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I Think Being Yourself Is Freeing

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    Honesty Is The Best Policy Xd

    now that i'm older i'm alot more confident then i was as a little girl. i use to be so shy, always trying to get people's approval. always wanting to fit in. now that ive been alone for so long the real me has emerged to the surface. slowly. not completely but almost there. i...
    veronica4ever veronica4ever 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Be You

    Dear fellow EP's, I have always believed in being yourself. I always thought that if you are who you are supposed to be everything else will fall into place. Then again how do you know who you are supposed to be? right? follow your heart and instincts and thats who...
    hardtimesofblondie hardtimesofblondie 18-21, F Sep 4, 2012

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    Easier

    It's so much easier being yourself than being someone you're not.  You have to be "ON" all the time and I'm thinking that it can be pretty tiring. I like me, so I'm going to be me all the time.
    ItsLikeThatMan ItsLikeThatMan 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 11, 2011

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    Being Yourself

    Being yourself,How freeing,It’s easy to live,When you’re you,And only you.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2011

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    Being Yourself

    Being yourself, It’s freeing, Makes life fun, You’re only at your best, When you’re yourself!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 5, 2012

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    It doesn't matter who loves you or hates you, just be yourself in your life, and don't listen to what others think of you, because it's your life and not theirs.
    Someone20 Someone20 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I tried hard being someone else for a long time, it doesn't work. Some people will like you, some will hate you, most don't give you a second thought, so you might as well be...
    Thatredheadchick Thatredheadchick 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I don't see why people aren't using a picture of themselves. This site allows you to be yourself and you're not going to be judged. So all y'all who haven't got a picture, change...
    Icanttrustmyownthoughts Icanttrustmyownthoughts 18-21, M Apr 5

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    Nobody should change who you are. You are who you are for a reason and that's a beautiful thing. You shouldn't ever be ashamed to be yourself :)
    bm021 bm021 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I have three kids. They are 20, 19 and 16. The oldest is being a real pain in The a--. She is being extremely disrespectful and difficult. She can't seem to speak to me without...
    Irishk Irishk 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 21

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    I have 3 children and 3 step children and brought them all up. Only the youngest is at home now and will soon fly the nest. What I have learnt is that because they are all...
    Nix59 Nix59 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I'm not a parent, and don't plan on it ever. Because I truly do believe it's the most difficult job. I don't think I will ever be able to properly care for someone. I mean I could...
    caseylouise caseylouise 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I don't see it as depression I just like remembering old girlfriends or people who where in our lives I like listening to sad songs being Mellow u know
    Farandaway1 Farandaway1 31-35, M Apr 11

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    Normal is so boring. There are 7 billion people on this planet, why would you want to blend in? Be who you want to be.
    justsayyes2 justsayyes2 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I am the mother of 4 I am also pregnant all my kids are good and make diecency choices however my 13 year old has a problem he is so mean and entitled all he wants to do is be...
    Jackie85 Jackie85 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I am not a parent at the present time and not sure I will ever be one. I know all the trouble my mother went through raising five kids and I see my brother's and sister's trouble...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Melancholy is just that, the questioning of the world's happy moments, and the realization of how awful the world can be. The only way to live a meaningful life, is to cry for...
    LaurenJFisher LaurenJFisher 22-25 a week ago

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    I mean, i would hate to pretend to play the roll of someone im not! I am so good at being me that sometimes it makes me sick...not! Haha, people say im mean and others say im funny...
    Islandkween Islandkween 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I am who I am and no one can change that! The people who stay true to themselves are the real champions! Nothing is more attractive then being yourself. I've learned that the hard...
    DeAundreVP DeAundreVP 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I've come to learn in these past years that you should never be a follower and always to think for yourself. To be independent in your thinking and actions is maturity and...
    KT98 KT98 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    Being female is just an unnecessary burden. I get stupid urges to be emotional, submissive, useless (I don't mean every girl is like that, just me) and it makes problems. The body...
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 Mar 31

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    For those of you... mostly female I expect who are subject to this kind of conversation in private messages from a stranger.... Most days I would happily block this type of...
    PhoenixM4 PhoenixM4 46-50, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    This is what someone else posted on FB: "Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You’re just ready to give up...
    phoebegolde phoebegolde 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    19 Reasons Why I Hate You: 1. You always talk but never listen. It's always about you. You don't care about anything I tell you. When I talk, you either interrupt, roll your eyes...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Those people who give a **** about what others think will suffer terribly. Don't live your life the way other people want you to, it's your fucken life do what ever the **** you...
    JustMe123468 JustMe123468 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I like being myself. There are no duplicates of me, there's only one. It's better being an original than being a copy. Everyone has the ability to be different and be themselves...
    alexis05 alexis05 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Being the youngest of four siblings, I grew up constantly comparing my progression in life with that of my family and peers. I compared my academic and professional performance...
    Hincty Hincty 22-25, F Mar 23

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    Yesterday morning while l was waiting for my dental appointment l was approached by a tired looking woman with heavy breasts; who told me that she had once worked as a filling...
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    Why Believe God Exists? (Part 1)Are there any compelling reasons to think that God exists? Can we know with good reason that there is a God? If so, what counts as proof? If there...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 1 Response a week ago

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    They say you have to love yourself and being alone with yourself before you can truly appreciate life and love other people. I have been stuck in an unhappy relationship for two...
    narwhal92 narwhal92 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99 If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by...
    ifilayhere ifilayhere 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I was a teen I did not enjoy school, and it really was my own fault i didn't enjoy it because I constantly jumped to negative conclusions about what others thought of me. This...
    Hincty Hincty 22-25, F Mar 23

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    The Lord loves to Be Loved.True or pure love should never contradict or compete with one’s love for God The Most High. It should strengthen it. That is why true love is only...
    PosterGirl PosterGirl 31-35, F Mar 31

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    Women are always crazy about accessories that will enhance their looks and high heels shoes are top on their list. The stiletto heels have always been hot favourite among...
    cabrielking cabrielking 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    And I think my profile and stories are starting to get the bipolar look. Well I just write what I think and feel at the moment. Like right now, the Q&A section has been talking...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've always been bullied. For lots, and lots of things. Being fat is something I've always wanted to do. But, the whole world would be after me if I became fat. I mean EVERYBODY...
    IWantToBeTheLarge IWantToBeTheLarge 16-17, M Mar 22

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    Think of it; you can go anywhere (within your city) without needing a vehicle. Heck, you can get there FASTER than any vehicle. And if you have heavy stuff to carry, like a huge...
    baseCharlie baseCharlie 18-21, M Mar 28

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    Just finished watching Aladdin and have been thinking about what I would wish for if I had my own genie. Upon some thought I decided on infinite money (that would never be...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I am married to an incredible man. When we met he warned me of his disability. To look at him, you would never know he suffers from debilitating back and spinal pain. Yet, he...
    hedymorris hedymorris 46-50, F Apr 3

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    I'm scared.. Of what's coming, of the Marines changing who you really are, of you coming back and not wanting me anymore, of not having you just a phone call away when I feel like...
    ScaredyKatH ScaredyKatH 16-17, F a week ago

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    I love you money! Do you love me? Well do ya? Uh? Uh? Hey? Lol it sounds silly don't it well asking might sound dumb knowing that you won't get a respond back now how empty is that...
    onlytrusthim onlytrusthim 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This is the actual e-mail I have sent to him just now: I can't even talk to you about this. I'm about to break. Please explain to me what are you doing? It makes me feel like...
    highnlow highnlow 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I'm constantly telling myself "you really are pathetic." When i am in school, I can work. When I get home, all I do is fool around. I surf the internet, I text my friend, I draw...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I am extremely sad for humanity and cry for the lost people every single day. I cannot believe the pain and suffering of those that are, they are hurting, and I know how it feels...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    so I have a hard time being vulnerable but I wish I was more because the most important parts of your life happen when your very vulnerable. when you were born you couldn't do...
    rynamight rynamight 18-21, M Mar 25

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    This would be great if being fat was socially acceptable it would put an end to almost all of the terrible eating disorders and make people feel better about them selfs. I always...
    sexychubbygoddess sexychubbygoddess 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 2

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    Other then the monthly cycles, i can pretty much say i like being a girl but i wouldn't mind trying to be a boy for atleast a week just to compare. People say it much better being...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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    I went to school for computer technology, and became good friends with my professor. He is great guy but, he lets the little things get him down. He is a little scatter brained...
    Igotsnikt Igotsnikt 36-40, M 17 hrs ago

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    Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known...
    TIINDIA2 TIINDIA2 36-40, M Mar 19

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    Imagine a curvy girl , not fat , not chubby , just curvy but she hate that and try to be skinny like those models and all her effort to change is useless so she try to forget about...
    xthedreamerx xthedreamerx 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    Ive been community mobbed for around 17 years,and have travelled through the entire spectrum of reactions towards the experience. From fear and confusion,self doubt,anger,disbelief...
    pedrohedgerow pedrohedgerow 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 25

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