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I Want More Out of Life Than I Have

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    i'm not happy with my self . i can't feel happiness anymore. i dont know . my life is so boring. i just wanna scream loudly . i cant be like this forever right? but i cant change...
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    I've felt the heavy chains of duty for as long as I can remember. I've done what I was expected to do forgetting that maybe I should have first done what was best for me and my...
    Ready2BmeAGAIN Ready2BmeAGAIN 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I've always wanted a simple life. I am a companion by nature. I've always taken care of others. I've put others above myself. I feel very tired. I envy housewives in a way...
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    benson5132 benson5132 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I couldn't agree more. It's easier than you think to do...the keyword here...simple. Your best friend, that you would never hurt and could trust with your life is all this takes...
    kattrx1 kattrx1 31-35, F Jan 4

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    In my community I started a group on meetup.com that meets every month to go for a walk and talk about life experiences. From these walks I meet likeminded people, hear stories and...
    jon656667 jon656667 46-50, M Jan 16

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    Life is a beautiful gift. Even through all of the problems and struggles, life can be gorgeous when we step back, take our minds away from our daily lives, and just enjoy the...
    Lala365 Lala365 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
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    19htiaf 19htiaf 18-21 Jan 4

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    "This false self is never happy or fulfilled for long." An EP user suggested Ekhart Tolle to me and I am very grateful. I wanted to share "living in the now" in this experience...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    That's my true dream trust me there is nothing better than a simple life where I can sense and enjoy every single moment of it. Sweet simple life no complications.
    Sparklecat Sparklecat 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    OK...so for many years now I have been wanting to escape society and the bug bare of day to day life. I aim to live from only the land with no cash, credit cards etc etc you get...
    dillybob10 dillybob10 31-35, M Jan 14

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    Why do we rely on dumb quotes and trite sayings when we are sad or struggling? Like we get encouragement from something someone said once. It shines some new light on our...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    There is so much more to me then these simple little comments I post on each experience.
    MichaelS41074 MichaelS41074 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I need to relax, life isn't good at the moment.
    LuluNeea LuluNeea 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Who would've ever guessed that being married could actually rob you of your self worth and confidence. I know I never did. I have been married for 25 years and of that to an...
    burple70 burple70 41-45, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    My friends and family are always telling me that I'm "Beautiful" and they tell me how talented I am and how amazing I am, but I never really believe them. I'm happy with my life...
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    WhoAmI77 WhoAmI77 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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