I Am The Way I Am Because Of What Ive Been Through

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    I think everyone has different experiences

    when having the same experience. All depending on there life experience. For example: a man see's a rock he walks past it and avoid it. It has no importance to him. A man see's the Rock and remembers his brother liked to throw rocks at him as a kid, so he picks it up and throws...
    Stylist50 Stylist50
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2015

    No one knows the ****

    that I've been through They give me hard **** tough times secrets and lies but I'm still stuck typing this ****!
    FlyingAwayAndFallingApart FlyingAwayAndFallingApart
    22-25, F
    Sep 27, 2014

    I don't think I meant to be in a relationship.

    It's like the 6th time I've been told I'm too mean.
    noirlune noirlune
    26-30, M
    Nov 16, 2014

    You cant really state a fact

    unless you seen it . so until than your opinion doesn't matter .
    brittany111 brittany111
    18-21, F
    Mar 23, 2015

    There's nothing that hurts more then having to

    relive the pain of letting someone you deeply care about go but you do so knowing they're better of without you.
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    1 Response Sep 1, 2015

    Every thought you have,

    every stranger you past by, affects your next move and causes changes in your life. Every bad day and good day has contributed to who you are today.
    Kezio Kezio
    16-17, M
    Feb 5, 2016

    Anyone who is not in this group is simply lying.

    It is human nature, everyone acts or is different from things that happened to them in the past. For example, let's say you skin your knee. In the future, you will be that way because it happened to you in the past. So technically, everyone in EP should be in this group.
    saboosa1 saboosa1
    16-17, F
    Mar 23, 2015

    Acted growing up being bullied

    and watching the only two peaple they cared for me and raised me and being told I'm going to burn in hell for my other side I grew a shell I don't feel the pain anymore I can do anything to any one and not feel bad no guilt no emotion I do what I want when I desire to a simple...
    Poisonmyst Poisonmyst
    16-17, M
    Sep 5, 2015
    deadrosez deadrosez
    18-21, F
    Jul 7, 2014

    I've been bullied ever

    since I was in kindergarten. It was bad and by 13 I was depressed and already considering suicide. By 14 I started drinking and smoking, at 15 I smoked weed everyday. Now I'm in a better place, I only drink occasionally and don't really smoke. But my soil interactions are not...
    nastas nastas
    26-30, F
    Mar 17, 2016

    When I was younger I had a lot on my mind

    and therefore a lot to say. Every time I attempted to make a point or question one, a certain person who was very close and important to me would always provide their point of view without considering mine. They would also become aggravated when I asked questions. I was young...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2014

    And I wouldn't change a thing

    because it's made me who I am today.... And I like me :-D X
    breakingthechains2015 breakingthechains2015
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2015

    Feelings terrify me. Growing up I never saw a

    relationship that lasted. I didn't even believe love was real until a few years ago. I got my heart broken and now I keep it really protected. I still feel things but much slower than the people around me. Guys tell me they love me before I really even know if I like them enough...
    Sespella Sespella
    1 Response Jan 20, 2016
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    1 Response Apr 9, 2015

    I don't like physical contact

    unless we are very close friends or family, yet i still shy away when my family does. And I'll push you away if i feel myself opening up and letting my walls down. I won't be quiet about the things that are wrong But, I was sexually assaulted and some may think it is an...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014

    Oh, dear! Pity party of one,

    please. You take yourself way too seriously. Please try to monitor your self-pity. It's so unattractive.
    deleted deleted
    Sep 2, 2015

    In other words, we are a product of our

    environment, but doesn't mean it's a life sentence though. Damage is reversible in most cases, maybe not 100%, but one can feel joy and some semblance of normalcy again in their lives, even after traumatic experiences and destructive episodes of mood disorders
    ChaoticEnigma ChaoticEnigma
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2016

    It's not a bad thing,

    either. Even when I thought I wouldn't get through it, little did I know that I was being molded into who I am now, and that because of going through it, I have been blessed with greater compassion towards others, and for that, I am forever grateful.
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2016

    I have truth issues, don't like many people,

    a little awkward, not afraid to stand up for myself, I don't dwell on my past and you could say I'm happy as I am. I don't have lots of friends because I don't trust them. I actually don't trust anyone. I hold massive grudges on the people who use to bully me and also on the...
    xItsChelsx xItsChelsx
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 6, 2014

    I wouldn't be the person I am today without my

    past. My past has made me who I am. It's given me good and bad. But it's made me, me. And I would never change that.
    AlmightyPanda AlmightyPanda
    Apr 14, 2016

    I don't sit around feeling sorry

    for myself nor I let others mistreat me.I don't respond to people who dictate to me or try to bring me down.If I fall I will rise up even stronger because I know what weakness can put me through and that makes me a survivor and not a victim.
    Buoyantwaters Buoyantwaters
    18-21, F
    Mar 16, 2016

    I talked my way out of a potentially tricky

    situation the person I was talking to was the high class highly experienced lawyer and despite all Odds I won him over with my charm I think the charm is something I got from my father I really think it's inborn it would have to be it's not something I believe a person can learn...
    earthandstars earthandstars
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2016

    You might no my name,

    but not my story
    emmacannon16 emmacannon16
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 4, 2016

    I feel like my life is a series of bombs

    dropping and I am "shell-shocked" and unable to recover fully before another bomb drops and it never stops... layers upon layers of tragedy, pain, fear and sorrow, building up like bricks in a wall built on top of me. I peel some layers off; it get easier to move and boom...
    starrynightgazer starrynightgazer
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2016

    Yes I challenge and tease.

    What is a woman worth?Life must be lived on your own terms under the guidance of your peers and God.Is there any other way?
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 4, 2016
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Sep 27, 2014

    You can only run from your past

    for so long until it comes back to bite you in the ***. Memories even from ten years ago seem to haunt everything; and yet all I can say is that I'm sorry to whomever knew what was happening- I hate worrying and stressing out someone over my own bullshit, it just sucks.
    Kkgunny Kkgunny
    18-21, F
    Apr 16, 2015

    I'm 28, single, and an only child

    who has lost both my parents. My mom passed when I was 9 from suicide, my dad when I was 23 from a heart attack. I'm about to finish nursing school (RN) this spring, but I feel so alone and forgotten. I want a family again more than anything, but I feel like I'll be alone...
    Daisy2687 Daisy2687
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2016

    I grew up in foster homes.

    some were good a few I suffered more abuse the where they toom me out of.my childhood was filled with a feeling of not being wanted and not belonging.so much of those memories still affect me today
    Iroquoian Iroquoian
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 14, 2016

    Soo a few years ago my two best friends have

    betrayed me one of them slept on the same bed of my ex bf but supposedly didn't do anything and the other one kissed the guy I was in love with right in front of me and now because I thought I could trust these two people and they broke that trust I can't trust any women around...
    Missmeloveme Missmeloveme
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2013

    pain could of destroyed me,

    but it didnt. it built me up.
    siciliana88 siciliana88
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2016

    I wouldn't change a thing from my life; I will

    not cease to be who I am, and I hope that none of you will, either. The good, the bad, the events of your daily lives shape you.
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2016

    "I think I should know how to make love to

    something innocent without leaving my fingerprints. Love is another word I never learned to pronounce. How do I say I'm sorry if the word is never going to come out?"
    QuaintCynicalExistence QuaintCynicalExistence
    Mar 16, 2016

    I've been through so much growing up.

    I am the way I am because of my past. I had divorced parents since I was 3 and I am currently living with my dad and stepmom because I've never spent my school years with him. I'm close to graduating and I feel that I still let my past affect my present. I have trust issues, I...
    Nena000 Nena000
    16-17, F
    Sep 23, 2015
    KillOneYouAreAMurderer KillOneYouAreAMurderer
    18-21, M
    Jun 7, 2014
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