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What makes you feel ALIVE?

No logic explanation, what are the things, experiences, feelings, that make you jum of energy and feel you are a living creature, things that make you stop thinking and start feeling,

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    Jun 14 2011: I feel alive when I'm angry at something.That is when I skip thinking and show my true feelings.I feel alive when I get to tell what I truly feel about something.Unfortunately or fortunately, I don't often get angry these days.Nevertheless,a big smile always makes my day and makes me alive too!! *wink*
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      Jun 14 2011: I can definitely agree with that - I remember as a child going over what I would say to someone who had pissed me off in the past, or if I got the chance what I would say the next time. As an adult (still very young) I have taken joy in telling someone how I feel right in the moment instead of waiting until its too late. Especially now that I'm older than those angst-y days and have the power of wit...
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      Jun 14 2011: Muhammad. I think I have the exact opposite reaction when I am angry. I find myself so lost in thought that I become unaware of all that is around me. Even if I am expressing my anger at a person I more or less feel I am pushing myself from behind.

      I forget where I heard this but recently there was a study stating hate is a much more rational emotion than love. Say If you hate someone you most likely can think very logically about all that person's faults and why they are such a horrible human. On the other hand people don't think nearly as hard when it come to justifying why they love someone. This has been my experience.
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      Jun 15 2011: What I think it´s that when you are angry at somebody else it´s just a projection on your own anger or little tolerance to your own self, i think that when you feel that way you blocked all the exciting things that could happen just by enjoying your own self as you are, telling that by own experience, I feel alive when i get to see people laugh, when i go through my own fears and try new things and start enjoying life just as it is.
      I feel alive when I´m by the sea and get to hear it and see it,.
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        Jun 16 2011: Your answer made me think again.Loving yourself and the people around you is the best way to live.Thanks for the lesson!
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          Jun 19 2011: I was just sharing my experience with you if thaht make you wonder some things it's great!!, it's a journey anyway it's not something that you can say one day and implemented that same day it's a day by day thing, !!
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        Jun 20 2011: That is so true Vanessa.
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      Jun 21 2011: The first line of Muhammad's post when he wrote "I feel alive when I am angry at something" (and not someone) is definitely me. Yes, I feel "alive" when there is a great discussion in class, when I can see students actually learn and take pride in something, when I am with my wonderful family and new grand daughter, when I am alone with nature, when I am exploring Belgrade and when I am with the man I love, but I feel the MOST alive when I try to DO SOMETHING about my anger which is usually due to something that is unfair/unjust, inane or limits me in doing something. So when I want to change (or at least address) whatever it may be, my whole focus is on that one element for the most part. I research, write, poll, query, and research and write some more in order to get my plan in motion. It is really an adreneline rush of sorts that I have not been able to duplicate.

      AND so like you, Muhammad, I need to get "angry again" as the last time was 2 years ago and time is running out!!!! *wink*

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