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I Think Being Yourself Is Freeing

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I respect people who can be nice. Sometimes it's extremely hard to be nice. I am learning to be nice to these people who aren't so nice to me. I have no choice but to like them for...
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    Everyone is different no matter how hard others try to be the same. We have to embrace each other and show that everyone is beautiful. Being different shows uniqueness.
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    How are we so "different"? If "different" is just a thing. If we all have certain features, What does "different" bring? People filled with hatred, Can't possibly see, That there...
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    what is different can attract us,we find it beautiful,mesmerize us and we just can't stop thinking abt it...so different is beautiful
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F Jun 25

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    I wanna kill myself someone plz help me
    bree2726 bree2726 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    love spreads across nations and borders.....
    nealbrute nealbrute 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I love people that don't have to be clones just to fit in. That aren't afraid to be themselves and different.
    Iamevolved Iamevolved 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I'm a sucker for British accents.....
    CoffeeBrewin14 CoffeeBrewin14 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I would do anything for my son. He can't take 30 to change my tire! I truly give up!
    78nikki 78nikki 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    So does anyone wanna talk or ask questions? Haha
    hanbanan hanbanan 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    sadly, there are A LOT of people who fear different. if they don't understand it, they fear it or reject it. working with the pubic has taught me a lot.
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F Jul 10

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    So yesterday a little boy asked me why do I have a ring in my lip? I told him it was to hang things on after his mom start to yell at him for asking me about it
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    hanbanan hanbanan 13-15, F a week ago

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    Me too love who u r and don't chance because that is a waste of the person u r.
    Kehanlon5 Kehanlon5 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    AshhBashh92 AshhBashh92 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Never apologize for being yourself :-)
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    There's a difference between memorising what you're told and thinking for yourself ;)
    LoveBytes LoveBytes 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    I want to point out that I'm not saying or posting this for attention. I genuinely feel ugly. I am very fat, I have short hair and honestly people just don't find that attractive...
    JudeLeDude JudeLeDude 22-25, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Lies. Lies. Lies. The worse form of lying is lying to yourself. It is so poising, yet we resort to it. I've been thinking about this today.. Why do we resort to lies? Especially...
    nadsxo2 nadsxo2 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    One of our most overlooked superpowers in life is the unbelievable power of our beliefs. A quick note: This is not for the faint of heart. It is going to go deeper than possibly...
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    I gave you my heart, all my love, my life, you are my all, only and everything why cant you see this hurts, why? I love you so much without you I would instantly die I swear I...
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    Davihigh Davihigh 13-15, M 7 hrs ago

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