A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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raised myself, despite lacking parenting skills.

by elljay on January 25, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I've got a file for "ridiculous business ideas to revisit should I win a really big lotto" and it includes a plan for a camp for adults who didn't raise themselves right ... it would be a place where they could learn some of the things they didn't know about when they were raising themselves ... like spelling, and how to make and keep plans.


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