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I Think Self Discovery Is Important

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    So, I have always been a very observant person.

    I pick up on social cues. Growing up, I didn't understand why I had a big group of friends around and never faced any problems even though I have lived in 3 cities, 9 houses and been to 5 schools. My family moved a lot due to my dad's job. (No, he's not a hit-man, just an...
    EddA22 EddA22 18-21, M Aug 29, 2015

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    It is a frightening thought

    that man also has a shadow side to him, consisting not just of little weaknesses- and foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. The individual seldom knows anything of this; to him, as an individual, it is incredible that he should ever in any circumstances go beyond...
    morestay morestay 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2015

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    Letting some emotions about bf troubles run

    through me all day, I realized that I'm so overly concerned with him because I haven't truly defined/crystallized what I want in my life in terms of career/purpose. There was a post on FB , about Law of attraction & the Universe, & that all that is great, but how self-mastery...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife 46-50, F 8 Responses May 28, 2015

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    Spending as much time

    as I have in isolation over the years, it's been the habit to dig deep with my introverted self to calculate, analyse, decipher and evaluate the inner workings of the very core of who I am. With each time there has been destruction, there has been opportunity to explore new...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 22, 2015

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    you really need to accept yourself

    and avoid comparing yourself to others, that's really a bad idea!!! we are all unique in our own way.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 12, 2015

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    Hmm....sharing a youtube video link here.

    https://youtu.be/WNFcbRyfvWc She's awesome, inspires me on this continual road to self discovery....
    sommersjo sommersjo 36-40, F Jul 27, 2015

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    two things defined my personality,

    how i managed things when i do not have anything, and how i behaved when i had everything
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 12, 2015

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    if we dont understand how our thoughts govern

    our choices.. we will never change..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 10, 2015

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    i was born to make mistakes,

    not to fake perfection
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 10, 2015

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    Forgiveness

    You know when you have a hard time accepting you've done something stupid? When you know you've done something wrong but don't know how to fix it? When you feel hopeless and defeated because you know you messed up? So what do you do next? What now? Now you forgive your Self. Now...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    Inexperience

    I choose to be inexperienced in certain areas of my life because I just want it done right and to be meaningful.
    tr1sh tr1sh 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    We so often define ourselves by what we have

    been through. But we forget that we are not our experiences. You are not that girl that got raped. You are not that guy that got abused. You are not that person that was hurt. You're experiences have gotten you to today--but they are not You. You are You. And when you find...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    two most important days of your life is the day

    you are born and the day you find out why
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 21, 2015

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    Unattachment I think I am currently learning

    this lesson: It is unbelievable how I am attached to people. I caught myself wishing for a life time kinda friend, one who would be always there for me. But it is not possible for one person to be there always. People have their own problems and their own path to fallow! I...
    Camehashi Camehashi 26-30, F Jan 6

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 25, 2015

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    it's very important to know WHO you are.

    when you are confident in who you are, you can begin to truly live life.
    Azeazal Azeazal 16-17, M Jun 27, 2015

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    I love myself, at the end of the day.

    I embrace my flaws. I know what makes me happy :3
    Kaiririri Kaiririri 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 16, 2015

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    Without looking within we can never really

    change. Life can be very hard and full of pain sometimes, but we learn that this too shapes us. The world we live in today tells us we can just get rid of the parts of ourselves that we despise, but maybe this is the wrong way to bring about change. Maybe instead we need to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 12, 2015

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    Firmly believe that self confidence

    and awareness is critical in development. I value what others think and welcome constructive appraisal and criticism too. Quite often you're blase to your defining traits until another points them out. Then you need to focus on and accept or amend them accordingly. You have to...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 7, 2015

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    I continue to learn something new every day.

    My favorite discoveries are when I discover something new about myself. The last few months have been so rough Mom died Girlfriend dumped me Dumped my wife I was - well - in the DUMPS But life is SO amazing It is SO beautiful, if we just open out eyes wide enough to see it...
    FindingMySong FindingMySong 51-55, M Jan 23, 2014

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    My experience finishing my 1st half-marathon

    without any prior training taught me 1 important lesson: you're always stronger than you think. Just show up, keep up and you'll rise up :)
    SundayGlory33 SundayGlory33 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2015

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    I just want to say that I love how I can be in

    such a good mood sometimes and nothing can change it. When I was a kid I was told it was annoying by people but now that I am older I think it's awesome!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 16, 2015

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    So Many Aspects

    There are so many aspects to self discovery. Your mind or your body. Your prospects or failures. Your sensuality or reaction. So many aspects involved!
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F Aug 29, 2013

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    i think it isn't sufficient just to want,

    i juts believe its best you ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 29, 2015

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    people call you and label you all kinds of

    things thinking they have you figured out.. thinking they have your personality profiled.. that doesn't really matter to really, because you know yourself way better than they do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 12, 2015

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    Just realize this recently

    that I don't really know who I am. I don't even know what words best used to describe me. Wondering where I should start? Women my age are married and have kids.. Me? still figuring out who I am. Sigh..
    cactieandporcupine cactieandporcupine 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    25 Random Things To Share

    You are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. 1. I once had three nipple rings. 2. My lips are also pierced. 3. I spent one summer working for a side show act in a traveling Circus. 4. I have webbed feet. 5. I almost made the Olympic...
    LoveEntangled LoveEntangled 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    lifes like photography.

    . you use the negatives to develop
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 21, 2015

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    Pleasure

    Ever since I was young I was never afraid to please myself. I think so many woman fear touching themselves. In a sexless marriage I'm thankful I at least have that. Woman need to discover where they want to be touched, how they want to be touched. They have to know what makes...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    It is indeed. I am 40 years old

    and have finally rediscovered who I am, who I am meant to be. Eight years ago I was a captured soul. I was everything he wanted me to be mother to his children, I stayed home like he wanted me to. I was under his thumb, and I lived like that for many years, until I broke free...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2015

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    "Know Thyself" Figure out

    who you are; what you're made of. Figure out what you can/cannot handle; what you can/cannot accept. Only you know what you can tolerate and for how long until that stinging moral obligation taps you mentally and says, "Do something about it." What do you like? What do you love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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    Life

    I've discovered myself But it doesn't mean I don't get lost I'll just listen to my meaningful music Smoke a cigarette just cause I can, which I hate Smoke a bowl Write some poems And think too deeply about things & wonder when my time will be
    An0nym0usAgain An0nym0usAgain 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    Just a short note as I wander along this

    exciting path of self discovery - all I can say is that it appears to be so much easier these days, less taboo's around, everything just seems more socially acceptable, with age we probably say that we wouldn't make the same mistakes again knowing what we do now - but is that...
    Cath66 Cath66 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 16, 2015

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    It's freakin' awesome to be able to find ME

    time... Read a book. Have a leisurely decadent cup of chilli cocoa. Lounge in pyjamas with reindeer horn slippers * ugly foot gloves, a 10 on the comfort scale.* Play back .... Slides of previous situationships. Relationships that were comedy central worthy. Self...
    Strawberrygiggles Strawberrygiggles 46-50, F Sep 19, 2015

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    Caring, single, non judgemental

    and deep but slightly shy guy here. Looking for true friendship, never had. But, want something that has a meaning. Does any woman want the same, if so message me.
    Tannedguy007 Tannedguy007 26-30, M Jun 27, 2015

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    Did you know that even the love of your life

    cannot love you the way you can? There is something exhilarating and empowering when one falls in love with the true essence of who they are. You are not a teacher. A daughter. A husband. A friend. These are all labels. If you are a daughter to your mother and a wife to your...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2014

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    We far too often forget about the self.

    We get wrapped up in going to work and maintaining our daily routines. Believing our experiences define us. Giving in to our minds convincing ourselves freedom doesn't exist. And in it all--we forget about the Self. Perhaps you have forgotten who the true Self is. Self is not...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2014

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    there are only three ways to avoid criticism:

    do nothing, say nothing and be nothing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 7, 2015

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    Growing up in an extremely abusive house I was

    fortunate enough to realize I needed to heal and to learn how to be well adjusted in a profoundly sick society. My answers came when I first got a hold of a book......... The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck. I feel this book has sent me on a journey that has taught me...
    morestay morestay 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2015

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    The walk to KFC was long.

    No matter what I say they just don't get it. I try to settle my nerves as I embrace the rushing off emotions that assaulted my body. Not to day please. I pleaded. But I sense the excitement of the little one. She has been unsupervised lately with everyone out and about doing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 16, 2015

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