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I Am Through With Trying to Please Everyone

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    Been Done With It!

    I use to try to please everyone... and sometimes I do find myself falling back into that pattern, from time to time. But honestly, it can't be done! It's impossible! You can't please all of the people, all of the time. =p So, I don't bother to! If my stories hurt or offend...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 3, 2009

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    What?

    What do you want me to do? Say sugar coated things to fulfill your petty needs?
    LightlySaltedSalmon LightlySaltedSalmon 18-21, F Aug 15, 2013

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    This Moment In Time

    I do not think everyone expects me to please him or her. Honestly, I take it upon myself to do so. Sometimes, I overwhelm myself with everything I am trying to accomplish and life gets chaotic. I am not really through with trying to please those around me. It is better for me...
    PrecariousMe PrecariousMe 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2011

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    It Does You No Good

    I have learned the hard that you cannot always make others happy. For years I have put myself before everyone. Why do I do this. I have no idea, i guess I don't want others to think I don't care. But whatever now, now I am all about what is going to make me happy and push those...
    GothicXCupcake GothicXCupcake 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Why the Hell Would I???

    im done, trying to please everyone else got me no where. i waisted time and money. yah im a douche. now that im me i have time for things i actually like to do. not ice fishing. i was f**king dumb..who the hell does that just for someone else. the old me. i have time to paint and...
    helentheripper14 helentheripper14 18-21, F Jun 1, 2008

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    Trying To Please Everyone

    Trying to please everyone,I'm true with it,Need a life,Time to be me,Not everyone else!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    That Is What Made Me So Unhappy

    I wanted to make everybody happy. In the process, I made myself unhappy, because there were always some who were miserable, and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't please them.In both my personal life and my business, I was trying to please everyone. Once I stopped trying, I...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    Done, Done, Done.

    i have always cared what others thought. i would try to please everyone and keep them happy with me. i tried to win their approval and love. we'll i'm done with it. i don't need them. i need me! i need my own love and approval. forget about everyone else. how they feel is their...
    angelwings1998 angelwings1998 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2011

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    If I Tried...

    I'd probably develop multiple personality disorder and have to change my name to Sybil.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 13, 2009

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    It is nearly impossible to please everyone

    and even though I try my best to be considerate to others, they don't appreciate my generosity. I'm not asking for acknowledgement from everyone but for them to let me be able to make myself happy sometimes. No one can make you happy but yourself and if you're constantly trying...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    No More Worrying

     After struggling with my sexual orientation and depression for so many years while tying to make others happy, I've come to grasp the fact that I don't NEED to please everybody. I like being who I am, and I'm growing more comfortable with it every day I start to turn...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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    I Give Up

    I'm so tried of trying to please everyone that I know.  I go out of my way and create more stress for myself just trying to make other people happy and its never good enough.  I just want to weep because of this frustration.  No matter what I do its never good...
    kayislandgirl kayislandgirl 22-25 3 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    Aesop's Fable: “the Man, The Boy, And The Donkey”

    I’ve always liked this story as it perfectly conveys how it's just not possible to please all the people. Some people keep trying and trying but you inevitably wind up miserable yourself. A Man and his son went to market with their Donkey. As they were walking a countryman...
    2Buddies 2Buddies 46-50, M 5 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    I Don't Try

    I know and clearly understand, that I can't please everyone.  Why Try!  I have to please myself first.  Is this selfish?  I don't think so.  I can still be generous, loving, giving and pleasing to others, without denying myself.
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 66-70 5 Responses Nov 24, 2008

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    I Realized It Now...

    I realized it now that so many things I had done in the past to try pleasing everyone around me. Why? Probably because I did not believe in myself. I sought validation from others on what my personality was. I thought I would be a bad person if they said so. Or I would be a...
    LifeApprentice LifeApprentice 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 25, 2007

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    I've Had Enough

    I've had enough,Trying to please everyone,What about me?Need a break,Bugger it!Today,I'm taking for myself.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 1, 2012

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    Forever!

    I am a worrier by nature. I used to worry about pleasing everyone, no matter who they were or how important they were in my life. Not anymore. I guess with age came this "I-just-don't-care" attitude. Now I do what I want, and if other people have a problem with it, they can stay...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2010

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    GarrettYdoom GarrettYdoom 18-21, M Nov 18, 2014

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    I Am Through

    I've always been this way, I tried pleasing everyone no matter what and reality, there's not such things as pleasing everybody cause pleasing every person is not common sense or real.  There will always be a few who will oppose in everything that you-we do or say.  Before, I...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 24, 2011

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    Over It...

    What a mistake, I spent a lot of time trying to please everyone, especially my family and people that I have to deal with on a continual basis but I'm over that ****. You're damned if you do and damned if you don't. I know the core issue of what started me acting that way but it...
    simpothing simpothing 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2011

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    I Learn To Say No

    I used to do things just to please family, close friends and relatives even if I hate doing it, just to keep them happy. But I realized that I lost myself in the process and whatever I do it's never enough for them. I was treated like a doormat. Now with the support of my husband...
    aussiering aussiering 31-35 2 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    I just wanted to say sorry about my last post! I had some pretty nasty comments and I deserved them for saying I don't like fat and ugly guys! Yes I'm very judgemental and I'm sure...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 12

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    i had a bad childhood. i grew up fast and misbehaved. i started sleeping around when very young. i enjoy sex with anyone. i enjoy drinking and taking drugs. i do what i need too in...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 14 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yeah I'm totally lost. I keep telling people what I'm going to do but never go through with it. I know I can't keep doing what I'm doing because it is depressing me. People at my...
    ShaneStoner ShaneStoner 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have pictures on profile, they all "G" rated. I will NOT post an "mature" pictures. I will NOT take any adult pictures. I do NOT have a cam so I can exchange "mature" pictures...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Hey if you're suffering with depression please watch this https://youtu.be/4Gp0QIXG4Aw just give it a shot
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    I am in the process of shutting down all my accounts. Although, I will probably leave my ep and Gmail open so there is a record of everything in case anyone needs it for any reason...
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    I neeeeeeeed someone so badly, with homothetie please... and probabilities... I don't suck at them but I found some difficulties in some exercises tomorrow I have a test who can...
    AoNoSora AoNoSora 16-17 Apr 22

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    Just because I don't share your interests, does not mean I will disrespect you or anything pertaining to your interests. I do expect the same. I don't care if you think "art is...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 Apr 26

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    Part Two. Consider this.. It is not to try to make anyone comply to how I feel. It is merely to enlighten you on what (I feel) is a better way. As I said in part one. What...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Right now 'Kick It!' by Forever the Sickest Kids is one of the songs I keep listening to. The beat is great and I think it's about taking my life in my own hands and it's kind of...
    transtastic transtastic 18-21, T Apr 19

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    I am at a crossroads, in other words "stuck". I have this opportunity coming up but I don't want to take it since I don't want to do that job anymore, or maybe it's the place. I'm...
    grrrey grrrey 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    My sons father has been on drugs for almost 20 years. 2/3 of it was pills and now for almost a year he has been bouncing from subs to heroin. Smoking not shooting. We've been...
    karebearxoxo karebearxoxo 31-35, F Apr 6

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    Inner beauty is someone who loves themselves. If you love yourself, then loving someone else is so much easier and more passionate. Something I had to learn the hard way, and is...
    ItalianFilipino ItalianFilipino 18-21, M Apr 11

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    You have two more years, I have three. Over the summers, we will get as many jobs as we can, gather as much money as we can, spend as least as we can. We can do this. Me and you...
    ShiningSkies ShiningSkies 13-15 2 hrs ago

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    I had a child, a baby boy, from a one night stand with an ex partner who left the country when she found out she was pregnant. Mostly due to her lack of faith in my ability as a...
    JonnoHo JonnoHo 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    feeling happier about everything today managed to have a few hours to myself was brilliant get less bulging through and look a lot more appealing in my eyes even dared a sit on the...
    addilan addilan 18-21, M 52 mins ago

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    Here it is... The story of me and my first love. Currently, I am so confused about where to share my feelings and I want to thank this site for letting me release my emotions...
    ApplePamilar ApplePamilar 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Of late, being a 19 year old, I still try to be kind caring and helpful to everyone. even though that person is my enemy,I always give it a positive thought and try to help them...
    akkiRK akkiRK 18-21, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    So this is now week 6 and 4 days tomorrow that we've had no contact with one another. 4 months since we've seen each other. I feel like I could just die. I miss him soooo much...
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