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I Think Being Yourself Is Freeing

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 210 People

    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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    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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    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 Feb 5, 2012

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Its freeing but its lonesome to be yourself

    acceptance is very rare ..........:(
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F Dec 16, 2014

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    There are honestly not enough nice people in this world so I like to take it upon myself to pass on as much niceness as I can to friends, family, and even strangers. I love...
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    Today I went to put gas in my car when lo and behold, I saw some guy walking into the gas station barefoot. Believe it or not, it's really rare to see another barefooter down here...
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    Most of the time I try to be. I believe treating people as I would like to be treated myself. But I have to admit there are situations and people I just can't be nice in.
    paleryder paleryder 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    I shall be reminding myself of these words quite often today... Open your mouth only if what you're about to say is more beautiful than silence. ~arabic proverb
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Resisting him is ready. I'm a very important guy because I know how to resist him. If he's in your mind insult him and fight back. Don't be a proxy and just forget it. If your...
    VolenoieFoote VolenoieFoote 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    It never cease to amaze me how deep the basic animal instincts go in us humans, and how strong of a need people have to have the protection of a "heard", so to speak. I don't...
    MantisReligiosa MantisReligiosa 66-70, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yupp, always have, and if i ever feel like doubting myself, i think to myself, Then again????? Who actually know's my true self? Right, Almost nobody.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Sooooo, because I am trying to declutter my mind and make sense of things...about 2 yrs ago I had a fling with a guy (we'll call him Q) that I connected with in a ways I would...
    BellaJune BellaJune 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    You're all beautiful. Let go of the need for approval to start thriving. Check in with yourself that it feels right, remind yourself that it is your choice, and give yourself...
    Ruinsky Ruinsky 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    You are not your age, Nor the size of the clothes you wear. You are not a weight, Nor the color of your hair. You are not your name, Nor the dimples in your cheeks. You are all...
    CurvesandClass CurvesandClass 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    TheDreamerUnleashed TheDreamerUnleashed 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    LorenzoITALIA LorenzoITALIA 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    How wretched it is to study without a position for long! Outside school nobody sponsors studying. Nobody outside would provide a free studying room for you to study. Nobody outside...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F Jul 23

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    I need help. I have a six year old daughter that hasn't seen or talked to her dad in 2 1/2 years. She always asks me why she doesn't see him anymore but I can't exactly tell her...
    lovewildnfree lovewildnfree 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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    I think the problem is, a lot of times, parents don't try to understand. I don't think mine ever do. There's a video by a YouTuber called SuliBreaks, called "Parents are the...
    TheOpeningViolinist TheOpeningViolinist 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Position represents your affiliation and gives you a title. General people would onlly ask you what your position is, not what you are working on. If you have no position, how do...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F Jul 22

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    xItsChelsx xItsChelsx 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    desire2367 desire2367 18-21, F Jul 21

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    I would like to help anyone who feels to need to be suicidal because of being bullied, misunderstood , or is just a giving up on life in general!!! I don't want any of you to be...
    desire2367 desire2367 18-21, F Jul 21

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    I would like to help anyone who feels to need to be suicidal because of being bullied, misunderstood , or is just a giving up on life in general!!! I don't want any of you to be...
    desire2367 desire2367 18-21, F Jul 21

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    I would like to help anyone who feels to need to be suicidal because of being bullied, misunderstood , or is just a giving up on life in general!!! I don't want any of you to be...
    desire2367 desire2367 18-21, F Jul 21

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    I would like to help anyone who feels to need to be suicidal because of being bullied, misunderstood , or is just a giving up on life in general!!! I don't want any of you to be...
    desire2367 desire2367 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I attract others like flies. It doesn't matter what I'm wearing, or what I'm doing. Unless I am looking down and am avoiding eye contact and smiling, people catch my eyes and...
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