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I Have the Freedom to Be Me

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    Choice

                               I believe that  I still have the chance to say pretty much what  I feel. We havent  a  dictator as of...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    So my mom drops this bombshell on me

    that she would want me to be a woman who can be able to be independent which I thought made sense. But.... She goes on to say that I should be a woman who will be able to cook for my husband, considering that we are both coming from work and are both tired but just because I am...
    sunnydiana sunnydiana 18-21, F Dec 16, 2013

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    Weather Mood Change

    I LOVE IT WHEN ITS COLD OUTSIDE AND WHEN IT SNOW OR RAIN CAUSE IT KEEP A FEW PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE BUT WHEN THE SUN COME OUT I GET MAD OR DEPRESS CAUSE ITS STARTING TO SEEM LIKE I DONT WANT TO BE AROUND A LOT OF PEOPLE WINTER IS BEAUTIFUL
    janetrose janetrose 46-50, F Apr 2, 2012

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    And I Use My Freedom Well!

    For so long... from the age of 6 until the age of 21, I was not my true self. I was not free to be myself. No, I guess no one held a gun to my head and made me dance to their beat. I think the real truth is, I was AFRAID to stand on my own two feet and be different than anyone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    Freedom Of A Muslim Woman

    It is a truth a muslim woman should appear with her hijab, she loves it,& she is considering it as her protection she is free before a big crowd because she is with her hijab friends of iblees roaming everywhere but she is with her protection I wonder why she should be in the...
    radie radie 16-17 3 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    Just Debs

    The freedom to be me. I am a 44 year old transgendered women who lives in London Since a very early age I knew that there was something different about me. I did not like playing with guns on cars I liked my sister’s Cindy (Barbie) much better….. I did all the usual...
    debbie11T debbie11T 41-45, T 3 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    Free!

    Whenever I think about this topic I come to this song by the English group Cast: Free Me: Give me some time to be me Give me the space that I need Give me a reason to be Give me some time to be I've got to open my eyes to see Give me the air that I breathe Give me the...
    CarolineBelinda CarolineBelinda 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2009

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    This past weekend my husbands family had a big get together for his grandmothers 81st birthday. It was wonderful to see everyone on his dad's side since we barely ever get to...
    SomniumProeliator SomniumProeliator 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    i was wondering about a tv show where everyones mind voices would be revealed to the viewers,,,it would be as realistic as possible,,,i know my mind how it thinks,,,how dirty and...
    Camouflage Camouflage 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    Where I come from, a stranger is always referred to as older brother or sister, younger brother or sister and if much older then Aunty or Uncle and the really old ones Grandpa or...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My name is Aaron, and I have had the mission of searching for people that will be a beneficial force in my life. I do not collect friends as many typically do on social media, and...
    RainMazerra4444 RainMazerra4444 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    I'm not really sure if I have this particular disorder but I sure as hell become not myself anymore when I'm in certain places I don't feel comfortable to be at or I have issues...
    rarestusernameever rarestusernameever 18-21 7 hrs ago

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    "It's better to have loved and lost, then to not love at all." I'd have to disagree. I'd much rather have never fallen in love, then to have fallen in love, and then have that...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Today I want to die. I'm not going to do anything about it, but for some reason over the past few days I feel imprisoned by my life. I'm cripplingly lonely and I can't face...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am a man and I do not have any clothes to go to a wedding. I do , however, have the clothes to go as a woman. I have a few choices, I could go as a bride, bridesmaid, mother of...
    msjane msjane 56-60, M 11 hrs ago

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    Well, recently I had a panic attack because I accidentally posted my face into my social media, and I actually have low confidence about the look of my face, and a lot of people...
    azurevanilla azurevanilla 13-15 11 hrs ago

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    I had surgery once as a child and I didn't like having to have a general anaesthetic. I hated the idea of being helpless and unconscious. About a dozen years ago I had to have a...
    macmann macmann 56-60, M 11 hrs ago

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    My dude is a sociopath & I think I may be one too. I at least have sociopath tendencies. But have questions
    Kbestyet1 Kbestyet1 36-40, F 11 hrs ago

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    Hi I would like to vent a bit.I was going to put my spouse doesn't support me.But because of him being bipolar and stress from work I can understand his bipolar disorder.But I have...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 12 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I feel like I want to have a nice experience with a girl (I've had one before but I mean that ***** was crazy and she ruined my life lol no but seriously 😕) bet then...
    XPrincessXSarcasmX XPrincessXSarcasmX 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    Hi I'm armando and I'm 14 :D im from texas and im gay. (I am white by the way) I am looking for a cute boy 😊 someone who just listens to me, loves me, and honestly...someone to...
    Munch1destroya Munch1destroya 13-15, M 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    today I ventured outside for the first time in almost a full week. I feel terrible about my embarrassing hair issues. I wanted to put on make up before I left out of the house but...
    andry2008 andry2008 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Walking around in nature. I could walk forever. In this national park that I find myself in, like so many hikes I've done before but, this one is different. I'm alone as I walk and...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    freedom for men to dress as they please with dignity, respect and equality
    Richard161 Richard161 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    The room is dark. I'm lying on my back the ground with my feet against the wall, staring at the shadows above. "So you're me then?" From somewhere in the room I hear him laugh. I...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Freedom of speech does not give you the right to discriminate.
    YoungOne1901 YoungOne1901 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    H o l y m o l y I haven't been harassed by the demons in SO LONG. This is really exciting for me. I haven't even felt put connection as strongly. And the more I distance myself...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    And in the morning it wakes me. Violent ideation. Regret. Letting jerks live. Why. Freedom. The free prison. Not the controlled one.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    But not freedom to say whatever the hell you want just because you feel like it, and no one else's feelings matter
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    And detest anyone that tries to take it or my property away from me. I have never lived in a communist country, but I have a very dear friend that has. She and her family escaped...
    AlwaysGood AlwaysGood 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    I believe everyone should have the freedom to be themselves, create their own identity and make their own choices, as long as they're not harming anyone else. I feel like society...
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T 5 days ago

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    Freedom of choice , what a beautiful thing .
    Ezmee Ezmee 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My Mother would put me in nappies for long car journeys, days out etc. long after I was officially potty trained. As I got older (around 10 or 11) she would leave disposable...
    diaperdad111 diaperdad111 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I absolutely love living in the United States of America and I am very thankful to all those who have gone to war and died in battle so that I may have my freedom. Freedom is...
    emily51515 emily51515 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    "Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear". George Orwell
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Jun 20

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    Politics and power struggles have always been around since the emergence of modern history (if you count the last 2000 years or so as modern in terms of mankind’s history.) I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 20

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    My first experience came when I was 20. It was beautiful but when it was over, it left me confused and frightened. I thought about asking for help but I couldn't begin to explain...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 20

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    My husband will be released in September and our plan was to start our new life together, but today his parole officer called me and said she's recommending he be sent to a halfway...
    lobitalince lobitalince 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I do support freedom of speech but with freedom comes responsibilities."There is a difference though between freedom of speech and a free-for-all. Defamatory comments do not...
    IBelongToAlison IBelongToAlison 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    Life is Beautiful!!!Living the dream, yes! We all want freedom and every once in awhile we get a taste. Yummy! can I have more? Can I give more, faith more, pray more, work harder...
    Eaglesquest Eaglesquest 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 18

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    Of course I do. But I see so many people with a weird understanding of what it means. It doesn't mean you can say whatever you want without consequences. It doesn't mean others...
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25 1 Response Jun 16

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    Indian Creek When I was in high school, two friends and I took a month long backpack hike in the High Sierra. Of course we spent months planning our bug adventure and dreaming of...
    davesndt davesndt 56-60, M Jun 16

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