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I Have the Freedom to Be Me

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So life, we haven't gotten along well up until now. I want you to know that I am in control of you now. I make the decisions, I have freedom of choice. You will be what I want...
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F Aug 13

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    . Hello :) First of all , I believe that nobody has the right to comment on whatever I post in a negative way. If you have negative thoughts or concerns please keep it to yourself...
    itsvanii itsvanii 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Education is freedom. To truly be free you need to know how to live your life in a way probably already lived by others. You need to read books and go to classes, lectures, on how...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My people guillotined our oppressors so we could taste the freedom we desire. Oppressive ideas are anathema to us. We build barricades and take to the streets. Today, where are...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    i have some friends nagging about their love relationships and they think after losing that relationship it gaves them freedom, i say no, love is about freedom ,if you feel your...
    vinyards vinyards 22-25, M Aug 7

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    The sun does not shine now it’s cloudy all day… The water ways are stagnant why I can’t say… The stars do not blink in the night’s sky anymore… My heart is aching...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    well, i come here and pass by other cyber spaces and i meet reaaly cool persons whom still not drived by the stupid mass, these people are really free to not just be as ******* as...
    vinyards vinyards 22-25, M Aug 7

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    I believe in freedom of religion and I believe in freed from religion. For those who say this is a Christian nation, I grant that they are right if they speak of culture, but they...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Jul 23

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    Freedom of speech is a good idea as long as it isn't abused. People should be allowed to express their opinions. Two of my posts about my views on Barack Obama were removed from...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    just had a dream last night...involved a dragon. It began with a dragon sitting on its throne in a large castle. However, this dragon wasn't alone, he allowed people to stay at his...
    jenniferholleran jenniferholleran 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I wish that I was free!! But I'm not I'm owned by my parents by my family and their religion. I'm suffocating I'm feeling numb my life has no taste no colors and they make me hate...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F Jul 30

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    Lol this is totally random and childish. I got damn bored at work on a slow day, so I drew this on my iPad. Welcome to my planet Eleftheria. Hope you like it. Btw Eleftheria is the...
    Rivalry0x Rivalry0x 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 2

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    For years I had long, thick, curly red hair. To be sure, I liked having it, but I HATED the time and energy it took daily to keep it looking nice. So, a month ago, I had it 'pixied...
    kcajoh kcajoh 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    If you enjoy your freedom, thank a veteran.
    jopava jopava 51-55, M Aug 6

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    Arm, leg, leg, arm, head - this is God body Knowledge, wisdom, freedom, understanding - we just want our equality Food, clothing, shelter - help a ___ find some peace Happiness for...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Freedom by Kid Mac. Definitely the song of my summer also.
    autumnwinds20 autumnwinds20 22-25, F Aug 8

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    I miss being in a relationship but then again sometimes I love being single and having freedom
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M Aug 8

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    During the sleep, in the dream saw something so NICE, A world full of happiness where no one worries and CRIES Keeping others happy is what all everyone TRIES Everywhere honest...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    During the sleep, in the dream saw something so NICE, A world full of happiness where no one worries and CRIES Keeping others happy is what all everyone TRIES Everywhere honest...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Aug 12

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    given the freedom to do anything imaginable, i chose to violently murder and rape people. then i took a very long shower. i woke up horrified.
    fsck fsck 26-30 2 Responses Aug 14

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    1) peace 2) love 3) freedom 4) family 5) that good ****
    gorgeoushobo gorgeoushobo 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    1. Friends I can trust 2. Ben & Jerry's Ice cream 3. Basketball 4. Music 5. Freedom
    EmmieBear EmmieBear 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    They say having strict parents will discipline your kids for the better. But despite what my parents said I still went on with my life doing horrible and regretful things behind...
    Ennevi Ennevi 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    WOLF The wolf has been much misunderstood and maligned in history and is not the vicious intruder of western fairy tales. The wolf is a shy, yet very sociable creature with...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 25

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    My parents are a pain in the ***. I am so ready for college so I can be on my own and live life. I'm not allowed to date. I can't have a boyfriend, where would I even meet one. I'm...
    Randi97 Randi97 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 25

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    Most people think OCD is just hand washing and having a clean house.This is not true.People say they are a little bit OCD without knowing what they are really saying. I'm going to...
    ocdfighter ocdfighter 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    It's the worst kind of love. The kind that looks straight into your eyes as it stabs you in the back. There's someone I have loved for almost a year now. He doesn't know. I have...
    supersofie supersofie 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    How To Have Weird Dreams.... We spend half of our lives asleep and dreaming. Often we wake up fascinated the next morning by what passed in the night when we weren’t even fully...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    I joined EP upon reading a story about a woman who had a Narcissistic father. Growing up with mum, dad and my younger brother always seemed normal. Mostly, at least. At 6 he...
    amyvsyt amyvsyt 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    ...for both of my legs. Four sets actually; a set of everyday legs I wear to work (the well known, high tech C-legs), a set of old school low tech legs, a set of the carbon fiber...
    petergavin69 petergavin69 41-45, M Aug 4

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    I have been married to my husband for 5 years. When we first got together during our last year of college, we liked to party as any young kids do. We would drink and smoke and...
    youaremystrength youaremystrength 26-30 3 Responses Aug 5

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    Yes to that. This is painful. They yell and yell and yell. My opinion hardly counts. Dad is always right. I'm invalid. Don't and should makes me feeling like a puppet. What my...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Aug 5

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    Normally people always tell us we have a choice. But is that true? I did not choose to exist. I did not make my brain that maneuvers me and allows me to think. I did not make my...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    I am turning 21 in 5 days! I am very excited and kinda depressed at the fact. I am excited as a new adventure and level of adulthood and freedom, but depressed at how fast life...
    contoursvt contoursvt 18-21, M Aug 8

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    Zaki was disappointed. No... That was not quite accurate. Disappointment required some manner of positive expectation, which Zaki was sorely lacking from the start.For all her...
    Visola Visola 22-25, F Aug 9

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    Recently I have become an activist using Social Media to try and help people see the whole truth of the Palestinian Occupation by Israel. In spite of the fact that Israel is waging...
    drivebysurfer drivebysurfer 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    Pain. Hopelessness. Comedy. Pals. Life is balanced. But america teaches rights. And freedoms. Then removes them. Or makes them wayy tooo expensive. So...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 12

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    I have one and love it! We both are and let our gfs that visit enjoy the freedom as well.
    wendy4k9 wendy4k9 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 12

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    My mother is the controlling parent who tries to control everyone and everything. Yesterday I received an unexpected phone call from my mom. It had been almost 2 years since we...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Aug 14

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    I have many but I think the song from Savage Garden called Affirmation is a good place to start. I'll put a start next to what I agree with. I believe the sun should never set...
    THEINSIDER20 THEINSIDER20 31-35, M 3 days ago

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