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I Think We Can Learn From Trees

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    Grow, Bend, Reach

    Grow your roots deep and strong and wide.  Be connected to something that nourishes you and keeps you connected to your own personal Source.Bend in the wind.  Acknowledge that some forces are bigger than you, and bend with them.  And when the storm passes, stand up straight...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    The Seasons

    I love all trees, but, especially the ones that flower flirtatiously in the spring and go bare in the winter. We should pay attention to this cycle. We should show our selves in the Spring time. We should visit our neighbors and smile our broadest smiles and really get "out there...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F 2 Responses May 26, 2011

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    Wisdom Of Trees

    We should listen to the trees. They have much to say. They sink their roots deep into the ground firmly anchoring their beings with the earth. They grow slowly and with purpuse through all of the seasons. They bend and sway through all kinds of weather. Many have been here...
    TDHK TDHK 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2012

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    Can You Hear Them Talking?

    When I was young, we lived in the country and I used to go trail riding with the horses.  Sometimes I would just walk the trails...the trees surrounding me made me feel safe.  Sometimes I would just stand in the middle of the trail , close my eyes and listen.  You...
    Peregrinita Peregrinita 46-50 5 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    They Still Have Hope..

     Where I live there is a tree that at some point has been struck by lightening, but it didn't give up, it grew into an amazing tree.  There is also a massive spruce, that at some point has been coppiced, it has four trunks, but from a distance you would never know, because it...
    wildnotfree wildnotfree 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I like to learn from my experience and my mistakes, i hate it when people expect me to learn from others, if i fail ill just deal with it, and i will admit i was wrong, but i have...
    desirejanice desirejanice 22-25, F Jul 13

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    Only those that constantly question and think can maintain a free society. We all need to stand up to this massive propaganda effort being perpetuated on us right now. 'All...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Example... 1st day home from surgery, don't trust a fart.. 2nd day home, even after meds, don't watch **** and have a hard n fast ****. Wonder what I'll learn tomorrow???
    MooRiver MooRiver 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    keeping things in balance is something very common in eastern philosophy. something sadly rarely seen in western thinking and actions. however i would still prefer to live here.
    IMyOwnLeader IMyOwnLeader 26-30, M Jul 11

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    My mom preaches this saying and from my own experiences, time and time again it has proven to be true. I'll share hers though because it is a great example. My mom was fired from...
    SabrinaB27 SabrinaB27 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    James Doohan 1920 - 2005 Many know Doohan as Scooty on the TV show Star Trek. Serving with the Canadian Military in the landing on Juno Beach, he was wounded six times.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    you fi careful A di people yuh know Caz nuff a dem nuh real, dem a foe You fi careful A di places yuh go Be careful a di faces you know You fi careful A di friends weh you keep...
    ladyebugg ladyebugg 18-21, F Jul 12

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    It's good when you make mistakes because it teaches you a lesson and it's unlikely that you'll make the same mistake again.
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    "When hit hard by events, don't say, 'Why me?' The answer to the why me question is 'Why not me? Am I so special that bad things shouldn't happen to me?' Ask instead, 'What do I do...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Hmmm... There're too many problem that we have to handle with every single of it ... The dream I wish I could have and expect it to happen seem like forever to me .. I hate it when...
    Mydailylife Mydailylife 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    When I looked out today And saw that the sky was gray I thought about the way You loved days like this And driving in to town It really started coming down Bringing me back around...
    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    Money is made of paper, paper comes from trees... So in a way it does grow on trees ;)
    Mi5h Mi5h 16-17, F Jun 30

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    I'm beginning to think that I put my relationships in a box. I also put men in a box. Just like men think women are gold diggers who only care if a man has a job or could provide...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I can't really speak for other countries, but I feel as though the U.S.A. has become too wrapped up in the little game humanity has created for itself now that it has overcome the...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    New here. I'd like some feedback on how to deal with a two faced, cruel sister in law.... Quick story here it goes in a nutshell. A few years ago my younger brother met (I'll call...
    arganoli arganoli 36-40, F Jul 2

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    Love hurts, love scars Love wounds, and mars Any heart, not tough Or strong enough To take a lot of pain Take a lot of pain Love is like a cloud Holds a lot of rain Love hurts...
    Pawsforthought Pawsforthought 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Let it go but learn from that experience so it doesn't repeat and keep you stuck in that loop. I'm not letting anything or any person hold me back from moving up through life. I...
    YoungRidah YoungRidah 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    People often make the words Education and Learning as synonyms but I feel that there is a huge difference among them. The society teaches us that once you have a degree in your...
    Tien101 Tien101 18-21 1 Response Jul 15

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    People come and go in your life but sometimes you meet one or two people that stand apart from the rest. They really leave an impression on you. You learn from them, you are amazed...
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Right from the start You were a thief You stole my heart And I your willing victim I let you see the parts of me That weren't all that pretty And with every touch you fixed them...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    If you are an insecure sort of person you can invest a lot of energy and yourself in finding a person or persons on EP who will be a friend, a love, a confidante, whatever. You...
    shydate shydate 66-70, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    What if? I do think back and wonder what wouldve happened if I did the opposite and what life be like if i chose another direction but then where I am now would not happen!I know I...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    **okay so I'm off topic a bit but** Let me be and I will let you be. My experience s of some religion people makes me understand why some people are atheist, and why some people...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Ok I really didn't think this group was all about having relationships with ppl with huge age gaps. I joined this group because I think that age does not equate to level of wisdom...
    Ktglisson87 Ktglisson87 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Well, my original motivation is pretty lame but my desire is pure and true. When I was about eight I got the Lizzie McGuire movie. It was an odd choice since I never watched the...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 5

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    I recommend for every teenager to read "The perks of being a wallflower" I personally learned from it a lot and I admire the book but the movie sucks.
    Moonwalkerforever Moonwalkerforever 13-15, F Jun 29

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    Flaws in them. Got called negative. By a veteran. Who thinks like me. But me is negative. Blamed seroquel. He said work on it. Dont they all say that...
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    The best trick I've learnt from Youtube! ❤️😋👊🎉🎊🍟🍝
    lifetime201 lifetime201 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    They either come in it to make it better or screw it up and than you learn from your mistakes.
    ashizz ashizz 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Never live in the past...but learn from it.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Lol jk I wish I can learn the art of letting go :/
    depressedandana depressedandana 13-15, F Jun 29

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    I understand that I made and will continue to make mistakes in my life. I can admit when I am wrong. I learn from my mistakes and just try and be a better person. When one can...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    I already got English ( does that count?) And Spanish(mi favorito) anybody know another I can learn ?
    2tall4heels 2tall4heels 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    “Life is too short. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can apologize when you should and let go of what you can’t change. Love deeply and forgive...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M Jul 2

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    This can be the year that everything changed for the better. Sometimes in order to grow and for us to reach our full potential we have to let go. So learn from the past, let go of...
    Aly00cat Aly00cat 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    37. When people just want to save and to save and save and don't want to spend anything. 38. When people don't use any capital letters or full stops or commas in their work. 39...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Okay, I know, I'm 35 and can't drive, that's weird. When I became of age to get a driver's license, my mother refused to teach me and it defied logic to me to learn from my...
    Blue1513 Blue1513 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    “How much more there is now to living! Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there’s reason to life! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am somewhat a sarcastic gurl at tymes. Jus me. I learned from my dad haha
    annmarie210 annmarie210 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    They're there but I don't have regrets. You learn from everything. Once you've been to the bottom the top never felt so good.
    ashbomb132 ashbomb132 13-15, F Jul 16

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    I think this stems from when I was really young. The ages between 2-5. I didn't really live near many children, so I usually just played with my toys by myself. I was told I was...
    Sarahlee566 Sarahlee566 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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