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I Still See the World In Childlike Wonder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 305 People

    Return To Innocence

    I'll admit that much of the time I'm stuck in the mud of adulthood.  But then there comes that moment of wonder, a moment that freezes me in my tracks and leaves me with an astonished smile on my face.I saw a blue heron today.  Seeing it, and identifying it as it flew over me...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2011

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    Oh, Dirt Is So Delicious!!!!

    Yup. Can't get over the taste. My brother says there's so much earth in my stomach i could make a plant grow there:D I try to keep that innocent part if childhood, specially in a world like this.
    sayonaranow sayonaranow 18-21, F Feb 5, 2013

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    Some people see this in me

    as stupidity, naivety, and it is upsetting. But then I laugh and dance away, and don't get sick, as their immune systems stop working, and know I am fine. :3
    onthisislandinthisworld onthisislandinthisworld 22-25, F Oct 7

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    Today...

    My mother's best friend and family friend, Mr. Bernard, dropped by to take me to my therapy session today. Afterward, my mother wanted to stop by a store to pick up some things, before we headed for my favorite local diner. While she was in the store, Mr. Bernard did his thing of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 19, 2009

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    Born Yesterday

    I used to feel like I was an old soul - people always used to say that to me.   I'm not  sure what caused the change - but - little by little, the little girl took over me ......and it gets mmore intense all the time....where I feel like I wasn't born yeasterday - but...
    kylae77 kylae77 31-35, F 2 Responses May 19, 2009

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    Kurtis, Designer Sarees And Salwar Kameez Latest Collection With Cheapest Price

    In India, the fashion and textile designers have high-level Saree and more like fashion bridal saree party wear saris and Bollywood. If we're talking novels, women are then strongly on television series, embroidered used heavy Saris for the actress. Then the designer Sari is...
    ewebplace ewebplace 26-30, F Aug 13, 2013

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    Don't Count The Deads!!!!!live As Infants.....

    I see the world is now not the same old as I used to see .It is much big today..It is not really what it really used to be.....Things have changed all around....There have been many events that could have outnumbered in the tunes of the eventual   and uncanny life . Every...
    smokycup smokycup 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    Always have, always will As many of you may

    or may not know, I have a mental disability known as Asperger's. Due to this, I grow slower than most when it comes to social expectations. A lot of the same television shows I watched as a child I still enjoy watching. I don't get involved in politics very much because of all...
    warriormaiden17 warriormaiden17 18-21, F Jan 3

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    Oh.... Pretties

    Walking my river bank, I become a child again....Looky here at all the pretty rocks and shells. Squatting down to get a closer view... looking at each pretty colored stone... picking them up and placing them in my cup....taking them home. Life is good!! *smile*
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 4 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    It's All Beautiful Illusions

    Did you know that if you really look you can tell that the light from outside is bluer than light from artificial lights? And that your eye level actually never changed even when you change your hight by crouching, because the scenery around you is moving relative to you? Did you...
    4Daereen 4Daereen 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2010

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    I'm That Little Angel

    Sometimes... I'm that little angel Seeking enjoyment of jokes and laughter They are silly, innocent, or bold Waiting in every gesture, tenderness Sometimes...  I'm that little angel With an eternal, sweet and penetrating glance Shyly smiling, giggling, living in the world that's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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    "i Stood Bewitched..."

    When I was young, probably far younger than you'd expect, I was assigned to read an excerpt from the auto-biography of Mark Twain "Life on the Mississippi" as part of my English class. That story gave me a deep-seated sense of worry. You can read it yourself if you like it...
    ShivaHenryShekaria ShivaHenryShekaria 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2011

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    Second Childhood

    Having my children has allowed me to do the things I never got to do as a child and has taught me so much about how to play, have fun, and learn about the world over again through the eyes of a child.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 3, 2009

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    Child Inside

    i beleive, ive never grown up that some where there is the child in me that never got a good start in life that still years for love from her mother. but never seems to receive it. so i play child by diong the silly things i  never really got to do early on in life. i joke...
    zophia zophia 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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    I Try To

    Never had much of a childhood and the real world is really scary. So I try to stay innocent. 
    reset reset 18-21, F Nov 15, 2009

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    Shouldn't We All?

    I have a friend who is always happy, never upset or stressed over anything.  When I asked her a while back what her secret was, I didn't realize at the time that she was right.  She told me to blow bubbles and watch butterflies.  Now granted, I love animals and...
    kelly816 kelly816 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2010

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    A Lustful Life Is A Life Lacking Luster

    I want to focus on an aspect of life that is paralyzed by addiction–that is, a subtle aspect of joy. It’s not that an addict can NEVER find joy. There are moments. But, I’ve found something returning to my life that I didn’t even realize had gone. The best way I can...
    gandjwhite gandjwhite 31-35 Feb 11, 2013

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    Maybe Childlike ..... But Never Simple

    Hmm okay , the other day I was as usual sitting and talking and laughing and giggling about something . One of my friends stopped looked at me smiling and said , You know Angel you still look at life like a little kid ! It took me by surprise for a moment and to be honest...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 10 Responses Mar 28, 2010

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    Simplicity

    I remember watching Narnia, when Lucy stepped out from the wardrobe into virgin snow. Her eyes were wide, as a smile crept upon her tiny mouth. Her mind ran wild with the images before her. The simplicity of what she saw was like a dream. The colours more vibrant, the sounds...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    Child Inside

    i beleive, ive never grown up that some where there is the child in me that never got a good start in life that still years for love from her mother. but never seems to receive it. so i play child by diong the silly things i  never really got to do early on in life. i joke...
    zophia zophia 46-50, F Aug 31, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I always find a smart and funny guy is attractive. You may think "LOL that's bullshit" but no. I adore it and I know guys are smart and funny when they want to. I love to have a...
    cassxandra cassxandra 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 5

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    When i was living with my Nan and auntie at our old house we had a friend who came round and he was a very strong believer that ghosts are (a fragment of peoples imagination) as he...
    skylec90 skylec90 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 25

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    I woke up extra early today. I decided to walk on my treadmill while watching American Horror Story. Our dining room is getting tiled today...so excited about that. While at...
    moonstruckdelight moonstruckdelight 41-45, F 22 hrs ago

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    Maybe it was better for me to be stuck in the house doing nothing instead of out in the world where I can actually see life passing me by when staying in the house I know it is but...
    THEINSIDER20 THEINSIDER20 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    I just hate myself. I really do. I did work really hard to improve myself. What I hate about myself lately is that I seemed to have lost my motivation for life. I just don't care...
    ChrisBoshi ChrisBoshi 22-25 Nov 12

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    Here is my theory: I think the reason we can't seem to figure this out is because we humans are so self-centered that we always think "what is the purpose of MY life" and "why do...
    allaboutsex allaboutsex 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    Perhaps we are all blind, and the true vision of the world is still hidden from us. We all pursue our causes with a vision of change, but are any of us truly right? In our own eyes...
    MissMadHatter MissMadHatter 18-21, T 1 Response Nov 12

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    I used to imagine I world where I had magical abilities. I liked to go here when I was depressed. I live in an area that no humans and nothing else can enter, unless I allow it...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Nov 9

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    You are innocent, sweet, and young at heart. You present a purity that many people find appealing. However, you are often tired of people treating you like a child. Underneath...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F Oct 24

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    I'm a high school student. I'm a junior and I've seen a lot in my life. Its a long complicated story. As a child I had to grow up quickly in my household. My brother always told me...
    Hiddenshadow88 Hiddenshadow88 16-17, M Oct 25

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    don't feel alone. I look and see how we treat each other and destroy our home planet and it makes me sad. just know that the good lord will intervene one day . you for your part...
    Arimatthewdavies Arimatthewdavies 51-55 2 hrs ago

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    8 years old guy start like me And that happen 2 years ago. And I still think about him Because we did have some connection . I am 35 years old and he is 27 And it's seems...
    olsen1004 olsen1004 31-35, F Oct 25

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    Life seems to be an endless game of trying to impress people. It's as though you can't just be yourself and who you want to be, but here on EP, I find myself in a safe haven. A...
    Kymir Kymir 18-21, F Oct 31

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    It has always been that way as far as I could remember. Growing up I always wondered what the purpose of life was and what it would be like to have a place to call home. I would...
    SiriusJT SiriusJT 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 2

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    It is very hard for me to get along with new people as it is but to find a common interest with that person is even harder. I can barely even consider hanging out with someone new...
    NightwolfBlackheart NightwolfBlackheart 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 12

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    I’ve seen it suggested in things I’ve read that possibly no one can really genuinely know anyone else, as no one but you (the individual) can be present for and...
    crescendo282 crescendo282 31-35, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYsYsc0r6l4 Sometimes I wonder how I'd ever make it through Through this world without having you I just wouldn't have a clue 'Cause sometimes it...
    alwayswantingmore78 alwayswantingmore78 36-40, F Nov 5

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    The wonder of a voice taking me to a far away sea lost in the depth and life of feelings and emotions that run through my skin touching the very core of Me, taking me to another...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    Growing up with verbally abusive parents will make you question who you are, and if you're really good enough for everyone. Which is an impossible feat, but I still try to please...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 24

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    Since my very first breath on this world... I have always thought I was meant to do something BIG! I have always felt like there is some kind of magnetic field pulling me in. I've...
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    I first heard of this band back in 2001 when the song "the middle" was released. It received major air play on radio stations everywhere from Rock/alternative to pop & top 40...
    Isayis23 Isayis23 26-30, M Nov 5

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    Have a look at the documentary, 'Black Fish'. I couldn't believe my eyes, I knew sea world was a horrible place, BUT I am honestly taken a back from watching this. I can't believe...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    two topics on my mind for this post. The reason for the title is simply because perspective is a major function of my mind. 1. A lot of people I know have been really ecstatic...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    My wish is to visit the world
    SUDYAD SUDYAD 46-50, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I have a sketch pad which I draw things that I think should be in these world like fairies,princesses,knights,and dragons like the medieval times.
    linkgames linkgames 13-15, M 9 hrs ago

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    I am an overweight nerd in a world where neither of those things is socially acceptable. I wonder if anyone sees past the societal disgust. I wonder if people can accept me. Will I...
    nommygummybears nommygummybears 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 23

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    I'm not gonna lie, my life especially through my early teens, was all about me. I mean, I would still listen and behave to a reasonable social standing. But I would do everything...
    GWSandwich GWSandwich 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 24

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