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I Believe You Should Accept Yourself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 557 People

    You can't be someone else,

    so why bother. Just accept yourself for who you are.
    AmJordi AmJordi 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    Be Who You Want To Be. Don't Be Someone Who You're Forced To Be.

    So I know that many teenagers and young people find it hard to live in a society where the pressure to fit in is always increasing. Because of this, young girls and boys seem to think that they need to copy what other's, maybe the people they look up to do in order to be like...
    captainwhitey18 captainwhitey18 18-21, F Nov 12, 2013

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    You can't dim the light

    that shines within <3
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 20

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    I've spent most of my life hating myself.

    When I look in the mirror I never think I'm pretty and I find a million flaws, but I've learned that for every flaw I see somebody else sees a million great things about me. And if you spend your life hating yourself life isn't fun. If you accept who you are for your flaws and...
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    The Girl I Am

    Loving myself was something that was drilled into me, but it was something I could never do, growing up. I was as ugly as my thoughts shaped my face, knowing that I could never be beautiful, like the girls in my family. I wanted to be something that I wasn't. I thought my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    Learn to love and respect yourself

    for the extraordinary person you are—there is no other person in the world exactly like you—and stop measuring your self-worth by the numbers on your scale or your paycheck. There will always be people who have a better body or a better income than you, and there will always...
    MsMyra MsMyra 36-40, F Feb 2

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    Self acceptance is one of the most important

    qualities someone as an individual should have in my opinion. Not for anybody else, just for yourself. You are you and there's no way that is going to change in your entire life, so instead of being depressed about who you are not you must be happy with who you are. There's...
    mads225 mads225 13-15, F Oct 6

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    Well Maybe Not Should

    Isn t shoulding yourself a bad thing?? Wouldn t it be nice if we could all accept ourselves, is that a little better? I think it is easier said than done to accept yourself, I am completley a work in progress, and that is something I can accept, embrace and enjoy. I am...
    loudn loudn 26-30 Mar 27, 2013

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    I'm working on it, slowly

    but surely. ☺️
    briannarenee briannarenee 18-21, F Nov 17

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    After hating myself for years you need to stop

    and realize you are who you were meant to be . Stop wishing you were someone else you're perfect just the way you are.
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F Jul 7

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    “You yourself, as much

    as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” ― Gautama Buddha
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 12

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    It's Okay to be a glow stick!

    Sometimes we need to break before we Shiiine :)
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    People Used To Call Me Heartless And Monster

    Honest truth is I used to be that dark, I've accepted and came to terms with that part and am trying to do right by my own moral codes and beliefs. I know I can probably never change the past, but I'll do my best to make sure the future is bright and happy so I can maintain the...
    Azureal Azureal 26-30, M Feb 20, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Karma is very real & always comes back. I believe you should always be the best and happiest version of yourself because you've only got one life here on Earth & the greatest mark...
    VicAshley01 VicAshley01 26-30, F Dec 11

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    "I won't hurt you or leave you, i promise." What a load of bull. I believed you and all you gave me was a heartbreak. Whatsmore, you just made it harder for me to trust someone...
    Shimmerz479 Shimmerz479 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 19

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    1. outgoing 2. impulsive 3. loyal 4. fun loving 5. curious 6. accepting 7. loving 8. untrusting 9. jaded 10. stubborn
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F a week ago

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    1. Accepting 2. Realistic 3. Anti establishment 4. Highly observant 5. Intuitive 6. Friendly 7. Easygoing 8. Enterprising 9. Honest 10. Quirky
    zanzibargem zanzibargem 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    do you believe that, you became every thing in my life.. do you believe that, i care about you and missed you every moment.. do you believe that, i need and want to be near to...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Dec 4

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    It's true Emily. To me you are perfect in every way. I know "Perfection" Isn't possible and all that blah blah. But I believe that someone can be perfect for someone else. I think...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    I sure do believe this! I have those red flags coming up right now with a guy I'm talking to. I like him, but he's not in a place within himself to have me and I know this. He...
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 19

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    I can make you into a good girl again ,,, clean slate ,,, giver your belt , now bend ever and take your panties down ,,,
    frogg40 frogg40 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    http://www.intouch.org/you/article-archive/content/topic/reaping_what_you_sow_article#.VITJQNm9Kc0 This dude says it all better than I could. Everything you do in life will come...
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M Dec 7

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    Yeah well I am 15 and I really don't think I should be sparked cause wake up people I'm a teen I can do what I want when I want like way to old spanning is like for idk 5 year olds...
    lewisbarker1 lewisbarker1 13-15, M 5 Responses Dec 12

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    I'm getting spanked every morning day 1I was asked "how the chores coming along"They are coming along fine I was up and ready the on Saturday so I got ten hard swats with the...
    spankingcouple spankingcouple 26-30 1 Response Dec 16

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    Do you ever get your gut feeling confused with your emotions? How do you separate the two when emotions run high?
    poojibp poojibp 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    I know everyone can but there are so many people in this world who dnt gaf!!.. I dnt understand it either why people talk mean to others .. Maybe they grew up with no manners...
    missyluvsmissy4me missyluvsmissy4me 41-45, F Dec 18

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    and then you lied to me and killed me with your words. the pain still lingers in my heart and I am left emotionally unstable once again..
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 19

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    and this is why i have trust issues. I won't hurt you, I'll be there for you, seeing you cry would kill me....blah blah blah
    lehcar1977 lehcar1977 36-40, F Dec 19

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    It's funny because i'm over it now and over you. You were a piece of **** that i gave the benefit of the doubt. I trusted you and you were the first person i let my walls down for...
    BeautifulCatastr0phe BeautifulCatastr0phe 16-17, F Dec 19

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    Encontrados Encontrados 36-40, M Dec 14

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    1. Perfectionist 2. Calm/Tranquil 3. Girl's girl 4. Loyal 5. Quiet 6. Observant 7. Smart 8. Ambitious 9. Innocent/Bad 10. Sly
    GhostBride GhostBride 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    So I was coming home after buying myself lunch. I got home, sat down in the living room and ate. Halfway through I got up to get a drink. I began pouring it into the cup and I felt...
    PantsPeeAndPoop PantsPeeAndPoop 13-15, M Dec 8

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    Tall, dark, handsome, honest, passionate, single, successful, Native American, smaller-average penis
    closetosix closetosix 26-30, M Dec 19

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    Intuitive Respectful Loyal Protective Clumsy Affectionate Energetic Passionate Ambitious Patient
    lu3elle79 lu3elle79 31-35, F Dec 19

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    1)Insecure 2)Awkward 3)Music junkie 4)Random 5)Crazy 6)Closed 7)Artistic 8)Loud 9)Shy 10)Unique
    BeautifulCatastr0phe BeautifulCatastr0phe 16-17, F Dec 19

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    1. unique 2. shy 3. awkward 4. depressed 5. funny 6. gay 7. random 8. tired 9. angry 10. smart
    myfavoritecolorisyou myfavoritecolorisyou 16-17, F Dec 19

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    Different. Average. Smart. Pretty. Musical. Quiet. Weird. Passive. Honest. Mean.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Dec 19

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    1) Observant 2) Intelligent 3) Selfish 4) Pretty 5) Complicated 6) Easy going 7) Loyal-trustworthy 8) Vain 9) Serious (sometimes funny, depends on my mood) 10) Friendly
    MissGorgeous MissGorgeous 13-15, F a week ago

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    1. Short 2. Curvy 3. Considerate 4. Passionate 5. Honest 6. Caring 7. Married 8. Female 9. Kinda crazy 10. Insecure
    lehcar1977 lehcar1977 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    1. Adventurous 2. Curious 3. Bohemian 4. Spiritual 5. Observant 6. Shy 7. Tribal 8. Pretty! 9. A fairy of the forest (obviously) 10. Lonley
    nefolitatjohlum nefolitatjohlum 13-15, F a week ago

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    hotheaded impulsive wreckless mysterious distant fearless alone strong strong willed opinionsted
    tamaraalkhafaji tamaraalkhafaji 18-21, F a week ago

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    1) untamed 2) impulsive 3) articulate 4) vivacious 5) eccentric 6) spiritual 7) passionate 8) sultry 9) unique 10) beautiful
    flutterby0913 flutterby0913 36-40, F a week ago

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    smart, freckled, indecisive, tallish, un-athletic, a daydreamer, musical, grammar nazi, and adventurous!!
    fairybby fairybby 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    friendly, charming, smart, playful, strong, loyal, curious, patient, observing and black
    dadybrown dadybrown 26-30, M a week ago

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    1) friendly 2) honest 3) artistic 4) confident 5) caring 6) sensitive 7) moody 8) compassionate 9) romantic 10) loyal
    LuvBug1962 LuvBug1962 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Blood isn't always thicker then water. My bff at times has cared and been there for me more then some family members. She's gone out of her way to help me and even MY family when...
    AlexisH94 AlexisH94 18-21, F Dec 1