal situation, but that doesn't mean things aren't good anyway. I'm willing to give some things up so my family can have.
    DeadOfDecember DeadOfDecember 22-25, F Aug 15, 2011

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    An Answer To A Simple Question

    I just thought I would share how an answer to a simple question that I asked inspired me. A young lady who I don't know answered my question regarding willingness to sacrifice by saying she would sacrifice all just to make someone smile. My cynical mind doubted the validity of...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred 51-55, M Aug 14, 2013

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    I Can Deal. :)

    I live in a 5 person family. We aren't poor, but sometimes pay checks come in late and we scrounge for money. I was saving up for a new mattress because my springs are poking through mine and leaving red marks on my back. Well at one point a short while ago my dad was sick and my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 14, 2011

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    Dear God... Why Me?

    I have always been that guy to help others who are in need, sometimes to a fault. For the past few years I have been a caregiver to a very sick friend. They are on life support and reside within my home. Fastforwarding... I finally landed the job I struggled for a year to get...
    howardnc howardnc 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 16, 2012

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    I Do

        i sometimes always scarifice my needs for my gf . like i have been wanting to get a haircut for almost a month now . but my gf needed her meds , then she was getting sick and i got her  sick meds .  i will sacricse for others . another example . i will...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 6, 2009

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    No matter how hard I try to get rid of you. Deep down. I'll always want you. I try to sleep but I can't even though I want to I can't because when I am about to close my eyes. I...
    Ownership Ownership 22-25, F 52 mins ago

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    I don't find it all that difficult because I don't care about the opinion of people who I don't know or respect. People I don't know can't know enough about me to form a valid...
    Tinwqce Tinwqce 26-30, T 3 hrs ago

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    Hi I'm an American male who really like to tickle girls only. I am looking for a girl who wants to talk about anything tickling related or even other stuff. I really love tickling...
    Fr0sty373 Fr0sty373 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    Hi I'm an American male who really like to tickle girls only. I am looking for a girl who wants to talk about anything tickling related or even other stuff. I really love tickling...
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    I want to tell you about a spanking I got in my teen years. I think I learned how to be responsible and do the right thing due to this. I was dating this girl when I was in HS. She...
    davedexp davedexp 56-60, M 8 hrs ago

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    I left the field I have worked in for the past 12 years because I want to do something I'm passionate about. I want to help others. I want to make a difference!
    SunnySideUpsideDown SunnySideUpsideDown 31-35, F 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    You shouldn't care what others think. On the other hand, you should care about the risks your obesity poses to your health. Unless you look forward to spending your money on...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 11 hrs ago

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    I really don't care what people think if I'm fat or not. I screwed my knee up and now taking advantage of not working out. I really like putting on Weight and gaining to get fat. I...
    chubbyhubby250 chubbyhubby250 31-35, M 17 hrs ago

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    Once upon a time there lived a beautiful couple who loved each other very much. He had a good job and she had designs of brilliance. They were living with a terrible friend of his...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I don't cause others to feel I have interfered in the life in what I do, & don't like others to do it in my life. If that's you , that's cool, it might be me too, if not I'm not...
    harleyrider2009 harleyrider2009 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    This is only the case when people do despicable things. No one should get off easy. They need to understand reality and respect.
    exliontamer exliontamer 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love putting on a show for others via skype or yahoo messenger.
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    why is it so easy for me to forgive others but I haven't been able to forgive myself? It's as if I should have known better. I'm still striving for myself to be perfect and I keep...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I believe that hate, anger, resentment for past wrongs is an energy held between two people. Buda said that its like holding hot coals in your hand. Even if the other person doesn...
    LILDannaLee LILDannaLee 51-55 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have given about 10 people advice today and I'm still talking to a few others right now, it's an amazing feeling to know I can be of help to others who are going through problems...
    Ashhcue303 Ashhcue303 18-21, F 18 Responses Aug 18

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    Last night I Met up with this 22-year-old lesbian for the second time. Two months ago we tried but it didn't work, she wanted to try again this month. Hope it works out this time...
    Al300k Al300k 41-45, M Aug 18

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    Really yes... But I'm still trying to understand what all I could offer to those who come in...
    guy2connect guy2connect 31-35, M Aug 16

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    Like it or not, when Adam and Eve sinned in the beginning, that is when sin entered into the world. It's not like God didn't know that would happen or what was going on. He did. He...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    La Pissaldiere is the dish that always reminds me of my French class. This is the first proper meal I ever learned how to make. :) The beginning of my love of cooking. Once I...
    mmerose mmerose 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I will not apologize for who i have become in life and the person i am, I am living my life for my inner self and my needs if others do not like the lifestyle they need to live...
    alexiswcd alexiswcd 56-60, T 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I don't give a damn if you accept me for who I am , you show me a man / women that needs others to accept who they are , and I'll show you someone who has yet to accept themselves...
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    If they are coming behind me, I will either hold it open or push it open a little more so they can make it through.
    aliadele aliadele 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    This feeling hasn't always been the case but it suddenly occurred to me during a visit to a Caribbean beach and entering the so-called changing room, that it didn't matter who saw...
    21finish 21finish 66-70, M Aug 10

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    An old English custom here that is dying out. Why do we think this is so....? Well you hold a door open sometimes for someone and they walk past as if you are invisible, a smile...
    Walkingwithmindfulness Walkingwithmindfulness 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I always do. I like to prove that there are still gentlemen left and chivalry is not completely dead.
    TheDaVinciEnigma TheDaVinciEnigma 36-40, M Aug 9

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    got myself in a situation...made a mistake and now I am being treated like an enemy. My friends daughter was staying with me for a while (almost a year no rent, etc) and had all...
    enigmassk enigmassk 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    just being polite. it's nice to see someone smile and say thanks.
    johnbenfield johnbenfield 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I'm around a lot of active duty soldiers and veterans and I never get tired of telling them thank you for their service to our country. It is amazing how they risk and sacrifice so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 7

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    Last year during school I would always hold the door open for people and go in/out (whatever the case was) last. It actually was noticed by others but I didn't hear about it from...
    Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    My husband always opens the door for me and he teaches my son to do the same with women. What happen to all been doing that . Also how rude is it if you see someone coming just...
    princessandravensmom princessandravensmom 36-40, F 11 Responses Aug 7

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    I'm grateful I finally feel enough of my body's needs are met, to give me the strength to disconnect from the world for a time. THANK GOD!! ;) *Truly, though, I feel others...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Firstly I should say that I do not believe in controlling practically every aspect of teenagers lives the way that some people posting on this site seem to. Quite the reverse in...
    skanda2 skanda2 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    it's true... I'll hold a door open. Tell/ say to waiters/ waitresses please and thank you. I make an effort to be kind. I tip more than I should... because I can afford to... I try...
    loveCT loveCT 41-45, F Aug 4

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    My family loves my cooking. my dad always gets me to season the fish for him. my siblings love my food and my sister, who's a critic, says I'm a good cook.
    CreativeKitty CreativeKitty 18-21, F Aug 4

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