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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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    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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    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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    than to feel what I feel, I would rather not remember than to reminisce. I feel a void within that still smolders. She created this. Now I further know what's to be had....or so it...
    idleheart idleheart 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    i would rather be happy within myself as a person, treat ppl good, and stable in life, then rich in money living the good life and feel miserable within myself and terrible to...
    Deztiney Deztiney 36-40, F Nov 30

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    I'm not a big fan of the night club or bar scene.With the right woman in my life,staying at home than going out wouldn't be at all boring.I would enjoy her company with pleasure in...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Crowds make me feel uncomfortable and a variety of simultaneous sounds exhausts me. I much rather hang out with one or two friends at home. But even being alone with a good beer...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 23

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    Wrong person makes you feel even more lonely than being alone.
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I can be with my husband, yet feel completely alone. We're not really communicating anymore. After the holidays, I'm going back to school. When I'm finished and have a job, it's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 1

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    Someone created an experience: I'd rather be alone than unhappy. WHY compromise "your happiness" ? Isn't it BETTER to with somebody AND happy ?? I think so.
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 Nov 27

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    I'd love to meet someone who is really good at communicating, who is able to hold a really good conversation on more than one level....emotionally maturity and openness pretty...
    lilyrose345 lilyrose345 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I love going out, but I'd prefer staying home. I don't need to get ready, or put makeup on. I can just put a messy bun on, and stay in my pajamas. Plus, I love the quietness...
    HellaNella HellaNella 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 26

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    I love being home alone. :) If you've read my profile, you probably know I'm a nudist. But I really only get to go naked when I'm home alone. Going out is fun too but that requires...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 20

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    The next few days are going to be spent alone... :/ In my bed... Here we go again...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    I love being alone at my desk so I can think.
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 4

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    Going out is a hassle and 9/10 times it leaves me dissatisfied. Went to hang out with a friend's house. The first time in months I'd gone somewhere aside from home after school...
    pancaekes pancaekes 13-15, F Dec 10

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    They hug and kiss you....almost as if they care....only to betray you first chance they get....just for the sake of good gossip....never caring about your feelings and your pain...
    Sjenka Sjenka 36-40, F Nov 29

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    I would much rather you tell me the hard truth than any kind of lie. Lies build up and hurt over time. A hurtful truth just stings and can be talked about. Lies just always hurt...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Dec 8

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    Exhausted daily in my physical body than constantly keeping trying to understand why my souls feels the same.
    emiri77 emiri77 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Experience project has been here for me through thick and thin. It keep my secrets and helped me cope with my deepest, darkest worries. Thank you for all the people on this site...
    heynice2meetu heynice2meetu 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    how tall is 180cm? when i tell girls online that i am just 180cm which i did the maths and is approximately 5ft 11inc.. they were like wow i am so tall, but to me i dont think i...
    babylonkush babylonkush 70+, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    There's someone I care about, he feels the same. But when we're together we just can't ever seem to talk, I'm not sure he 'gets me' and it's really frustrating because we're...
    lilyrose345 lilyrose345 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 8

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    You can't force loyalty, some people will always let you down. Everybody won't always be who you want then to be. I'm never perfect, but I'm always genuine, and I've realized...
    lovinglife699 lovinglife699 51-55, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Because I have social anxiety. Badly. Anyone else ?
    CursedWithABlessing CursedWithABlessing 18-21, F 11 Responses Nov 21

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    i do because simply put, i find people generally annoying. i don't like people standing too close to me, i don't like crowds, i don't like people noise- screaming, laughing...
    iridescenteyes iridescenteyes 26-30, F Nov 23

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    How come society makes us feel bad for thinking out the box when all the time it's made up to control us. Come play at secreterotica . com it's sexy, fun the groups and library are...
    YouKnowItMakesSense YouKnowItMakesSense 31-35, M Nov 28

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    I'm all about going out and having a good time, but I also love to just chill at home watch a good movie and just relax with family and good friends.
    AlexisH94 AlexisH94 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    i'm trying to get laid before i finish college..,who is with me?
    babylonkush babylonkush 70+, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I had my fair share of bar hopping and being out with friends. I've gotten to the point to where time by myself just feels so good.
    groundcraze groundcraze 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    But worry comes because solution is always debated. Tesla. What you give. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vwHuCC6nP8&sns=em Tesla. Love song. http://youtu.be/l2q_...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 23

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    Suggested posts for sanity. EP Link
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 23

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    Just be yourself!!! ;)If you try to be normal, then you miss out on being weird and awesome!
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 6

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    My whole family is weird and some people think were "insane!" We all tried to be normal once, but none of us could do it! It was way too boring!
    s123456789s s123456789s 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    For the longest time in my life I was ashamed of myself. I wanted to be liked, so I made myself into different people. As you can imagine this really took a toll on me...
    tiredgoodguy tiredgoodguy 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hate getting my picture taken. Yet, unfortunately for me I live in a faimly where every one likes to take MY picture....
    Muffin421 Muffin421 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Things I don't do:- soap operas pubs bingo socialising charts music cinema restaurants The list goes on and on and on to the point where my usual reaction to 99% of everything I...
    charnwood charnwood 61-65 2 days ago

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    Following your dreams until they are full on reality.
    jtwenty jtwenty 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    Anyone have any thoughts on Diablo 3 ultimate evil edition? On sale for Black Friday but I've never played any of them... Is it worth getting?
    jbar291 jbar291 18-21, M Nov 28

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    "The TRUTH may sometimes hurt for a moment, but the pain you experience from a LIE can last forever." http://refe99.com/quotes/truth/
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 1 Response Dec 8

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    You probably know how much "power" you have over him and that is a huge threat to me even if you never have done anything wrong. You know that he will always be there for you and...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F Dec 9

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    But people my age don't seem to like to play dammit.
    justme195 justme195 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think money is evil because it makes people greedy and people gets killed over money alot I would Werther use trade like if someone really needed something that I had and they...
    bud24 bud24 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    in this world life is short. so short that wasting it on someone you don't love , or care about is just a waste of time. but it is long enough to find the right person that one...
    Chinsei Chinsei 26-30, M Nov 21

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    For the past couple of weeks, I have steadily sunk into despair. I wish I had a friend, someone that will help me feel less alone. All my life consists of is work. My...
    sillygirl2889 sillygirl2889 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't care how much you'd say you want to left alone I'd rather be with someone than alone by far
    Chewbacca47 Chewbacca47 16-17, M Dec 9