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I Think Differently Than Others

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    Kindness and helpfulness,

    I see them as a way for others to cover up something that they want to hide form me. I don't see it as a positive or good thing the person wants to do for me. 😢
    WeepingLeaves WeepingLeaves 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    The Twlight Zonus ~

    You wake up each day much closer to death. But that does not mean that you should stop feeling alive. Some of us will never close our eyes in this world, but will be carried over safely to the other side..............Life is a journey that has all kinds of colors, shapes, sizes...
    zonus zonus 31-35, M 8 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    Being Open-Minded

    What i hate is, my friends see me as immature and dont understand anything, but they dont know what going on in my head... I also getting tired of how narrow-minded my friends are but i guess its not their fault
    XiLu XiLu 16-17, F Mar 26, 2013

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    My mind isn't like anyone I've ever met,

    I overthink things way too much. Things like the afterlife. I Categorize people by good or bad which usually is bad. Also sometimes I'm very paranoid. And everyone else tends to figure out life lessons way after I've already learned them.(possibly I matured fast) Sometimes I...
    DeadYetAlive DeadYetAlive 18-21 Dec 27, 2013

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    I've definitely never met anyone with the same

    thinking process as me. I'm currently in high school, and I usually have to think about what I'm going to say before I say it. I'm very deep, think about things like afterlife, death, why we are here, the universe... People usually think I'm odd, and awkward, which I am. I have...
    ArtPaige ArtPaige 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Mature For A Teenager?

    I'm a Freshman in high school... But in my mind I stand apart from all of my peers. Their behavior makes me shake my head and puzzle over why someone would want to act like that. They look silly. Why do some of my peers constantly flirt with and annoy people of the opposite...
    lyingsmile15 lyingsmile15 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 28, 2012

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    Why Do Some People Assume I Don'T Know Their Pain?

    I understand that I think quite differently than most people who went through a lot in their life, but that does not mean I can't understand the pain of the people I'm trying to help. My advice may seem harsh sometimes, but I'm saying what I feel about that situation or story...
    Junkard Junkard 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    Kinda Weird

       Some people think I'm weird whenever I say that I don't want a relationship based off sex. Now most people don't say it out loud, but they say it with their actions. I have known many people who say they want their lover to be their friend, but turn around and sleep...
    artemis08 artemis08 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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    I Like To Listen To Both Side

    listen to the agendas of the left and right while allowing time to form an opinon. I try not to rush into any decisions based upon my first hearing. Do to the fact, these are other people influence. Dificult or hardline decisions should take time to gather the facts before you...
    theirfeet theirfeet 46-50, M Dec 3, 2012

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    One Decision Away............!!

    You’re just one decision away from being free of the limiting demands of your ego. Living your life at the highest level is a choice you can make right now, in this moment. Accept the positive power that has always been yours. Take the initiative and make full use of the...
    MIdOGcX MIdOGcX 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16, 2012

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    Please Forgive Me ~

    Please forgive me for the wrong that I have done, I should have never doubted that you were second to none. * I strayed myself from the truth out of ignorance and fear, Because my heart got scared when I saw you got so near. For every minute you are gone, is like an eternity to...
    zonus zonus 31-35, M 17 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    Exegesis Underscored

    I think in combinations what has happened will happen again. whatever I allow and whomever I allow, will respond according to my allowance with every hand I allow favor, lies a hand of intent. justified or unjustified it adds or removes from the balance that I allow. in...
    exegesisnovalis exegesisnovalis 31-35 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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    I Think Weird

    I think different than anyone I know.For example when people talk about history like Christopher Columbus that he discovered America well I think what if someone else found it and he took the credit.Sometimes when someone say says a legend like the girl in Colorado who was said...
    id152151 id152151 26-30 1 Response Dec 8, 2012

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    I think Obama health care is a ridiculous idea

    and law ! It's doing more bad then good! Obama clean up your messes instead of creating more messes and bills !
    candyliscious candyliscious 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    The Wise Woman's Stone

    A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did...
    MIdOGcX MIdOGcX 18-21, M 10 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    I guess I think differently from others.

    I thought joining EP would be a great place to share my writing (and other thoughts) and get feedback without being judged, ridiculed, made fun at, or being asked to do anything sexual. I respect myself (and my body) too much to get hurt and taken advantage of. I just don't...
    Tball26 Tball26 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I Really Do

    It has made me feel alienated since I was a very small child. Everyone could always sense I was different, I guess. They stayed away. lol Even now, I have outgrown much of my shyness and can easily talk to people, but once we talk for a little while, they can tell I'm different...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2010

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    No one understands things the way I do.

    My mind thinks so differently to others. Everything makes sense to me and only me. I just can't explain it.
    distractedcharms distractedcharms 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    51 Interesting Facts About Zonus ~

    1) I am a true lover of life, adventure, and my dreams and aspirations of life have come true. I represent truth, honor, justice, and the right way is the best way. I am enjoying this journey even more so in my 30s, and this is only the beginning for me. 2) I was raised in the...
    zonus zonus 31-35, M 11 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    I saw a question somewhere (I don't remember

    where) that asked about something I do differently than other people. I pee differently. lol. Ever since I was little I learned that if you pee (with the lid up of course) onto the side of the bowl, right above where the water is, it doesn't splash all over the place!!! As I...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 19

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    Yea

    of course I think different, I am different. Always have been. when I was a kid they thought I was grown, a born slave to every wish they had. therefore I had to learn early how and why things worked the way they did and fix it quick if it stopped working. I spent most of my time...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F Sep 1, 2013

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    I Feel Like I Am The Only One Who Gets It

    Life that is.  I watch everyone else scurrying around with their daily little routines, buying the right cars, getting the right jobs, get a house get a mortgage, praying to god, trying to ensre that their movements fit with the template, and I just cannot imagine that I am...
    thebluemarbles thebluemarbles 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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    I understand things differently

    than others. I seem to think I get it. How it is and where it's going. I can't seem to express my thoughts out loud though. It just doesn't come out. there is just so much I don't know where to or how to start with. I'm here looking for people who feel the same.
    gravehart gravehart 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Dear Mr President

    Good evening ladies and gentlemen of The Experience Project. Now as many of you already know, we just had a major Election here in the US this week. President Barack H. Obama was re-elected on November 6, 2012. He will remain in office for a second term or 4 more years. Dont you...
    zonus zonus 31-35, M 6 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    Step Back... It's Always Worth The Effort!

    Many folk on EP argue and express from a first person viewpoint. Imagine yourself as any other person or the person you are talking to... step back... and open your world. Think differently.
    AngeGardien AngeGardien 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2013

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    Feeling Disconnected

      Very often it just seems like everyone else is on a different wavelength than I am.  They say 'turn' I assume they mean right, when to them it's obvious I should turn left. Sometimes at work I worry about people are always contradicting what I say.  Am I...
    MissSarahAnne MissSarahAnne 26-30, F 16 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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    Sit Down For This One

    On my way to work this morning, after dropping the boys off at daycare, I spent time talking to the Lord, worship or rather worth ship. As I did so my thoughts drifted to submission and how D/s parallels a christians walk with God (keep your mind open, this gets interesting). He...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 21, 2011

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    My friends and I were talking about random stuff

    as usual. The topic of what we'd do in the zombie apocalypse came up and all their answers involved hiding and killing the zombies but when it was my turn to answer I said "I'd get all my friends and family together to see them then I'd pray and go sleep in the middle of the...
    everythingwillbealright everythingwillbealright 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    ...and I Think A Lot!

    Thinking is such a gift. Thinking is crazy weird. Where does it start? What allows you to think? It's crazy. I read about brain physiology but it doesn't really describe it in a way that actually explains it! It's a mystery. I believe I think differently because I talk about...
    skinned skinned 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2011

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    I Always Have And Always Will,with Pride

    Society despises me for who I am,which is very good news to me.I despise society for the control system it is,no more than this.I want a new beginning,a new world,governed by the laws of loving kindness towards all living creatures on this earth,not the corrupt,lying,deceiving...
    pedrohedgerow pedrohedgerow 51-55, M 5 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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    Am I Alone

    I have always had trouble relating to other people, they seem to want different things, or find things amusing that I find sickening. I seem to enjoy hanging out with guys more, does that mean I am strange, some sort of girl that hates to be around girls. They always to care...
    SarcasticallyEvil SarcasticallyEvil 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 4, 2011

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    Who Am I ?

    Well as a young child I was always very keen on my senses as a human being. There were days when I could tell when someone was coming to our doorstep or when they would call our phone. I grew up in a Pentacostal Holiness Church down here in the South, here in the USA...
    zonus zonus 31-35, M 11 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    A Little Bit Different

    I have been raised by my parents in a very moral sense, but also to think independantly and make my own choices. I have always valued self preservation and respected those around me. I also take what others say at face value and that has also caused me some trouble. Recently, I...
    AnOpenBook AnOpenBook 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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    I Pay More Attention... I'm More Accepting...

    I don't think "oh he's goth so he must be depressed" or "she's wearing a bunch of color so she's got to be happy". I'd much rather get to know people before I try to describe them with words other than "pretty", "handsome", etc. I don't condemn anything unless it really...
    KATastrophic7 KATastrophic7 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2012

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    Different Is Not Wrong

    I have been told that I suffer from both dyslexia and dyspraxia, which is meant to explain why others do not think like I do. Shame it takes them ages to see what is obvious to me. The comments I usually receive are that my solutions are unique, different, innovative and...
    thickyholden thickyholden 51-55, M Mar 24, 2013

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    T.V. Girl

    When i was un 5th grade, they said " you're just like Daria". In highschool they voted me "most unique". For a couple of years out of highschool, everyone i met told me that i was different. In dental assistant school, they said " oh, you're just like Sheldon from Big Bang...
    rbarn rbarn 26-30, F Feb 25, 2013

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    I Am Forgiven ~

    I am forgiven for the wrong that was done. But.....this love has waxed bitter cold and I see now you are not the one. The dream became a nightmare, I saw snakes crawling on my wall. I never realized for a second, you would have been my downfall. Your smile, that alluring charm...
    zonus zonus 31-35, M 5 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    Null-a (non-aristotelean Thought)

    I decided to write the concepts of Null-A thought down here just to illustrate the aspects of it NOT covered by Wikipedia and other.... overcomplicated sources... 1. "The Map is not the Territory; the word is not the thing it represents. Our Sensations are not reality but an...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    Feeling Different

    Guess I'll just jump right into this then. I feel a lot like I don't belong here. If you ask me what or where "here" is, I won't have be able to answer that for you. I just don't feel comfortable in my own skin, in my own world. I feel so lonely, so eager to go home, but when I...
    AlphaMay05 AlphaMay05 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    I'm an Aspie. Now they are calling it "autism

    spectrum disorder" I'm a literal thinker.
    GraineNaMara GraineNaMara 36-40, F Jan 27

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    I stand alone. No one can help me.

    Nothing can save me but my own hands. One day I will either be on top or be entirely hated. No one knows me. No one likes me. I am alone yet I am forced to be near people. Why? Why must I endure the torture of talking to and hearing people. I may not deserve to be alone but it...
    treegurl94 treegurl94 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    ~ I Am Forgiven... Part II ~

    I am forgiven still yet indeed, Now this weary page has turned. True love perhaps the thorniest rose of them all, A rose that has yet to be earned. What we thought was old and dead before, Has suddenly come back to life once and again. Was it divine intervention that delivered us...
    zonus zonus 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    I'm different than other men.

    Sorry guys but it's true. I enjoy the little things. Like candles burning all the time especially in the bedroom. I love to have time to just talk and enjoy getting to know the real you. I'm not all about sex. Sex is great don't get me wrong but true love can survive even...
    GoodGuy40 GoodGuy40 41-45, M Jan 29

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    My Mind Is Incomprehensible

    I have never been one to "flow with the crowd". I have never been "normal" or any synonym of the word. Everything I do makes sense to me and only me. I over think everything and I understand everything, but in my own way. I had to create a new me in order to fit in, which makes...
    SunGoesDownStarsComeOut SunGoesDownStarsComeOut 16-17 4 Responses Nov 29, 2011

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    chweetprince chweetprince 18-21, M Sep 29

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    About Love

    Maybe I'm hardened to it, but I wanna throw up in my mouth when I hear"I fell in love"  "I love you but I'm not in love with you" " I just fell out of love with them"  and so on and so forth.I wanna call bullshit on those sayingsMy thoughts on the whole love subject are maybe...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 13 Responses Aug 10, 2011

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    Humanity

    So my English teacher gave me a book the other day (I am not quiet sure why, he just handed it to me) that is called Ishmael. As much as I would like to do an in depth discussion about what I have read so far, I will pretty much get to the point. The main idea I have come to...
    goingforgold goingforgold 16-17, F Feb 29, 2012

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    My Thoughts

    I think differently than other people to the point where my friends have trouble understanding my logic, and i sometimes have trouble understanding theirs. Now when i'm with my friends i tend to keep my thought process simple, and it became a habit. This changes when i'm alone. I...
    DCHPS DCHPS 16-17 1 Response Dec 12, 2012

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    The Two Stores That No Longer Exist

    I look around the neighborhood of the apartment where I now live and feel deeply sad. When I was growing up, there were two stores that were the precursors of the Woolworth's or 5-and-dime that most people I know bemoan the passing of. When I mention the other two that I remember...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 10, 2013

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    If you had to choose one word to describe

    yourself, what would it be and why? I chose the word "deep", because such a seemingly simple word has so many meanings and connotations. - - - "If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail." —Heraclitus
    dinah897 dinah897 16-17, F 1 Response May 31

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    I Am Different, Can't Help It...i Mean No Harm.

    I used to spend conversations struggling to maintain focus on what was being said. It was difficult. Now, I'm hyper-focused and vigilant in the context of a conversation. I still have to ignore the impulse to finish people's sentences, I've gotten better about that, but I do feel...
    needlessthings needlessthings 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    I Often Hurt People With The Way I Think

    Sometimes it just hits me, how different I am. I'm fairly clueless in the social understanding department and I just don't think like everyone around me. For example, yesterday a friend was telling me about how the new puppy he had gotten a few months before was sick and had...
    TypeZero TypeZero 22-25, F 2 Responses May 28, 2011

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    I don't like movies that much.

    Everyone I know loves watching movies but I'm just like "Meh.." Even if it's a good movie, I lose interest half way through. I can watch the same movie over and over again if it makes me feel nostalgic. I feel the same way about watching TV, I have to take breaks and get back to...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M Sep 23

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