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I Want to Be Understood

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    I was talking to a friend about how we see the

    world. She loves pictures of sunsets with encouraging texts overlaid on, and I wish dearly to have never been born. We have different perspectives, which is usually fine and frequent, but for some reason I was getting frustrated as we continued to discuss. I realize hours...
    Verndari Verndari 18-21, F Nov 8

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    Do You Understand?

    Even around people I seem to have things in common with, I still feel like the oddball out. I don't ever feel like anyone just "gets" me. It's probably mostly my fault for being shy. Or because I don't truly understand my own self. But it gets lonely when you're the...
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 8, 2008

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    There's nothing more intimate in life

    than simply being understood. -Brad Meltzer
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Aug 18

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    I Got Over Him

    so yesterday we were at starbucks. my classmates and i were talking about random things and the name of the guy i like somehow popped into the conversation. and then one of my classmates said that, "i remember him telling our marketing professor that he's courting someone from...
    ErinValcourt ErinValcourt 18-21, F Mar 3, 2013

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    1kingdarkness 1kingdarkness 26-30, M Nov 12

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    Please Understand Me..

    Why people misunderstood me? Why I should explain my thoughts to them? I hate people who judge me without knowing the truth! I'm emotionally stressed!! I'm alone and lonely! I'm in pain! So please., stop assuming and stop judging me! Why do you people want me to do what you...
    grasya grasya 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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    ....what do we want as humans?

    What is that one thing we strive for in our personal and professional lives .....that one thing is to be truly and unconditionally understood..........do you feel understood truly by those closest to you ?
    Ghostrider6465 Ghostrider6465 46-50, M 15 hrs ago

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    More Often

    More often than not, try explaining to someone that you don't fit it and you get some sort of conciliatory speech that while well meant; borders on condescending. I've rarely been understood by my peers and by society at large. People tell you get a hobby, get an activity etc. If...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M 2 Responses May 18, 2012

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    It Pains A Lot

    I have lived a very good life where people love me. But, now most of them hate me with the rumours and lies they heard. Most of them, dont even know me in my school and they hate me without knowing who I really am. I want people to love me by knowing me entirely. If they hate me...
    Rosalinacute Rosalinacute 16-17, F Oct 11, 2011

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    I hate when I open up to someone,

    and they turn their back on you. It's like, YOU asked ME why I was sad and felt lonely...and then you run away as fast as you can..I'm sorry that I'm a freak and that you don't like me. I can't change my past! So seriously...I don't wanna be judged.. I want to be understood, and...
    HelpMe01 HelpMe01 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I am afraid that I do not communicate in a

    manner that I am easily understood by others. I have struggled with this for so many years and it has hurt some of my most important relationships along the way. I have a good vocabulary. Dare I say better than many. I understand nuances and texture of words. I do not write...
    VerveMum VerveMum 36-40, F Sep 6

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    My family just judge me don't

    even know 79% if the stuff I do
    BlahItsM BlahItsM 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    The Animals - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

    A great song that will fit like a glove here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2FT4FprxDg <--Song The animals - Don't let me be misunderstood Baby, do you understand me now? Sometimes I feel a little mad But don't you know that no one alive can always be an angel When...
    HTH83 HTH83 26-30, M Sep 3, 2012

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    I've felt at times like this is the anthem to

    my life whenever my depression tries to get the best of me. It's amazing how something so sad and confusing could be expressed with such beautiful and relatable words: Ain't no use in calling up your friends Ain't no use in hiding in your bed And ain't no use in standing on...
    ASeaInACup ASeaInACup 18-21, F Jan 16

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    Miss Understood

    Hi. I am Steph and I am new to this website. I am not sure what kind of story I should share that won't bore everyone to death. Well, I do feel misunderstood by almost everyone around me--- my family and friends, my lover, my co-workers, and even just random people I don't even...
    eccentricdragonfly eccentricdragonfly 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2008

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    Why Cant I Lean On a Shoulder Sometimes?

    I am always the one that everyone looks to for advise, money, help whatever it is that is needed. What my friends and family fail to realize is that I have needs too. I miss my mother so much, she was the me of her time. Everyone came to her and it seems that I have inherited her...
    grannynd grannynd 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2007

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    I Want To Be Understood By My Family

    I have stayed in a marriage for over 25 yrs because i feared my children would not understand me filing for divorce and my extended family would not understand. Now years later I need my family to understand that I have done the best I can for them because I loved them. I want...
    good2go2001 good2go2001 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    1. If you could do one thing over in your life, what would it be? I don't know either a concert or a holiday 2. What makes you happy? Being understood, having people understand...
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    I feel that I am a lost soul in the sea of everyone happy and fully rooted in the framework of this society. I am an outsider and no one cares to hear my ideas. I want to meet...
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    I just want someone to understand me:(
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    Depression is a terrible thing. It runs in my family, but I never quite understood it...until now. Lately I am not myself. I can barely get out of bed in the morning. I have...
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    All a guy wants anymore is sex, sex, sex.. I want love, love, happiness
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    I never understood the saying "live everyday as if it's your last" I thought it was nothing more then stupid and dumb, but after a perfect weekend... I see it, I am so motivated to...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    What is it about people? They rush to pigeonhole you, and they move on. It's like EP people. The majority might just add you, ogle your photos, then ignore you the rest of the...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been using Internet for last 15 years. I have around 115 Emails.. and I am registered with 700+ websites. I'm almost everywhere. and people can google about me :) I am not...
    Drunknlost Drunknlost 26-30, M 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Strangely, and as my boyfriend knows already, I am have a strong yet taboo relationship with my brothers. Sleeping with a brother is an arousing thought to me, and I think my...
    Russian0Ice Russian0Ice 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I love you. :) you're always so helpful and I would never trade you for another. Though I wish others could know what it's like to have a dad like you. You may not be good at...
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    As it says above. I came across a blog entry that sums up my reasons quite nicely: "Every atom in my body exploded away from my core, although, exploded isn’t the right word...
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    i'm really weird and lame. i'm pretty talkative if i know someone, but i'll never approach anyone i don't know. i spend most of my time on the computer playing games and just...
    DevaBus DevaBus 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Not just sometimes. Every day, to wake up is heartbreaking. I used to see the beauty in anything; everything. Waking up was something to look forward to, and sleep was the obstacle...
    rorenchan rorenchan 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I wanted to know.. based on my photo.. What do you thing it's my name? :)
    Fofitupida Fofitupida 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I want to change a lot of things. I want to be happy and I want to be pretty and desirable. You know, one of "those" girls. I'm tired of getting ignored. I want attention. I'm...
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