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I Would Rather Be Poor Than Alone

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    Working Poor - I grew up in the "working poor" income bracket. I know where I come from. I will never forget where I come from. But during that time, I was frequently...
    drcynic drcynic 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    Making Our Own Connections - I grew up thinking that I wasn't good enough or worthy of a good family or true friends. I was alone, lonely, and self hatred had gotten to me. I need...
    Hugsdirector Hugsdirector 36-40, F Nov 4, 2013

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    Better To Travel With Another - Two men traveling made their way through the Icy Mountains.  Battered by howling winter storms, they encountered another man lying by the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    True - Nothing material makes up the feeling love can relly bring. that was corny as hell but watever. haha No matter how much youtry to feel the gap or empty hole, it wont work...
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    Why Choose - when you can be both?Yes, now you too can be broke and utterly miserable! A couple of bad turns down the road, and eternal dystopian bliss awaits!
    LonelyDude77 LonelyDude77 36-40, M Sep 30, 2013

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    I would rather be alone than with the wrong person. That's the same as wasting energy on something that's never going to work out. However, people in this society choose being with...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    Yeah... talk about a waste of time or low self esteem after the break up with the wrong person... for me being single has taught me more about who I am and what I want in life...
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    Being With The Wrong Person... Most people can relate to over-staying in a relationship with a partner who was not right for them, who displayed major red flags, or treated them...
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    Everyone of us suffer sometimes. We can feel lost, we can feel alone. Life has to be lived in couple, but sometimes it is worst then being alone. Since I know I cannot discern...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M Mar 24

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    I'd rather stay home and watch a movie on the sofa and snuggle, rather than having to go out and socialize.
    AlaiahMay AlaiahMay 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    Id rather stay in my room and write about anything... stories, fanfiction, poetry, ANYTHING. I like being alone and yet... I feel lonely when I see other teens my age laughing...
    DecemberSky1 DecemberSky1 16-17, F Mar 29

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    I don't understand the general idea of going out. Or maybe it's some people who don't understand that going out is not for everyone and it's not a crucial element of a human's life...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 30

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    I have an irrational fear of crowds so ya instead of going out to some crowded bar or club I would much rather stay home. It may be anti social and I may be considered anti social...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Apr 2

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    If I am alone, I don't have to worry about others, if I am with a person that isn't for me, I have to worry about when I won't have to worry about that person again
    ash5698 ash5698 13-15, M Mar 21

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    Honestly id rather stay at home cuddling and watching movie or paying video games than go out. IM not much for people unless it's online anyway
    sexy23guy sexy23guy 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    The best way to be happy with someone is to learn to be happy alone. That way the company will be a matter of choice.. Not necessity.
    bluemoon2121 bluemoon2121 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    Staying HOME!!!... For me personally staying home is this shizzz! I get free food, free mifi, free tv, and my own space and time, oh especially sleep whenever I want to. Going out...
    BabyDgay BabyDgay 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I'd rather sit here and write about this oh so true experience than going upstairs to make another pot of coffee, and that's not even going outside!
    0nest0 0nest0 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Nothings better than relaxing at home alone. Its so peaceful watching my favourite shows, playing video games and reading. Im at peace just doing whatever i want. Occasionally I do...
    Mleader1 Mleader1 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Easier said than done, for me (i'm also a member of the group I Want To Follow My Own Advice). Yes, I can laugh about it.
    justbeit justbeit 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 24

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    If you could love the wrong person that much, imagine how much you would love the right person.
    QueenAwesomePants QueenAwesomePants 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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    Going out=people, noise, weird smells, being touched, and just a whole mess if annoying stuff. At Home (Alone)= no noise, I can play my music as loud as I like, I can read without...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have never drank, never smoked, never done drugs. I feel that this makes me the odd person out, especially now in college. I prefer to stay in my dorm instead of going out. I...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I prefer not socialising and staying home than going out with a bunch of people. It's just that I feel like I can't connect with most people and I'm a bit shy. I like to observe...
    RupanjaliSamadder RupanjaliSamadder 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    When mean people inflict their 'wrath' upon you and walk away feeling pleased with themselves. One thing that you should remember is that you are only human. Never let anyone rob...
    HowLoveGlows HowLoveGlows 22-25, F Apr 5

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    I'd rather be dead than feel this damn pain. I feel like I've had my heart ripped out and put through a shredder time and time again.
    tattoolvr81 tattoolvr81 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I honestly would like to. The problem for me is that people don't come with a mute button. I'm fine with listening to other people and hearing their opinions on things, especially...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Apr 2

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    I'm completely over having friends. Why are my friends fake to me. I just wish they care for me as much as I care for them. Why am I so nice about things and why do they overlook...
    Electricsmile Electricsmile 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I would. There i don't have to feel. That's the place i can make my own. I can change everything as i wish. That would be amazing
    LunaOanaAris LunaOanaAris 16-17, F Apr 5

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    Well if I did not get on my mood stabilizers I would be dead. I have been severely depressed for almost 14 years last fall was my closest attempt to actually succeeding in...
    xxsadisticbitchxx xxsadisticbitchxx 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Sometimes I do wish that I lived hundreds if years from now, a time where we could live on other planets. We could do Star Wars and Star Trek **** and the tech would be super...
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    Since I learned that I had cancer and subsequent trials and tribulations of fear of death, chemo.rad treatments and ultimate surgery (2days ago), my EP friends(all 2 of them...joke...
    harv24jg harv24jg 66-70, M Apr 6

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    FAKE CANNOT BE ADORED.FAKE CANNOT BE ADORED
    azanun azanun 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Swear I've been changing and dreams I've been chasing. Even when opinions maintaining reasons for the hating. So please excuse my language while I scream, "Eff the hatred!" I'm...
    MizzyPilot MizzyPilot 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    At the end of the day, being fake only rewards you with other fake things. No one wants: fake happiness, fake love, fake friends, fake success, or fake money.
    mindoftblack mindoftblack 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    Whenever someone has a negative influence me I tend to slowly drift away. I don't like being around mean people that hurt me. I'm planning on moving out of my parents house when I...
    RainbowDalia RainbowDalia 18-21, F Mar 18

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    Sometimes loving the wrong person can teach you how to appreciate the right person when they come along.
    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    fionacc11 fionacc11 26-30, F Mar 21

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    I don't get it why some people try to hide their real selves just to fit in, yeah fitting in because of that feels good but it won't last for a long time. But it will feel great...
    sleepingbloop sleepingbloop 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    For THREE months now... I've been dealing with this dude. You got a old *** 38 year old that you claim you are using only for her money, car and you claim she take care of you. I'm...
    NeneTaurean NeneTaurean 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    A few beers, a few good friends and video games. Chips, dip and more beers. Sounds like heaven and maybe tainting around on ep for a little while. I enjoy this place. Lots of...
    UnchartedOne UnchartedOne 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I only go out when I visit my dad in the Netherlands. I got no business outside just school...
    MrIndeedNL MrIndeedNL 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Outside never heard of the word...
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    I do beleive that we pretend to please others, you change your hair to fit the trend, you wear the clothes in the store how they show you, you dare not to alter it, because you...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    You know what I mean! A fake can't call you a fake for exposing their truth! End of story Goodnight fellas
    AYEZOOS AYEZOOS 18-21, M a week ago

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    Eleutherophobic Fever Funny how people around me always disappear. Go. Leave. All of you. Take your judgements and pities too. Wait, leave them here. Leave them here to remind...
    AnomicNorme AnomicNorme 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    Godiva loves to be nude and is whenever possible. In my home I live naked and try to think of new places and experiences I can enjoy naked.
    YoungGodiva YoungGodiva 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 1

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    Tell the truth and get blocked , what's wrong if I said wrong is wrong .
    Johnnystha Johnnystha 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I don't know about that. I've been unhappy all my life. I know how to deal with it, to fake a smile, to pretend i am happy when i am dying inside. But to be alone, that's scary. I...
    LunaOanaAris LunaOanaAris 16-17, F 3 Responses