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I Am Different and Proud

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    so many people tell me

    that I need to act more like a girl worrying about hair, what I'm going to wear, getting a boyfriend. and in my head they're idiots for thinking that i want to be like someone im not. I like sports, playing video games, I hate make-up, I HATE girly clothing, I like guy clothing...
    FNAFGoldenBrothers FNAFGoldenBrothers 16-17, F Jun 1

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    So. .... iam sick of going on the street

    and people look at me strange , like iam a freak of nature , today I almost lost my head an beat up a guy , Iam losing it ..... I come here to know people and make friends and people treat me the same ******* way! And just normal has you. Yeah I have white hair and skin...
    PedroMiguel583 PedroMiguel583 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 8

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    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I've Had the Experience of memory foam.

    .. Never went back to those stupid BS'ing flats again that's for sure
    2130bubbles 2130bubbles 13-15, F Aug 25

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    Normal girls say Nicki Minaj

    and Justin Bieber, I say Black Veil Brides and Falling in Reverse. Normal girls say pink and blue, I say black and white. Most girls like short shorts, I like jeans. Most girls like V-necks and cropped tops, I like hoodies and turtle necks. I'm strict Roman Catholic, but I...
    AngelsInBlack AngelsInBlack 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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    Arent the other 7 billion people also different?

    Damn i though i thought i was special for a second there, frick
    mich1998 mich1998 16-17, F Jun 23

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    HumbleMe HumbleMe 18-21, M 2 Responses May 4

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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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    guys I'm very worried I'm starting a new school

    and I don't know what to do ? I'm a wolfblood I get super tonge tied
    Wolfbloodgirl0123 Wolfbloodgirl0123 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I have never fit in with my family

    or friends, and yet I am pretty fine with that.
    BloodyGreenie BloodyGreenie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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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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    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 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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    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor 16-17, F Aug 15

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    I will not apologize

    for being different because it's not what you are but what you do and what you want. I want a better world and I like to help people feel welcome.
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 27

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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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    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 2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 24

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 2, 2014

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    I think i'm gay because I'm having a big crush

    on my best friend. I'm not ashamed being gay but i'm not ready to come out yet. nobody knows that i'm gay and because my friend and I have a close friendship. I'm afraid to lose him if I told him.
    JasonSmithTroye JasonSmithTroye 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 19

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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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    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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    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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    BloodyGreenie BloodyGreenie 18-21, F Jun 19

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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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    I really cant watch anime anymore.

    Too many demonic or Buddhist references. This is officially the last. God and my spiritual health means more to me.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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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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    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 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    God-loving, curvy, nerdy,

    video gaming, black woman
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 2

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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.
    TheTruthofKevo TheTruthofKevo 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 6

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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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    goodman72 goodman72 41-45, M Jun 23

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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 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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    My ex-boss called me odd.

    ...apparently i was too perky for a guy who works in d hospital....what does that even mean??? then again...i'd rather be odd than boring....
    alkeon17 alkeon17 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 23

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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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    Ever since i was a little girl i felt different. Like i could fit anywhere but i really didn't. I was always the social girl, with loads of friends. The girl that everyone liked...
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    I just feel like I'm different like the others getting away from me. I don't understand why
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    Well I've done a lot I'm not proud of but the big one would be, I cheated on my ex wife all through high school, then the year we were engaged i slept with 15 different women one...
    donlapri donlapri 36-40, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am proud to be a girl,and it is nice to be a girl.
    111rosy560 111rosy560 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    everyone should be proud of who they are....
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Always proud. :D
    Keyotsumi Keyotsumi 26-30, T 6 days ago

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    So proud of my son . We were out shopping at our local grocer and a lady who works there saw my son and i and said to him "hey thanks for being so nice to me the other day at Mc...
    txasbf txasbf 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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