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I Am Starting to Like Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 Jul 26

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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 Jul 24

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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 Aug 1

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    I miss being happy. I used to be so happy and full of energy, now I'm just sad and hate myself.
    helreb helreb 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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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 Jul 30

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    I feel like I'm always messing up, coming up short when people wanted more from me. I feel disgustingly obese and ugly, unwantable to the umpteenth degree and even though I know...
    Shondie Shondie 18-21, F Aug 11

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    I don't like my body I'm fat and ugly. I hate my body. Y can't I be beautiful like other people?
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I hate my life sometimes. Nothing ever goes my way.
    Quietguy1234 Quietguy1234 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 30

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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 Jul 31

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    Confident. Yeah Arrogant. No.
    ray9725 ray9725 18-21, M a week ago

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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 Jul 29

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    This past month has been an emotional rollercoaster. Sometimes I'm really happy, and hyper. I can't quit laughing and everything is so wonderful. But here lately it's like I'm...
    TheRisingPhoenix TheRisingPhoenix 16-17, F Aug 11

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    This probably sounds materialistic but putting on makeup, doing my hair and looking nice makes me really happy. Trying really hard at everything is who i am. I am a perfectionist...
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 Aug 6

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    I always say I feel like I'm married to someone I hate because I don't particularly like myself and I can't escape myself. It's really hard to be in this position and I hate the...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Did you ever meet someone and feel a strong connection to them without even really knowing them? Like they just "get" you and you feel like you know them and feel empathy towards...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    After all, I spend all of my time with myself. I might as well make an effort to like myself.
    ZydecoVivo ZydecoVivo 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 Jul 27

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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 Jul 26

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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 Jul 28

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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 Response Jul 31

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    hi, my name is aileen( pronounced: aye-lean) and i am a 15 year old lesbian girl who wants to meet other people like myself. be free to message me :)
    ayeitsaileen ayeitsaileen 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I hate myself the pain and humiliation I caused my parents by marrying outside my religion. I hate myself for for forcing my husband to convert to my religion albeit for show...
    Hbee1980 Hbee1980 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My Life is starting over again, over again my friends say I’m back again My life is starting over again Over again My fame is spreading across the land Now I got me a band Got...
    RasinBoy RasinBoy 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    My mom has been forcing me to crossdress after I told her I just wanted some clothes. She apparently wanted a daughter. She has been giving me tips to act like a girl, putting...
    stevemoody2468 stevemoody2468 13-15, T 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Cost is perhaps the most important advantage of V2 Cigs over regular cigarettes in addition to other ecig manufacturers. Massive Tobacco is starting to sense the brunt of larger...
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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 Jul 28

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    I am 37 and starting over, not from a life long love but from a long life of seeking love. I have given so much time and energy into finding "The ONE" that I settled for some...
    balanis balanis 36-40, F Aug 8

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    It's just that, because i'm aware of the fact that who I really am in real life is being shielded by a virtual veil... I have become meaner. Well not neccessarily meaner, but I've...
    aviodthisnoid aviodthisnoid 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    It might seem like no I can't do it, but I've pretty much had the worst year of my life and tomorrow I am starting my path to college and I hope I get the qualifications I need. I...
    cmdoran cmdoran 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hello everyone! This is my first post! (Woohoo) Okay, So hi, I'm Kat. I'm 24... 25 on MONDAY 8/11!!! *Suddenly gets writer's block* -_- Always happens. Meh. I live in FL. I'm a...
    LovelyCalico LovelyCalico 22-25, F Aug 7

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    In bed touching myself. Feels so good
    lemtb lemtb 36-40, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I need to know that im good enough...that im not a failure...I try to tell myself that..I try to let myself see that I am a survivor..a fighter..that this is not the end..this is...
    genesis99 genesis99 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    1.When did you start smoking? 3-4 years ago. Seems like it's been a long time. 2. What was the main motivation for starting? My mother died from cigarettes, so I stayed away from...
    WiredCritter WiredCritter 22-25 Aug 4

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    I am a 20 year old junior guy in college. I have never posted anything on this, but more than anything I am using this as a way to vent. So here I go. I hate myself. There are so...
    slopez7597 slopez7597 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I filmed myself pooping...it felt really good and i just wish someone else would film theirs for me
    beautifulpoops beautifulpoops 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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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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