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I Hate Being Defined By My Race

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    Am I ugly or nah?!?!?

    !?! Tell me
    hbendel hbendel 13-15, F 2 Responses May 14

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    People don't beeline me

    when I say in mixed
    hbendel hbendel 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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    White

    I hate when people refer to me as 'white'. I. hate. it. I don't know why. Honestly, maybe it's jealousy. I won't lie. I hate when it is winter, my tan is gone, and people say I am pale. I find that so rude. I feel like that is the same as walking up to an African American person...
    eatontowngirlxo eatontowngirlxo 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2013

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    Being An American Is Harder Than I Thought...

    My mom's a hispanic immigrant, my dad is an African American man....I was born here, I was born around ALL kinds of people, ideas, music, and I feel like I'm finally coming into my own and realizing who I am, but my family won't accept me for who I am. I don't do anything to hurt...
    GabywasHere91 GabywasHere91 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    I dislike talking about this sort of thing. I suppose it is because it makes me feel weak, I don't know. I have not felt right since I was really little. I have been anxious...
    jord4567 jord4567 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    I don't like being black. From my experience being black is the worst thing ever that happened to me. Black? What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Okay first off, I'm not homeless poor but I also struggle. I'm still in high school, and I don't have a job at the time being. I feel like expressing myself right now, so if I...
    sapphireveins sapphireveins 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It didn't use to be this bad. I just felt like being a guy was better, but now it's at a whole other level. I look into a mirror and I see breasts, I see a vagina, and I hate...
    WhiteSparrow127 WhiteSparrow127 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    i really, really ******* hate being an introvert. maybe "introvert" isn't really the right word though, i think that something along the lines of a person who suffers from social...
    BlaRiix BlaRiix 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    I think its called monophobia. The fear of being alone. I've always just thought that it was normal, that feeling you get when you're alone. I found out recently it wasn't...
    NyBrid NyBrid 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I hate being lied to especially If i'm honest with you 24/7. If I lied to you like you lie to me, you would hate me, think about how it would feel before you constantly lie and...
    Faithlovee Faithlovee 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I hate being angry. And one of those instances is now when I get accused for something which I am sure wasn't my fault. And even if there was a chance it was my fault then why is...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I hate being lied too I'm sure everyone does so why it go on? It's the golden rule treat others the way you'd like to be treated so I expect you to not lie to me and I won't lie to...
    chickensoup17 chickensoup17 18-21, M Jul 22

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    I'm 5'1 and I hated being short all my life . I don't get it my brother is 6'1 and my younger sister is 5'4 . What happened to me !! Lol. When I was in my twenties people use to...
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F Jul 27

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    I absolutely hate being cold in bed. I am so glad to be married and we keep each other warm all night long. We both love being woken up during the night for some great hot sex...
    bethanyinusa bethanyinusa 36-40, F Aug 9

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    I friggin hate being sick. Just started last night with a stuffy nose & today I've been sneezing all day & my throat hurt a little now I keep feeling the urge to sneeze & my throat...
    ForeverYoung09 ForeverYoung09 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It sux being here alone wit no one to tlk to...hate being alone...just lookn for sumone to make me feel good
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 day ago

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    I hate being broke; its summertime and i'm stuck in the city. 😿
    unicornina unicornina 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I fking hate being misunderstood. It makes my blood boil, and makes me want to cry. I'm a good person, I take the time to figure out what someone is trying to say. I hear them out...
    dat1kiid dat1kiid 16-17 Jul 24

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    I hate being angry because when I am angry I sin and I feel so badly and fear I disappoint God. I always apologize to God when I calm down but I feel so guilty because the next...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jul 26

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    I hate being used by players. I always tell myself that I'll never fall for another one again and yet I do, over and over again. I feel like, to guys, I'm only good enough for sex...
    xkylie xkylie 18-21, F Jul 28

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    I hate being ignored because wen im trying to talk with someone , and they dont say say nothing . I feel like im a ghost or something , like today i try to tell my mom something...
    paola93 paola93 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    I really hate being the youngest. My family blames everything on me & constantly tells me to shut up. Like that's their favorite saying. I won't even be saying anything and my mom...
    isabellamancini isabellamancini 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    When I'm rushed just to be annoying I take even longer. I just hate being rushed so much!
    everythingwillbealright everythingwillbealright 13-15, F Aug 3

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    If you don't like me then tell me. If you don't want to talk to me tell me. If you decide I'm too broken for you to be around or that you can't stand me, tell me. I hate being...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I hate being yelled, so I help them who yelled at me by doing the oposites so they yell more until it reach the top of their lung. I tried that last time. And it works. Someone...
    sashimi9 sashimi9 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I can't be lied too. I see the truth always. It is the worst. Its like when people talk I can hear and see what's true and what's not. I got engaged recently and I'm so scared...
    seistafiesta seistafiesta 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    I hate being in school because of all the mean ****** old teachers that make you run 4 laps around the astro or write the rules out 15 times for doing something wrong... But then...
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Ugh... Have the stomach flu. Came out of NOWHERE last night... Up vomiting all night long, so achey and exhausted this morning. I feel horrible. I really hate being sick! It's...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It was a rainy day and I woke up feeling like ****. My tummy was aching like crazy and I was dizzy. I was to weak to even get out of bed. "Muum" I groaned. "Muuuuuumm!!" I couldn't...
    GingaJustice GingaJustice 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I think that my best friend secretly hates me
    akamusiclover akamusiclover 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    As a mixed race guy with tattoos I am indeed, respectful to all people, caring, intelligent, kind. My look is simply my own expression of my indivuality. Not your clues to who I am...
    bull815 bull815 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    We judge others instantly by their clothes, their cars, their appearance, their race, their education, their social status. The list is endless. What gets me is that most people...
    bitchybeck bitchybeck 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    Life itself takes effort and wisdom; patience and self control. Some people have mastered self discipline while others are slaves to every desire even though they find themselves...
    Mirandaluvslife Mirandaluvslife 36-40, F Jul 23

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    I don't hate you. I don't hate that we failed. I don't hate myself. I don't hate that it was a mistake to marry you. But I hate that you lied to me over and over. More, I hate...
    icandoit13 icandoit13 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    I hate it, and i know this sounds crazy, but i hate missing school and staying in bed, almost more than i hate the actual symptoms. Dad told me this morning i wasn't allowed to go...
    bridgetdarcy998 bridgetdarcy998 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Everyone, even family members talk about how skinny I am. My mom and sister both have curves. Whenever I talk about trying to gain weight, my mother tells me I should be happy. She...
    Cinderellany Cinderellany 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I like my alone time now and then, but seeing a group of my (once) I think?, friends is really upsetting. And seeing the one person there who I was basically my friend and I was...
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I keep being ignored by people around me whether in skul ,home or public .I used to be able to talk cheerfully around ppl but ,after being ignored many times i became scared and...
    Appolo123 Appolo123 13-15, M a week ago

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    I hate always finishing last and being used I guess it's my own fault cuz I can't say no or be mean I can be honest but I can't be the complete jerk who takes advantage of whoever...
    Waqasauce01 Waqasauce01 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Seriously. I live in a small town, I have two friends one is 15 years older and has twin 1 year old boys and has no spare time the other is moving to cairns. I do have a partner of...
    Rachelmarie94 Rachelmarie94 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate it when people say they love me and care about me when they don't, I hate it when people can't say things to my face and talk behind my back, yeah I've let people walk all...
    NoraWilliams NoraWilliams 13-15, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've always been a sort of weak girl, I mean almost anything could make me cry but since I've cried myself to sleep for the last three years it's harder for me to just lay down and...
    xogymfish xogymfish 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am so sad and depressed and all I can think about is a drastic change is about to come in my life I was pregnant last year and I has these same exact feelings about my little...
    cherrikisses22 cherrikisses22 22-25 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I don't exactly hate it, but I don't like being stared at. The reason that people stare at me is because of my disability, the fact that I use a walker, and that I don't walk like...
    Monicoocoo Monicoocoo 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Yes I hated it!! Just tell me the truth no matter how hard it is. I hate wondering and guessing!
    001goodguy65 001goodguy65 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I have a sister that left a very large mark when she was on high school. A debator, pretty, a leader, and someone that everyone looks up to. She was an admirable person despite her...
    sukkiteiinayo sukkiteiinayo 13-15, F Jul 26

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