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I Want To Live For Something More Than Just Myself

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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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    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 14 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 17 Responses Jul 10, 2011

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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    I want to actually get stuff done!

    I want to be remembered not by just my future children but by things I created. I want people to random talk about me without ever having known me! I love creating because I know if I do enough of it I can be remember by it! I want to create recipes my children pass down, I want...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2015

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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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    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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    I'm missing something I just don't know what it

    is. I know this isn't everything.
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 15, 2015

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    My life is empty like Seriously empty.

    Everything I do or whoever I get involved with, always seem to hurt me. Everything always end up hurting me in the end. I wanted to die a few years back, Well I still wanna die but I want to have children so That's one of my reasons for not killing myself yet. I feel Like I have...
    Adridee Adridee 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 9 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Anyone else in Oklahoma City who wants to talk? Your more than welcome to message me. ☺️
    shoer shoer 46-50, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I want to talk to and make friends who lives in Oklahoma City. Anyone who wants to talk or message me, your more than welcome to. We can talk about anything you want.
    shoer shoer 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I just feel like I'm waiting for something to happen in my life but I don't know what it is. All I know is that i'm not going to find it in this country or with these people. Does...
    Rambuchi Rambuchi 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Every time I have bad dreams, on way or another they come true. It's like my dreams point out the obvious things that I seem to miss when I'm awake. I feel really sad after the...
    oddpodd oddpodd 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Everynight for the past two weeks but its all good
    Pandalover7 Pandalover7 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    How to Decide What to Do with Your Life ( this is lifehacker's post btw im just copied it here because i liked it alot ) When you're young, the world is your oyster and...
    deeptastic deeptastic 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Sometimes, I feel like I'm in the eye of a storm. I went through hell to get there, barely surviving the storm around me. And I realize, I'm safe here. After all, the eye of the...
    faeriefate faeriefate 18-21 4 days ago

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    The way you make me feel when you say those three magick words. The words that turn armies around, the ones that can build kingdoms, the ones can bring even the toughest of walls...
    Nightshade721 Nightshade721 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Possibilities are indefinite as long as Time exists. We as humans, long live the opportunity to follow our dreams and become better people. In other words, we live in an ever...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    M Search For Enlightenment A friend and I were talking today about our dreams. I have asked many people in my life about what their biggest dreams are. Most say earn enough to...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 11 Responses 4 days ago

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    Every story goes to a point in where the character gets to choose one path or the other. Mine was staying abroad and finishing my masters degree or return home and marrying the...
    thehippienerd thehippienerd 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love my dog more than people period. People ******* suck.
    vegaslawgirl vegaslawgirl 46-50, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    To be honest I'm sorry that I let my hate get to me, I really wish we could go back in time and start over. You're an amazing person, know that... you helped me through so much and...
    colorfulrainbow19 colorfulrainbow19 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Hi, I'm Anna. When I was 15 years old, I met a boy. Let's call him Joel. Joel messaged me on Facebook, this is when the next 5 years of my life will never be the same. I fell in...
    akaypatt akaypatt 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I want to hate you. I want to hate you so bad. You broke my heart. You don't love me. You love him. I've done so much for your love. You gave me an inch, I expected a mile. Now you...
    ck0126 ck0126 18-21, M a week ago

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    It seems like a lot of grownups don't respect us teenagers and think that we are spoiled rotten and only think of ourselves. That may be true for some teenagers but not for me. I...
    xtrasillygirl xtrasillygirl 13-15, F Feb 2

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