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I Still See the World In Childlike Wonder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 306 People

    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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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 5 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Aug 31, 2009

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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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    Related Experiences

    I want to see places that most people only read about. I want to see the sun rise and set from somewhere other than my own living room window. I want to explore, I want to feel...
    raf408 raf408 31-35, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I saw him today. My first love. It was a short visit, we only had about 45 minutes. Just seeing him was wonderful!!! It's crazy to think that he probably knows me better than...
    curioussoutherngirl38 curioussoutherngirl38 36-40, F 1 Response May 24

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    My best internet friend was killed in a car accident a few months ago and I still miss him. I wonder if it were the other way around, if he would miss me.
    dysfnkshnal dysfnkshnal 13-15, F 1 Response May 3

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    50 days ago I tried to die, but obviously failed it. I was in the hospital, psychiatric clinics, many doctors and therapists. I've been to churches, talked to religious people. I...
    borderline140315 borderline140315 46-50, F 7 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Doors?! I didn't realize they make doors behind the old oak tree! And apparently my son Still doesn't get that said tree ISN'T the bathroom either! But when he does make it to the...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    A beautiful tale for adults who wander and dream . The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams HERE was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid. He was...
    birdsrestingonabranch birdsrestingonabranch 22-25, F 1 Response May 16

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    Hello babyface people, I am curious about the other babyfaces out there.Do u wished u had a more grown up look?I get the cutie comments all the time :( Wished someone could use...
    birdsrestingonabranch birdsrestingonabranch 22-25, F 2 Responses May 6

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    I still lose a lot of sleep over this one and will forever scream "conspiracy".
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 14 hrs ago

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    red roses too I see them bloom for me and you And I think to myself, what a wonderful world I see skies of blue and clouds of white The bright blessed day, the dark...
    Tiffany94 Tiffany94 26-30, F 3 Responses May 7

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    I still sleep with my stuffed monkey
    GEMWASHERE GEMWASHERE 13-15, F 2 Responses May 3

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    This is probably going to be a bit long-winded and hard to explain, but here goes. I know that a lot of people may judge me and think 'well she's only 13-15 what does she know, she...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 2 Responses May 15

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    I use to have this feeling from a very early age, that is about 10 years old - even before I entered secondary school. (In the UK from 11 years up) As a lad I use to think how...
    davex4 davex4 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    I had a friend for 25 years. The last two we fell in love. we spent a few years breaking up an getting back together. She cheated on my and i still obsessively tied to be with her...
    thetripcontinues thetripcontinues 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    Why do many Christians call the world secular like it's a bad thing but then use the things of the world and then excuse it by putting the stamp of God on it? If the world is...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    Someone asked me once if I ever considered suicide. If my memory is correct I think I immediately said no. I said if be more likely to lose it and kill someone else before I'd kill...
    Halestone Halestone 22-25, F May 17

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    Don't you feel, a lot of times that you don't belong? That you know there's something out there? That's me...everyday. Don't get me wrong, I love the world and its wonders, but I...
    Galatziaa Galatziaa 18-21, F 7 Responses May 4

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    What was it like to see The face of your own stability? Suddenly look away... Leaving me with the dead and hopeless. Eleven and she was gone Eleven is when we waved goodbye Eleven...
    HarlotCurse HarlotCurse 22-25, M May 24

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    They say when you travel, you learn a lot about who you are. I think it's because when traveling, you take the time to slow down, discover the beauty and wonder in new surroundings...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 2 Responses May 11

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    Ok, I'll tell you something about a recent history in my country, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It's about a war we had. I come from a catholic background but I'm a leftist and a liberal...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M 2 Responses May 21

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    It's been 12 years now and you won't hear this. You can't. Sometimes I wonder if you'd deserve to hear it if you could but maybe it's not fair to think that cause you'll never have...
    Stormdance Stormdance 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I love to travel and I get paid to travel - one of the reasons why I love to travel is to meet people and visit new places and cultures. The food, the night life, the entertainment...
    truebluetravelpreneur truebluetravelpreneur 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This is my first experience here, I found it while searching for this very thing. Growing up I always seemed to have a strong bond with my mom. She and I left my real father...
    StillSleepingOutside StillSleepingOutside 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I always wonder what would my life would have been like if I wasn't born in what seems to be my imagination. If people genuinely knew my existence and made a celebration out of it...
    deathnotefreak deathnotefreak 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4

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    Holy validation. I've basically spent the last 4 years thinking I have a psychotic obsession. But other people feel this too so I'm not alone! Just know that I spent a few hours...
    lrh26540 lrh26540 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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