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I Need to Be Honest to Myself

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    Honesty Is Freedom

    i know from personal experience when im completly honest with myself then iam completly free to be myself. for me secrets used to keep me sick and i had an overly absurd fear of judgement by others. when i exposed all those secrets and got honest with who i was and what iv done...
    s2pbamby s2pbamby 31-35, T Jan 25, 2012

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    Honesty Is Precious

    I try to be honest with everyone, even myself.  I can try to fool myself but I know if I'm lying.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 2 Responses May 17, 2008

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    My Double Life

    I am selfish I am Lazy I am Impatient I am a Coward I am stuck in this way of life centered around a search for instant gratification and convenience. I live for following and pleasing other people. I surround myself with people that will tell me what i want them to...
    OutOfControl57 OutOfControl57 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2008

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    Honest To Myself

    Being honest to myself is something I always do.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses May 31, 2011

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    If I Can't Be

    If I can't be honest with myself, I cannot expect other people to be honest with me either. I hope that I can learn to be honest with myself all the time.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Feb 10, 2009

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    Do you people appreciate honesty ? There is something that confuses me... Honesty seems to be one of the most appreciated things. People ALWAYS ask honesty from each other. But...
    Gelezinis Gelezinis 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    So I went on a date today, and I honestly had a great time, we went swimming and went into the hot tub and it was all really cool. I enjoyed having fun, but there's this thing...
    nailwire nailwire 16-17, F 9 Responses Aug 10

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    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    okay so this may not make sense at first but it will. just keep reading. okay so honestly i cant look at myself anymore. i cry.. i cant be around a bunch of people and actually be...
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    If you're down, broken or alone, i implore you....read. Though my words alone may not break through, i write in the hopes that my words may trigger a chain of happiness, whether...
    Chrispy793 Chrispy793 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    Did you ever meet someone and feel a strong connection to them without even really knowing them? Like they just "get" you and you feel like you know them and feel empathy towards...
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    i appreciate my own company. i always have but ive been lonely too. now im making a bit of effort because ive left myself alone or in someone elses hands for too long. its weird...
    luckylassie luckylassie 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I really am honest and friendly. Anyone who knows me gets to see how friendly I am right away. But honesty is not as easy a thing to be as people would like. Honesty is not just...
    Dancewithme2 Dancewithme2 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    Victoe123 Victoe123 13-15, M Aug 11

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    Why do people tell me to cheer up? Like I can just blink my eyes and pray to cure my depression. I can't that just wish away being raped, can I? I tried, I honestly did. Look where...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    different... i been really different lately.. like i have nooo clue why. i just been feeling really depressed like even more than usual. i dont even feel like myself anymore.. i...
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F Aug 2

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    fighting my own battle do you know what its like to feel like your mind is fighting itself? its like having two people inside of you.. actually, its like a war. think of when the...
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I honestly don't know if I can live this way anymore I fight it off but it's just getting harder and harder to do so I can't look into a mirror without seeing myself as a lost...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I need some serious advice...long story short, I was in a terrible relationship for 10 years and had 2 children with this man. I finally got the nerve to break it off. Within a few...
    brokenhearted7108 brokenhearted7108 31-35, F 8 Responses Aug 17

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    I will admit that I am a "patsy". A "patsy", a "sap" and a "sucker". I have in the past been known to say "if I have it and you need it, I'll give it to you because that's just the...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I don't need advice. Guidance? Yes. But not advice. Most people might say those two are the same thing but it's not to me. I'm young, obviously. But I'm actually really messed up...
    JurkoKD JurkoKD 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Okay, where to start.. I am sad, lonely and very scared. I feel that there is really no hope for me, that my life is over, that this is all pointless, that I am fighting some...
    Kathinka Kathinka 31-35 1 Response Aug 14

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    I am a honest person myself,and its always nice when people are honest in general. I dont hide i straight up tell you how i feel or whats going on. Im....just me #honestyisawesome
    earththinker earththinker 18-21, F Aug 24

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    Short summary of a much larger situation. Married 15 years, kids, wonderful times together as family. Now work creeping into the evenings for both of us. Meanwhile kids start...
    jeepin54321 jeepin54321 36-40, M 8 Responses a week ago

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    I wish that .. Men would just be honest if they appreciate a woman who can be strong .. And not be like most .. There's nothing wrong with a Strong Country Girl Raised up to make a...
    brownsugar3280 brownsugar3280 46-50, F 5 hrs ago

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    I need your help strangers!! please be honest with me :/ im sick of liars... me and my dad at the moment are not on good terms. he's a good man but he has a temper and things get...
    kellys7 kellys7 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    So many on here do not. There is nothing to be proud about being the other woman or bit on the side. Both need to respect themselves more and he needs to respect his wife or...
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F Aug 5

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    I honestly hate myself with a passion, I have no self confidence, self esteem and just generally do not like who I am, well I hate who I am. I am very emotional all the time with...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    This isn't a love thing. I have a crush on her but I'm forcing myself to say no to trying to get with her, for reasons I don't want to say here. This isn't the first time it...
    spencerz8 spencerz8 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I just need to rant a bit... I am not naming names but the person will figure out who it is... I love you hun.... i just can't do this to myself again. You know how i feel, and...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F Aug 19

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    Most days, some sick, twisted part of me compels me to come downstairs during break to hang out with people that I liked at some point in time. Those days are the ones that make me...
    raindrop19 raindrop19 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Today I've realize that i am more than meets the eye. I learned I value to a lot of people. I thought and felt like I had no one. No friends that cared even family. I've talked to...
    pierre1926 pierre1926 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Honesty is one of those things that you need to know the difference between being honest and being hurtful. I love when someone has the strength to be honest. But if you are...
    c0nfus3d22 c0nfus3d22 18-21, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I had enough of people pretending to be something that they're not or pretending to be your friend but they're just using you... I dislike bad people who mess with your head or...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I try to be as honest as I can in relationships. This is me, wherever I am. My picture is up in any social media site. Unfortunately someone betrayed my trust by putting up on a...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F Aug 9

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    I try to be, I want to be, but sometimes it's best to keep quiet and hide who I really am inside. When I try to open up just a little I usually find that I get a bad reaction...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I've been lied to so many times I can't trust anyone but myself I feel it's a wise thing to do but it's always good to let someone know how you feel. That's why I cherish honest...
    Swagmuch123 Swagmuch123 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I am honest with myself first and foremost! It has taken me many years to start having a TRUE idea of who I am. Sometimes it's not easy to step back and admit that it was a mistake...
    Panth69 Panth69 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    Sometimes, when I see a friend, or anyone in need of help, and I always try the nice way of saying things first. But when they don't get it, I feel like I need to be brutally...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    One aspect of pursuing the Buddhist ethic is right understanding. That is not just of things encountered but things met inside yourself. It isn't easy to be honest with ourselves...
    Gaspard91 Gaspard91 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I know I'm in my prime, but honestly… drugs/alcohol are soooo overrated. We all know they taste bad. We only use them to numb the pains of everyday life. I only socially drink...
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 11

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    I understand why people want to keep some thoughts secret and that's okay. *So many people's thought bubble about me won't be "OMG! What's wrong with him!" I can see that on faces...
    Andwen Andwen 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I grew up with horrible sisters, and parents that were a little harsh on me. Somewhere along the line, I had made a few friends in school. From the moment that we were all old...
    ShizukaRose ShizukaRose 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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