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I Accept Myself As I Am

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    i don't know that it is a true

    or complete acceptance but i don't know if i would change even if it were possible. maybe it was environment or maybe genetics, i don't know what created me, but i can live with who i am. however twisted that may be
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M Jul 13, 2014

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    I may not be pretty, I'm not rich,

    I don't have a perfect body, but I have a good and warm heart for those who care.
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    As of now I'm a heterosexual semi-submissive

    female-to-male transvestite, and I'm proud I've started discovering myself finally. I'm so happy i can now think beyond what I've been taught: that girls dress like girls and love boys, and boys dress like boys and love girls, and we don't talk about sex.
    oeN4 oeN4 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    To be really happy: maybe we should all stop

    looking for society to give us permission to be ourselves.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Sep 29, 2014

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    It took me 28 years to finally accept myself

    as I am. I am imperfection. I make mistakes. I am human, and I am ok with that.
    itsallnewstome itsallnewstome 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 25

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    I let go. I am completely in control of

    who I am and who I will be. I am in control. Others are not responsible for my reactions, regardless of my sense of justification. Ultimately, I choose how I handle myself, and I can either be a noble, beautiful woman, or I can be a pathetic, childish coward. I choose the former...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Nov 16, 2014

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    Having read books on various sciences,

    mainly biology, I am comfortable with myself. I understand why my male mind does what it does. It's such a relief to know that I am a normal animal and not a sinner. Science set me free.
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M Sep 13, 2014

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    Me, Wordcard

    I actually know who I am. I have only been denying it which leads to the complication I faced in which I tend to feel lonely. After some thoughts, I discovered that being alone most of the time is not an accident, if I think about it from another perspective, it is actually a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 28, 2012

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    i know that i am not perfect not the best

    for the world but i am the best in my own world because this is my kingdom and i rule here i accept me as i am no matter how careless or tough or an emotional fool i am the best choice for me!!!!!!
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Who I am, I cannot change.

    I accept that. Who I will become, I can help create. That I can be better is a truism that I am responsible for.
    ProgressivelyCurious ProgressivelyCurious 61-65, M Mar 17

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    Skating A Bowl And Having Fun

    It is just a month I started to be "another me", just thinking I do not need things and I do not need more then myself. I was stuck because everybody needs a break, and we don't have to look around for it, because I think we have the opportunity to relax and chill a little just...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M Dec 10, 2012

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    Yes Im Weird

    And i love it. I love being me.
    Lola2019 Lola2019 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2012

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    I've Learned To Accept Myself

    I don't know if I'm just a shy quiet girl or if that's just part of my social anxieties, but I have always had a problem with the way I am. I've always wanted to be more outgoing. Less passive and more aggressive. I've never had a problem making friends. It seemed like the only...
    pangoftenderness pangoftenderness 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    I think moving as far away from home can be

    very healing in some aspects. While living in a small community, closed groups of friends and very close to my family, I found it very hard to accept myself as I was. I was scared of myself somehow. I hated my personality in some respects and I was trying to constantly prove...
    whatsername whatsername 22-25, F 1 Response May 17, 2014

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    Im getting off probation soon

    so happy i have about 10 day maybe even less and ive been talking to my parents and they wanna put me back in therapy and i asked if i could get proscribed weed and she said maybe depends on my the therapist says and i cant sleep at night i have depression and suicidal thoughts...
    PorkNugget PorkNugget 16-17, M May 25, 2014

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    Figuring I have to spend the rest of my life

    with the douche that I am... I better get used to it.
    Vumsy Vumsy 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 13, 2014

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    I Am Working On Accepting Myself As I Am

    Trying to follow Dr.Suess' lead: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." Still working on it
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2011

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    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Don't Do Things You Wouldn't Be Proud Of, Stay True To Your Morals And Heart..and You Will Like Who You Are.

    I really like the idea of finding our energy to help accept and enjoy our life. not something to fill a void. but rather something for motivation and meaning.. my motivation is my long term relationship with.. the best boyfriend in the world. my goals are a happy marriage and...
    uhyta uhyta 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    Lonewolvesinc Lonewolvesinc 31-35, M Dec 24, 2014

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    From the time I was very young,

    I knew I was different. I was always more comfortable expressing and embracing the more masculine side of my personality. I was the consummate tomboy, playing baseball and football as intensely and as well as the boys, climbing trees, getting dirty, being quite the daredevil...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    I want to talk about self-acceptance

    for a minute. Why is it SO important to accept yourself as you are? Every day you live through your eyes, hears, body, etc. When you learn to accept yourself as you are, you begin to open up new doors that were previously close. Some of us tend to beat ourselves up. We aren...
    Saramore10 Saramore10 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    Broken I am broken, flawed,

    and at this point seem worthless to everyone else. No one needs or wants me. Isolation has consumed me past tolerance. I've spent my time trying to heal...trying to improve...trying to learn...but it's been for nothing. My solitude becomes more complete. And my acceptance...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl 36-40, F Dec 14, 2013

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    I get turned on a bit watching real good action

    movies with a lot of *** kicking and maybe watching a fight. Weird right? Haha it's one of my dirty lil secrets 😏
    Layla1721 Layla1721 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I used to feel a lot of anxiety regarding my

    gender and sexuality, but over the past few months I've started accepting myself more and more, and stopped trying to change things or convince myself of things. I'm much more comfortable in my own skin and feel a lot less anxiety as a whole. I am a male-identified crossdressing...
    WalterStuart22 WalterStuart22 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    i think it's more like i tolerate

    who i am. i'll never understand me and i'll never be able to accept me but at least i guess i am resolved that this is who i am, so be it.
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M Aug 3, 2014

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    CascadingCoquette CascadingCoquette 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    I love myself for who I an.

    For those who don't love me for me then **** then because I'm not going to change to please you.
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F Sep 13, 2014

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    I Have Learned to Finally

    I now love and accept myself for the person I am, most flaws and all.  Without being or sounding arrogant or self-indulged, I am a very dependable, interesting person.  I am what I am, and I'm not what I'm not.  Love me or hate me, take me as I am.
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    What is wrong with people these days?

    It makes me sad to be a teenager. Everyone is just so rude and they don't even think
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 15, 2014

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    I just lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks,

    it's not the greatest but it's a start. I'm so happy! ^_^
    Thatonebish Thatonebish 13-15, F 3 Responses May 29, 2014

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    I Am Who I Am Because God Is Great!!!

    I accept myself for who and what I am, because I know I am delightfully and wonderfully made. I am also bi-sexual with a great husband 6 kids ( one sort of adopted), and have a girlfriend. I have heard all the tired excuses of going to hell, over a one liner in the bible. I also...
    torturesbellies torturesbellies 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    I don't care if my friends

    and family found out that I wear diapers and wet the bed soon I will be doing that. This who I am I just love diapers. And people will just have to accept it
    Johntruck17 Johntruck17 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    Smarter Than The Average Bear

    While I accept myself as I am I don'really expect most others to do the same. As a child I felt rejected by most of the world. My father never seemed to see me. I realized one day that I did not have to please either him or the rest of society, just myself. That is when I...
    tomt88101 tomt88101 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2009

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    I accept who I am beside my breast lol Haha

    besides that I love my body and my personality
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Accepting myself as being a Transgender

    Trans-woman was one of the hardest things I've done... I became a lot more open-minded. It would be ridiculous and hypocritical for me to be Transgender and go bash gays or be racist or something. So my lesson is this: Learn to accept who your about. I realized there were things...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 1 Response Feb 10, 2014

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    She~ I love and appreciate the woman I am today.

    She has been here since before my birth. She has carried all of my burdens and revelled in all my joys. She has cried through every pain and sang through every pleasure. She was me when I was betrayed by those meant to protect me. She was me when I forgot the lessons of my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 12, 2014

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    21+ Years Later~

    Self-Acceptance didn't come overnight. It was a process. I can't remember anything harder in my life than coming to terms with myself nor do I remember anything more liberating than allowing myself to be that which I am.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 6, 2012

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    The Real Deal Here!

    A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he...
    Mammy Mammy 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2008

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    Rebirthing

    I have looked at my life as useless for the past few years. I never was comfortable with how I looked, people didn't seem to like me, they didn't even know I was gay. Now I'm am deciding to change. I'm tired of fake people trying to be my friends and usinng me, I'm tired of...
    ajl04 ajl04 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2013

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    Love Myself

    I love myself for all my unique traits and personality that is given to me. Every person in GODs eyes is beautiful and perfect in his own way. Love must come from within your soul. Else you will live your life feeling unworthy of any cause.  I am a compassionate person...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2009

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    it's all because of self hate. i hate myself and dont care about me. i message older men online. im the stupid girl that reply's to the pervets. that accepts strangers friend...
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