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I Am Tired of False Positivity

People that act like telemarketers but are close friends 214 People

    Sooo Tired

    I always put on a happy face when I see old friends or when I'm around the general public, and I'm sick of it. I've decided to just feel what I feel when I feel it, and if others don't like it, well they can go away. I'm tired of wearing a mask all the time.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Oct 25, 2010

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    I hate robotic pleasantries

    that app developers insist on adding on. "Oh we missed you while you were busy living your real life for the past 2 hours!" *shaking head with a sigh...*
    stuckinamatchbox stuckinamatchbox 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    I Really Do Not Appreciate "PC" Attitudes

    With someone in particular on my mind, I ask these questions aloud: What the **** is your problem? Why can't you just say what you feel? Why must it be a prepackaged response? A soundbyte is not acceptable, I expect you to reply to my direct question. I expect you to compile a...
    qazrazl qazrazl 41-45, F Jan 2, 2009

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    And Yet I Do It

    I sometimes amaze myself, I can take a lot of crap and smile and still be positive! I don't feel positive, but I talk that way. I should control my tongue!
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F Mar 28, 2009

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    Just Be Real With Me

    I think I've written some stuff under other headings on EP that belong in this group. I am weary of people who are single serving friends, who can only communicate in sound bytes and platitudes. "It's all going to work out in the end!" Ya know what? Maybe NOT. I think...
    qazrazl qazrazl 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2009

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    Disingenuous Need Not Apply

    The last time I checked, neither of us lived in Hollywood. Neither of us have attained perfection. I'm not becoming an ascended master, are you? We did not meet over a casserole at the PTA meeting. We do have the same ethnic background, values and home town. We went to the same...
    qazrazl qazrazl 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    I Smile Though My Heart Is Aching

    yeah just like the lyrics from a song. I think smiling is one of visible positive reactions. It's like telling others that you're alright and have nothing to worry about because i can handle everything. You force yourself to smile though you're bleeding inside. Because i felt...
    shenghuidai shenghuidai 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2011

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    I'm A Proud Pestimist And Am Tired Of Others Trying To Change That

    People always tell me that being a pestimist is bad for me and It'll shorten my life. Well I think being falsely optimistic is even worse! In reality bad things happen and if people don't identify them how can we fix them? According to them unhappiness is bad. Thats right tell...
    PeacefulPain PeacefulPain 13-15, M Sep 8, 2010

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    Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones, and I will try to fix you...

    False positivity is like making people eat mud telling them it's chocolate. "Put away that frown, remember you're enjoying yourself." I hate that. Why can't people just show it when they feel like crap? You'll have to admit: sometimes the world is a real crappy place to...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 4, 2009

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    Fakeness!

    If you feel positive by all means express that, if you don't but are using positivity help you get through a hardship I understand that too. Yet I have noticed that many I think in correlation to the expectations in society to "keep it fake" are falsely stating and...
    caramelpeace caramelpeace 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 3, 2010

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    My Problem With False Positivity In Life

    Trying very hard to weight options.... checking scenarios....outcomes .... possibilities consider alternatives.... Check my resources....check my history....predict outcomes on chance Weigh gain VS cost to alternative.... ask around for other input to help generate more...
    DreamingTaoTiger DreamingTaoTiger 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    Sometimes I Want To Take All The Positive Thinking and Self-Help Books...

    and burn them in a huge bonfire!  Most of them are just garbage fit for kindling lol. Seriously, though, I'm sick of the cookie cutter way they look at things. As if the writer thinks they know you personally when they don't.   I'm sick of the way people mindlessly parrot all...
    Wyldfire Wyldfire 51-55 Oct 5, 2012

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    Just Say What You Mean

    If you say something raw, honest, truthful don't ruin it by apologizing afterward. If you are going to shred someone don't say "Bless their heart," afterward. If you have something to say, just say it, don't get all mealy-mouthed about it. Political correctness has gone...
    qazrazl qazrazl 41-45, F 13 Responses Jan 14, 2009

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    Sincerity

    I'm creating a positivity zone in my life and I can't have even false positivity be a part of it. I work in a field where I meet the sick, the needy, and those in social environments so toxic that it can really drain a soul. I don't want that in my friendships. I have a choice...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 5, 2012

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    Where Is Our Sense of Outrage ?

      I am writing this tonight because I am saddened to see how in today´s society our sense of outrage has gone the way of the Dinosaurs. Nowadays it is quite common for people to look the other way in a futile attempt to ignore  the obvious. They are too busy to...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 9 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    Oh Please You White Washed Grave Aka White Trash

    please love and lighter stop worshiping yourself,holier-than-thou attitude makes you look like a fool,everyone else is TO BLAME BUT NOT YOU...who do you worship if you can't face the TRUTH about yourself?You think you are always right...you make yourself your god,so that you don...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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    Balance

    Have you ever seen those people who instead of acting realistic, they always have a smile on there face, they have the white picket fence, the two story house, a spouse, two children, ect? Those people scare the hell out of me. And i'll tell you why. People who dont experience...
    ShatteredOblivion ShatteredOblivion 16-17, F Jun 22, 2010

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    Hmm...

    I'm not sure if I really understand the meaning of this group, but...here is what I think it is about: The world wide crisis has come even to Croatia... Well, if it wasn't funny, it would probably be sad... But Croatia's politicians are probably the funniest people at all...
    misunderztood misunderztood 18-21, F Mar 9, 2009

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    *sigh*

    unfortunately when I come to this point everything turn to be the biggest B.S. ever like I've been lying to myself nothing comes out but the cold hard truth
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO 26-30, F 23 Responses Nov 27, 2010

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    Positivity Is Not On This Planet...

    What I don't get is when people say "Everyone's a winner!" The truth is: No one wins. We are born with nothing, we die with nothing. Every one of us. Bottom line. The only winner is "The Creator"/ God.
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 2 Responses Oct 31, 2010

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    Intolerant of This, No Apologies

    PC attitudes are politely killing us all. I am disgusted that this society is so desperate for entertainment and distraction that there are 'reality shows' about the life of morbidly obese individuals. What am I supposed to enable them by dealing with their problems of being...
    qazrazl qazrazl 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    I'm Glad Its Not Just Me

    Ive noticed that some people appear to always be positive...and im not having none of it...its not real noone can be like this 24/7 and so i must deduct that its an act and they are fake.
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 12 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    At Least Let Me Finish My Sentence.

    Another phone call to chat about the weather. Answering these calls is similar to hearing a telemarketer. Is this a joke? What value can I find in a friendship this shallow? There's not much here to pursue. I'm not heard or understood and there's no attempt to try relating...
    qazrazl qazrazl 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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    Smell The Coffee

    Things are changing.  Crumbling, I think, all around.  It isn’t just the economy or politics, the colds and flu, it’s me too.  Plates I’ve left spinning precariously, with merely a quick flick of the stick to keep them balanced, are teetering, ready to plunge to the...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response Jan 1, 2012

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    You Know These Guys

    The thinking that says been through hell, going through hell but lets be positive, no i can't bring myself to talk about the bad things or anything that bothers me but i won't be negative. I won't cry in front of other people and i run around practicing avoidance of anything...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2009

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    I'm Tired Of Smiling, And I Don't Mean It...

    When I do that I feel even worse about myself and the world around me. I want to be those individuals that are always happy. Always smiling about nothing lol. It may sound silly. But I want to be that happy. Even when pessimism and negativity comes my way. One day I'll get there...
    NewPersonUnderConstruction NewPersonUnderConstruction 18-21, F Jul 28, 2010

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    I can't post anything anywhere anymore without some troll either personally attacking me or trying to get whatever I posted taken down. And I'm sick of it. They will even claim...
    SadDrama SadDrama 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    I am so tired of everyone referring to me as a '****' or a '*****'. I get along quite well with many people in my year/grade at school and my friends tend to constantly make...
    lulllz lulllz 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I believe in ripple effect, so I believe sharing positives with people will brighten up the world one day somehow. Do u like the world u r living in right now? I don't, I know it...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Dec 2

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    I am mentally tired, border line do not care any more......I don't care if I am no longer enough, I am tired if I am not giving YOU what you need, I have given my all and nothing...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Nov 29

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    i am so burnt out on just about everything.... i'm tired of life, tired of myself, tired of this pain in my heart. Most days i just wish it would all end. Poof, gone, no more pain...
    carolinabluesky carolinabluesky 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Tired of being the toy you forgot you had The one you pick up to play with every once in a while The on that sits on the shelf alone Waiting patiently to mean something to you...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I am so tired, I don't really know why. Everyday I'm tired, I sleep, I sleep the normal amount but when I wake back up I feel as if I haven't slept at all. I'm just tired.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 23

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    okay. the title is simply stupid and not creative at all, but the funny thing is i kinda feel that way. I'm sick. I'm tired. and it makes me feel sick and tired. i wish i don't...
    alifia alifia 18-21, F Nov 26

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    I'm so tired of it all. The depression, suicidal thoughts, the feeling of needing to hide all the time, and tired of being tired.
    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    Ugh stupid meds make me tired i go to school come home 'do hw' an sleep im always so tired to do anything and then people think im lazy an fat but they dont even know what **** im...
    Sourr Sourr 16-17, F Dec 9

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    Im tired of going to the library everynight to study hard for the test I will have in this week. It will be nice if after that test I could relax and have some time for me, but no...
    mosbyy mosbyy 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    The past few weeks of school have really been kicking my *** and I'm beyond tired. I have a 7:30am class, which is before school starts, so I wake up at 6. School ends at 3:30 but...
    warro97 warro97 16-17, F Nov 19

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    I'm tired. Like really really tired. I just don't have the motivation to sleep. Is that weird? It's currently 7:21AM where I live. I feel bad. My allergies are horrible right now...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I feel so tired, like I was born tired. I feel mentally sick because hiding your true self from everyone is tiring.
    HAH37 HAH37 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I'm NOT suicidal, at least I don't think I am. I'm just tired of living, I don't want to kill myself but I wouldn't care if I were to die today. I have no motivation for anything...
    asialive asialive 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    i'm just tired and can't think of a way to NOT get tired hahaha.. after how many day's or week's i'm online again! care to chat?
    redfoxylady18 redfoxylady18 18-21, F Dec 2

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    If I slept until I wasn't tired, I'd never wake up! I'm always tired even after a goodnights rest or a nap, I feel like I didn't sleep a wink. Idk but yea..
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I'm just tired of it. Whether it's some family or friends, I'm done. From now on, my focus is just on the few people who've actually been there for me. I'm tired of letting my...
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I am tired of watching people hurt each other. So very, very tired. You can't escape it either. Even if it doesn't directly affect you, you see it plastered all over the news...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M Dec 7

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    Why do i have this kind of feeling? My emotions kept rumbling and fighting inside a ruin.. in the battlefield of my heart. They were mixed emotions and i don't know what I should...
    LittleMiss04 LittleMiss04 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I could sleep for 12 hours and still be tired. I want so badly to sleep and wake up feeling refreshed. That's how sleep is supposed to work. You go to sleep, get about 9+ hours of...
    ThatGirl0610 ThatGirl0610 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    i am tired and i miss you and i am tired
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8