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I Have the Freedom to Be Me

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm never truly free cos I have a few issues

    I've never been able to escape, but I have to be free to be me. I'm the only one who can be me and there is no one else like me. I have my own personality, talents, abilities, goals, and aspirations.
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Sep 6, 2014

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    My twenties have flown by. It would have been nice to have gained some meaningful connections in academia, but academia isn't always a racially diverse place. I know that I'm only...
    WindyCity30 WindyCity30 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    "I think freedom of speech ends when you use your 'right' to intentionally offend others. Critique and insult are two different things. Under freedom of speech, you should be able...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M Jan 17

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    Je suis CharlieFreedom of SpeechRespectFreedom of expressionPeace
    charlie1960 charlie1960 51-55, M 5 Responses Jan 10

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    I think people now are talking about freedom but nobody or only a small part of them know what freedom means, they allow some bloody bastards control their life with big loans...
    leuconoe leuconoe 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I found freedom the day when I sopped living to please society . Not that it means I will do the bad things or offending things to others , just it does not bother me when society...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Jan 4

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    The key to a good life From a conversation with a good friend a few years ago. I am starting to wonder how free we really are as individuals? The media offers us lots of so...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    It is so sad and bothersome, that there are so many conflicting views about Islam and so much confusion. My observation is that there is no freedom in any country under the reign...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    12 people died today in the name of this freedom.
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 7

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    There is freedom waiting for you In the breezes of the sky And you ask "What if i Fall" Ow but my dear What If You Fly !? E.h
    FreedomVirus FreedomVirus 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    In the light of today's events in Paris. Let's fight for our freedom. http://youtu.be/ELKbtFljucQ
    PeterDr PeterDr 31-35 1 Response Jan 9

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    What happen to the freedom of Speech on E.P? Somehow we can't expressing our ideas freely because we might get suspended or getting attacking for being offence to others. So that...
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    I'm breaking free! As each day passes I'm one day closer to freedom!
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Freedom? Are you sure? I posted something and a EP Supporter asked me to delete my post because it could be seen as "violent".... :(
    MysticIllusions MysticIllusions 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Freedom is not free. It is taken away from us, protected from us, and fought for us. We’re young, crazy young, and yet we already learned lessons deeply embedded. He felt the...
    FrenchKissed FrenchKissed 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I respect the sanctity of marriage. honor the vows and the ever after.It never occurred to me that my marriage will go to the drain. We had great sex. I thought it was the core of...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Love is... being happy for the other person when they are happy being sad for the person when they are sad being together in good times and being together in bad times Love Is The...
    rogi4u rogi4u 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Clarity of mind. Thoughts of liberation. A change within. A mended heart and a beat of passion which will never die. A determination of mind, body, and soul. An overwhelming...
    SecretEscape SecretEscape 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    The buckles on the straight jacket have been loosened. I can finally take a deep breath. This will not be a short ride on a roller coaster.
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Ep Allie deleted all my stories , even just everyday comments on how I find my wife of 25 years still sexy. If she doesn't like it she doesn't have to read it! Censorship is wrong...
    ogierthedane ogierthedane 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    We all enjoy the freedom of being ourselves in our own home. Both friends and family know what to expect at our house
    allfourher allfourher 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose. The US being a free country is a joke, their ultimate goal is to just oppress women and make abortion illegal. But it doesn't...
    burnout96 burnout96 16-17, F 33 Responses Jan 8

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    This is not a catchphrase! Not some gobbledygook media idea! Millions have fought and died as they continue to!! (Paris.This week end!) for exactly this!!!!! Vive la France. Je...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 11

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    Holy smokes, how those in my early hears chipped away at me! My only freedom from worry and care came in my late teens and early 20s... But at a cost. I survived by not caring...
    OldNRusty OldNRusty 41-45, M Jan 12

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    Some people get wasted on their 21st birthday, I got this tattoo instead. This is my second tattoo, got it around last April/May. I use it as a symbol of my freedom. I've always...
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I've always wanted one. But now I'm not sure. Maybe I'm not ready. I should probably figure out myself and what I want first before getting involved with anyone else. It took going...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    skinny dipping ... true freedom
    alohakane alohakane 70+, M Jan 16

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    What is the difference between criticism of a religious beliefs and criticism of someone's political ideas? The Pope recently said that religious believes should not be criticized...
    Radmossman Radmossman 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    We are teenagers. We make mistakes. We are learning. Don't give us too much freedom. Then again we don't want to be scolded and yelled at. We just want a role model. One that can...
    nonymousee nonymousee 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Half of the times,things are better left inside. words may failed us. so i let them wander in my head. protecting my heart, I'm terrified they would mark their path with their...
    9kty1 9kty1 70+, M 3 days ago

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    Criminological Theories (2) The Classical School of Criminology This is Original Content I am preparing myself for writing academic articles geared toward first year criminology...
    ryleechristine ryleechristine 22-25, F Dec 28, 2014

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    That scripture makes so much sense. The theme was forgiveness and confession/repentance. I admitted a part of me was jealous and he admitted that he crossed the line. He said he...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Runner/Chaser. Vent. I've been listening to say something- A Great Big World ft Christina Aguilera lately. I tend to get into mainstream stuff a bit late but this came on the...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F Jan 6

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    I noticed that when one heals, so does the other. Or at least that's how it seems in my case. A lot of my twin posts are long, so I'll try to keep this one simple. He and I are...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    this thought often creeps up on me; quietly and uninvited throughout the day. i have no recollection of a period of time where i have felt truly happy, uninhibited, free...not even...
    mariegander mariegander 22-25, F Jan 6

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    Been working 8 hours so far and I still don't feel like I've woken up. Maybe I should have a nap when I get home? Or just go to bed and then wake up during the middle of the night...
    Norsenadian Norsenadian 31-35, M Jan 6

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    Two years ago was when I realized I was brave through a dramatic experience I just want to forget. Now I prove it by coming out in not a totally homophobic town but still actually...
    StrandedandAlonr StrandedandAlonr 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    I love to travel. I lke to see how other people live, and enjoy their food, art, culture and experiences. I have been throughout the Caribbean, scuba diving in many places...
    dabc1111 dabc1111 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    Wandering alone in the dark and cold night in a disturbed world of false illusions Seeking at all costs the purpose of this life without a future, suggesting no possible issues...
    ocecas ocecas 41-45, F Jan 16

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