I Stopped Letting Everyone Else Define Me

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    Who Am I ?

    it used to be easy for me to describe myself in terms of either how other people saw me, or by the common ways society categorises people - clothes, job, car, house etc. i came to realise that allowing myself to be defined in this way meant that I had little sense of who I...
    cuphalffull cuphalffull
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2008

    I Think I'm Normal (whatever That Is)

    Society has it's own definition of normal and I have my definition of normal as well. In a way I do think a lot of things are becoming stereotypical kinda but stereo types are never right at least part of them. I say no one cares about that type of stuff at least I know I don't...
    10Shadow 10Shadow
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 2, 2013

    I Have the Final Say, At Least In My Own Mind

    I am highly influenced by the opinions and behavior of people I love and respect.  I am forever asking for feedback and perspectives and advice.  However, at the end of the day, I want to feel responsible for myself, so I sort through all of that data and I feel my way...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2008

    I’m Me, Myself

    I’m Me, Myself,That’s who I am,You can’t define Me,I won’t let you,All that’s gone,Now it’s Me,I’ll define Myself,That’s the way it is,That’s all there is to it!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Oct 18, 2011

    It's A Work In Progress...

    I am the kind of person who lives my life for everyone but me.  Every time I would make a decision, I would think how it affected those around me. Lately, I have been trying to change this.  If I don't want to do something, I don't think about...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2010

    I may of been over dramatic about it.

    I literally eliminated so many people from my life. I'd was like one giant friendship douche. keeping only those who do not bring bs and of course my family. Which since doing this I have gotten so much more time to hang with my son, focus on my relationship and horse. I also am...
    Fuzzybear79 Fuzzybear79
    36-40, F
    Aug 15, 2015
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