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I Value My Independence

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 409 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Although I value my independence,

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

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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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    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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    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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    If "traditional" values are: Compassion Ethics Generosity Forgiveness Love Charity Courtesy Respect Honor ... then yes, I believe in traditional values.
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 16 hrs ago

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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 Nov 19

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    I will always respect different beliefs and values but within reason. There is no way I will ever accept Sharia Law, it is not only insane and archaic. It is incompatible with...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 28

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    I value my privacy because I work among and with crowds of people. When I come home there are things I do that I want to do in private. I don't need to be among others always.
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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    There's a moment in life when everything falls in its right place... everything and everyone just get their proper value and their own place in our lives and minds... Then we...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm an Renaissance Man who deeply enjoys music, writing, and reading. Nothing satisfies me more than having a few quiet moments to listen to a beautiful song, write a verse of...
    KDartanyan78 KDartanyan78 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    People make so much noise. lol I like people in general best like this. Without the mask, just the part that matters. The part I want to know. I crave the physical like anyone else...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Nov 20

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    Had a sobering talk with a friend today. We all know its harder making new friends as you get older but his situation makes me appreciate mine more. He comes from a very...
    aag311 aag311 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    Don't you love when people go through your stuff without even asking "hey is it okay I do this?" Or "can I do this?". I love when there is no respect for each others privacy...
    Hurricane91 Hurricane91 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 21

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    I think it is very important as it is a part of that defines who we are as a person and could reflect a part of our inner purity of mind. I do not only brush and cleanse my teeth...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M Nov 22

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    Are there still tickets for Pasedena?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 23

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    "Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light" -Hellen Keller
    LuckyGuy001 LuckyGuy001 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    As we grow up, we don't lose friends, we just learn who the real ones are.
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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    well even though my mother has decided to take it upon herself to ruin my day but nonetheless I'm going to attempt to think positevly no matter her criticisms about my...
    DreaSmurph DreaSmurph 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    The end of the day. Time to relax. The oldest is gone, the youngest, hubby, and dog are in bed. It's hard to spend a whole day with him anymore. His efforts are minimal, sporadic...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    Until proven right. By those like chris. http://youtu.be/vw5lwK9UAY8
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 28

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    I'm really tickled that I was just told I don't get messages from God. The last person to tell me that was a psychiatrist. :D
    cd7622 cd7622 36-40, F Nov 28

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    Friendship is NOT about supporting your friends even when you know they're wrong. Friendship is loving someone enough to tell them to stop being a ******* idiot before they ruin...
    shymic shymic 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    So, who's up for a new friend?
    h4ll h4ll 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    Your kitchen place in many cases are the main of the home, and it's definitely came back inside the sum of money customers invest to renovate all of them. Discovering first-class...
    galantkitchens galantkitchens 18-21, F Dec 1

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    Critical thinking is something rarely taught to younger students (grade school). It really is a shame that children are not being taught to think things through. It wouldn't...
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    I think very highly of a loyal individual.
    Bpack Bpack 31-35 Dec 3

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    My life moves at warp speed. I'm convinced I am living 3 lifetimes simultaneously. I am a fireman, a family man, a business owner, an employee, and an investment venture seeker...
    nipplelover43 nipplelover43 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 3

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    Ep er please bear with me if you open up something very personal to me & my response is quiet so slow even though you're seeing Im active here. Blame my inernet connection cause...
    msgrateful msgrateful 36-40, F Dec 4

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    Yes same opinion here.. I want my privacy. I better alone so I can do what I want to do without other questioning it.
    jjees jjees 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 6

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    I really do, I'm not just going to tell you everything you ask about me, some I might. But just because you do something doesn't mean I will. By all means go ahead and tell me your...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I choose what I say. I choose to whom I say it. I love the feeling of being in control of my life and it's direction. simply by choosing one thing or another I can vary my...
    bfwife2 bfwife2 31-35, F Dec 6

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    I feel like I'm always the one putting more into a friendship and never getting it back.
    CathyMorgan CathyMorgan 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    I love a man who is clean!! My husband takes two showers a day. I love to get in there with him. He gets me clean all over and sometimes we make love. He also gets in his...
    bfwife2 bfwife2 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I can't trust anyone online for any info, sometimes not even my age. Or name. But I opened up here a little so yeah it's ok I think *shiver*
    PsychologyNerd PsychologyNerd 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I'd much rather honesty over bullshit and lies...
    catho catho 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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