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I Value My Independence

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    Although I value my independence,

    I also believe in something called interdependence.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Aug 11, 2014

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F Oct 15, 2007

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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 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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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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    You are Honest, Loyal, Humble and Tolerant. Loyalty: You value loyalty highly. You're completely devoted to your friends and family. Even if they totally screw up, you're still...
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    I love, enjoy, and value my friendships with family and with friends very much. I have many girl and boy friends and truly value our relationships with one another as special...
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    I Value My Ep Friends And Appreciate Them Lots :-)
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Mar 12

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    "You may feel worthless to one person, But you are priceless to another don't ever forget your value". ~Unknown So very true.... ~Lilreddress
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 18

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    My solitude is my life but it doesn't mean that I don't wanna be with my family or my friends. There are times that I crave the company of other people, the little chit-chats, the...
    officialwanderer officialwanderer 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    No, friendship is NOT about "supporting your friends even when you know they're wrong" That's not friendship. That's being an enabler. That's being an accomplice. Friendship is...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F Mar 3

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    i find myself in nirvana while in deep thought only to awake to disappointment
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    EP is for the time when I am alone.I complete two years here .I joined in March 2013.I have met some nice people here and some not so nice.It has been a nice experience mostly.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 9 Responses Mar 6

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    I am sociable but I enjoy my alone time, peace and the still. I don't like chatter and noise all the time. and I can sort my head out.
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I need to stimulate my argumentative side. Any topic, I don't care. Message me and I will oppose your argument. This is just for fun.
    Forestofwonders Forestofwonders 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I'm an only child, maybe that explain why I like to have some time alone. The things that take my time are usually books or something related to science, just because I love...
    franchesval franchesval 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    Being alone is just me being in another world, that only I know about.. And i really appreciate, hence it gives reasons for the things i do..
    FazyH FazyH 18-21, M Mar 7

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    "Don't feel bad, we just met each other" (vid...)
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F Mar 8

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    What is the mans role in the family
    SadAlyssa SadAlyssa 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    I just want to say thank you to a special few, for your kind words, your advice and up lifting my spirit. The good conversation and the distraction.I've been very sad this last...
    GoddessBluefox GoddessBluefox 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I can be brutally honest but is that such a bad thing? People drive off others opinions. How are you suppose to know if you look good in certain outfit, talented at something, if...
    partyrocker311 partyrocker311 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    And breathe for most Or half.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 14

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    It's not that I'm antisocial or that I'm hiding something, sometimes you just don't need to know.
    skysarefalling skysarefalling 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 14

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    A friend was invited to a yesterday party and got me to tag along. I don't drink so I don't possess much alcohol tolerance. I was being reckless and had more than I should, ended...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    The most important people in my life are my family! I love them so much and love them in many ways!
    Abbybear911 Abbybear911 16-17, F Mar 14

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    I just have to post this. The next time I read something that is profoundly intelligent I will respond. It's been a while. Not saying that anyone is stupid or ignorant. I'm just...
    lovlife777 lovlife777 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    A friend of mine told me that the other day she spent time with her "friends with benefits"/ "booty call". I'm not entirely sure how I feel about that concept. The thing is that I...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 1 Response Mar 15

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    I think honesty is one of the most valuable characteristics one can have, which is why I am so beyond disgusted and dissapointed in myself and now since making my awful...
    jaxpdx jaxpdx 41-45, F Mar 16

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    We all argue about our beliefs. Some believe on a God, a deity, some do not. For me, it ia very much possible that an intelligent designer, someone or even something even superior...
    pillowsofurr pillowsofurr 18-21 1 Response Mar 16

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