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I Thought I Knew The People Around Me

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    So I live in socal I grew up in the Garden Grove/Westminster area all through high school. Just recently moved to Lakewood this past year but was to busy with school and work. Now...
    CJthesoccerguy CJthesoccerguy 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    My dad is from Barbados, and the culture there is VERY blunt. They will state something really rude in a matter of fact way and be confused when you are offended :) lol. I grew up...
    janicefromkansas janicefromkansas 18-21, F Jul 14

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    I've always been a very private person. Now that I'm older and more responsible to have a job and go to college I'm forced to put myself in many social situations. I'm good in...
    linkingold linkingold 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My mom and grandfather ALWAYS compares me to other people my age. Mostly my mom. Constantly. Every. *******. Day. She compares me to other people around my age, telling me, "oh...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    There are certain rules we live by; respect your parents, stand up for your friends, protect the weak. As every moment passes I wonder if this thought are leading towards the good...
    purexperience purexperience 26-30, M Jun 30

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    I am always judged by people around me. People think I am slow or too weird and its really hurtful. I am never nasty to people I go out of my way to be nice to them, but everyone...
    joelex300 joelex300 18-21, M Jul 4

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    I am glad people can't read my thoughts and I cant read theirs. If everyone could read each others thoughts it would be terrible. Everyone would be consistently in shock in terror...
    IamMell IamMell 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I've never understood why I've always felt so ashamed of crying and why I've never been able to get rid of the feeling that crying is a sign of weakness. I ended up weeping in...
    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly 22-25, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Even though I strongly that whatever happens is for my own good, it would be nice to have people around you who understand your intentions, know that I wouldn't hurt them in any...
    FiercyTiger FiercyTiger 26-30, M Jul 3

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    I came here for support, understanding and connections. A friend or two to talk to about things I can't talk to with people around me.
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I hate it when I really need to cry but I can't because there is people around and I always keep it in and at night sometimes I still can't let it all out.
    lalieornelas lalieornelas 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    This usually happens whenever a group of my friends stand in a circle and have a conversation. Sometimes I end up completely spacing out and not even listening to what they are...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    This post might be long but I do Hope some people read this. I'll try to make it as short as possible. keep in mind this is NoT a love story maybe it was intended to be once but I...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    This girl at my part-time job (pizza restaurant) and not my full-time job (Direct Support for people with disablities) is emotionally and mentally draining. I've been dealing with...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Basically my selectivity comes from an incident that happened to me when I was around 13 years old. I was in secondary school and I went though a phase where I was confused about...
    oknyritchie oknyritchie 18-21, M Jul 2

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    It has been about 3 years since the best person i knew was taken from us by cancer. She was my grandmother (my fathers mother) and she was awesome, she was always smiling and...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M Jul 17

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    The university I work for is hosting a summer program for local middle and high school students. The kids are able to come to the college and take a variety of classes, learn new...
    Reboot153 Reboot153 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    ok i'm a true dog lover.when my daughter was 13 ,her and my older son was home alone .our dog chopper a pit bull age 1 and a couple months was sleeping on my sons lap.we had him...
    jerr90631 jerr90631 51-55, M Jul 16

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    As I watched the movie "Earthlings" (narrated by Joaquin Phoenix), I couldn't stop myself from crying. I actually bawled my eyes out. The things people do to animals worldwide is...
    TrailrunnerMN TrailrunnerMN 31-35, M Jul 2

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    Recently I was placed back on antidepressants after being med-free for 4+ years. This time around the battle is worse, and I can DEFINITELY tell when I've accidentally skipped a...
    cyndercrys cyndercrys 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I haven't done anything for my uncle to be taken away from me. I've done nothing for my nana to have heart failure. I've done nothing to deserve my dad having A-Fib. I've done no...
    Tshoraga1 Tshoraga1 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I am currently a beauty school student and I recently gave my girlfriend her first girly haircut :) It was fun and a bit nerve wracking lol but it turned out nice! I gave her a bit...
    TaylorJ23 TaylorJ23 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I notice that when someone is online they rarely ask directly or as its known beat around the bush to get around to a question they actually want to ask.. why is this ? Perhaps...
    GinIyoku GinIyoku 26-30 Jul 21

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    He pulled the covers over her naked, sleeping body. She seemed at peace with herself he thought as he brushed the hair from her face. In the corner a candle flickered, sending...
    00afreshstartUK 00afreshstartUK 51-55, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I left my husband about 2 and 1/2 years ago. We were together for 7 years and we have 3 beautiful children together, but our marriage was toxic. He was extremely emotionally...
    Octoberbreeze Octoberbreeze 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was a lost girl. I was trying to find myself. That was until I met someone online last summer. We became really good friends, talked about life and played around. We promised...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 7 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    My parents did it all the time when I was growing up and they still do I know they do I can feel it. I'd always run to the stairs and listen in or put my ear to the floor to listen...
    IDontThinkILikeYou IDontThinkILikeYou 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    We live in a cruel world and sometimes in life you will get hurt. There are going to be some people that you will come across in life that aren't so nice. Some people will use you...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    In about 6th grade, in my self awareness class, we had an exercise, the instructions were to draw your favorite things to do, and the rings that were good about, and also the...
    Ugnee Ugnee 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My sister in law has a beautiful neck and throat. I think she knew her neck was nice bc she always wore vneck shirts that exposed her neck shoulders and chest. When I was 15 I had...
    Nashdog Nashdog 26-30, M 16 hrs ago

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    Maya FREAKING Angelo.... Everybody is quoting and praising Maya Angelo.... As if they knew who she was before she died. None of these folks hardly knew about her... It's so...
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I like watching others as they wander through their surroundings. I find it interesting how others sneak a glance or stare at the ground wary of others taking notice of them...
    selaparty selaparty 46-50, M Jul 15

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    It disgusts me to no end to see people actively insulting or making fun of a disabled person, for something which cannot be helped. It makes me want to smack them over the back of...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    EP Kids: I realize that I'm most likely going to receive some "hate" for this, BUT for goodness sake, EP will you please, Please, PLEASE get this idiotic kids off of this site...
    Virgo4Whore Virgo4Whore 41-45, M Jul 20

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    The people of Palestine are not animals. For 70 years, everyday! Palestinians being murdered, women being raped! Enough is enough. This is extremely frustrating! As a Palestinian...
    moonii moonii 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 10

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    I feel sad about it but never really was vocal about because I wasnt sure if there were people like me out there. I dont know what is wrong with me but noone ever seems to notice...
    Anthromorphic Anthromorphic 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I can be really frustrated and even depressed when I notice how many shallow people are around me. To be clear: I define shallow as people who have trouble expressing their own...
    rzuman rzuman 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    This is admittedly a disjointed story that’s probably of minimal interest to most people. It’s part rant and part clarification and is in response to some of the people who...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M Jul 17

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    We do not know how long we are going to live, life is fragile and special - but so many people live without any idea of what life is about, or whether or not there is any real...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Jul 19

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    Every since I was a little girl, I was super shy. If I met new people, I would be super quiet around them. But when I feel more comfortable around people and feel I can trust them...
    Littlewallflowerx Littlewallflowerx 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    All my life I have only ever been capable of making and keeping one or two good friends at a time. I moved around a lot, but I don't think that was the problem. I talk very little...
    fatboy2336 fatboy2336 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm a generally anxious person who has a severe stutter and deals with social anxiety, so it's understandable that I wouldn't talk to people easily. o_o Offline I generally give...
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It happens to everyone. There is a quote out there that has a message about how if something bad happened to you, you probably did something to deserve it. I don't agree with that...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jun 30

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    People absolutely misunderstand mental illness. They would never tell a person with cancer to' get over it' or 'just cheer up'. But it goes deeper than that. There is not a...
    accidentalme accidentalme 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    People always leave. At some point it another, they leave. It's like I am a magnet, and I repel anybody who could possibly be close to me. Nobody ever sticks around long enough...
    LiveForAnotherDay LiveForAnotherDay 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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    The two seem to be intertwined, and it's become a sort of pass time for people to sit around and make rude comments about others. If that's not already rude enough, I've often seen...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 8

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    Rules of happiness.. i feel really good if i can make someone happy.. So these are the facts that i want to share.. Hope it will benefit at least someone out there.. On how to be...