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I Am Selfish

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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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    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

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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, 2014

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    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 2 days ago

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    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 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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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 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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    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 18-21, F Jul 9, 2015

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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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    I am the most selfish,

    self-centered, narcissistic person that I know. I have few friends and few happy relationships in my life. Everyone I come across dismisses me just as quick as they came, and I am always left alone. Inside I am screaming but I don’t know if I really care, enough. It is now...
    SusannaAnn SusannaAnn 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2015

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    UvedorTheForgotten UvedorTheForgotten 18-21, M 1 Response May 10, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 19, 2015

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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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    americoma americoma 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2014

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    I freely admit it, it's not something I

    particularly like, I just believe it's necessary. For a good part of my life, I made the mistake of being selfless and helping others, yet I still struggled and people deserted me and when I needed someone to be selfless, they weren't forthcoming. Now, my family aside of...
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M Jul 2, 2015

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    Someone I hate, she thinks she's great And

    loves to state the obvious You're next to me, entirely, let's wait and see. Someone like you, selfish it's true, All you can do. It's plain to see, entirely, you disagree. No sense of reason, some think that it's true. Why did you have to believe them? No sense of reason, what...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F Feb 16, 2015

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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 Apr 23, 2012

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    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 16-17, F Feb 24, 2015

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 3, 2014

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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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    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 May 13, 2014

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    Of course I'm selfish.

    .. Not with everything, but most things, but everyone is..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 31, 2014

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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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    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 66-70 2 Responses May 20, 2010

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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 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

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 31, 2015

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    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

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    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

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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 22-25, M Jul 12, 2014

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    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

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    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

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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, 2014

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    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 :/
    ASA15 ASA15 16-17, F May 8, 2015

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    I'm pretty inconsiderate.

    I've noticed it on EP too, I hardly think before I post.
    BadNocturnes BadNocturnes 18-21, F Mar 21, 2015

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    I'd give anything just to feel

    once more... what it means to be well and truly loved.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 15, 2015

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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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    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 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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 20, 2015

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    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

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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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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 26, 2007

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    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

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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 1 Response Sep 29, 2014

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