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I Want More Out of Life Than I Have

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    Mel

    I went travelling following a very low point in my life and it changed me as a person. I always knew I was different and wanted more. I can't cope with the everyday routine of life. I mix with people day in day out who are so settled, but I am constantly searching for happiness...
    Mellypops Mellypops 26-30 2 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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    Slowdance

      S L O W D A N C E: Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight Or gazed at the...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F Jun 8, 2008

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    Trapped

    I want more out of life simply because I feel that I can something different and do what I want to do. I am so tired of being stuck at home. I know whan I get to be able to control my life that I will do something that no one ever thought that I would do. I don't want to stay in...
    meggieverde meggieverde 16-17 5 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    My Positive Thinking Is Lagging Today

    I'm having to work to get up and get going in the mornings. I'm having trouble getting my chores done during the day.  I feel lethargic making myself move to do only what has to be done.  I have one heavy issue I'm dealing with but others in my family have heavier issues they...
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 19, 2012

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    Grateful

    I am not ungrateful for what I have, in fact I am very fortunate for what I have been given and have achieved in life thus far, in fact, I often feel as though I don't deserve what I have.  However, the day we stop wanting more out of life, is the day we stop dreaming, the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 14, 2008

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    Looking for something more, I just don't know what I'm looking for. Yet.
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M Feb 9

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    I know I have a purpose in life, I just gotta find it.....⭐️
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17 2 Responses Feb 7

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    just a heads up my spelling is not the greatest nor is my grammar so please be easy xP. my entire life it has been so easy for me to find the greatness in others and bring it out...
    Lugelogistics93 Lugelogistics93 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I resolve to live life fearlessly. So many people act so predictably. Why are they so predictable? Because they are all motivated by the same things, self preservation and fear...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yeah. about 95% of my friends are guys. In real life and online. For some reason I just don't get along with many girls. I haven't since the middle of high school. I don't mind it...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    ever since middle school I have had more guy friends than chicks as a freshman I had a chick friend who I though was my best friend and one who was a good friend both in the same...
    sk1ttl3s sk1ttl3s 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    I've always had no confidence and low self esteem because my whole life I have been told that I'm fat and need to lose weight when in reality I was actually at a healthy weight all...
    Thatonegreyeyedgirl Thatonegreyeyedgirl 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Is the only point of life to have children? I mean, that wouldn't make sense if all we did was make more humans for no purpose...Gosh, if only we knew the purpose of life, right?
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 23

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    I want what I can't have and have what I can't want. I saw a picture today and she looked so happy with him. That is suppose to be my smile. She's suppose to be on my lap. But she...
    UgOlLi UgOlLi 36-40, M Feb 8

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    I always want guys I can't have, the ones that show me no love and the ones that treat me bad. The ones that do want me and do want to treat me good, I simply don't want. What is...
    psyconautthoughts psyconautthoughts 22-25 Feb 15

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    Wanted to share some of my favorites from an interesting and thought provoking read by Sam Harris (author, philosopher, and neuroscientist). “There is now little question that...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 19

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    I know this girl who could use a hand in life. She has nothing but dark places in her mind. I always feel like I could help her but I've realized in life, I would only just hurt...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    wow .....E.P so helps me yo realise my own faults and helps me to be a better person . with so much support I'll die happy .... thank you thank you .. ....... I now realise...
    MariaAmor1 MariaAmor1 18-21 1 Response Feb 9

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    Friend of mine lost her job about six months ago . I told her to go to my old job and to mention me as a reference . She got the job because of me . Now I'm looking for a job and I...
    Shaadoww Shaadoww 36-40, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I did something that required so much confidence today, the 11th of February, that I nearly missed my last chance to do it. (I'm going to say now that I'm a 14 year old freshman...
    CuteWeirdness CuteWeirdness 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I wish i have more self confidence. Ever since in my entire life ive always been a negative person. I dont know where should I start, I am afraid to get employed coz i am afraid to...
    atserk18 atserk18 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    []Smoked Marijuana []Smoked A Cigarette []Smoked A Cigar []Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [x]Are / Been In Love [x]Dumped someone [] Been Fired []Been In A Fist Fight [x...
    Curseoftheblade Curseoftheblade 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHxnm1-gVS4 (just the song; ignore the weird video) For anyone who’s been in love, and has been afraid to be left alone or to be the one leaving...
    SimonInUK SimonInUK 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    "The difference between an ordinary life and an extraordinary life is only a matter of perspective. Pull the blinds. Look around you. It is a mad, mad world and you do not require...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    we can't control our past and future..but we can control our present.. i like reading biography books especially journey of their life..i hope one day i can write my own book to...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F Feb 15

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    My life changed a lot after serving in the military. I served for over three years, and after I got out and moved back to the states, I really noticed that my priorities had...
    ysg93 ysg93 22-25, F Feb 20

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    Just remember this... if someone is putting you down, hurting you emotionally, making you feel like crap because of something you say or do, because of how you look, or because...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want my self confidence back. My life is so stressful that I have put myself on the back burner, focusing on my kids and husband. I give 100% all the time and get nothing in...
    ddoss18 ddoss18 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I do and I want to have my dearest friends by my side. I love them all so much, I thought I'd write something silly... As I sit here drinking my EXPRESSO, I am thankful I have a...
    RedTearsFall RedTearsFall 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    I haven't been on here as much because it was honestly bringing me down. It was nice to wallow in self-pity and let it all out for a few months, but my life isn't so bad. I'm...
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990 22-25, M a week ago

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    I want to enjoy every moment out there that's available to me and my family. Just need more time and money!
    vincejr vincejr 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I'm writing this cos I'm really low. And I don't wanna talk to anyone. I just wanna tell someone. I'm really losing confidence in myself. Noone wants to hang with me or flirt. If I...
    Desert9 Desert9 22-25 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Dear self-confidence, I miss you a lot. Specially in these periods of hard working. Building up self-confidence is difficult, I do sport, I try to stay positive, I try to be myself...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 8

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    I'm pretty sure this is going to sound super weird but my parents weren't really around much when I was growing up and I still crave a traditional parental figure, even though I'm...
    LovelyChloeMarie LovelyChloeMarie 16-17, F Feb 9

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    There are times like these where I'm just waiting for the storm to pass and I don't feel like trying. I don't want to do anything but cry. This emptiness in my heart is getting...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I bought some sexy lingerie to wear for my husband and I put it on and all I could see is how fat I am. Ever since I've had my second child I've tried everything to lose the weight...
    kayroxyoursox kayroxyoursox 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 14

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    I have been through thing that most should never have to go through. I can't move forward, because I can't stop looking back...
    Harper101 Harper101 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Everyone I have ever come across have immortalized the cliché that entails a box of chocolates, but I want to bring a new one to light from my personal experiences. Instead of...
    city87 city87 26-30, M Feb 10

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    I give people way too much power in influencing how I feel about myself. Often times I find myself constantly readjusting what I say to my friends (jokes, opinions..etc) in...
    Tinzers Tinzers 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I'm tired of being so weak and get hurt easily by people who think they know better than anyone in this world and I cnt fight back, what can I really do to defend myself
    Lifeisawar Lifeisawar 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I am not sure if it is good or bad.. But having played tons of games, all in english. Manuals, computer stuff.. Surfing the internet. Movies. Music. Reading books.. The majority...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 17

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