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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    ....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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    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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    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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    Every time I have a bad thought, it always brings me to tears. I cry almost 4 times a week in my sleep. I'm sick of being hurt all the time. I hate telling most people of my...
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    I feel scared... Kind of like, frightened of myself somehow..
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    oh certainly. I do t think I'm better than anyone else here on this earth but I know I'm very very unique when it comes to my Intelectual abilities, and the way I think a out...
    dathglas dathglas 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    According to the IQ Test I am a genius. And I'm also very involved in college, extracurriculars, and my job. But I don't feel I'm superior in any way.
    eharber97 eharber97 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    That is except you, dummy.
    hopefullyRD hopefullyRD 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    You can do that for a few days ago and now I'm not sure if it is the best way. The only thing that could make it a lot more fun and addicting. You are a little bit more of a new...
    TheAvenue TheAvenue 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    People underestimate just how nice it is to have good family. I have had friends who's parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles are lovely, yet they ***** and moan about them. It...
    YokoOnosVision YokoOnosVision 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I broke my phone a few weeks ago, thought I won't survive lol but I actually did survive haha. I realised that I have a phone just because of my online friends and I have no...
    GummiBr GummiBr 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I never have and I never will!
    darthchubby darthchubby 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I've never had a flat belly, and I don't thing I ever will!
    fattyfatt8 fattyfatt8 18-21, M a week ago

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    I know my opinion probably doesn't matter much but I really don't think that Donald Trump would make a good president. I can't believe the way he insults people and yet a lot of...
    veryfemininegirl veryfemininegirl 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    ...i used to do everything they wanted me to do, except have friends. when i started talking to guys to meet them as friends back when i was 25, 10 years ago, i started going out...
    coffeeonice coffeeonice 31-35, F a week ago

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    Maybe not...but the way I'm being loved now is a pretty good substitute.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    It's okay that you call me dif because I am who I'm created to be n you will find my identity in Christ Jesus for he created me in his image n love so judge me all ur doing pushing...
    riderz4christ riderz4christ 36-40, M Feb 4

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    I have an ex boyfriend with one ... he didn't know to get out of oncoming traffic if i didnt tell him to
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I believe a degree is only a tool you can use to make getting a job easier... it's not really a measure of your intelligence.. yes most people with degrees are intelligent, but...
    Darasi Darasi 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Meh,If i see it again i will write about,when i see someone chivalrous towards me.
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F Feb 3

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    I don't think there is enough of this in the world today
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2

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    I am 23 years old, and I recently moved downtown into a sublet until April. Up until last week, I lived at home with my family. My family lives outside the city and moved there 5...
    blackdove3746 blackdove3746 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    My stranger for a Mother's boyfriend's family whom she brainwashed against me have been Photoshopping on this site (EP). There's a group of them who play the role of innocence on...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 2

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    And I don't understand people who don't let it live freely and uninhibited. Just because you dont need the door opened for you today doesnt mean I dont need the pratice for the...
    richochet96791 richochet96791 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    who wants to talk about anime
    experiencedowner experiencedowner 18-21, M Jan 29

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    That moment when you realize that your entire social life is online... My "friends" in real life don't care about me. They'll say that they do and sure, they'll talk to me if I...
    Whobody Whobody 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    When everyone around me feels pity that I am still single after a messy break-up. Then you have that A-hole for an ex who thinks you're still hung up on him that's why you are not...
    RagingWhirlwind RagingWhirlwind 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    "You gooder than me, make no difference" Ted Mosby - How I Met Your Mother
    JasonThick JasonThick 22-25, M Jan 28

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    Its not that I don't want to but it seems most unlikely. It seems very probable that I might die alone. All alone.
    universalreject universalreject 22-25, M Jan 28

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    I don't get it... Why do guys that look like pigs get the hot girls? But guys like me who try to improve my looks get the fat ugly chicks?
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    My view on smoking is it looks unhealthy an it does a person all harm
    marblemuck marblemuck 66-70, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I don't know why many Indians from India call Guyanese Indians whom originate from India "Untouchables". There was one Indian family who stole my parents keys and drugged my family...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jan 26

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    I have a 1 year old son. Everything I do is wrong to family, I can't get him cute snow boots because they are in the girl section. They were black, and the only reason the Dads...
    TellyLuv TellyLuv 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 26

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