I Am Who I Am, Your Approval Is Not Needed

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    Like me or don't like me,

    who are you to judge? Take your opinion elsewhere.
    Misshunter15 Misshunter15
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 12, 2014

    A truly strong person does not need the

    approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. Vernon Howard
    Pariah1984 Pariah1984
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2016

    Encouragement is required

    but approval is not needed. Encouragement increases strength. Need for approval reduces strength. Let me see how you walk and I'll choose my destination.
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 29, 2016

    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
    Jun 20, 2015

    If I can't approve of myself.

    .. Then I am not worthy of your approval. That being said, Gi Gi is learning how to be a big girl!
    whispernred whispernred
    41-45, F
    Jan 15, 2016

    It occurs to me that most of the world's

    problems could be solved by: A) Accepting ourselves, and B) Minding our business.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2016

    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
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    To be totally, " Doctor get the scalpel" honest,

    I like all of us seek YOUR...approval, what we don't know that all we need for the good life is OUR own approval that sucks the worsest! But it is just beyond where we've dreamed to go!
    whispernred whispernred
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2016

    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
    26-30, M
    Jun 21, 2015

    If you accept me as I am,

    that's great. If not, that's too bad but your loss. I won't ever change for anyone because I am happy with the person I am. I do things to please myself, not anyone else.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    Nov 3, 2015

    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

    I hate men!!! You can't have a civil

    conversation with half of them!!! It's like wrestling with an alligator!!! Feeling totally fed up tonight!!! Thanks. I feel better now.
    submolly submolly
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Mar 6, 2016

    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
    Jun 20, 2015

    But your acceptance of it will lay the

    foundation of a great relationship between you and me.
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Sep 17, 2015

    Hi this I can really relate to I hate it

    when people don't like it because I want to be who I am if you don't like it don't bully me or try to change me get to me and understand me and ecept me my horrible family hated me for it and I was bullied I kept strong and battled through why can't you like me the way I want to...
    lor44 lor44
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2015

    Not everyone's approval.

    ....only the ones from whom I request it. Even then, if it's not found, I'll just move along. Something for everyone....
    deleted deleted
    Jan 15, 2016

    I'm my own damn person

    and I don't need your opinion :)
    allsummer allsummer
    22-25, F
    Dec 30, 2014
    avonladyirs avonladyirs
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 16, 2016
    derricksautism derricksautism
    18-21, M
    Mar 25, 2016

    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, 2015

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

    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2015

    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
    9 Responses Jul 7, 2012
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    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

    I am not like anyone I know,

    oh, I suppose there are similarities there always is. My family is crazy and I’m not…okay, perhaps I am not that different after all. The point I am trying to make is that I don’t feel the need to justify why I am like I am. Life does things to you; it shapes you good or...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Nov 22, 2015
    LegStyles LegStyles
    31-35, M
    Sep 13, 2015

    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, 2015

    I have no shame :P life is happier

    when you stop stressing over other people's opinions.
    jacob3171 jacob3171
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2016
    foxness foxness
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 7, 2015

    Though of course I love it

    if you give it!
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Jun 13, 2014
    imnotyourfriend imnotyourfriend
    41-45, M
    Nov 23, 2015

    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
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Apr 10, 2014

    Im a grown woman. yea right.

    just bcs my hobbies r watching korean shows and dramas tht doesnt mean im immature. if you hvnt watched korean shows u shouldnt judge. just bcs i watch animes it doesnt mean im immature. there r alot of animes tht hs really good stories and tht u cn learn heaps from. just bcs ur...
    gabrielleshin gabrielleshin
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 31, 2016

    If you accept me for

    who I am, and I will accept you for who you are, that sets the tone for a great friendship or even relationship.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2015

    yes i like myself and

    who i am and what i have become like me for men inside not my looks how i dress or my orientation or preferences may not be what you like or how you live but it is for me and i don't care who you are and want to be with so i do not need you to approve my life either
    alexiswcd alexiswcd
    56-60, T
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015


    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
    12 Responses Apr 18, 2011

    I've had people tell me to be a certain way,

    to dress a certain way, to look at certain way, to speak a certain way. All this so I don't give off the wrong impression of myself. Well if other people aren't willing to risk talking to me because I seem to fall into a stereotype then that's their own damn fault to judge some...
    HaliCali HaliCali
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2015

    I'm missing a really good friend I made on here

    She has helped me thru some really rough times. Even tho I've never seen or talked to kristy I so do love her as a friend. Love you so much kristy
    Herefornow9 Herefornow9
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    There are some of you

    who like to come on experiences and tell people what they should think. Guess what, I don't care. Think what you wish, believe what you want, get butthurt if I don't agree you should tell me what to do. I neither seek strangers approval and I have no need of that approval. If...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2015

    free country dont care

    if u dont like me.
    bokading bokading
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2014

    I am a people pleaser by nature.

    I want to make people happy, see them smile, ensure they are comfortable around me. That being said, I don't pretend to be someone I am not just to appease others. I don't need to be the center of attention, I don't change my beliefs or opinions to conform to those I am...
    PhoenixDream38 PhoenixDream38
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2016

    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
    1 Response Mar 30, 2015
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