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I Admire Inner Strength

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    I admire those who can keep a smile on their faces all day long, keep other people laughing & smiling all day long. When in reality they are having the worst day of their lives..
    YoursTrulyLina YoursTrulyLina 18-21, F Mar 9

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    The Child Bride - The five nations with the highest observed rates of child marriages in the world, below the age of 18, are Niger, Chad, Mali, Bangladesh and Guinea...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F Oct 20, 2013

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    WILLPOWER! Determination… motivation… keeping going… believing in yourself… Willpower… nothing's gonna stop me! I think these days a lot of willpower is needed to keep...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    We all have it, you know, the ability to dig deep and keep going even as we fear we can't suffer another moment. We are an incredibly resilient species, peeps! Stay strong, always...
    SleepingOnSnow SleepingOnSnow 36-40, F Feb 10

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    We all such a whiners...I observe and see people getting their worlds down for so little...then I think wow,if they had had quarter of what I had,they wouldnt be here. Their...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jan 27

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    Everyone Has "Issues", however- Not EVERYONE allows their Issues to"HAVE" them.......
    Ms12nv Ms12nv 46-50, F Mar 10

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    Hats off to ppl who are strong bc I'm reaching my breaking point.
    Jakes8383 Jakes8383 18-21, M Jan 15

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    To come strong but stay sensitive ...that is something to reach to
    DreamyPoppy DreamyPoppy 31-35, F Jan 16

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    Flawed. - I am quite tenacious. I am a strong woman. But there are times...when i just feel so weakened. Like now. I am a human being... I suppose I cannot be a pillar all the...
    slsr slsr 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    Weakness = Strength - It's always amazed me how people thrive on anothers weakness.What would happen if they thrived on one anothers strength...
    Waymor Waymor 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 15, 2013

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    Lions are bomb! My newest drawing. Lions symbolizes strength and whenever you feel upset just think that inside you lives a lion that can't wait to show the world how strong it...
    sandra1212 sandra1212 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Today.... - Call me names. Any name. I will say "thank you" and go on with my life. Push me down, all the way into the dirt. I will get up say "thank you" and move on...
    Oblivioustothepain Oblivioustothepain 16-17, F May 19, 2013

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    I love people who stand up for what is going to make them happy. I need to my strength and just go with it..
    Jennsd Jennsd 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    Inner strength is grown and developed through out the life. People doesn't born with it. It keeps us afloat amidst storms n hurdles.
    Shellfishgiant Shellfishgiant 26-30 Mar 20

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    My Mother - This story starts before I was even born. My dad was overseas in Germany serving his country when my mom got pregnant but was also diagnosed with a brain tumor. The...
    joejoe7777 joejoe7777 46-50 Jan 8, 2013

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    Time Has Passed - A lot of time has passed since i turned to this place. It's been a while since i've been happy enough or had enough emotion to post something here. So let's see...
    trueself0326 trueself0326 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 6, 2013

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    Inner Strength - well I don't have power's like x men, but these power's are different. I have power's like superman not the man of steel stuff of the powers he has, but a strength...
    quicking quicking 26-30 May 1, 2013

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    Inner Strength - Many have asked what's that ?Because it's so foreign to them...to me, it's being able to connect the mind & body and meld an answer to difficult problems that...
    Shewolfiie69 Shewolfiie69 36-40, F 2 Responses May 6, 2013

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    Inner strength... Being humble, a good listener, not boastful. Using your life experiences to show empathy to others. My inner strength is from my faith.
    Roseanna11 Roseanna11 41-45, F Jan 20

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    I have some inner stenghth but my woman dosent so I will give her that ability to really believe in herself and grow stronger then me and be happy !!!
    Nevergonnagiveuup Nevergonnagiveuup 56-60, M Mar 19

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    The Struggles - The struggles I feel everyday is enough to make a man crumble and lose himself, but regardless of what I go through every day I still manage to get up each day with...
    TrialsNTribulations TrialsNTribulations 22-25, M Oct 15, 2013

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    Stand up for what you believe in. Even if it means standing alone. I've been through so much **** in the short years of my life. I don't let it tear me down though. I rise above...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I have a friend on EP that is so needing inner strength but lol I am like her so can't help
    Nevergonnagiveuup Nevergonnagiveuup 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    Dare I do the best I can? Dare I stand up above the crowd? Dare I attempt to make a difference? I received a link to this article from one of my best friends. Thanking me for...
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It takes a lot for someone to see how truly strong you are but it is your inner strength that helps you get through your day that I admire.
    ImxoxSurviving ImxoxSurviving 18-21, F Mar 8

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    Which i try to have. Got reminded of something and am feeling down .
    camrynxxx camrynxxx 13-15, F Mar 16

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    Decisions - ...I didn't choose my birth place, my parents, my race, my height, my intelligence, my eye color, my siblings, my body type, my inclinations, my influences--but I chose...
    DomDGrade DomDGrade 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    I have someone in my life who is suffering from brain tumors and accepts his fate. He keeps his situation a secret from his family and his friends. I only know because I am the...
    AngelaBelievesInLove AngelaBelievesInLove 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I think the strongest people are not the ones who hold everything in..but it's the people who let everything out! They are strong enough to cry it out, to deal with the pain head...
    YoursTrulyLina YoursTrulyLina 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I admire calm peaceful composure, grace under pressure. It is difficult to achieve, but I find it so cool. Emotional strength to deal with adversity in a compassionate way.
    BlueCedarTree BlueCedarTree 46-50 Jan 19

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    Some people are strong. I know some or quite a few single women. My friends. I don't have married friends. These friends don't bother. Don't bother looking. Don't bother presenting...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Character is a virtue on it's own.
    httpdeathawaits httpdeathawaits 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    Don't let them in don't let them see be the good girl you always have to be ~_~' Brain: o_O I luv that song ^_^' Brain: ^_^ But let's cut to the chase, I admire the ones with inner...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 Feb 7

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    Okay, I know that it is inevitable people will judge you when you post stories of yourself on EP but you need to know that each person is only probably sharing a fraction of...
    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    I was driving my car and my boyfriend was in the passenger seat...as I was goind down the highway I noticed that the bridge was out and the river had covered risen. The road...
    faithnaction faithnaction 46-50, F Dec 9, 2013

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    Outer strength, while it has its place, is destructive by nature, while inner strength is constructive. Never forget that inner strength is a light, while chaos is shadow. Shadow...
    stephanie929 stephanie929 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    I honestly admire inner strength. To see people with a spark inside them just makes me admire them more. To know that they would have something in them, even for the hardest of...
    RainBunny RainBunny 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    “Millions of people have decided not to be sensitive. They have grown thick skins around themselves just to avoid being hurt by anybody. But it is at great cost. Nobody can hurt...
    Tsukimi Tsukimi 31-35, F 8 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    I'm not entirely certain if I admire inner beauty. I think I have a different definition of beauty. Truth is beauty. Some people glow. It's painfully obvious that they are good...
    lucyyinthesky lucyyinthesky 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    "Beauty comes and goes. Strength, you keep forever." Lawrence Hill - the Book of Negroes
    Skirefly Skirefly 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I am looking for a woman who displays true beauty, a beauty that cannot be enhanced, made up or airbrushed. I am looking for a woman who resonates with the beauty of kindness...
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    Inner beauty eminates in a way that outer beauty cannot achieve; shining, a soft glow that radiates out, touching everyone who surrounds it. So much these days are people concerned...
    Bellastasia Bellastasia 26-30, F 12 Responses Mar 16

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    Inner beauty is found by embracing, loving and understanding someone. All anyone wants is to feel loved and understood. This my friends is where inner beauty lies: when you begin...
    Cloverpaschke44 Cloverpaschke44 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    i find inner beauty is more important than outer beauty. outer beauty fades and for one someone could be beautiful and have a very cold heart. inner beauty to me is compassion...
    xhesikaxo xhesikaxo 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I admire all the beauty. I classify and I study it. But certain human faculties certainly have a special seat within that spectrum.
    Arcadeus Arcadeus 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Inner beauty? I'm sure it's very splendid. As a teen a girl I fancied responded to my advances thus: 'some people are beautiful on the outside- others are just beautiful people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 22

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    i love inner beauty. i find beauty in kind, compassionate, caring people, and i think they are super beautiful <3 as someone once told me "outer beauty fades,but whats on the...
    lexik123 lexik123 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    INTERNALLY BEAUTIFUL! I for one really don't care what someone looks like… appearance doesn't mean anything to me well okay some people make a lot of effort and spend hours to...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Simple kindness towards others is a sign of inner beauty to me. Simply being nice is such an attractive trait.
    Peacelovingman Peacelovingman 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    To be honest I'm first attracted to someone's inner beauty. Not by what they look like on the outside.
    frances91 frances91 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've met so many people who are beautiful on the outside and become absolutely repulsive to me once I get to know them... and others who perhaps didn't get my attention right away...
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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