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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 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 4 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Being True

                                                  i really...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 13 Responses Feb 22, 2009

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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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    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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    I don't see why people aren't using a picture

    of themselves. This site allows you to be yourself and you're not going to be judged. So all y'all who haven't got a picture, change it :)
    TheAmazingSpiderJoe TheAmazingSpiderJoe 18-21, M Apr 5

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Sometimes It's Tough Being Me...

    Sometimes its hard being ourselves. I myself am very opinionated, speak openly and am far from perfect. But I believe in being honest in all things and my friends and loved ones accept me as I am. I don't try and force my opinnion on anyone else but I do try and let other...
    Sexybookgirl Sexybookgirl 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2009

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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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    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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    ...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 1 day ago

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    If you keep changing yourself to adapt to

    people, you would no longer know yourself, you'd feel lost inside and you'll have no identity! So you'll end up repelling the people you lost yourself for in the first place. I say be yourself as long as you don't hurt others and you will be fine!
    GEsmeralda GEsmeralda 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    I Am My Own Person!!

     i have always been my own person!! i have my own personality!! its who i am, and its what makes me an individual person!! im quite shy, and quiet and im a bit of a loner too!!! i enjoy spending time on my own!!! but not all the time!!im not really the most sociable person...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 11, 2009

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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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    Look Around You...

    Everyones different. Theres noone whos just like you. There's people who want to be friends with you and there's people who dont like you just because. your going to meet people who you click right away with and your going to meet people who you dont click right away or you might...
    Thuglife12 Thuglife12 18-21 Dec 21, 2012

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    I Tried

    But after people started trying to kill me and all those who had no understanding or compassion with which to give unto me for who I was. So I gave up and dewell deeper with myself then ever before. I am working on going deeper still in hopes of never coming out of it.
    solarregeneration solarregeneration 41-45, T Jul 23, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    Respect Yourself & Others Will Begin To Respect You Automatically.

    There is no use of pretending to be someone else. You will eventually show your real self and then people may feel that you cheated them. Sometimes people feel that if they pretend to be someone else then they will be able to impress their friends & that it will make their...
    Jacelove Jacelove 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    OpenMind619 OpenMind619 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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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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    To be yourself in a world

    that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment
    prince35xxx prince35xxx 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Keep Yourself Happy =]

    Do what you find right, be yourself, who cares!!! As long as you are satisfied with who you are, that's really what matters Be comfortable in your own skin. Be crazy, be wild, you may get a few weird looks but, thats not a bad thing aha, as long as your having fun!
    Undefinedsystem Undefinedsystem 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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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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    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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    Age and looks don't matter to me as long as ur younger than me
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