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I Still See the World In Childlike Wonder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 307 People

    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    You see, I really wonder if it's really so bad. I mean, we all have at least thought about ourselves being put on the pedestal, haven't we? And it's true, we are all very important...
    Ellaven14 Ellaven14 13-15, F Jan 18

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    I have nosey neighbors in my neighborhood who are Mexican and they know everything I buy and everything I do. They once said that "I am so ugly that I cannot even get a man". They...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I suppose this is equally a question as it is an experience. I need to have the experience to express in detail what happened, and what has resulted -what I've become. I need...
    CatherineGray CatherineGray 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    There's a difference between older men, much older men, and old men. When I was 21, I was tired of only older men being attracted to me (30's, 40's, 50's). I felt like they were...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jan 4

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    It always happens when I'm comfy in my bed at night. It always happens in the dark... It wouldn't be so bad if I just caught glimpses of them. But I still see them even if I'm full...
    EmpathElder EmpathElder 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Me and my ex broke off our relationship 5 years ago but it still feels like that I can't let him go. The thing is, I was not exactly a good partner. I was an emotionally abusive...
    Xlen Xlen 26-30, M 14 hrs ago

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    Dark Nignt of the Soul When someone goes on a journey, this is to overcome one's greatest fear. To experience the dark night of the soul means dealing with stuff from the past or...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am going to be 30 in 16 days. I have 2 wonderful children who are my world. I grew up in a rough home, moved out at 16. I felt I had to, or I was going to end up just like my...
    sohurtnow sohurtnow 26-30 Jan 15

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    When it comes to the various denominations that have established themselves over the years, the Universalists are arguably one that is the most misunderstood. While there are some...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Jan 3

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    The wife went to work the other week with no knickers on. She told me that she did this by accident! Is that even possible to forget your knickers? I think she possibly did it to...
    Merk79 Merk79 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    I have the best Father in the World.He worked hard throughout his life to give us all a good home,he really took care of his family.Now that i am grown,an adult and have a family...
    coastiewife36 coastiewife36 36-40, F Jan 1

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    I wonder about so much. I don't know where to start there is SO much I wonder about. Even in adulthood we yearn to sate our curiosity, to know the world intimately inside and out...
    starkizzed21 starkizzed21 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    They say that everything happens for a reason and that everyone has a purpose on this earth but i find that really hard to believe. Most of my life i been good to people but me...
    TheWorldVsJ TheWorldVsJ 26-30, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    This is a controversial topic. Here is my opinion on feminism. I see feminism as a choice. To have more options, to be accepted in the world for doing the same things or being...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Anyone can see this ones not working.
    YBlah YBlah 41-45 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    This following is very long, but if you can get through it... VERY informative; "What if 20 Million Illegal Aliens were Deported from America ? Tina Griego, journalist for the...
    curiosi curiosi 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    The ups feel like I could fly across the world, and lows make every bone in my body ache. Why am I this way? Overall, I consider myself a well-rounded person. I eat well, I...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Our plumber was over. I had just finished my shower and got into my short gown (just below my bum) I had just done my make up and brushed my hair and went downstairs for a drink...
    Frankiehw Frankiehw 13-15, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    When I meet new people or just go shopping I’m treated so good, most those men ask for my number cause they think I’m naïve or at least I seem like that until I start talking...
    SmartnDangerous SmartnDangerous 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I want to see the wonders of the world. I like to go to Mount Everest, K-2, and other wonderful places, i want to travel around the world to meet new peoples and watch their...
    YaminMalik YaminMalik 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I wonder what it's like in other places around the world. I live in america. While cool and all, it seems like its very different here than say Japan. Wonder if that's true...
    Mightymanx10 Mightymanx10 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I love to just put on head phones and listen to music. I can just block out world and go to a happier place. I find myself doing that often.
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am a young adult and am "troubled." When I was young my environment was discouraging. My parents marriage was terrible, my father depressed and suicidal, and I did whatever they...
    ZoeFeller ZoeFeller 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    many times in my life ,,,Lost at sea ,trapped in a fire ,being beat to death ,a gun misfiring meant to blow my brains out ,,He was always there ,and that was before I realized...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M Jan 3

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    I love myself, and I am loved by my son and daughter that right now are the only people in the world that I would call wonderful. God is always there and has my back through all...
    wjk1849 wjk1849 46-50, M Dec 28, 2014

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    I feel our culture / society of obedience, authority, and dominance is terrible and it hurts me inside that it exists. There doesn't seem to be what I define as love in the world...
    Love3149 Love3149 22-25, M Dec 28, 2014

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    Terra Nova; A Blueprint For Revolution It doesn't take a university education to see that humanity could use a renovation. We have come a long way in a very short period of time...
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight 26-30, M Jan 4

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    hmmmm.......i wonder what its like to be kissed if it all its made out to be i wonder what other countries look like what its like to be stranded in the forest with nothing but a...
    warriorwolf1818 warriorwolf1818 16-17, M 1 Response