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I Want to Live and Not Merely Survive

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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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    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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    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 have spent my entire life surviving.

    surviving abuse at the hands of my mother with anti-social personality disorder (sociopath), being forced into prostitution as a teenager by my father's girlfriend, being raped, beaten and molested by my mother's many boyfriends, losing my daughter before I was even 21 years old...
    wontgiveup2009 wontgiveup2009 26-30, F Jul 8, 2015

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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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    So at 67 find I am Homless.

    Gave up one life to start another seemed so right ! To be with family with thought could help each other ! Well best of intention , gone horribly wrong! So now I am a adventurer off to I don't know where ! With a car and clothes computers, that is my life ! Not...
    willisca49 willisca49 66-70, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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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 2 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    There is a person I love very much who is on the verge of death. She has lived her life with great courage and love. She has charged me to love boldly and to help other people who...
    tougheddie tougheddie 36-40, M 1 Response 18 mins ago

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    Where are all the North Carolina men ??? Married Single I don't care message me if you live in NC
    Annawifeynxtdoor Annawifeynxtdoor 26-30, F 33 mins ago

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    Well I live in a utter tip called Rochdale! look it up! If I remember right 9th(may be 8th) worse place to live in England. Wonderful right? Well Rochdale is in Manchester which is...
    SimpleDave SimpleDave 18-21, M 37 mins ago

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    A very weird thing has happened. I joined Ep, as I was so sad, so lonely and utterly adrift, I didn't know where to turn or what to do. I was somewhere that there wasn't a map, or...
    egbertnosh egbertnosh 51-55, M 1 hr ago

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    I live in the uk who wants my ***
    Jessica9415 Jessica9415 18-21, T 2 hrs ago

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    This is not my story, I just found it very touching and wanted to share it. I will copy what the writer said word for word. The link to where I found it will be at the bottom. Here...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    Hello, everyone. Thanks for reading :) My name is Ari, I'm 22, I live in a small island, of roughly 50,000 people, its in Europe, it's called Faroe Islands, we speak a language...
    GloomyEyes GloomyEyes 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    How to define love: fall but do not stumble, be constant but not too persistent, share and never be unfair. Understand and try not to demand, hurt but keep the pain. Love is like a...
    cupcake1356 cupcake1356 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Hi ! I am Sasha-Patti. I am real, my profile is real. I am a Single, mother of Four. Originally from New york, Bronx. I am Half Italian Half Irish. I have 4 daughters. They are all...
    Sashapatti Sashapatti 61-65, F 4 hrs ago

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    I grew up in Ohio, but live in Pennsylvania.
    AnonymouslyHopeful84 AnonymouslyHopeful84 31-35, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My heart has harden and I can't live like I should. It no longer gives emotion when it should and drains any other heart for that which it can't give.
    ridge1776 ridge1776 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    You know that meme that is going around on Facebook and such, that shows you a picture of a cabin, in the woods, with water and wood to burn. You have to stay in the cabin for a...
    wyolatex wyolatex 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am still celebrating my 47th birthday I treated myself to a Spa Day and today a Live Concert VIP ticket with Jodeci , Faith Evans, Jagged Edge, SWV, Total, Black Rob, Jagged Edge...
    MzMecka1969 MzMecka1969 46-50, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I bet it would be so beautiful. I would love to live in a cabin in a beautiful forest. Life would be so great there. Hiking the trails, seeing all the animals, bird watching, and...
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Name? TAMMY 2. Male or female? FEMALE 3. Were you named after someone ?IN THE 60'S...THERE USED TO BE MOVIES & SONGS ABOUT "TAMMY." SO THAT'S WHAT I WAS NAMED.:) 4. Does your...
    RubyLane RubyLane 46-50, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    life isn't meant to be lived in one place...we're also going to live once ! so why wasting our time sticking to one place..There are so much things ,places,people to see...so let's...
    kawtharre kawtharre 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games/sports/physical activities? Got 2 free groups on FB (can be on other sites w/ groups) forming. Share this post? (Reference...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games/sports/physical activities? Got 2 free groups on FB (can be on other sites w/ groups) forming. Share this post? (Reference...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    hmm. i have a but of a confession, and i would like to know if anyone has experienced this. since going on holiday my partner has initiated sex a few times. i am delighted of...
    CassieSamuel CassieSamuel 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    My story is much l like every one else here, l'v been pushing everyone away from me; and it's been really easy for me. When people give me unwanted advise, and try to help me...
    Micheael Micheael 26-30, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    i am bored. but i have heard that boredom is healthy.. it enables you to think and introspect about some things. i love introspecting. thinking about just anything. analyzing...
    blitzkrieg7 blitzkrieg7 22-25, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Perhaps at this point in your life you are not happy, you may feel like dying, you may be depressed or lonely, maybe someone you were with broke your heart and nothing can take...
    Joysummers Joysummers 31-35, M 19 hrs ago

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    I don't understand what's so good about the world... Everything is revolved around be money/greed... You have to go to school to learn things you most likely won't use (math), then...
    MildImplosion MildImplosion 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    Cavalier worn, and of grizzled mien, Astride his dark mount in the winters icy rain. Armor all dented, rust eaten sword and much battered shield, Surrounded by death on some...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    rantStart(){ I'm a little pissed. Teachers need to learn that they are not necessary to my education. School is not for learning it is merely a requirement. They teach us worthless...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    I survived rape. No, it wasn't my fault. It is no victim's fault. No one chooses to be raped. No one chooses to be victimized. We were hurt by perpetrator's. Rape is the rapist's...
    AliceMarie92 AliceMarie92 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I am a 48 years old woman .I have two kids age 18 and 15 both are dependent on me as they both are studying yet.my story started when I got married at the first time in 1995 to my...
    Nikkikang Nikkikang 46-50, F 4 days ago

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