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

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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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    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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    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 22-25, M Dec 5, 2012

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    ....or the motivation.

    .. Or the ability. I'm an absolute toilet bowl of a mess.
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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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

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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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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 22

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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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    It's mostly out of fear of being judged.

    But I'm getting better at it. Very, very slowly.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 6 days ago

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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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    I just don't get it. I'm good in school. I'm always getting good marks and awards. And I'm working especially hard to get into a good science set in year 9 because I want to get...
    ofsquidgyandcarlile ofsquidgyandcarlile 13-15, F Aug 19

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    3:30am and I'm awake in tears, I can't stop my mind from throwing the recent past in my face. Dating a recovering drug addict is so hard especially when he has messed up and hurt...
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    i don't think i'm all that attractive, and it upsets me cause i want to be, but alas my appearance does not match Americas standards of beauty in any regard
    Superwholockian Superwholockian 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I don't think I'm ever going to get to the point of where I can stare myself in the mirror and like what I see. The longer I stand there the more reasons come up for me to hate...
    MississippiChick18 MississippiChick18 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I don't think that when people grow up, they will become morebroad-minded and can accept everything. Conversely, I think it's aselecting process, knowing what's the most important...
    QearlLee QearlLee 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I just don't. I don't think anybody's irredeemable or should just be written off.
    GeorgiaMackay GeorgiaMackay 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I haven't even noticed this until now but I'm always sad or upset. Even the people around me can see it in my face and in my eyes. They say I always look like I'm upset or sad and...
    NaNaJene NaNaJene 16-17, F Aug 26

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    I don't think I'm better than anyone. I'm just me.
    kkmds kkmds 31-35, F Sep 4

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    Something i cant control Im fine as long as i don't think to much about things, i have never liked change and struggle to except things thrown at me at short notice Just recently...
    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Well I know I'm beautiful but really I don't care I want guys or girls to like me for who I am not my beauty I find that all the blonde girls get the most attention I think that's...
    ChloeMcLeod ChloeMcLeod 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    No, you'll never realise. I keep the pain under lock and key. You'll never know how much your words have scarred me. I'll put up with the pain so you can be happy. I'll pretend it...
    OsyriaRose OsyriaRose 16-17, F Sep 1

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    Age doesn't matter in a relationship...well at least that's what I believe. I hear people say 'I really like you but your too old' (they don't say that to me) and I just think...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F Sep 10

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    That feel when someone hurts you with the words he or she says, but you don't want to tell it does.
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I give you the world then you just leave. I don't know. I've never had a boyfriend I guess I'm not pretty enough. But I had a friend and I fell for him. Then eventually figured out...
    lexrae lexrae 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I don't believe I will ever feel better. I will always be sad and lonely. I have tried everything I can think of to heal my broken heart. But, no matter what I try, it's only a...
    Beth1218 Beth1218 46-50 1 Response Sep 4

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    This all started when I had someone name DAW2012 or DAW2 with a star by his name and he was a man and he thought I was lying about my house that I just bought and I forgot to...
    Stephanie128 Stephanie128 18-21, F Aug 22

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    I haven't fully recovered from the last breakup and now I got hurt by another guy again. Thank you, I don't trust guys anymore. I think I'm gonna become a nun now
    Kywen97 Kywen97 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I know this is racist, but I've developed this poor mindset and now I can't get out. Americans are starting to look the same to me. When someone says someone American is attractive...
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    My mom has always called me fat and I'm not I'm 5ft 8 and wear a size 10 to 12 UK so I don't understand. I'm curvy I have huge boobs and sometimes can even get into a size 8. My...
    daniellaafelumo daniellaafelumo 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    **** this disforea.. I you do is make me cry lot. Yes, I know I don't have a boys body or on any boy hormones, ad every one accepts me but my family. And I can do is sit here and...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 13-15, M Sep 7

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    oh maybe i'm the one who get's it wrong, deep thinking happens mostly when you are taking a shower, in quiet place or when person is in his self conscious moment. some people when...
    roxanz roxanz 22-25, M Aug 22

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    I get her. We've been through many of the imaginable situations together. We've discussed them, we've worked together through them. It's just that recently we've begun to snap at...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M Aug 28

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    I have never met nor do I think I ever will meet a woman who will love me and be able to see past my disfigurement and disability, its a very lonely life. Which is one of the...
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M Aug 30

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    At best, what a degree indicates is familiarity with a given subject matter and the ability to finish what you started, not an inconsequential thing. It may also indicate an above...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    sometimes I feel like I've already disappeared . Im this invisible girl who never leaves her room. im home-schooled and I never leave the house so basically nobody knows who I am...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    It doesn't matter, personality matters, actions matter not age. Age is just an artificial limitation imposed on us by society who is not accustomed to it.
    RagnarLodbrok RagnarLodbrok 41-45, M a week ago

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    I'm a little bit selfish but not harmfull.In fact I always enjoyed helping te ones I love but I never put anyone of them first because I am too busy with building my life.I will...
    TheVase TheVase 18-21 4 days ago

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    I'm a 18 year old girl but I guess you can say I sometimes have my "manly" ways. I've been in a relationship with a guy who sometimes has his "feminine" ways. We both see eachother...
    Unicornwarrior724 Unicornwarrior724 16-17, F Aug 27

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    Dated a guy for 3 years, we got married, divorced continued together, got pregnant, lost baby. We fought often, he called me names, hit me, slapped me,chocked me in a few ocassions...
    Rosy345 Rosy345 26-30 1 Response Sep 1

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    it doesn't matter how much money you have, how big your house is or how fancy your car is, cos at the end of the day, our graves will all be the same size, so stay humble!! i...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M Sep 4

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    Damn. I miss back when Hip Hop was energetic with Rhymes all combined designed to be poetic with. We need a sedative for what has been repetitive And to remind the blind who are...
    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I try and try but constantly get nowhere with my efforts. Or the 'best' case scenario will be it getting better far too late to enjoy life. Whoever said "You reap what you sow" is...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Think before you speak , because somethings you say to people can hurt for them
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Aug 31

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    I want to believe that the same battles I have in my head are shared experiences everyone was. But man do I feel really ****** up sometimes.
    Wonderinsoul Wonderinsoul 22-25, M Sep 3

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    Ingredients I am Strong Complex Complicated Intricate Sensative Tender-hearted Compassionate Interesting Mis-understood Patient Impatient Confusing Deep thinking Simple Minded...
    Mirrored1 Mirrored1 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 4

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    If only you cared, then you might understand. Sadly, that isn't what usually happens. No one usually cares. I end up lost and scared. I end up closing everyone out. Why would I...
    OsyriaRose OsyriaRose 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    I think yes, it is actually required. There is nothing shameful about sex. However lines must be drawn on discussing about it. I myself drew lots of lines. Lots of ethic...
    NonchalantEros NonchalantEros 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 9

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    It may be just another conversation to you, but god.. You have a way with words. You talk about everything with so much life and it makes my heart melt down to nothing. You're...
    EmberWolf EmberWolf 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 25