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I Think You Have To Have Bad Times To Best Appreciate The Good

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    Joined this group as it feels true.  I hear the truth of it; it is wonderful to have a good time, out of the blue, when I’ve been miserable for months.  I too, have had the thought that it’s all the more righteous because I’ve suffered.  I’ve even persuaded myself that...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Jun 5, 2012

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    Feel Sad When Bad Things Happen To Good People
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    This is a line from Pretty Woman. It's an uphill battle from this point of view. One that I have never succeed at. Sometimes I really think I have but one bad day, one casual...
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    I don't know about others but I don't have a conscience. I don't really feel guilt no matter what I do. A lot of people find it chilling but I don't think it's all that bad as long...
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    Have bad days and today is one of them! Could not sleep last night until 3 am only to be woken up by 2 year old who would not let me sleep or move to get comfortable.
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    But wont care much. Since the workers who see this Have less power than leaders http://youtu.be/7pMxIzGaC_8
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