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I Used to Hitchhike

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    Parents Encouraged Me to Hitchhike

    This was about 25 years ago now. I guess in those days it was relatively safe. We had moved from the city into a rural area. My mother doesn't drive and dad was not really keen on driving us anywhere. We had to walk 20 mins to the main road where the bus to town came by...
    Zealandia Zealandia 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2009

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    Me, Too!

    I started hitchhiking in 1972 when I was 13. Me and my best friend used to hitch hike all over. i even hitchhiked over 900 miles 1 way by myself when I was 24. But one night, in about 1983, I saw a documentary called "Murder, No Apparent Motive". It profilled serial killers...
    IllSendForMyThings IllSendForMyThings 51-55 Apr 17, 2013

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    Hitchhiker

    When I was young, I used to hitchhike. Sometimes it was just within town, but many were the times I hitchhiked across the Midwest and The West. From Illinois to southern California. From northern California to southern California.
    IanMatthew IanMatthew 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 23, 2010

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    I was walking along a lonely highway towards

    Crater Lake, Oregon with forty pounds of backpack on my back, an empty stomach, and a clear mind alternating between thoughts of finding something to eat and no thought at all. Crater Lake is an exploded mountain that was more than 30,000 feet tall. At a third of that height now...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M Dec 19, 2013

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    I was hitchhiking in Yellowstone National Park

    and caught a ride with a park ranger. Within a few miles we came up on a bear jam. The ranger drove us past all the cars to fifty feet from a huge grizzly. It was grazing beside the road and looked quite peaceful. After a bit, it got up and strutted down the center of the road...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M Dec 19, 2013

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    I Can't Believe I Use to Hitchhike

    I look back now and it scares the h*** out of me. To think I was only 15 when I ran away from home. I went places I never should of gone. Things happened that never should of been done. At one time it was considered "hip" . Now it's considered stupid.  
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 6, 2008

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    I was in Seymour, Missouri hitchhiking across

    US 60 on a Sunday morning and a preacher picked me up. His church was halfway to Mansfield. He let me out there and told me that if I was still around in an hour, I should come in for the service. An hour later I was still there so I went on in. I had only been...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M Dec 19, 2013

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    I Used To Hitchhike!

      What makes HitchHiking different these days?   FEAR!   In the 1960's and into the 70's,  hitchhiking was commonplace.   The Good Samaritan concept was accepted and employed.  One never felt scared thumbing a ride anywhere...
    Ambivilent Ambivilent 56-60, M 10 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    I used to have them from about the age of four to eight or nine. I feel terrible about what I must of done to my parents. I used to scream in the middle of the night like something...
    cheley cheley 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    Used to have friends I could talk to forever Used to love being surrounded by people Used to love dancing, swimming, chilling Used to love my family especially my sister Used to be...
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    I used to be a Christian. I used to be a Jesus freak. Someone who would die for their faith. Who there life was defined by their faith. My friendships, were with people in the...
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I used to be to overly obsessed with materialistic endeavors and open to anyone and almost everything, after being used for this I have changed dramatically and no longer intend to...
    Life1sinteresting Life1sinteresting 18-21, M Mar 29

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    I used to have friends I could talk to forever, now I can't wait for them to leave I always loved being surrounded by people, now not so much I loved to dance, now it's just work...
    Qatalyst Qatalyst 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    My Life Of Drug Addiction By: An Addict named brad In the beginning, I shot myself in the head. Three times. With a nail gun. As I remember, it didn’t really hurt all that...
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    I have Bipolar disorder and I used to cut and burn myself to cope with my depression and erratic mood swings. I used to carry a cigarette lighter around everywhere and carried and...
    ThatAwkwardGuy ThatAwkwardGuy 16-17, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I used snort cocaine, snort crystal meth and smoke marijuana. It got so bad that I used to help run drugs and I caught with two ounces of cocaine and another time I was caught with...
    badgirl03 badgirl03 18-21, F Mar 22

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    My story is like an issue that happens mostly o everyone may be...or may be with people who are kind heart and easy out going personality...i am sensitive and always care much...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Just for fun I again used both my real name and my username Wraithorn. Again I received rather similar results. The first is for Wraithorn, although i must say that i do not...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M Mar 26

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    I feel completely used, and learned that I was completely oblivious to it. I am generally very open and love meeting new people and with those that I already know I consider...
    Life1sinteresting Life1sinteresting 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I'm sorry I'm not who you want me to be. I'm sorry I'm weak. I'm sorry I can't always pick myself up when I fall. I'm sorry that I'm there for you, every minute of every hour...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F Apr 10

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    I used to be a full on bodybuilder who counted carbs, wen to the gym and all that. I used to think fat was such a gross and repulsive thing and that I could never live that way...
    Johnsmith110 Johnsmith110 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I was seeing this guy and he kept meeting up with him and having sex then I realised that he was using me, he only used to message me when he wanted to meet up and have sex now his...
    anikaxo anikaxo 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I got used by my son godfather who I thought was in my best intrest. He crashed my new car 2013 honda. Than him and his friends make up a phoney injury claim sue my insurance. My...
    ronarenae ronarenae 31-35, F Mar 20

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    I used to cut myself to deal with my depression. I stopped three months ago when I lost a lot of blood in a cutting accident. I finally told my family about my problem with cutting...
    musique67 musique67 18-21, M Mar 20

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    I used to cut myself. I haven't for about 2 years.
    IamtheTinMan IamtheTinMan 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I'm a swimmer. so it was really hard to find areas to cut that would not be visible. i used to cut my fingers and my wrists. i would cover them with bracelets. one day when i was...
    punkpanda3 punkpanda3 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Sometimes I feel like I don't know myself anymore...I've changed...I miss my old self...I used to be quiet, I was living in my own head and thoughts, but now I'm sharing everything...
    Teodora27 Teodora27 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I'm not the type of girl who has sex with anyone outside of a relationship but I did. I met him on vacation and I was incredibly intoxicated to the point where I barely remember it...
    tasharose tasharose 18-21, F Mar 23

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    My dad and mum when they were together:) I miss it when I was like that. Even though they fought and my dad did some bad stuff to get money for our family.My dad made my mum happy...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Mar 25

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    When I was in school I was the guy who protected the weak. I used to beat up bullies. When I joined the Army, I worked to graduate early, I had tons of "friends". When I came back...
    CourtlandERoberts CourtlandERoberts 46-50 Mar 26

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    I feel like every one is using me for something I hate being used
    nadirah96 nadirah96 16-17, F Mar 26

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    ... but now I've discovered the snooze button! So what I missed out on at night I pick up in the morning by catching a few zzz's at that end of the day. A good friend who was...
    staleywise staleywise 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I am done being used!! Only good enough when someone isn't around!! We were friends we talked I always listened when you two were fighting!!! And now everything is fine and...
    browneyedgirl0409 browneyedgirl0409 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    My heart feels like stone. I feel hopeless. I want to be happy again. I remember singing whenever I was happy, those days are far and few. I want something better but I don't think...
    sapphire601 sapphire601 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I used to cut my left arm only because I was right handed. I did it for quite some time.. I did it because of breakups or complications in a relationship with a guy such as arguing...
    Icantcutanymore Icantcutanymore 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    It Was My Mission to Never have dad hurt the others when I was younger. There are 5 in my family, 3 girls (all born first, I'm 2nd oldest), and 2 boys. We weren't an overly...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I used to be. And for the 1st time since I walked away 2 weeks ago; I feel quilt over my decision. Feel pain. And realize it may have done more harm than good. But going back...
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I still do, but I used to too. - thanks, Mitch Hedberg
    effervescence effervescence 22-25, M Apr 2

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    I used to be a passionate, religious christian. I was raised in a family of five(being the youngest of three sons), which was, and still is, incredibly religious. I always sort of...
    BenjiIsaacs BenjiIsaacs 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Storm girl-This is a story about a girl who used to go to my school who loved the wind a lot. The day was forecasted to have a massive storm roll in that day. I was both excited...
    windyhairlover windyhairlover 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    With the rising of infrastructure, building sand is more and more widely, and the sand making machine is a special equipment for the production of construction sand, gravel sand...
    mhah mhah 22-25, M Apr 7

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    I used to be awesome. That was when I lived in Oregon. I lived with friends, worked at the adult shop, partied, lots of sex, weighed less, had more energy, my back hurt less and I...
    FIeener FIeener 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have been used, much in a sense different than a lot. Basically I am a college student who sublet my room in an apartment awhile ago due to financial reasons. The person I...
    Life1sinteresting Life1sinteresting 18-21, M Apr 9

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    My wife sometimes makes me wear a used condom from her lover and play in it
    bendoverman75 bendoverman75 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    “I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    GIVE but don't allow yourself to be used LOVE but don't allow your heart to be abused TRUST but don't be naive LISTEN to others but don't loose your own voice!!
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F Apr 10

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    I used to be really shy around people because everyone treated me like an outcast every time I spoke. Then one time I went to a school that the kids accepted me and I started...
    Qwerkyqwerty Qwerkyqwerty 16-17, F Apr 11

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    This was my favorite stupid prank in middleschool. Watching people try to pick them up used to crack me up. Had to be a quarter, people don't try hard enough for lesser coins.
    MasterMatt77 MasterMatt77 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I used to take meth. It started out as an experiment, to enhance sex. I took it for a period of 10 months. I wasn't a heavy user, buying a gram that could last me 2 weeks, but it...
    alifeofpoz alifeofpoz 31-35, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I miss how people used to make mix tapes for each other. I still see it as such a romantic gesture; taking the time to select the songs, finding the perfect order for them...
    FixedFacade FixedFacade 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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