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I Would Rather Be Poor Than Alone

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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 to be nurtured, cared for and listen too. I just never wanted to be accepting of that when I was young and in to my later teen...
    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 roadside, ill, alone, frostbitten.  One of the two men wished to stay behind and revive the poor soul, while his companion shook...
    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. Can all your material possesions make you feel safe at night (dont be a smart *** and say a securiy system...
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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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 lonely. Right now, I have more than enough money for a good life (provided I don't have to go to the doctor), but I...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, 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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    Perhaps I am not the "Ideal" person in Todays Overly Politically Correct Society , and am far too concise and blunt for most peoples taste nowadays , Nor am I rich , dashing...
    TsavoHunter TsavoHunter 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I would rather stay at home then go out. It is peaceful at home and there is usually nobody to bother you. Then again, I do not have much time to go out. The life of a teacher is a...
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    if you have any news good or bad i would rather hear it from the person that has something to say rather than other people cause by time it make it to me there story has been...
    DBsw1990 DBsw1990 22-25, M Jul 9

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    I love it when people are affectionate with me. I like it when people invite me places, or text me, or call me. I would rather have that person than someone who makes me text them...
    foreignindulgence foreignindulgence 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I think that we have lost the ability to talk to one another in person. Case in point, my own mother would rather express her issues via text than talk to people about it. What is...
    SemiAthleticFoodieChick93 SemiAthleticFoodieChick93 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I would rather have a Muslim woman in a colorful Abaya or Hijab than a woman naked. non Muslims wont get this soooo.... lool I don't know what draws me to a Muslim woman in...
    DracovNasser DracovNasser 18-21, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'd cook you a nice dinner and pour you a glass of white wine. I'd enjoy listening to you converse while your eyes look into mine.I'd serve you dessert and some coffee or milk,I'd...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think we grow from relationships: good ones, bad ones, mediocre ones. I believe one can only learn what they're like in a relationship empirically. So yeah, I'd rather be with...
    LipstickShield LipstickShield 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Way back in college i used to party every weekends with my friends, but after graduation and keeping yourself busy with work and saving money for your own expenses i'd rather stay...
    jellynecaryl jellynecaryl 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm just sick of fake friends. I'd rather be alone than having fake friends around. My best friend back stabbed me by spreading some disgusting rumors about and i lost so many...
    Jay198z Jay198z 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    yes alone.. if someone cant stand and fight for your love.. why do they have to stay in a relationship.. ? Love is an experience but not a rehearsal of feelings and emotions. Love...
    sheshe39 sheshe39 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Why would I go out when all my friends are right here? Why use up energy when I can lay down and relax? I spend so so much time home alone anyway, so Imma used to it :P
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    so many people believe that they should tell lies to cover the disgusting nature of their actions but in truth , nothing is more beautiful than the utterances of truth , because...
    Nichalas Nichalas 22-25, M Jul 10

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    I'm not much of a people's person . I'd rather be home eating and watching pretty little liars then go out and be someone I'm not.
    emoniemm emoniemm 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I didn't think I would end up on my own. Two sons, one failed marriage and one long term relationship behind me, I still believe in love and marriage. Just wish I could have my...
    Littlemisspixie Littlemisspixie 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Sometimes staying in alone can be the best decision, that way not only do you save money but you save yourself the hassle of trying to find a way home, or bumping into someone you...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M Jul 17

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    When I'm alone I'm allowed to be nudee and its fascinating what I can do
    LesbianNuude LesbianNuude 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I'm alone I can be my weird authentic self without having to worry about people passing judgement. Besides, crowds make me nervous and I don't like many people lol.
    15ShadesOfBlue 15ShadesOfBlue 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Some things change as you get a little older. Your choice of "fun" definitely alters from your teens to your 20's, and again from your 20's to your 30's. Now that I'm in my 40's...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Do i like getting out?: Yes i do enjoy being outside, I like to hike,swim, go camping, and run. but when i get out, i am outside training.I'm not one to go to a party or a dance...
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 7

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    Recently I met this guy on Facebook he went to high school with some childhood friends of mine also. He's sooo hot nd seems smart, he doesn't drink or go clubbing or smoke what so...
    marieshineh marieshineh 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Being a creative mind, destruction isn't really in my nature. I draw, make music, take pictures, let's just say I 'create' things on a daily basis. This is a part of me you could...
    AlphaOmega13 AlphaOmega13 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    Fake and adored lol no way! Gotta be yourself and it doesnt matter if you are hared or adored,there is always people with taste for all.What matters is what make us grow,so yeah...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I cannot understand why people don't like to listen to the suggestions of someone who is younger than them.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I have always, and always will be, myself. I am happy with the fact that I have a 'contradictory' personality (who doesn't? It's part of being human) and really don't care when...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F Jul 5

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    Been to a couple psychologist/counselors. I guess I was always looking for a medical diagnosis. There's so much stuff that goes on in my head that I don't know how to explain, it'd...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Played the role of a third wheel or loner today with 9 people in our group. Nobody made an effort to talk to me today. I guess I'm "annoying" as my "best friend" would say. God, I...
    Maq98 Maq98 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I wasted three ******* years on a friend I thought would stick with me forever. Turns out she was lying about every damn thing.
    saralynnn saralynnn 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Yes, I do like to visit with what little friends I have(hubby's), for a few hours. I was never social growing up. Not even to go to other kids birthday parties, cause I was bored...
    mrsklemzak mrsklemzak 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    If I could I would live underwater. Take a break from the biosphere and go under for a little bit :)
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jul 6

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    I've been fighting depression in and off for many years. I can't seem to find my happy place in life. But when I dream ... I'm Never sad or depressed. I'm always happy. Wish there...
    mrfister1967 mrfister1967 46-50, M 20 hrs ago

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    This is so true...but I'm so lonely waiting for a "right" person
    amandapanda88 amandapanda88 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 29

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    Life is too short to waste it trapped in unfulfilling relatiomships. I was married for close to a year, and I'm so much happier and satisfied picking and choosing with whom I...
    thegirlnobodyknows thegirlnobodyknows 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I'm in a dead relationship it feels. I made him move out because our rship was toxic in a bid to save it. But now, he rarely makes the effort. I have a 7 yr old son and he's like...
    Sia88 Sia88 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Being at home is where I feel the most comfortable. My Mum is mostly against this, but she's also somewhat happy about this me staying inside as I'm not "In some park smoking...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Jul 7

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    Yep, that what I did for a while.
    wt00r wt00r 26-30, M Jul 7

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    It depends, actually. When I always stay home, I find that I won't feel the drive to go out. But if I go out, it will almost seem like I don't have a proper home. haha! It all...
    malipatient malipatient 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I like relaxing , after working everyday, I enjoy having time to myself , i always have liked being home even when I was in my 20's . I do enjoy Goin out sometimes it's nice if I...
    uniqeuliv uniqeuliv 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Staying at home on a rainy day watching movies and cuddling on the sofa, with a lot of junk food...best lazy day ever.
    Daisymay77 Daisymay77 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I can scream as loud as i want 10/10
    L00kas L00kas 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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