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I Wish People Understood Personal Space

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    Damn Straight

    I have issues with touching. There are very few people that I allow to be 5 feet or closer. And I ******* hate it when outside family that I haven't met, but they know about me (because the mammas talk about everything) and still they touch me! Then there are just other people...
    midnighthavoc midnighthavoc 18-21, F Jul 1, 2011

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    My Middle Names Personal Space... No Joke.

    Okay first things first—I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY HAVE A SITE FOR THIS and I thought I was the ONLY one! Finally, my friends don't understand when I tell them not to touch me and neither do my family, I hate people sitting too close or touching me, my hair, skin contact—whatever...
    ButterNubsz ButterNubsz 13-15, F Jan 28, 2013

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    Some Ppl Are Just Creepy

    I don't consider myself to be to physically affectionate with anyone other than my partner but I usually don't mind too much when people who are considered phycially affectionate are affectionate towards me but so long as they aren't creepy about it.I have a girlfriend who is...
    XioBlue XioBlue 22-25, F Jan 31, 2011

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    This Guy Cared Nothing About Me

    One day, life just bullied me. Elements were out of my control. I was depressed, I kept getting bad news. I wanted out. I wanted to die and suicide was on my mind a lot. I felt like I had no significant reason or purpose to be here where your days seem more sad and difficult...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F Sep 26, 2013

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    I Don't Like This

    I've only recently found this out about myself. I really don't like overly touchy feely people. It's ok in small amounts but when someone is constantly invading my space by either sitting too close, or touching my hands, or my hair or patting me all the time I get antsy, and if...
    explainit2me explainit2me 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2011

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    Step Away!

    I have never liked people too close to me. My personal space radius is a few feet wider than everyone else. I don't like people to begin with so naturally I like them to be at a distance so I can keep my eyes on them. Everyone yells at me for it and tells me to calm down. Then...
    L96Arctic L96Arctic 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2012

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    Rude Awakening

    Sitting at a tranisit station one morning,basking in the sun,uhhhmm breathing it all in,this man says hello,i respond with a polite goodmoring.Suddenly hes sitting next to me with his arm around my shoulder,asking me "so how you doin?"i got up so fast and told him not to touch me...
    Look2the5ky Look2the5ky 22-25 Jan 31, 2011

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    It's the final frontier!

    Crowds. At the métro, you risk someone grabbing your ***! Soccer games. Elbows. Hands on your breasts. Smiling apologies! It really is a frontier that many have boldly gone beyond!
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I Couldn' Agree More!

       This is a free country. We are liberated-Means-to be free, there are no restrictions on what you can or cant do.you have the right to go anywhere you want,do anything you want. And still,somebody's always in your space trying to tell you what to do or where to go, or how to...
    SWagner1 SWagner1 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 13, 2011

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    I Like My Space

    I live in a land where there are a mere 3.4 people per square kilometre.  We have space everywhere.  Times change, and we are becoming less touchy-feely and more protective of the little bubble that surrounds us.  I don't mind getting close with people I know, or getting into...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2011

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    My Dream Bout My Friends Wedding

    Okaii I had a dream about my close friend getting married to dis guy dat she is recently talking to on facebook nd they were getting married in my old high schools church in Nauru (an island I come from) Nd I was one of her bridesmaid along side our 2 close friends and her maid...
    Mabz Mabz 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2011

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    Now I know how much personal space counts.

    Now I know how life can become hell when secret chamber gets looted and valuables are put in auction.Now I know but ...................too late.....
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Dec 20, 2013

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    I wish people would write about their experiences instead of just keep adding experiences to their page .It is how people get to know each other and can make friends with others...
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    I wish people were nicer. When I hold the door say thank you!
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I also wish people were nicer this world is sad a heartless Atleast we have God
    unhappyperson707 unhappyperson707 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I wish people had signs saying "I'm a non-attentive idiot" the other day I was talking to someone and I was using words of twelve plus characters very often and he was like what...
    supergenius0814 supergenius0814 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    At the moment a family member is staying at my house at night. I'm alright with him, and if he needs to stay i don't mind i know it's ignorant but i seriously need my night times...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I had this phobia growing up, people couldn't touch me. I've grown out of it a lot, but I still need that 3 foot bubble of me space between people. I don't enjoy cuddling or group...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T Mar 26

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    I'm at least 70-80% the only reason I exist in this world is to help people. When I was younger I was an angry kid who hated almost everything but I found joy in helping other. I...
    keyvincroft keyvincroft 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's not easy living in the Spirit...I never thought I'd be disappointed again...but I am a quiet wanderer anyway...I don't expect to be understood anymore...I've given up that...
    EternalViolet EternalViolet 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I'm cleaning up my circle, no offense to some of you, I am truly sincerely sorry if you had toxic or Narcissistic parent(s). I had been thinking about the probably and possibility...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    But. Well. Wishes are wishes. And rarely change jerks.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 19

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    But most wishes stay wishes.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    When I first met my now mother-in-law, she seemed like such a nice lady and would do anything to keep her son happy. Her son wanted to be with me, everyone was against it. But she...
    Faith89 Faith89 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    People should be nicer to each other sometimes I noticed that people were rude for no reason people are the most important thing on this earth without them nothing else would...
    RealSouthernGentleman RealSouthernGentleman 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 26

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    I just seem to be a person everyone hates to become mutual friends. Or my "friends" just ignore me until they needed me. I just wish I was valued as a person
    CalZe CalZe 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    God gave me a different way of viewing life and knowledge of him, humanity, and his world that I wish others would see because it would save a lot of lives and bring world peace...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    Speaking of wishes make one its 12:00 in England
    ItsCalledLife ItsCalledLife 13-15, F Apr 7

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    People in my country tend to be rude,mean. That's why some people including me doesn't involved to others anymore..sadly. And that makes us more isolated. How funny and wrong...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F a week ago

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    But even if you genuinely were, some people will still remain skeptical of your good deeds. It's sad, but oh well. Maybe if we keep doing good things, somehow, they'd realize that...
    UntamableSilence UntamableSilence 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    It feels like most of the time I am the only one that wants to do what I want to do. It is really hard for me to have fun doing anything when I am alone. Ironically then when I...
    jennybernd jennybernd 26-30, F Mar 25

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    I gets on my damn nerves when people ask others what they think then go back and do what they want anyway I'm like do your on thing and stop askin
    caiseyi caiseyi 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Why are there so many old people here? First off who you calling old? And then you wonder why we call you kids! We the older EP users have put our time in the workaday world...
    oldfarmguy oldfarmguy 61-65, M 5 Responses Apr 8

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    We visited home for the aged with my college batchmates and classmates because it's one of our itinerary during our reunion. When we arrived there, we gave food. I observed that...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    This World Needs Mending I have come to realise that this world is in great need of fixing ,and it will take more than a elastoplast to do this.What has happened to consideration...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Must Be Getting Old. I was always told ,when you started to sound like your dad be very worried .I am worried because I notice things I dont like in this world and worry if its...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Nice Thought I am afraid human nature stops this from ever being a reality which is such a pity as I believe most people are generally kind and loving etc unfortunately greed and...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I do it sometimes but it is like "you an idiot sometimes". But then there are these jerks who make fun of me. They take my stuff which I get back. They make fun of me about needing...
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    Must Be Getting Old. I was always told ,when you started to sound like your dad be very worried .I am worried because I notice things I dont like in this world and worry if its...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I really need it...........
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I am a mother, wife and work a full time job. I love "me" time and would just like to be alone sometimes. My husband doesn't understand this and thinks I'm selfish for wanting some...
    naughtyk82 naughtyk82 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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