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I Am Different and Proud

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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 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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    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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    AnimeHalfBlood63 AnimeHalfBlood63 13-15, F Aug 17

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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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    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 Different and Okay With It. Does That Count?

    I have apparently always been different. The big, curlyhaired girl with the glasses. The one who wears tshirts with graphics that nobody else "gets." The one who'd rather be alone at home curled up with a good book than in a crowd of people. The angsty poet. The one...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30 Mar 14, 2009

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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 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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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

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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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    Not So Really Different Deep Down

    We all are unique, each in their own way.  Some of us have been abused as children as I was.  Some of us have been beaten with strong things, like I was.  Some of us have grown up coddled by their parents, which I don't even understand.  Some of us had...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 2 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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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

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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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    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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    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 probably not the same

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

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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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    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 7 hrs ago

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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

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    Different

    I've always been different. I've always been fatter, less fashionable, less affluent, etc...But I learned not to care about what I couldn't be and love what I am!  
    ClaudeC ClaudeC 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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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 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

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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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    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

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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 2 Responses Dec 3

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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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    We are All Different and That ...

    We are all different and that is all we have in common
    lleethe lleethe 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 18, 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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    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 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 sweet and generous...i take in friend from the start and if u want me in ur life i let u choose becuz i have accepted u as a friend already.....but sometimes people dont like that im nice and say bad things about me .....just so people could form rumors...but i am proud of...
    jetblackcat jetblackcat 21-25, F Sep 18, 2007

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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...
    Sephira14 Sephira14 13-15, F Aug 2

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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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    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

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    really don't know why people proud for their brown eyes but if you have Green eyes you can proud. (I have brown yes.)
    Newson23 Newson23 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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    Yep. I just made something that looked really hard now pretty easy (other factors aside). Even if it doesn't work out I'm glad I did this, is that weird? xD Anyway I'll soon find...
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I dream about a life which I have control over my emotions. I wish for a life different from what I am leading now - different culture, different language, better healthcare system...
    SolitarySol SolitarySol 31-35, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Don't get me wrong, there are always temptations. I have dated some sexually active girls who would come at me very hard. I am a virgin. I really want to stay that way until I get...
    TheMKendrick TheMKendrick 16-17, M Nov 27

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    Not in a bad or negative way. People don't dislike me because of it and I don't think I use it as an excuse to be better than anyone. I just honestly think that I think differently...
    zanzibargem zanzibargem 31-35, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Yeah I think differently due to being part stupid. I think about things you wouldnt normally think about like f3tsh of d1ap3rsbI have or anime. Why wasnt I born normal?
    RogueStrikerSXA RogueStrikerSXA 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I am proud to be a Christian I am proud to be Somali I am proud to be adopted I am proud to have ADHD I am proud to be dark I am proud to be smart I am proud to be a geek I am...
    ThatOneBlackGurrl ThatOneBlackGurrl 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I guess. I mean, when I was in 9th grade I used to shop lift with my best friend. (She got me into it). I wasn't as bad as her though - she stole costly things like clothing...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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    i am proud to be an Indian. India is my country and i respect it from the depth of my heart. I respect its culture, its traditions, its customs, its diversity and its soul.my...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 6

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