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I Want To Do More Than Survive, I Want To Live

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    I hate how if you are not like most of the people, quite a few people think you are strange and abnormal. What's normal is very narrowly defined. I'm sick of the baffled...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    My first intense experience... My wife was contacted by a guy on OKC, who also sent a message to me. He and I hit it off pretty well, on friend level. My wife and he also clicked...
    contextualshift contextualshift 36-40, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    When I was talking about losing a child, and the other person seemed surprised that I was ok. It occurred to me that as a society we don't talk about the **** we have overcome...
    loveCT loveCT 31-35, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    When I was in my early 20s, a great aunt who lived with her older sister entire life first growing up, and then as spinster roommates each working as a school teacher in the local...
    65Cadillac 65Cadillac 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I live in Laconia New Hampshire
    dauprey23 dauprey23 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I honestly don't even know why I am writing this. I've never really used writing as an outlet, but then again I don't think I've ever felt this alone. This was my first summer back...
    eshan20 eshan20 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I just want to live my life without having to revolve every decision that I make around a job. I want to travel when I feel like it. I want to work whenever and wherever I want to...
    CDoza CDoza 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I just want to live my life without having to revolve every decision that I make around a job. I want to travel when I feel like it. I want to work whenever and wherever I want to...
    CDoza CDoza 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I just want to live my life without having to revolve every decision that I make around a job. I want to travel when I feel like it. I want to work whenever and wherever I want to...
    CDoza CDoza 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I just want to live my life without having to revolve every decision that I make around a job. I want to travel when I feel like it. I want to work whenever and wherever I want to...
    CDoza CDoza 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just want to live my life without having to revolve every decision that I make around a job. I want to travel when I feel like it. I want to work whenever and wherever I want to...
    CDoza CDoza 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've never wanted anything more than to have a child. It's constantly on my mind. I see people walking with their kids through the stores and down the streets, and I just wish that...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    OK, going to try again! 1. I'm 16 2. I'm from Ireland 3. I love books 4. I'd love a dog 5. I'm a Christian 6. I speak 3 languages 7. I'm really lazy 8. I love football(or soccer or...
    askatasuna askatasuna 13-15, M a week ago

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    I am gloriously 40 next month, genuinely looking forward to it. I also have a 23 year old daughter from a previous (read, teenage fling) relationship. I love my daughter...
    milotank milotank 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I'm a closet gay that would like to have a closet lesbian girlfriend who is in a similar situation. Would eventually like to have kids and raise kids together in a genuine open...
    celebratinglifeasitis celebratinglifeasitis 31-35, M Jul 18

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    So for the past few weeks l have been watching the tv show Mr. Robot which l may say is really good. This show is so good that it actually make one think about what really goes on...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Jul 17

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    So for the past few weeks l have been watching the tv show Mr. Robot which l may say is really good. This show is so good that it actually make one think about what really goes on...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Jul 17

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    It’s like every time I am optimistic about my future, something suddenly hits up. Hate the fact that I am being treated like a child as if people really know me. Society we live...
    alexifan alexifan 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    She says, O my beloved Love is house of wax which may melt if there are any doubts? i reply, Something else can live in hearts who even have small doubts but Love can't. She...
    khamooshi khamooshi 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I live in Axton Virginia. With 2 dogs and 2 horses.
    palerider1215 palerider1215 46-50, M Jul 16

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    If you want to just point out how stupid or shallow I seem , don't bother to comment. I know what I am thanks :) Saying I always want to look my best doesn't really sound too bad...
    KILLsonia KILLsonia 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 14

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    1. I've lost a father 2. I'm very tough 3. I love to sing 4. I live in Texas 5.i'm half mexican and half white 6. i love to read 7.i'm loyal 8.I love my mom more than anything 9. i...
    mari17 mari17 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I Have No Name. Let me start by telling about my family's history. Before i was born, my dad found my mom through an internet service. Soon they were married, but my mom wanted a...
    LifeWithoutCheese LifeWithoutCheese 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    If just making effort would have carried us through the journey it would be easier for everyone to achieve their destinations and bask in the sense of fulfillment….we work hard...
    snuffal snuffal 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    There is so much room for improvement on this website that I've lost faith and been looking into alternatives. Earlier I rejected the easiest option, but a friend convinced me to...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 13

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    I got mad today in church. Instead of wallowing in my sorrows i want to go out and help someone else. I want to live beyond my pain and confusion. I want to live beyond my...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Jul 13

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    Well had a little accident today so for a few weeks my left hand can only say " live long and prosper" but my right hand still my right hand still works. So if you are going to...
    dtdwc dtdwc 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    This is my 100th story.. and to celebrate, why not spend the next portion of my life writing 100 things about me?1. My name is Kelsey.2. As of posting this, I'm seventeen.3. My...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 12

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    There is nothing more that I want than to help people. I try and encourage people through depression, but there is so little I can do. I'm so ******* lucky that I'm not the one who...
    giathedancer giathedancer 13-15, F Jul 11

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    How HIV Children Are Injured And Kill By The Actions Of The City Of Salinas, Ca. The Salinas Valley is one of the largest agricultural centers in the USA and the city of...
    marcthegiantkiller marcthegiantkiller 56-60, M Jul 11

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    How HIV Children Are Injured And Kill By The Actions Of The City Of Salinas, Ca. The Salinas Valley is one of the largest agricultural centers in the USA and the city of...
    marcthegiantkiller marcthegiantkiller 56-60, M Jul 11

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    Anyone here from Surrey, England, UK?
    Beaufoy Beaufoy 46-50 Jul 10

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    Last night I spent the night in a ward, after being taken to the A&E. The A&E is not something new for me, but that's a different story. I have a liver transplant (also another...
    heartbrokensmile heartbrokensmile 22-25, F Jul 9

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    [X] Smoked A Cigarette [X] Smoked A Cigar [X] Smoked Marijuana [X] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Been In Love [X] Dumped Someone [ ] Been Fired [ ] Been In A Fist Fight [X...
    May2407 May2407 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I have spent so much effort denying my emotions; refusing to allow my fear, anxiety, sadness, loneliness, hurt, anger. I wanted to avoid the pain. But I want to learn if there is...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 Jul 8

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    Any one from the Philippines? Just moved here...
    teb12308 teb12308 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I didn't even know that depression existed until about 2011. But even then I still didn't truly know what it was. Sometime in 2013 I read a little about is as I was reading up...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    I been feeling like shot lately but I'm so thankful to have someone who I can call my friend more than my friend and it's stupid how people think a guy and girl can't just be...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Shout out for France!
    bluehappyness bluehappyness 18-21, M Jul 7

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    It is so hard to find like minded people in small town America. I live in Northwest Ohio in the small village of Archbold! would love to meet friends near me for an ongoing...
    FordP415 FordP415 41-45 Jul 6

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    The smallest number of children I've ever wanted was 3. I was nine then, and the number has just continued growing. As I got older, I could see myself with a bigger family, and...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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