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I Think I Turned Out Alright, Considering

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    Alright

    When I look back on my life and the hardships I had to face and deal with, considering all the craziness that I have had to figure out I guess I can be thankful that I turned out pretty alright.  yes I have a few cracks and look a tad bit ragged somedays and dead...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 4 Responses Jun 3, 2009

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    Well

    I suppose it could've been worse.
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 1 Response May 26, 2009

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    All the Hell I Went Through

     considering how abusive my father was when i was small.that my mom would lose it and verbally assault me.my brother would often attack me and do his best to harm me.(i have nerve damage in my right ankle to prove it.)the fact i had to eat out of a dumpster.and that i had a...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Aug 13, 2009

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    No Dad

    i consider myself to have turned out alright considering i come from a broken home. just me and mom. no siblings(the biggest let down of my life). i graduated from high school and went to a tech school to further my education. never spent any time in jail or prison. only law...
    djredneck7269 djredneck7269 51-55, M Jul 22, 2012

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    Or So My Therapist Says!

    With my tragic past, I realized I could have so easily went the "other" way. That's a bit scary to think about... I could be a mean, hateful, bitter, manipulative *****. I could have turned into a monster, hurting others, just because I was hurting. But, I didn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 4, 2009

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    Making It

    Making it is what you might think may of course be great. In some way yes you are right. In other ways you might be wrong then again what is right and what is wrong? I turned out to be someone special in many eyes and minds. In a few no one really would give a sweet care but...
    honey624 honey624 56-60, M Apr 24, 2010

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    All The Above

    Considering so many things.. i think i turned out alright! Ofcourse! I don't drive a cadillac just yet or a bugatti. Don't live in a mansion, but there is something that everyone will agree with me makes me alright.. That is the hope and thought of a million dollars. how did i...
    doublemoneylove doublemoneylove 22-25, M Jan 15, 2011

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    Considering....

    I didn't have the most secure childhood. Mum was mentally ill. Manic depression they called it then. Dad did his best but his main priority was keeping the family financially secure, so everyone and his dog had a hand in taking care of me and my brother. I was mostly looked after...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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    I Turned Out Alright

    I turned out alright,Well, At least, I think I did,Considering,Life’s been tough,Been through hell,Shunted around,Shaken about,I sometimes wonder,How I survived at all.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2011

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    Well...

    Since my entire family (which I have disowned) are either alcoholics, drug addicts, thieves, manipulators, cheaters, con-artists, or ******, I think I turned out pretty ok. I'm none of the above.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Oct 19, 2010

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    I Had No Positive Influence

    The influences I had in my life were all alcohol related. My parents were heavy drinkers and they drug us kids to the bars with them when we were growing up. There was no grandparents influence, no aunts or uncles to take us places and teach us the important things our parents...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 16, 2011

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    Turned Out Great

    It took time and hard work but in the end I turned out good. I often wondered as a kid growingup in the housing development where we dwelled. The area was a mixture if nice and not so nice. Greedy and well theose who were not so greedy. All races and many kids. It seemed like...
    honey624 honey624 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 21, 2010

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    Pretty Well Considering

    i think i turned out pretty good considering that my mother died at age 11 . my father divorced my mother at age 9 i believe and went to live with her . had no father figure after that really . was abused from my foster mother, father and uncle . then battled alot of medical...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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    Survivor Guilt

    I have come a very long way from my childhood. And while I take some credit for choices I have made, and the work I have done to transcend my childhood and have a different kind of life than my parents, I also know that I was given some opportunities along the way that helped a...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F 6 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    All Things Considered

    I had a mother who once hid behind a tree to pelt me with water balloons.  Sex advice I got from my family was "Your **** ain't a broom to go sweeping out dirty old holes with" and "If it's dripping, it ain't got a cold!"   It's amazing I can have sex at all after...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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