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To one person I like to say that I'm sorry...
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Dear Society, The United States is facing an epidemic. An epidemic of missing happiness is happening within this country right now. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 16.7 million adults in the U.S. have had at least one depressive episode. That’s at least 67% of all adults in the U.S. Some of these people must have felt helpless at one point or another. Helplessness, loneliness, they are awful feelings. They can lead to some horrible consequences, such as self-harm, or even worse, suicide. The thought of suicide because someone did not receive the help they needed makes me think: “What could have been done to help them?” The most prominent thing people with depression face is stigma, and social distancing is the most significant form of stigma. But,...
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"Say no to drugs" "Meth will ruin you" "It's in your genes, watch out".... But I didn't listen. I chose to try you for myself. To see what all the talk was about. And man, I'll be honest. I fell for you. You're one of a kind, that's for sure. I couldn't get enough of you. You made me feel great. But things went in a downward spiral QUICK. I dropped a ton of weight. Lost the color to my skin and the spark to my eyes. Picked at my skin to and reel the bugs out. I sat on all fours on my bedroom floor looking for any specs of you I could find. I went nationally missing. Lost several people I loved, but most importantly.. almost lost myself. But what can I say? You had me hooked. I shot you into my veins and felt your 'magic' run its course through every part of my body. At that moment, I was...
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Dear pessimism, Pessimism, you’re like a parasite in the minds of us all. A good parasite, but a parasite nonetheless. You’re great, you make us all take a good, hard look at society, and see whats wrong. But here’s the issue, you’re what's wrong. Don’t worry, I understand. Why would we want to get rid of you, you’re the one that knocks us back down, sets us down a peg, shows us the reality of life. But you’ve changed. Instead of using this reality to better society, you’ve now just broken the spirits of the world itself. I understand, the world is a horrible place, tragedy after tragedy, death after death, it’s no wonder people aren’t all that happy; but you’re definitely not helping. I must ask, what happened between you and optimism? You would show us the problems, and...
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Hello readers, Understanding what it means when I say I am non-binary might be a little difficult at first but I can assure you that it isn’t a new concept or as complicated as it sounds. Lots of cultures all over the world have terms for enby (non-binary) people and have had them for thousands of years. While each experience is unique, essentially an enby person either identifies with neither male nor female (third gender), no gender at all (agender) or might even identify as a fluctuation on a gender spectrum (genderfluid). Personally I would say the best term for me is probably third gender or something between the binary. Neither hyper masculine or feminine, rather some mixture of the two. Some non-binary people prefer their own letter in the LGBT acronym which is...
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My first words in 2018 were something along the lines of, "Holy shit, I'm fucking freezing." I blinked my eyes open in 2018 to the sound of silence, save for a few birds chirping and my teeth chattering at 90 miles a minute. Did I have hypothermia? Maybe. Did it feel great to be waking up in nature, not hungover, with complete recollection of the night before, next to someone I loved? Definitely. We had decided to trade in the bars, the crowds, and the emptying of our bank accounts on New Year's Eve for a camping trip. In theory, the idea was beautiful. In execution... we maybe weren't quite prepared enough for the 19 degree weather. However, waking up with a clear head, I knew this was a perfect start for 2018. We had trekked through the freezing cold for a 10 mile hike,...
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I can see the lady from window she doesn't know but I liked I can see her smile she is happy but world don't know I can see her flying hair, she's gorgeous but she doesn't know I can see her anger, she's upset but there family does not know They have tear in her eyes she's broken but siblings do not know What happened to us we see all things but we don't know
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Dear all leaders of the world, We have an issue in the world that we live in today that is hurting our global economy, human rights and crime. It has been an issue for a very, very long time and it affects everybody, whether it is directed at you or not, or whether you are directing it at somebody else. That issue is called INEQUALITY. How exactly does inequality affect our global economy ? For one thing, it divides people into certain groups around the world, instead of everybody cooperating and working together. By discriminating towards newcomers to countries, businesses suffer by not being open to different skills and perspectives. By supporting newcomers instead of discriminating against them, we create more opportunities for our society to succeed. How does inequality...
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I figure it's about time I was honest about how I'm feeling. I'm not writing this letter because I feel like it will make me feel better, although I pray to God it will. I'm not writing this letter to become the charity case of Brandon High School. I don't need sympathy. My hope is that in writing this I can help someone else. About three weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to the beach and spend time worshipping the Lord and praising him for the amazing things he made in nature. It was there where I spoke with a mentor of mine, a confidant so to speak. About midnight, him and I walked to a relatively secluded spot on the beach and spoke. The two of us discussed all sorts of stuff from school, to church, relationships at home and school. Thar eventually died down. And that's when...
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Do you ever feel like you are all alone? Like nobody cares or atleasts not the people you want to care the most. Well that is how I felt, I felt all alone. Do you think this is how a lone wolf feels when the pack rejects it, he knows they are still there and they know he is but they still reject him. Force him to go off on his own, make him fend for himself. Hunt, protect himself, and noone to keep him company. Far to many people have this feeling and I was among them, waiting and hoping one day I would be able to find a pack that will except me and find one I would belong in. What did I do? What did I turn to? I listened to music, it helped more than anyone could possibly imagine. I listened to all kinds of music, from country to Metal to rap to opera to disney theme songs. Whatever...
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