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I Want to Live and Not Merely Survive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 238 People

    What Will It Take To Make A Dream Survive?

    How much will you love? How much will you sacrifice? How much will you forgive? How long will you wait? How often will you admit your the one thats wrong? How much do you see? How much do you share? How open is your heart? How many tears will you cry? How many...
    denverguy denverguy 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    From Death To Life

    What did it feel like to suffer? To feel like I was being tortured day after day? I want to share it with those who ever wonder if they'll make it through whatever's hurting them. I want you to know that you're not alone. Because when I suffered, no one was there to hold my hand...
    find3truth3 find3truth3 31-35, F Mar 2, 2011

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    I Find Strengh In My Higher Power to Servive

    I find when I pray, things go a lot better in the daytime and night time, my higher power helps me to serive, and I read other books of how to give me self astem, that is a very big boast too me, to surive in today's world
    Ratfink Ratfink 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2008

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    Living Life To The Fullest

    People today merely existed.They go for materialistic things in life.They stressed themselves to achieve climbing the corporate ladder at the expense of others.They forgotten about their existence until a time something happened to wake them up.It so sad sometimes its too late.
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F Sep 15, 2010

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    Actions I Take To Conquer Life

    I eat a lot of supplements: Omega 3, liquid multi vitamin and minerals, cayenne pepper, Magnesium Oxide, Selenium, Coenzyme, Flaxseed oil, and green leafs veges (plants, not pill). I hang out with trustworthy friends only whom I knew would not hurt me too much. I do take risk to...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M Jul 13, 2011

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    And I Hope You Can Too!

    We only get one life to live.  We will never live our past again.  You will never live threw that hurt again.  It may be in your head and in your heart but the truth is there is so much room in your heart and your head for the future to fill it up.  Give...
    denverguy denverguy 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 8, 2010

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    I Go Thorugh Life On Auto-pilot

    I'm depressed. Miserable. Lonely. I have no one to talk to. Nothing to do. No one really understands me. Everyday, I wake up and do the same thing. I don't feel alive. I'm doing nothing of importance. There is no real living going on, and I'm a teenager, I graduated high school a...
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    I Wanna Live!

    Life is meant to be lived to the fullest. And that's exactly what I plan to do.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Dec 24, 2011

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    It's Part Of Living For Me

    I came to work today with, what I can only guess is moderate tears in my ligaments in my upper ankle today.  It's the result of a fantastic block that saved a goal in my soccer game last night.  i was on the receiving end of many giggles this morning from co-workers wondering...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2011

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    Hands - A Life Well Lived

    Grandma, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio. "Have you ever looked at your hands," she asked. "I mean really looked at your hands?" I slowly opened my hands and stared down at them. I turned them over, palms up and then palms down. No, I guess I had never really...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F Jul 3, 2010

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    A Happy and Full Life

     I am not content to live a life watching TV.  I embrace every friendship and love I ever have and do my best to take care of them.   I enjoy the journey as much as the destination.   "Life is the classroom; Love is the lesson"
    denverguy denverguy 36-40, M 8 Responses Jun 15, 2009

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    Survive Jeez

    What is the point in living if all you are gonna do is survive .I used to live when I worked ,but many I knew worked to survive and had little life except for work .This is no way to live if all your life you never go places broaden your horizons etc .I geuss I was lucky ,born...
    beastman111 beastman111 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 30, 2011

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    The Light Beyond Darkness

    I want to live life fully without worrying. I wonder vaguely under the hazy agony swirling around my mind whether or not I will ever fully live or if I will keep merely surviving. In my darkness, I cannot see how badly damaged I am, but I guess from the pain, which is plenty but...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2010

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    I want to stop existing and start living, I wanna break out every bond that holds me I don't wanna eat to survive I wanna live to feed....
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    Nature has it's own way of showing its rage. It's a miracle when you survive that rage. You thank the graces of nature yet you curse it at the same time. But that is all you can do...
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    It's harder to decide when I'm aware that I prolly might not have a chance to live. I'm too lost. I dunno if it's worth deciding at this point. I've had to leave to several other...
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    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F 6 Responses May 10

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    I hate my life. Why I couldn't be that girl who parties drinks and dates with several guys all night???!! All my life I had been a good person. I never drink or smoke, I arrived...
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    I have always had a fascination with the idea of completely switching lives with another person for a temporary period of time. I would live in that person's home, carry on that...
    swapper87 swapper87 26-30, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I want a friend who lives in Brazil ... Who is also LGBTQ
    pansexualgirl pansexualgirl 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    So... (1st post!) my husband... I love him but he's so damn annoying it's scary.i often wonder if I made a mistake in marrying him and that we should just live separately and have...
    Kdm0809 Kdm0809 26-30, F 1 Response May 3

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    I generally am attracted to people who live far away. I'm not sure if that's a self defence mechanism or merely coincidence, but I have mixed feelings about it.
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    I have no clue what I want to do in life. I want to do so many things, but I give up on them. ppl think I have a lot going for me. but where, I cant see anything. im the girl, that...
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    The boy caught me watching **** today. And he laughed at me. But that wasn't what bothered me. What bothered me was when he tried to apologize for laughing, saying, "It's okay. I...
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    I fell in love once; it was unlike anything I have ever felt before or since. That sense of purpose, that drive, that pure joy at seeing her, the number of new skills I learned...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M May 16

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