I Believe In Being Yourself No Matter Who Likes It

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    The older I get the more I understand how

    important it is not to lose yourself. The people who don't like you when you are being yourself are insignificant, because the ones that like the real you are the only ones that matter in the long run.
    TheMythicalCreature TheMythicalCreature
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2016
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 14, 2014

    , she loves you for you.

    So don't try to go around changing yourself just to impress her
    Grey87 Grey87
    Sep 14, 2015

    You are not your age,

    Nor the size of the clothes you wear. You are not a weight, Nor the color of your hair. You are not your name, Nor the dimples in your cheeks. You are all the books you read, And all the words you speak, You are your croaky morning voice, And all the smiles you try to hide...
    CurvesandClass CurvesandClass
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    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...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

    Believe in yourself even

    if no one else does :)
    Amalah Amalah
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2014

    Honesty and integrity are too important to

    leave to others Having these of yourself and possessing them truly is too crucial to leave to others Life needs to be lived whole souled.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    Feb 28, 2015

    I do, but don't know

    who to believe on here, or if anybody here is truly real.
    1niceguy4u 1niceguy4u
    51-55, M
    Sep 17, 2015

    "Be who you are and say what you feel,

    because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." --Bernard Baruch :D
    JustTheAverageJoe JustTheAverageJoe
    Aug 24, 2015

    There's a lot of unspoken pressure to keep

    liking the things you used to like and to keep dressing the way you've always dressed and to never question what you believe in and basically "be yourself" has slowly morphed into “be what everyone knows you as", but trust me when I say if you just give it up and simply make...
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    22-25, F
    Feb 5, 2016


    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
    3 Responses Oct 28, 2011
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    ...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.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 26, 2014

    I want to finally find someone

    who loves me for me!
    Sweetpeamaggie Sweetpeamaggie
    41-45, F
    Oct 22, 2014

    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
    26-30, M
    Sep 30, 2014

    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
    1 Response Apr 6, 2014

    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

    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
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jul 26, 2009

    Yupp, always have, and

    if i ever feel like doubting myself, i think to myself, Then again????? Who actually know's my true self? Right, Almost nobody.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    18-21, M
    Jul 27, 2015

    Absolutely. If you don't believe in you.

    ..... How can you expect others to..... You are the best you there ever was or ever will be. Your beautiful, smart and the perfect you. When you look in the mirror say, I believe in me I will accomplish my goals and dreams.... I will is key word. Be kind to yourself, because even...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 2, 2016
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Apr 3, 2016

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jun 1, 2012

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 28, 2009

    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
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Nov 25, 2011

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    Oct 5, 2014

    To be yourself in a world

    that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment
    prince35xxx prince35xxx
    36-40, M
    Jul 26, 2014

    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
    26-30, M
    Sep 30, 2014

    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
    51-55, M
    Aug 2, 2014

    Who else do you want me to be

    but myself? Who else do I want to be?
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    Nov 30, 2014

    Do yourself a favour.

    Don't be afraid to stand for what you believe in,even if that means standing alone
    prince198 prince198
    31-35, M
    Jan 25, 2015

    Thankfully, most of the people I hang out with

    like that sort of thing too.
    utahwriter utahwriter
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 7, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 29, 2014

    I'm confused if I'm matured

    or not. There are times that I always like a child. There are times that my schoolmate shouted at me and told me that I'm immature. What's wrong? I just want to have some fun. I express myself by being funny and adorable. I am who I am. I do what I want and nobody can change...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 9, 2016

    Be who you are and the right people will love

    you if your fake it's will be a waste of time
    alyssabay alyssabay
    18-21, F
    Jul 26, 2014

    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, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 30, 2014

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Sep 29, 2014

    If you have to change to impress someone.

    ..then you'll truly never be content. I'm fine with who I am and even though I do a lot of shapeshifting stories, I'm fine with who and what I am...i'm perfect with things as they are.
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    Apr 3, 2016

    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
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2009
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