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I Am Starting to Like Myself

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    Purity Is Obscurity

    Ogden Nash figured that out. I've always been different from most of the other people in my life. I suppose that's something most people experience though. I was a rather smart kid, I taught myself to read and write long before school and I didn't want to be involved with...
    Aviadora Aviadora 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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    My Story.

    Hi, first off i was never suicidal. I just didn't like myself. It all started in 5th grade. I was honestly very skinny and short. ( not anorexic just skinny and very short). So, anyway people would always comment on how short and skinny i was. I hated myself. Now, to this day im...
    ilovepuppies1234hi ilovepuppies1234hi 18-21 1 Response Nov 5, 2013

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    Hated And Hated Now I See Light At The End Of The Tunnel!!!!!!!!!

    I've always hated myself and my name, it sucks but now there are some things i like like when i sing out loud in public and don't realize now i just don't care i flaunt it whats so crazy about singing ouloud and everything else i seem to do wrong in the eyes of the world?
    jamesdean4ever jamesdean4ever 18-21, M Dec 14, 2011

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    21st Story-i Am Starting To Love Myself.

    Loving mankind was so easy.Loving myself i dont know.I lost touch with who i am.I even at one time lost my identity.For the last 10 years,living with the man i love didn't make me love myself.I am addicted to give and forgive.My life was centred at having compassion for others...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 5 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    Hate....love...no Just Like.

    I have hated who I am for a very long time. Until one day I was talking to the amazing man i am currently in a relationship and I was telling him about the great person I used to be. He looked at me and said "Baby I did not propose to you because of the person you used to be. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 12, 2011

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    You Aren't Me

    I've hated myself for years. I couldn't stand being me, couldn't stand living my life, not being good enough. Feeling evil and wrong. But recently, something changed. I started realising that, at my core, I AM a good person. So then all the terrible things aren't me...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 14, 2009

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    Finding Myself

    I am in my freshman year of highschool and i'm starting to really find myself. It's nice being confident with who you are. I'm learning that you can't please everyone, you just have to please yourself and that's where you will find happiness. I'm not perfect, and I think i've...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F Mar 20, 2013

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    I Dont Know Why , and I Dont Know When It Happened...

    but i am really starting to like myself, i guess i have started looking at all i have achieved and survived threw and seeing how well i have actually done, and ep has really helped me with that.  
    jossiemarie jossiemarie 22-25, F 2 Responses May 13, 2008

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    I Existed For 60 Yrs On Earth Now I Just Started Living.

    I am an adopted child at 4 months old.Growing up without parental love is already pathetic.Having to tolerate and endure abuses are tormenting.Molested at 10 and raped at 12 is real torture.Having my baby aborted abnormally is real pain.Seeing my baby boy foetus...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 15 Responses Nov 14, 2009

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    It's weird, but whenever I'm with friends, I basically look at myself from an outside sort of view. When I'm with them and I say something inappropriate or if I use a curse word, I...
    londontravella londontravella 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't think enough people give themselves a chance. I'm overweight, indecisive, easy to anger sometimes, introverted, clueless about my future, but I like myself. I love myself...
    sflights sflights 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've been really down on myself. I just don't feel pretty anymore. I don't think I'm sexy or cute, or attractive. I don't dress like a normal girl. tshirts and jeans are my...
    helreb helreb 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I really don't. I feel like I suck at life. Sometimes I just really want to go and get really high again.
    Nightshade777 Nightshade777 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I hate that I'm not a person my younger self would be proud of. I'm not even half as strong as I once was, emotionally. I take everything to heart, and it hits harder when your...
    paigerita paigerita 18-21, F Jul 3

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    I hate my life sometimes. Nothing ever goes my way.
    pop482999 pop482999 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Why did I have to wake up? I wish I could stay asleep. Dreams are so much better than living.
    Nightshade777 Nightshade777 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Yes, I truly do. Before I go on, the purpose of this story is not to brag. Heavens no, I’m not like that. I’m not conceited. I’m not full of myself. I’m not a douche...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 7 Responses Jul 20

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    Usually I claim to have self respect , when it comes to guys usually, I physically respect myself, and I try not to beat myself up about my mistakes and generally love myself, and...
    angelicahcah angelicahcah 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    The other day at work I had an epiphany that I really truly love myself. I was thinking of a party that I went to..my first one. I refused to drink any alcohol when all of my best...
    londontravella londontravella 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    This benefits me and everyone in my world. By cherishing and nurturing myself I make myself more confident and attractive. And know what? I really like myself more. I am not...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M Jul 4

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    I have always, and always will be, myself. I am happy with the fact that I have a 'contradictory' personality (who doesn't? It's part of being human) and really don't care when...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F Jul 5

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    A few years ago, I virtually stopped doing so, which I massively regret. But I'm trying to improve more and more intellectually and mentally. Maybe it'll help me improve as a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 9

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    I don't really like to listen to rap music that we have today. I like the old school stuff back from the 80s and 90s.But there is this one rap song in particular that I like by...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I have an awful case of anxiety. Its paralyzing me from living a normal life. I've been given a PRN(as needed) of Clonzepam .5 mg. These have changed everything. I can sleep...
    ehmesseye ehmesseye 18-21, F Jul 22

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    Hey you guys. So i know my profile says "JessietheLezzie" But i'm actually Bi-sexual. It just fit well for my name you know? :P Recently things haven't been all that great for me...
    JessietheLezzie JessietheLezzie 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I refuse to date unless I'm under 140lbs, I don't like myself so why would anyone else.
    TokenCat TokenCat 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is JessietheLezzie in case anyone was wondering... Anyway. Hey you guys. So i know my profile says "JesstheLezzie" But i'm actually Bi-sexual. It just fit well for my name...
    JesstheLezzie JesstheLezzie 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    "Finally, I feel better! I even ate today. The pills are starting to work!" She said to me, with her eyes wide open, flooded in her happy tears. She opened the door, excited, she...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    So Im 22 years old and I've been dating a marine for about 3 years now. him and i started long distance. we did meet in person prior to starting a serious relationships. Him and i...
    ilmdp ilmdp 22-25, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I have been a self-improvement project for so many years now, and I feel like a college course! At the beginning, I decided to set myself a 5-year plan. I carefully formulated it...
    terridactyl terridactyl 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    what i have for myself is beyond hate. i hate everything about myself. i hate my own existence. i hate my parents for having me. i hate god for creating such a weak helpless being...
    SlaveToMyBullshit SlaveToMyBullshit 18-21 18 hrs ago

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    I know we all have to do it sometimes, and it's necessary to try again (if we are ever going to have what we want), but I am SOOOOOOooooooooo tired of starting over. I guess it's...
    moonchile moonchile 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have a pool at my gym and gotto watch a eautiful couple play in the water. I got to dive in myself for the first time in many yers it was very liberating to feel my body wet with...
    alextricution alextricution 18-21 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I wasnt there for someone, who is really special And perfect, when He needed me the most :'( He's always here for me but I feel like Im never for him :'( Im looking forward to go...
    IzzyIrwin IzzyIrwin 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Hate myself I feel so ****** everyone around me sucks and are so negative my mom makes me feel like **** daily
    lazy13 lazy13 16-17, M 1 Response 43 mins ago

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    if i could i would cut off my arms break all my bones stab myself 50 times burn myself alive and push myself on the fifth floor of our building and other weird painful things x_x...
    harmlesscheesecake harmlesscheesecake 18-21, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    For the past 8 years of my 'life' I have suffered with severe anxiety and depression. They say it's meant to get better, but every day just gets harder. I'm almost starting to feel...
    36chambers86 36chambers86 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I consider myself lucky that I like guys, full-stop. I'm not attracted to any particular race. I'm even attracted to a few girls
    Catstance Catstance 13-15, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I like it because i get to express myself through art
    greyxx greyxx 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    Every now and then when I have a weekend free, I like to go find some cheap flights and go away by myself. Try it! Either go find some trouble and make some new buds, or bring a...
    alam88 alam88 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    For me there is almost nothing as invigorating as 'connecting' with someone of the opposite sex - yet I have never quite made sense of what that 'connecting' is all about. I can...
    bornexplorer bornexplorer 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Here's the task. My boyfriend put this all together and planned it out for me. It starts off quite easier and gets more challenging as it progresses. Firstly, I must wait until...
    OliviaBabe OliviaBabe 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 6

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    I'm starting to get more socially awkward as I get older... Do this upcoming year instead of being cheery, outspoken, loud, exciting and talkative, I'm going to keep to myself...
    vividdreamer97 vividdreamer97 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Not now but about a year ago I had suicidal thoughts. It terrified me because I never would have thought that I would have these thoughts. I did not so so well at work. It was...
    jlhhlj123 jlhhlj123 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I try my hardest not to compare myself to other people and I feel this is why I'm starting to accept myself for who I am🌸🎀🌺🐯
    lavabug01 lavabug01 13-15, F Jul 23

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    Yesterday I took a big step and per registered for driver’s education classes then today I signed the contract for the class. At first I was a little nervous even when I called a...
    vassalordreader vassalordreader 31-35 Jul 2

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    There have been plenty of times in my life where I felt that no one really understood me or how I felt. I think that this feeling of no one understanding me has caused me to push...
    burton318 burton318 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 19