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I Hate Being Told I Can't Do Something

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 324 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My boyfriend is emotional to the extreme. He can cry if he's just too overwhelmed. But if I start crying he gets mad and tells me to stop and he can't handle it when I cry.
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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 a week ago

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    I HATE IT I HATE IT I HATE IT I HATE I HATE I HATE I HATE IT I HATE ME! :'( >_< Why can't i just be more fun? :
    DessyLove DessyLove 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 9

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    I've been with my boyfriend for a few months, however he's been my best friend for over a year. We've always been very close, and I thought we were completely open with each other...
    wednesdayy wednesdayy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    This is a rather long one guys. But I want to share it with you. Right now as we speak I have a girlfriend and by we been going together for six months or so. Every morning she...
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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...
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    Starting at the beginning… First off, just letting you know, I am straight to everyone else on the planet, but I know that I am bisexual. This girl Jackie, she is actually...
    shancostello shancostello 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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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 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    i have been with my current bf for only a month. he has literally cheated on me at least 10 or 15 times already. and its not just me think he is cheating on me i have a close...
    lovermaker21 lovermaker21 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I really hate being a girl. Everyday, I go through boys trying to talk to me when I don't want to. They always ask me am I single and Can I get to know them. That's why I never...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I believe that I'm in a state of depression. I have so many feelings bottled up inside of me but put on a fake smile to let everyone think that I'm okay. I have not cried since my...
    Plasg2012 Plasg2012 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    One night, I was staying the night at my sister's apartment; sleeping on the couch and listening to Metallica (on full blast). My sister came out into the living room, where I was...
    AICLover AICLover 13-15, F Mar 8

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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 1 day ago

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    If you say you’re going to do something, DO IT! If you say you’re going to be somewhere, BE THERE! If you say you feel something, MEAN IT! If you can’t, won’t, and don...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 10 Responses Mar 6

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    I am a mom of 3 ages 22-19-16, I am also a step mom of a 24 and 18 year old. The only one that now lives with us is the 18 year old who doesn't have a job was signed out of school...
    heartbrokeninwisc heartbrokeninwisc 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    because today I'm feeling really down. It's partly just winter blues, because the past few months have been bitterly cold and absolutely miserable. There's more to it, however. I'm...
    flutterby1979 flutterby1979 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    Okay, I just posted something about "I love people I can't have" and this douchebag "GOOGLESPAMCANDY" posted something very rude. Also, his profile says he's 51-55. I'm really...
    lunarsolar36 lunarsolar36 13-15, T 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I enjoy being alone. I am able to entertain myself in ways I can't when I'm around others. But I hate being lonely and left or forgotten. That causes a person to be lonely.
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M Mar 1

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    When I was 16 I got pregnant. Lost 25 lbs in 2 weeks and was 10 lbs away from going back to my regular weight. I honestly got careless and kept gaining weight I hated it but couldn...
    Confusedfordummys Confusedfordummys 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    This is probably my least favorite advice someone could give me. It is cliche to say and very unhelpful. I DO understand people are at least trying to help sometimes when they say...
    Human4 Human4 41-45, M Mar 22