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I Don't Think I Have the Courage to Be Who I Want to Be

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    Please Help Me (blog Repost)

    I'm freaking out again! I really can't decide anything! I'm in the Army, but I haven't shipped out yet! But I'm positive I only joined because I'm not smart enough for college! I want to get out! I want out! I can't live without my computer! I'm so afraid my boyfriend will...
    OrbManson OrbManson 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2010

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    Courage Is Just One Small Part

    To be honest I am not sure if I should post here, but I am going to anyway and have people tell me to go bug off. So I know that courage is a part of it. However, in all honesty I lack a couple of other things needed to be who I want to be as well. The very first is any kind of...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M Jun 15, 2013

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    I Won't Ever Be Who I Want To Be

    People always tell me that I can do... and I can be who I want but I'm not sure if I can anymore. I'm too shy and I've got no confidence at all really.. I'm too scared to do anything.. even the most simple things because I'm scared of failing and being a disappointment. I...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2010

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    It's mostly out of fear of being judged.

    But I'm getting better at it. Very, very slowly.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 11, 2014

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    whenever i try to please my parents by striving

    for my best in many ways, i would always end up in an argument with them, said being too immature. i don't think i am immature, why can't they understand what truly is my desire to achieve? i did try to bond more with my family numerous times before, yet nothing seems to work...
    yunisaurus yunisaurus 13-15, F Aug 22, 2014

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    I Never Thought I Did

    But now I think I do, and more importantly, always have. I have never been afraid to be myself, happy to be different and different from other's. But for a long time I thought I didn't have the courage to be who I want to be and live my dreams. But now, I think I do. I just need...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 26-30, M Dec 5, 2012

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    Taking The Step Out

    Well all my life I always thought that I would be a buisnessman or a scientist or a doctor. Recently though I've found out that I'm a good singer and writer. I never thought I would be happy doing any of those other jobs, but I've always loved singing and prefoming. I have the...
    MariusValjean MariusValjean 18-21, M Jan 23, 2010

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    It's so strange I'm crazy confident,

    around certain people and cripplingly shy around others, I've lost a lot do to my shyness and I don't want to lose anymore so if anyone has any advice on building confidence in high school, I'm open to it
    shaunrain shaunrain 18-21, M Aug 22, 2014

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    Not For The Lack Of Trying

    I want to be the mysterious social lady at the party that everyone wants to know more about. I want the aura that attracts people to you and gives off a confident feeling. I want to dye my hair blond and wear beautiful clothing. Be able to have the confidence to presue what I...
    LittleSunGirl LittleSunGirl 18-21 2 Responses May 15, 2011

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    ....or the motivation.

    .. Or the ability. I'm an absolute toilet bowl of a mess.
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2014

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    along the way people have betrayed my trust. I think I have had slot kg contractions when it comes to men. I had a bad father figure in my father but really good from my uncles. so...
    justlilyg justlilyg 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    It bothers me. I have been through a lot... I mean a lot. I am young. So, when I meet new people they would never assume any of the things I've been through and I don't just...
    let1the2wall3down4 let1the2wall3down4 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    It's hard to trust people - I don't even take my chances with people anymore. I learnt my lesson, and to never trust anyone outside of my own circle. I'm rarely friendly and...
    Draves700 Draves700 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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    Yeah pretty hurts but ugly is down right excruciating
    tiki18 tiki18 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I guess this is just me having a childish rant hoping to feel a bit better. I just don't feel happy with myself, people are always telling me to be like other people or complaining...
    VoicesInTheShadows VoicesInTheShadows 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I don't know what kind of people I want in my life. I don't know what to do about my failing education. I don't know what I want to do for a career. I don't even know what my...
    whaleking whaleking 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    There is nothing more unnatractive than an attractive peson who smokes. I don't care how hot you are, that is a complete no go for me. sorry not sorry.
    mel7leo mel7leo 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I think I would rather **** in my hands and clap just quietly lol. She wants to get back with me. Sorry love but the damage is done. I gave my all and if it wasn't good enough then...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    Bill Gate had dropped out of college. He had founded his own company. He is one smart person without a degree.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    A college degree does not prove you are smart and many think that it does. But it does prove that you are disciplined.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Companionship. True, authentic, honest, trustworthy company by my side. To have experiences with you, create moments and memories that we can return to, to say we lived as much as...
    designbycassandra designbycassandra 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    When people used to find out that I have a college degree, some of them would say "wow, you must be smart" to which I would always answer "I may be smarter than some people in one...
    flirtingjoe flirtingjoe 61-65, M 5 days ago

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    This isn't because I'm ugly or bad with girls (I am pretty bad with girls though) Its a conscious decision I've made. I want to live a certain way and I'm afraid it might be hard...
    Jshorty96 Jshorty96 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I've met educated people with degrees who are still as thick as pigshit. And I've met people with limited education who are extremely intelligent. Education doesn't have to be...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Chris Rock dropped out of high school when he was in the 10th grade. In my opinion, he is one of the most brilliant comedians and social commentators we have right now. I am in...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    http://m.bookemon.com/book-profile/the-shadows-arising/165803 If you click on this link, it will take you to a book I wrote a few years ago, "The Shadows Arising". It has become...
    novaftmpride novaftmpride 16-17, T 6 days ago

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    http://m.bookemon.com/book-profile/the-shadows-arising/165803 If you click on this link, it will take you to a book I wrote a few years ago, "The Shadows Arising". It has become...
    novaftmpride novaftmpride 16-17, T 6 days ago

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    to have a boyfriend or girl friend it is only ever about looks figure how good you are in bed 3 main thing's men or women go for I don't have eny of them advantages I just don't...
    susangoga susangoga 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I've tried every hypnosis technique I can find on the Internet, either I'm not finding good ones or I'm just not so easily hypnotized.
    Ticklemeplease7 Ticklemeplease7 18-21, M Jul 23

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    This isn't a challenge... It's a warning;)
    Dahlia2020 Dahlia2020 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I'm pretty sensitive so I try the very best to consider others' views even when I could not share it. I try to have compassion and avoid words that can hurt the person so I'm more...
    mmorgam mmorgam 41-45, F Jul 21

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    You can learn whatever you want, Why do you have to go to school for it? Because I know you can go to school and still not be educated. Is there something wrong with wanting to...
    Firechidist Firechidist 18-21, F Jul 20

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    my dad has smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol since he was 9 years old. he just died 3 months ago from severe lung cancer and liver cancer. he was 45. this is no joke. and it's...
    pipernicole4 pipernicole4 13-15, F Jul 19

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    I really don't think EP is a dating site, but I see it being used as one, I mean don't get me wrong, if it weren't for EP, six amazing people that I know wouldn't be married...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Who really thinks she is I mean really. To all the fans of Miley Cyrus out their I'm sorry but she is tricking you guys into believing she is a good person in the inside. I think a...
    kelseypalmer08 kelseypalmer08 13-15, F Jul 18

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    I feel like I'm living with a stranger(fiance)... we mostly have small talk and honestly I don't care that we are at this point. there's days I don't care about him as I should
    emotionalmommy emotionalmommy 22-25, F Jul 18

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    To be marriage just feels like a contact, love shouldn't need a contact. As far as I'm concerned, if two people are together in a stable, loving, committed relationship and...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 16

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    But guess what? I am. You're just too boring to realise it.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 16

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    JasonMasters93 JasonMasters93 22-25, M Jul 16

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    I mean I'm not boring, I definitely love to have fun and have crazy things I want to do. It just "hit" me in may that the group of guys I like to be around might find me boring. I...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F Jul 15

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    I'm thinking lots don't really want to know you,the real you, they just want the fun,ear,happy,enjoy you..I'm one to want to know someone fully..you know I've only been asked once...
    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F Jul 14