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I Want To Live For Something More Than Just Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I am disabled and in a wheelchair cant walk and my bladder doesnt work properly, so when I need a a p I have to put a tube called a catheter into myself to drain away the p and...
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    I have an urgent need to forgive myself for something I did in high school. For years I've been very harsh with myself about this mistake and I've been telling myself that what I...
    NamelessNomad NamelessNomad 22-25, F Jan 20

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    My dog had me assed out. Literally! He is a little 3 1/2 year old Yorkie that I adore. He loves to be near me. He sleeps in my bed and often likes to snuggle close or just lie...
    Nyx1978 Nyx1978 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I didn't think I needed to write this. I don't hide that I'm married. But recently I had a friend that got attached and thought maybe we could be more than friends. Said he couldn...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 12

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    I love you so much, that i absolutely despise you. I hate everything that you stand for. You're arrogant, opinionated and despicable. You hurt those that are around you, yet i...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Sometimes I got sick of living the same thing every day so I change up my activities a lot. The only thing that stays the same is my writing. I don't feel like I should write the...
    AnnaJackson12345 AnnaJackson12345 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    One of the things I am keeping in mind, as a Christian, is not to curse one's leaders even when one can see very great weaknesses and corruption in them. Hating is cursing...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Different nations have different reserve requirements at the same time. If your nation had terrible reserve banking demands the banks could loan out much more than they have on...
    Darronbanksso0 Darronbanksso0 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I've realized I can love more than one man at a time... Or maybe... Maybe I'me realizing I just don't know what love is. What do you think about this? Is it possible to "love" more...
    JLGat JLGat 31-35, F Jan 3

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    Umm I love my dog more than anyone. Lol I'm literally obsessed with him. Totally in love with him. It's hard not to though he is A-m-a-z-i-n-g! :D
    MsUnfathomable MsUnfathomable 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    My girl is the most amzing person i have ever met she has battled through things that would have destroyed most of us. She still manages to give so much love and open her heart to...
    TlovesLouise TlovesLouise 22-25, M Jan 5

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    I love my mama more than ANYONE in the world
    bleubyrd bleubyrd 26-30, F Jan 16

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    I am really bad at running. I don't know why I can't run. after I run a short while, I feel difficult to breath and feel kind of like lost conscious. I can't run more than 10...
    MrsHouhouland MrsHouhouland 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I'm ticked off and want to punch something very hard. Not punch a person, but to punch some bad principles that mess things up.
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I love isis more than anything ! the Christian God does nothing for me !
    psychedeliica psychedeliica 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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    Please christain believers be careful about who you choose to follow as your spiritual mentor. Not everyone who bear the name pastor, evangelists, priest, and rabbi is from God...
    nsmoov nsmoov 18-21 1 Response Jan 19

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    In my dance class we had to study a culture and present a dance inspired by the cultural dances. Last class a few of the girls were video taping them on snapchat and making fun of...
    katd1234 katd1234 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I've got 11 more days of being 15 and then I turn 16, I feel like I'm getting older to fast, I also just am ready to give up, so many things are happening and It's hard to keep up...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS, BUT YOU CAN’T CHOOSE YOUR FAMILY: that quote has always confused me. When I was much, much younger, I thought that, because the very arbitrary...
    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx 41-45, M 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    When I was six years old, my family and I took a trip to visit my grandfather who was sixty years old. He was ill so everyone in the family gathered to talk with him while the my...
    TheSallyGirl TheSallyGirl 16-17, F a week ago

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    I'm sitting in a lecture and there's no one in front of me and so I have my legs outstretched . This chick and her friend are in the next row after . So she interrupts my avid note...
    beginswithanE beginswithanE 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    To those people who take my friendly attitude to mean something else I want to say I am married and don't have any intention to change that or my spouse.You may want to have some...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Love, the word.. Four letters that had the potential to motivate you into greatness and the power to destroy your soul. Seeing you around again, feeling you near by.. Purposely...
    neurokitty99 neurokitty99 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I'm not an extremist. People change or make mistakes. I don't believe one need stay in a poisonous relationship in order to secure a spot in heaven. Life is short. It's a gift to...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Dec 29, 2014

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