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I Think Being Yourself Is Freeing

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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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, 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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    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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    Its freeing but its lonesome to be yourself

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

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    I don't think anyone should be someone they aren't just to please someone else. I love talking to people who aren't afraid to be themselves. Being different is an amazing thing...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F Mar 21

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    Different like, having a third eye, have six fingers on each hand, snakes for hair like Medusa, hairy like my neighbor, I think he's a werewolf, a long beaked nose? Now I think...
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    No one ever accomplished anything being normal
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    Being different is a beautiful trait to have.
    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M Mar 26

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    It is so simple. Just be nice. Look at the person you're interacting with and understand that what you see, what they show you is just the tip of the iceberg. The crabby salesgirl...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    A smile can change a person's whole day. A compliment can turn a day around. It doesn't have to be big things, being nice is easy and can have a huge impact on someone.
    musicluva199 musicluva199 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Being in love is one of the most painful things in the world.
    plainlover2002 plainlover2002 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It can make you feel like you have won the lottery....it opens up the heart in ways you wish were there without the feeling. Being in love is simply amazing.
    nikkiluv87 nikkiluv87 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My mail lady is named Toni. If I had to guess, she doesn't like the name Antoinette, and went to Toni, but that's completely a guess. Anyway - she is SO SWEET! She's about 50...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My girlfriend is a total weirdo and she always has been. Shes fat and she likes to act crazy. She wears clothes that are too tight and eats a whole bunch, not caring what others...
    Ilovefat44 Ilovefat44 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I fell in love with a guy I don't think I'll ever have and though I wish to be able to tell him everyday I love him, some how I believe I'll end up hurting myself waiting for him...
    Leolani Leolani 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    My 5 yr old put on my husbands shoes, he stomped happily towards me. I'm daddy! He said happily, I'm going to annoy you and make you cry. I felt sad but reassured him that was...
    Author1980 Author1980 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My mom died on 2013.. I was a pallbearer at the funeral. That was the hardest thing I have had to do.. Any one else with similar story?
    jcox01 jcox01 41-45, M Mar 21

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    Why is there a "different" and a "normal?" What does that mean? Who decides? Who defines? I am me. I've been called different all my life. What made me different? I am me and I am...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    To experience it once is remarkable. Twice is unbelievable.
    goodwitch011070 goodwitch011070 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Nice Guys & Nice Guy syndrome :These men who view themselves as prototypical "nice guys," whose "nice deeds" are in reality only motivated by attempts to passively please women .
    samanthathegreat samanthathegreat 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    People say bisexuality isn't real but it is. We are like unicorns, we really do exist but not many people believe.
    FlamingHomosexual FlamingHomosexual 13-15, F Mar 28

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    I went grocery shopping today (exciting life)...I saw this guy pushing a cart with 4 little girls around him, all of them were like "dad""daddy" "dad" "dad!"...he looked up at me...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    even though ive never been in love, I believe it to be a magical emotion purely because it's strange how two people can base their happiness from each other
    natashamoore natashamoore 16-17, F Mar 29

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    I told her that I was falling in love with her too soon. Now, she sees nothing to fight for anymore, she's already got me and knows it. What do I do now....?
    LoveCantBeThisHard LoveCantBeThisHard 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    This generation is so very mean and different than ours was. I have two teen girls that are good kids. They mostly have good friends but sometimes I'll hear something and try to...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    It has sure been a hectic Monday. My 13 yr old has had an attitude, my 10 yr old doesn't want to listen, and my 9 yr old twins keep running through the house waking up the...
    babeluvs6n2 babeluvs6n2 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    bad parent tip #6457: one time when my husband went out for the night I fed the kids with chocolate and ice cream for dinner...yes...I fed 2 teenage kids chocolate and ice cream...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I'm totally and completely in love with my boyfriend. I would do anything for him, and he makes me feel so amazing, he keeps my world in motion he keeps my boat afloat I genuinely...
    shannonjade shannonjade 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    It motivates me. I fall for guys often but I never regret it. There was something about them that would draw me to them right? So I should respect myself and interests and move on...
    TokioJapon TokioJapon 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Love is a drug, that I cannot get enough of.
    terranova13 terranova13 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I remember, a while ago, I still had a crush on my best friend. It was really hard though cause she kept giving me mixed signals
    HeyHay15 HeyHay15 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Nope, content is the best feeling ever. Love comes second. They're wonderful, of course no doubt until jealousy and insecurity kicks in and ruin everything.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 days ago

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    Why is one direction playing in my car???? And why did I dream about them last night?!
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    Since my breakup with my ex, over a year ago, I haven't even met someone who I could see myself falling in love with or even really clicking. I haven't felt a spark with anyone...
    Kizzykinz Kizzykinz 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I often take my shoes and socks off in public. People call it "informal" and "immature" but i think being able to feel the ground below really helps out my senses and instincts, uk...
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    y have you posted nude pictures of yourself in your album? i think its a coming of age for me, i was pretty hesitant at first but in talking to so many people on ep about it i've...
    geenagirl1 geenagirl1 18-21, F 1 Response 26 mins ago

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    Can you imagine how freeing an experience it would be to lay out under a star light night on the water, while feeling the warm breeze wash over you? Now, for me the thought...
    Happinessisthinking Happinessisthinking 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    My English teacher flirts with me a lot. Mostly after school before school or during lunch. But he doesn't look at me when other people are around. In class I know he looks at me a...
    Gabbysam Gabbysam 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I don't get why people cheat on someone whilst in a relationship with their boyfriend/girlfriend. I think cheating is 100% wrong and some people think it's ok to cheat on someone...
    agdnn agdnn 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am almost 25 years old. I am married and I have a beautiful 5 yr old daughter. My husband is handsome and perfect in almost every way possible. I have a beautiful 4 bedroom house...
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