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I Refuse to Give Up

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    I Have Been a Fighter From ...

    I have been a fighter from the minute I was born. I am now 57 and still a fighter. I do not like giving up, even though in some situations I have had too.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 27, 2008

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    Don't Get In My Way

    I have goals and dreams and aspirations and I refuse to let anyone stop me from accomplishing and doing everything that I want to. I've dealt with enough people trying to bring me down and destroy my faith in myself that I've no longer got any patience for it. You've been warned...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 10 Responses May 9, 2008

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    STARTING Over

    I  am  in  College   had  to  stop  to raise  my  son's  my  husband   died. Had    to   work     they   are  grown   now. Trying  to...
    rockybear397 rockybear397 47, F 4 Responses May 15, 2008

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    Hello Friends, The ICAN Mentoring Program

    for at-risk and disadvantaged youths are having a fundraiser to raise funds to restart our mentoring program that was terminated for the lack of funding. We ask that you please support us by showing your love by going to our link at http://www.gofundme.com/Save-ICAN-Mentor...
    mysteryman1966 mysteryman1966 46-50, M Jan 28

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    Never Quit .2

    In 1954, Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry fired a singer after one performance.He told him, "You ain't goin' nowhere son. You ought to go back to drivin' a truck."He went on to become the most popular singer in America, named Elvis Presley.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    Never Give Up On Your Dreams

      Hello! I am a 43-year-old (young) man.  I grew up in a small village seven miles west of Corning, NY called Addison. I graduated high school in 1985 where I was involved in the following sports: (no I wasn't a jock!) soccer, baseball, wrestling, swimming and ping...
    cryptster cryptster 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2010

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    You no longer have to live in fear

    or doubt about life circumstances, Jesus conquered all of our fears and diminished our doubts on the Cross giving us power to be victorious over all of our circumstances. His resurrection from the dead gave us the assurance that we can overcome all obstacles and stumbling blocks...
    mysteryman1966 mysteryman1966 46-50, M Jan 29

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    Never Giving Up!

    i am so in love with this person it hurts me every day that i cant see him. i try to hide it but everyone notices how sad i've been now that he's moved away. nobody knows we in a relationship (actually i dont even know anymore) havent tlked to him in forever and this waiting is...
    illstaystrongforyou illstaystrongforyou 18-21, F Jun 3, 2012

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    Addiction to Refuse

    An addiction to refuse! Have you ever heard of such ****? If not read my story: http://www.experienceproject.com/uw.php?e... I can not accept this addiction, any idea what to do?
    LittleAnt LittleAnt 31-35, F Mar 20, 2009

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    Stubborn Desire For Something Better

    I'm just plain stubborn. If I give up now, it means I won't be able to do [insert random thing depending on my mood]. It will also mean that I've fought tooth and claw to get to this point for nothing. I deserve to have a better life, and will. I get sidetracked...
    Rhan Rhan 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2007

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    Never Quit

    In 1944, Emmeline Snively, director of the Blue Book Modeling Agency, told modeling hopeful Norma Jean Baker, "You'd better learn secretarial work or else get married."She went on and became Marilyn Monroe.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 23, 2011

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    When It's All Too Much.

    I think that a lot of people on the Experience Project can relate to the feeling of being overwhelmed. For me, it is not an uncommon thing, and yet I have no great life trauma or loss to explain this. Perhaps it is simply a matter of the way our brains are wired, that no matter...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 22, 2007

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    I Refuse

    I refuse to give up,I am trying to live on,Life's been very trying,I'm closing in on me,I'd like to resolve it,And have a life.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 6, 2011

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    Never Quit .3

    In 1962, four nervous young musicians played their first record audition for the executives of the Decca Recording company. The executives were not impressed. While turning down this group of musicians, one executive said, "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 23, 2011

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    I Dont Give Up, But I Do Fail With Style

    No I wouldnt say I've never given up in my life. That would be a lie. But I have in my short existance failed with style. I took a controls class this summer and decided not to study for the test. Bad idea. Well I should have given up but I choice to fail with style. The style...
    Silver01ta Silver01ta 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 22, 2008

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    Here I Am Today

    I've made a lot of mistakes and have so many regrets in life.  I've also been hurt by others a lot, too.  I faced rejection as a child and abuse as an adult.  But I had one gift that has helped me through- my mother. She had a strong spirit.  When I was a...
    Tigress35 Tigress35 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2007

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    You Don't Get Anything ...

    You don't get anything if you give up, it's perserverence and a quest for something better that brings you the most happiness and joy, as well as the biggest rewards
    evilkittymew evilkittymew 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    Not I

    I'm not going to live down to the standards people have decided to give me. I'm not going to let my mom, my dad, and my mom's boyfriend tell me i won't make it into a decent college. I may not want to be a Doctor like my perfect cousin, or go to Cornell on a full scholarship for...
    timechild timechild 13-15, F Oct 9, 2011

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    What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger.

    Have you ever watched an anime called Dragonball Z? They are a species of characters called Saiyans and they become stronger when defeated. That's how I like to see myself, I have had so many knockbacks this year that it's truly beyond belief. I had an operation which meant I...
    carynneterrae carynneterrae 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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    Maybe

    Well, last night I told my good friend that I officially give up on Christopher. I have said this before, but it felt real. It felt sure. Then I was nosing around facebook and I came across a bumper sticker on a girl's page that I rarely look at. It goes like this: Never give...
    FeistyRoadrunner FeistyRoadrunner 19-21, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2008

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    Upsndowns Upsndowns 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    I Refuse to Lay Down and Die.

    Most of the people reading this will know enough of my life history, I'm not going to talk about it AGAIN for now.  I don't want/need to.  I just want to say that EP and the friends I have now in my life will let me cry, but most of all, put a smile...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 9, 2008

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    I Do

    i refuse to give up on my medical problems and everything going on .
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 20, 2009

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    The Truth

    Is that to much to ask for really? Here is the problem I got  married  5//1/07 to some one that I am in love with, well the problem is that there are some other race people that have  dislike me for 1 or 50 different reasons. Well that is finr=e they can go fly what ever blows...
    Garfield123456789 Garfield123456789 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 15, 2011

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    Give Up

    Give up,Why should I,I refuse,It’s not right,I’ll keep going,I want to succeed!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Oct 7, 2011

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    Ilove My Wife

    I refuse to give up on my wife, for the last week we have been loving on each other like we did when we first meet. i needed her because i was feeling very depressed. i have been  leaning on her for support. we had a great week but,now she seem to be pulling awaay from me...
    goodheart goodheart 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 14, 2008

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    Endless Endurance

    In the past, I gave up. That was some of the lowest and weakest points of my life. But luckily enough I survived and got through it. I woke up, I picked myself and moved on from that part of my life.To remind of this point in my life, I got a tattoo around my ankle. It says (in...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Dec 6, 2012

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    Do What's Attainable, Accept What Is Not

    I admit, i'm stubborn and do not like giving up on challenges .I give it my all and often only sheer exhaustion makes me stop...for a while ;) But maybe sometimes the wisest thing to do is to admit failure, to throw the towel and accept that sometimes there are no solutions...
    trailguide trailguide 36-40, F 19 Responses Oct 1, 2010

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    Give Up

    Give up,No way,Not now,I refuse,I hung on,Long enough,There's no givin' in now,Almost made it,Why give up?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 4, 2012

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    Never Quit .4

    Wilma Rudolph was the 20th of 22 children.She was born prematurely and her survival was doubtful.When she was 4 years old, she contacted double pneumonia and scarlet fever, which left her with a paralyzed left leg.At age 9, she removed the metal leg brace she had been dependent...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    ...never...

    ...we had such a good friendship... now it seems that no matter how hard i try i just cant get a hold of her anymore, ill email her and wait forever. only to find out that she says she never got an email from me...i know i sent it out. i dont have a phone. she is so far away. i...
    mi25ke mi25ke 26-30, M Jul 3, 2012

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    I Can't Give Up!

    My dream is to someday be able to walk down the street and blend in as the woman I am and have always been. My dream to be sure will be an expensive dream but I still can not give up. I have been and still am overly filled with feelings and anxieties about being myself but I...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 11 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    Beyond Stubborn!

    I don't know the meaning of quit... even when things get so bad and no one could blame me if I did quit. But, something inside me won't let it happen. I was so close to ending it all in May, but couldn't do it. And I was super-depressed and very seriously suicidal. But my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 27, 2008

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    Love The Random Picture Of A Dog Btw

    Anywho: So the world is cruel. So the world is unforgiving and scary. Did you know that the world is also kind? That the world is also beautiful and amazing and full of miracles- including you, reading this! What are the chances of that? I can cry and feel empty and maybe even...
    Kristin137 Kristin137 16-17, F Feb 23, 2010

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    One Day ....

    Over the years I have gone to hairdressers with a cutting and said " I want my hair to look like this" It has NEVER looked anything like my crumpled pic! I have had some memorable disasters .. the perm that the girls forgot as they chatted .. And the colours over the years...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 11 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    No matter what you have gone through

    or going through in life your circumstances was never an accident. God’s hands have always been upon you. Those steep hills you had to climb and those deep valleys you have been crossing were ramps to your destiny that’s beyond your wildest dreams. Nothing happens by...
    mysteryman1966 mysteryman1966 46-50, M Feb 24

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    Do not allow a situation to change you,

    you change the situation by turning it over to God.
    mysteryman1966 mysteryman1966 46-50, M Feb 11

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    Fight On

    Call it a general assumption if you will, but in the end life boils down into one of two things; Either you give up when things get hard to handle and cave under the pressure, or you find the strength inside yourself and muster the courage to persevere through all the rain and...
    MiracleWhipTrickster MiracleWhipTrickster 18-21, M 8 Responses Feb 8, 2011

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    Yes I Can!!!!!

    I was a preemie baby & I have CP (Cerebral palsy). I use a wheelchair as well. I am 5'3 & 108lbs. that s good thing because I have use my arms to get around . I have been told I wont live*(when I was a baby) When I was in pre k I was told I was stupid( by the teacher) I have...
    me0883 me0883 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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