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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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! 😩
    iAmKD iAmKD 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm choosing my options in January for gcse and I said to my parents I want to take Tripple science(instead of double), Art, German, History and Geography. My aunt and my form...
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    Yeah, don't do that. Or I'll do the complete opposite.
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    I am desperately in love with someone I can NEVER have. I look up at the sky and think over and over again- why do I even exist in this selfish, cynical world? Tears of frustration...
    Mayuko Mayuko 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 hr 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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    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 3 days ago

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    I really hate being shy and it's annoying. I really can't stand my ground that much and Im shy in front of the classroom giving a speech or something like that. I wish I wasn't...
    TornadoStar TornadoStar 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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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 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 6 days ago

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    He was my first and only real boyfriend. We broke up 7 years ago, but I cannot move on. After I told him I was pregnant & he didn't seem to care, I walked away and haven't spoken...
    BookWormMama BookWormMama 26-30, F Sep 24

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    I'm 29 years old and I don't have breasts, anything at all; I always feel angry for being an incomplete woman. My mom has normal breasts, I don't understand why I had this terrible...
    MinekoChan MinekoChan 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 29

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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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    'Just came back!...There's a drizzle outside. This came out from the iPhone while running: ('Can't Cry Hard Enough) I'm gonna live my life, Like every day's the last Without a...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 4 hrs ago

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    This isn't my natural state. It's like every day is Halloween. Everyone's in their costumes. I seem to be sewn into mine. But everyone else seems to be enjoying the party, or they...
    Anyiel Anyiel 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 21

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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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    I hate it, I hate being lied to, I mean it. So since I don't trust anyone, the good thing for me that I have found out is just don't f****** care about it. Because It's gonna hurt...
    LuckyLam LuckyLam 18-21 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I can't stand being looked and judged on How I may act based on how im dressed. It's ridiculous! Get to know me and then judge whether you hate me or not please
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    I hate being married to my husband he is a big disappointment. I can't believe I have wasted 13 years of marriage and over 18 years with him. We have 4 children who are embarrassed...
    SkylarPeach SkylarPeach 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I personally hate being lied to because that means there's a lack of trust, and it makes me so mad when I find out someone's been lying to me. I've been recently lied to by my...
    marinnam marinnam 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    My self and my ppl are artists. And as artist we are above the statuesque. Even down to the way we express ourselves through spoken word. Do NOT tell me how to express my self...
    phenom0086 phenom0086 26-30, M Sep 23

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    They seem like they are the main ones who always have something to say or want to debate someone. Sometimes I find it funny but most of the time I am highly irritated and I guess...
    Artiste92 Artiste92 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 1

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