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I Accept Myself As I Am

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    Finding The Way.

    It's been two years I've been insecure about me and the society I have around, how my life is and how it should be.It didn't happened to me before, but since everythings changed all at once I found myself lost.Now I feel reborn.Everybody needs some energy to go on and this could...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2012

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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

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    Why The Hell Not

    It is a good thing to do :) I AM ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I am happy for it. Sometimes I think I struggle to think this way, but i am trying :)
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2009

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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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    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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    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

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    ENTIRE

    what else? I'm not modeled to anything. I think what I want. Not easy to live with everyday maybe. But at least what you see is 100% me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 7, 2008

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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 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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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 2 Responses Jan 28, 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 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

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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 18-21, M Sep 13

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    I didnt for a LONG time.

    I spent so many years trying to change myself mentally and physically, to fit into a mold I now know I will never fit into. I can only evolve as a person and change things about myself that complement who I am already, and be healthy. I am not a ray of sunshine and thats okay, I...
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F 1 Response May 29

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    It is how God created me

    and I like myself. I think it is sad that some pople realy hate themselves because they have things they don't like or can't do special stuff. I think that is rubbish. Everyone is beautifull and amazing and also unique in his own way. And everyone should be proud of himself for...
    Jennyred Jennyred 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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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

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    I Am Not Angel Anyway

    I accept myself as i am and with my negative side which is not going to hurt anybody but me ......( I am not Angel anyway ) .. but  i don't accept many skills which need to be Improved NOW LOL I hate my laziness :/ I know that i am lazy just because the same routine...
    listenup listenup 26-30, M 10 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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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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    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

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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

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    I'm Trying To

    I'M TRYING TO BUT IT'S FOR M NOT EASY WHEN UR GAY
    deamo deamo 36-40, M Jul 27, 2012

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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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    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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    Here I Go Again

    Here I go again tryin to win The world made it easy to sin God made it easy for everyone to win Once I dont break his rules Mankind will never rule my soul Lyricly original pysicly beatable but mentally untouchable Air power unstopable my brain infected with the...
    aceer aceer 18-21, M Jun 11, 2010

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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 5 Responses Sep 15

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    Re: Accept Myself As I Am

    Yeah. I do accept myself.  
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2008

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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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    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

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    Yes I Do!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     Because I have to. I accept myself for who I am. And I know it's different. but I have come to accept myself. It was a hard time to finally accept myself but I'm glad I am finally accepting myself. I love me. :)
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    This Is Me

    I have had to learn to accept myself faults and all. I am the person that I am and after taking a long hard look at what I see, I can live with the results. First I had to forgive myself for things that I had done in my past , those things that teach you lessons.Although there...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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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 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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    I accept myself as i am?

    I wonder sometimes,i tried to find things for myself,for to know myself better astrology,phyhology helped me a lot, experiences helped me a lot not all of them but anyway if you are in contact with people maby sometimes you don't gain so good experiences to help yourself,you...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 22

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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...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 12

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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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