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If you had a bad life in your younger years, does it get a lot better when you get older?

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I had abuse, molesting, bullying etc...
both at home and school it stays with you and scars you for life BUT you are the only one to decide hey... im better than that, I am worth something and you take that pain and put it to use by making your life count and you gain inner strength. Its a constant battle but thats life.

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Bless you, MnMs4Me.
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thank you both =)
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Yup.

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Define ' bad ' and ' better '.......lol.

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It gets as much better as you make it

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..Sometimes...
I hope so.

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I hope so too man.. hang in there and stay on the path dude..
Are you still running?
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Nope...
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Sounded like you had talent..
what do you spend your time doing may I ask?
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No.....my past has been following me... And torturing me..... Anywayssss for some people they end up forgeting about their past as they age as for the others not so much

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Dude you have to find a way to live beyond it.. sorry for your pain
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Its difficult..... :/ ive tried everything i gave up .-.
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Not if your Van Gogh

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Things going badly is incentive to make sure they go better as you get older...it ain't always easy,though.

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people!... its all what YOU make it

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Oh yeah. I hated my real dad and my uncle and aunt took full custody of me 2 years ago my life has been better excerpt I still get bullied :(

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your mom died?
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She took off after I was born my uncle said when her and my real dad were dating he said she was a total b!tch just like my real dad.
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that sucks... well, that's life for ya -____- my dad died in 2009, it's hard not seeing him anymore :(
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I'm sorry for your loss :( do you know my uncle had an account on here called Clonalnumber2?
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ha ha ha, yeah
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Really? For real?
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no, i didn't know that, but i knew him lol
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Sorry guys.. but just keep a good attitude and get a good education and that will take you places
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u just have learn how to live with it know one can really know if your life gonna get better but you will find out

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It gets better if you determine to make it so. It doesn't if you wallow in self pity.
My mantra has always been "I'm lucky, there are children who don't survive their childhood"

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Good answer, Boo.
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Today I hit two different issues involving psychology and I decided to turn to you, if that's okay. Do you mind? (Don't feel obligated, please.)
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Go for it marcus, I'll do my best.
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#1. How do you recognize a sociopath? I'm encountering someone who seems like one.
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#2. I talked to my friend (who has a degree in psychology) about over–analyzing and he says it would be good for me to cut back. I agree with him. But how do I know when I SHOULD analyze?
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#1. How easily a sociopath can be recognized depends a lot on how smart they are. The smart ones are usually tough to catch.
I grew up with one so some things you can look for are,
The person is usually pretty popular, seems very outgoing and fits in well because they are chameleons, they have no firm beliefs in religion or pitied or right and wrong so they can mimic whoever they're with BUT at home when the mask comes off, things change. Look for family members who are overly eager to please the person, who seem hesitant and lack self respect. They aren't prone to do things spontaneously because they don't want to tick off the psycho.
Psychiatrists look for extended bed wetting, animal torture and a fascination with fire as the big 3 warning signs for children but you can also see moms especially uncertain about themselves because they know something is wrong and they are blaming themselves.
As for over analyzing... You do sometimes and the best thing is to let surface stuff go, analyze what's important to you and develop the laid back part of you.
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I did research on sociopathy and then asked you about it and so far this person opposes no traits of sociopathy. He is very popular among those who know him; he and all his minions see me as a demon because he's good at making others look bad.
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I never thought about that, that over–analyzing makes a person too paranoid. Thank you, Boo! :)
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Oh my gosh... that second paragraph of mine made my first look like a joke. LOL! I promise I'm not over–analyzing the sociopathic person or the situation.
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Sociopaths are VERY good at making others doubt themselves, what you have to look at, is this person important to you? If not, avoid him, shrug him off.
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Okay, I'll try. Thank you, Boo!
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Having looked at your profile pic, I would say that depending on where you live and who you have to associate with as you get older, being proud to be a redneck and waving the Confederate Army battle flag is probably not going to help make things better.

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Hi, Cal. :) How are you?
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I'm doing fine. Work has picked fortunately. Howsabout you?
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What do you do for a living?
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I'm too tired to remember how I am. Lol. :P
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I'm off to bed. Goodnight, Cal!
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I'm a graphic artist who specializes in (wait for it) PowerPoint.

Yeah, I'm heading off to bed myself. It's about an hour past my bedtime. I remember when I would have another couple of hours in me. Getting old sucks. Don't do it. Talk to you later.
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if you're referring to me being racist, i'm not.
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I didn't say that. But there are people who might infer that from the image you project here. I'm just saying that as you get out of your particular community and into the world at large, you might want to be mindful of the image you project. If you never leave the community which is accepting of the image you are projecting here, then it isn't going to be an issue for you.
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i'm not a rednec* lol i like the south, that's why i had it...
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Fair enough. But if you were to project that image in other parts of the U.S. you should be mindful that you won't always be there to explain. People make incorrect judgements of us all the time. We just need to make sure that we are doing all we can to not be the one giving them cause to have that incorrect judgement.

For instance. There was a pickup that someone parked in front of our house for a couple of days. Prominently displayed in the back window was a bumper sticker that had the CSA battle flag stars on bars emblazoned with "The South shall rise again!". I don't know whether that person was racist or not, but since I never talked with him, to this day I picture him in my mind as a racist -- or at least being an intolerant person. Wrong as I might be, I was moved to that perception by the fact that of all the bumper stickers available to this person to put on his truck as a statement of who he is and what is important to him, he chose this one. Reality means nothing. Perception is everything. That is what I have learned as someone who works around marketing people a lot.
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its never too late to have a happy childhood

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I sure hope it gets better!

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it CAN get better if u have better people in coming life_

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