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I Think Life Is Too Short To Be Unhappy

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    I Struggle - I am an optimistic person for the most part. It's my first instinct to see the good in things. I am usually upbeat and outgoing, albeit a little shy at first. I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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    I think life is too short to worry about all of the things that scare you. I think you should be spontaneous and adventurous so that when you look back on your past twenty years...
    maleyhiller maleyhiller 16-17, F Mar 26

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    It's not that life is short, it's we wait too long to start living it. Start enjoying it from the moment your born to the moment you die, that's the best we can do.
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M Mar 23

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    Yes ,too short to bother about rude people.You refuse to do as they want and they call you proud.These people need a lot of growing up.Their age has only increased in number.
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    “He who becomes the slave of habit, who follows the same routes every day, who never changes pace, who does not risk and change the color of his clothes, who does not speak and...
    primnproper primnproper 46-50, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    as a toddler, I would always hit my head, and yes, I had trouble pronouncing words too (since thats a sign) but it got better but I still have trouble at times. Anyway, I always...
    KiraAnkoku71 KiraAnkoku71 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    This is one thing that I have realized that time past by FAST. Just awhile ago I was thinking about college and counted the years I'll use to study. And run through the things that...
    AwkwardChameleon7 AwkwardChameleon7 13-15, F Mar 28

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    Read a beautiful story today about a women aged 39 who was born deaf and has been all her life until she was given implants to allow her to hear. For the first time in her life she...
    Ashbash18 Ashbash18 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I know a life can change in a second...and I also know life can cease in a second.I choose what makes me worth living...even if that means going against my plans.Coz plans are...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Life is a illusion, it gives you a taste of every possible emotion and feeling that exists. It's an illusion because you may never feel tomorrow what you feel today. It's changing...
    Norajean1109 Norajean1109 18-21, F Apr 3

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    Life is cruel sometimes but you have to push through- you'll be all right :) People have bullied me and hurt me before- and it still greatly impacts my self-esteem today. But you...
    calmingmelody calmingmelody 13-15, F Mar 27

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    "Stop being a prisoner of your past, become an architect of your future." This quote always hits home to me. For a long time, I would sit scrutinising things in my past, not...
    Bellastasia Bellastasia 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I wish I can rewind to my Freshman year in high school, so I would of taken school more seriously and maybe now in my life would have a degree and a career. But life does not work...
    believe201427 believe201427 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I believe that how we choose to live life as the human race sucks, everything's a competition, people don't have food or a place to stay... It is infuriating!
    Life1sinteresting Life1sinteresting 18-21, M Mar 18

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    Life is what you make it ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Jahhh Jahhh 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Stop being sad, anxious, and frustrated. Moving on and creating new life. Losing weight and passing the important test.
    fitwealth fitwealth 22-25, F Apr 1

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    I Don't share stories so people Will feel bad for me, i post my stories to try to help You guys out. When i was 8years old my parents were divorced. When i was in 5th & 6th grade i...
    staystrongplease staystrongplease 13-15, F Apr 5

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    It's amazing how good you can feel when you meet someone new. The possibility of what could be and then you get close. You share your secrets and you think that person is going to...
    123purplerain 123purplerain 16-17, F Apr 7

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    Life is like a CAMERA! FOCUS on what's important! CAPTURE the good times! DEVELOP from the negatives And if things don't work out TAKE ANOTHER SHOT !!!!!!!!📷
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Just thinking of what we SHOULD be doing with the time we are given or if we just decide and that's the beauty of it all. Should we always be doing something or is it okay to not...
    ForeverInTheMoment ForeverInTheMoment 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I'm 6ft tall and overweight I hate it iv tried diets and everything iv had two kids which obviously doesn't help but so much pressure in this world to be the skinny girl people...
    Gem1206 Gem1206 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 25

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    I want to mend it but I know I'll never have a chance to. You only realize what you have when it's gone.
    xcandyx xcandyx 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Omg so frustrated with my weight this morning! I worked so hard the past month lost 17 pounds as of Saturday morning.. I weigh myself this morning and I gained 7 of them back!! Wtf...
    Nessy7787 Nessy7787 26-30, F Mar 31

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    I just wish I could rewind that night
    ssingularrggirll ssingularrggirll 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So many differences. I wouldn't be overweight, would've had more friends, wouldn't be transferring schools, wouldn't of fell down a flight of stairs, wouldn't of got a concussion...
    snowflakekeri snowflakekeri 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Re-appearing: I got a bit spooked off recently and left EP. I'm back, and looking forward to reconnecting with people here. I just own one vest right now (an airliner) but I'm...
    MissFortnight MissFortnight 36-40, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Ohayyo ^_^ Bonjour, Salut They are all Good Morning Lovlies ^_~ Except Salut means 'Hi' Hai ^_~ And 'Hai' means 'Yes' as in 'Yes I am the best and quite sexy ^_^'' Hector: No you...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 Mar 29

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    I've often been told that I am "weird" and "unusual". I take this to mean I am interesting. I say weird things and I do have an interesting perspective on things. I take a new look...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I know I am changing, after so many years of plodding along, trying to please everybody while coping with one problem after another...and another.. too damn tired to fight back...
    RobLucy4964 RobLucy4964 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    So been thinking a lot lately and it all came down to this conclusion. Life is short, and life is one huge package that comes with it's ups and downs. And if i spend my life...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    I am 28 and recently diagnosed with lupus, a pretty serious autoimmune disease. I have been in a job situation that is abusive (if I had the money for lawyers, I could have a HUGE...
    lks04c lks04c 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older men younger women relationship. Younger women are more vibrant, more full of life and that energy can spill over onto you...
    BB0729 BB0729 31-35, F Mar 21

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    Life is too short to take for granted. Live every moment and be thankful for everything your given.
    DeAundreVP DeAundreVP 16-17, M Mar 28

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    Life is too short. Live it with gusto. Nothing better than making those you love enjoy wonderful moments.
    AlwaysGood AlwaysGood 51-55, M Apr 8

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    I've been thinking about my ex today, I had this dream and as usual it gets me thinking! I hate thinking about him, I feel like my thoughts are wasted on him! He was so gentle...
    Shortie82 Shortie82 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    life is short,life is full of memories...i want to enjoy each moment the good bad and ugly.
    BicurMe BicurMe 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I think far too much, I over think most things, but, it also prepares me for life's crap! If it happens then no doubt I've already thought about it and know how to deal with it! I...
    squishyarmadillo squishyarmadillo 26-30, F 15 Responses Mar 22

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    You've probably all seen me. Or at least read my posts. I want to write this, it'll be like one of those sappy #day32 things. These are my thoughts, pulled out and strung together...
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I think far too much, way too much for my own good. What do they mean when they say that? What is that look for? Is Isaac okay today? I wonder what my sisters and brother are up to...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F Mar 29

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    I have helped people who were sad to become happy, I have helped people unemployed to get jobs, I have helped motivate people, I have helped people to be patient, I have helped...
    newmuslimstv newmuslimstv 46-50, M Mar 19

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    I over think things too much to the point where I have constant mood swings. One second I will be happy then the next I will be crying. I think way too much of the past and I get...
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Well, I'm a high schooler with 2 jobs.... And maintain a social life too. Very busy person who works to much.
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777 16-17, M Apr 3

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    I want to create a new religion. It will not be a religion in the classic way, rather it will not claim an existence of an omnipotent super-natural being. It will teach it's...
    krool1969 krool1969 41-45, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Love is not just a verb it's one of the most complicated things ever! I just can't get over him, I miss how we used to talk from morning to night, night to morning, I miss...
    Neyagood Neyagood 18-21, F 1 Response 43 mins ago

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    It takes two to tango and make a baby. It is also important for the mother and father to raise that baby too. Women can not play the man's role effectively. Also, men can not...
    ebonynbill ebonynbill 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I know we've heard this one a lot but here I go. Ever since I graduated from high school I had been told by everyone around me to do things which everyone is doing , get a decent...
    Norajean1109 Norajean1109 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I'm probably going to hell. But for what, because I'm gay? Because I'm rude at times? Because I have hatred in my heart? Because i vandalize, only with quotes on equality (for all...
    GrimAndInUtterDismay GrimAndInUtterDismay 13-15, F 43 mins ago

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    I have been married 8 years and been together with my wife for a total of 18 years. we had 2 small kids. for the past 4-5 years, we have not been working on our marriage but...
    needtotalk37 needtotalk37 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I can't help but feel the all-to-calm vibration of a solitude I'm no longer capable of enjoying. Contact with the outside seems unattainable, and so I brood. All the while slipping...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    I absolutely hate it. I'm never good enough. I'm always the "bad friend", the fat one in gym class. I have like ONE person in my life that I can actually call my friend. I have cut...
    ashley359 ashley359 13-15, F 1 Response