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I Want My Happiness to Come From Within

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    Nothing Outside...

    I don't want my happiness to come from something that could leave me like humans and money. I want to be better than that. What I've heard is that I have to accept my limitations as a human being. But, I don't want to. The only think that can make me smile is death, outerspace...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 Aug 25, 2011

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    Hell Yeah! That's What It's All About..

    I haave to be truly happy. That has to be my goal. I want to be at peace inside, I need my "inner-tumoil" to cease. I need to feel that I am who I say I am... I have been hearing others say that using antidepressants worked to kick-start their recovery and I have...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    Don't Worry, Be Happy

    I  have suffered from depression for as long as I can remember. I was officially diagnosed with major clinical depression when I was 16, after a failed suicide attempt, but it wasn't until 8 years ago that I went on medication. That was when my hellish ordeal with an abusive...
    bluehaiku bluehaiku 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2009

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    I Choose To Be Happy

    This man: http://www.barryneilkaufman.com has taught me how to be happy from within myself just by deciding to be happy and NOT unhappy. It's a choice! I spent most of my life expecting or waiting for happiness to arrive from outside of me. There is reason for this which goes...
    jimrich jimrich 70+, M Jan 28, 2011

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    Happiness

    Happiness,So I believe,Comes from within,I want more,So I can enjoy,Livin' a life,That's worth the livin'.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 31, 2012

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    Nothing Outside...

    I don't want my happiness to come from something that could leave me like humans and money. I want to be better than that. What I've heard is that I have to accept my limitations as a human being. But, I don't want to. The only things that can make me smile is death, outerspace...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 Aug 25, 2011

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    Things Have to Change

    I have a lot of things that bring me joy in life. My husband, my son, my books, my pretty little things I collect. But when my mind isn't busy with them, I think and think on deep subjects, I make up stories, I have to escape the present. I wish that weren't so. I don't really...
    PewterFantasy PewterFantasy 31-35, F Feb 20, 2009

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    Joy Compared To Happiness

    I have been taught that Joy comes from within; the heart. I believe that as I had much Joy in a relationship and tried to end it. The Joy in my life was gone after being there for so long. I think external things make us happy. They are normally short lived; such as a picture, or...
    climber1 climber1 66-70, M 4 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    I used to suffer a lot from low moods and high stress, so I created a Mood Booster! For £5 I will send you 1 PDF of 10 interesting ways to boost your mood in under 3 mins each...
    LOAcoach LOAcoach 26-30, F Aug 28

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    The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Eckhart Tolle
    teachocolate teachocolate 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    And colors words. And shows in face. And makes men yummy too. Lack of it makes women yuky. Just like most males. Why are most men yuky. Why do women copy yuky...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 8

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       Honestly. I do not know how I feel inside...Perhaps a small part of me feels somewhat afraid,..Maybe I am living my life just a little dangerouslyBy taking a walk on...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I come from a very large family. I have 18 siblings. I fit right in the middle. We are a very strong family and believe in nudity at home. I have been a nudist for over 40...
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    My real dad left when I was about 5...mabye, I dont really remember. My mom was single for a while untill she met my step dad chris who has been in my life for years now. I love...
    heartzs heartzs 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    One day....i'll find the happiness within
    genesis99 genesis99 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hello, gods and goddesses..... I have struggled with bulimia for over 6 years: daily binging and purging, alcohol abuse, stealing, anxiety, and depression. Before that, it was a...
    ElementYogi ElementYogi 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    I've been having a bad family situation since I was a kid, my mom always lie to my dad. She end up making her life more difficult and my dad is always been cheating from my mom. It...
    Jasonaditya Jasonaditya 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    My mom is getting remarried, and it's kind of freaking me out. They've only known each other for 5 months. I've only known him for 4. He seems cool, but can you really KNOW someone...
    birdandthebee birdandthebee 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 30

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    "Why should I apologize for the monster I am, when the ones who made this way never did"......... She says to the one she once called father... say your words of hate, I see it...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I'm the oldest of twelve kids. My parents had seven children the adopted my give cousins when my moms sister passed away from cancer. We are all close even though we live spread...
    GoldenPoppy GoldenPoppy 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I am bisexual. I know its not a phase because I've been this way for a few years now and I've even been in a relationship with a girl, which was great. I'm scared to come out to my...
    Knockoffheart Knockoffheart 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Anyone from BC Canada want to runaway? Message me 14-17 :)
    ScreamingAtTheStars188 ScreamingAtTheStars188 13-15, F Sep 10

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    I am looking for a woman who wants a man to breastfeed from her in Washington State!
    wantayounglady wantayounglady 46-50, M Sep 10

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    I have to all the time. This world is tough so when I want peace and to remember my spirit I meditate. I am closer to God and my angel when I can meditate and I feel wonderful. I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 22

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    My family expects me to be a kid and an adult but I just can't they've pretty much ripped out my childhood and made me an adult I want to runaway so bad but I can't because I'm...
    runanddontlookback runanddontlookback 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I'm 16 years old and I want to runaway to the UK to meet my friend. I just need someone 18+ who can help me with the flight details. Thank you so much and please help me.
    kuroze343 kuroze343 16-17, F Aug 27

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    I want him to be weird, unusual-like me, funny, joyful,interesting and intelligent, open-minded and good in the core . Gentle,yet with principals. A man. My man. God, i miss you...
    XyoXy XyoXy 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    But that doesn't mean I am always happy. I don't think you can always be happy. Everyone goes through atleast a small amount of depression. If happy is all you feel then I don't...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I'm just really heartbroken because I can't seem to escape my past. My parents are divorced but I feel like they both neglect me and it hurts more than anything. My dad lives in...
    thewondergirl thewondergirl 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    Newspaper taxis appear on the shore, waiting to take you awaaay; climb in the back with your head in the clouds and you're gone.....
    modd096 modd096 18-21, F Aug 26

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    It's small, but I like it. I've been in busy cities and I feel out of place...but it's still fun to visit.
    Soozkat Soozkat 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I thought my family was perfect, like the ones on tv. But of course, in the world we live in, that's impossible... I don't think my parents ever loved each other, even before I was...
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M Aug 31

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    They say opposites attract and similarities repulse we defied this physics not meant for us, mathematics say one plus one equals to two but when our hearts melt together its...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 1 Response Sep 2

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    I like to write rhymes and stories, i would like to share one, but they are all Dutch
    MonsterEye MonsterEye 13-15, M Sep 2

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    It really isn't that bad. My parents divorced and my siblings and I are not outwardly emotion people. It is just emotionally broken into bits and pieces. Kind of sucks sometimes...
    Sgm51ngc5194 Sgm51ngc5194 22-25, M Sep 4

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    Someone help. I hate my mums boyfriend and he has been living with us for a month I only knew him for 4 months. He was talking loudly so I could hear so I shouted he came up the...
    ambercrystal ambercrystal 16-17, F Sep 6

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    Being a member of a broken family should not be a hindrance for you to achieve your dreams and to have a good life.
    HwangNeulRin HwangNeulRin 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Ohhhh do I have a story to tell. Will post it later today.
    Lauralast80 Lauralast80 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I came out to my mom and stepdad but now my friends...advice???
    nata1013 nata1013 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Hey .. Any Australian Indian here?
    rex06 rex06 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mSNvdLpLx-0 How do you know your real?
    RasinBoy RasinBoy 26-30, M Aug 22

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    I was looking for something to do at home. I came across this site that helps you earn up to $1000 or more in no time. Here is the link. Check it out and see if it works for you...
    BrendaS73 BrendaS73 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Life brings a lot of surprises. I am feeling the earth but I don't know where I am standing. Don't know but I scared a lot. Is this world is good place for me?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 29

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    tips? If he divorces the same way he married...good god, Im in for a bad year! He is so passive aggressive that I actually fear this separation/divorce. He obstructs anything that...
    LoveMyLifeWithThem LoveMyLifeWithThem 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Working mother and wife. Stressed tired and lost. Wish I could runaway. Peacefully island or mountain side. I would crochet and invent things.
    wackadoodle99 wackadoodle99 31-35, F Sep 2

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    afew months back i was in love but right now am not
    Americanlady8 Americanlady8 31-35 Sep 8

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    I've got a few side jobs I do outside of work hours and I've been pretty successful with them so far. Plus I have payment proof to back up what I say unlike the scammers. 1...
    VioletWhisper VioletWhisper 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    My Fren ran away but wit this guy she went to Colorado and she lives with him I okay talk to her sometimes but she seem happeir then when she get touched by her uncle and now she...
    ih8beingyung ih8beingyung 18-21, F 4 days ago