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I Am Selfish

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    I think the word, "Selfish" is the most misused

    word in our vocabulary today. I often hear this word given to a person who doesn't do what another thinks they should. Reminds me of Ace Ventura II, when he's coming down the Buddhist temple steps with his slinky having a great time and the gentleman says, "We need to get...
    OnAlert OnAlert 56-60, M 1 Response May 13

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    When Did I Become So Selfish?

    I never thought of myself as a selfish person.  I used to help people, friends, and family.  I used to enjoy helping out handicap children.  I also used to volunteer.  I look back at my life with my late fiance and realize that I was soo selfish. I expected so...
    madambttrfly madambttrfly 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2007

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    Im Thinking...

    Is it possible that Im just not the monogamous type? Before my husband, I had never been faithful or (even tried to be) to any other person Ive dated. I never had a serious commited relationship before him either. He was the only one I tried to be faithful to. And for what? He...
    likeaprayerxo likeaprayerxo 31-35, F Aug 15, 2013

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    I want to change. I have hurt a lot of people ,

    and didn't realize til it was too late. I just don't know where to begin...
    jkaoru jkaoru 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    I Put Myself First

    I wish I didn't, but that is just one of the many things that makes me who I am and who I hate. I hate being selfish, but I can't stop putting myself first. All my friends are so nice and put others first always. I wish I were like that.
    DewDropsontheGrass DewDropsontheGrass 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2013

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    I've Known For a While But.........

    I didn't truly realize just how selfish I was and how much I've let people down because of it until tonight. I've been going through some of my old mail here on EP between me and GothMother. GothMother is a wonderful woman who has had to face a life of true hardship. And during a...
    JollyDevittaRoger JollyDevittaRoger 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 1, 2008

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    I Don't Feel Good About This

    My sister just called me. She's a radiology tech student. She was so excited bc she just found out she got a $2,000 scholarship awarded to five students every year. She's worked her *** off to get where she is. She's smart & hardworking. I love her sooo much. I would give my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 6, 2007

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    I feel selfish because i want my best friend to

    stay with our friend group then go round with some year seven brats she only just met and calls friends
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    What Kind Of Fool Am I?

    What kind of fool am I, who never fell in love? It seems that I'm the only one I have been thinking of. What kind of man is this? An empty shell, a lonely cell In which an empty heart must dwell? What kind of lips are these that lied with every kiss? That whispered empty words...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F Oct 12, 2013

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    I'm so selfish. I realize just how *******

    selfish of a person I really am and I can't help it sometimes I want to change and I don't know how I'm losing the people in my life that I most care about But maybe they deserve better So I should let them leave I'm borderline so whenever there's a hint of abandonment being...
    girlinterrupted96 girlinterrupted96 18-21, F May 4

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    I think about my own well being more

    than other people's well being and now look at myself in the mirror too often..... What happened to me?!
    GalaxyPlanet128 GalaxyPlanet128 18-21, F Jan 27

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    I Want To Be Selfish

    it's important that i love me a lot!i want to get to this stage in life where i'm confident
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F Apr 23, 2012

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    Thats right im selfish I hate life

    and dont want to live all ive been thinking about since I got up was scenarios in which I kill myself.please dont bother saying we've all got problems but suicides not the way to go...pleasssse dont you think I haven't thought that.¡¡¿
    apuzzlenotyetfinnished apuzzlenotyetfinnished 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    I am selfish. I know this.

    And I'm very proud of it too. My bf, he's mine, no one else can have him. No one else will have him but me. same goes for my best friends. They are MINE. No one else's but MINE. And I DO NOT SHARE. What is mine, will always be mine. Im super selfish ^~^ and I hate sharing :P
    Blissfulkissofdeath Blissfulkissofdeath 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I've been told I'm selfish

    because I talk about myself a lot. But wouldn't that just make me shallow?? Or is there not a difference. Because I think there is.
    JenMarie97 JenMarie97 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Whoops, Really Have I Not Thought of Any One Else?

    I had this amazing realization just last night that I am an extremely selfish person! Or maybe self-centered is a better word for it.  Its like all these years of my life I have only payed any attention to me, to my thoughts about others, and to what I think is best. ...
    justanother justanother 22-25 1 Response May 13, 2008

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    "Vindicated" Hope dangles on a string Like

    slow spinning redemption Winding in and winding out The shine of it has caught my eye And roped me in So mesmerizing, so hypnotizing I am captivated I am Vindicated I am selfish I am wrong I am right I swear I'm right I swear I knew it all along And I am flawed...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I'm selfish, impatient

    and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. - x
    jeannetjayy jeannetjayy 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    Selfish And Proud

    Some of my friends recently told me that they think I'm selfish but honestly I think I've always been. However I've always been selfish and well I must say I feel better! I am proud of caring only for myself it's all just instinct to me. I love it!
    Zombieman444 Zombieman444 22-25 1 Response Jan 13, 2013

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    Because I Have to Be

    I have to admit it; I am a proudly selfish person.  This may need some explanation. I read a question a few days ago, and it went something like, "Would you rather be happy or do that right thing?"  I chose happy, and I must have appeared to be a...
    IAmStillSomeone IAmStillSomeone 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 23, 2009

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    anonymousfraud anonymousfraud 26-30, F Jan 13

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    I Do Everything Only For My Own Good.

    I'm selfish. I do everything for myself. Even if I help my friend, I do it for the warm and fuzzy feeling I get. After all, who wouldn't want to feel happy?
    HoofFoot HoofFoot 19-21, F Aug 17, 2007

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    I Will Follow You Into The Dark.

    You would be lieing if you said you weren't selfish. It normal to be selfish it just how you practice it. I have realized how selfish we can be. We make people we love about not talk to certain people who we can't stand. Why do we do that ? Because we are selfish .. That is a...
    aBIToftruthtold aBIToftruthtold 18-21 Sep 19, 2013

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    Am I Selfish...?

    Whoever reads this story PLEASE leave a comment let me know what you think!! I can be a bit selfish when it come to certain things,but for the most part i believe I am a decent person. A cousin of mine was killed 2 years ago and the killer has not been found! We didn't grow up...
    tip tip 21-25, F 4 Responses Sep 26, 2007

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    I'm selfish today. I have done two bad thing in

    the morning. I hate myself. How could I do this again and again. I'm tired of this life.
    Farrukhkhan Farrukhkhan 22-25, M Jul 19

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    I am EXTREMELY selfish .

    . . . You would think that I was an only child . . . But I am not .! I can eat your food , spend your money , where my girlfriends stuff . . . BUT the moment she puts on ANY piece of my clothing , eats anything of mine . . . I am BEYOND ready to murder her . Lol sounds like a...
    XXXXIXCIV XXXXIXCIV 18-21, F Dec 22, 2013

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    2014.................

    .....I was really hoping that this would be my year............my year to be where I wanted to be. It's not going to be. I am just going to do everything I can, and hold on as long as I can for those around me. What I want is irrelevant due to the fact that other people have...
    simplynickstill simplynickstill 36-40, M Jan 5

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    Most of the time, I just wanted to be here I

    know it's not the right thing to do but I needed an escape. My sister just tried to come over and talk but I don't want anyone to come near me so I locked the door. And she said I brought Posh over here to see you when I opened the door but I didn't say anything and locked the...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    people call me selfish

    because i gonna leave my familly i just know i will feel worse if i stay, does that make me selfish? its my life, so if people think iam selfish so what?
    jojo12380 jojo12380 18-21, M Jul 12

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    In A Relationship... Help?

    I have never been too good at relationships as I freak out easily and don't let people get too close. Right now I am in a new-ish relationship. The guy is very nice and I don't want to hurt him... BUT I am going through quite a hard time now, as some other things in my life are...
    Damisela Damisela 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2012

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    Selfish

    I've been in love many times. so i think. But what I've learned, is the person i loved with all my heart found someone better to love. I'm jealous, because the female that got him. has more of him then i ever had. its selfish but i want him back. only because i feel i...
    AMAbanana AMAbanana 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    I Make Myself Angry

    My life was going really well, I met an awesome girl, fell in love with her, and she did with me, and everything was going great. But then some stuff happened in her life, and she's back in the hospital for depression and feeling suicidal. And I love her and care about her and...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4, 2008

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    Can't Help It

    I'm very selfish. I dislike hearing about others' problems and getting asked for help, because I have my own to worry about. I am very self absorbed, I like to think of me and me only. I like to get, but not give. And it's not like I'm choosing to be that way, it's just me. If I...
    Sprittany Sprittany 18-21, F Nov 29, 2012

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    With young age a sense of harmlessness exists.

    Some believe in generosity because they were raised with such a giving audience that obtaining something they wanted was always a wish granted. Though, there are others that see a different side, a side produced from lack of such charity; charity that is not always materialistic...
    WetPaper WetPaper 18-21, F Jan 26

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    I admit it. Sometimes it's a good thing to be

    selfish, I mean you have to put yourself first, right? But I'm too selfish, it's horrible. It's like the only people I deeply care about are my boyfriend and my mom. Everyone else can go **** themselves.
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    All my life, I've been bait,

    invisible, sidekicked, etc. Family tried killing me before. Friends used my advice but left me. I tell my problems. People nod & nothing. I always did things to help people & they do nothing. I feel like a slave in this house. I avoid people at school so there wouldn't be drama...
    Beautybomb Beautybomb 16-17, F 2 Responses May 18

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    Haha

    You're right, I am selfish. I've been keeping all this hate for myself, maybe next time I'll share it with you. Most of these scars were meant for you, only I'm too damn selfish. You prefer to take it out on other people than yourself, but I'm selfish. I hide everything from...
    newmurderer newmurderer 70+ 2 Responses May 20, 2010

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    I'm sorry but I am. I do care

    for other people and put their needs before mine, but I'm usually always talking about myself and I hate sharing. I hate lending or borrowing things. I prefer to own things.
    unicornbombz unicornbombz 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    It disgusts me to realize

    now how selfish I have made myself seem in the past. I unwittingly put my own emotions and interests forward before anyone else's. Her's, in particular. That's why I'm all alone. I could have had her but I was playing. And now she's hurt, she blames herself, for not forgetting...
    NuthinbutaGthang NuthinbutaGthang 18-21, M Mar 17

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    Lazy and Selfish

    I can be very selfish, except I don't want to credit for being this way. I give that to my husband. He spoils me. He smoothers me with love and attention. I miss hiss attenion when he's at work. I'm on vacation and I really wish he was here with me. It would give me the excuse to...
    CrissyO CrissyO 26-30 1 Response Jun 25, 2008

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    It's confusing. I don't consider my selfish

    but I get angry and upset when I drop my own personal issues to help any of my close friends with their problems. I can seriously bring up something that is bothering me (which is already hard for me to do since I'm a shy and private person) and whoever I'm trying to talk to...
    WeldingPenguin WeldingPenguin 18-21, M Aug 3

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    My boyfriend tells me I'm selfish all the time.

    He spends the most time with me so he should know, but seriously no one else thinks I am. I don't think I am. Almost everything I do is for someone else. I always try to put myself in the other persons shoes before I react, judge, or dispense advice. I help anytime I am able. I...
    Tammygirl4 Tammygirl4 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    This has been something

    that has been very very hard to overcome, and I am still trying. In a lot of facets of my life, this applies. I'm not proud of it. A lot of turmoil comes from being selfish, for my mentality. I do not want to partake in the ordeals dealing with. A selfless person is so pure...
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F Apr 2

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    UvedorTheForgotten UvedorTheForgotten 16-17, M 1 Response May 10

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    I just am. I'm egotistic

    and everything must revolve around me. Unless I want it to revolve around you. And I'm not a family person so apparently to some people that makes me careless that I don't care about family. I try not to be selfish I do. But I just am and not many people see my efforts
    frozenkisses21 frozenkisses21 16-17, F Mar 7

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    Selfish, and Very Proud!

    Of course I'm selfish. Everyone is selfish if you really think about it, I'm just going to be upfront honest with you about the fact that I'm selfish and I would NEVER live any other way. Sometimes, my selfishness has caused problems. It made it so that I occasionally, in the...
    FR3DR1CKA FR3DR1CKA 16-17, F Jun 28

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