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I Believe In Being Yourself No Matter Who Likes It

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    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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    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, 2014

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 26, 2014

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    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 18-21, F Feb 5

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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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    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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    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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    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 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 27, 2015

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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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    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

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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 16-17, F 1 Response May 30, 2014

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2014

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    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

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 16-17, F Jul 26, 2014

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    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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 14, 2014

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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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    Believe in yourself even

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

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    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2015

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    , she loves you for you.

    So don't try to go around changing yourself just to impress her
    Grey87 Grey87 26-30 Sep 14, 2015

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

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    Do yourself a favour.

    Don't be afraid to stand for what you believe in,even if that means standing alone
    prince198 prince198 26-30, M Jan 25, 2015

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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 16-17, F Sep 29, 2014

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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 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 26, 2009

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    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 1 Response Feb 28, 2015

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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, 2014

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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 1 Response Apr 6, 2014

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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 22-25, F Dec 27, 2013

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    I want to finally find someone

    who loves me for me!
    Sweetpeamaggie Sweetpeamaggie 36-40, F Oct 22, 2014

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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 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 10, 2015

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    I am my own person, I'll do what is right

    for me. What others want me to be is irrelevant.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M Jul 2, 2015

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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, 2014

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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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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 27, 2015

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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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    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, 2014

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    "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 13-15 Aug 24, 2015

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