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I Value My Independence

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    Although I value my independence,

    I also believe in something called interdependence.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Aug 11

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    It Is Written In The Stars

    Just checked Rob Brezsney's "Free Will Astrology" sight for this week's horoscope, and I received the most precious reading.  It is absolutely what I needed to hear:   Historians trace the origin of Poland as a nation to the year 966. It mostly thrived...
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 6 Responses Feb 17, 2010

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    Well...

    Beyond 'Independence' allowed or disallowed by state/country, I'm choosing to address another aspect. I've held a full time job since I was 16.  I've paid for everything since then.  The freedoms, liberties and yes, independence your own income affords you is...
    LickingLollies LickingLollies 16-18, F Oct 15, 2007

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    The Pull Of The Tide

    I realize that one could simply sum up my chaotic state of mind as nothing more than a typical midlife crisis.  Nonetheless, from where I stand today, the landscape before me is awash in a sea of questions.  The tide is pulling me out, and though I seem steady on the...
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 9 Responses May 4, 2010

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    Not That I Have That Much

    But i value what i have ... i pay my bills but i dont have my own account because its safer that way . I plan on getting my temp packet soon .. i have to have dr's permission to do that since i have bipolar and all   I do live on my own with my two children . I dont have...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jun 23, 2007

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    Until

    It is the opposite of flags and hymns, it is a sentiment with deep roots. I get nervous when I am claimed even by a person I like. Freedom rules my inner world, the only space there is where I feel safe enough because nobody can see me there. In that still expanding realm I...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Nov 22, 2010

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    Independence

    Independence,Value it,Where would I be?Without it,Goodness knows,Hope,I never find out,I wanna live.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Mar 2, 2012

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    Can a person value their independence entirely

    too much? I have been keeping journals for about two years to date and have learned so much about myself in the process. I used to be dependent to a certain degree, but I have learned that doesn't quite work for me well. I have learned to become independent, and although I...
    Joyfulone1 Joyfulone1 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Not Giving It Up Again

    Independence is something everyone should value like a pile of gold. I had it, lost it and got it back and now I don't think it will ever be far from my side. It's not like I when to jail and had the door close behind me, I gave it up slowly, like sand falling through an hour...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    Having had lost it for much of the first half

    of my life, I'll be damned if I'll ever relinquist it again. I have it, it's nobody else's to take or compromise in any way. I refuse to be effectly enslaved for what's left of my life. Life is too short to live miserably and in somebody else's shadow, to sacrifice my own needs...
    bitabyss bitabyss 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    Regretable

    i value my independence but i had to give it up. for safety and to make others happy. i plan to get it back one day soon when i am completely ready to carry on and my life is stable again.i hate being controlled. i have no other choice right now.i know things will fall into...
    freeangel freeangel 31-35, F 1 Response May 5, 2010

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    Taking My Freedom Back!

    A couple of days ago, the person I have been renting a room from made several remarks to me regarding my belongings. It took those 2 remarks to make a decision to leave from there. My husband and I have a property 60 miles from where I have my small cleaning business and it makes...
    cherokee59 cherokee59 56-60, F 5 Responses Sep 17, 2010

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    Independence Is Life..

    I almost died spiritually recently. I have Cerebral Palsy and I have no right to have my own life due to uptight Australian government regulations on in-home support/personal care and agency rules. I will fight for my rights forever, please support me.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    I am starting my 2nd year of college

    and am moving off campus to live. I'm kind of anxious because there is more independence and freedom involved, but I hope I can gain some valuable life lessons throughout it all. It's both an exciting and nervous feeling.
    StayCalmImYours StayCalmImYours 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    Strong Minded Woman

    I will never make an excuse for who I am. I am strong I am independent I am a woman I value the traits that I have I am a strong, independent woman and I value myself.
    Beautifulnbroken Beautifulnbroken 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    It Works For Me

    One of the benefits of maturing is seeing yourself accurately.  In my 20s I tried to be what I thought others wanted me to be, my 30s were a time of introspection spent figuring out what I wanted and needed to live the life I was meant to live. I spent very little, almost no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I just read a story on here about how online friends are somehow not real or of lesser value than other friends, to me that's a bit like saying your auntie in Australia isn't...
    IF64 IF64 46-50, M 7 Responses Oct 26

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    I value friendships. It's a bond between two people who just click. I want. A friend. A friend that'll be there for me. Engage in the relationship. Do not become a figure of my...
    vanessamoomoo vanessamoomoo 22-25, F Oct 27

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    What an interesting post. Who doesn't value their privacy. What I find interesting, is how privacy or the concept of privacy and I won't use the terminology, vital space for it 's...
    Arkhana Arkhana 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    My sense of worth is reaffirmed in my relationship with God; I realise that He (who is the greatest) values me highly, so how much less should I care when another frail, weak...
    NorseChief NorseChief 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    I value being a good friend but I parted ways with someone as he made comments like why are you online so late at night and the like.I often come online after I finish my work at...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 6

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    There is literally no privacy anywhere anymore. Anything that you post on the internet can get out, even if it is in private messages or the messages on your phone's images. There...
    rayneboez rayneboez 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If someone asks me about my various problems, I'll tell them. I think it's important to share things with people, even painful things. Some people think that means I'm eager to...
    pickapebble pickapebble 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    Even here, I do not like being seen on EP. I only post stories and share pictures with those I really trust. I don't need a lot of people watching me or knowing me. Give me space...
    FinalSoldier FinalSoldier 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    I love meeting new people, hanging out with like-minds, spending time with great company and having a whale of a time with a group of mates. However, these same folk find it hard...
    jahosijhs jahosijhs 26-30, M Oct 26

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    I'd rather you hurt me now with the truth than lie to me to make me feel better.
    MissSagittarius MissSagittarius 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 27

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    My Last Words January 16, 2011 at 11:30am Neighbours combine efforts to aid cancer-stricken farmer By: Staff Writer Posted: 10/27/2007 5:00 AM | Comments: 0 'You hear so many...
    Kattz7 Kattz7 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    I wish I could've been a better support base. You know my very personal past and present. You were my rock even when your world was crumbling. I'm sorry I couldn't save you. I'm...
    kaixin97 kaixin97 16-17, F Oct 28

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    He will be back. :) Always ...
    Summerandroses Summerandroses 22-25, F Oct 29

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    I started ep hating people that are in relationships.... Now my 2 best friends are people in them :)
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    I wanna be your favorite hello and your hardest goodbyeee 😘😘😘
    Alex92zander Alex92zander 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 31

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    I'm a very private person. I don't like to let others all the way in. I keep many secrets & pray they never ever get out.
    iswhatitissometimes iswhatitissometimes 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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    Honestly don't you like privacy at times changing,SLEEPING,etc. people just need to know how to leave me alone at times..
    Jakecxx Jakecxx 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    I love happy people !!! !!! Sure their happiness can be annoying at times... But I like being around happy people :) I never used to :/
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I'm never sure if I actually have free time, or if I'm just forgetting everything that I have to do.....
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    This last year has taught me so much about myself and others. I have felt so blessed by the people who have come into my life over the past several months. I have some amazing...
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    I am always impressed when little boys show good manners when they come to visit. Today, my boy's classmate Joshua came over. As he sat down for lunch, he actually bothered to say...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    Somebody talk to me please
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 7

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    real eyez realize real lies
    loyalty211 loyalty211 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    It's sad to say, but I believe good, loyal, trustworthy, and honest friends with character and integrity are hard to find these days. This opinion is solely based on my own life...
    thx10050 thx10050 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    I need silence to think clearly. Obviously not literal silence, just no distracting noises. It's irritating having to wait until it's quiet before I can sort through my thoughts...
    Friability Friability 18-21 Nov 12

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    I truly want to kill my teacher he is harassing me 🔪
    savi36 savi36 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 12

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    Have stayed on earth for some.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 12

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    I have no problem hanging with people of different beliefs , just as long as you don't try to flip every conversation into a religious one lol
    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M Nov 13

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    I have done so many things that where incredible And almost humanly impossible. But I don't brag about them, randomly to a stranger, or small talk at a barber shop or gas station...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 14

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    yea I do ! especially my room . honestly I can't stand guests just barging into my room and I can't do anything about that. my mom gives them full freedom do roam the house, and...
    tensai420 tensai420 22-25, F Nov 14

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    ...................trying really hard,,,,,
    fikrisharif fikrisharif 41-45, M Nov 14

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