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I Have the Freedom to Be Me

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                               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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm in my mid-30s. I know that isn't old in the grand scheme of things, but I'm getting somewhat nervous that I haven't had any children yet. I'm not married, but dating. The...
    Sdg9791 Sdg9791 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    "If I love someone I am grateful and her freedom remains intact. It is not given by me. It is her birthright, and my love cannot take it away. How can love take somebody's freedom...
    iJeetu iJeetu 26-30, M Jul 2

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    What does freedom mean in America? First off, there are too many people living hear for me to pretend like there is a simple answer. But here I am 35 years old, and I've seen...
    RichardUSArmy79 RichardUSArmy79 31-35, M Jul 20

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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 6 days ago

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    For the last several weeks I haven't been able to set my mind straight. My mind and my desires keep shifting to the desire to be alone. Not just for a few hours or days, but for...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Jul 14

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    "There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally." Don Miguel Ruiz
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I'm a wolf that craves freedom!! I've always wanted it-needed it! I just want to run away, let nature consume me, and let my spirit roam free. I just want to allow my wild soul to...
    Vexthewolf Vexthewolf 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I'm craving for my lost freedom. I'm going to recover it and when I do no one will take it from me again!
    Eyesonthesky Eyesonthesky 22-25, M Jul 13

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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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    What if everywhere was like... Canada. What if hurler finished the job. Can you imagine how many things would not have happened??? 9/11. Afghanistan, operation enduring Freedom...
    JaysGrief JaysGrief 16-17, M Jul 21

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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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    As far back as I remember I always recall wanting to get away from the house as far as I could go. My favorite toy was one that involved transportation. Either a Big Wheel, a...
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M Jul 6

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    OK so its my turn, gotta say, this one is even more accurate than the last test I saw, it describes me perfectly..... except for the dancing part, I cant dance to save my life...
    GoodMan1988 GoodMan1988 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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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 6 days ago

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    Or an addiction to freedom of speech. Lmao.
    AlmostDiscarded AlmostDiscarded 46-50, M Jul 13

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    I have just shared one of Eminem's joke on rape and had my post reported and brought down. What do you think of his rape jokes and rape jokes in general? Why are people alright...
    cihrroonniicc cihrroonniicc 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I have just shared one of Eminem's joke on rape and had my post reported and brought down. What do you think of his rape jokes and rape jokes in general? Why are people alright...
    cihrroonniicc cihrroonniicc 18-21, M Jul 14

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    I wish I weren't so anxious and so un-accepting of myself. I wish I could tell my family the truth of my life without fear that they will judge me and cut me off. You love who you...
    lovelaughlearn lovelaughlearn 36-40, F Jul 16

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    Here's what's been magical to me. Seeing the northern lights, watching waves crash at night and explode with firefly green phosphorescence, orangish red full moons rising above...
    norlights3 norlights3 36-40, F Jul 21

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    2Cellos, Abbott & Costello, Amanda Shires, Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger, Bobby Bare, Carole King, Chuck Berry, Dave Dudley, Doo Wop, Dusty Springfield, Early & Dixie Jazz, Hank Biggs...
    2ndHandLion 2ndHandLion 41-45, T 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    My first love was a wild endeavor, the kind that you read about in books or online in a crazy fiction story that you picture as your own. I was (still am) a frumpy, freckled, young...
    oliviabeileves16 oliviabeileves16 13-15, F Jul 3

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    I went into work early this morning because I never went to sleep last night. I was sick of laying there....and being busy is what I do best these days. Now I'm exhausted and...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    When I say annoying, I mean that she says and does things that makes me think "wtf? you really think thats funny?" or or "why would you even say/do that?" Shes a good sister, she...
    JosephMichaelSmith JosephMichaelSmith 18-21, M Jul 10

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    I grew up in a family with two younger sisters and one younger brother. We had a happy childhood with loving parents who are both gone now (God rest their souls). We grew up in...
    mike52ad mike52ad 56-60, M Jul 10

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    Same Time Last Year A turning point of choices, a crossroad of decisions. That's how I would describe how it was a year ago. I had to make certain decisions, that not only will...
    CandyxCane CandyxCane 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Growing up I felt like a prisoner in my own home. The only time I really ever left the house was to go to school or to go shopping with my parents. Whenever I tried to do something...
    dokkyo dokkyo 22-25 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I am a 50 year old woman, and I've just about destroyed any hope for happiness or success in my life. For years I took care of my elderly parents. Everyone else's needs came...
    LonelyGirlOhio LonelyGirlOhio 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Hello you can call me G (parents don't want me sharing my name so I'll use my first initial) and I'm fairly new here. What I mean by having a dark side is that I'm normally very...
    GSquared2 GSquared2 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I wouldn't really call it a crush just really like them it's probably just the way they make me feel when talking to them....but I don't think I could tell them how I feel just yet...
    SimplyAmazingx SimplyAmazingx 16-17, F Jul 17

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    My parents aren't controlling so much. They don't watch every step I do but still they take care that I do my homework. When I got out I have to explain with who and where and when...
    Jennyred Jennyred 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 21

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    I don't understand the darkness of human nature. Why is it that when your chips are down, the human tendency is to gang up on that person and to put them down even more, instead...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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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...
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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...
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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 6 Responses a week ago

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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...
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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So an update is in order, since I have been so lax in my attendance on EP. I am home AGAIN from yet another week away with the kids. Relaxation and rest certainly does wonders...
    knittingbadsweaters knittingbadsweaters 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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...
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