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I 'm Proud Of My Tough Soles

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    A Real Test For My Bare Soles

    This was the ultimate test for my bare I had gone to a real old-time junk yard. The girl at the office was making comments about how cold I must be as I was standing at the counter talking to her bare chested and on crutches. She though I might have trouble getting across the...
    barefootshirtless barefootshirtless 41-45, M Feb 8, 2013

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    Tough Soles - The Trademark Of A Full-time Barefooter

      For the past 12 years, I've managed to live my life barefoot on a 24/7/365 basis, and I don't think I'll EVER imprison my feet again! It's amazing how our soles adapt to all kind of things - hot tarmac, sharp gravel, rocks and roots, pinecones, twigs... even frost and...
    BarefootJens BarefootJens 36-40, M 7 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    Do any other dedicated barefooters get requests

    to examine their soles? That's happened to me several times. A shopowner actually asked me to put my foot up on the counter for a look! People expect a network of scars and calluses and are surprised to find them smooth (however dirty). The cognoscienti among you know that...
    gymnopod gymnopod 36-40, M Aug 23

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    I broke my leg two weeks ago

    and I've discovered that I'm more comfortable using crutches when my other foot is bare so I've been hopping around barefoot ever since. I went back to the farm I work on today, barefoot on my crutches. I am going to start work again next week and I'm still going to be on the...
    BarefootCrutchesGirl BarefootCrutchesGirl 22-25, F Apr 30

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    Proud Of Your Tough Soles

    thank you for your story-I haven;t even read it yet, just seeing the title made me realize I am not the only one with rough feet. Everyone else seems to seek others with soft skin, soles, etc. and I really could not ever get to that point of having smooth soft soles.. So thank...
    AIDAN3 AIDAN3 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    I ushered in the month of June walking all day

    in the sun--left shoes and shirt at home. The hot blacktop was delicious. Heard and overheard several editorials from passing cyclists: "That guy is such a wierd character...always barefoot...." "That guy must have the world's toughest feet..." "I've been seeing you on the...
    gymnopod gymnopod 36-40, M Jun 2

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    Yes I am a very proud Mother. 2 beautiful grown up children (24 and 20) The most beautiful people in the world to me. They are sensitive, hard working, smart and caring. I am...
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    I don't understand what is to be proud about it. Succumbing to a very unhealthy thing that's kills many people is something to be proud about?
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    Honestly all of my friends talk about loosing their virginty to people who could care less about them. I am proud for not putting myself through that hurt. What's wrong with...
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    My parents are very lovely. I always try my best to feels them proud. Every parents wants that his or her child can do the best . My parents always worried about me. If I am in any...
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    I think that if you abandone a friend when he/she are having a tough time.,.. then you aren´t a real friend...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 13-15, F Sep 15

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    I'm Generous, but You Aren't . . I won't abandon a friend when times get tough, but they will do the opposite when it comes to you . . Yeah, **** you. ;x
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F Sep 19

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    I figure I must be tougher than I look, people are always underestimating me, offering help when I don't need it, asking if I'm ok when all I did was bump my arm. It's like I need...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I may look like a quiet teenage girl but I'm alot tougher than you think.
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    I literally feel dead inside. All my emotion, feeling and well.. Me.. Is gone. Life isn't fair sometimes.. Well all the time. I would post my problems but I seriously don't...
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    I am proud of my mixed culture and ethnicities. I am Puerto Rican, with some Columbian heritage. My daughter's father is Mexican. I love Latin heritage, the food, the music, the...
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    my baby graduates tomorrow, I'm so proud of him<3 I can't wait to hear his voice tomorrow.
    aacbluey aacbluey 18-21, F Sep 4

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    Yeah, your lung is proud too
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Sep 5

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    I hate women and men who does that. Nothing to be proud of, eat your veggies and go sit in a corner.
    ColourfulDreams ColourfulDreams 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Who hasn't? Sometime's life's best lessons come from the worst mistakes. But if you can outweigh the things you're proud of over the things you're not, you are doing just fine.
    neveragoodusername neveragoodusername 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    well, my dad finally came face to face with the truth he had been fooled by this whole time. he realized he'd been reading all the drug tests wrong, and that I have in fact not...
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    did u see asian guys that when u ask them where r u from they say us or uk ?!!! they usually tell the truth when u tell them i'm asian!why do u lie?what is wrong with being asian...
    1golenaz 1golenaz 18-21, F 30 Responses Sep 11

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    Hey everyone how are you? I am Canadian and proud of it, I am part native and I am from Ontario Canada but currently living in Saskatchewan while attending bible college
    HorseLover97 HorseLover97 16-17, F Sep 14

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    i wont let u make fun of me. to that oldman who called us poor 3rd world and poor asian. im proud of my life.beacz atleast i dont annoy people like u stupid man
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    It really isn't about pride. I would be proud of my heritage no matter what it was. It's that I find it an interesting combination. My father's parents came here from England...
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    I believe everyone has. Nobody is perfect. You learn from your past mistakes though and you keep moving on. You may even do more things you aren't proud of but it is a part of life...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 16

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    Just not proud of all the dumb ***** who are prohibitionists as well as people who have NO RESPECT for adults when it comes to another adults PERSONAL freedom to choose.
    Fitguy1984 Fitguy1984 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 18

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    The beautiful country, beautiful people, developing cities, so much happening... I am proud to be an Indian.
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    I want a gf that is like this cos am one and is so proud to be a geek tho am in the gaming geek way
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    Only if you knew some of the things I've done. Surely they never hurt anyone, but it doesn't mean they are something to be proud of. We all have skeletons in our closets that, if...
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    At the moment I'm going through a lot of stress. Works been hard but fun at times. Schools been hard too. I still see all my friends but maybe there's something missing.
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