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I Think People Should Be Good Just Because It Is Right

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    For Goodness' Sake

    As the holidays creep not so stealthily upon us, we hear parents remind their children to be good “because Santa is coming.” For years that worked for me, with my older girls. There was a three to four week respite when they tried really hard to be well-behaved...
    Awalkabout Awalkabout 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2008

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    I spent 16 years in an abusive relationship. I've seen hell, I've lived hell. I am emotionally disconnected. I push people away because I can't tolerate being used, deceived, or...
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    Every day  I wake up is a present. I don't need the holidays to remind me...what  gift it is to just breathe. All the warm feelings you feel during the holidays, I feel...
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    I'm so thrilled to say I'm actually gaining some self-esteem without feeling guilty about it. Man, this is such a freeing thing. Usually when I feel like asserting myself I think...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F Nov 10

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    That's about it really. Title says it all. I don't have to give any reasons for thinking they're silly. I don't have to justify it. I'm entitled to say it, preach and repeat it...
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    Fairytales, disney, tv is what we base our idea of love on..that's why we can't be happy because we think we are not getting the real deal when it's not as straight forward as the...
    patri1 patri1 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    Hahahahaha.... I think it's beautiful that I am writing this right now, imagine for one second how many things had needed to happen in order for me to be writing this at this very...
    Miguelthemustang Miguelthemustang 18-21, M Oct 22

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    When you find that one book that you love and slowly read it, savoring the words, sometimes reading the same page, same words over and over because it's so good and you don't want...
    arigray arigray 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I remember a quote by Henry Ford.. "If you think you can or think you can't...You're Right". 'Nuff Said.
    SouthernItaliano SouthernItaliano 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    A good attitude is key to a successful life but also what helps one to manifest a great attitude is love from people, love for the self, love for people, and a sense of...
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M a week ago

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    People are so annoying sometimes, when you're talking to someone and say something and all they say is okay, ok, k, etc. and it just annoys me and it's like they're trying to do it...
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M Nov 4

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    I know nobody likes me. I used to be quiet as hell but it just made me an easy target for bullies. I am still shy and socially awkward. I just always assume people don't like me...
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    Herbert, I don't think it's a good reason you came into my life.... But a reason at most
    WeSeeWeJudge WeSeeWeJudge 13-15, M Oct 27

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    I believe God put people into our lives for a reason. For some it could be to brighten up their days or to be a good listener. I am always honored by the great friends I have an...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    I do believe this... But I hate it when they disappear without explaining or at least saying goodbye...
    lyssak lyssak 36-40, F Oct 28

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    I always do this, I isolate myself and don't allow myself to hurt other people because I'm hurt myself and then I find myself feeling alone and I wonder why?
    dreamer0800 dreamer0800 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    Don't think I need to be spoiled but can't say I don't like it my dad buys us anything and everything we want whenever we want it my 9 year sister and I have credit cards that don...
    MEGH0119 MEGH0119 13-15, F Nov 8

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    people like to think that everyone is destined for love. but you can very easily die lonely bitter and forgotten and no one will care
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    For a period of time, I hated everything about what I was seeing, hated humanity and so often saw it as the detestable virus Agent Smith spoke of: it was all too easy for me to...
    mlynnikens mlynnikens 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I heard that one through the grapevine and to be honest, I am glad. I say what I mean, I mean what I say and if I catch people playing games or lieing to me, you will hear about it...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 7 Responses Nov 4

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    I love those people that open up your **** and read it then don't reply. Especially those girls that you got a special feeling for and they are sad. But they don't ******* answer...
    Carsonisthedawg1025 Carsonisthedawg1025 18-21, M Nov 9

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    Very much so. I wonder if the reality could ever possibly live up to the dream. I think I've begun to see it as something reserved for those who are beautiful or special. It just...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 22

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    People are a spiteful and greedy species ,yet have this quality that ignites something deep. Our emotions are explosive especially when intertwined with our fellow man/women. We...
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    I cant stop thinking about her...
    Lesbehonest Lesbehonest 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I do believe this somehow, but I don't get it why some people just leave without giving an explanation. And no I'm not talking about death.
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    There is so much to life people just don't see it.
    BlackPanther18 BlackPanther18 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    I am just done with certain people....
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    No one said my name or asked me what I thought so it's none of my concern!- Half of my family,my sister and I, believe like that. The other half,my mother and brother,are forever...
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    You don't know what you have until it is gone. Do not wait until it's gone in order for you to realize you had something/someone wonderful, rather show your appreciation in as many...
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    Kite Runner. I completely recommend to those who are not disturbed by graphic details in book's (I'm not talking just graphic. I mean INSANELY graphic!!!).
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    In Cold Blood by: Truman Capote. It seems great. Haven't read much though.
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    This thread makes me sad. I had to save up for 3 months with hard work and determinations (Not to forget the help of Shrek.) to get just enough for the Xbox one
    WeSeeWeJudge WeSeeWeJudge 13-15, M Nov 8

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    I don't understand why this is so negative . Why is it a bad thing that I'm taken care of? My family takes care of me well (I'm the baby) so yeah, I feel like whoever I'm with is...
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    I'm gay I just came out the closet a few days ago and I have held it in for too long so I figured it was time to come out.
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    Crona Gorgon is life Crona Gorgon is love 0.o
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    I forget. Constantly... I need only look out of the window.
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