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I Give People What They Want

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    Trying to Stop, Though.

    I did it for my parents for a long time, at the cost of my developing identity and self-respect. Now I just do it out of habit, and from the paralyzing fear that someone might (essentially) reject me if I don't. As much as I did it for parents and other authority figures or...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F Mar 3, 2008

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    I Try To Give People What They Want

    I try to give people what they want  except if it is something I can't afford.   I also sell items people order.  They usually order what they want.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Jan 7, 2012

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    I Give People What They Want

     every time someone askes me to do something i cant help but say yes cause i have problems with people disapproving of my life and choses so if a freind told me to brake up with a guy cause they dont like him i would
    Anjelibean Anjelibean 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2007

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    Whenever I Can

    I enjoy helping others. If there is something I can do at whatever cost to myself I have always done it. I have recently been trying to remedy this situation focusing more on myself. In my head I consider this to be selfish but others keep telling me that its not. So although I...
    Xeno Xeno 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 21, 2007

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    Sometimes - But Not Usually.&n...

    sometimes - but not usually.  give them what they want and they will always come back.  But then am I really being myself?  I believe there has to be a balance of giving and taking to really get along peacefully in the world.
    thatweirdromanguy thatweirdromanguy 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 22, 2007

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    Even Though I Don't Want T...

    Even though I don't want to I feel to much pressure when I disappoint someone. So I still give them what they want. Not a good habbit....
    linda linda 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2007

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    Well, At Least I Try to

      It's rare for me to actually succeed. But I never show the pain from failing yet again. No, must never show pain. That lesson I learned well. So in a way I give people in my life exactly what they want..... No reasons to ever worry about me. I keep all pain inside, &...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 5, 2009

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    ::smirk::

    sometimes, just because i can, i WON'T give people what i know they want. :)  
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 13 Responses Mar 3, 2008

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    I Have a Big Problem Saying Th...

    I have a big problem saying the word no.  And most of the people around me won't take no for an answer.  So it seems like most of the time I'm coersed into saying yes anyway.  I think I have difficulty saying no because I want to seem like a friendly and helpful...
    theophania theophania 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 22, 2007

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    Give People What They Want and End Up Loosing Out In the End

    I guess I became a people pleaser when I was young. I have realized that no matter how hard i try to please my mom that it won't happen in this life time.  This has carried over to trying to please every body all the time and has left me in a tail spin cause by trying...
    RNgypsy RNgypsy 46-50 1 Response Mar 16, 2009

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    .....i only use this tactic when dealing with street thugs or the 5-0. otherwise, if you are a "true" friend you don't have to give me anything and I'd be more than happy to give...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It sounds fair to me. I will give you what you want. Just name it.
    RebellioustoanEnd RebellioustoanEnd 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am nothing. I am no one. So do whatever you want to me.
    RebellioustoanEnd RebellioustoanEnd 18-21, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm a caregiver, I've worked with all types of people , bottom line is we all need to be respected.
    bookbren bookbren 51-55, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm a sophomore in college and I don't know what I want to do with my life at all. I know you can't get a decent job anymore without a college degree, but I don't want to waste my...
    dexter06 dexter06 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    i obsess about food, my husband, the problems we're having, what other people are thinking or not thinking, staying clean at all times, obsession about the future, obsession about...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I would give them all unisex names actually. Here are thy names. :/ Akira, it means bright and intelligent. Honestly, I see this as a name for a girl. Moving on! Skyler, it...
    Reivven Reivven 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I believe it is important to just be yourself and to not change the way you are just to satisfy other people. I don't think it's right when other people judge me for the things I...
    ericawalker ericawalker 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I don't find it all that difficult because I don't care about the opinion of people who I don't know or respect. People I don't know can't know enough about me to form a valid...
    Tinwqce Tinwqce 26-30, T 5 days ago

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    I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm going off to college on a few weeks and wanted to take this summer off to figure myself out, but I'm no closer to finding out what I want to do...
    dreamergirl17 dreamergirl17 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    People are so afraid to see who they really are. We are all a little bit of everything..
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    darn tooting! what's the point in trying to change people to fit into a preconceived notion of "normal"..difference makes the world more fun ^_^
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    Nayab101 Nayab101 22-25, F Aug 24

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    I don't know what to do, i want to enjoy my life but how? i want an adventure but i don't have friends to be with.
    AlexandraSandy AlexandraSandy 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I really do not understand what all the fuss is about nappies...they are underwear, no different from briefs, boxers, and boxer-briefs...They all protect the same places, yet they...
    Beerus Beerus 22-25, M Aug 23

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    To a point. I mean... I Accept ALL People EVERYWHERE, JUST As They Are!! =) But does that mean I wanna Spend Time With them All?? Nah. Give of myself to them All? Nah...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    I know I still have a few years to figure it out but as of right now I really have no clue as to what I want to do with my life when I'm older. I don't have many interests and...
    jillmyers91901 jillmyers91901 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M Aug 22

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    I know you have your demons, As I know, I have mine. I love the part of me that loves easily. I love the part of you that fights love. I can only imagine the battles that are...
    loveCT loveCT 41-45, F 16 Responses Aug 22

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    If you don't give me anything, you are going to get exactly nothing, I'm not going to be mean, I just cannot **** with you, maybe by giving you a dose of your own prescription it...
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 31-35, M Aug 22

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    hippigirl hippigirl 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    And goes and gets it. Even if I am not what he wants, being around a man like that inspires me to go get my dreams too. It takes a strong minded person to do what they dream in...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F Aug 20

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    I may not be true to this. have you ever been around someone who talks non stop? and they end every sentence with, ya know what I mean? ugh!!! we hired this new guy at work last...
    Serendipitydoda Serendipitydoda 46-50, M 11 Responses Aug 19

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    "A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself...and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That's...
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 9 Responses Aug 19

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    you should all realise that your lives are just like the pages of a book. already written, nothing you can do about it so don't sulk or feel sorry for yourself or even apologise...
    jackbiker jackbiker 41-45, M 11 Responses Aug 19

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    I retired from the Army and I appreciate all women and men that are serving our Country and the personnel that have served. Lets not forget the families because they also have...
    BiSeniorMale48 BiSeniorMale48 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 17