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I Want to Live and Not Merely Survive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 240 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    There's those times you believe it'll never change, times when you wish it could've been diffrent, times you wish others knew. You want to tell them, but it's difficult. You want...
    Cooper802 Cooper802 18-21, M Mar 8

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    Years ago I had been the target of many cruelties in the home and out of the home but happy me still had love and joy and still has love and joy. My mom continues to deny any...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    Ba, I'm sorry. Sorry for everything. Ever since you got full custody of me at the age of 12, I've been giving you such a hard time. I was close to you before all that. I was "daddy...
    SleepyRose22 SleepyRose22 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ambiguous header but true. I've survived suicide attempts (both my own and that of a parent), self-harm, domestic abuse of a parent, depression, anxiety, self-destruction and more...
    DaniAllsopp DaniAllsopp 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 5 Responses Mar 2

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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 1 Response Mar 2

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    These past few months I have been thinking about life, the feeling that it is passing me by. Time, always moves forward, and we only have a few precious hours of this irreclaimable...
    Einwulf Einwulf 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 2

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    Crazy... Lol, the book I'm currently working on (and have been for the past 2 years, on and off) is a horror/suspense... I don't know why but I've become rather attracted to...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F Mar 9

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    Resisted peer pressure, survived from sticky social situations to relationships and fall outs with family and dealing with crazy out of control hormones! Never smoked, never done...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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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 2 Responses Mar 1

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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...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F Mar 4

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    My son is with his father every other weekend, and we recently agreed that he should have him a couple of hours every wedensday as well. That's great. It really is. I'm thankfull...
    Thisisnotwhatiwanted Thisisnotwhatiwanted 22-25, F Mar 13

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    Hey I'm 16 and live on the east coast. I'm planning on running away to either the west coast or possible travel Europe. I've been planning for a while and I have money saved up and...
    needtotravel needtotravel 13-15, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just want to crawl in a hole today. I left my emotionally abusive husband over five years ago, and yet I'm still dealing with the aftermath of his bullsh*t. The really hard...
    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I’m forced to live, for I was born to survive.
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have and I am still doing my best to survive.. Process things out that these years did to me... I want more than survival now, I am hungry to thrive....
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    You are the very piece that makes me whole. Two souls melded into one. Time merely stands still when your heart touches mine. I am utterly mesmerized by you and all that you are...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    Jack was nimble, Jack was quick, but Jack could not survive Chuck Norris' roundhouse kick.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Moscow clubs capitalize on lonely women starved for affection. Women sitting alone together in a café would not give most observers pause, but in Russia, a group of women alone...
    1stworldview 1stworldview 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Healing Under a Canopy Stroll through the shaded wood I must; Liniment for a marred soul. In love with the seclusion it offers; I yearn for the peace it brings. Amble about in...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F Mar 10

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    Healing Under a Canopy Stroll through the shaded wood I must; Liniment for a marred soul. In love with the seclusion it offers; I yearn for the peace it brings. Amble about in...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F Mar 10

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    life is a game .........i refuse to believe my yesterday today and tomorrow is merely a game
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    i survived a bicycle accident,tho. My body was flying in the sky:for real it is my trouma. but i decided i'd challenge to ride bicycle again in my near future,next month. Hope i'd...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Mar 18

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    I survived an attack by a dropbear. It was when I was 12, my sister and I were waking home from school and decided to take a short cut through the bush trails... now normally only...
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    This is my anonymous outlet so have come back to write once again. I have identified a problem in life which can hold most people back from better choices and clearer thinking. My...
    topboy1968 topboy1968 41-45 5 Responses a week ago

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    Now that I have gone through some things and had made son brash decisions, I have decided to become ready to pursue a real relationship where I am the light and sole person of his...
    Babygirl872901 Babygirl872901 26-30, F 17 mins ago

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    The dream that shattered into a million pieces!Growing up in a big wide world with harsh reality tough times just living life to earn and survive.The only thing that kept her going...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Yesterday when i was walking alone back to my place i seen many peoples who were sitting there and they work for daily wages so they don't have proper way of earning and its...
    MalikYamin MalikYamin 22-25, M Mar 16

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    I feel like a proper **** up today. I feel weak, vulnerable, I want the ground to swallow me. I feel sad. I want to make things work, to make things ok that in reality will never...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 6 days ago