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I Hate Being Told I Can't Do Something

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Oh Hell Naw

    Don't try to cut my wings because I will just use my jetpack and fly away >:)
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 70+, 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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    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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    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I work over 9000x harder when told when I can't do something.
    Tak162015 Tak162015 16-17, M a week ago

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    I hate more or less the condescending attitude that comes along with it more than anything. However I don't listen to if I feel forced too. So it doesn't really work on me.
    PartyGuy21 PartyGuy21 18-21, M Apr 4

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    When it makes no sense. Governed fits that most days. Few explain these days. Most know they are wrong. But get paid. So they are prison guards. For those never...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 3

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    by guys with no authority over me or my life like take several seats. .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Apr 3

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    it is just madness . The stress is just crazy and i despise it to the core !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Wait till i escape it
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I decided to go to bed early because I was feeling sleepy. So at 11 pm I hit the sheets. Well, I woke up about a half hour ago WIDE AWAKE and I'm annoyed. My body clock is...
    cljmovies cljmovies 51-55, F Mar 21

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    This is the funniest thing ever which happens to me and lots of my friends :/ meanwhile it hurts so much, the disgusting point when you are not even given a simple " THANKS" for...
    Shawnee682 Shawnee682 18-21, M Mar 25

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    I owe you an explanation I can't give you in fact. Suppose I never will. I could barely explain it, even though it's actually very simple... I told you I was afraid to be around...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F Apr 3

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    I can't remember the first 10 or 12 years of my life. And what few "memories" I have are more like pictures (like I may have seen a picture of it and remember that/I only remember...
    IAmJustAGhostGirl IAmJustAGhostGirl 13-15, F Apr 7

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I've been a stepmom now for about 2 years to a now 4 year old. When I first met my now husband, things were great between me and the child. However as he and I got more involved...
    tcap422 tcap422 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My psychologist and me get along, but he's extremely judgemental and really gets on my nerves at times and is seriously such an a**hole. The other day, I told him about me wanting...
    MegaManZero97 MegaManZero97 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I am new to being a step mom and concerned about the toll it is taking on my recent marriage. I am very sure in my desire to remain childless, to focus on my career and enjoy my...
    mlm121 mlm121 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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    Happy. Thats what she was, finally the cuts where disappearing, the visits to the doctor where getting shorter and the times she spent crying where becoming none exsistant. She...
    jordan199728 jordan199728 18-21, M Apr 3

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    I wanted someone to know me before I died. Wanted them to know what I was really like. I think that's part of what sparked my ramble today. That, and weariness. My ramble was a cry...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am 16 yrs old girl and in my life happened something strange that I cant understand but I love and I cant let go altough it is hurting me and I just can't decide what is right so...
    nitheism nitheism 16-17, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I didn't believe in God until I started having the strangest things happen to me. First they were subtle little things that could have been set up. Then they graduated to paranoia...
    SeasonsinHell SeasonsinHell 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1533766690226995 Like seriously.. What the actual Fučk! This video about judgement is very very very real. I guarantee everyone's gonna not...
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 8 Responses Apr 9

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    Besides the obvious reasons why I hate being sick, I also hate how my dad gets when I get sick. Take today for example. I'm sick, so I didn't go to work today, but even when I was...
    AgentSean AgentSean 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Don't get me wrong, I love my parents. It's just... sometimes (most of the time) I wish they would get divorced. My mum is easily pissed off and my dad constantly shouts and swears...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 9

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