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When I was your age, there was so much conformity that hippies were truly freaky. They scared the hell out … Continue reading What are some great “When I was your age” statements?
My mother was in a coma and dying from cancer. My father asked my sister and me to designate him … Continue reading What is the most selfish act you have ever witnessed?