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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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    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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    Well life on the farm is kinda laid back Ain't much an old country boy like me can't hack It's early to rise, early in the sack I thank God I'm a country boy Well a simple kinda...
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    There is a saying in my line of work: you can achieve great things in this town as long as you do not seek credit for it. I have found this to be true and although I greatly...
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Talking is easy. It is the actions which are difficult. I would rather have one strong, beautiful gesture, than a thousand spoken words.
    Olivia1962 Olivia1962 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hi everyone I'm a 61 year old female in my boyfriend is 52 years old he's Puerto Rican and I'm from Boston he speaks very good English has a PhD we have problem understanding each...
    DebOohlala DebOohlala 61-65, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is something that I'm trying to get my two brothers to understand. They are both married to women that bring absolutely nothing of value to their lives, and instead, serve as...
    ThirtySevenX ThirtySevenX 46-50, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I know my username is ZADoubleMesser, but I'd rather preferred to be called Zarinah instead. And if you were wondering, no I'm NOT Muslim.
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    So i'm rude every once in a while; I don't regret being blunt at times. I admit i'm not innocent at all and i'm completely okay with that. I'm intelligent and I sometimes come off...
    ImmortalMagiKarp ImmortalMagiKarp 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I think i'm going to quit my job. I have a plan to build a business. The thing is i wont make money right away. Anyone know a way to make $1000/mo in the mean time? Is buying...
    Jackway Jackway 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    This is how I am, though I can't say it always works out for the best.
    Polis195 Polis195 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love this experience. This is also why I LOVE being crushed on or liked in general. Because I know that I'm being myself and not fake at all... And these people like the real me...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    This statement defines me and the way i live my life
    livingtruthfully livingtruthfully 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Honesty is the best policy. I am me and don't care if haters gonna hate.
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've seen it all here. People being catfished, scammed, lied to and misled, I've seen men pretending to be girls, I've seen pedos, I've seen fire and I've seen rain, and sunny days...
    SpiritsInTheMaterialWorld SpiritsInTheMaterialWorld 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I would rather be respected for my personality and heart than what I look like. Looks fade overtime but the kindness in someones heart is forever beautiful.
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    i get nervouse around alot of people and then it makes going out not very much fun. i prefer to stay home alone or with someone else that i care for just hanging out spending...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Life is like photography. It's not about the view. It's about how you frame it.
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 6 days ago

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    I wanted to start the weekend relaxing as I had a long day at work and my birthday is on Sunday. But my SO would rather go out with coworkers than celebrate with me.
    xoxoslain xoxoslain 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Sometimes I force myself out though, but halfway through the night I always realize that I'm 10x happier just spending the night in with my boyfriend. I hate that if I don't go out...
    genericidiot genericidiot 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    HELL YESSS!! I hate fake bitchess i just find it so funny that usually the typical highschool clique contains the most goofy immature mental people that only strive to fit in and...
    Metradoll Metradoll 18-21, F a week ago

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    as much as I hate being alone, I would rather not waste my life with the wrong person...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    I told my manager to send me home today. One more stupid, annoying, complaining customer and I would have completely lost it... I don't feel the same way about my job anymore.. I...
    Jackway Jackway 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    I actually prefer to be alone than to be with a large quantity of people surrounding me. The noise and the presence of a crowd makes me really uncomfortable. I would rather stay in...
    Cheiyn Cheiyn 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I like hanging out with guys cause i feel comfortable around them I don't have to worry about them talking behind my back. In my 14 years of living I've had nothing but guy friends...
    sugardoodoo sugardoodoo 13-15, F Jun 23

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    I'd rather be understanding but when people start being mean I'm like screw it and call it as I see it .... :/
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I'm not really active in pursuing friendships. This can be a bad thing. Someone once observed to me that I was a bit like an amoeba - I just let things happen. This has led to...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 18

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    6 months ago i was planning a trip with 3 of my friends! The girl lets call it F was supposed to let as stay at her house! 2days before the trip the other 2 girls cancelled the...
    helpadvisor helpadvisor 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    No matter what I'd rather get the truth than be lied to, at least I can then defend myself through knowledge...
    Jhayne8 Jhayne8 31-35, F Jun 16

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    I came into the world small and silent, blinking in the harsh lights of the hospital. My mother likes to joke that I gave her the least trouble of all her children, having only...
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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    Don't like your present circumstances ? Change them, you're not a tree.
    PoutingEnigma PoutingEnigma 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 16

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    Sometimes I am so grateful that I am free from the most oppressive relationship I've ever had and I can now spend time with who I like, travel where I want to and say what I like...
    pinkkitten17 pinkkitten17 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 14

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    I also would rather people not keep things from me. It always feels the same as a lie.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 13

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    Than with someone who is not right for me. And I feel does not fit into my life or my long term plans. I don't want to feel another piece of me have to be hidden or suppressed or...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Jun 13

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    Than with people I can't be myslef with or feel that understand or have a deep meaningful connection to. I would rather be myself than feel depleted and drained. Friendships and...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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    There are some internally beautiful & interesting people out there. And wherever I go, even if it's a work event or something, I try to talk to at least one stranger n get to know...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 13

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    Just finished BBQing nude, haven't had a stitch on for more than 24 hours, including a midnight walk in the pouring rain
    donontario donontario 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 13

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    Ever broke up/divorced because everything you could feel for you SO was friendship only?
    iridium91 iridium91 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    I don't like small talk that much. I want something to talk with who has a deeper sense of life yet doesn't let go of child-like mind like appreciating simple things in life and...