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I Am Different and Proud

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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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    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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    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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    Mm Different

    people offten tell me i act waird for the way i look. i never understood exactly what they ment by it. anyone know?
    missmermaid missmermaid 16-17 2 Responses Dec 7, 2008

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    I Am Different An Proud of It

    i play a real guitar i love to ride my mountain bike all throw the mountain's i have a music studio i am in good shape i do all type's of work and i love to have fun in everything that i do but that is not what Make me different from other people but every now an then i have a...
    lespaulmarK lespaulmarK 36-40 3 Responses Apr 13, 2009

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    jovorrism jovorrism 16-17, M Jan 11

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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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    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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    Striving to Be Different

    I'm not like my family and friends, and though I am proud that I don't fit in, it causes problems. I didn't go to prom because my parents wanted me to wear a dress and conform. I can't really relate to my friends when they talk about the new episode of Gossip Girl or the new size...
    Kuyamu Kuyamu 16-17, F May 17, 2008

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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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    Re Am Different and Proud

    Yeah. I'm different and proud. Here to being different and proud of it.  
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2008

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    I'm Different and Proud Be...

    I'm different and proud because I don't want to be like everyone else. But I think no one is the same.
    sweetd sweetd 56-60, F Sep 18, 2007

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    I Have Always Been Different and I Always Well Be

    I have always been different , and I think I always well be . Every since I was little everyone has looked at me strange , I liked the crayon's white and black ( I still do ) It freaked out my teacher's . I was always the one left out thought cause alot of reason's ...one I look...
    angelofspades angelofspades 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2009

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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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    I Am a Very Extreme Left Wing ...

    I am a very extreme left wing radical. I think everybody should do whatever they want and that all differences are the most interesting thing in the world. On the other hand I believe in a very powerful state that will smash the rich until they can just be different like all the...
    respectable respectable 46-50, M Oct 2, 2007

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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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    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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    AnimeHalfBlood63 AnimeHalfBlood63 13-15, F Aug 17, 2014

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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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    Different & Proud

    I've always been different in many areas of my life.  This is something I wouldn't have said before or many years ago but I am proud of me and who I am.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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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...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 9, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    Hmmm...

    We are all different, therefore we should all be proud of that. No two people are the same, and there is no one else like me on the planet. Some people are more different than others, and a lot of people are similar. Even so, everyone has something that makes them different from...
    DeadsyDreams DeadsyDreams 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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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...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F Nov 21, 2013

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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 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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    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
    jovorrism jovorrism 16-17, M Jan 12

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    As My Daughter Graduates This Saturday".........

    Im experiencing premature empty nest syndrome. My Daughter is a Highschool Graduated on this Saturday. She is an only child. Already I cry almost every day...How am I to deal with this on her big day?
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F Jun 15, 2011

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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.
    Leofflaed Leofflaed 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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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 13-15, F Jan 4

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    Vodka Straight? Not Today!

    Heartbeat racing, jittery lips, an uneasy face... Not today.  Today I woke up, fiercer than ever, ready to face my fears head on. No it wasn't alcohol courage, because today I didn't drink nor wanted to. You see before an interview, in order to fight this ghost I would self...
    TOoome00 TOoome00 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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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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    Pepsi or coke? Blue or green?

    Beach or water park? Family or friends? Crazy, dumb or weird? Pretty or ugly? Summer or fall? Spaghetti or pasta? Adam Levine or Calvin Harris? How well do you know or think you know me?
    Starr7165 Starr7165 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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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 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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    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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    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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    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'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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    Re Am Different and Proud

    Yeah. I'm different and proud. Here to being different and proud of it.  
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 30, 2008

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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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