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I Struggling In the 'real World'

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    I miss the old me who I used to be. wide eyed, playful, kind i even miss how gullible i was used to see the world so different used to be so different I miss the way I spoke...
    tostai tostai 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    The world is a hard place to live in and there is so much stress sometimes I just want to block it all out but it doest solve my problems it only waits for me to get back to the...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 18

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    Sometimes I feel like I need a big hug and be told everything is okay in all honesty in the real world I present myself well. But deep down I feel like they don't know me, it's not...
    sapphirescorpion sapphirescorpion 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Too many people think they the top shelf status. **** N E W S - F L A S H **** Y’all just too ignorant to care about real world probs. Y’all too busy steppin’ out a line...
    GlamGasm GlamGasm 22-25, T 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I'd like to believe that, I want to believe that, but so far I've never met a single person online in the real world that I didn't already know from pre-internet days.
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I don't really know if that place exists but i'm still searching for it or rather of who I am. I don't know if I'll belong anywhere in the world. I believe that 'place' can also be...
    99Problems99 99Problems99 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I can be really selfless. I go out of my way to help people in need. I pick up trash when I see it lying around on the streets. I offer consolation to anyone I see in tears. I make...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F Sep 12

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    It's true a lot of people are stuck in the struggle and it seems like there is no help or hope for the future, a lot of that blame is pointed out towards the ones trying to better...
    aJason23 aJason23 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    (Sorry for typos) This would be the longest story in the world if I summarized it for you so I'm going to get to the point and focus on the present. I'm a freshman going to a...
    CassieW1657 CassieW1657 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    My sister told me about this website so I figured I'd give it a try since I cant sleep. I'm a soon to be 20 year old girl working as a cashier making minimum wage. I have been...
    AmberIrina AmberIrina 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I hate who I am, I hate not having a choice. I hate that it feels like my life dreams of a family and getting married have been stolen from me. My attempts at trying to change this...
    pyroguy80 pyroguy80 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 18

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    I recently graduated from a 4 year college, with a loan over 60k, school still holding my degree because I couldn't pay the balance due. For the last 8 month I been trying to find...
    ColdWorld316 ColdWorld316 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 19

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    i dont know what to say i guess im numb and messed aup im so overweight i dont know how to live myself im am tired of life everyone is living life i feel like a freak i dont know...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Sep 2

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    I am struggling to keep myself together right now. I am dealing with some heavy things that I should have dealt with a long time ago but my method of coping for many years now has...
    DisappearingStar DisappearingStar 70+ 5 Responses Sep 7

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    I am struggling to let go of the abuse that was inflicted on me from my family and to stop living in the past. I am mean to my husband sometimes and I feel terrible that I am. I...
    fearless1971 fearless1971 41-45, F Sep 20

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    Well, it has finally came to a head. My husbands business which has been struggling for a couple of years has gone. This company which he ran for 10 years has been going down...
    Mylifesover Mylifesover 46-50 3 Responses Sep 10

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    Yep, here I go again. Just like in high school but probably worse this time because I have no one to force me to eat or to go to class or practice. It's just me now. Which really...
    looee looee 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    God confirmed that I am going through something but my plan still remains. Trusting in him for full healing and financial provision. He will give me strength, courage and love. I...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Aug 31

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    I was raised to be the gentleman, to care about how girl's feelings, to be the guy that she can let down her guard around knowing full well that I wouldn't betray that trust that...
    V12Snow V12Snow 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So I'm not actually gay (I'm pan but whatever) but I'm scared to actually come out to my family. I mean, it's easier to tell friends or tell people online but when it comes to...
    Barakaflacka Barakaflacka 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I don't want to leave my wife but I'm realizing that I want to be honest about who I am. I struggle with being gay because I have deceived people (wife, family, friends, neighbors...
    walkingcast1 walkingcast1 41-45, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    Go fund me Help me support me in financial aid I'm raising money for Medical supply. Click to Donate: http://www.gofundme.com/ez85pc #gofundme I'm not a robot but I really do...
    Teeteesky Teeteesky 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I can provide sort of a rabbithole for people if they ask me questions that has to do with deep thinking about life and the universe. I want people to love eachother. And feel...
    hample hample 22-25, M Aug 30

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    It's corrupted, ecologically deteriorating, and full of mindlessly stupid people who only care about themselves. It's so bad now, scientists are saying we're having a NARCISSISTIC...
    wonderousgirl wonderousgirl 16-17 1 Response Sep 7

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    I just watched the movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, it really struck a cord deep inside me. All my life I have wanted to see the world to experience the world, to meet new...
    Broken31 Broken31 31-35, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel like a right outsider of reality really left out!I feel like I shouldn't be here and I'm completely different to the crowd! I'm so independent and alone in reality... I look...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Sep 8

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    World wide web publishers complete most of the same functions of the desktop publisher on the internet. This man or woman could possibly be accountable for creating internet pages...
    Khadijah062yu Khadijah062yu 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    In my humble opinion... the best place to cry is in the shower. Everything just washes away (imma real snotty cryer; **** gets messy quick), it's nice and warm, isolated.... Any...
    jhyland2 jhyland2 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Hey there. I'm Moon Shadow. If you are a wolf shifter or a wolf Therian and in need of a pack then please message me and I'll pass you on to the Alpha's. The pack is called The...
    TheMoonShadow12 TheMoonShadow12 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    and He's my savior. A lot of Atheists are trying so hard to change my belief. And based on their comments to me they are trying so hard to ruin Jesus Christ and make him looked...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Today I write! Why? Because I need to tell my Stories. Little by little while one day all these writings will come together. One day someone will read it and understand what was...
    Monoka14 Monoka14 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    When I was 5 years old I created kind of a realm in my imagination that I went to all the time and no one could ever understand it...this wasn't any normal pretend game this was...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Sep 13

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    The world is really a small place to live. The lack of this world is unity among people. If people are unite, there will be no hate and everyone would respect each other. Criticism...
    Mur4d Mur4d 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 15

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    In the past 12 years, the values of homes for sale throughout the world have risen up to 50%. In certain markets, the prices were significantly higher than the national average...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M a week ago

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    I felt frustrated most of my life thinking I will never be able to really see all the corners of the world although I have travelled a lot.One day I realized it is not a merely...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't know how to live in this world. I really don't. Everyone else seems to be able to find their place. But mine eludes me. Maybe my purpose is finished anyways. I was a...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I really do, we live in such a cruel world. The concept of winner's everyone is so greedy, people hurt one another to reach the next level, is this the truly the nature of us...
    TheTrueStory TheTrueStory 70+ 2 Responses Sep 12

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    So yesterday I watched this movie at the cinema, called "The Giver", that takes place in the future, in what apparently is a utopia but turns out to be a dystopia. And when, at a...
    thoughtworn thoughtworn 16-17, F Sep 14

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    I see the world differently now. I see people differently now. I realize people are so similar. They want to be happy. They want friends and a companion if they don't have one...
    ericramone ericramone 31-35, M 5 Responses Sep 14

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    Ok so I recently turned 30. Recently(3months) became single. I got rid of a lot of possessions, all I really have is a dog. No lease, no car payments, no bills but phone, no...
    njflyer njflyer 26-30, M 11 Responses Sep 16

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    Over the course of the last few years I have opened my eyes to how this world works and how it doesn't work. I have had my fair share of.struggles to overcome and that kept me...
    njflyer njflyer 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 17

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    Time moves on, new people come, new ideas come and things happen. The new generation wants to explore some things, but the older generations hold them back because they feel it's...
    Blueblues12 Blueblues12 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 20

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    love in life An illusion we are sold on from birth Once upon a time there was a happy girl Her world seemed perfect to all that came across her. Deep down inside the girl would...
    moniquexp moniquexp 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Days had come and Gone and all that I've dreamt about was to travel the world and figure myself out... who I am, what I like, my interest, strengths and weaknesses. And to simply...
    Luseeyah Luseeyah 18-21, F a week ago

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    While on vacation last week in the San Diego area, I had a chance to hear Dewitt Jones speak.Jones is, among other things, a world-renown photographer for National Geographic, and...
    WindSylph WindSylph 51-55, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I escape reality to just go to my own world, somewhere where I don't feel awkward in the least. Where I am alone, but fine. Where love is just a fairy tale and it actually doesn't...
    simplyfuckit simplyfuckit 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    alright here it is my heart was treated like a house of cards people thought they could build me and blow me down whenever they wanted so when I finally took a stand I was a...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response