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I Make No Apologies For Who I Am

The Opinions of Others Don't Define Me. 3,798 People

    It's TRUE I Make No Apologies For Who I Am.

    But lately?? Lately I've been apologizing left & right. Not necessarily for Who I Am, but for not Recognizing that I had the capacity for such behavior Within. For, apparently, I've long been in Such Control of Myself... That I didn't even Know I had the Propensity toward...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2015

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    Too many times in life I was put in a situation

    where I felt the need to apologize for being who I am simply because others couldn't handle it and tried to make me feel bad about myself. Well since I decided to take matters in my own hands back in 2013, I won't be apologizing anymore for being myself. Either deal with it or...
    TarikP TarikP 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2015

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    Or should I .........

    ...............!!!!!!!! Why should I !!!
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 24, 2015

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    It me being myself is not the same

    as you, I don't care. We can still be friends. But if you don't like me........okay. I still don't care. Have a nice day :D.
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 31, 2015

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    I don't apologise for

    who I am, because I believe it's one of the quickest ways to find the right people to fit into your life and to find the ones who really love you.
    InLoveWithDarkness InLoveWithDarkness 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 20, 2015

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    Yes. I am me, I'll do things my way.

    I will not adapt for anyone.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M Oct 31, 2015

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    If You Don't Like Me, That's Your Loss

    I refuse to continue apologizing for who I am.  I have been apologizing and feeling ashamed of the way I look since elementary school.  And now that I'm in my 30's, I don't give a ****.  If you don't like me because I don't look like the "girls" (note...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 26 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    i am who i am. no less,

    no more. take it or leave it.
    Pariah1984 Pariah1984 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2015

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    Everything got better

    when I stopped this....including me!
    khewster khewster 36-40, F Sep 24, 2014

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    Krystal666 Krystal666 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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    I know I'm awkward and

    and a bit ruthless, at least on the surface. But just know that I am good person with decent morals, and love people for who they are. So, no, I do not regret who I am. Besides, just as a flower does not choose it's colour, we are not responsible for what we come to be. I agree...
    EnigmaticExistence21 EnigmaticExistence21 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2015

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    Because no one is perfect.

    And at the end of the day I know my good qualities outweigh my bad ones.
    rememberthegirl rememberthegirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2015

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    tiashepherdx tiashepherdx 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Express what's in your heart always.

    Words left unspoken haunt much more than the temporary fear of looking foolish. The regret of internalized unexpressed emotions will remain with you much longer.
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 11 Responses Jun 23, 2015

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    Im not gonna apologize

    if I actually stood up for myself and said that I don't like being ignored or just left on the side.. Its my life, I stopped taking **** from people and I'm not letting ANYONE treat me like ****.. **** it. Yeah go ahead and call me childish, a**hole, insensitive b*stard or...
    Valencia Valencia 18-21, M Jun 28, 2015

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    I'm Not Afraid

    I was the accidental result of 2 grudge indie Nirvana fans who hated each other as people but loved one another as a spouse (now happily divorced). Niether of them looked what they were like as people but i looked like the combination of the two. I have my mother's nose and eyes...
    ThatOneIndieKid ThatOneIndieKid 13-15 5 Responses Jun 21, 2011

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    I don't cause others to feel I have interfered

    in the life in what I do, & don't like others to do it in my life. If that's you , that's cool, it might be me too, if not I'm not going to diss what it is that you do. But don't diss me on my sexuality, & desires. One day I might go where you were but I wasn't at the scene then...
    harleyrider2009 harleyrider2009 56-60, M Aug 26, 2015

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    Ties That Bind

    Three years ago I was going for Sunday lunch at my parents. It's a regular family affair with my sisters and brothers and their spouses etc all congregating once a month on a Sunday. And it's typically a nice time too!On this particular Sunday I asked if I could bring a friend...
    OhCaroline OhCaroline 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    I always tell it how it is.

    Sure peiple hate me for it, sure some people sugar coat the truth, but I don't like that. I treat everyone how I want to treat them. I am who I am, and I love being me! Even if it causes me to have no friends...yay?
    ThatOneN3rd ThatOneN3rd 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 23, 2015

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    I am what i am. If you dont like

    who I am, go find someone else to talk to. I have been as I am for a long time. I have had relationships where women have told me i need to change for them. I am done changing for others. I like me just as I am
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 1, 2015

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    I Used To...

     But Not Anymore! I Used To Be So Apologetic Whenever I Was Been Myself Because People Around Me Would Criticize Me All The Time. I'm Not Saying They Have Stopped But They'll Get Tired And Stop And Realize That This Is Me "Love It Or Leave It" And I Love Who I Am...
    andreinac13 andreinac13 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2009

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    I Yam What I Yam & Thats All That I Yam

    I speak my mind. I have a girlfriend that I spend 2 days with @ a time. I spend 2 days @ a time with my ex-wife and son. If ya don't like THAT stop reading NOW... If you don't like it and you are still reading....**** off. *SMILES*WAVES*. NOW I have no religious...
    TEMPOLTON TEMPOLTON 41-45, M 5 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    Totally true. My beliefs are considered crazy &

    radical. I'm too honest for most. My style of dress is too formal for many. But other than trying to feel people out to see what they're open to hearing, I usually stick my foot in my mouth the first time we meet. :(
    Shellybelle Shellybelle 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    I am me. I live my life.

    I don't need approval. I have a boyfriend whom none of my friends like. And Idgaf.. It's my life my decisions and I'll never ever make the mistake of discussing it with any of my "friends" again.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 14, 2015

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    Apology

    I use too apologies a whole lot to my husband, No more. I'm 43 and I believe that if is my fault, I will admit and apologies. Is compalicated. When there is no love for the other person. He told me ones to stop apologiesing that he didn't care. I humiliate myself and I said I...
    wonderMe07 wonderMe07 46-50, F Jan 30, 2013

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    Only a select few would I ever apologize too

    because their is a reason to it.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Oct 15, 2014

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    Things I Won'T Apologize For

    - I am an introvert. I like my alone time and I like to stay inside more than I like to go out. I don't like it when people just drop in, unannounced. I value my privacy and have no problem spending days by myself. When I'm ready to be around humans again, I will go out. Until...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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    I never apologize about

    who I am and what I do because at the end of the day u shouldn't gives a **** about what people think of u it only matters of what u think of u
    Vswagger Vswagger 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 23, 2015

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    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M Jun 24, 2015

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    I have come a long way from the way I used to

    behave. yeah, part of it is growing up but mostly it's that I'm tired. Tired of trying to stay ahead of the game and keeping up with exactly what game is being played. I'm weary from the lies and skeletons I keep in my closet (s). I'm still not perfect but no one is, so at least...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F Nov 15, 2014

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    No Siree

    I stand to what I believe. I might do somethings out of impulse, grab things without even recognizing the consequences. Make mistakes along the way. And with lots of mistakes, I have learnt to live with them all. And to my own expense, I believe I have done good things from out...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 3, 2015

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    Sometimes....

    Life kicks you around sometimes.It scares you and it beats you up.But then you realize you're not just a survivor...Your a fighter.You're tougher than anything life throws your way.So stop asking what the meaning of life is....and start defining your own life!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 17, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 25, 2015

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    If you dont like who I am then dont come along

    later looking at my success and figuring that im finally worth your time because I will have forgiven your cruelty but ill never accept you without proof of change
    VivFx69 VivFx69 13-15, F Oct 30, 2015

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    I am who I am you either take me

    as I am or simply get walking cos tbh I dont have time for people who are negative and judgemental you can save that for someone who actually gives a **** cos I dont. This is my life to life not yours
    Haze94 Haze94 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2015

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    I've never lost a fight I've been in 87 fights

    and still nobody can stand a chance against me
    BalthazarIam BalthazarIam 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 14, 2015

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    Don't Let the Door Hit You On the Way Out...

    I live my life by several cardinal rules. One of them is this: Don't change who you are to appease those around you. In other words, you can't always make everybody happy. Its just not possible.  Not only that, but you'll end up making yourself unhappy because a) You're not...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 19, 2008

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    https://www.gofundme.

    com/dq5taq4g Please support me and my dreams:)
    Coco98 Coco98 18-21, F Oct 7, 2015

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    Lately there has been something

    that makes me so depressed and angry I try my hardest to avoid it. But, unfortunately, that's not how life works. Some things are easy to escape, but others are unavoidable. I am at the point where doing homework makes me so upset with life, that I just found myself beginning to...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 6 Responses Feb 4, 2015

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    I definitely don't make any apologies

    for anything. The main thing is, I stay focused and very narrow in my views. This way, I can deny anything that comes along.
    itismichael itismichael 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Being gay is not a sin.

    If you think God made me who I am then God made me gay and that's who I am and I am not changing that because of what a 2000 year old book says. The bible does not dictate our rules for modern society
    kev2424 kev2424 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 25, 2015

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    Coco98 Coco98 18-21, F Apr 6, 2014

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