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I Am Brave

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    The day before high school,

    I was scared and timid as always. I never socialized for a prolonged sequence, enhancing my maladaptive behavior around others. The day came, and I got paralysed. I went hiding and decided to blend in. The evangelion of the bell rang, and I went to class stricken. Then something...
    GravelTack19 GravelTack19 13-15, M Aug 5, 2014

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    I am extremely brave,

    and it's my favorite thing about myself! Bravery isn't the lack of fear, of course, but knowing what scares you and doing it anyway.
    ungracefullythalia ungracefullythalia 13-15, F Aug 13, 2014

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    Obstacles.

    I will prevail... no matter what. My past life is sad, but it made me who I am today, and I would not change a single thing.
    Kandycane Kandycane 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2007

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    I am not afraid of change

    or conquering things alone.  It's uncomfortable and challenging but I am up for it because I know pain is temporary; although it changes me, part of that change is becoming a stronger person."Falling down is how we grow. Staying down is how we die." - Brian Vaszilly
    LanaKane LanaKane 70+, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't let fear control me

    or my life. It's a limitation that I don't accept.
    TheDarkOak TheDarkOak 18-21, M Dec 26, 2014

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    I Am Often Scared Though

    Since I was little, I was taught to be scared, from my father to being raped, passing by school and other little things of life that could rot you, and make you become a fearful person, and a dishonest one. But I fight, and I'm courageous I think. I face my fears very often...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 23, 2012

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    I'am Brave And Strong

    I used to be a shy little girl. Mouth closely shut and never speaking or voicing out her thoughts. Never having to stand up for herself and take control. Always the follower not the leader. The listener, not the speaker. But as I grow up, things in my life started to turn black...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    I always imagine myself playing the hero,

    taking the bullet to save my friends. Except I actually would. Always. I care about my friends enough to do that.
    GalacticMind GalacticMind 13-15, M Jan 5

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    So here's my story. I really would appreciate

    positive reinforcement after what I share with you because it is everything I am and have done so I take it very seriously. I am proud of it, but I am also suffering from how hard it is at the same time. I did this because bf said he would easily find jobs here and I could make...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 3 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    I always think about

    when I save my 7 siblings in a fire.
    shortbeauty96 shortbeauty96 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    One time I was brave was

    when I watched a few minutes of a scary movie when nothing scary was happening, just to see if I could handle it. I watched a few minutes of the movie Carrie when it wasn't scary. I was channel surfing. It was shortly before I ended up in the wheelchair for a majorly long...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F Jun 16

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    I AM TREYTHEBRAVE. I was almost abducted by men

    inside of a white truck. I was jogging late at night one time so I completely ignored this guy so he said you Alright you wanna ignore me. The next night I went jogging knowing that something might could happen with My inner Voice Spirit Guide telling me they will try to kidnap...
    TreyTheBrave TreyTheBrave 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 19, 2014

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    Tomorrow I'm going to tell me story.

    Tell it all from my obsession with what's not really there, to my tragic story of being bullied to thoughts of suicide, to the simple fact I'm gay an an anti gay world.
    UnconditionallyGone UnconditionallyGone 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 20, 2014

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    Bye

    idc what happens if i do something stupid or not i love u all and will miss u all bye :) nice tallking to u all
    sexirussian sexirussian 18-21 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    Do you know only 2 out of 100 people

    who do a drug program succeed? I've been shooting heroin since August 2014. Today I decided to go to rehab. Hopefully, if I'm lucky, I'll be in that 2%.
    skinbaby69 skinbaby69 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Choosing Chance Over A Sedentary Life

    My curiosity led me here. I own but the clothes on my back, a life that not many people here come to know. I peer through the edge of the parallel trees and thorny thicket. My bare feet took me this far to witness the sin my people were talking about. Intricate, lavish...
    poweredbytesla poweredbytesla 18-21, F Jan 2, 2013

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    I Hold Bravery

    All my live, I've been through hell, like many others. I've had to cope with my disability, go through extreme bullying, lots of family problems and I've lost so much faith in myself and wanted to kill myself so many times. But, you know what? I've overcome everything, there have...
    DarkPeridot DarkPeridot 16-17, F Sep 20, 2012

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    Life

     i believe that life is  not just about having  fun and telling people that you are brave , there is always a time in your life that you can don't hold it any more that is to much for you. be who you are and tell other people about it let it out 
    yeyi05lover yeyi05lover 18-21 Nov 17, 2008

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    Loyal

    Being brave has nothing to do with fear. Fear is too strong of an emotion. Being brave is deciding to conquer that fear inside and do what you -must- . I find myself breaking up fights between my big guy friends, kindly confronting people who are trying to ruin my friend's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 27, 2011

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    The biggest challenge I have to be brave in

    and that I will myself to be brave in is in regards to my sister. My sister is still best friends with the girl who used to mastermind rather awful things that happened to me and my sister doesn't remember knowing back then, laughing sometimes or telling me to just forgive her...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F Jun 16

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    For all of you who suffer from lost love,

    from pain,missnderstandings and more..I lost my first love,after 2,5 years of everything we've been through...I went through problems with my parents getting divorced,I went through fake friends and more.For all of you who have been through anything like this or worse.It's not...
    outsidergirl96 outsidergirl96 13-15 Mar 24, 2014

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    For the first time...EVER....I am wearing a sleeveless blouse at work today. It is SO stinkin' hot and our thermostat is all jacked up in the office. I am still covered...except...
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    hdesilva1 hdesilva1 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I have nothing to hide (LOL, except my face, I suppose - but isn't that the point of EP?). The profile pic is me. I did it for fun, because I felt bold and brave. I am not that...
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    I am very lucky. I have some fabulous friends. This week a friendship healed. She fell silent when her husband destroyed me, The impossible situation. I was running an...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F Jul 19

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    I hate when people say they "weren't brave enough to kill themselves" or cut themselves. The irony. People who kill themselves aren't brave or strong. They're not cool or edgy...
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    The warmth of the campfire makes her glow. Her smile only adds to it. You think she's perfect, which is why you placed a crown atop her head. It's made of now wilting daisies and...
    baawl baawl 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Christina Perri - A Thousand Years Heart beats fast Colors and promises How to be brave? How can I love when I'm afraid to fall? But watching you stand alone, All of my doubt...
    macabre00 macabre00 26-30, F Jul 9

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    You ever observe people in a public area. Then you stare at someone for 2 seconds and think, "Yeah. That's the kind of dude that would called me the n-word if I shoot him in bo2...
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    playingbrave playingbrave 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    i lost my mum 20.5.2015 i am lost without her she was so brave and battled mouth cancer for 14 months in so much pain.
    luke1972 luke1972 41-45 Jul 7

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    "Start Where You Stand" (Not sure who wrote this) Start where you stand and never mind the past; The past won't help you in beginning new, If you have left it all behind at last...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Sharing a TED talk by Monica Lewinsky --- I wonder how her narrative would turn out in an EP post. Check out this YouTube video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_8y0WLm78U Title...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F Jul 7

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    «The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die»-Julliette Lewis. My depression started when I was 19 years old. I had moved away from home to attend...
    allthestars allthestars 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Its so hard writing letters everyday but knowing they'll just be sitting in an envelope until I get an address. All I want is to know he's okay. No one around me realizes how...
    brennx33 brennx33 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Once I found myself sat on the pavement, crying at 3 in the morning, writing a letter on the back of an old cornetto box that I found in someone’s recycling. The letter was to my...
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