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I Want Wisdom From Old Folks

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    "El infierno está lleno de buenas intenciones

    y el cielo de buenas obras." " Hell is full of good intentions and heaven of good actions". My grandma
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Hell Yes

    Hell yes I do. Who else is gonna know jackshit about life? who else is gonna be able to tell me, tell me what happens, what is, what's going on? My friends are my age and yes, they'r all going to be intelligent because they go to one fo the top universities in the world, but if...
    thegreatsmoky thegreatsmoky 18-21 1 Response Apr 16, 2009

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    Maulana Rumi

    Two Friends A certain person came to the Friend's door and knocked. "Who's there?" "It's me." The Friend answered, "Go away. There's no place for raw meat at this table." The individual went wandering for a year. Nothing but the fire of separation can change hypocrisy and ego...
    Nido1111 Nido1111 22-25, M Jan 22, 2012

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    Wisdom

    Now I know all old people are not wise. Kinda a surprise considering how long they have been around =/ But when you meet a wise one, why would you pass it up to learn from them? They have been around and learned alot from thier time in this world. Be a waste not to benefit from...
    Dyrnwyn Dyrnwyn 31-35, M Feb 18, 2012

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    I will always remember all the things

    which my grandpa, my mother and every elderly in my life has shared with me. I consider my mom, my book of wisdom. We lost her 5 years ago. But I just love how this woman has been our inspiration and also to others. She is a strong yet gentle and loving mom, supportive, great...
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2014

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    Anyone Out There Want to Get Some Older Folks On the Experience Project?

    If anyone has a friend, relative, or neighbor that is elderly, I think the Experience Project would be a great fit. It lets people tell stories and seriously, if you have 70 or 80 years of experiences, you are basically the gurus of life.
    blackberryface blackberryface 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    :(

    all four of my grand parents died before i was born. i feel as tho ive missed a great part of my history. i feel as tho therez something missing. i really do envy friends that  talk about their grandparents lives wen i kno nothing about mines
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    I Love Old People (no Affence.)

    i love listening to old peoples storys, they have such amazing things to say, and hearing about there life and seeing photos of them when teens, and stuff is great. is amazing to hear some of the things they have done and just learn something diffrent.
    jossiemarie jossiemarie 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 23, 2008

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    No por mucho madrugar amanece más temprano.

    Not because you wake up early, means the sun will rise sooner . Grandma
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I Like To Talk W/ Old Pp Whenever I Meet A Difficulties

    Yes as it stated, I like to talk w/ old ppl whenever I meet a difficulty or sth confusing or annoying me. I may not do as they suggest but I'd like to know their experiences and what they suggest since my experiences is less then they have and in this case I may be blind in a...
    TaiwanSag TaiwanSag 26-30, F Dec 22, 2011

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    I Soak It Up.

    I think wisdom is a combination of knowledge gained from your own life stories with that of others and definitely includes older folk. They have done things that I will never do, and I have gained wisdom from their life. That of course applies to those people more knowledgeable...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 11 Responses May 25, 2008

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    How Did You Do It?

    To elderly folks here on EP if you had an abusive or distressing life how did it all turn out in the end??
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 24, 2008

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    I Love Sories Of Old Days

    I think it is odd to hear "the good old days" as many of these days weren't so good. BUT I love to hear stories of how people coped with the depression and life afterward. The generosity of people on farms, farm folks had it somewhat easier than town folks, My aunt & uncle lived...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 4, 2011

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    To Have Known Then What I Know Now

    What a wonderful concept.  Wisdom with out having to live throuth though times to get it. Why do you think when we are young we don't want to hear what our elders try to teach us?  As I look back on my own life and as I raised my children I often wondered about this...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2008

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    Legacy's Story

    Legacy’s Story     The job my wife is involved with puts her in contact with many seniors day in and day out.  We talk often about what goes on with her job and most of it is her telling me stories that she has had told her.  Over the past year I...
    ablmu65 ablmu65 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2008

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    What Have You Learned From Life?

    If you are on this site and are over 70, I am interested in what you have to say. What have you learned from life? What would you do differently? Are there any big traps of youth that are now so obviously silly?. (I am sure there are wise people under 70, but these...
    blackberryface blackberryface 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    Thank Goodness For Older People!

    The person who I know who has so much grace and wisdom is my grandmother.  I have learned a lot from her.  Older people have so much wisdom! :-)
    Yohanna Yohanna 36-40, F May 2, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    1. My talents are singing, dancing, and acting. 2. I love to stay up late. 3. I'm obsessed with the book The Fault in our Stars. 4. The most important thing to me is making it to...
    RatchetGurl101 RatchetGurl101 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    This is a carpet beater...my grandma is a nice little old lady. kindest person in the world that makes the greatest ginger cookies ever. she never raised her voice and always...
    StrawberrryMilk StrawberrryMilk 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I am new here. Don't have much expectations from this site only think i want is to find some new friends. Just to talk, share stories even if need give advices.
    darkfantasy13 darkfantasy13 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    [] Smoked A Cigarette [] Smoked A Cigar (1 puff if that counts) [X] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Have Been In Love [X] Dumped someone [X] Been Fired []Been In A Fist Fight...
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm pretty innocent. [X] Smoked A Cigarette [X] Smoked A Cigar (1 puff if that counts) [X] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Have Been In Love [X] Dumped someone...
    nicolieflowergirlie nicolieflowergirlie 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    What I've done so far...most of which I'd do all over again 😀 [X] Smoked A Cigarette [X] Smoked A Cigar [X] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Have Been In Love [X] Dumped...
    cmyk323 cmyk323 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Im 15 And Ever Since i was 13 I Have Always Wanted To Have A Baby Its Something I Think About Day And Night. It's Something In My Past Life That Affects Me Today. I Have A Strong...
    15Yearoldmom 15Yearoldmom 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    What I've done so far... [X] Smoked A Cigarette(s) - In 6th grade and almost burned my home down... [X] Smoked A Cigar [ ] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Have Been In Love...
    TheOriginalSkittle TheOriginalSkittle 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    I'm trying to accept my 57 yo lover's previous relationship with a 25 year old. I am finding it hard to get past even though it's over and he made it a point of saying "thanks but...
    Dotbar Dotbar 51-55, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Yo soy la sabiduría y aparezco como un búho en mi otra forma. Mis ojos perforan la oscuridad y ven todo, lo bueno y lo malo, el mal y la derecha. Desde mi posición, veo a los...
    canelabunz canelabunz 56-60, F 15 hrs ago

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    im mad REAL MAD........ *Paris Jackson*
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is how my husband takes me. It's his favorite position. :) when he takes me this way it reminds me who the boss is!
    MistiA MistiA 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Not sure how many folks are from Bellingham, Washington here, but is it just me or does Duluth, MN look like the Midwest Twin of Bellingham? Seriously, at first glance, I couldn't...
    plzgetmepregnant plzgetmepregnant 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I'm new to this but I want some feed back on twin flames I have a story through remember I didn't about twin flames its Long but interesting because is over a 7 year period Hello...
    june2009 june2009 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    trying to rev my car, the petrol fumes really stink and I keep stalling, just sitting here, in my leather seat and its a hot day
    Richard161 Richard161 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    It's scary yes. Even for a Girl like me who's only in her 20's losing independance losing Strengthy youth and beauty slowly But you can always reduce aging by adapting to a healthy...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm afraid of waking up in my twenties and still being held back by my insecurities. Why am I still not making any progress of becoming the best I can be, that I desire to be...
    pajpaja pajpaja 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    i hate being old. they just can't understand me. i wanda live forever young and i don't wanda think about what old people should think. it scaried me a lot.
    shirosuki shirosuki 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    you never know what happens after death, and plus I like how things are now and ageing means things change and its scary and to hard for me to accept.
    DeathBear8130 DeathBear8130 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I'm not that independent so I'm scared how my life will turn out
    Gill1998 Gill1998 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    My ultimate dream. But not meet her when I'm nearly old, someone I can grow and share my life and every last part of myself with and grow old together and inspire he world with...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I love being young and looking good. I love being able to run fast and do so many things. I know we have to age but I don't want to. I will start to loose hair, get wrinkles, and...
    AlphaSigmaFuror AlphaSigmaFuror 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    For as long as I could remember everything has always been a struggle. Even now everything is a struggle, I don't know what it feels like to not struggle. I just want to escape it...
    chy08 chy08 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    One day I hope to get to a place where I practice loving kindness in all that I do. I want to forgive others and accept that they are not headed down the same path as me. Each...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I got my wisdom teeth removed yesterday morning. I got to the surgeon's office, we went through what they were going to do, I watched a video with my "driver" which would be my dad...
    Melodydy Melodydy 22-25, F a week ago

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    The dream. The longing of freedom to break away from this parasitic world that drains me slowly of my life, with imagination that died long ago. My mind with desolate crumbling...
    NigNog96 NigNog96 18-21, M Jul 19

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