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I Want to Live and Not Merely Survive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 240 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Apr 1, 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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    For some time now, I have wanted to remove myself from today's society. I love nature and animals and have wanted to learn how to live and survive in it. Once I have that...
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    There are choices we have to make in life, we walk roads we create even from a single decision, choice we make. Not realizing we are making these roads and paths, we walk. There...
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    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F Feb 14

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    Hello All: Please note that I am NOT the author of this article; rather it is quoted by a Mr. Michael Smith. Please do not shoot the messenger for revealing what is a sensitive...
    AnonymousButCandid AnonymousButCandid 61-65, M Feb 14

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    I just felt like writing you something nice for a change instead of my drunken mess angry rants. I love you, you're one of my best friends, and the reason you are, is because...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F Feb 19

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    You know, one never wakes up one day and says "hey, I want to get married to someone who doesn't appreciate me". So here I am at 19 years old, in a sexless marriage. I'm married to...
    Angelwithbrokenwingsxo Angelwithbrokenwingsxo 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't know how to comprehend depression. it is so strange, it's easy to catch you off guard. it caught me when my dad died of pancreatic cancer in june of 2012. I am not the same...
    HannaTheSwedishChick HannaTheSwedishChick 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Liberation & RevengenextnextLiberation Video:Russian armed forces liberate AuschwitzPavel StenkinVictims:Russian POW Pavel Stenkin talks about being liberated from AuschwitzRelated...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response Feb 6

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    Why can't I just live and not care what other people think of me. I feel judged when someone stares at me. They think I don't notice but I do. I've felt that vibe far to many...
    trulyspoken trulyspoken 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Just remember this... if someone is putting you down, hurting you emotionally, making you feel like crap because of something you say or do, because of how you look, or because...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can't sleep. I can't eat or drink. And I don't care if I die. I can't live with the abuses, the flashbacks, dying inside every day. Wondering why? whirlwind envelopes me, roughly...
    krystalkool84 krystalkool84 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 19

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    Back in November my friends and I survived a near fatal rollover accident. I have no recognition of what happened. One of my friends was ejected about 50ft from the car and was...
    1mxv11 1mxv11 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Money and power are but just one of the reasons why people becomes greed. Why people had to sacrifice. Why people do filthy things just to gain a lot of wealth. I won't deny, we...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've been wanting to do this for so long, but I can't bring myself to do it without motivation from another person. At the moment, I have a lot of paths I can take in life. I'm...
    seung0seung seung0seung 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    Introduction.These four polyhedron models comprise a model of a projection of the six-dimensional cube into three-dimensional space. There are several ways to define the n...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Which is not necessarily 'BAD' or 'Wrong' it is merely an indication that we Earthbound Folks of the 21 St. Century must continue to evolve and change with the times. Therefore...
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    WE THANK: OSKAR SCHINDLER To 1200 Jews a womanizing, heavy-drinking, German-Catholic industrialist and Nazi Party member named Oskar Schindler was all that stood between them and...
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    Yup, so where I live we have a variety of highschools. There's one called early college and it's 2 years of highschool and 2 years of college and it's right on the campus of the...
    Uhilikepizza Uhilikepizza 13-15, F Feb 7

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    I have asked myself this this question so many times, why do I love to CD. Firstly my style of CD is lingerie and pantyhose under male clothing, I dont have the desire to dress...
    Tambtie Tambtie 46-50, M 6 Responses Feb 22

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    I'm scared to be a dad. My girlfriend might be pregnant and I am terrified that I am not mature enough to be a good father. This would be completely unplanned and I have no idea...
    vicarious1234567 vicarious1234567 26-30 2 Responses Feb 25

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    Its not even a question. without a doubt, I will thrive in a zombie apocalypse. I think about it all the time. its almost an obsession. Although in still in and don't have much...
    boredalex boredalex 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    It's so corruptive! I like the system, it's necessary but there are the rich, the filthy filthy rich, who just make lives miserable. Nikola Tesla is a great example of this. He...
    HiddenNumber4 HiddenNumber4 13-15, M Feb 13

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    Some say that the Zombies are dead people turned alive. Another Theory is that the Zombies are people survived a Chuck Norris's roundhouse kick.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 14

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    So how did everyone survive Valentine's Day aka VD day?
    HusbandOfOne HusbandOfOne 41-45, M 17 Responses Feb 16

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Forgot to post this last night, you know who u are :) Not one but 3 for you <3 "Drowning, just as fast as I can. But don't throw me a line, don't reach out your hand. 'Cause...
    Classangel00A Classangel00A 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    My boss once said to me, “You’re actually kind of brilliant, when you are awake.” The customer I had been working with at his store had been offended by the comment. But I...
    FinalExits FinalExits 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Everyone has embarrassing moments... Sharing them brings people closer than merely sharing happy things. That's assuming the people sharing the embarrassing moments are ready...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M Feb 19

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    FACTORIES OF DEATH Understanding Auschwitz Today: How the world failed children during the Holocaust March 1942 to March 1943 Michel Muller Mother of Annette & Michel Muller...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 Feb 6

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