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I Want To Live For Something More Than Just Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 334 People

    A Life Truimphant

    I want my life to count for something , to have a meaning .More than just working everyday , paying bills, going on occasional vacations .I want to be of some greater use ,  there is so much need and want out there.And I want to do my part even if in the "grand of scheme of...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 5, 2011

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    Love Connects

    I believe that we are all connected and that we all have plenty of love to share . Love matters and we need to spread it around. If I can do something to help someone out, help them feel better or feel good, then I need to do it and to do that I need to not be thinking of my own...
    ccrew ccrew 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2010

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    Retirement

         "I awake in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world or enjoy the world.  This makes it hard to plan the day."     -     E.B. White
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M Aug 16, 2011

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    Helping Others

    I think the thing I live for most is to try and help others get along in this life by trying to guide them toward discovering themselves on their own. To try to get them to be self-aware of themselves, of their strengths, but most importantly to recognize their own faults so...
    justbeit justbeit 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    A Lighter Highway

         "Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another ' What!  You too?  I thought I was the only one."     -     C. S. Lewis
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 19 Responses Jul 10, 2011

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    You've Got It All Wrong

         "There is only one innate error, and that's that we are all here to be happy all the time."     -     Arthur Schopenhauer
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 9, 2011

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    It Never About Me

    I have spent my whole life carrying the world on my shoulders. I feel that I need to learn to put me first sometimes and to learn to speak out when I feel I am being treated like a dorr mat. I think my constant lack on self care is what brought me to this point where I am now...
    LoveHopePeace LoveHopePeace 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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    If Only For A Flower

         "I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered.  But I was not pleased when I read the description in the catalogue: 'Not good in bed, but fine up against a wall.'"      -     Eleanor Roosevelt
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M Aug 4, 2011

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    I Want To Live

    I want to live,For more than myself,Wanna share,have fun,Crack jokes,Wanna join me?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 29, 2012

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    Who's Kidding Who?

         "Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love.  The poor know that it is money."     -     Gerald Brenan     "No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible."     -     Voltaire     "Our prime purpose in...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M Jul 7, 2011

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    I See No Purpose In Life If I Will Always Be Alone....

    How do people do it? I know people who find partners and friends at the drop of a hat. What am I doing so wrong? I am boring and quiet, maybe it's that. I worry I will be alone for life in the same situation I am in now. Single, no friends, no social life and forever alone. I...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2011

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    The Most Honorable Profession Of All

         "A teacher affects eternity; and one can never tell where their influence stops."     -     Henry Brooks Adams      "Teaching is not a lost art, but regard for it is a lost tradition."     -     Jaques Barzun      "We expect teachers to handle...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 7 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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    Devoted Servant Of The Dark Goddess

    I am a spirtual "Thuggee" in the service of my Dark Mother Goddess...DD
    Dewduster Dewduster 66-70, M 9 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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    There's More Than Enough To Go Around

         "When I give food to the poor they call me a saint.  When I ask why the poor have no food they call me a Communist."     -     Helder Cama
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 15, 2011

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    Big World, Small Minds

    Whatever belief or religion one has, this is a truth: this world was created SOMEHOW. And it was created magnificently and beautifully. It is big and intricate. It is diverse and unique. Here I am in a middle class small town (like many of you) getting depressed and bogged down...
    Freeexpressions Freeexpressions 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2013

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    Life Is What You Make Of It!

    “Life is what you make it. Always was and always will be.” Grandma Moses Hum, great quote from an awesome artist. But honestly, it speaks so much truth. Yet, we sometimes do not know what life is about and what is the purpose in life. We have so many questions and if you are...
    paulalee paulalee 56-60 Jul 24, 2012

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    Life Changes...

    My son Jonas has born in April 2009.That means a real new life for me. That deep child love, what have been hidden before and I never thought I would have it this way, is in my heart from morning till I fall asleep while holding his tiny hand. I work as a musician and quit lots...
    Chris59 Chris59 46-50, M Dec 2, 2010

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    What Kind Of Print Will You Leave?

         "You can't leave footprints on the sands of time if you're sitting on your butt - and who wants to leave butt prints on the sands of time."     -     Bob Moawad
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 4 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    Wisdom Of The Children

         "Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o' clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap."     -     Barbara Jordan
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 6, 2011

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    My Goal Of A Healthy Mind,body And Soul

    After months of a changed consistent lifestyle and mind set,i realized i must love myself in order to treat my body well. Then i also realized i want to live longer on earth as i missed so much in my early days. I also want to live longer to enjoy my life with my love ones.
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 3 Responses Aug 9, 2011

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    You Know

    I think most of this want this.We all want to be useful, we want to feel loved, needed, cared for etc.And we're only human when we seek this.But I wonder if we can ever give just because we can.I wonder if we can do things for others just because it will make them feel good...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    Love To Do Something Better

    what is the use of living for oneself????nothing but can make the wallet plump...is it our only aim??/i wish i could b more engaged in the activities for social reforms..not through strikes and riotsbut through serving the poor and needy...now our youth team at church is...
    freakangel freakangel 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 9, 2011

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    My Life's Lesson

      You have taught me a very important lesson with our relationship.  I've learned that love is a whole lot more than flowers, holding hands, and candlelight. It's sticking together during those times when you're short on patience and confidence. It means believing in...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 12 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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    I surely have hopes of becoming the best man I

    can be but someone once told me its not so much about you being the best but doing what you 'do the best' basically the substance of your character
    heyyo1234 heyyo1234 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    Related Experiences

    1. I am not 20 yet 2. I like cats 3. I teach ceramics and ikebana 4. My grandfather owns and supports museums 5. I watch anime 6. I lost my virginity before I was a teenager 7...
    AlDhari AlDhari 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 5

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    Black Friday? Wot’s that all abaht then? Said in ones best cockney accent. For decades, we in the UK, have been bombarded by all kinds of influences from our American cousins...
    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 30

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    1)My name is Tessa. 2)My real name is Theresa actually but people call me Tessa. 3)I'm American. 4)I'm originally from Washington. 5)I moved to New York 2 years ago. 6)I have a...
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F Dec 5

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    I had the chance today to do something nice for someone. And I was in too much of a hurry to notice until the moment had passed. Wrapped up in myself and all the things I have to...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    People think that I'm the happiest person because I smile and laugh a lot. But actually I'm not. Sometime I just want to end everything when everyone that i trust cut all the...
    Julietxxx Julietxxx 16-17, F Nov 22

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    My maternal great grandmother was an Italian immigrant who settled in Brooklyn following her arrival to the United States. Because she did not know how to prepare a traditional...
    losttoday60 losttoday60 51-55, M Nov 26

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    I'm making my loudest cry for help, but no ones seems to hear it... I hate myself for everything I do... I just need to die before I hurt someone else or even myself more than I...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Hi everyone I do love my girlfriend, more than anything in the world:)! She is my rock, she is my second half, she is the person who keeps me grounded, keeps me sain, keeps me...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    Animals care for you they will love unconditionally. Something most humans never do. If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the...
    Sk13k Sk13k 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    To be honest.. I cant figure out wether i ache for this person or if i ache for the "happiness&feelings" i had with this person. I have been like this for quite some time now, and...
    MichellexxLevine314 MichellexxLevine314 16-17, F Dec 9

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      First and foremost Lupe Fiasco has always and will always be my number one, when it comes to the art that is Rap. I fell in love with Rap/HipHop because of Lupe. Because of...
    AnnieDreams AnnieDreams 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I wake up everyday to the same routine. I don't mind, but I notice that everything functions in a mechanical and systematic way. people are working their ***** off to mend for...
    Futuristic122 Futuristic122 16-17, F 4 days ago

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      My first story under this title might not of made much sense to most, but anyways I just wanted to post this song as a much better example of J. Cole's material. An example...
    AnnieDreams AnnieDreams 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Something other than glorified journal entries.
    Friability Friability 18-21 10 hrs ago

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    Take It All" Didn't I give it all, Tried my best, Gave you everything I had, Everything and no less? Didn't I do it right? Did I let you down? Maybe you got too used to Well...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I want to invent something great, something people will be in awe of. I don't know what that is yet but when I come up with an idea of it, I want to invent it.
    Lucycristobal Lucycristobal 18-21, F Nov 25

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    soul mates don't need to have a sexual relationship. i believe we all have more than one soul mate. i actually believe my past lover was a soul mate. i believe we were ment for...
    courtcourtv courtcourtv 18-21, F Nov 29

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    I love my dog Jenna. I love Jenna so much, at times more than anyone in the world. I couldn't even imagine my life without her.
    catdog5452 catdog5452 13-15, F Dec 8

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    I feel like I'm searching for something, but I don't know what.
    chadrick45 chadrick45 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    I just want to forget... anything to stop this pain that I have right now.... I just don't know how much more I can take...
    imgivingupnow imgivingupnow 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I just want to forget it all and be happy. Can't I just remember the good?
    imgivingupnow imgivingupnow 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I want to forget things which make me sad and very upst but I can not forget them,they keep coming
    scorpian112 scorpian112 22-25, M Dec 7

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    I would like to say thank you, to all of you, for sharing your thougts with me and letting me to see you. Thank you EP for allowing me to express myself in a written word and...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My life is so upside down, I fear for my own safety and sanity. I left my wife for a girl, I was wrong, I know this.. I left on promises that her feeelings were real, I told my...