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I Still See the World In Childlike Wonder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 308 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm thinking this is relevant to me.

    I love being alive, one of the biggest reasons being that I still find splendour and wonder in all sorts of places. On my way to work, every single morning, I find so many interesting things along the way. Things I might have seen before, but not in the same way as I am seeing...
    Ebisur Ebisur 26-30, M 6 Responses Apr 26

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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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    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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    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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    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 Aug 31, 2009

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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 wanted him to stay in my life. Even though I’ve cried, felt like I was going to die, and drank alcohol a few times before over someone I was in love with not loving me, I’ve...
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    It's just in my imagination, though. It's my idealized, utopian view of the world - my perfect world. It is just my wacky utopia, though, and I doubt many share my thoughts. Let me...
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    I sit quietly letting the tears fall freely once again. I look around and I am assaulted by constant reminders. Things that I once looked forward to sharing with you, objects once...
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    I sit quietly letting the tears fall freely once again. I look around and I am assaulted by constant reminders. Things that I once looked forward to sharing with you, objects once...
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    I sit quietly letting the tears fall freely once again. I look around and I am assaulted by constant reminders. Things that I once looked forward to sharing with you, objects once...
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    I sit quietly letting the tears fall freely once again. I look around and I am assaulted by constant reminders. Things that I once looked forward to sharing with you, objects once...
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    I sit quietly letting the tears fall freely once again. I look around and I am assaulted by constant reminders. Things that I once looked forward to sharing with you, objects once...
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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 11 hrs ago

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    It's A Small World Boat ride. Music. Scene changes. Children's Amazement.
    JoshM1974 JoshM1974 36-40, M 4 hrs ago

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    i want to travel the world but im 15 and i dont have money,my parents too...
    AndreaOmrcen AndreaOmrcen 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 hr ago

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    "Rocket Love"Do Do Do, Do Do Do, Do Do Do, Do Do DoDo Do Do, Do Do Do, Do Do Do-ooI longed for you since I was bornA woman sensitive and warmAnd that you wereWith pride and...
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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 3 days ago

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    There's so much I want to share Things I want to say... Myself yet I'm afraid I'm afraid to say them even this comfortable and safe environment. The more time passes the more I...
    AwakeYetDreaming AwakeYetDreaming 36-40, M Oct 15

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    I do not feel part of this world. I feel I'm just passing through, observing, learning and also trying to help along the way. I don't seem to relate to this world and to people the...
    AynSofAur AynSofAur 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Ever wondered, do we all see the same world? One I think about most is, do we all see the same colours? Like, for example, I see blue as blue, but do other people see blue as...
    trs1999 trs1999 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days 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 5 Responses 1 day ago

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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 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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 1 day ago

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    My god time is flying at the speed of light. Seriously, the first thing I knew, I'm graduating and it was only 6 years of high school that flew by to where I'm standing now. I...
    turtlemonster turtlemonster 16-17, F Oct 4

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    Does it freak you out, the unknown. all this stuff in the world we don't have answers to I don't want to know everything but it can some times freak me out knowing there a lot of...
    differrentt differrentt 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 12