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I Hate Being Told I Can't Do Something

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yea.. I just put on my headphones and sing whenever my mom ask me to do something. I'm not this rude to anyone else but she's trying to control me. I hate it! 😩
    Kristinaaaaa Kristinaaaaa 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I'm tired and weirded-out by the quiet. I'm lonely and i just want to sleep.
    newgirl2123 newgirl2123 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I have always been told to be grateful for my life. And I am grateful for where I am today. However I hate using the term to diminsh the pain one feels after being done wrong. I...
    loudsilence1 loudsilence1 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Some days I can't even handle people. I'm so glad they can't read what I'm thinking. so many people would hate me. Oh Well.
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am in love with my boss and she doesn't know it. She knows that I like her, due to the flowers and cards that I bought her, but I later found out that she had a boyfriend. I feel...
    marques30s marques30s 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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    I am currently in a bad situation. It's not because I'm stupid, or I'm from a bad background; it's because I made very poor decisions. I have had depression (just the reason, not...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I wouldn't consider this "home". I often feel like saying I want to go home when I'm technically already here. I live in Washington with my grandparents but I long for the day when...
    Unicorn1039 Unicorn1039 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I hate being ignored! I can't stand when I ask someone a question then they don't respond to me and when I ask again they Yell the answer at me Like im annoying them with my...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    Lying is such a big turn off, I hate being lied too! Usually I already know what's going to happen, what the answer is, if I have this feelings that I'm being lied too..don't you...
    lifelessons15 lifelessons15 16-17, F Oct 9

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    Me and my boyfriend of 9 years have been living with my boyfriends parents because of the economy and the fact that he has helped his family financially in the past, bringing down...
    Anonymous8712 Anonymous8712 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Okay. I've been asked out more than a few times by more than a few guys. I don't know why, but I take it horribly. The first time I was asked out I was a young girl, completely...
    theopposite theopposite 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    RANT AHEAD. Ok so.....I did work with this production company as a camera operator recently. I will hopefully get paid from the job. I worked 10 days, from 10-12 hours a day...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Srsly? Just cos I'm a teenager doesn't mean i live to egg peoples houses and kick bins over. To be honest, i do practically the opposite. I'm not trying to say i have super powers...
    TheKidInTheCorner TheKidInTheCorner 13-15, M Oct 10

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    Basically I seem to be a caring and strong person. Actually I am very emotional,easily hurt and very self-centered. If you say something that gets under my skin, I will just keep...
    ladymerylin ladymerylin 18-21, F Oct 17

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    Sometimes I want to say things but I know I can't and I know things won't end up well if I do. Like asking someone to care. Or asking someone to stop making things so hard. Or...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I can't do it anymore. I wanted to be strong. I don't want to guilt him. I didn't guilt him last time. He came back on his own. I only left him two messages, neither pressuring nor...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 3

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    I absolutely hate it. Like when I can't fall asleep at night and theres no one there to hold me, or when I walk past those cozy cafées where some incredibly cute couple is sitting...
    Cissiiie Cissiiie 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't see why people do this,..... say one thing then do another. I hate people who make promises but can never keep them. is anyone a man/woman of their word.? I hate being...
    Dsanders13 Dsanders13 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I ******* hate not being able to tell people to **** Off....>:( I hate not being able to hate someone, I hate caring about everyone even the people that bully me.... I just...
    Chocolate29 Chocolate29 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    I should really get rid of Facebook. At least the account that has "friends" on it. Somebody got back into their MySpace account so they were sharing all of the pictures from there...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F Oct 3

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    I have an unDTR'ed relationship with my bestfriend. We can't DTR because of reasons I know and that the list goes on. We were so happy and everything went smoothly for us, until...
    palouvega10 palouvega10 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    I hate being lied to by by best friend's boyfriend He asked me what kinda flowers she liked and I said lilies cause she loves lilies. Their two year anniversary was coming up so...
    andyrazor andyrazor 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    As soon as I'm alone I burst into tears... I guess I hate being alone... I hate not being able to sleep when I'm alone... I hate that when i do sleep, it's a nightmare and I wake...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Oct 1

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    This girl and I were talking on here... And she blocked me or something. I feel like **** right now... I can't see her username anywhere, so I'm assuming she blocked me....and I...
    JordanAsh JordanAsh 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 22

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    Also wishing I had some close friends to talk to... Well here I am, just another morning sitting with my father-in-law...watching him sleep. He is pushing 100 and isn't in his...
    505gizzy 505gizzy 41-45, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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