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I Refuse to Be What Everyone Wants Me to Be

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    Well...

    It's true that I'm a little rebellious by nature. Okay... I'm A LOT rebellious, to be honest. I don't like being told I can't do something, without a valid reason or argument, only a "because I say so" answer. That's not good enough. But in spite of that trait of mine, I really...
    Stardusty Stardusty 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2012

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    I Felt Very Sad ...

    , this me, i was very sad 4 days beck, i knowing some man is going for a years , but in the last week , he just easy to say , we stop our relationship, it becouse long distance, i realy very sad , for 1 day i just cant do anything , how this happen again, every my b day come, i...
    idahoo idahoo 26-30, F Sep 25, 2012

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     Yes, Because You Shoulde...

     Yes, Because you shouldent be anything your not. So I think that being yourself you can get closer to people. So be yourself! And you'll have tons of friends.
    Amee Amee 16-18, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2007

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    It's My Life.

    My parents are supposed to be Christians, but they both do things non-religious people do that is considered "bad." Whatever. They do not encourage my choice to attend college. They never did support me in my dream to become a director, or storyboard artist. The never talked to...
    duClo duClo 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 15, 2012

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    No Thank You

    There is no way I will be what someone else wants me to me. I refuse! I live for myself, for no one else. Like Kurt Cobain said, "wanting to be somebody else is a waste of the person you are". I think the same is true for conforming to what everyone else wants you to be. Screw...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Jun 14, 2012

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    Marriage And Chronic Illness......................

    Chronic is a word that I have grown to hate over the years but have to accept as a part of my daily life I"m not the only person who has had to accept and deal with the effects of chronic illness. My whole family is impacted by the daily ramifacations of living with someone who...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    The Many Adventures of Caska

    There are few things about my life that i can share, without sounding like i am either bragging or bitching.   Because i revel in my past. Sometimes, i admit it is unhealthy.  I cannot help myself though.  It’s my story and i am living it...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7, 2008

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    New Height Of Social Awkwardness For Me

    I have been always shy with girls and every time I have a good rapport of conversation with them I pull out of it. Since the past few days I have been finding it difficult to overcome my fears of social judgement and my intuition has been landing hard on me to pull myself out of...
    CharmingIntruder CharmingIntruder 18-21, M Feb 22, 2013

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    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    College

    you're always told that you can be whatever u want. The possibilities are literally endless. Sometimes I wonder if all this choice is such a good thing. Anyway, growing up I always heard this mantra, but its not quite as accurate as it seems. Granted I "could" be whatever I want...
    iambatman33 iambatman33 16-17, M Aug 22, 2012

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    It's A Long Story

    Senior year, all is well. Besides the fact that I feel that my whole life is to be decided within the next few months. Why is there such a ginormous weight on my shoulders? I feel as though thinking about my future has consumed my every moment of being- awake or asleep, and this...
    anonomous200 anonomous200 18-21 Nov 4, 2013

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    For One Thing, It Is Impossible

    Not everyone wants me to be the same thing. I can't be everything to everyone. I can only be who I am.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2012

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    I Am What I Am

    In many areas im set in my ways.My values morals and beliefs wont change just to please others !
    Knight3333 Knight3333 51-55, M 5 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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    Screw society i do what i want!

    !! I am my own god ave Satanas!!!! :D
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 9

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    That's One of Those Yes/no...

    That's one of those yes/no answers.  I'm not a conformist, however, I know that there are rules and regulations that you pretty much have to follow... that's just a given.
    jr362 jr362 41-45, F Jun 1, 2007

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    I can not stand to be told what to do, so if you tell me to do something, I will deliberately do the opposite....I am me after all, not you!
    chickiebeeh chickiebeeh 31-35, F Jan 18, 2007

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    Them

    I hear them, their whispers ring loudly through my head.Sometimes I feel as though pieces of broken glass are piercing my skin.I hear their laughter and I want to scream at the top of my lungs but I don't have the energy or the strength.Their eyes burn through me, damning me to a...
    texastomboy texastomboy 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 4, 2012

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    For Most of My Life I've A...

    For most of my life i've always had every single person telling me what's best for me. I got married, had kids and some people still tried. but i've ended up being the person I want to be. I know everyone just wants the best, but I dont know what it is about me that screams "...
    ArmyWifey07 ArmyWifey07 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2007

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    Have To Be Me

    I have to be myself. I can't be what others want me to be. I am an individual so if someone can't accept me then so be it! I am not about to lose myself in this world!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 19, 2012

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    Brain Washed By The Media

    I went to a water park with these 2 girls. They were like 3 yrs younger than me. We were waiting for this ride for a long time so we started chatting. They were talking bout singers & how popular they were & who was their crush & I was fine with that. 1 of the girls asked me who...
    ilovenellyxoxo ilovenellyxoxo 13-15 Sep 4, 2012

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    And It Was So Worth It.

    Yes, it made school a living hell.  It didn't make living at home much better.  However, my argument has always been "It's my life...let me learn from my own mistakes.  I can't do that if you never allow me the freedom to."  And I have made a great...
    TwilightDreamer TwilightDreamer 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2008

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    Stupid Is As Stupid Does

    And faerie can both swim and climb a tree. But not at the same time. x p
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2012

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    Expectations And The Decisions That Come With Them

    Everyone single one of my relatives, friends, heck, even the barber says i look like my father. That's great, seeing as my father is quite successful in life albeit totally messed up in his traditional views of the world and the way things work. Truth is, i DON'T want to be like...
    Forsaken101 Forsaken101 13-15, M Jan 23, 2013

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    I don't want to be what ev...

    I don't want to be what everyone wants me to be I want to be me!
    dreamergirl dreamergirl 21-25, F Jan 18, 2007

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    Watch Out! We Got A Badass Over Here!

    So a SHITHEAD tends to block me, just because he couldn't handle the damn argument. LOL How pathetic! As if blocking me, then threatening to come over and "rape" me is gonna teach me a damn lesson to nod my head and agree with all the bullshit he said next time? And in the end he...
    Masquerade91 Masquerade91 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    I Think This Is a Stupid Quest...

    i think this is a stupid question, nobody wants me to be anything, but happy and whatever i want to be, we dont live in an age where people want you to be something anymore
    pixiedust pixiedust 21-25, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2007

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    I'm Me And Thats All There Is To It:)

    Why live up to your epectations when i dont have to? im me and thats the end of story.I might not be the smartest kid in schoo, or the brightest crayon in the box but im unique in my own way.I have dreams and expectations that im gonna live by wiether you lie it or not, like i...
    Meggiebear77 Meggiebear77 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    It's So Much Easier

    I use to worry about what everybody thought about me, and trying to keep everybody pleased with who I was, but it was just too hard. Being from a very conservative catholic family, it came to a head when I decided that I was bisexual. For a long time I tried to hide it from them...
    Anastasia1987 Anastasia1987 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    Your Problem.

    I will be me. If I do or say anything, I decided to. I won't be what you want me to be. I will be what I want me to be. I am me, so I can't be anyone else. If I ever change, I changed myself, I refuse to let people change me. If you have a problem with that, that's just it, it's...
    DGSteele DGSteele 22-25, M Jun 8, 2012

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    I Am Who I Am

    I am who I am. Accept it or don't. But, if you don't, just move on. I cannot be anyone other than just me, and I would not expect you to try and become me, so don't expect me to become you. Please give me the same respect.
    snowlady snowlady 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    Running In Circles

    I've been looking for a way out I'm just running around with my head down and my pride in the ground They tell me I'm just burden bound But I should be walking around on the higher ground, with my head in the clouds While they keep running in circles
    lildragon3333 lildragon3333 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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    Everyone Wants Me to Be a Stay...

    Everyone wants me to be a stay at home mom living off of well fare and struggling to survive. I refuse to do that. I will teach my children to work for what they have and to stand up for what they think is right.
    silvertears silvertears 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2007

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    Not Dropping The Monsters

    People online keep telling me to drop the werecreatures and the monsters but to that I say truck them. I am NOT changing a bit, my werecreatures and monsters are staying and there is no way i am changing them. So to all those haters and trolls out there, I say this: Take a...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2012

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    Everyone Wants Me to Be a C...

    Everyone wants me to be a conforming person and I will not be.  I will only conform to those ways that happen to make me feel comfortable.  But these are not the ways that most people live in this world.
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 11 Responses Jun 1, 2007

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    Everyone in my family has

    such high expectations for me. I'm supposed to go to a good college, have a good job, and they don't really agree with my sexuality. All I want is to attend a technical college, find a decent job doing something I at least enjoy doing a little, and, most importantly, meet a...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M Jan 26

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    You Will Not Tell Me Who I Am

    I cannot let my guard down and by myself around others, for I am very shy, and I have a social phobia. But I will never let people tell me what to think or how to feel. I will never let others define me or tell me who I am.You will not tell me who I am, I will tell you who I am...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos 18-21, F Aug 9, 2012

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    My Sister's Coat

    I pulled the multi colored coat out of the closet It seemed to hug me as I put it on Soon I began to notice my mood change I felt more free... lighter even The care free feeling began to spread through my being The cares of others began to fall away A feeling of independence and...
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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    It's A Waste Of Time

    At one time  in my life, I jumped through that hoop. Be stronger, sweeter..more agressive,  less agressive.  More vocal, less vocal.  What a crock. All I had to do was be me & I learned that lesson finally.  Luckily, I don't know what anyone wants me to...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 12 Responses Aug 31, 2010

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    I'll Admit........this Is Me!! Take It Or Leave It!!!!

    Yeah-I'll admit I am a temperamental person. I get annoyed and upset a lot from what people seem to view it as minor issues. "That ******* music is loud and annoying please turn it down" "I can't stand your sense of humor and how you think that you and your ******* group of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    The Illuminati Are Controling Us

    i have made some reaserch and i want to know, Have you opened your eyes? Have you seen what corperations are doing to you? you guys and gals need to see what is happening to this world and quick. There is a report of a man who supposetly tried to kill his brother in order to...
    jorgetheanimelover jorgetheanimelover 18-21, M May 12, 2013

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    I Am Me

    I refuse to conform to other people's views of who I should be.  I am who I am.  I am sensitive, I am compassionate, I am trusting, I am naieve.  My friends want me to change, to become harder, to become less naieve.  I refuse to change who I am for their sake...
    Jynx Jynx 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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    Fangs And Blood

    hi im 12 and turning 13 in a few weeks my canine teeth are gone my baby ones ofcourse but my adult cainine teeth havent come out yetif you lift my upper lips upwords through my gum you can see my canine teeth they are very sharp i also love blood when i see it i get drawn to it i...
    bloodyvamps bloodyvamps 13-15, F Sep 17, 2012

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    We Are What We Are

    We are what we are and thats the way its going to
    Borne Borne 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    Not Your Thing

    I was raised mostly with my mother, and then my grand-parents, and my mother and grand-ma always wanted me to be something else. I was too much of this, not enough of that. But I was strong, and I fought to be what I am. I will not be your thing to please you, and I think it's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 2, 2012

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    I'm Different

    Now, I don't like to brag, but... I AM DIFFERENT! I will not be that girl who hangs onto her boyfriend every minute of everyday just to be the "typical teenager". I will not eat whenever there's food in front of me, because I am not the average fat person. I will not always use...
    fatsonja fatsonja 18-21, F 3 Responses May 22, 2012

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    Time For Me

    Growing up I was different from my family, my whole family was different from one another- I understand my aggravation comes from lack of articulating myself during growth times and pushing people out of my life. Anyways. I have short hair- i've never had long hair I bite I...
    StarOrchid StarOrchid 22-25 Sep 20, 2010

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    Rebelling May Not Mean Being True to Myself

    I've learned that the key thing to consider is my own way and values. If I "refuse to be what everyone wants me to be"only because I'm rebelling, then all I'm really doing is reacting to them (to what they don't want me to do). In each situation...
    daystar daystar 41-45, F Aug 24, 2007

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    Dont Try To Change Me!

    i hate when people try to change the way that i am or what i do. if you dont like me, thats fine! but dont tell me to change.... because i wont. im me and i like who i am. love me , hate me, i dont care! :) but if you did like me the way i am. that would make me happy!!! :) :)
    messyjessie192 messyjessie192 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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    you know, all through my life,

    it's felt like i have always had people pulling and tugging at me to change my life and move in this direction or that direction, or to change my persona to fit in with society!! well, i say screw society, i mean, society might have its own opinion about how everyone should live...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I'm Me. Next

    People it seems to me often like to pidgeonhole everyone they know neatly into categories but unfortunately for them I'm a bit random really so they never really 'know' me to the point where you can read me like a book. It doesn't help that I take great exception to any attempt...
    CuriosityKTC CuriosityKTC 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2012

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    I Will Be Me

    You think you can make my life perfect? You think that you can keep me safe? You really think that I want you to control my life? I don't want my life to be perfect! I can take care of myself! I WILL be me, and no matter what you say or do, I wont listen. I come from a bad place...
    BrokenDreamer14 BrokenDreamer14 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2012

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    If You Live Your Life Being Wh...

    If you live your life being what everyone else wants you to be then you are not YOU..........you are them.  You choose who you want to be with the cards that are dealt to you!
    sweetriley sweetriley 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2007

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