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I Believe In Being Yourself No Matter Who Likes It

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    It's not about other people.

    .. it's about YOU! It's your life to live nobody elses! No one got the right to judge you and if they do well stand up for yourself and don't let them put you down!Belief is a powerful thing! If you can believe in yourself you'll feel invincible and got the power to do anything...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Examples of How Being Yourself Is a Double-edged Sword

    This is a challenge, in my opinion.  When I first saw this category, and decided I agreed with its philosophy, I thought about intelligent people who are engaging, willing to talk and listen, and who may disagree, yet still be respectful towards each other.  A mutual...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 26, 2009

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    Who else do you want me to be

    but myself? Who else do I want to be?
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Nov 30

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    I'm Not Sure How to Write This.

    Sometimes I think if people here on EP really know me, they might feel differently.  I have always been honest about all I write, I am being the true me.  Little by little I have been tearing away the layers.  The more I share the harder it is for me. ...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    I tried hard being someone else

    for a long time, it doesn't work. Some people will like you, some will hate you, most don't give you a second thought, so you might as well be yourself.
    Thatredheadchick Thatredheadchick 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Why Is It So Hard For Me?

    I see all of your words, stories and advice. I realize my need to be myself and stay true to that fact. Yet I always seem to bend, break or change out of some unrecognizable reason! Why do I feel uncomfortable or that I'm being rude and shouldn't be myself when someone doesn't...
    LifesQuestion LifesQuestion 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 25, 2011

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    We live in a society

    where people are afraid of being themselves so they choose to be like somebody else. That's part of the reason why most people have the same character (referring to high school,college) , what happens is they end up loosing themselves. Just be you and the right people will like...
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective 18-21, F Dec 27, 2013

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    U Cannot Please Everybody

    some people are gonna like you, some won't. That's how life goes. and the only think you can do is learn to accept the criticism, and be your own person. Who cares if some people don't like you, right/ as long as you're confident in your own skin, there's no problem.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    No Much Choice

    Your parents want you to become so and so.  They expect you to do this and that.  Teachers want you to learn their teachings.  Society has its demands. You're standing in the middle of all this and wonder who you'll be when everything is done that is expected from...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Feb 5, 2010

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    My Quest And Purpose In Life, To Be Me.

    I truly believe in BEING MYSELF NO MATTER WHO LIKES IT and I can prove that by many instances in my life. When I was in elementary school, I was not a fashion diva but I liked to dress myself; a brightly flowered top and multi-colored corduroys with stripes. I was in 4th grade...
    fightn4me fightn4me 46-50, F May 19, 2012

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    And trust me, hardly anyone likes me

    but I'm fine with that. I tried one year in school to be all bubbly and cutesy like all the other girls in school and everyone liked me but it didn't feel like me so I went back to myself and of course everyone disliked me but I didn't really care cause pretending sucks. And my...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    Be Proud Of Who You Are

    Always stay true to yourself, no matter what happens. If you believe in yourself, that's what counts. Few better lessons can be taught.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 27, 2011

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    No Apologies For Who I Am

      I have to say I've found that with getting older I am becoming more and more comfortable in my own skin. As I continue to experience life the lies of youth are continually being uncovered for what they are and it feels great to see the truth. There is no one to fear...
    achieve achieve 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2009

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    Analogies From Outer Space

    (a blog entry from 2009) it's your existence, so you're like the sun, and the people in your life are like the planets that orbit around you some are in the habitable zone, where life and friendship can grow others are farther away and react to your light with cold indifference...
    effervescence effervescence 26-30, M Jul 7, 2013

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    OpenMind619 OpenMind619 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    Thankfully, most of the people I hang out with

    like that sort of thing too.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 7

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    If we respect ourselves

    and love ourselves then who cares what others think? I'm not on this world to please others unless it's from kindness of my heart. To be myself is very important to me and this makes me complete. If I make a mistake then I'm man enough to step up to the plate and admit it...
    nobones07 nobones07 46-50, M Aug 2

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    Just want to say I have a thing

    for balloon popping and I don't care I love it and just want to talk to people about that want to listen or that want to talk to me about it I like to pop them by siting in them :) squeeze them stamp in them and on occasion blow hem till they pop when I feel brave :) if you have...
    Looner23 Looner23 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    Free

    There is no choice.Even if I wanted, it is impossibleto deny that I'm shallow and dullif I am.And if I'm not,that too will showeffortlessly.What others may think,whatever they think,it is their right.And it is mineto be sovereignas well.To be different is not hardsince it is our...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 4 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    Always Be You!

    Always be yourself - remember that you are the one who has to live with what you do, not anybody else. If you pretend to be somebody else, and get into a relationship and are lying either to yourself or your partner about what you, you'll have to always be that way, or things...
    sabergirl08 sabergirl08 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2009

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    ...because when you're gone: nobody's going to

    act like you or be another clone of the exact image of you and your life. Only you can do that because your just who you are. Nothing else matters because this is your life not someone else's.
    AcousticLover AcousticLover 16-17, F Jul 26

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    I want talk about balloons buys that's all I

    love popping balloons and who doesn't I want some new balloon popping methods open to suggestions :) get in touch :D
    Looner23 Looner23 22-25, M Sep 30

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    Never, Ever Compromise.

    I don't have much of a story...and if you believe that i got a bridge in New York i want to sell you.  I was single, depressed, felt alone, and drank for a good solid ten years. But i never compromised who iwas or tried to change the way i acted, looked, the ideals and...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 2 Responses May 29, 2010

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    Being yourself is probably one of the most

    liberating things you will ever experience in your life. Life is way to short to march to someone else's beat and stride.
    Eyesofthebeholder Eyesofthebeholder 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    Like It Or Not

    All my life, many years too, I worried about what the other person thought of me. I adjusted... huh.. to them so they would like me. While pleasing folks, I became clueless to who I was. Whats that song..you can't please all the people ... so you got to please yourself...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 4 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    Nothing But Me ...

    I Am Not Skinny Blond As Paris Hilton Nor Amazing Fun As Jim Carrey Neither Gorgeous as Vanessa Paradis No No Nothing But Me  Just Me !  ;)     
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    Tired

    I'm sick and tired of boys in my school passing me by because I'm fat they don't even know me I'm the kind of person who would take a bullet to the chest just to save a dog. But not don't even consider a girl's feelings just her waist it's never her personality. It just...
    Vitam Vitam 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    Finally Myself

    I Have Found THAT person who lets me be who I am. She enjoys me, my moods (most of the time) and I find that allows me to experience her moods and enjoy who she is. We compliment each other perfectly. We rarely disagree, never argue about it anyway, no fights. And when...
    ScaleOfRooster ScaleOfRooster 41-45, M Jul 26, 2012

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    Be True to You.

    You should never put on a front for anyone.  Pretending to be something or someone you are not is not healthy for you.  Not to mention it is a form of lying!!  Be yourself!!  Be proud of who you are.  Life experiences make us who we are, they make each of...
    Reality4Me Reality4Me 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2009

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    Can't wait to go balloon shopping tomorrow I am

    stocking up and going to have a balloon room hopefully this week :D where I can go crazy popping all of my balloons sitting on them and hugging them till they pop the usual :D want nice people to chat about balloons and hopefully give me new ideas about how to burt my balloons I...
    Looner23 Looner23 22-25, M Oct 5

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    No Matter What!!!!

    You have to do this....believe in your self no matter who likes it...it is your life, your driving the car...not them...and it is your choices...you cannot worry about whom likes it and whom does not...if they do not, well too bad for them, guess they will not be part of your...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    To be yourself in a world

    that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment
    prince35xxx prince35xxx 31-35, M Jul 26

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    Be who you are and the right people will love

    you if your fake it's will be a waste of time
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F Jul 26

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    Nice Idea

    but we have to make some compermices in life as other have issues with people walking around naked
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Oct 28, 2011

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    I want to finally find someone

    who loves me for me!
    Sweetpeamaggie Sweetpeamaggie 36-40, F Oct 22

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    Not My Idea Of A Game

    Acting like someone you are not, to please someone else is wrong!  If you can't be yourself, what is the point?  I am way beyond playing childish games!  If you have to change the way you act to please another, there is a serious problem.  With them, with you!  It is just as...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    Hey internet. I'm a big believer in being

    yourself and expressing your self but IM scared to do so. Like this might come out weird but I where black and blue a lot I dress kinda dark. I wear this for one thing I just like it. And two to reject society. On a typical day I have on a Rock band t-shirt dark jeans and my...
    madison063 madison063 13-15, F 2 Responses May 30

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    I absolutely love expressing myself through

    crazy clothing and awesome hair and i love everything weird openly instead of hiding it fearing other peoples opinions
    Kitry Kitry 13-15, F Sep 29

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    Believe in yourself even

    if no one else does :)
    Amalah Amalah 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    I'm Alright

    I don't think there is anything wrong with being who I am. I am quite and often shy, but I don't think that I have to change like other people seem to. Just because I am quiet does not mean that I am hiding. It does not mean that I am looking for some way to break free, it is...
    Arisadne Arisadne 18-21, F Oct 31, 2012

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    I not only like them I lust over them. I fantasize all the time about sucking on a mans toes and pressing my face on the soles of his feet. I've never met a guy who likes others...
    Gaylegcaster Gaylegcaster 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    I guess I like girls, but I'm bisexual and like boys too, but I guess I fantasize about being with a girl more than a boy. I guess I also have a hard time saying my true feelings...
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    I'd like being with another girl and being able to do all the things like buy flowers, hold open doors and give gifts instead of having to wait for some boy to do that for me...
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    I think I am in a relationship with that girl I like!!!I am talking to u who ever knows about this!!!Yayyyy I'm so proud!I think she loves and likes me
    luvmyfriends luvmyfriends 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 1

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    The core of your true self is never lost. Let go of all the pretending and the becoming you've done just to belong. Curl up with your rawness and come home. You don't have to find...
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm almost five two. Gotta love being short :) ✌️
    Heart09 Heart09 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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