If people didn’t already have other things to worry about

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So, here I was. I was relaxing in my front garden; the sun was high; the sky was blue — no clouds were present. I was dressed in nothing but a vest top and boxer shorts. No way was I wearing full-length clothing.

The birds flew above while the pollinators…

You just have to find your “easier”

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“Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.”

-Jon Bon Jovi

Can I ask you a question? Can I ask you three? Can you dive deep into your soul and heart and find…

Try relying on your memory for once

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I don’t know about you, but I am not one for selfies. I don’t mind them. It is just I don’t always think I need to take one. …

I will never forgive myself for abandoning you

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I first met you when we were four

I cannot remember much from that time, but I am sure they were filled with happiness. Like the majority of people, childhood memories cause me to smile and sometimes shed tears. For me, tears threaten to make an entrance. For me, the tears come from thinking of you.

Tears of…

It shows the writer you actually appreciate their efforts — you will be rewarded too!

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When we first step through the doors of this platform, we are immediately welcomed by an ocean of talent. It can be exciting. It can be scary. It can be damn right intimidating. However, we desire one day to be like the top guys and gals who deliver quality regularly…

OPEN LETTERS

We can do this

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Dear Strugglers,

I know how you feel.

You wake up, and you immediately wish you didn’t have to. The world is nothing but a blur of Formula 1 cars rushing by. …

A story of depression, regret, and a night to remember

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I was at my worst. I wanted to die. I yearned to leave this world and escape the pain I was feeling. Every day, I sensed my emotions dying — only to be reanimated as sadness. …

I don’t know where your hands have been

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Hello, my name is Aiden Riley, and I think a big fucking afro. Not just an afro, as you can tell, the curls, like long curly fries, hang delicately below my eyes. When stretched, they reach close to my shoulders and spring back home in a blink when released. I…

Many times now, people have thought it was okay to take pictures or record me — why?!

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I know, right?

It’s messed up.

There are many things concern me about today’s world. There are many things that make me happy. However, I am not really here to discuss happy things. I am here to discuss the things that piss me off. …

Conquer these, and you shall conquer the page

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I love podcasts; I adore a conversation; I especially love a conversation-based podcast. These conversations can’t be any talks: it has to be a discussion that tears open a new realm in one’s mind. What I mean by this is that I am obsessed with complex discussions that can benefit…

Aiden Riley

I deliver my opinions on society, psychology, mental health and more. Email me here for a chat or a gig: Riley_writes@outlook.com

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