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    Its Good To Have No Expectations - I realized somehow there should not be any expectation from anyone in our life. Not even from ourselves. Expectations cause trouble. make you sad...
    bloodNroses bloodNroses 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    I Have Become - Everyone's expectations...ask anyone what they think of me, how they see me....and they will give a description of a well rounded, kind, caring genuine, honest...
    APS9 APS9 31-35 Apr 25, 2012

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    Imperfect Package - This is me. I can't be anything else. Self-expression is part of my nature. It is not vulgar or perverse. I still have morals and I am a good person. Yet,I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 3, 2010

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    Expectations - Expectations,I'm tired,Catering for everyone else,What about mine?From now on,I'm gonna be me,And only me.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 9, 2012

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    I am not a cookie cutter person. I am going to live up to my own expectations. Just because you recognize the look on my face doesn't mean it is there for the usual reasons. People...
    moonspun moonspun 26-30, F Mar 8

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    Identity Crisis (Story 75) - I was so absorbed with what people expected me to do for them that I had an identity crisis, more than one. I needed to feel how I was expected to feel...
    LadyIndiscretion LadyIndiscretion 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2012

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    So Tired. - My parents expect me to be the one who has perfect grades and perfect friends, but still be nice, unselfish and responsible. My friends expect me to be happy, outgoing...
    TheRealClover TheRealClover 16-17, F May 20, 2013

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    I Just Want To Be Me - oh yes, I fall into this trap....  I'm not suppose to get mad or angry.  I'm not supposed to say "no".  I was put on this Earth to listen to...
    silentwellofsorrow silentwellofsorrow 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2010

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    Just Me - I have reached a point in my life where I can no longer conform to what you want me to be, by ignoring what you are. I have struggled to mold myself into what you expect...
    shydragonfly shydragonfly 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    Absolutely This... - I feel like everyone has expectations for me, especially my parents. I know my mother wanted me to be a teacher and to marry my ex friend (who ended up getting...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2011

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    Just Let Me Do Me - Well, it is a Friday night, and what the hell am I doing? Sitting on EP. Just. Like. Every. Other. Effing. Night. I just want to get this all off my chest so I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 8, 2013

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    Im Sick Of It - At home I cater to everyone's expectations because I don't want to be questioned. Here I everyone expects me to be someone I'm not. I'm not going to hide it any...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    The Rotten System - It has dawned to me that I was not being true to myself. I need my life back, my old self. And I felt like I was stressed out. I really don't have to be...
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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    Done. - I'm good with words - REALLY good with words.  I'm also good at playing parts - saying what I'm supposed to say and also being what I'm expected to be.  The...
    MovingForward28 MovingForward28 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 7, 2010

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    I'm Always Being Judged - Mainly it's religious people who judge me the most.  Like I'm not holy enough or something.  Or I act like I'm small in the mind.  I have depression...
    Masihi Masihi 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 22, 2011

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    "may We Always Be Mindful Of The Needs Of Others"-crap Have You Heard This One? - When someone tries to tell you to be mindful of the needs of other, it is like...
    Igneous Igneous 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 23, 2010

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    What Do People Expect Me To Be Exactly? - I am never going to be the prostitute hot ****** in bed or the great striper etc...I think I was born to be a lawyer or something official...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 6, 2012

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    Why Is It So Hard To Accept? - People always judge, i suppose it is in our nature and if we don't conform to what others believe to be the right way, then you have to be wrong...
    redflame redflame 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2010

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    Hard Nut To Crack - I know and have been told that I am a hard nut to crack. It's mostly because of the usual hard life story, learn to survive on my own etc. But as I grow older I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 23, 2011

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    What About Me - I feel like I have to be what my parents want me to be. What my husband wants me to be. what my kids want me to be. What society wants me to be. I can't please...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 18 Responses Jul 8, 2011

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    Do Unto Others...(and Be Their Slave) - Most of us like to help out those in need.  It is said if you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day; if you teach a man how to fish, he...
    bentheredundat bentheredundat 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    I'm Sorry I'm Not Perfect - I'm sorry I'm not a fashion lover, I'm sorry I have trust issues, I'm sorry you feel bad when I'm alone! I'm sorry I don't love shopping. I'm sorry I...
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2013

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    So I Won't - I'm not even going to try anymore. I'm fat, ugly, boring, bad at even simple math, I laugh at inappropriate times, I don't have great credit, and there are many...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2010

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