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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    What does it even mean to be "Normal"? Hmmm? Is it like those people that sit in an office all day wearing suits and answering phones? Maybe no jokes being told? No sense of humor...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 23

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    I would rather go without clothes ..... Dan I left my cellphone ..... Lol -:)
    Lonelygir27 Lonelygir27 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    I’ve been with the same person for thirty years. I knew very early on that we were a mismatch, but twenty-six years ago, when I told him that we should go our separate ways, he...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 15 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have met many wrong people, that sounded good at the time. I'd rather be alone forever, then have 5 minutes of good, then 10 of bad.
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I used to be a party animal and always being drunk and getting laid but now that I've cleaned up my life for my daughter's sake, I realize how stupid I must have looked. Even...
    JDizzlePop JDizzlePop 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    I am sort of reclusive. I live alone, and I do not really like going places. I prefer security & shelter over going out & being social. I have always been this way, even growing...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 3

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    I find being thonged with other men and thonging alone much more erotica than being nude. I like to meet other men for erotica encounters in our thong swimwear.
    thongjock thongjock 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    I couldn't do it. it would be like living half of a life to me. I can't try to force a dynamic that is clearly not right for me or another person. in the end, we'd both be in each...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Sep 28

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    another case of Self-fulfilment? Looks like I achieved it. What do I get? I get to be left alone.
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    First of everything, there it is nothing interesting to do in my town, so why bother. And second, I like having "alone time", because truly, what a place full of annoying people I...
    DildoSlut DildoSlut 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    My 16th birthday is coming up.. Soon. I don't want to do much but stay home and be left alone.. Unless I'm getting a dog then... I want one of those... A pitbull...
    YoungLovee15 YoungLovee15 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    I sit alone, on this moonlit night as the world slumbers, I sit awake perched on my tree of thoughts, I watch time float by I watch her from up above the trees as she makes her way...
    xxUltraVioletxx xxUltraVioletxx 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I think the internet has more to offer than the real world, so if I could, I'd just stay home online for my whole life.
    ifrive1974 ifrive1974 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    If everyone went naked all the time or even just a lot of the time then we wouldn't have such issues with body image that we do because everyone would see normal bodies rather than...
    ModernHippieMama ModernHippieMama 26-30, F 28 Responses Sep 20

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    I rather stay home with my son then to go out with a "friend". Don't really have many of those anyways. I would say they are more like acquaintances. Now a days you can't trust...
    2O5E4 2O5E4 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I'm myself on here ....to a point . I joke a lot ...but there is more to me than just jokes ...but you will never see it . I'm private and prefer to keep things that way .
    chernobylplayground chernobylplayground 70+ 3 Responses Oct 7

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    I love animals and thank nature for that!
    azzalyss azzalyss 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Yup! The whole world would be a whole lot better place to live in if everyone followed the suite. :)
    PoojaTimberlake PoojaTimberlake 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 21

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    My life is ******. Even though i want a girlfriend, I don't know where to find a girlfriend. I don't even know how to talk to girls anymore. Its been a long time sadly. Girls...
    ericramone ericramone 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 4

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    I need a girl who is a homebody. Message me.
    daddyATOM daddyATOM 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    I am not a very social person, I enjoy my walks and drives, I enjoy eating out with a few friends or my partner. But I work from home and almost permanently attached to my PC lol...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 9

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    since i do go out all the time, i feel like staying home to watch movies and eat snacks by myself is what i really like. also, i get to have time to make new friends on E.P.!! (:
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    This statement is absolutely true and sums up my attitude to shopping and wasting money.
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 1 Response Sep 20

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    It's a good job isn't it...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    Other people's perception of me is none of my business...
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M Sep 24

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    "Normal" is a concept I have very little use for. Not even as a setting on a washing machine.
    gingershuman gingershuman 36-40, M Sep 25

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    At least when dealing with my enemies, I know where they're coming from. I know not to trust them and watch my back. I know what to expect with them: TROUBLE. With friends, I...
    SonofSomebody SonofSomebody 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    “I’m loyal, but it always seems like I’m loyal to the wrong people.”
    kweekiee kweekiee 13-15, F a week ago

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    “I’m loyal, but it always seems like I’m loyal to the wrong people.”
    kweekiee kweekiee 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Thats what i have right now - 0 friends in real (but i have many online friends and thats all i need)
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm going crazy trying to make everyone happy without sugar coating everything -.-
    sissyemmy13 sissyemmy13 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I can't remember who coined this phrase, but it's deep! We all present a persona to the world but keep back a little so we can deal with life. It is secretive, but it is honest...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I really want to be out on the road, with a unique destination in mind. One far from here. One with promise. And company. Take me away... 
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Experience Project was started by a group of people who had multiple Scherloris. It was intended as a self help group. MS is a very disabling illness especially in its more...
    Drwho1963 Drwho1963 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    I feel alone, unsure of myself and what to do. It was a great weekend, I watched the dogs while you were away with your husband. You came home and you were fine. I left and went to...
    corkzin corkzin 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    Stop saying what you are going to do and show me. I would rather see than hear! anyone else with me.?
    Dsanders13 Dsanders13 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I know that I am young. I have my whole life ahead of me. I'll meet the right guy someday. Blah blah blah. I believe all of it,I do...but in the back of my mind I have this fear of...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Not gonna lie, looks can be important too. But people who take one look at someone and say "they are ugly, why would anyone date them?" are stupid. I would rather date an ugly guy...
    iiCHARLIii iiCHARLIii 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I would rather be sad than bitter as to be bitter causes bitterness in your life that will poison it to its core and if your sad its a simple case of changing what makes you sad...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 9

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    Being alone is when I truly feel like I can be myself. No judgements, no one needing me, no one annoying me. I'm on my schedule, my time, I can do what I please. It's just so hard...
    Li1981 Li1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    Im not much of a talk on the phone kind of guy anyways....It makes my ear hot and it gets annoying having to hold the phone in the same position for a while. I will talk on the...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    I hate small talk. It's awkward for me. I would rather have intellectual conversations. Something deep, something that I can write about, not just chitchat..
    euphorian euphorian 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    All round would I like to recommend CPDK, Sure Completely. Its not swanky, its not low-cost, it is COMPLETELY comforting, and also you do truly feel like you can find nowhere else...
    Wendolynce106 Wendolynce106 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 23

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