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I Am Who I Am, Your Approval Is Not Needed

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    live my life, say what I mean,

    be who I am; you all can judge but do I care? Nope :)
    shur09 shur09 13-15, F Jan 19

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    Like me or don't like me,

    who are you to judge? Take your opinion elsewhere.
    Misshunter15 Misshunter15 16-17, F 1 Response May 12, 2014

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    Actually, who are you not to be?

    You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you......We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in...
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I am like a phone number.

    Once I make a connection -- there's no Dialling Me Back.
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm Just Me..

    If you don't love yourself...no one will. I love myself. I didn't always...I spent the better half of my life thinking I wasn't good enough. Now I know better. I love the way I look, I love my body, I love my personality. Sure I've got my quirks who doesn't, but I've come to the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    yeah, I work all the time.

    I have no personal life but I love my job. wish people would understand that.
    alexxvaunlennon101 alexxvaunlennon101 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm my own damn person

    and I don't need your opinion :)
    allsummer allsummer 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    There are times when I feel like I need to

    change who I am. But than the little voice in my head tells me, " No, this is you. You don't need to change anything about yourself. The people that don't accept you don't matter." Stick to who you are because you are perfect!:)
    hopepeace33 hopepeace33 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I love Arnold J. Rimmer!

    Arnold are you out there? Just for the record -- he's my buddy & he's a freaking brilliant writer -- eloquent, poetic, fun, kind -- I just needed to give him a shake because he was being too hard on himself and I couldn't take it -- are you feeling LOVED Arnold?
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 26

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    Another Quote From Dr Seuss.

    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
    Gilse59 Gilse59 18-21, F Jan 22, 2013

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    I owe no explanation to anyone,

    you don't like me then go to hell for all I care
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    O.k .. I am so far steeped in my own

    procrastination that I have no business diverting my ADHD self - injurious, hazard looking for a place to happen with an EP post. But non the less -- notwithstanding, being so far behind I think I'm first, delusional force of nature that I am -- I will post this any way.. Here...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    If i do something. Its

    for myself. Unless i tell you otherwise.
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I lived my life trying to prove

    who i was and come to find out not even close!!! Parents were ok dad drank a bit much, youngest of 7 hand me downs freckles and a lot of coming home at night crying, I used to run barefoot about 18 miles a day all through school now I just get to think about it!!! Believe it or...
    catherall8287 catherall8287 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    If you want to pm me with the intent to chat.

    .. I don't like text shorthand and please spell properly. And don't get upset if I point these things out, that's just me, and I make no excuses.
    MsAnnieMack MsAnnieMack 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I Am A Christian And I Like Girls....

    I am a scientist. I've studied biology, chemistry, physics and anatomy. I've taken more mathematics than most. I've participated in science fair since sixth grade and done fairly well some years. I think I have a fairly good grasp of the scientific method and how to apply it...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 17 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    Hi, I'm new here so I thought I would let

    people know a little about me. I'm 5ft 6in tall, long blonde hair slender build. I am transgender. I know some people out there are afraid sometimes of things or people who are different but trust me, I'm no different than most of you. I'm outgoing, fun loving and fun to be...
    LOSTGIRL1414 LOSTGIRL1414 18-21, T May 25

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    Just Me

    Yep, just me. That's me. I'm not fake. I'm not famous. I'm not out to please everyone. I've learned a long time ago, never ever set yourself or your life up to where you would have to depend on someone to take care of you and provide for you. No me folks. Am as independent as...
    HELLSBABY HELLSBABY 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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    I love the title of this group.

    If you don't like me you don't have to talk to me. if you are offended i wont send you pics or whatever dirty conversation you have in mind....too bad, cause i don't care what you think of me. go ahead and block me if you don't like me. that's one less moron i have to deal with...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2014

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    I am who I am too I have morals,

    and respect I just believe you should too
    1bigbuck 1bigbuck 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    A Normal Day 4 Me Buying grams

    and blunts - $11.09 Going to 7Eleven for munchies - $13.58 Sitting at a red light singing Selena Gomez with a Pikachu in your lap, while a girl at the bus stop records and you turn wink and wave at her as you drive off... Priceless
    KingMarcray37 KingMarcray37 22-25, M Jun 21

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    It amazes me the 18-25 yr olds harsh judgment

    comments on here... come back in about 20 years when you have some life experiences under your belt.. if your smart your sit back and listen and learn from all of us that have hit the ground and trying to pick each other up with compassion.
    caressablecat caressablecat 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 10, 2014

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    foxness foxness 31-35, F 2 Responses May 7

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    vanessa147 vanessa147 13-15, F Jan 19

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    I wish that I had this attitude/ability on

    things, but sadly it is not the case...
    CheetoX CheetoX 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 20

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    I cannot be fixed for I am not broken,

    You can't take words back once they're spoken. So maybe before you say I can be treated by therapy or religion, You should realize your talking about a life you don't live in. You think I chose to be gay? Like I made that choice on a random day? Let me tell you a little about...
    Goose95 Goose95 18-21, F Oct 29, 2014

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    Nuff Said............

    ............,,
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 27

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    Though of course I love it

    if you give it!
    javeachica javeachica 61-65, F 8 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    Yesterday I read this article

    and if you wish to understand more of me I invite you to read it also.http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/my-sla-1.292961This is my life too. Exactly as the author describes are the parallels of my life. My father who was a high officer in the SLA and then the Security...
    anotherlittlelamb anotherlittlelamb 16-17, F May 26

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    MsAnnieMack MsAnnieMack 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    I like to think that this is how I feel

    but then I always feel like being myself gets me judged. I always come off as weird or "Odd" and lots of people don't like that and it brings me to a point where I try to get an approval for my actions. I always ask if it's okay for me to say certain things or I constantly...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    You do not pay my bills,

    you're not an authority figure to me, you're just a person that exist, someone that I could acknowledge but do not necessarily have to.
    BurningFist BurningFist 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    There too many judgmental people out there.

    Yes I'm into allot of mature groups and yes I like to have fun. But there is allot more to me than this. People assume if a person is mainly in mature groups they are nothing more than a pervert. They don't make the time to think their more to the person. Honestly if you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    NicoleMUA NicoleMUA 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    My daughter picked up on this trait,

    LOL, asked for 1 braid & 1 ponytail today. When asked what to do if someone picks on her we decided 'this is me! Get over yourself...' is the perfect response! Hope & pray she never looses her *****!
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 1 Response May 4

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    Learning To Stand Beside Myself

    I suffer from complex post traumatic stress disorder from a rocky childhood/adolescence and have hard wired the need for other's approval into my brain's processes. It's taken years of threapy and hard work to begin to see myself emerge from the mess of attempts to be what...
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    Mommy dearest you know I can't stand you.

    Your nervous energy, and blatant rudeness makes me despise your existence. And now you want my help. So excuse me while I laugh. You better have something to give. Otherwise you can know your success is inevitable. That is when you deal with me.
    Isis27 Isis27 36-40 2 Responses Feb 26

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    Even though it is a selfish statement,

    in a society where obsession is taken as passion.. evil is something so cool.. immorality is a pride.. nobility is a prison.. noble prize is given to one who created the most wars.. va gi na is like public toilet, sometimes it caused 20 cents and most of the time it is free...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    Yes I am an independent woman,

    I don't believe in cheating, I don't do drugs, I like taking the tough path and don't regret it, I do not like to argue or do bitching, I don't like people controlling me or telling me I need to correct myself, I don't like to talk about my feelings in length and if I don't...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 3 Responses May 12, 2014

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    This is Nick the male snowman.

    This is how he was born again when he finally got his top surgery.
    nic470 nic470 18-21, T Feb 17

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    all I wanted was to be happy

    for once. and to make someone just as happy. but life gets in the way I guess
    alexxvaunlennon101 alexxvaunlennon101 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Absolutely!

    I love that someone created an experience for those of us who are confident and secure with who we are. It never ceases to amaze me that the moment you stop caring what someone thinks about you is the moment that they start seeking your approval. As women, we are always striving...
    Jennie5 Jennie5 36-40, F 16 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 20

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    Yeah, the topic and my pic are enough.

    ... #FridaysAreForSarcasm
    MsAnnieMack MsAnnieMack 46-50, F Jan 9

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    Screw You, Judgmental Freaks.

    So I'm a bit crazy. Maybe I talk to myself,  laugh when I'm alone. Maybe I like being at home better than going out clubbing. Maybe I'm a fan of Edgar Allen Poe instead of Stephanie Myer. Perhaps I'm one that quotes random movies and waves at people I don't know. Maybe I can be...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    ButterKnuckles123 ButterKnuckles123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20