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I Should Be Me, Because Everyone Else Is Already Taken

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      "Life is an eternal quest about knowing oneself. It's time to challenge yourself, to rediscover your hidden traits, talents, and tendencies. Several inconvenient questions, which you have swept under the carpet, might resurface if you do not know how to be...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 3 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I don't follow trends, I don't want the biggest TV or the biggest mansion or the fastest luxury car or a pile of cash to swim in like everyone else. I want to see the world, make...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 6 hrs ago

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    I usually wait for people to come to me…..not because I’m “too” conceited😒 or something….but I just think that I’m intruding on their time… Though I’m quite a...
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    I have been married for four years, we have been together for 6. We initially met when I was separated from my ex-husband, which was a very abusive unhealthy marriage. When my...
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    I didn't choose the "I am a young girl and attracted to older men" experience, because that sounds wrong. I'm not a young girl. I'm almost 22. I am young, but I don't want to be...
    Storiesnotforthefaintofheart Storiesnotforthefaintofheart 18-21, F 8 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    One day I'm going to find someone, and they're going to crack my shell. My walls will go down just for them, but up for the rest of the world. I will talk, verbally. I will not be...
    scaredscarlet scaredscarlet 13-15, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    do you ever seem outside? like the real is living somewhere else where you're not like everyone else has it figured out? after all of this time, surely i should know more but i...
    dsouthrabun dsouthrabun 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    One time in school, back before my stalking days, there was this one teacher who I REALLY hate now, but that is a different story... He was a different kinda teacher, young, most...
    MARAVELOUS MARAVELOUS 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I'm writing this really upset. Maybe because it's raining and I stood in the rain, upset. Please don't judge me. Hear me out. I posed as this random woman on tinder. I guess I...
    jenniferking123 jenniferking123 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can't stand when someone tries to **** on someone else's dreams. For example my cousin wants to be a vet but people in the family are like oh no you can't do that because you don...
    GlitchInTheMatrix GlitchInTheMatrix 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Whenever I am out somewhere with my family and we stop to eat somewhere or go to the grocery store I always recognize the person who is ringing us up or waiting on us is a real...
    jillmyers91901 jillmyers91901 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I'm a twenty two year old slightly single overweight lesbian woman who is mainly looking for friends of older age. I battle borderline personality disorder, which makes...
    rainbowsmangos2015 rainbowsmangos2015 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Just when you think someone is different, you realize that they are the same as everyone else
    osu7628 osu7628 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    It has this knack of making me feel like utter ****. I dare to post things, life events, news stories I like, photographs and I might get a sympathy like at best, but generally I...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Not that I'm all that interesting but I'm bored sooo... 1. I love psychology 2. I love 90s rock 3. I can be a bit of a grammar nazi, whether I act on it or not. 4. I love to...
    mel7leo mel7leo 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Right now I wish I could just hide and be alone....but my problems will still be here if I come back. Sometimes it's so hard that I have to put everyone else before me as running...
    tootiness tootiness 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel no one understands me and how I feel. Every time someone asks me if I want to talk I say, "No, I'm fine." But I'm not fine. The reason why I say that is because the way I...
    Connartist21 Connartist21 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    I'm so insecure, afraid, paranoid, and suffer from terrible anxiety but I'm wondering if everyone else sees me as some scared puppy too. I'm also very shy and quiet so do people...
    Ozthewhiterabbit Ozthewhiterabbit 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love peole here in ep. You guys make me feel comfortable to speak about how I feel and you understand me like no one else does. ((Hugs for everyone!!))
    mermaidindisguise mermaidindisguise 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was always different since I was a kid, and I never knew why. It didn't bother me for the most part and I could make friends. some teachers would pedestal me which actually I...
    lostfoundations lostfoundations 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a generous person. I help others. Yet, bad things keep happening to me. Lately, it has been one bad thing after another. I just do not understand why. It can't be to "make me...
    justme1999 justme1999 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 20

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    My mother wishes she never had me, even if she denies it. Ok, This is my story, hope is not too long, excuse my orthography. ...And how do I know that? She has told me several...
    Onixgurl Onixgurl 18-21, F Jul 20

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    Today I woke up at 6. Went for a run. Had a light breakfast then go to work. I started working from 9:30. Didn't have lunch only had soy milk. Then I resumed my work and had long...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I've been feeling very hurt and disappointed lately. I've been feeling like i'm not important or essential in peoples lives. people that i really care about and think about almost...
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    Or maybe me does. But not like church. Or like carlin.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Because everyone like to talk about themselves right? No one reads these lol. But I'm doing it anyway. Living on the edge! Okay here goes nothing. 1. I give a **** about you...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 19

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    I know He exists, despite what the atheists claim, because I've seen things to prove there is a God; however, they all haven't been good things, therefore proving that He is not...
    Logic34 Logic34 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 18

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    Usually when entering a new social environment, such as a new school class, a new social club, etc., I talk to strangers first to know them because I just hurry to get new friends...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Is it only me or has anyone else felt that everyone and their dog knows more about your relationship than you do but these same people will tell you nothing about what they know. I...
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    1. I am 32 soon 2. I have mild Autism and can function like everyone else 3. I am starting my own commercial photography business. 4. I am trapped in a loveless and unfulfilling...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    Many times I would be in my dark room crying and no one would come to ask why I was there too long. The rare occasions when someone did, I told them to go away. I was sad but my...
    CrescientStar CrescientStar 16-17, F Jul 14

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    1. Myself 2. My hair that gets in the way of a normal day. (IT BLOCKS MY VIEW! IT DOESN'T WANT TO BE TIED! MY HAIR WANTS TO BE FREE!) 3. Rude people. (Like bruh, I dunno what...
    IAmJustMyself IAmJustMyself 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    So I'm in love with a girl who brother-zoned me and it tears me apart because I truly love her but she sees me as a brother, and she knows I love her too, I've told her, but...
    ProudfulAmerican ProudfulAmerican 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 12

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      I've decided to write about my story because I start to get really lost in my feelings. So I've met a guy at work 6 years back. I didn't know him that well in the...
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    This shall be fun! Guessing these are the kinds of stories people would look through to get a quick overview when trying to decide if that person is someone they would want to...
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    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jul 10

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    When I was in 2nd grade I was hit in the face with a rock while playing a game and I have had my tooth knocked ever sense and living in the area I did if you are different you just...
    mikey7919 mikey7919 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I do not like people to see me cry because I feel that people will think I'm weak and I can't be strong, or they feel at that point and time that they have power over me,so I put...
    AveragePrincess AveragePrincess 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I had a dream last night that it was the last day of school. All we brought to class was a pencil. I was dressed in all black, as usual. I was wearing flats. I was walking down the...
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    I just realized how deeply in the hole I am financially and I think it's getting to the point where I'll be heating up bathwater in the stove. I may be taking showers at the gym...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Yes. Exactly. This is the feeling I bear hold of. "I feel like nobody knows the real me." Why? Because. How could anybody know the real me if I lost her at age 12? It's been too...
    Saphhy195 Saphhy195 18-21, F 4 Responses