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I Don't Owe You An Apology For Being Who I Am

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    I'm not so outrageous with my identity that it affects other people in an offensive and obvious way...i hope. i am pretty subdued when it comes to expressing myself anyway. i don't stand on a soap box and i rarely fit in the crowd. but there are several things about myself that...
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2010

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    From the beginning, my intentions were

    honourable, loyal, serving to please and love you, because I knew you would take care of me the same way. You wanted me the way I am, and I warned you that I might be a little much to handle, but entirely worth it. You believed me. You convinced me you did, at least. When I...
    designbycassandra designbycassandra 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2014

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    Bite Me

    i will never apologize for who i am. everyone tells me to just delete this account and start a new one but i won't. i have been harassed called stupid and even threatened with death for who i am more times than i can count. i hate myself beyond belief and really wish i could find...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M Jan 6, 2011

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    My Parents

    My parents are hardcore Christians. I am an atheist. Whenever I'm talking to them, I get the sense that they're waiting for me to bust out an apology. "I'm sorry I'm not who you want me to be. I'll keep my atheism to myself and I'll keep my mind open to god." Um... no. I did have...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2011

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    You Can't Tell Me Who I Am, I Decide That.

    Don't you love it when people push you around like some toy they control. People are so consumed about trying to conform others to their ways or to change them into someone they just are not. Think back to your past and guaranteed you will remember a person who was trying to...
    Tannyer Tannyer 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2010

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    I Am Who I Am!!!

    just cos im a loner, and i dont socialise as often as others, doesnt mean there is something wrong with me!! it just means that i live my life the way i want, and not according to the way some other people would prefer me to live my life, so i am who i am, and if you dont like...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 29, 2010

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    What I Dont Get Is...

    why he was such an *******. why do people like him, when hed been so mean. he even teased me about rape, (my sexual abuse in the passed).  BUT, he doesnt bother me anymore. no really, he doesnt. i THINK i know why he does it, cuz i was a ***** to him and hes just one of those...
    ExameMyKidney ExameMyKidney 22-25, F Jan 28, 2011

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    I Recant, Retract Or Apologize For Nothing.

    The purpose of Experience Project is for people to express themselve's on any given subject in life. I have posted many storie's that reflect where I was at the time of the story. I may have been happy or sad or could have been angry when I wrote somthing. ANYTHING that I post is...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    Ramblings Of A New Beating Heart, A Bottomless Cup Of Coffee, And Ooh Look Doesn't My Diamond Look Pretty?

    It has to come to my attention of late that some of the more delicate dropkicks don't like reading things they can relate to.  Oddly enough I'm still trying to work out why I'm supposed to care?Right that out of the way I can get on with the real story at hand - Me.  It's taken...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2012

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    My Feeling

    I don't apologize for who I am (Whoever that may be). I don't go out of may way to hurt anybody. So if you don't like my taste in music, or feel snubbed because I don't believe in spilling all the details of my life in a tweet, you can leave. And **** you and the horse you...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Sep 30, 2012

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    Masochist, Sadist, Content

    I never really fit the description of "average" or "normal", mainly because I'm not. I look normal, me with a smile stuck on my face, my cornsilk blonde hair all nice and loose. Me in my skinny jeans and band tee. I seem normal enough on the outside, but I am nowhere near normal...
    BloodRedShadow BloodRedShadow 18-21 Jan 13, 2012

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    I Am Me

    I like who I am. I am not always the brightest light on the tree or the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I am always real. I don't fake and I don't apologize for being who I am.Some of you like me that way. For that I thank you.Others have chosen to block me. That's okay, too. I...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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    Uh...no!

    I refuse to apologize for not bowing and conforming to popular opinion.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Sep 20, 2011

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    I Am Who I Am

    I will not apologize for being me. I don't really care if you don't like me. I like who I am and that's what matters. I'm sick perverted and funny. And to tell you the truth I love it. So I will not apologize instead you can **** off.
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F Apr 16, 2013

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    Why Should I Apologize

         I shouldn't have to apologize for the way that I am. When I know that I didn't do anything wrong. Soem people just need to except me for the person that I am. I'm not goingto change just for them. I can't help  it that some people are just plan dumb idiets. Like to blam...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Jan 6, 2011

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    My morals and values are different from yours,

    this does not make me ignorant of the 'real world' imposed by society, it does not make me 'lazy' because I do not conform to gender stereotypes, nor does it make me irresponsible for refusing to clean your plate and cutlery for you. This is me, I am not you, nor am I a product...
    Lucienn Lucienn 22-25, T 1 Response Jul 30, 2014

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    Dear Dad:

    I have spent my whole life trying to make you happy and to make you a proud father. I am giving this up because I can never really make you happy and nothing will ever be good enough for you. I refuse to apologize for the fact that I am different and that I have these disorders...
    PrincessLulu PrincessLulu 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2010

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    I'm Still Me

    So glad I'm Me!!! I'm free to be what I want.I'm not going to change and be someone I'm not!!! Well,You love me or not...who cares!!! You live and You die and if you don't have any fun in between it's your own fault! No,I don't owe you anything!!! "There is just one life for each...
    natdj88 natdj88 22-25, F Sep 1, 2010

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    Oh Yes I Do!!!!!

    I most certainly owe you an apology for not being the dashing white knight on a pure white horse, who wisks the fair damsel off to live happily ever after.   I tried so hard, but alas, my imperfections revealed me to not be the dashing, perfect knight, but a lowly serf...
    headstrongheart headstrongheart 56-60, M 5 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    I Don't Owe An Apology For Being Who I Am

    I got nothing to apologize for I'm kind, caring, fair, honest  just the way I am
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Jan 29, 2012

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    You Made Me This Way..

    Growing up I was all alone. Another child thrown aside by an addict, longing for some sign of love, affection or attention. I sat alone in my childhood room day after day growing darker and darker inside not having a escape or release. So i turned to my own physical abuse...
    Voided Voided 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2010

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    You Won't Get One Either...

    I love myself, and a selection of intelligent people love me just as I am. If I decide to change tomorrow, so be it.As long as I don't morph into a knob head bigot, people will still love me.Questions?
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 Dec 29, 2012

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    And I Never Changed

    Ever since probably... late middle school, even up until now (I'm 23) people have judged me, put me down for being a certain way, ect. For starters, several  people have ridiculed me for being Pagan. They ask," Why do you do this?" Do what, exactly? Or, "You should really...
    LC87 LC87 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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    Since When Isn't Being Myself Enough?

    My life, in a nutshell, has been nothing but me apologizing to others for being the way I am."Your too loud Feli." I'm sorry, I was feeling passionate."Why aren't you talking?" Sorry, I'm just tired."Do you wanna hug?" No. I'm sorry but please don't touch me.I'm SO sick of being...
    NylonRed NylonRed 16-17, F Jun 3, 2012

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    I am sick and tired of people asking "are you

    okay?" whenever i posted a small piece of writing that touches, makes you feel, makes you feel a little a sad and makes you think that what it says is actually true. They think you are a ******* attention-seeker. They think you should be posting happy and funny statuses. They...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2014

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    However, I Will Give You Time To Cool Off

    after i do something you feel is stupid, i'll avoid you for a bit. because i don't care to speak to you about my "problems". we don't want to open that can of worms, do we sweety? because you are not perfect either. and if we start this game, i know i'll win, i always do. i'm...
    juggalove juggalove 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2010

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    I Will Never Say I Am Sorry.

    For the most part, I love how I am.  I am honest, outspoken, and will stand up for what I believe in.  I will NEVER apologize for being who I am.  I would rather be hated for who i am, then to be worshiped for who I am not.   I think everone should be...
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87 22-25, F Apr 23, 2010

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    Im Just Me

    I understand that sometimes i take things to far, i know that i can rub people the wrong way but thats me im an emotional person and why should i apologize for that. I dont expect others to apologize for who they are so why should i we are all human and as humans we all have...
    gypsymae gypsymae 31-35, F 2 Responses May 3, 2010

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    Its Me !

    I am NOT SORRY for being me. I'm not sorry for what has happened over the years I know you might not like it but its who I AM ! If you can't except that then I don't know what to tell you ! I wont apologize for getting pregnant I wont apologize for loving someone you didn't like...
    Ellie210 Ellie210 18-21 1 Response Jul 30, 2013

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    Nope!

    I am me and I like it ! So if something about me offends you, then just leave and things will be alright!
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M Mar 2, 2012

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    I Never Will Apologize

    Who I am is who I am, and I'm finally comfortable with that. No one is ever going to make me feel like I am not good enough again. I will never apologize for who I am.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 29, 2010

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    I Can't Help It!

    I can't help that I am fat and that I can't get my weight off. I can't help it that I would rather sit in the house on the computer and write than be outside and do...who knows waht. I can't help that I don't want to be a part of this family any more but at the same time I do...
    Lonliness Lonliness 18-21, F Jul 26, 2010

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    Oh Yes I Do!!!!!

    I most certainly owe you an apology for not being the dashing white knight on a pure white horse, who wisks the fair damsel off to live happily ever after.   I tried so hard, but alas, my imperfections revealed me to not be the dashing, perfect knight, but a lowly serf...
    headstrongheart headstrongheart 56-60, M 9 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    No One Does...

    I don't think this limits itself even to the alternative people in society.  If you are, to refer to the movie "Mean Girls", a plastic, you still don't owe anyone an apology.  I think this is one of the biggest problems in society.  Being made to feel or thrown for...
    WiccanMoonDancer WiccanMoonDancer 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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    I Am Who I Am And That'S The Person I'M Gonna Be

    I ain't gonna change just because a couple people think I should or don't like me You can't please everyone so why change?
    Sexyfuntimedolly Sexyfuntimedolly 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    True to that! All you can say is I'm an

    individual character, with uniqueness. So don't force me to change, so your needs can be suited.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    Got called a ***** recently.

    Can't actually remember what it was for anyway, seeing as I was completely drunk, but it probably involved be being "selfish" and "annoying" to all my non-drinking friends. But I'M DONE!!! I'm tired of being judged by my friends for liking alcohol and its effects on me, angry...
    Rusalec Rusalec 18-21, M Jan 10, 2014

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    As If I Need An Excuse.

    I got told my behavior was creeping someone out the other day who couldn't be direct with me Now it's suddenly my fault because I tried to tell him that given the fact that no one is an objective observer of my behavior it's pretty strange to be threatened by me I'm tired of the...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Feb 5, 2013

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    Sorry.

    When i am angry at you for no reason, i owe you an apology. when i invade your privacy out of my own childish insecurities, i owe you an apology. when i yell, call you names, make you feel inferior and unhappy, sometimes this is who i am and i feel i owe you an apology for that.
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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