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I Want to Live and Not Merely Survive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 241 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    But its the internet the best I can provide is a youtube video..it is a good version,though,and if you want "live",you're going to get up off your posterior to where musicians are...
    mailcall mailcall 36-40, F Apr 16

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    Today I will accept that I spent a lot of my time on the phone. I think I did ot because I was searchig for some sort of approval. I also spread my blog at the internet so that...
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I want to live life to the fullest like my stomach :P
    Imspudgy123 Imspudgy123 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    Sitting here, sitting before the white light of my laptop, eyes staring into the abyss, glazing over as I look not upon it, not at the words I write, but into the vast light. I...
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M Apr 1

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    As a young girl, I saw my mom beatean so many times that whenever she left the house, I would sit with my sad, scared little face and wait to see if she would return. I often had...
    FelicitySmoak FelicitySmoak 31-35, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    1. How do you define honesty? When you say and do things that are not a lie to yourself or others 2. What is your biggest fear or worry? Nothing so humongous God can't help me feel...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 4

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    He called me this night and ask me when is my plan to go back to work. I said i dont know, im not sure and i dont know. After what happen to me i dont want to move forward, i know...
    tiffanyalcalei tiffanyalcalei 26-30, F Apr 17

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    That's right. I want to give up my life and live a new life, in a diffrent way to how I always have been. Now, I'm almost 21, and throughout my life. It has been destroyed, by my...
    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    A. Ten favorite special days 1. Christmas 2. New Year 3. Chinese New Year 4. Thanksgiving 5. my birthday 6. my man of heart's birthday 7. any day I see I have email from my dad 8...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    Everyman has a right to live Love is all that we have to give Together we struggle by your will to survive Then together we fight just to stay alive Struggling man has got to move...
    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Don't follow the map that makes others happy, if it doesn't make you happy. Live your own life. Live authentically and dare to take a path others haven't gone down before. It's...
    SeeingAuras SeeingAuras 18-21, F Apr 9

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    Have you ever experienced something like this? A moment comes when you just realize why you're like this or like that and it fills your soul with such a freeing familiarity. Times...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    its so hard living simple in this complicated world where you feel a thing is right and everyone else wanna make it wrong. We seek answers; why am living, who am I, why am I from...
    ojeezy ojeezy 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 15

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    Place your hand over your heart. Do you feel it? That is called purpose. You’re alive for a reason so don’t ever give up. The person who completes suicide, dies once. Those...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F Apr 19

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    We sponsor Eddie and three other children through a wonderful nonprofit organization called Children International. We are committed to help lift these children out of the poverty...
    ThereToCare ThereToCare 26-30, F Apr 17

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    We sponsor Eddie and three other children through a wonderful nonprofit organization called Children International. We are committed to help lift these children out of the poverty...
    ThereToCare ThereToCare 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    "I remember her lover. He was an adventurer. Even the tiniest clams engulfed him, but somehow, he always had a place in his heart for her. She was told some time ago that he had...
    BlakeUndefined BlakeUndefined 18-21, M Apr 6

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    I made a Promise to God. 'If I live through this surgery I have renewed lease on life and I will use it if you still have use for me on this earth.' I lived. It was the scariest...
    michnn michnn 41-45, F Apr 11

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    I've always thought of myself as incapable of being too close to a person. For me, it’s never good to know that you’re craving the person’s presence every time they’re not...
    Megarian Megarian 16-17, F Apr 13

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    I am 22 years old. And I live in nearly sexless marriage. I didn't realize how miserable it could be. I thought maybe it would at least wait until I was older and my children to...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I want to die, but I don't want to kill myself. I have these grand visions of martyrdom and suicide by causality. My favorite involves an assailant entering my history class and me...
    Logward123 Logward123 16-17, M Apr 6

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    That's right. I want to give the F. CK up. I want to give everything up. Destroy everything. Throw life away, throw F. CK!NG EVERYTHING away. Throw it all where it belongs. Away...
    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M a week ago

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    Favorite movies (Let's see if I can limit ten per theme) 1. ANIMATED 1. Fern Gully 2. Phineas And Ferb The Movie: Across The Second Dimension 3. The Little Mermaid 4. Beauty And...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Wolves do that pay rent. Fish have no water bill. The eagle doesn't pay air fare. I literally sprang forth from this planet. From nothing but my parents and the food they ate. I...
    steviehunt steviehunt 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 4

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    the time my friend Freddie became a girl chapter 2 part 10 Kirsty gave me one last look of confusion and worry as she slowly disappeared behind the door, which closed shut soon...
    Jaitheboy Jaitheboy 13-15, T Apr 7

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    Surviving is winning, everything else is bullshit! Fairytale spun by people afraid to look life in the eye! Whatever it takes, kid! Survive!
    1776patriot 1776patriot 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Am proof. Survived so far. No prosthetics yet. But two stents. And fake teeth. Lol.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I am pretty good much of the time, but sometimes, I have hard times dealing with the memories. It only takes a story like this to bring it all back to me. http://www.al.com/news...
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F Apr 14

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    I have been pretty damn bored with my spiritual growth and healing lately, so I have found myself much entertainment. I've been having so much fun with the people in my life as of...
    VampGuy1 VampGuy1 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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