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I Would Rather Be Poor Than Alone

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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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    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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    after a few failed relationships where I just knew they were the one and everything was fine till years added in the truth, I would rather be a spinster. I have 5 wonderful...
    fbizzle fbizzle 26-30, F Mar 15

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    Rather Stay Home Alone Than Going Out
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I sometimes look back on my previous relationships; good memories, bad memories, happy times, sad times. But I can't actually recognise myself in those memories. I gave my heart...
    Fioritura Fioritura 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    The Hebrew word for peace is 'SHALOM' I disagree with all the hatred and vitriol that is peddled in the name of nationality or religious identity. I would rather practice my...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    For me, it's truly easy for me to be alone rather than struggle, hope and try to have someone like me for me. I say that not without fault as there are times when I'm truly that...
    Happinessisthinking Happinessisthinking 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've actually never been in a relationship... even many are trying but then if I consider all things around I will rather stay alone... only once I fell in love (I guess it still...
    BaskaK BaskaK 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    I guess I learned some things that probably scared and scarred me for life. My mom always tells me "You're gonna be living alone in a forest in a cabin filled with cats" and my...
    Chibiiiii Chibiiiii 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I know I am worthy of love so why am I alone? I like to tell myself I am ok alone but I would love something more
    isfj isfj 36-40, F a week ago

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    I never really feel completely alone, I feel fortunate to have so many amazing people in my life, both friends and family..but as for intimate relationships, that's a different...
    silvera73 silvera73 41-45, F Mar 3

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    It's better to be alone than to get your feelings hurt by someone you may not really know.
    JK7448 JK7448 18-21, F Mar 18

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    So I tried online dating I've been on and off for the last 3 years. I did meet somebody I had been dating steady for almost a year. I told him from the get go once our...
    liznicole15 liznicole15 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 2

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    Being with the wrong person calls for a lot of regret in the long run. Feelings of low self esteem, anger, revenge and all that which will eventually eat us up and make us ugly. I...
    Tears4fears15 Tears4fears15 22-25 4 Responses Mar 3

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    To be scolded at first thing in the morning and lastly before bed... To be put on the back burner to tv, friends, and alcohol... To never get even a 99 cent or handmade card on...
    snm1991 snm1991 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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    What is wrong with guys these days? Aren't you suppose to dress to impress when you go on a date??? Is that too much to ask or something irrelevant these days??? I went on a date...
    melissav369 melissav369 41-45, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Netflix, YouTube, and audible books... you can never be alone when you have Captin Kirk or Watching Chibi/Anime faces across your screen/mangas (well you can but hopefully you know...
    Chibiiiii Chibiiiii 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    when i had my eye operation i need to quit my job for the recovery journey.. now i just prefer watching movies or read various topics over the net than going out especially on...
    etten etten 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I just moved to a new, much bigger city than where I'm from. I'm grateful all of my friends and family have came to visit me. Of course they want to go out when they come but...
    Loveheals1 Loveheals1 26-30, F Mar 21

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    me and my brother we both like to eat at home than outside.we feel very comfortable in home.we do this when are both home, mostly saturdays.iam the younger one so it has become a...
    Camouflage Camouflage 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    Because the world is far more interesting than I could hope to be.
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 16-17 4 days ago

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    To me, there is something that is special about being able to talk to someone on the phone rather then text. Hearing a voice can bring you comfort that a text simply can't...
    mavrick0417 mavrick0417 36-40, M Mar 17

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    i have been with my boyfriend for eight months now and i am 100% in love with him. He has trust issues because he has been cheated on before. i said something a while ago that...
    SophhCat77 SophhCat77 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 2

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    Wrong bites too deep and life should never bite so deep
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    Some people make you realize Loneliness is next to Godliness!!
    BUalways BUalways 46-50, M Mar 17

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    When I see my friends getting into relationships and all. It makes me think about how I can't see myself in a relationship. It's kind of sad thinking about it. Still in all honest...
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17 1 Response a week ago

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    anime and xboxps4 are my favs
    leahaha leahaha 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Weird is unique. Weird is rare. Me is rare. Maybe not unique. But no proof of not so far.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 8

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    I dumped my friend today, she only uses me. I am a giving person, but know when a friendship drains you it's time to get out.
    guliannah guliannah 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    It's comical how, I don't have a choice. My life was just felt that way. #FML
    deademotion11 deademotion11 22-25, M Mar 16

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    Me is great. Not lying jerk. Just honest me.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    I'm a pretty odd person. I'm not exactly your average teen. Most people I know dislike me for that. Oh well. I've learned that this is who I am and as long as I can accept me for...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    it seems like that its bin a long time when i have a selfless friend around...as i do like my friend to be what i am like . regardless from moving on ...its not too nice to know...
    dauntless82 dauntless82 31-35, F Mar 24

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    Who's up ?? Fwm doe ")))))
    RavenBreanna RavenBreanna 18-21, F Mar 9

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    i don't do this by choice. I do this cuz I work the night shift.
    peppit peppit 36-40, M Mar 9

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    then why is nobody up then!??
    domain1992 domain1992 22-25, M Mar 9

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    Well not all day, cause I do like the sun sometimes and yeah. But I really do order night time. Not to mention its when I talk to my boyfriend most :P so it's more enjoyable
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    Summarizes my life exactly. ME DURING NIGHT TIME: Why did Amelia Earheart disappear? Does the Atlantic Castle exist? Could aliens be at the bottom of the ocean and not in outer...
    DeuxExMachina DeuxExMachina 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Just got back from an early morning nude hike. I watched the sun rise as I enjoyed the brisk morning air. I hated putting my clothes back on to head back into town. I put back...
    DesiredEmily DesiredEmily 22-25, F 22 Responses Mar 22

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