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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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    It's very complicated to explain why I think people come into your life for a reason. I was once in an abusive relationship for over a year, from July 2010 to December 2011. He...
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    Why are we always told to respect elders? Apparently, that is one of the "golden rules" that kids are taught in the younger years. I remember being told this all the time. It was...
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    “In brief, the teaching process, as commonly observed, has nothing to do with the investigation and establishment of facts, assuming that actual facts may ever be determined. Its...
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    Hello Please don't speak of what is written as guide lines to what is right or wrong or even what is normal or not! Open your mind, think for yourself. Follow your heart. This...
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    Yes, some people you really like but, aren't good for you. Some people are good for you but, your not about them like that.
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    People judge others before they get to know them. I am Muslim and proud. I try to practice as much as I can and not just in Ramadan. I am studying to be a scholar as well as attend...
    zainman zainman 26-30, M Aug 2

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    and the world would be a better place. Don't be a jerk because you're mad that someone has a cooler life than you. Focus on your own things and make your life what you want...
    Cindell Cindell 22-25, F Aug 17

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    I have a very strange gut feeling that I can't explain. I get a very strong sense that people I don't know in social situations are not comfortable with me around even when I don't...
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    My opinion gay people are gross.
    benicetome benicetome 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Just go do what you want to do and don't doubt yourself until said want has been achieved. Then re-***** your experience and see how it has impacted you mentally and emotionally...
    TheKidDownTheStreet TheKidDownTheStreet 18-21, M Aug 18

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    Hold your tongue for a bit and think about what you're going to say because what you might say may mean some kind of a commitment for others. They may depend on what you had said...
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    I think health and dental care are basic human rights that should not be reserved for only those who can afford to pay for it.
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    3 days of rain but as the sun rises silence. Then a breeze and the birds sing good morning. A small patch of sky opens up through the clouds and I've never seen blue so bright as...
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    I recently learned that domestic abuse isn't limited to couples , I would never guessed it was also roommates as well. I did a lot of research into this before I figured out that I...
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    OK, so I was driving home today from my school, and as I was trying to merge onto a street, I see a dude making a left turn. He was probably going like 70, so of course he totally...
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    Besides my fear of always being judging by people I have come to realize I somehow rub people the wrong way, or maybe my social anxiety comes from the fact I rub people the wrong...
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    Most who are older are jerks too. Some aint. Blue collar has best bipeds. But respect is earned. And few realize that. Society let them think its seniority. But...
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    oh maybe i'm the one who get's it wrong, deep thinking happens mostly when you are taking a shower, in quiet place or when person is in his self conscious moment. some people when...
    roxanz roxanz 22-25, M a week ago

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    All my life people give me credit for things I'm doing when I feel I could've done so much more. Can get rid of this feeling...
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    Until a few weeks ago, I was always the quiet kid who nobody knew the story behind. I never showed expression in class, never smiled or laughed. As a result my teachers and my...
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    Thats a main point.... As soon as I open up to people they treat me like crap and don't want to talk to me. Thats why I keep quiet.
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