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I Hate Being Told I Can't Do Something

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    Oh Hell Naw

    Don't try to cut my wings because I will just use my jetpack and fly away >:)
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2011

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    LOVE being told I can't do something.

    Watch me prove u wrong
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2013

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    Ironic

    I have never been told i couldn't do something because i am a woman I have never been told i couldn't do something because i am black Not even because i am disabled But i do not know how many people have told me i couldn't do something because it was a long shot, because it...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 24, 2008

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    People Think They Know Everyone Else So Well.

    It is important to explore the depths of your own being by thinking for yourself. Don't let anyone tell you what you can and can't do, they will never know you as well as you know yourself.
    monsterdog81 monsterdog81 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 4, 2012

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    More Inclined..

     If anything I become more inclined to do it.. Tell me I can't and you'll just have to watch me do it. My friends use this on me all the time when they want me to do something or stop being such a little butthead about something.. they will simply say "alright Lib, you...
    InsanelyMe08 InsanelyMe08 18-21, F Nov 29, 2008

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    Can't?

    What do people care what others can or can't do?  Why CAN'T?  Not that the other person is any better or maybe is jealousy.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 16, 2011

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    Try .. Try And Try Again

    I have been told this is one of my weaknesses . Though personally I see it as a strength.I cannot stand being told I cannot do something .Many people are shocked by this side of me since I am pretty cheerful , Im always the peace maker , the "sweet one".They think that makes me...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    Both Ways, Actually...

    I hate being told I can't do something as in being unable to do it... I once stopped smoking (for 2 whole years) because my ex-husband told me I couldn't do it!! More importantly, I hate being told I can't do something as in not being allowed to.  In fact, I hate being...
    Lizzy22 Lizzy22 36-40, F 8 Responses Jul 16, 2010

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    Let Me Find Out For Myself

    Why do people feel the need to tell others what they can or can't do? If I really can't do something I'd rather find out by trying and failing than just by being told that I can't do it. Let me live my life and do what I want, and if I fail, then I fail and I've learned for it...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 1, 2008

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    I Can't Do Something

    What I find funny (not funny haha) is that a person says you can't do this or that and then they end up doing it.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jun 23, 2011

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    Is It Being Stupid Or Righteous?

    I've always had negative responses when I've mentioned my very strong desire to drive an 18-wheeler.  My parents and neighbor always tell me how I'll have back problems, how I'm too cute to waste my life behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer, how the long hours and...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 13 Responses May 16, 2009

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    Ironic

    I have never been told i couldn't do something because i am a woman I have never been told i couldn't do something because i am black Not even because i am disabled But i do not know how many people have told me i couldn't do something because it was a long shot, because it...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 24, 2008

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    So Much

    I hate it when someone tells me I can't do something. Mainly when that someone isn't the boss of me. I hate it hate it hate it. It gets on my nerves so much. That it makes me pissed that they think they can tell me I can't do this or I can't do that.
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F Jul 17, 2008

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    Yes I Can!!

    I am sick of being told no.or I can't.I am sick of hearing mysself even say it.I can't do it on my own,but I can do this, I can do it.I AM TIRED.OF BEING TOLD.NO!!!JUST SAY YESSO I CAN SAYYES. I. CAN.Damn it!!
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2010

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    Like Just Right Now..

    Well, nearly 2 years ago I was an amateur model on a BBW website and I met my current boyfriend while I was still modeling for that site. Well, I went on a hiatus due to being camera-less. So my I had told my boyfriend that I eventually wanted to get back into it.Over last summer...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F Apr 13, 2011

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    Being Told I Cant Do Something!!

    It really ****** me off when people tell me that i cant do something let me explain. when i have a strong desire to do something i want to do it and i will do it but i have had morons in previous jobs saying " ha you will never be a scaffolder" "you will never be a floorlayer...
    paul1989 paul1989 22-25, M 1 Response May 17, 2012

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    The Little Engine That Could.

    When I was a little girl and my mom or dad would ask me to do something I used to whine and complain and say "I can't. I can't" Then my mom read me a story "The Little Engine that Could." and it amazed me that here there was this little bittey engine...
    UndeniablyConfused UndeniablyConfused 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2009

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    Yeah...

    No, I won't be told I can't do anything. Watch me.
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M Mar 16, 2009

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    I Am Always Being Told This

    every time i talk about what i wanna be i am told you can't do it ... like i wanna be a artist and every time i say it she says i can't do it and i try to be good at other thing but i am not and at a ever yougen age i was told that i would fail a grade or that i would might...
    kaylatheanimegirl3 kaylatheanimegirl3 18-21, F Jun 28, 2011

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    I'm Miserable

    Our new management took a job I loved and stomped it into the dirt.  Listen to these new rules: No Singing No loud talking - anything above a whisper No music of ANY KIND - no ipod earphone, no radio, no music on your computer No Laughing and on and on and on. ...
    TChic TChic 41-45, F Nov 24, 2008

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    When They're Right

    I find it extra irritating when I know that the people telling me I can't do something are right. It drives me up the wall, because I don't want to try, fail and prove them right. But at the same time I can't not attempt to do it, because that'll also prove them right - that's...
    IdleTraveller IdleTraveller 22-25, F 1 Response May 18, 2009

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    I Really Hate When People Say You Aint Gone Do This Or You Cant Do That

    My irratant...being told i cant do something. Well you know what? Prove them WRONG. If they tell you that you cant do it, just laughed and be like you got me effed up. Laugh in their face and PROVE THEM WRONG. No matter how much you want to punch them, kick them, slap them...
    rocketmandreh rocketmandreh 16-17, M Dec 7, 2012

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    It has been over five years now, and has taken me this long to come close to accepting it. I just don't get it though. Let me explain. About five years ago I was under lots of...
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    You notice I never gave up on you even though all you care about is yourself. I know it’s all about you, other people's thoughts and emotions don’t matter to you, right? Why...
    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I just cut off one of my long term besties. She was there for me at my hardest time and we’ve known each other since childhood. We had lost sight of each other for over ten years...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hteag Hteag 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Juni11 Juni11 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Idk why I hate being touched, I just grew up that way. Like when a family member comes up to try to hug me and give me a kiss, I struggle to get out of it and I absolutely hate it...
    Greywolf205 Greywolf205 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    Please please, I don't wanna live anymore. Today was a terrible day, and I wish I could just delete everything from my memory that happened (actually not only today, but this whole...
    ABACDEE ABACDEE 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    After another couple grand for a lawyer - I am overwhelmed with the situation with the ex & children! I do really "hate" being a "stepmom!" My boyfriend was with a woman with 3...
    patientlove patientlove 22-25 1 Response Feb 7

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    Stereotype: blacks girls know how to twerk, have big butts, are ghetto/trashy and have way too many attitudes. They are too much to handle. I really liked this white guy at one...
    2323keka 2323keka 16-17 1 Response Feb 11

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    When you enter a relationship, you do so with the mutual understanding that this is trust involved. If you are anything like me, this person becomes your entire life, your best...
    SecretAngel6 SecretAngel6 26-30, F 9 Responses Feb 19

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    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Being beautiful can b a curse as much as it is a blessing. Often I'm very lonely, girls hate me. Guys are too controlling wen I date them. I feel like a Barbie doll. I hve been hit...
    tahty1214 tahty1214 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Sometimes I wish I was just an emotionless person. I mean honestly enough is enough of this bullshit. I hate the fact that I can't talk to my gf without her feeling like she's...
    MonsieurKJ MonsieurKJ 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    My husband puts me on a pedestal in our relationship. Everything is about making me happy, and he's to blame for all my failings. Sounds nice, right? Wrong. I feel as if I'm...
    shelteredlove shelteredlove 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    When people tell me to grow up it's honestly kind of sad. They think that because I'm happy and optimistic that I'm also naive. What classifies me as an adult? A job? A husband? A...
    soulfreedom soulfreedom 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    My shyness literally ruins everything. I can't even say hi to people I wanna say hi to. And later, I feel horrible for not even saying hi to them. I feel like people think I'm...
    reimixoxo29 reimixoxo29 13-15, F Feb 3

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    When your ex wants you to come over and they want to remain friends and you are hurting inside and what that but deep down you really just want to be alone cry your *** off and...
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    Wildheart919 Wildheart919 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    Everyone thinks it's okay to talk about me like I can't hear. I'm a fragile person. I get so much hate for simple actions that don't harm anyone besides myself. Damn they just look...
    nohopekid nohopekid 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F Feb 18