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I Want to Live and Not Merely Survive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 240 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I want to do better but I m only surviving. My focus start to go away at work, I start to forget paying my bills, I started to feel negative. I find less things to look forward to...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Nov 30

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    There is absolutely nothing even more irritating than parasites in your home. Bugs come in many different selections. They might be flies, raccoons, or ants. Some animals, such as...
    gruesomeitem8253 gruesomeitem8253 22-25, T 20 hrs ago

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    Damn! I'm nearing 27 years old and I've still yet to get my GED. I had it almost complete last year but I failed the math portion of it and could not retake it due to everyone...
    GreenPixie420 GreenPixie420 26-30, F 11 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    The goal is to be unafraid when you love. To turn your shoulder towards the winds and push on. To be relentless in your pursuit of it. To be fearless and unafraid. We are so...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    my whole life has been nothing more than just me struggling to survive but I never really lived .. sure I have experienced many things that most will never get the chance to, but...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I am turning 23 tomorrow and I don't have a single clue of what I want to do with my life. I work because I have to fend for myself but I don't like my job at all. I work...
    thewildkind thewildkind 22-25, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I live in Amsterdam who wants to switch places with me???
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    We do need money to survive, but I think money gets too much focus. I acquired the belief if I only had enough money, I would have almost no problems. I might still have emotional...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 3 days ago

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    i just moved to a new state and started ninth grade in august. in elementary & middle school was the worst i had 0 friends from forth grade to eighth not even someone to say hi to...
    khalanijane khalanijane 13-15, F Dec 2

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    I am in the middle of something over which I have no control. Someone came running through a red light, smashed into me and almost killed me, totaled my car, and waited until the...
    JustPlainCrap JustPlainCrap 66-70, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I feel like writing might help me heal. My ex left my house in early September to go back to her parents. She had asked to leave before and I told her to take it day by day and...
    lostlove54 lostlove54 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    How is it possible to live in a world where you have to pay to actually survive, or lets say breathe? Well, I will tell you anyway. You were born and your parents had to pay in...
    RA27 RA27 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    my life has been a hard one, but i thought i was stronger for having survived it, i was wrong. i am tired of all the bullshit i have do go through everyday. i get knocked to the...
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    A lot of bad things have happened this week.. Got me too tired.. Really losing my grip on this life but too coward to take my own life.. Wish i wont wake up.. Wish ill just drift...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    First of, Like many out there i have a learning disability. Way back when there were not the resources there are today. I tried hard to do well in school. I was put in resource...
    willowofthewoods willowofthewoods 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I've been thinking about this line throughout my adolescent years. It would be running through my head at every second. "You need to be more confident, then you could achieve...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I was in middle school, I started to learn more and more about survival in nature, as well as survival in the modern world. This modern world with all its generalizations and...
    EagleFaulkner EagleFaulkner 18-21 Dec 1

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    I just feel like every guy I talk to is looking to be friends with benefits like that leaves me hurt and they will be perfectly fine and living their lives with their girlfriends...
    shoptillyoudrop1997 shoptillyoudrop1997 18-21, F 26 mins ago

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    I always dream im with people i know (they change each dream , but they are mostly my relativeS) and we're like a huge family , but then i go to sleep in my dream and see that...
    nonorawi nonorawi 13-15, F Nov 26

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    People will judge based on their perception, ALWAYS, but that doesn't make it an absolute for you. People judge, but that's not the reason why you feel "judged", it's because you...
    Jdone Jdone 18-21, M a week ago

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    I realise the majority of the experiences I post are in relation to disappearing, or struggling with my want to disappear. I hope that by putting it down somewhere maybe I can let...
    LeBonBon LeBonBon 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    any one lives in belgium and want to tie up a boy aged 19?
    Skinnyhollisterjeans Skinnyhollisterjeans 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Seeing death, almost dying, being rejected, being harmed, being looked down on, being avoided, the feeling of not existing is their, the feeling of hate is upon us, upon me. This...
    LoveWithoutEnd LoveWithoutEnd 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I feel nervous typing this as my beautiful baby sleeps beside me and my very handsome husband, who is a great father and a good person, snores nearby. I just feel so ungrateful, or...
    iamowl iamowl 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    *Click to see reference image* I want a tattoo to cover my left arm... Shoulder to wrist... First of all to cover a few scars... But second, because it will have incredible...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    *Click to see reference image* I want a tattoo to cover my left arm... Shoulder to wrist... First of all to cover a few scars... But second, because it will have incredible...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 28

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    here where my twisted mind comes into play . I just want to be the man guess I'm very egocentric deep and down . I feel like I want to survive and be able to kill anyone no...
    Mizo0217 Mizo0217 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    4 days ago on Monday, November 17th 2014 at around 7pm, I survived my first car crash. I was driving with my boyfriend to dinner in a town about an hour away, when I lost control...
    dazzlemeforever dazzlemeforever 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    My demon stood with me He who took all i had from me, Who had stolen away from me Family, Joy and Peace. I sought help from my savior, Christ, Praying for strength, begging for...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I just think it would be awesome to just be like it was long ago surviving off of what's around you. No credit cards nothing just you and your will to survive.
    eagleeye825 eagleeye825 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    O k so I survived it. but no one realizes all the damage that is done to a young man when he gets cancer in his prime of life. I was 28, I was doing awesome with my job, I had a...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    Once more. December 3, 2014 Dylan Greenwood Here I am, once more I stand on shore, high tide. Once more you rise, once more you try. Once more you rip, tear, and pry me to...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 3

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     I'm glad you have survived the accidents. What do you think, riding the SPereBike, would've been possible to survive without any injuries?indiegogo.com/projects/sperebike-the...
    LaszloPere LaszloPere 31-35 Dec 5