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I Want to Live a Better Life

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    My Dream

    I want to escape the hell I live in now, and actually go somewhere that makes me feel like I fit in. I want a little house of my own, with a nice yard and a vegetable garden. I want a dog and a couple of bunnies. I want a light-filled kitchen where I can bake. I want friends I...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2011

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    How To Hear Your Prayer - The Ultimate Process

    I was a former Consular Investigator of the U.S. Embassy in Manila who worked with the Anti-Fraud Unit for more than a decade, until such time that I met an awful vehicular accident that resulted to my separation from the service. The mishap happened when I and my driver...
    onofrepoonin onofrepoonin 51-55, M Mar 15, 2010

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    Pursuit for happiness... I was born in Yugoslavia, communist country which doesn't exist anymore. Went trough war while I was teenager, and lost my dad which committed suicide...
    Zpirit1978 Zpirit1978 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    I learned today that life is just opportunity and we are asleep into we realize it and that we all just need to wake up..... Why can't I? Why can't we wake up?
    EverChangingMind EverChangingMind 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    My idea (things to change) is lose 30ib, more good friends and more money on my dads page so me and mom don't have to wipe butts for living :) (my dad is under payed)
    ForeverAutumnsLove ForeverAutumnsLove 16-17, F a week ago

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    I'm in a town where I never wanted to live in the first place. My surrounding environment is so hostile, atleast according to me. I feel like nobody understands me here. And my...
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    betterlifechallenge.com Better Life Challenge #1: Talk to three new people, each day. In person, not online or through phone. All human beings are connected to one another...
    Margavita Margavita 22-25 Sep 26

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    I want a simple quiet life full of warmth, good people, good food, and experiences. I don't need to be rich, just a little more than enough and I don't need to be popular, just...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Oct 11

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    I want to be the unique and beautiful goddess I once was. Right now, I am ugly and undesirable. I loved myself last week and the week before, but something happened this week that...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 3

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    What is living a life of simplicity to you? I am curious, and want to compare to my mind.
    onthisislandinthisworld onthisislandinthisworld 22-25, F Oct 7

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    Why does everything have to be so hard in life? Why don't we ever know the truth? Why does most people suffer? I wish I could just escape all my stress and all the problems around...
    DarkZircon78 DarkZircon78 16-17, F Oct 7

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    Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    No more problems and complications to deal with. I just want things to be black and white. No more grey.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F Oct 7

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    Happiness can be learned, but finding meaning and a purpose in life is what leads to it. Not the other way around. The happiest people appreciate and realise that being happy adds...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Sep 22

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    For nearly 27 years Ive worked for the same company and have worked long hours (55+ hrs weeks) and often 6 days a week. I love what I do and am very well paid for my work...
    lonelyguy375 lonelyguy375 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have realized now that I spend way too much time thinking. I'm always worrying about something, no matter how chill might seem on the outside. I really want to enjoy my life more...
    alhsya02 alhsya02 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    NO WAY Normal is boring A normal life would be boring I could not go for normal
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    You tend to deprive yourself of things you crave... for your own good. You're laid back and chill, but sometimes you care too much about what others think. You're open to new...
    cuddles1266 cuddles1266 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Sometimes I think the only reason I get out of the house is because I have to go to work everyday. I'm so bored, that nothing sounds fun. I might as well stay here and do nothing...
    SirenaVonLee SirenaVonLee 36-40, F Sep 21

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    The more i canaccess happiness from within, the easier it becomes. It's a lot like a muscle: I have to work it out daily in order to strengthen it. One way to do this quickly is i...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Sep 24

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    But the harder I try the worse things get.
    Gipsycurse Gipsycurse 26-30, T Oct 11

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    This whole idea about making one seems a tad difficult. Can't I just pick one up from somewhere?
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    In many instances I feel like life has let me down despite the effort I have made to make it better. For the past year I have been on a journey of rediscovery. On this journey I...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    Lately I have been feeling really fed up and depressed. I feel that both family and friends hate me being happy or having a life of my own. My parents are both really ill and have...
    galaxy3 galaxy3 36-40, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I am very grateful and thankful for my life, and to be alive in the developed world in this day and age. My life hasn't always been perfect and I have experienced a lot of horrible...
    ladysatine ladysatine 22-25, F 1 Response 45 mins ago

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    'Just came back!...There's a drizzle outside. This came out from the iPhone while running: ('Can't Cry Hard Enough) I'm gonna live my life, Like every day's the last Without a...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 6 hrs ago

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    No Regrets - "Nothing is certain, except death and taxes." - Benjamin Franklin - We all know when our taxes are due, but none of us know when we will die. We could live to the...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 14 Responses 5 days ago

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    "What cowardice it is to be dismayed by the happiness of others and devastated by their good fortune." - MONTESQUIEU Not only their life for some whom has friends or family of...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F Oct 4

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    Met this guy and he is unlike any other i have met, life is just so complicated, he is married and i am in a relationship which is a open one. Feel bad yes i do, i cannot go one...
    amdee1 amdee1 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I am sure many of you have leaned a plethora of life lessons, so I am not reinventing the wheel here, but I find it more curious that some people seem to inately know how to live...
    chatty1962 chatty1962 51-55, F Oct 6

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    hi.. i am not sure what i am looking for or why i even came here but i guess i am just wanting to let all this out and maybe then i can start feeling better. i am 23 and my son...
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    My life sucks. I hate myself and don't think I should be here. My family thinks I'm ****** up and no one would miss me if I just stopped breathing. Maybe I wold make others' lives...
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    I've been beaten, abused and bullied throughout my life. These things have caused me to go on a path of self distruction, for years I've struggled with depression, but i'm still...
    hippiegirlxox hippiegirlxox 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    There is beauty in all, and there is the ugly. Neither exist in solitary corners. Neither can survive without the other. There is balance in all thing, and we seek equilibrium...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 11

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    Of course I chose the word "understand my sexuality" which sounds much more liberating than "labelling my sexuality"... *** Let me begin by saying what is real is that my life...
    Ariane85 Ariane85 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    A lot of people will think it's purely out of sexual desires or something like that but, even before i was aware of anything sexual i've wanted to be a girl. I remember being about...
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    There's a cross on the side of the road where a mother lost her son. How could she know that the morning he left would be their last time? She'd trade with him for a little more...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 23

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    After I commit suicide so that someone can take them and live a better life than I did
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    Margavita Margavita 22-25 3 Responses Sep 26

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    Shades of Grey Life used to have such value, before I wasted it all that day , Now an empty shell named Scott, lives life in shades of gray , I act like life is ok, my smile...
    SRayne SRayne 41-45 1 Response Sep 30

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    So it's coming almost to the end of 2014. Yup time and tide indeed waits for no man. Ok so I'll do the cliché Introduction of me. My name is Roselyne. I'm from Malaysia and yeah I...
    RoselyneRhamya RoselyneRhamya 16-17 Oct 5

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    Travel the whole world with someone. Explore the seas with someone. Discover the mysteries of life with someone. Make the world a better place with someone.(well help the people in...
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    #YOLO #YouOnlyLiveOnce I will live my life to the fullest, so staying here in #EP that can suck out of your life while waiting would be a dislike! Hehe Kidding aside: We should...
    msgrateful msgrateful 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    To be in that place where although you are in a crowded room, eyes being on you, and people conversing...not to feel still feel so alone. I want to live a life where my mind can be...
    ThoughtFulMoments ThoughtFulMoments 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 21

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    So after my episode the other day, where H got upset because I had left him alone drinking his tea while I went upstairs, I decided to write him a letter. I gave it to him the...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 13 Responses Sep 21

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