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Say someting positive about a person, place, thing or event that you dislike. Be inventive. For example: If it's a person that you consider really rotten, maybe you could point out how they gave you an example of what not to be like :D

My job delivering auto parts

Positives
1. I get payed for driving around and listening to the radio
2. My supervisor is very flexible with my hours
3. I've been able to stay employed there for 3 years despite SA
4. An awful route that I used to have inspired me to go to college
 

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Living with my parents

1. free food
2. my little sister can be funny at times
3. I'm not completely alone
 

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Disliked person = Husband of a friend

Positives

a) Count myself really lucky I'm not the one married to him
b) In the event I ever do split up with my partner, and decide to look for a new relationship (unlikely as that possibility is) I'd be much more likely to spot someone like him in a potential new partner and know not to get involved - than I would have done if I'd never met this guy and observed what he's like.
c) I no longer have anything to do with him!
 

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My ex girlfriend

1) She had nice ****.
2) I learned what type of girl I don't want to be with in the future.
 

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The all-male Catholic high school I attended:
Without women around, I was more able to clearly focus on achieving my D-minus in junior year algebra.

My hellish year of sorting parcels for UPS:
If I ever happen to end up in maximum security prison for rape or murder, I can look forward to seeing a few familiar faces.

Cats:
They taught me to never underestimate the potential agony of tiny claws sinking deep into my thighs and genitals while I'm asleep.

Diablo Cody:
Far too young to have taken a major role in the holocaust.

Boston, Massachusetts:
I don't live there.
 

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The all-male Catholic high school I attended:
Without women around, I was more able to clearly focus on achieving my D-minus in junior year algebra.

My hellish year of sorting parcels for UPS:
If I ever happen to end up in maximum security prison for rape or murder, I can look forward to seeing a few familiar faces.
lmao
 

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Winter:
1. It makes summer feel so much more special
2. Snow days
3. During winter break, I get to visit my family in Florida :)
 

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A former friend:

1- Made me realise what type of people not to befriend in the future.

2- Made me regain my self-respect.

3- I've been trying really hard to convince myself to wish good upon people who I felt hurt me emotionally throughout my life. I will start with him: I hope he stops smoking, sniffing, and drinking his problems away. I hope he improves his relationship with his family. I hope he realizes how much of a hypocrite and miserable person he is and work towards changing that. I wish him the absolute best in life, I hope he changes for the better, and wish to see those changes if we possibly encounter each other in the future.



Sorry if that wasn't inventive or witty enough "slylikeafox" :p. I just felt the need to get it off my chest.
 

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I so dislike cities but these are the positives:

1. There's more people so it's less isolating even if you are housebound at times.
2. More 24 hour stores.
3. A lot more variety of shops, libraries, food and places to visit. I find that it's more easy to learn than being in a remote little village.
 

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Crowded streets:
You often need to use them to get to where you're going
Good for practicing "looking confident"
Walking down them gives you some exercise

Hot weather:
Gives me more reason to go outside (we don't have air conditioning :()

Having no friends that live near me, or enemies:
I don't have any reputation to keep up
I'm a "clean slate" and don't have any past reputation haunting me when I get the courage to try and make friends

No job/not in education:
No responsibilities to take care of in the day!

Living at home:
I have a roof over my head, and that's more than some people can say.
Free food/electricity/water/digital TV.
Nobody cares about how loud I play my guitar in the day, which is helpful when you have a 50w tube amp and a 4x12 and need to crank it up to levels that make your ears hurt to get the most from it :lol
 

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Having SA

1. Has made me more of an individual.
2. I care more about the feelings of others.
3. I feel inspired to take back control of my life and even rise up higher than when my life went to crap.
4. I don't waste my money at bars, etc
 

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My ex:

Taught me that self-care was really important. (If I don't take care of my skin it gets bad and sore quickly).
Size really does matter, lol!
Helped me realize that I don't really want kids.
 

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This is a very great thread
The dude next door who plays his music too loud, any hour of the day:
It gets me out of my room
It gets me out of the house

College:
Gives me something to do
Good food
Good gym
I talk to more people than I do at home
 

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My ex friend

1.His dad helped me get my job
2.His dad is still kind of my friend(talk to him when I make deliveries)
3.We were friends for a long time(since the 4th grade)
4.At one time he was sort of a good friend
5.Hanging out with him in school made the experience more bearable.
6.Doing things with him gave me a lot of social exposure exercises
7.The last few years of crap that he put me through, taught me that I deserve better
 

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Tailgaters

1. Gives me practice in not being intimidated by others
2. A fun way to test my brakes :lol
 

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My old job:

It motivated me to go back to school because I got a degree taht was useless in the real world.

Being around ppl with different personality taught me how to put on a facade despite my dislike toward them.

I was able to practice my assertiveness skills with ppl from all walks of life.

i met some nice ppl.

I met some rude and mean people which taught me how to handle them. I can learn from what I did wrong. I will be better when i am in a similar situation.

I loved my job despite my negative leaving (got fired).
 

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My Mom:

While she can be overbearing and controlling, if it weren't for her, I don't think I would have been able to fill out all this disability paperwork. She has also been kind enough to co-sign an apt with me so I can live by myself. Also, if it weren't for the two previous comments I wouldn't have my beautiful kitties who love me unconditionally...
 

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Getting to say "I told you so" to someone who misused my trust and took advantage of me when I warned them that someone else would pluck me up one day and I won't be around to stroke their ego anymore.

Finding my wife online when I was told, over and over again, that I would NEVER find anyone online let alone find my wife.
 

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Waking up on a cold winter morning and having to get out of a nice warm bed.

1. As soon as you get out of bed you can look forward to a nice hot shower.

Getting out of a nice hot shower on a cold winter morning.

1. Knowing that I'm that much closer to getting my morning caffeine hit.
2. One day closer to the weekend and sleeping in.
3. One day closer to summer.
 
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