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I Want To Live For Something More Than Just Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 336 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 9 Responses Jul 21, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    If you are messaging me for the first time without us previously speaking in a question or other experience, you need to say a little more than hi.
    ViciDraco ViciDraco 26-30, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I love my kids more than anybody I could ever love!! My sons are 8 and 6 and a daughter on the way in a few weeks, days, minutes, hours who knows lol...I had them when I was 17 and...
    Kayloves060814 Kayloves060814 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    1. I am doing this instead of doing my homework. 2. Peanut butter with chocolate is my weakness..it really is the next best thing after sliced bread 3. I am the proud conqueror of...
    TheKingWizard TheKingWizard 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    After our house burned down in Wisconsin a few months ago, my husband and I packed our four young kids and all our belongings into a gold minivan and drove to my sister-in-law’s...
    answermyprayers answermyprayers 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I think that its a good thing that we feel like we are meant todo something more with life,(i just came up with this so if its confusing i apologize in advance) A while ago in...
    zackattack38 zackattack38 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    We met online, talked for months, exchanged thousands of messages then decided to meet. I drove one hour to meet her. Given the relatively short distance, we had decided to take...
    AbrahamL AbrahamL 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 14

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    I have always been the happy, go-lucky type of person. I always had a smile on my face...even now i smile more than the usual person, and to most i seem to be the same person but I...
    babybop12 babybop12 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    1. i'm a highly sensitive person 2. i love marine biology 3. my favorite color is any shade of blue 4. i'm very attracted to men that wear glasses 5. i love autumn 6. i love arts...
    AThousandThoughts AThousandThoughts 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Since we were 13 we planned to move away from this place and start a new life, it was our plan for years.. we told each other our every dark secret we could have possibly had.. if...
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F Oct 13

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    More than what I show you. I feel no need to impress mediocre minds
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Sep 30

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    1) I love horses. I am an avid equestrian, and they are my life and passion. 2) I'm multilingual. I fluently speak four languages, and know bits and pieces of another four. 3) I...
    confusedandhungry confusedandhungry 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    Hmm something random about myself? When I get hyper or excited when I'm with my best friends I tend to laugh a lot and talk really fast. My friends like to joke around with me a...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Oct 11

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    Don't we all? I think we all feel we should be doing something more.
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 7 Responses Sep 27

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    what is the best way to tell a guy friend, that you want to be more than friends?
    YouAreNotYourSkin YouAreNotYourSkin 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Life is about the little things. A beautiful sunset, preferably with someone special. The moment just before that first kiss, when your heart is pounding and you know it's going to...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F Sep 25

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    Well I was thinking about blogging stuff. I kind of want to I've been curious about blogging. I have so many things going through my head all the time and I want to do something...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    My dog is the best. I seriously do love him more than most people haha best companion
    crystalballer27 crystalballer27 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    You make me smile, laugh, and cry. We've been through so much together and with time were just getting stronger. A lot of people don't understand why I'm attracted to you or even...
    BlondeGirlBunny BlondeGirlBunny 16-17, F Oct 13

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    Is this a support group for dyslexics or discarded produce? Because I'm more than broken and damaged, I'm slightly bruised. Like an apple. Because if I were broken, that would be...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    My Whole life Ive felt like this, but so much stronger recently after a lot of loss . I had this enlightenment, that hit me like a ton of bricks, making me see things that I never...
    KCbishop87 KCbishop87 22-25 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just talked to my marine about 15 minutes ago. Boy do I love him so much. He has changed my life for the better. Thank you for allowing me into your life and sharing such great...
    AMarinesGirl0401 AMarinesGirl0401 18-21, F Oct 7

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    My mom was there for me ever since I lived to be fourteen years old and she has given up and I have been in foster care for a year and a half but I want to forgive her because she...
    hollymeyer00 hollymeyer00 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    How do you forget someone that you love very much. Someone that stole my heart. But he left without telling me where to get it back. Someone I wish to meet someday but to find...
    xxxfakerhaterxxx xxxfakerhaterxxx 13-15, M Oct 1

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    You can travel around, you can run in marathons, you can hike at the most exotic locations , take selfies with the most amazing food and drinks served in front of you.. But you...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 13

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    I feel like that all the time. My life is so boring, I do the same routine every day: Go to school, go home, eat, go on the Internet, read, sleep and repeat.. I feel like I...
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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