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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ....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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    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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    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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    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 think I'm just meant to be one of those people on this Earth that lacks the adequate people skills to maintain an intimate relationship with a "significant other". Although I'm...
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    Minimum wage was never meant to be a living wage. it was meant for teens who haven't had a job before, who don't have any working experience whatsoever. You want more than minimum...
    AdrienneMorrisa AdrienneMorrisa 22-25, F Apr 24

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    Don't do it...Don't turn the key.You will open a door you cannot close,One of despair, one of uncertainty, one that wants what is not mine.I want the fairytale.I want the happily...
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    My tears burn My face sometimes. =( I still don't like people to see Me cry. Some people just don't care that you have feelings. Nor do they care if they are the ones who caused it...
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I want to die now, but the thought of leaving my son growing up without a mother breaks my heart. i feel like I'm trapped into living but I'm afraid I might be hurting him more...
    justspeechless justspeechless 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Whenever I think too deeply, I tend to dig myself into a hole, whether the topic was pertaining to me or not. It almost always ends with me thinking, " It doesn't matter. I'm going...
    MisAnalogy MisAnalogy 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    minimum wage shouldn't exist at all. the system regulates itself. if you want more money then don't take a job that pays very little. if you can get a bigger paying job then get...
    bckyltylr bckyltylr 26-30, F Apr 24

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    At the risk of sounding prideful, I'm feeling very lonely because most people even in my own family don't have the mental capacity to comprehend my sense of morality. They just...
    DoctorOBlivion2 DoctorOBlivion2 26-30, M Apr 6

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    We're all different. We cope in ways that we consider suitable for our own well being. Some use constructive coping mechanisms, while others use destructive ones. Along the lines...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Nope. I don't personally know people with degrees but I've heard stories and, more importantly, I've known some dumb honor/AP students when I was at school. It just seems, as is...
    Ewashere Ewashere 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 14

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    I don't know what is wrong with me. I'm tired of being hurt. I'm tired of crying. I'm tried of having all these feelings... I wish my heart was numb. I'm tired of it all..
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    OptimisticOctopus OptimisticOctopus 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I was so close to killing myself today. My medication doesn't seem to work. I feel like a failure everyday. Help.
    Elizabeth357 Elizabeth357 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I think at most American minimum wage should be $9 at the most I see some people wanting it to be raised to $11, $15, and now I have even heard of organazations wanting it to be...
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321 18-21, M Apr 20

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    It technically does not mean your intelligent however, anyone who gets their engineering degree is definitely NOT stupid.
    1proffesorM 1proffesorM 18-21 2 Responses Apr 16

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    Crying happens when you try to stay strong for too long. It's not failure but it is just human nature. I admire a male figure who in in touch with their feelings.
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I think Depression is a dark beauty in a person's soul. Depression surfaces from subconscious mind to conscious mind which manifests in the daily life and activities of a person...
    22depth 22depth 22-25, F Apr 10

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    suddenly having moods was happy now crying. nothing wants to work out for me including my feelings toward Blake
    TammyDRadke TammyDRadke 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    unless you've experienced it yourself then you shouldn't judge. my ex used to tell me"oh just get a job and you'll be fine" i remember when i eas suicidal. and depressed he said...
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 10

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    My Fake Mother, in relevance to my other stories, filed taxes on my behalf, stating that "I am not head of household and that I could not file". She drains me of my money, please...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    crying is something the strongest of people could only do. the amount of events to keep building up to make you explode and the strength to not be afraid to cry is powerful. I give...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F Apr 19

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    I will take the point of view of the title. If you raise the minimum wage everything else will go up and you are right back were you started from. If you simply cut the percentage...
    meanameicallmyself2 meanameicallmyself2 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    I've known a lot of educated idiots over the years. It's especially irritating to find some people with degrees being arrogant about it, like it makes them better than others.
    Geekynerdgirl Geekynerdgirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    ok what is this place :-) ....
    fluk fluk 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Depression is like a general loss of interest in common interests or something.
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    it's not being selfish I've been through it and it was my hell on earth I hate it but I got through it with a couple of scars
    LoverOFCreepy LoverOFCreepy 13-15, M Apr 10

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