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I Want To Know Who Has Influenced Your Life The Most

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    My husband has by far been the most influential person in my life. Saying that I haven't always had the easiest life is the understatement of the century. Life has been hard and my experiences have taught me not to trust anyone, love anyone or get too attached. If you don't let...
    MrsLucas MrsLucas 22-25, F Jun 8, 2010

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    In the following order... -Aristotle -Ayn Rand -Friedrich Nietzsche -Benjamin Franklin -Milton Friedman -Thomas Jefferson -Heraclitus -Thomas Sowell -Winston Churchill -William Shakespeare -Walter E. Williams -Renè Descartes -Jean-Baptiste Say -Margaret Thatcher -John Stuart...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M Jun 19, 2013

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    Entertainment

    I don't have a direct correlation of living influences that point me in the 'right' direction. HOWEVER! I do find that when I am emotionally invested in a movie, a video game, or a book (Which if you search in Wikipedia, they still do exist in paperback AND in iPad form), I take...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 23, 2013

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    The book thief. Being a depressed and suicidal kid, I always had to fear death. It's the only way I ever survived my childhood without throwing myself off something. But after...
    Radomguy1000 Radomguy1000 22-25, M 8 mins ago

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    Zoe Letting Go by Nora Price. I didn't know how significant and relatable it was in my life until a few months after I read it. I really want it back
    lycancrux lycancrux 16-17, F 18 mins ago

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    Because he died over the weekend I would put Oliver Sack's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and A Leg to Stand On here because he changed forever how to perceive one's world...
    ksbobmst ksbobmst 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    Funnily enough The South beach diet book changed the way I looked at food forever. Weird but it did.
    Issima Issima 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    Harry Potter... My life without it would be so different.
    veruyanako veruyanako 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I was struggling big time having been seperated from my now ex wife. She was in a relationship &it down spiraled me into a very dark place. Alone,scared,confused I wanted out...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    Books are one of the most amazing means of escape we can have, I love reading but I go through phases of reading solidly for days throughout my free time or I read sporadically...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    💚 The secret, although I still struggle w the issues life's been throwing at me...
    AMORDEAMOR AMORDEAMOR 36-40, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    The book that changed my life is The Bible
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    'These is my words' by Nancy E Turner! The most amazing book I've ever read!.and I've re-read it about 5 times over! Every time I sob, even though I know what's coming! There's two...
    shrimpyprincess74 shrimpyprincess74 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    Books are so very important, and have always been a love of mine since early childhood. All-time favorites of mine that changed my life are: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective...
    NeverDespair NeverDespair 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    Made Hell and at times unbearable by a bitter manipulating Asian mother who has never forgiven me for her rape and my resulting mixed blood
    Eyewasthere Eyewasthere 41-45, M 10 hrs ago

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    Don't know about "Changed my life". But there are one or two that widened my perspective on life. To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee seems to recur often. The world on all it's...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I don't read books often because it's not really my thing, but The Little Prince definitely had some influence on me, what an amazing book that was!
    ortwin ortwin 16-17, M 15 hrs ago

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    There are a lot of books that have influenced my life. The two most recent are "Without a Paddle" by Warren Richey and "The One That Got Away" by Howell Raines. I am definitely not...
    camulos camulos 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    The book that changed my life would probably be The Portrait of Dorian Gray. This book was beautifully written and was filled to the brim of new ways of looking at the world and...
    messedupmindandsoul messedupmindandsoul 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Hi my birthday is November 10 anyone else who has same birthday as me? :)
    SleepyHeadSnorelax SleepyHeadSnorelax 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    never find someone who has Mt birth date 13 Jul 1990
    AhmedMossaied AhmedMossaied 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    the entire Percy Jackson series. i think i absorbed Nico into my personality. and yet i don't care.
    DemonsFreak DemonsFreak 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    Faith is not knowing what the future holds, but knowing who holds the future. When you feed your faith, your fears will starve to death. It's about stepping out, when you don't...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 4 days ago

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    I really didn't mean to post that yet not sure what I did to do it. Dang my purpose in writing it was because I am in a bad marriage and I'm not the person I was before I started...
    raven1221 raven1221 46-50, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    3 days ago I moved to Spain to start my bachelors degree. Ive been looking forward to this for so long, I could not wait to get out of my country and start a new and more exciting...
    moretotheeyes moretotheeyes 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    will you give me a chance to be Jesus in my heart to you, or are you just on here for sex? i forgive those who are, but please realize i'm married. i cannot have any adultery or a...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    may 23rd anyone #Gemini here
    Dragonslayer16 Dragonslayer16 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    I was a rebel!!! lol and all my frenz had already graduated from high school. I had a lil bit of a different upbringing, so i never felt i could really identify with too many ppl...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response a week ago

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    I've never actually told anybody this . . . I don't like the person that I've become. I want to be a better person. The devil keeps testing me and I keep giving in. Sometimes I...
    Just0Looking22 Just0Looking22 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    March 7th is anyone in march
    CARLOSYRN CARLOSYRN 13-15, M Aug 23

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    JANUARY 5TH 2001???????????????
    ImAMBIE ImAMBIE 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Actually you know what? I do. I do know who I am. I'm a useless **** up piece of trash. Ahaha ☺️
    XjigXsawX XjigXsawX 13-15, F Aug 22

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    I have been depressed and I have wanted anorexia but guys don't end your life and this is why... 9 or under-10 Years Old You wont be able to see your children, your niece or have...
    Lovwey Lovwey 13-15, F Aug 22

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    November 4 anybody? Ive never met anyone in my entire life with the same birthday as me :O
    farawayforfartoolong farawayforfartoolong 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I want to know what you are for a person, want to know you, want to know your big, happy family, want to be at least for some days a part of your life.
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    It's gotten so bad that when I look in the mirror I see a stranger. Not myself. I just don't even know who I am anymore. But I do know one thing. Pain changes people. Guess that's...
    awsome11900 awsome11900 13-15, F Aug 21

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    i really dont know who i am anymore... for the past while ive list myself... and i cant find myself again, ive lost everything and everyone i loved, and now im here just wishing i...
    GabrielBois95 GabrielBois95 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I don't know who my birth father is.... I was told he was this one guy since as long as I can remember. Age 3 or 4... So this summer I hired a PI to find this man. We found him and...
    princessalicia princessalicia 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I don't know who I am and what I want from life.. I feel like I'm in a time where I just don't know how to continue and how I want my future to be.. How can I find myself? How...
    sudixx sudixx 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 19

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    I believe it is Drea85 I've known her on here for a couple of years and she has continued to get larger.They're real and they're spectacular. DollyMolly is a very close second and...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    NOVEMBER 13TH??? ANYONE xD
    Itsjakedam23 Itsjakedam23 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18