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I Want to Live Life to the Fullest

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    "The difference between an ordinary life

    and an extraordinary life is only a matter of perspective. Pull the blinds. Look around you. It is a mad, mad world and you do not require ten digit bank accounts to immerse yourself in it. Travel down dusty roads without a destination in mind. Climb a mountain and scream out...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I always had my head wrapped around the idea of

    getting into a wonderful university and getting a good job and getting married and having a family and being able to support them, but for some reason now, all I want to do is travel and eat new foods and meet new people and get a tan and buy a one way ticket and not come home...
    smeckledorfed smeckledorfed 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    As many of you already know,

    I have lost both my mother and my best friend to cancer. The thing about cancer, specially in the final stages, is that you know the end is coming, and it leaves you time, sometimes too much of it, to reflect on your life and what really matters. What struck me the most is...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 18 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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    Starrmoonchild Starrmoonchild 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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    I want to enjoy every moment out there that's

    available to me and my family. Just need more time and money!
    vincejr vincejr 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    Is vulnerability weakness?

    I thought it was until I listened to Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability and based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 19 mins ago

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    If you're brave enough to say goodbye,

    life will reward you with a new hello.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    True To Yourself.

    No matter how old you are there's a lot of temptation in life. Whether it's temptation to have sex, do drugs, or do things for money... They're everywhere.   But there's one temptation everyone always seems to fall for.  And that's the temptation to change yourself for other...
    Cheer2 Cheer2 36-40, F 14 Responses Jul 15, 2013

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    Please kiss you And love in pAssion

    while we battle each other to erotic exhaustion and hold you like mine take you to mick
    scottytolovelori scottytolovelori 41-45, M Feb 8

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    I just came across a book recently,

    an amazing book I got for about fifty cents somewhere, but it is priceless. And I think it could impact your lives, as well, in a positive enlightened way. It's called Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, M.D. It has four characters in it, two mice called Sniff and...
    deepscar deepscar 46-50, F 16 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    You must have courage to change

    if you want to grow.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    Life is short! Break the rules!

    Forgive quickly! Kiss slowly! Love truly, laugh uncontrollably & never regret anything that made you smile.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 7 Responses Feb 17

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    A murder has happened recently in a building

    that I used to go to for work purposes, which makes me feel close to the ‘scene’ and more disgusted by the crime, because I am quite familiar with the area where it happened. It is such an awful crime, a lot of blood is involved, the motive is vile, a crime that was...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    If you could sum yourself up using not just

    one word but in three words what would they be
    madridista23 madridista23 41-45, M 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Forgive me if this sounds too story'ish .

    but here it goes There I was trying to catch some sleep. Eyes closed darkness - Wondered about Life without eyesight , without Sound , without the sense of touch - reminded me of death .. It shook me a bit .. I thought about all the people I love and how I couldn't bare losing...
    iscapegoat iscapegoat 18-21, M Feb 5

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    A Different Kind Of Love..

    The other day, as I walked hand in hand with my toothy lover, I felt my heart skip a beat, and for a minute, I was able to see, contemplate a love, a love different of any kind I’ve ever seen.. I saw this couple, a young man and a young woman, both blind, with their dark...
    ravenge ravenge 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 10, 2012

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    Live everyday as if it's your last,

    because one day you will be right
    Dazzer2K Dazzer2K 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    bambi456 bambi456 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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    For me, living life to the fullest means

    that I must follow not only the famous golden rule but also follow the Ten Commandments . This reminds me of the song I used to teach the kids, "This is my Commandment, that you love one another that your joy may be full" Loving our neighbor as we love ourself constitutes...
    1littleangel 1littleangel 61-65, F Feb 12

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    If you're dreading waking up to start your day,

    chances are you are not living life to the fullest.Life is never easy, and if you really want to live your life to its fullest, to be able say when you on death bed " hey i really have given my best shot" and then die peacefully with no regrets.You have to start change your...
    iblogaboutlove iblogaboutlove 26-30, M Feb 25, 2014

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    Changes

    A lot has happened in life since I was last on EP and changes have been happening. To say that I am living in interesting times resonates and some times have been good and some have been not so good, however this is life. I will write about the good as we all have experienced...
    dartist dartist 56-60, F 28 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    I've done so many fun things in my life,

    some of them are pretty crazy, and some of them are really embarrassing, but today when I look back I laugh, and it's a good feeling. No regrets
    hgscgirl hgscgirl 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 27, 2014

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    scottytolovelori scottytolovelori 41-45, M Feb 8

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    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    All you need is already in you,

    the world is just an illusion.
    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Or at least my version of fullest.

    . Do you have a motto in life? After my parents' divorce, my life motto became 'no matter what, no regrets'. Sometime early last year i went for a training/conference. For one of our ice breaker we played this 'i have...' game. We were each supposed to announce what we have ever...
    zalynnzach zalynnzach 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I do and I want to have my dearest friends by

    my side. I love them all so much, I thought I'd write something silly... As I sit here drinking my EXPRESSO, I am thankful I have a LIL family that loves me so much I feel like a PRINCESS. They bring joy to my heart like a garden of fresh ORCHIDS. Oftentimes, these GREEN EYES...
    RedTearsFall RedTearsFall 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    we can't control our past

    and future..but we can control our present.. i like reading biography books especially journey of their life..i hope one day i can write my own book to help people overcome their problem..I don't think i am good at all but i just learning to life to the fullest.. Since i was...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F Feb 15

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    wow .....E.P so helps me yo realise my own

    faults and helps me to be a better person . with so much support I'll die happy .... thank you thank you .. ....... I now realise what's missing in my life .... romance ... .......besides that I need yo do charity ....... I need to see more smiling faces .
    MariaAmor1 MariaAmor1 18-21 1 Response Feb 9

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    And forget not that the earth delights to feel

    your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair Kahlil Gibran
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 22, 2014

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    It's a goal I'm trying to achive.

    In time hopefully this happens.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    The key to finding happiness in this life is

    realizing that the only way to overcome is to transcend; to find happiness in the simple pleasures, to master the art of just being. - Quote from Brianna Wiest in her book, The Truth About Everything
    bluemoon2121 bluemoon2121 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Mate I luv australia our way of life I luv our

    beaches I luv the fact that the government helps the under privelage They help single parents They pay people that can't find work They help people to find work It's super clean cause everyone chips in on clean up Australia Day You always give ya neighbour a hand Our...
    madridista23 madridista23 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    life's riding is good.

    You ride down the life's highway... it's a roller coaster you try to have fun along the way no matter how hard it may seem we learn to cherish this life like this cause there's just one life to live.
    Phyphy Phyphy 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Don't be afraid to show

    who you really are, because remember, as long as you are happy with yourself, no one else's opinion matters.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    misterjon misterjon 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I’ve learned-that you cannot make someone

    love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.I’ve learned-that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back.I’ve learned-that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.I’ve learned-that no...
    Girlwithbrains Girlwithbrains 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    It's been a difficult week.

    We lost two family members and a friend I've known since high school. Life is short and as a friend once said to me, "Tomorrow is promised to no one."Today, however, we celebrated my two-month-old niece's baptism, the circle of life, I suppose, and it was nice to have something...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    Wanted to share some of my favorites from an

    interesting and thought provoking read by Sam Harris (author, philosopher, and neuroscientist). “There is now little question that how one uses one’s attention, moment to moment, largely determines what kind of person one becomes. Our minds—and lives—are largely shaped...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 19

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    I'm doing a social study on the question "What

    is the meaning of life" and I would appreciate if everybody who see's this would reply, in their opinion what is the meaning of life. Note: Everyone's opinion is their own, to which they are entitled. This is a study, not a judgemental debate. Everyones opinion will be greatly...
    Ottway23 Ottway23 22-25 12 Responses Feb 20

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    You only live once and make sure u make it

    count. Life is so short and on top of that we not free with out problems and responsibility. We have to go thru every single day but we should not be sad abt It. At the end of the day make sure u are happy about yourself. Dont worry about money.. U have today u might not...
    dezeena dezeena 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 16

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    Kamaljit999 Kamaljit999 13-15, T 1 day ago

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    Is the only point of life to have children?

    I mean, that wouldn't make sense if all we did was make more humans for no purpose...Gosh, if only we knew the purpose of life, right?
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    DON'T LET YOURSELF GET STOCK IN WISHING,

    PLANNING, HOPPING, PRAYING, WAITING FOR THE PERFECT TIME... GET OUT & TAKE CONSISTENT & PROGRESSIVE ACTION, ONLY THEN WOULD THE SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE START WORKING OUT IN YOUR FAVOUR...
    HananAquarius HananAquarius 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    HANDBOOK Health: 1.

    Drink plenty of water. 2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. 3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. 4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    its not the years in your life

    that matter, its the life in your years
    cookingaubrey cookingaubrey 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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      This is my story in short.

    A few months back I decided to drastically change my life. After my 7 year relationship ended and a friend of mine committed suicide - I made the decision to STOP waiting for real life to begin and pursue my dream. So, I left my corporate marketing job in Paris, packed my bags...
    mstenvinkel mstenvinkel 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 9

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    It is better to be hated

    for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    bluemoon2121 bluemoon2121 18-21, F Feb 9

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    Maglia Maglia 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    I'm doing a social study on the question "What

    is the meaning of life" and I would appreciate if everybody who see's this would reply, in their opinion what is the meaning of life. (Keep it as short as possible) Note: Everyone's opinion is their own, to which they are entitled. This is a study, not a judgemental debate...
    Ottway23 Ottway23 22-25 12 Responses a week ago

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