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I don't have to see God to know He exists.

You, however, are a different story.

Where did you grow up?

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I'm 6 years sober and I want to quit going to alcoholics anonymous.

I've never had a drinking problem but addictions are usually a result of an engrained pattern of behavior.

The accountability you hold is to yourself - ultimately to God in the end, but if He's not going to get in your way, there is nothing AA can do to prevent anyone from drinking.
I'm not going to knock AA, but I liken them to Dumbo's Feather - Dumbo already had the ears to fly, he didn't need the feather.
I also liken AA to pharmacological placebos wherein the belief of the pill itself brings the cure.
As I see it, AA is a necessary placebo program to help fortify a person's accountability for their actions. Through the implementation of spiritual and psychological stratigum, they provide an internal balance of self-control.
So. It's been six years. You need to be sure of yourself and KNOW you have what it takes, X 1,000 to leave the program.
Otherwise....

- written - voted for by Araz, ๐•อคอญอฅฬ‡๐•–๐•ฅ๐•šใ€‚(Yeti.), aeolian, Max
How do I build my self esteem?

I feel worthless.

But, you're not.

Iโ€™m overweight (I just joined a gym and am doing a good job going).

Oh.....so....you're a full figured gal.... Something wrong with that? (bites off a sandwich) I can watch people exercise all day. Keep up the good work!

But, Iโ€™ve been having rough days and I use food to make me feel better.

(Takes another bite of sandwich) - MMmm, I know what you mean - I'm feelin' better about myself already.
So...you like food. A man likes a lady who can cook....

I know Iโ€™m not the prettiest girl and so any time a guy gives me attention I give up my own values. I am a people pleaser and wonโ€™t say no to anyone bc I want people to like me.

- now, this is a problem. "Not the prettiest girl." Pretty? By what standard are you measuring beauty? Hollywood and Esquire magazine?

A good guy will enrich and fortify your morals, not tear them down - only users will do that and you ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO PLEASE USERS....

Even the best people can't always please all of the people. Personally, if you haven't made a few enemies in life it's a sign you're not really living to your full potential.

It's nice to have people appreciate you. It's NOT nice to have the wrong people like you.

We understand there are trolls in every social media forum, but the trolls in life are called "Succubusses," and their sole purpose is to drain the life right out of you - you don't need them liking you.

Iโ€™m starting to fall back down the slippery slope of depression and I just got out of that hole.

It's okay to experience defeat, but prepare for a day of success - it only takes one time, just one, then it's forever.
Keep trying.
All my best.

- written - voted for by **PamelaAnn**, Evansent, Mya
What would you do for a Klondike Bar?

Kalinihta wrote:
your questions always confuse me! now I'm like: "is he talking about the chocolate? or maybe a gold bar? or maybe a bar at Klondike? or???"
over here we don't have the chocolate, and neither gold bars.
bars on the other hand, we've got plenty...

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Mya wrote:

No-Account wrote:


Come on up...I'll take you to the bar, myself

So, it is a bar?! In Alaska..?

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Gift card guilt.

I wend grocery shopping one day. Total was 60-something dollars and change. Paid with exact change in cash.
But when the brainless cashier began counting, she came across....one Canadian quarter...
"I'm sorry we don't take Canadian coins."
I said, "Sure you do -"
"No, sir, I'm afraid we don't."
I said, "If it makes you feel better, I can take my U.S. currency back and leave you with the honor of putting these groceries back...."
She said, "Please wait a minute." She picked up the phone and began talking to her manager. A couple minutes later she hung up.
"We've decided to honor the quarter," she said as she gave it back.
"Oh really?" I said. "Okay, you do that," and then I took my groceries and went out to my truck to put them away.
I sat in my truck looking at this Canadian quarter and I blew my stack. I began fishing around in my change and grabbed a handful of pennies.
I found myself back at the cashier requesting to talk to the very manager she spoke to.
Soon the manager and I met at the customer relations counter and I explained to him that I was a long time shopper that had spent thousands on their overpriced goods. I told him I didn't appreciate how the cashier made a big deal over the foreign quarter.
"Let's just stop the show and make a spectacle of it and waste my time!"
"Well, sir we honored the quarter!"
"You're missing the point. First, she holds up the show over a quarter, secondly she makes a spectacle by making a phone call to you look like a crisis rapeline call to S.T.A.R. and thirdly, you just reduced all the *******fucking money I ever spent here, down to nothing, makinkg me look like a welfare case, by 'honoring' my quarter - but, you didn't even have the decency to keep it." And I slapped the Canadian quarter down on the counter.
"Sir, the Canadian quarter has less value than the U.S. quarter -"
"So you're saying the Canadian quarter does have value, but not as much?"
"Yes."
"Then why give it back? Instead of taking a loss on an entire 25 cents, the difference would have only been 2 or 3 pennies..."
Then a look came over his face, and I continued talking as I laid out three more pennies on the counter.
"I am not here because of a Canadian quarter, I am here because of the ****shit you sent me through over three penny difference and you're looking at someone who is willing to share every moment of this dread with you. Make sure you play this video at your next board meeting and get it worked out."
And pointing at the change on the counter, "Meanwhile, I owe you 25 cents....I suggest you take it."
....And he did.
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I'm sorry. What was your post about?๐Ÿ˜‹ Just kidding.

I brought you this story for a reason - you weren't unreasonable. What people dislike the most are those people who always accept the kinks of the system which was decided upon by people.
What all the CEO's and managers would like you to believe is they are a victim and it's outta their hands. But the system isn't a mindless machine - it is decided upon by people every day.
So...what determines a 'bad guy?'

- written - voted for by ~CaraMia~, DocteurRalph, CarolineFCY
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Career solutions.

Anonymous wrote:

BIG.AL.ONE wrote:
Start your own business/service.

That's not a bad idea but I swear I don't know how lol

I don't know much anyway anymore. All the tech experience I have is as old as dinosaurs and just so out of date it's almost useless.(not certified in anything anymore either)

And I can build websites but everyone here even thinks there's no money in that these days.

And..I can type fast lol...that's about all I can think of.


I could maybe let old people pay me to go run errands like groceries and the like if I could find them.


Those are my only ideas and they all suck lol

Okay then.....start your own courrier service for sr. citizens....


A website they can log into and make a list of anything, then YOU hire out drivers to run for and deliver the goods.

Drivers can be "Uber-like."

You have a brain....
Start hammering out the details.

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Career solutions.

Start your own business/service.

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Is commitment a truly good thing?

Anon wrote:
Is commitment a truly good thing?

Well, if you have to ask then it is best NOT to give anyone the impression of commitment.

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i really dislike

I hope, one day soon, the Internet will roast in AI hell for all eternity.
The Internet has done nothing to better mankind, when in fact, it is a tool of enslavement.
People are sheep and the corporations know it. Instead of counting sheep while you sleep, they want to control your dreams to look like this....


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I'm just a little bit sad.

You mention that you have all the desirable elements in the relationship except 'passion.' I'm going to take the liberty and assume she is the one lacking the passion.
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Wil wrote:
She's open to it if it naturally evolves from our friendship but in her mind if it's not there, there's no sense trying. I'm on a different page in that respect.

You're screwed and it's time to go - ASAP. She has subscribed to a view that is mentally lazy. Relationships need work because they don't just magically adjust themselves. But, a person who bases their relationships soly on "feelings" isn't going to make you a priority due to the fact they're "not feeling you."
Which is fine....however, they're too greedy to end the relationship with you - basically they have no honor to value what they "feel."
No. They like the benefit you bring to the table but at the same time can't wait to "someday" meet a person they feel passionate about. So, no matter what YOU bring to the table and the quality, it will never be good enough.
Meanwhile, you're a second-rate person who loses the first place trophy as you run a winning race against....no one....
Stop letting her use you.
Get out and find someone who IS passionate about you.

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