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CaliGurl77
Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2011 12:30:57 AM

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Mine is pretty overrated: life is unfair, so get over it.
It hit me half way during high school that nothing is peachy and sweet like I thought it was. I guess I was always a little immature so I never knew how people were capable of being cruel or doing something absolutely horrendous. I'm one of those "sweet, nice" girls and I guess people thought it'd be easy to take advantage of me and that's what people would do. They'd be like "Hey, Sparrow, wanna give me the answers to the test?" And I would and then I'd be the one feeling guilty and stuff. After a while, I realize it's a dog eat dog world and I have to look out for my own back :/ I hate doing that though because I like helping others
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 4:03:56 PM

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life is like a box of chocolates. you never know what you're gonna get
WellMadeMale
Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:39:52 AM

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'Don't sweat the small stuff, because it's all...small stuff'

If ya can't beat 'em... pay someone to do it for you.
Guest
Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 7:35:19 PM

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Be a leader, not a follower.
Guest
Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2011 1:03:45 PM

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To genuinely live ever day like it is your last - you can never predict what's just round the corner or when your number's up.
Guest
Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2011 2:52:55 PM

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When a woman is decorating or doing anything that is perceived as "manly" (which is bullshit, just because a man did it in the past, doesn't mean a woman is incapable, more often than not, she's better), don't offer help, criticism, or suggestions, unless she asks, even then, be careful. The best thing you can offer her is a cup of tea, but only at the right time. Also, the old phrase "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" is pretty good life advice.
Michael
Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2011 3:28:53 PM

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Life sucks... and then you die.

mike711
Posted: Monday, December 12, 2011 11:19:06 PM

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people do stupid things, but pride will make you stick to the stupid things
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:58:48 PM

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We Canadians are taught at an early age to NOT eat yellow snow. Most guys can spell their names in the snow too...a unique skill.

On a more serious level I am slowly learning to trust people, realizing that there are so many good people that come into your life. Don't build walls to isolate yourself from past painful experiences.
CaliGurl77
Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:25:34 PM

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Mine is overrated, but : life isn't fair.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:37:28 PM

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Whatever happens just pick your ass up and keep going. I'm not going to say things get better but the world doesn't stop because you had something shitty happen to you.

2011 was the worst year I could imagine having but I'm still here and doing the best I know how.
perkynipples
Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 11:02:07 PM

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forgiveness

Bunker Love
My Dream my latest stopry
Michael
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 12:55:49 PM

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Big Hugs Forgiveness Big Hugs

and...

That as long as I breathe, there is hope, and I shall continue.


Guest
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 1:44:38 PM

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Difficult to say which is the MOST important because they all tie together somehow into a code of living. Develop. keep, and adhere to the highest ethical principles you can afford situationally; Be as generous with yourself as with others; Accept praise and criticism graciously, but keep to your own set of standards; In matters of emotions, don't ask why, any answer will ruin it. Keep your mind on the big picture and your heart on the details (or vice versa); Smile genuinely; Be empathic; Learn to accept that not everything can be analyzed or articulated; Walk the tightrope between ego and egoless-ness with grace. Enjoy Nature whenever you can; If they like it and permit it, offer thoughtful spontaneous and frequent "treats" to those you care for.

There are lots more, but a list would get tedious.
clum
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 1:48:45 PM

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It starts with me. If I want something in my life to change, I have to make that happen. I have to take responsibility for my entire life.

Sublessons: Don't lay blame at anyone's door but your own. Don't feel guilty; do something about it.

Every day is a school day.
Ramjet69
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 2:43:01 PM

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There is nothing better in life than good sex, it will be in your mind always!
Smoothtalkin_wolf
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 3:40:36 PM

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Life is about balance. love, work, friends, family (and many more) re all facets of your life. When one is out of balance then you find a way to counterbalance throwing you out of balance. These counterbalances seem like the solutions, but until you resolve the issue you will continue to be unbalanced. Finding your center or balance is essential to your existence.









Dancing_Doll
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 3:49:36 PM

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95% of life is meaningless. Cherish the 5% that is not.


2706ali
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 3:50:17 PM

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show compassion
Treat woman with respect
And remember there are more days in the year...than her birthday/christmas and valentines day
JessicaX
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 4:24:51 PM

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Do what you know in your heart is the right thing to do. Because when you are totally at peace within yourself, nothing that life throws at you will ever make you despair.



sprite
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 7:33:11 PM

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never let down your guard. the moment you do, someone will find a way to fuck you up.

http://www.lushstories.com/stories/hardcore/west-coast-games-part-one-the-beach.aspx
Guest
Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2012 10:14:22 AM

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FtLMale wrote:
Big Hugs Forgiveness Big Hugs

and...

That as long as I breathe, there is hope, and I shall continue.



Forgiveness, that is the most difficult but liberating things I have learned too!
sugarbabe
Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2012 11:19:29 AM

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I try my best to do on to others as you want them to do onto you.
I always told my kids it's not what you say as much as it's how you say it.
also, if you said it, if you did it, stand up for it. My 2 cents

sex is like a joke...it's only good if you get it


Guest
Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2012 12:30:47 PM

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sprite wrote:
never let down your guard. the moment you do, someone will find a way to fuck you up.

That will be the only thing we will agree on
affable
Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:00:34 PM

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People will like you for the right and wrong reasons. People will also dislike you for the right and wrong reasons. I'm starting to get why the people that dislike you for the right reasons is the most important out of the bunch.
Guest
Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:12:35 PM

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Probably to be yourself...though the degree can vary based on the situation. :) If people can handle it they will, and if not it was not meant to be. YOu just have to be true to yourself.
1ball
Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2012 5:51:59 PM

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That embracing a "live and let live" morality is extremely hard but very rewarding. You can't do it and remain conservative or liberal. You have to recognize the double standards and refuse to succumb to the desire for the false security they promise.

My latest story is too hot to publish. My most recent story before that is Even Stranger In Lust
thesilkyknot
Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2012 7:35:42 PM

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Lol Life is always teaching lessons................what matters is... how you take it and imply it to make your life better.




and.... i have not learnt anything as yet ..it seems
beinggood
Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2012 9:12:13 AM

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to be attentive to who is speaking with you and to measure your words when talking to someone and last to be there for a friend who needs you to hear them

doing my best to be good..
swollen
Posted: Monday, July 30, 2012 5:13:25 PM

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Sometimes nothing is a clever thing to say.
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