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I Can Only Be Myself

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    Damaged & Flawed.........

    With all my little imperfections & lack of courage. I can only be who I am. No more, no less. Who am I? Well, Let me introduce you to her............. This is WynHaven. She was born in Ontario about 37 years ago. She was a lovely child with no hair til she was 5. Mahahahaha...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 10, 2009

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    I of course have things

    that I want to change or improve ,but I will never say that I want to be someone else. I can only be myself. Duhh
    WasteYouthWithMe WasteYouthWithMe 18-21, F 2 Responses May 16

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    I Can't Imagine Pretending to Be Other Than Me.

    I've said it so many times before, to so many people, and even on here, I feel like I'm harping on.... but it really is something I feel incredibly strongly about.  Being honest about who you are, both to yourself and to others, is a necessity in life. I can't imagine how...
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2008

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    I Can Only Be Myself

    I can only be myself,No one else,Try to change me,Watch out!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 21, 2011

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    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Jun 19, 2013

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    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Apr 2, 2013

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    It's Easier

    If I were someone else it would be hard to keep track of what I'm supposed to do!
    Morgause Morgause 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2008

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    Multiples

    I am many people. The ear to hear, the shoulder to lean on, a son, a brother, a husband, father and grandfather, a friend (I hope). At the root of them all I'm a beeper. And yet somewhere in there I lost the real me.
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Mar 28, 2013

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    I Don't Know Who the Hell ...

    I don't know who the hell else I could be, I pretend to be my twin sister sometimes.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 27, 2007

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    That's All I Know How to Be.

    I can only be myself, and if anyone has a problem with that then "pooey" on them. I decided years ago that I am tired of trying to please the masses. I prefer to just be me and make sure that I am happy.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29, 2008

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    Libieration

    I radiate or communicate personal power, passion, and allure and am not dragged down by trends. I have a bold magical flair and a spirit of innovation and pride. I am secure in my identity and performance and thrive on creating, designing and fostering new and equal opportunities...
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe 31-35, F Jun 12, 2008

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    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Jun 19, 2013

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    I'Ve Seen Better Days...

    It behooves me to remember this because I often forget when I'm lost to the beast.
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Jun 20, 2013

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    Story Of My Life

    Lol, I don't know if I'm just prone to it but i always **** up!! I've made so many mistakes in my life that I'm truely surprised and greatful to be alive and in the situation I'm in today.  My most recent **** up was visiting my home country to see a girl who...
    juantwo juantwo 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2009

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    I Can Only Be Myself

    I don't like fate people because you can only be who you are
    Tinara Tinara 19-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 2007

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    Rebellious Nature

    I am in everything rebellious. When I was living in north London with Rollo Richardson, my doctor boyfriend who is thirty years older than me, we went to some brilliant parties in which I proved myself a crazy French girl among all those Britons. Rollo is very much a fetishiste...
    ChouChou9 ChouChou9 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2013

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    Practical :)

    For years I have searched for who I am and what I want in life - as I string those things together, I do not want to sacrifice what I find by letting it get lost in a procession of masks and deceptions.  My memory sucks, so I would never be able to sustain the charade, my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 23, 2008

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    Its Amazing What Journals Reveal About Yourself At That Time...

    In 2005, i went through some serious changes in my life. i broke up with my highschool love of almost 8 years, started a real job in the city and was trying to find myself as an individual.I found the journal I was writing in (it was the year i started doing this), and started...
    browneyeblues browneyeblues 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    Too Bad

    " I can only be myself " to me it´s a 24/7/365 torture
    Dragonette Dragonette 41-45, T Aug 19, 2008

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    The Best of Yourself

    We are all different, that is for sure. But we all have the opportunity to be the best we can be! Check out my web page for more info. www.mygenewize.com/savannah . Let me know what you think!
    Savannah01 Savannah01 22-25, F Aug 6, 2008

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    I Am Me, Nothing More, Nothing Less

    I only wish it was enough..........................
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Dec 12, 2009

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    Who Am I??

    Myself! I don't know of any other way to be. I'm not going to change or behave in a way that isn't true to myself just because someone might not like me. Period. End of story.
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 1 Response May 9, 2008

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    It's All About Me

    I can only be myself, which is Cool, Sexy and just ******* down right Awesome!Word
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Oct 5, 2012

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    Popeye The Sailor

    I yam what I yam and thats all that I yam!
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Nov 6, 2012

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    God asked me if I wanted brainsI thought He

    said trainsAnd said "No thank you!"
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Feb 26

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    I Don't Pretend to Be A...

    I don't pretend to be anyone else. What is the point of pretending to be someone else. You only fool yourself. Although we have many roles and act differently in each, as long as you true to yourself you have nothing to fear. I can understand there will be times when you feel...
    titfortattoo titfortattoo 36-40, F Nov 27, 2007

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    When you're young, you wish

    for acceptance and struggle with finding your place in the world. Who will be there? How do I find what I need? As time marches on, and I reached the age of 30, I have found that everything I thought I knew at 23 is, for the most part, not even close to the answer to my problems...
    butterflibabe butterflibabe 26-30, F 2 Responses May 30

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    Believe In Yourself....

    Another thing I find it very difficult to do for I can see clearly what's inside.....
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 May 24, 2013

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    Impossible to Be Anyone Else

    My experiences made me and they are different than anyone elses. My heart, mind, make me unique, unlike anyone else. My soul and spirit lead me to me and no one else. I can only walk my path. If I'm lucky someone else is going along that path to their destination and we can walk...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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    Question....

    I'm ******* Goofy. Does that make me bisexual? LOL!
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Mar 27, 2013

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    Even Sombody Who Impersonates ...

    Even sombody who impersonates other people, is in effect 'being themselves'
    simy simy 26-30, M Nov 27, 2007

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    No Other Way

    The older I get, it is the only conclusion I can come to - that I can only be myself.  I spent my teenage years trying to conform to what was "popular" and never could master it.  In college I met a diverse group of people and finally felt at home while I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 16, 2008

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    Being Me No Matter What

    first . iam not type of person who likes to be treated like a doormate1FOR ANYONE . iam secend child of four kidsone older sister me and two younger brothersand I also four nephes two nieces and two grandnieses and my oldest niece jennifer is expection her first child in...
    joesdaughter joesdaughter 56-60, F Sep 27, 2010

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    Actually, wait. No. I can be 9 other people

    as well ._. Does that count? Merr.
    Yourguardianangel9613 Yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    Why Pretend?

    I cant be someone I am not. I hate it when people try to change who you are. Let's say you try. You wont be happy, Alot of people aren't really their selves any way cause they are always trying to please somone else. I can only be me wheter it ****** people off or not.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F Mar 5, 2008

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    bsgs bsgs 51-55, F Dec 3, 2013

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    Iam Me

    I iam me not you i dont feel the same as you always iam me iam me not you even though iam a twin iam me not you and its ok the world would be borring if i looked and there was me's all over the place might be more laughter in the world calse i laugh a lot and smile too.
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F Jul 8, 2008

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    Good and Bad

    For all that is good in me and all that is bad - I am me, just me and no one else. I'm not perfect but everyday I grow to be more comfortable with my flaws, they are after all what makes me who I am. I used to be terribly ashamed of me, for many reasons, as I grow older I realise...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Jul 8, 2008

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    I Don't Want to Be Different

    I never try to be someone else or try to deny my feelings, in spite sometimes I don't now how to express them. I don’t follow standard and I don't want to be or act what the society expects of me. If people love me, then they have to accept the real me, there is not another...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 17, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Mhm but I'm not going to... For the first time in like forever I don't completely hate myself, and I have only one person to thank for it :) except old habits die hard and he isn't...
    ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Ugh here we go. I try so hard to be myself around people, but I'm terrified of rejection :( I just can't think of anything to talk about and I get this intense feeling of panic...
    blueeyes46 blueeyes46 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    for these past few months, i've been sad. so sad it feels heavy, and i've been through a lot but my strength is shaking. i smile but it never quite reaches my eyes... and when i...
    meowshelbs meowshelbs 16-17, F Jul 15

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    I prefer to change myself than losing someone.
    InsanelySaneGuy InsanelySaneGuy 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Don't judge. I go to college across the country from home. I joined a fraternity i rushed into joining without seeing my options. I got drunk at initiation and got a brand on my...
    truechamps truechamps 18-21, M Jul 17

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    I love my family. Don't get me wrong. They mean well and have good intentions. I don't feel like I can fully be myself around them. Sometimes it's just the disbelieving looks...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Jul 12

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    Think of all the people who live or ever lived on our planet since the very beginning of time. None of them is like you! What a miraculous thing is to be you! Nobody has the same...
    SoundnVision SoundnVision 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I can sit at the apartment and be what I wanted And don't have to answer to in one. And then i can go and leave and buy what I wanted. I did not no I could do this on my own And I...
    Ladypanda Ladypanda 51-55, F 1 day ago

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    Every time I get pissed off I can feel my self going away
    killerinstinke killerinstinke 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    because no one else does
    Darlinghton Darlinghton 18-21, M Jul 8

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    I think my life is ok but sometimes do feel that is this what i wanted. I have to start thinking positively and Hope for the best
    Sonakshi1987 Sonakshi1987 26-30, F Jul 14

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    "Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts." ~Arnold Bennett
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 17

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    "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." ~Leo Tolstoy
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 17