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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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    I’m almost three months in on my divorce and I can honestly say that I don’t want to spend my life alone, but I would rather be alone than to be with the wrong person, and my...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am not remotely photogenic, and I accept this. But knowing this has led me to always being the guy with the camera, as I would rather be taking the picture than be in it. This...
    m3mb3r1 m3mb3r1 26-30, M Jan 18

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    For somebody who rants about the beauty and importance of people, I sure do find socializing in real life awkward. I mean, I'd so much rather be on the internet talking with people...
    WikaloFwoosh WikaloFwoosh 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    I wonder what it would be like to live far out in the country with no neighbors around. I once talked to a man in Montana who I said hello to and he talked and talked and then...
    ellwood970 ellwood970 61-65 3 Responses Jan 13

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    I'd rather you love my loyal heart than have you fall for my twisted mind.
    50ShadesOfAnne 50ShadesOfAnne 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    I used to think I couldn't live without my bestfriend but since she's gone I've been ok without her yes I miss her but I'll be alright alone
    Hazel216 Hazel216 16-17, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    If someone is wrong, I'll tell them. Some say it's better to leave it alone, but I say why would you want that person going through life telling/thinking lies?? I actually care...
    SPIDERLIMBS SPIDERLIMBS 16-17, F Dec 30, 2014

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    But really would love to find that "right" one!
    ThisBeautifulChaos ThisBeautifulChaos 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    so I've known my boyfriend for about four years now dating for 1 year 8 months now, here's the thing he lies a lot about the little things like what he eats or drinks (former...
    TinaDan615 TinaDan615 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I don't want to let myself think of all the things you've said to me replaying the words the lines over and over laden with a malicious undercurrent you know every sentence before...
    amillionpeople amillionpeople 22-25 1 Response Jan 14

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    It's weird I hate being single, but I sometimes feel that the guys I meet are not really for me I guess, handsome, of course smart, funny, I just don't ever feel a connection with...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm not the kind of guy who goes to parties or discos. I know lots of people who likes to go dancing and having drinks but I'd rather be at home on the sofa watching a movie or at...
    ChubbyFox ChubbyFox 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    Of course, indoor activities are much fun...Dancing in bedPlaying footsies while chattingAnd more intimate wordplay(uhhhmm...ahhhh....ohhhh)Hush....Forgot to say, ALONE WITH...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    It's hard to be humble with So much going through my mind learning to single again giving up on trying to find my other half .. the love for music that lets me be free...
    joophomme joophomme 41-45 Jan 16

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    We're all different. It's our differences that make us interesting! But I'd rather get to know how you came to be who you are than just idle chit chat!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 19

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    just remembering why I'd rather be at home too many stupid f*cking people also rude and inconsiderate and don't even get me started on the girl and their damn bitchy attitudes if I...
    fenrirandimpachi fenrirandimpachi 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    When your true colors are shining true, you are even more beautiful to me. These are not my words alone, but they reflect something that's in my heart. And my heart loves you.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    Would love to own my own business and be my own boss .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    I'm not really sure whether I should really post here or not. I don't like small talk. I never did. I hate the point when the awkward silence comes in and I'm forced to say the...
    astrophobia astrophobia 26-30 1 Response Jan 19

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    Kenapa orang sesuka hati datang dan pergi begitu sahaja tanpa memikirkan perasaan kita???
    XZXIXAXNX XZXIXAXNX 26-30, F Jan 2

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    It's my saftey issue. If you can't deal with it that's cool. I don't jump
    MichaelS41074 MichaelS41074 36-40, M Jan 15

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    Sometimes it is the better option, especially when it is so cold a car is frozen over lol Staying in pajamas in front of a nice hot fire :)
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) ? A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired, authorities...
    babylonkush babylonkush 70+, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I heard from a wise man, that in those good days, the good white people people comes at night and ****** black babies and use them as alligator bait.. Good white men
    babylonkush babylonkush 70+, M Jan 7

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    I do not like to go out. I get tired very easily and cannot tolerate small talk.
    ellwood970 ellwood970 61-65 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I guess I'm lucky like that, I have so many places I call 'home'.. tis a blessing indeed.
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 15

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    Have you ever seen someone in the grocery store that you know, but you avoid them or pretend that you dont see them to avoid having to talk to them because you have no idea what to...
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am an introvert. I am going to be dragged to a party Saturday. Then I'm going to be accused of refusing to have fun and refusing to live a life. Then I'm going to think that they...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 7 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I am a good photographer, but I never look good in pictures, I can't act, and I'm camera shy. I can't not be the person with the camera. My friends and family hate that I never...
    kittycat179 kittycat179 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I'm so ashamed that I'm associated with people who attack their so called friends...
    andrewn98 andrewn98 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    This pretty much sums me up! Lol
    Animefan92 Animefan92 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    this is sooooo me, I don't think I could be normal even if I tried, then again I don't want to be
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Because secretly I'm just recording myself.......don't tell anyone =P
    ayeitsjhoicx ayeitsjhoicx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Normal people scare me!!!!!
    curiousinomaha3 curiousinomaha3 51-55, M Jan 17

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    It's a beautiful thing in life when you can see people as they are. It's ignorant to look at someone superficially.
    ac15 ac15 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Comfort for me is a pocket tee shirt and jeans , now that's comfort .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I dislike fake friends who you tell something too and they go behind your back and betray you . No I do not need friends like that I want true friends or none at all I have a few...
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    Never been one for fashion. Following or wearing. Much of the time a comfortable pair of jeans and a T does the job.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    I'm too self conscious to be comfortable having people take pictures of me. I love being the photographer though and take people out to nice places and take pictures of them. It's...
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Was at work... Slacking and playing this. I don't know if I really need Batman... But I might as well.
    cupidsbride cupidsbride 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I think it's less drama. They are hilarious and fun loving. I have some friends that are girls but yeah. lol
    alyssad1016 alyssad1016 13-15, F Jan 10

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    i don't know how i can reverse this. i know i am going to lose my job. i find so much peace when i sleep.
    forgottengirl1 forgottengirl1 36-40 1 Response Jan 12