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    I Hate How I Am a Posterchild For Consumerism

    simply by doing what they want me to, and consuming.
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F Jul 29, 2008

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    Less Is More

    I read a book called Radical Simplicity (don't remember the author) about a year ago.  It really helped change my views on how I should live my life and what I should be happy with.  It talks not only about consuming less gasoline, electricity, etc but also about just...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 8, 2007

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    I Hate How I Am a Posterchild For Consumerism

    simply because i do what they want me to, what i'm meant to and consume.   humans... we're so GREEDY. and NEEDY, just because it rhymes.
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2008

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    I have been thinking just recently about all the decisions I'm trying to make. I want to be an eco-minimalist (if that's even what you call it), I want to lessen my burdens, and I...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My girlfriend and I are pretty fattened up and we want nothing less than a fattened family. We are planning on having kids and my girlfriend is going to eat lots of fatty foods...
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    For once in a while, I want to write something that comes from the heart for myself and for others too if it applies to them. So, here we go. Don't be disheartened by the bad...
    lucky1305 lucky1305 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
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    Years ago I had been the target of many cruelties in the home and out of the home but happy me still had love and joy and still has love and joy. My mom continues to deny any...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I just want to meet a woman who can lay with me in bed all day and just laugh toghter, hold each other tight and forget about everything else going on in our lives .. We spend to...
    Niceguynyc Niceguynyc 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    I am a happy guy, good job, friends, house, just want to find that girl who I have the perfect spark with. I know she exists, I do believe in true love, the kind that is so intense...
    unstopedpiano unstopedpiano 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I ' m triene Today I practiced about to tour 's program to company severed consumer telling information of some place I do
    nimkansiri nimkansiri 22-25, F Mar 13

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    The void that consumed him was his only way out...
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    The eyes tell me so much. Stare into the eyes of your lover and read the feelings down into there soul. As you gaze down deep you see it there. The passion that smolderes waiting...
    Hm3454 Hm3454 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    What a fool I was By me What a fool I was you see, To think this land was truly free. As the darkness threatens to consume me, Smoke and fire's all I see. Close your eyes, open...
    cleone25 cleone25 18-21, T Mar 18

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    Most men are out there to play games with your heart. In rare cases, I get to meet some who are both intelligent and emotionally engaging to talk to. They are the ones who gives a...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I will never settle for less than what I want. I will never settle for less than what is the best for me. Sure, they'll all tell me "she's too hot for you" or "there's no way you...
    Xamad Xamad 22-25, M Mar 5

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    Had my first lesson yesterday, one on one with a fit instructor, she was 20ish, brown hair nice face great a"" and biggish t"ts, I was struggling to do the lessons so she had to...
    Pat1843 Pat1843 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    I CRINGE when I hear PROZAC and you have been on it for more then 2 years!!! I encourage anyone who has been on or currently on PROZAC to read this book... PROZAC BACKLASH...
    CrowWoman CrowWoman 51-55, F Mar 8

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    Thanks for this Arnold J Rimmer. You have a point. One could argue that imposing an age restriction may throw the baby out with the bath water (so to speak). Children On EP...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    I know this is a pretty long winded story, but I want to explain in detail my situation. My name is Eric, and I'm originally from Illinois (I grew up in a small town an hour west...
    EDK86 EDK86 26-30, M Mar 16

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    Ba, I'm sorry. Sorry for everything. Ever since you got full custody of me at the age of 12, I've been giving you such a hard time. I was close to you before all that. I was "daddy...
    SleepyRose22 SleepyRose22 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A couple of things that would improve it: Bring back the Adult/Mature section. By doing this, the sexual people will venture to that section and reside there, content with having...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 14

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    A couple of things that would improve it: Bring back the Adult/Mature section. By doing this, the sexual people will venture to that section and reside there, content with having...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 18

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    I’m at a crossroads. I have been with my husband for 10 years; married for half of that time. We had years of bliss. We met in college and grew together. We loved each other...
    lostinthemountains lostinthemountains 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    From today.. im gonna write daily positive journal on here...! Good luck for me to keep my resolution! Lets start from today. Its late night of March 2nd. New semester is...
    jellyfish3002 jellyfish3002 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    - Free yourself from negative people. - Let go of those who are already gone. - Give everyone you don’t know a fair chance. - Show everyone kindness and respect. - Accept...
    Sabr3na Sabr3na 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I've been overweight for a pretty big portion of my life. It started out gaining a little here and there. Of course I get made fun of for it and ridiculed, put down, etc. I feel...
    Missprincessgabby Missprincessgabby 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 12

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    March 16th marks the day I was born, as such it is my 24th birthday and with that I will confess something. Around the age of 19 I had started to feel uncomfortable with the idea...
    Benchillada Benchillada 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Everyone gets so stressed out about school. Why can't teachers find a way to make things less stressful for students? I guarantee you, students grades would be higher if teachers...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I never liked my brown skin. I've been called ugly so many times that I now feel less and less attractive. I wish I was as light as my lighter skinned relatives. I just had to be a...
    jackiem29 jackiem29 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I want him terribly but I have no idea how to handle my emotions. Should I even act on them at all?? We've worked together for a little less than year. He's become my best friend...
    Yellowbird1812 Yellowbird1812 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 1

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    Happiness is something that everybody strives for. Some people naturally have the ability to be happy, others struggle. Obviously every person goes through some tough times. I am...
    ckjackson43 ckjackson43 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I've taken ballet lessons since I was a little girl. I love ballet so much. I would love to be a professional ballerina but am starting to learn to live with the reality that it...
    emilyr2001 emilyr2001 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    I wish I could talk to my sister about me not wanting kids but its just not going to happen. I cant really talk to anyone in my family about me not wanting children. Im NOT a bad...
    june199225 june199225 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I want to know my place. I want to feel less lost and more found. I want with desperation to be wanted. I want to love and be loved. I wanted to be held; not held back. I want...
    refuse2bnormal refuse2bnormal 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I don't dream often. but when I do----------------------I really do not dream much anymore- OK-that is that I rememebr anyway. I am too old to believe in fairy tale endings, prince...
    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 4 Responses Mar 17

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    Sometimes--I just want to run away---I want that as well:that is, to run away.Free form the non-existence that poses as an existence now.Free from the shackles that bind me and my...
    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    1. I am Mormon. Born and raised. I served a mission and it was the best 18 months for my life. I will remain part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and raise my...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I wish I could help a lot of people less fortunate, but I hate those times where someone comes up to me for money and they are surrounded by other bums or hobos and if I give that...
    Tak162015 Tak162015 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    1. What is your favorite candle sent? • Some sort of berry 2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister? • Drew Barrymore 3. What male celebrity do you wish was...
    endmypainn endmypainn 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I hate it when people try to force their views and values on you. And since when did it become such a grave sin to NOT want children?! I'm the one who has to raise them day in...
    RoyalTeee RoyalTeee 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Lesson for today: never believe that someone has your back, always cover your own *** and you never have to worry about getting hurt by the person.
    Bellamy73 Bellamy73 41-45, F 13 hrs ago