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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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    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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    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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    "Sometimes those who don't socialize much aren't actually anti-social, they just have no tolerance for drama and fake people". -Unknown-
    199xkid 199xkid 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    i always ask myself, what's wrong with me, why they left me hanging? i am bad? i always give anything to my friend, but, why they always left me? but thanks to them, now i realize...
    AlexandraSandy AlexandraSandy 26-30, F 10 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    So true. I live in the Silicon Valley where everything is about money and climbing up that corporate ladder. I should talk. I was like that in my twenties. But now that I have...
    llcarnevale llcarnevale 46-50, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    i am single by choice..i ended my relationship. my ex is still pursuing me and wants to be with me. he feels im his soulmate and he wants to get married. but i know he is not right...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    As much as I despise, well HATE my current situation of having zero friends, I'd rather it was this way than having a ton of fake, shallow 'friends' Been there, done that. I've got...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    once apone a time i would have made a grate friend but that all changed the day fake fiends came. now id rather have animals as friends fellow humans can go **** themselves out...
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    last year i pulled away from so called friends who were bad for me. i basicly have no friends, my fiance n my sons father are like my only friends, and i miss having people to...
    cooper3366 cooper3366 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I've only had 5 true friends my entire life But I don't have any friends now at all
    doc63caring doc63caring 61-65, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am proud that I have finally found my center and can say I'm perfectly good, if not, great being on my own. If everyone knew how chronically Co dependent I spent my twenties I...
    enlightenedoneforone enlightenedoneforone 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    You can't beat the outdoors and the adventure of not knowing wher you are going next. I travelled Australia for 6 months was amazing, yeah u miss the odd shower, you stay out for...
    natrualisbest natrualisbest 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    If I was the last real person alive and every body else was not I would be ok with that.
    netnomad netnomad 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I'm beginning to doubt whether it's worth being real any more, it hasn't got me anywhere. Maybe being fake is the way forward! I wouldn't like it but at least I'd be appreciated...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    "I would rather be hated for who I am then be loved for who I'm not" -Kurt Cobain
    killjoy122 killjoy122 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am very real... maybe a little TOO real at times. Sometimes I forget that moving my lips and hearing the words that escape is NOT thinking... it's actually speaking and others...
    SunnyDayze2 SunnyDayze2 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    8:33.. Laying in bed. Life of someone that has to work at 4:30am.
    amberrey1 amberrey1 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I absolutely fake lying people fortunately for the rest off us most lying ****** trip them selfs up sooner or later
    BrynDavid BrynDavid 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Especially at night....its not always safe.I only stop when i have to.And at only well lit places
    usernameagain9 usernameagain9 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    when ever my family goes out they will come into my room say they r goin out and i will all ways say no when they ask if i wanna come
    hater2610 hater2610 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 25

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    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns...
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I am always getting compliments from strangers. Always getting hit on. Whatever but it doesn't matter. I have been married for 12 years and the only person that never says anything...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jul 24

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    I don't know if it bothers anyone but it sure as heck irks me to think my selfies are way better than my normal snaps. I mean are the selfies deliberately designed to mislead...
    missdoublelife missdoublelife 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I guess I'm just not very photogenic whenever I pose for a picture with someone they end up looking like a model and I'm there looking like them when they wake up after being sat...
    CrystalW926 CrystalW926 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    My friends are nice, but I do like alone time. I always feel awkward around people except for my gf and while I do feel bad about pushing my friends away I'm sometimes just not in...
    will1982 will1982 13-15, M Jul 23

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    My desire to be left alone is in no way a reflection on the people in my life. I love them all dearly,I'm just going through something.
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jul 23

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    Friends are awesome but sometimes you just gotta be alone to recharge your mental energy
    GZPJ GZPJ 13-15, M Jul 23

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    they are so good,so kind but so misunderstood. they don't understand my feelings,my interests,my choices and...sometimes i just want to close my eyes,my heart and my bedroom's door...
    Nastaran80 Nastaran80 13-15, F Jul 22

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    like I have a friend here now.....I wish he'd leave
    hotephotep1 hotephotep1 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I don't know as staying home alone without thinking much about why people stare at me. I am just fed from everyone stare at me and think that i have a perfect life. I enjoy going...
    sensitiveguy36 sensitiveguy36 36-40, M Jul 22

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    i'd like to be alone for the rest of my life. sounds selfish but i like beoling alone . more time for doing stuff i like. i think i would spend my life watching as many movies as...
    MadCrafter MadCrafter 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I just want to live my life without having to revolve every decision that I make around a job. I want to travel when I feel like it. I want to work whenever and wherever I want to...
    CDoza CDoza 26-30, M Jul 21

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    I'm not very good looking I know this so yes I'd rather be behind the camera. X
    michaellaxcd michaellaxcd 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I have come across girls in school who would rather fight me with their fists than talk things out when we have disagreements about things. I don't like to fight and I have never...
    iamabigtease iamabigtease 13-15, F Jul 19

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    The world has made the human body shameful. If we all were used to seeing our natural flesh, there would be no perversion over it. Less crime and more respect for one another.
    Zampheer Zampheer 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I can't guarantee I'd like it short term, but I'd rather hear the truth. I like to know where I stand.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 17

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    so i had a practical test the other day and i got great feed back from my tutor though we both knew that i could do better. i feel a little short changed. the criticism would have...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F Jul 17

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    I have tons of beer at home and can have more intelligent conversations with my cat.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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