I Am Selfish

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    I don't like to be selfish.

    .. I hate when I find myself being selfish, but can't help it... It's not that I only think of myself, but if I want something, I want it all and don't want to share it.
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    1 Response May 20, 2015

    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, 2014

    I'd give anything just to feel

    once more... what it means to be well and truly loved.
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    2 Responses Nov 15, 2015

    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

    Of course I'm selfish.

    .. Not with everything, but most things, but everyone is..
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    1 Response Oct 31, 2014

    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
    36-40, F
    Oct 12, 2013

    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

    I know its human nature sometimes

    but wow, we really get so caught up in our own lives and are we truly ever satisfied ? I know that ill never be actually satisfied because its not how im made but i can always be grateful for what is , grateful for what i already am and what im not. Being appreciative for not...
    cherryarie1 cherryarie1
    18-21, F
    Jul 13, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2014

    This causes pain to those

    who love me the most because I just do what I want to do at the moment.
    magnumopus666 magnumopus666
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2016

    mostly because I always put peoples needs

    and wants before my own and I'm tired of never get what I need, want, or deserve.
    shawty215 shawty215
    18-21, F
    Feb 24, 2015

    Ugh guys. I just want to Go

    so badly. I don't care how. I just can't do it anymore. But then again I can't. I can't go. Because I would be letting people down. People like my teacher who has helped me through so much. He's probably more of a friend than a teacher to me. It's definatley not a crush, as I...
    BrokenArrow90 BrokenArrow90
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2014

    When I am dating I become selfish.

    When I'm dating someone I am not down to share him. He is mine only mine. Don't asks him questions "What's his dicckkkk size, is he good In bed?" That's not for you to know. I already know Go find your own man bitchhhhhh!!!!
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    22-25, F
    Jul 9, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

    Here I am complaining about my mistakes

    and heartbreaks WHEN THERE ARE PEOPLE SUFFERING EVEN MORE ABOUT SERIOUS THINGS! It's my fault for trusting people I thought were close to me, I didn't have to trust them but I did so I brought this pain on myself. but there are people like Nicholas who go around smiling when...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2015

    Is it selfish to tell your boyfriend

    that your pregnant when the time was right Bc you didn't want him to leave you ? :/ and you loved him ever since a year ago and u found your opportunity now but it's a wrong time :/
    ThatAwkwardFriend ThatAwkwardFriend
    18-21, F
    May 8, 2015

    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
    61-65, M
    May 13, 2014
    americoma americoma
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2014

    I'm a selfish ******* most of the time,

    wich is the reason I don't have and want to have friends. Well actually I want friends but I know I don't deserve them. I always complain about my life and how "bad" it is, but actually I'm just attention seeking (just like this right now). But I want to change and deserve...
    DaGermanator DaGermanator
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    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

    I hate people touch my stuff.

    I am a collector and I never lend anything out, I care very little about what anyone else has or has not, just don't ask me for mine.
    amydextrous1 amydextrous1
    46-50, F
    May 16, 2015

    I deep down want to be selfish

    and run away and just do me. I want to live with nobody else's standards and expectations, I want to drift and wander. I want to live based on my own desires. BUT, I don't. I do the opposite of this because I don't want to be alone. But also because I care and love those...
    toobealive toobealive
    26-30, F
    Sep 9, 2015


    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
    2 Responses May 20, 2010

    I'm not saying that I don't give consideration

    to the feelings of other people....But I do believe that it's not wrong to be selfish.....it's quite necessary even, if you want to succeed... .. and well....as long as you don't harm others....all's good and fine!
    Jzzmine Jzzmine
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2014

    As I've written before- I feel like I'm the

    biggest ******* and I am. I've been so stubborn about my own feelings that I haven't payed attention towards worse cases than my own.. My mother is (I believe) depressed, divorced, my sister is depressed and is leaving her fiancé and me... I'm just a stupid teenager who don't...
    Zineq Zineq
    18-21, F
    Mar 11, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 26, 2007

    I realized that I'm really ignorant

    and selfish. I'm always engraved in my own problems. Things happen around me but I choose to pretend like I don't see them because they put me in a bad mood. I'm talking about real problems happening around me like the injustice towards races and religious, like the hunger and...
    Shamandora Shamandora
    18-21, F
    Dec 5, 2014

    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
    Apr 23, 2012
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    Aug 19, 2015
    UvedorTheForgotten UvedorTheForgotten
    18-21, M
    May 10, 2014

    My bf and I been in a long distance

    relationship, for more than two years now. I believe that we have gone through many things just to get this far. We met once and in two weeks we will be seeing each other again. But since, he came back home after his first visit, things were not the same anymore. A lot of things...
    crisseth crisseth
    18-21, F
    Mar 4, 2015

    I'm for myself. Because nobody else is there

    for me. Boohoo, sob story. XD I've learnt to live with it. It's quite sad actually, but I've detached myself emotionally so it doesn't affect me. Which is someway I don't think is healthy.. Idk. Perhaps down the road (I walk alone XD) it will get better and I'll bump into...
    Ricesha Ricesha
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2015

    Time continues to waste away

    before my eyes. I feel like I'm slowly withering away and there's nothing to stop it. Yesterday, I came to the realization that I don't hate God. Though there are things that I am upset about , I don't blame him. I don't think I hate my family either, even though I do blame them...
    Severus27 Severus27
    18-21, F
    Feb 6, 2016

    I see no reason to deny it.

    I want to be selfish and accept responsibility for it. In fact, since this is a start of a new life I might as well be honest. I thought about, since I'm still young, that I would start gaining weight and get fat. Not just normal fat but practically double my current weight of...
    RDevil87 RDevil87
    26-30, M
    May 21, 2015

    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

    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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    Feb 25, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response Jan 13, 2013

    I feel really bad for feeling this way.

    I've had so much disappointment & betrayal in my life, I just don't want to see anyone happy. I get sick of seeing my friends pictures and comments on social media with their children being adorable, and talk about their wonderful spouses, pictures of their perfect homes and...
    BrokeBandit BrokeBandit
    41-45, F
    Apr 5, 2015

    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
    1 Response May 13, 2008

    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
    18-21, F
    Aug 17, 2007

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    Jul 12, 2014

    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...
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    1 Response Aug 3, 2014

    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, 2014

    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

    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...
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    2 Responses Dec 6, 2007

    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
    1 Response Jun 25, 2008
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