I Refuse to Give Up

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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

    But for the first time I am afraid.

    I normally don't allow myself to be afraid because it becomes much more difficult to maintain a positive attitude when you are scared, but here I am. Scared shitless. I have been sick for long enough to be ok with most of the tests that my doctors offer up but tomorrow's round...
    singsinshower singsinshower
    22-25, F
    Mar 24, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    Dec 6, 2012

    I Do

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

    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
    10 Responses Jun 28, 2010

    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
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2008

    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
    18 Responses Oct 1, 2010

    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


    ...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

    I wish I could just stop talking to him.

    But I'm addicted. We talk day and night. He's so much fun to be around. It'd probably be easier if I hadn't had a taste of him before. But I've lost that and now I don't know what to do. When he goes to sleep is when I think of him most. I keep trying to busy myself with other...
    GarasaurausRex GarasaurausRex
    22-25, F
    Jun 17, 2015


    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
    46-50, F
    4 Responses May 15, 2008

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I love I care. I wont give up.

    I wont share you. I wont just make you a number. I won't compete for whom I love
    56-60, M
    Dec 21, 2015

    Sometimes I wonder if a person should just give

    up. I particular when you feel you are getting no where. :-|
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 26, 2015


    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2008

    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
    1 Response Sep 23, 2011

    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

    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
    Sep 23, 2011

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    Oct 24, 2013

    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
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2013
    Upsndowns Upsndowns
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2011

    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
    Sep 23, 2011

    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
    1 Response Dec 27, 2008

    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
    1 Response Dec 27, 2008

    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

    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
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Sep 22, 2008

    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
    18-21, F
    Feb 23, 2010

    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

    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
    1 Response Jun 20, 2007

    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

    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

    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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