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    I'm Not Talking About Extreme Situations Though - But a lot of things I thought were bad actually made me better. And when I look back I'm grateful for some of those lessons.
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2010

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    Character Growth Requires The Essential Shockwaves (good And Bad!) - It's a proven psychological concept that we are a product of our experiences. This in itself seems to make a...
    JHPK JHPK 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3, 2011

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    Him - I'm fifteen now, but when I was in middle school I knew this guy and I was like, love sick puppy. But he was mean to me a lot and four four years I wouldn't get away from him...
    EmilyFaith77 EmilyFaith77 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2012

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    Unexpected Episodes Of Exponential Potential - I learned a major lesson this week: Sometimes, a tragedy is an opportunity in disguise. So, the last week has been pretty much one of...
    BrokenBear BrokenBear 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2012

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    Lost - Recently divorced looking for a way to make it back out into life, not really sure how to do anyone have any advice?
    Lotis1 Lotis1 51-55, M Nov 10, 2013

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    An Apple For Teacher - The year 2012 has been more than a roller coaster ride for me. When I look back at it, I could almost see faerieself crawling most of the time on the steel...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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    I never had both my parents around as I was growing up. My mother was both. I never did spend lots of time with her, she always worked. My biggest fear was losing my mom. I feared...
    McLovin0000 McLovin0000 18-21, F Jan 6

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    My Worst Nightmare. - I remember watching the movie "Awake"and being scared of that happening to me (anesthesia Awareness). I hoped it never would happen, and it did. I woke up...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30 Jun 17, 2012

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    I Would Not Have Survived - It sounds weird to say this, but I am glad my dad was so tough on me. I am positive I would not have survived my life if he had raised me to be a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 11, 2011

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    The Reason Why.... - I believe bad things happen for a reason. One day all the puzzle pieces will come together and you will understand why.
    carolinagirls carolinagirls 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2013

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    My Breakup - Last year my boyfriend of three years (and best friend of five years) cheated on me with another woman and stayed with her, leaving me as a lover and pretty much as a...
    naranja naranja 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2011

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    I'm Scared To Feel This Way... - I've been dating you for a year and a half, and you're so special to me. I've never met, never even knew it was possible for someone to be so good...
    EmilyFaith77 EmilyFaith77 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    Most Bad Things - Bad things are- let's face it- BAD. No one enjoys them, everyone dreads them, and we all sometimes just wish bad things didn't exist. But I think what we forget...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 21, 2011

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    It's All In Your Perspective - I remember about 8 years ago when I was diagnosed with the hepatitis C virus. Needless to say, this seemed like a really bad situation to me. After...
    cclay1358 cclay1358 51-55, M Sep 1, 2011

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    From Pain To Hope -  I have always been considered a very strong person; the person everyone else looks to for strength when life throws her curve balls.  I have to admit...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2010

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    All Bad Things - I've always walked away from a bad situation with more knowledge never less. It may take me some time before I figure out what it is I learned, but I always learn...
    shellzz shellzz 18-21, F Mar 22, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Obviously people can change your life, like the president to America...
    CalumWilliamson123 CalumWilliamson123 13-15, M Apr 4

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    Actually, I know they can. One person has had too much power over my life for 10 years. Only the Lord knows how much better my life would be. I know for a fact, I would probably be...
    rathernotsay12 rathernotsay12 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    She changed my life but it's like she doesn't wanna be apart of it anymore...
    daltondane99 daltondane99 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    That's my goal in life. To make a difference in someone's life. I want to be remembered for something great. :)
    Hd84 Hd84 22-25, F Mar 20

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    For a brief second I knew a boy named Alejandro.Have you ever had someone in your life and all of a sudden, in a second they are gone from your life?Age 16 on the eve of junior...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I believe that people come in and leave your life for a reason. 16 months ago I was in a bad place and overall felt alone. Like I wasnt needed. I felt like I had the weight of the...
    Skyiiler Skyiiler 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I do believe that people come into your life for a reason. Every single person that ever came into your life came for a reason; some for a season, a few for a lifetime. Sometimes...
    Pjay23 Pjay23 22-25 Mar 27

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    So now I wonder what is my purpose in your life? If everyone comes into your life for a reason then I must have a purpose. Do we ever learn our own purpose?
    bzylady bzylady 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I love this group! I agree they do. Some for the good, some for the bad. The thing I think that everyone that comes into my life is here and is either a lesson or a blessing. I...
    funsnowgal funsnowgal 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    People that come into your life is part of destiny. Although you have the power to change you are own destiny, these people leave a mark (positive or negative) that helps stir...
    newlifejuliana newlifejuliana 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Such a good feeling, when a person comes into your life and you just know your life will never be the same (in a good way)
    pappa94 pappa94 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I m married, I assume I m happy :) I have a few friends...... but true friendship is literally 'rare' ! I assume I had three true friends...... the first one passed away few years...
    nik7891 nik7891 26-30, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I have always felt that people enter our lives at the moment they do for a reason. We have all been through things that have changed us. Those changes happen for a purpose either...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45 5 Responses Apr 7

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    The person I, imagined to be an angel, for years.... somehow changed colors so drastically... Can an angel have violent streaks is what I began to wonder.......Can an angel hurt...
    nik7891 nik7891 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I believe everything happens for a reason and that you meet everyone that you meet for a reason. Most of my friends have been girls, but I've had one really good guy friend and...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Today I was talking with this guy that I'm starting to like alot. He brought up my baby and was telling me he needed to make money now since I find out the sex soon. It had me...
    babyboo018 babyboo018 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I do.. Believe It or not someone very unexpected did. She was my high school English teacher, and I'm not exaggerating when I say she saved my life, she literally grabbed me off...
    extraordinary97 extraordinary97 16-17, F Mar 25

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    Razor's Edge by William somerset Maugham. I first read it 20 years ago and still the best book I ever read. Taught me not to live for things of this world. You have to live for...
    Brianst Brianst 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    The Little Prince. It's become my favorite book. It has taught me to appreciate the little things in life. Because of this book I have learned embrace my imagination. I have also...
    tamingthefox tamingthefox 16-17, F Apr 1

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    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome... I am a realist and I like to keep it that way... If I post something that might not be of interest to you please please please share it...
    Alzetta Alzetta 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I just recently met someone and my life did a loop. I calmed down looking into their eyes. Right now your all i can think about and i wanna be looking at you. And talking to you...
    neverthoughtiwould neverthoughtiwould 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    You never know someone's inside world unless you get a chance to see it by your real eyes. I was misled by high love and emotions which made me to start think now more broader and...
    TrueServant TrueServant 22-25, M Apr 1

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    I want to tell someone that i am a better person because of you. And that you helped me realize there is more in the world than being alone. And i want to say this to her face...
    ninerzoon ninerzoon 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Anyone know a thing or two about past lives or past life regression? I find it very interesting and want to learn more about it. I think I feel sensitive to it and want to know if...
    buffy44 buffy44 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 7

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    I believe my best friend was put into my life to help me get through my grandmothers death. My Mimi and I werekclose, she practically raised me! She took me in when my home life...
    akmillie akmillie 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I believe this... After years of a bad relationship I left and met someone who was the opposite of what I've ever known if it wasn't for the bad / rough years of a relationship I...
    Jadewaves Jadewaves 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 4

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    I did think this but now i am not so sure, i just think its how life goes. People come and people go, it is what it is at the end of the day. You can't make someone stay when they...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Apr 4

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    I watch a lot of near death experience interviews and from weird things that happened to me, I believe we sort of map out our lives. Our point in living is simply to experience. I...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    He came calmly and patiently, he helped me and saw my life as it is really. We talked and talked and talked............till he offered me a hug and ......my world changed/my heart...
    onitaly onitaly 41-45 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Always a reason. Good or bad. But there is one. And at the end of the day, there is a lesson to be learned from each one.
    heyitsmichell heyitsmichell 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Well there is a reason for everything whether good or bad it happens
    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F Mar 23

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    Come and go as they may They leave their little mark on you Be thankful you met them Be thankful they cared Be thankfully if they hated you Look at you now Brave and strong or...
    snazzygal3000 snazzygal3000 13-15, F Mar 31

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    I agree.. Just like what my mum said when my bestfriend left me, "people come and go, it's not the end of your story, but the end of their part in your story (I think she read this...
    Thatssoawesome Thatssoawesome 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    What's the meaning of life, people? I would like to know your opinions. Sometimes I am losing the grip of reality and not sure yet my purpose in this life...
    Rasphail Rasphail 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 19

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