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I Am Different and Proud

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    A Different Life...

    I was a orphan at the age of five, and was the poster child that. You know the one with the sorry looking adult sitting with a child on his lap. asking for donations... that was me...I was the poster child til my legs were too long to hide and my big...
    murals murals 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2007

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    I am different I am me,

    that is something no one will take away! I am proud of who I am and the things I've done, because I stand out I live my life not by others judgements but the way I want to be. I am crazy I am weird I am awkward but I am me 💙
    littleskitzie littleskitzie 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2014

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    I Am What I Am

    I am proud to say that I am as different as they come. I may not have a job like normal people do and I may be autistic but I am happy with what I am. I don't feel I should listen to anyone who tells me to change who and what I am. I'm not going to stop doing what I love...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Jun 19, 2013

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    I really don't like a lot of the trending

    clothes. Am I the only one in this group who really hates a lot of the trends? I hate uggs, I hate infinity scarves, hollister, abercrombie, aeropostale (I think that's how you spell it), etc. It annoys me that now "grunge" is the new biggest trend, because everyone has changed...
    xCrowSong xCrowSong 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    yes I'm very different,

    I'm real small and have been all my life compared to others my age. but evan tho I'm small TNT comes in small packages too :-) but I am also very proud of who I am cause I know God don't make junk.
    btiny13 btiny13 13-15, F 4 Responses May 5

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    I Can't Stand Being the Same

    Even if teens tend to condamn people who are not the same as everyone else around here, I don't care anymore. I can't stand being the same as someone else... I need to be different and I need to stand out and show that we're all unique and we need to leave the stereotypes behind...
    whatsername whatsername 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2007

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    It's hard for people to see past whatever may

    be "different" in a person that they meet, and that's okay! That's why everyone is a little different it makes up who we are as an individual.
    AlyMarie1 AlyMarie1 16-17, F Jan 4

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    What My Online Quizes Say About Me

    These are a compilation of quiz results I've been recently collecting. I've been saving them to see what type of person I am in my time of strife. I am actually proud of what I have, and surprised at the truth and the goodness left in me. And, I must give thanks to the good...
    hellimus hellimus 26-30, M Sep 2, 2012

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    I rather stay in my room then go out

    and deal with people just because am different it's like everyone is looking at you but I don't care
    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M Jan 12

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    Let Me In

    i was walking home a few nights ago and listening to the sounds of the trees i bacame very emotional and very aroused at the same time. As I walked a little farther I heard the sound of crying and saw a young girl about 14 or so on a step of a closed shop I stopped and asked her...
    doctorpaula doctorpaula 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    @ the endd everything will be okay ,

    if it's nott okay it's nott the endd !! ")))" -home chilling sick af !! "((( #zooted
    RavenBreanna RavenBreanna 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I spent my childhood trying to be like everyone

    else and fitting in with the rest. As I got older I learned to embrace being different. We were all born to be unique and stand out from the crowd
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 10

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    Yes.. I am a girl and im white.

    Some say i am the whitest girl they have ever met. But i can write a rap and i love it. An if you hav a problem with that then you can keep it to yourself because i got no time for ya'll. so give it up.
    SmilingNightmare SmilingNightmare 16-17, F Feb 24, 2014

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    I'm probably not the same

    as u but I don't care
    lee7793 lee7793 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

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    Why Do I Have to Be the Same?

    I look at all these "cookie cutter" chicks out there. Mid-height, blonde or dirty blonde, blue or green eyes, probably about 120 lbs, and they look like drones. Whether or not they're all white, it doesn't matter. They all just blend in to each other. They're all going...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 26-30, F 2 Responses May 30, 2008

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    It wasn’t until I took the time to

    reflect on my life that I began to appreciate what it meant to have a positive outlook. Being told at a young age by medical professionals that I would never be ambulatory could have easily been viewed as a life of imprisonment, but with a promise made to myself to approach...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 16

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    My therapy is talking through my emotions

    but in doing so I have diminished relationships with friends, loved ones and people I was in love with... I just want to be accepted for who I am but who I am is a loud mouth that can't keep her feelings to herself. And I'm conflicted between a lot of emotions about this. If I...
    dubiousturtles dubiousturtles 13-15, F Dec 5, 2014

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    I Love Being Me

    I have always been myself and not one to follow others like some sort of clone. I mean how boring is that?
    Tylorian Tylorian 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2007

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    Feeling Easy

    Where I live during Friday and Saturdays people use to dress up elegant like if they are going to some marriage, and sometimes it goes from elegant to boor. The reason is that because of the cold weather the majority of people goes into clubs, and the night goes from bars, from...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 14, 2012

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    I am proudly South African,

    ,, proud of the land that gave me life(maybe not the government & crime and other crap stuff)... but proud of the culture the birth the unique qualities that make up my "uniquely me"
    TinkerFae TinkerFae 22-25, F Jun 11, 2014

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    So yeah, I am different .

    Id get treated horrible for just the way I am . Nothing is really different about me except my plugs and hair most of the time & my personality . What's so wrong about that ? . Why did I get called the "emo" girl . If I looked nothing like one . Sure I like rock bands , that...
    jadebigfan jadebigfan 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2014

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    Difference

    I am different and proud. I fear not having change. So, why would I want to be like everyone else. I enjoy being unique. I love being different. People who try to be like everyone else are lost and don't know who they are themselves. As someone once said, "You were born an...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2007

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    I'm truly convinced I'm one of a kind.

    Rebellious to society, passion for hockey, feeling connections between animals, nature, and obviously everybody around me. My slight pessimistic and occasionally depressing views on life definitely makes it a little more unique. Add the old soul to this endless list and you know...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Where Do The Mermaids Stand?

    -What is right for one soul may not be right for another. It may mean having to stand on your own and do something strange in the eyes of others. One summer I was teaching vacation bible school for kids and I organized a game in which everyone was either a giant, a wizard or a...
    Mcinacann Mcinacann 41-45, F Nov 21, 2013

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    I love who I have become,

    in the past I would have never loved myself for who I am because I cared too much what the world thought of me, I was afraid they would reject me but I was stupid to not know that they already rejected me long time ago because I was different, everyone is different in their own...
    SecretSephira14 SecretSephira14 13-15, F Aug 2, 2014

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    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M Jan 11

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    A Passing

    My mother died yesterday at 3:30am. I have tried my best, but all I can think about are the memory of things my dad did for me (he died 27 years ago) and I cannot think of a single good memory with my mother, just criticism. My mother was 94. I am almost 70. I have no...
    mamaeight mamaeight 66-70, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    My father is Italian born French.

    My mother is Irish. They met at night on a darkened beach in Saint Tropez, and I am the result. They grew to live each other, but I am still what used to be called 'a bastard! Both my parents are Roman Catholic, but I don't go in for all of that! They try talking to me about...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I live in a small anti gay southern town

    where people all think alike, but me. There is a few that think like me but really in the end, I'm alone. I believe that people are born the way they are and shouldn't be judged for who they are. Yet, I'm hated for this. I'm hated for being gay, something I can't control.
    TheOriginalKevo TheOriginalKevo 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I Am a Different Person, I Bel...

    I am a different person, I believe we are ALL unique and for that reason I feel that everyone should feel proud!!
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers 41-45, F Oct 2, 2007

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    I Am Different and Proud Where Do The

    Mermaids Stand? -What is right for one soul may not be right for another. It may mean having to stand on your own and do something strange in the eyes of others. One summer I was teaching vacation bible school for kids and I organized a game in which everyone was either a...
    Mcinacann Mcinacann 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 9, 2014

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    I'm very different from others,

    but my boyfriend loves me and I love myself. I've learned that when others see you through their colored vision, you don't need them in your life.
    SteloCasisto SteloCasisto 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I used to be very ashamed of myself,

    but now I know that it's okay to be me. I am proud of myself for being who I am and realizing that it's okay to not be a cookie-cutter person.
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2014

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    I Am Real

    they say that i am a liar,but they didnt know that i am just protecting them.they think that i am different,because i always make them safe.and they also say that i always work alone because i want them to be happy and satisfied.but the thing is,i am different because i am always...
    ooneelia ooneelia 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 22, 2008

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    My difference defines me,

    and if I wasn't proud of what I am, I wouldn't deserve to be called a sane person(something I am not).
    hellohowlow hellohowlow 13-15, F Dec 25, 2014

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    I have always been different

    than other people ever since I can remember. I have never found anyone else like me. There is something about me that seems to make everyone not want to get close to me. Idk I think it's just that no one understands me. That's ok though I like being different. I won't change...
    Nakedwalker48 Nakedwalker48 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    AnimeHalfBlood63 AnimeHalfBlood63 13-15, F Aug 17, 2014

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    HumbleMe HumbleMe 18-21, M 2 Responses May 4

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