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I Think Crying Is A Healthy Thing

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    Crying is a sign of weakness. To some people that is their beliefs. In my raise they say man don't cry even if is a four or five years old. I would always tell my siblings and my kids Crying is not just for babies. Is unhealthy not to cry. To my lovely sisters, ; My best advice...
    wonderMe07 wonderMe07 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2013

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    I don't cry as much as I used to.

    .. I suppose when I am crying it means I'm really hurting.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response May 4

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    Because I Know The Opposite Is True

    Not crying when you need to cry. It leaves you with a lot of 'stuck' pain. I would have preferred to cry more easily.
    Beanow Beanow 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 17, 2013

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    'As I listened to her voice, I felt her warm tears running down my cheeks.'
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 8, 2013

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    I feel like It's an amazing way to relive built

    up stress and toxins that can harm my body and mind.
    KariAlex KariAlex 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I Do As Well

    Beautiful and Dangerous by Desmond Dekker is one that made me cry. Mainly, because of a woman. She dumped me, but know what? I still love her.
    LawlessTranquility LawlessTranquility 26-30, M Nov 16, 2012

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    I Believe Crying Makes Us More Human.

    Many see crying as a sign of weakness, I don't. And I am not only talking about the tears of joy. I believe that crying is a very primal way of expressing our emotions, it taps in something most of us fear to look into, our animal side, our non conscious self. When our soul and...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    Sad movies, happy reunions,

    tear jerker stories, etc. make me feel better. I love a long and hard cry. The release of emotions is so powerful.
    macncheesevoy macncheesevoy 18-21, F Jun 19

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    I am so tired of wasting my tears over things I know I have no control over. Ever since I was little, I'd cry at the tiniest things like accidentally hitting someone, which now...
    EmEn1125 EmEn1125 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    I saw another member do this and thought it was a good idea, so now I want to give it a go. So, here goes... in no particular order: 1. Listening to good music 2. Sunny days 3...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F Dec 7

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    1. Fresh / Healthy Food 2. Wine 3. Coffee 4. Productivity 5. Exercise
    DrunkGiraffe DrunkGiraffe 26-30, M Dec 19

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    1. Sound of the waves. 2. Being at peace. 3. Music 4. Yoga 5. My dog approaching me when I come home. 6. The smell of candles burning. 7. Bubble baths 8. Buying surprise gifts...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F Dec 7

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    1. Being outdoors 2. Swimming 3. Understanding how things work 4. Listening 5. Trying new things
    bumblebpea bumblebpea 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    I need to make this headache go away. Let's try thinking of something positive. I'll talk about what makes me happy: my daughter :) 1. Cuddling 2. The way her hair makes it look...
    RazorbladeKisses81 RazorbladeKisses81 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 19

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    let's seeee.....learning something new. winning. helping others. giving my significant other the big O. andddd looking in the mirror lol kidding can't really think of anything I'm...
    youngndfurius youngndfurius 22-25, M Dec 18

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    1)sunlight 2)birds chirping in the morning 3)how helpful my family is right now 4)seeing others smile 5)feeling how nice it is outside
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F Nov 29

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    1. Nothing 2. Nothing 3. Nothing 4. Sleeping 5. Nothing.
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M Dec 3

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    1. Cuddles 2. My family 3. Listening to music 4. Going to concerts 5. Hardback books 6. Meeting old friends/acquaintances I haven't seen in years 7. My favourite podcasts 8. Tea...
    sleeperstream sleeperstream 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    I was inspired to post this by seeing another ep member respond. It is so easy sometimes to focus on our problems that we forget to be greatful for what makes us happy - and to...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 4 Responses Dec 8

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    1) Being home for Christmas with my family 2) My 2 best friends who have helped me through a lot this semester. 3) Not having self-esteem based on my ex 4) Feeling beautiful and...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F Dec 16

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    1. Family and Friends 2. Anime 3. Pokemon 4. EP 5. Being naked
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife 22-25, M Dec 16

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    1). Anime 2). Music 3. Reading 4). Drawing 5). Art
    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F Dec 16

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    1. Sushi 2. Swimming 3. Movies 4. A good night rest 5. Make up
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 16

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    1) daydreaming 2) music 3) rainy days 4) drawing/painting 5) pizza!
    LuvBug1962 LuvBug1962 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 16

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    1. Riding motorcycles 2. Driving off road 3. The beach 4. Watching hockey 5. Drag racing
    k5rjtxj k5rjtxj 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 16

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    My daughter Butter Maryjane ;) Making people smile A clean kitchen.
    RazorbladeKisses81 RazorbladeKisses81 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 16

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    solitude Starbucks jazz sleep rain
    cudi123 cudi123 18-21, M Dec 17

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    1) Going on Holiday 2) Laughing with friends 3) My dog 4) Video games 5) Good food
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    1. traveling 2. my cat 3. my best friend 4. cooking / good food 5. making other people happy :)
    likesugarandcyanide likesugarandcyanide 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    1. Watching anime with my room mates. 2. My plans to start a orphanage. 3. A picture of my mom and dad. 4. My laptop. 5. My "sister"
    mirajane123 mirajane123 18-21, F Dec 17

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    The outdoors ,being with the person I love, music, road trips, my dog
    Couldhelp Couldhelp 18-21, M Dec 17

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    Music, music, music, music, and more music. Nothing in the world makes me happier, nothing.
    nickwrocks1 nickwrocks1 13-15, M Dec 17

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    Music weed her performing on stage and Pepsi
    1kingdarkness 1kingdarkness 26-30, M Dec 18

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    Love in any form, music, babies, beaches and singing.
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 18

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    A nice warm sea salt bath. Green smoothies. Music. New shoes. My children.
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F Dec 19

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    1. Olicity. 2. Fireworks. 3. Cute teddy bears. 4. Snow. 5. New shoes.
    EnchantressEvianna EnchantressEvianna 70+, F 1 Response Dec 19

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    1. My kids 2. My dogs 3. Hugs 4. Lipstick 5. Sunflowers
    Scorpio116 Scorpio116 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 19

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    youngndfurius youngndfurius 22-25, M Dec 20

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    During the past couple months, my friend group has noticed something strange about one of our friends, let's call her Jane. We all usually go to one of our friend's houses for...
    whyphy whyphy 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    You may mess up, but you are not a mess up. You may make a mistake, but you are not a mistake. You may screw up, but you are not a screw up. You may fail, but you...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    i think about one thing then i think of 3 similar things then things that are similar to those and by the time im done its completely complete from when i started
    booklover14 booklover14 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I do too, but why make a big fuss about it? If the U.S. government is hiding things from the public, it has good reason to anyways. Just think, if the things that our government is...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21 1 Response Nov 29

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    Sure ya sex is great and special but I think the small things are more special. Holding hands in public, watching YouTube together, cooking together, cute notes just to be like "I...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F Dec 1

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    Although, I have a college degree. I do not think I am smarter or better than anyone else. There are things I learn from people with or without a diploma added to their name. I...
    FrankK70 FrankK70 41-45, M 6 Responses Dec 5

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    I just keep on thinking about random things all them time. They just keep me unsettled always, even in night I dont know why instead of sleeping I just keep on thinking about...
    mohitd23 mohitd23 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I think we all realize that our body changes over the years. Especially with allergies. What we were not allergic to, we suddenly get a reaction from it years later. In my case...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21 3 Responses 4 days ago

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