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I Am Who I Am, Your Approval Is Not Needed

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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, 2015

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    I'm my own damn person

    and I don't need your opinion :)
    allsummer allsummer 22-25, F Dec 30, 2014

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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'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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    imnotyourfriend imnotyourfriend 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 23, 2015

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    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 10, 2015

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    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...
    justmerae1 justmerae1 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    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

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    It occurs to me that most of the world's

    problems could be solved by: A) Accepting ourselves, and B) Minding our business.
    PassiveActivist PassiveActivist 70+, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    foxness foxness 31-35, F 2 Responses May 7, 2015

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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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    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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    avonladyirs avonladyirs 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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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, 2015

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    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 26-30, F Nov 3, 2015

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    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

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    If i do something. Its

    for myself. Unless i tell you otherwise.
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2015

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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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    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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    Though of course I love it

    if you give it!
    javeachica javeachica 61-65, F 7 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    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

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    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....
    Lloorrii2 Lloorrii2 41-45, F Jan 15

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    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 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    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

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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, 2015

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

    ............,,
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 27, 2015

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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 5 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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    "You need to be prettier You need to be

    smarter You need to be thinner You need to be taller You need to be wiser You need to be funnier You need to be talkative You need to be-" said the world before being interrupted. "I will be whoever I want to be. Don't tell me what to do" I faught back. "But people won't like...
    homeskilletx homeskilletx 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 26

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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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    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

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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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    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...
    justmerae1 justmerae1 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2015

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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, 2015

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Sep 19, 2015

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    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

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    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2015

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    I hope you like me, but

    if not, it's your loss. As much as I strive for approval, if it's not ever going to be forthcoming, that's fine, I'll cope with it.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2015

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    free country dont care

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

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    LegStyles LegStyles 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 13, 2015

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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, 2015

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    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 2 Responses Nov 3, 2015

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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, 2015

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