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I Want to Be Strong

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    I want to stand strong,

    I want to be independent, I want to stand on my own. I fed up of waiting for people to help me, depend on others for my own problems. Yet I do not know how to take the first step.
    Appolo123 Appolo123 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    I Did It. I Stood Up to Him.

    My ten year old brother (let's call him Jack) will be playing in a talent contest in school tomorrow for charity. He'll be playing and singing Under the Bridge by the Chili Peppers. I respect him because I wouldn't have been able to do that at his age. I lack confidence...
    musicspirit musicspirit 16-17, F 11 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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    I have a weak personality .

    .. I want to be strong . A lot of people take advantage of me . I need help I want to be stronger ... I feel like a loser . I want to change my self
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M 1 Response May 18

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    Ok I need to know what to eat,

    to get a six pack ( no beer) I work my *** of but still got a belly !!!
    willy017 willy017 26-30, M 1 Response May 26

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    A lot of the time I feel really sad

    and feel like giving in to self hatred and depredation. But then I think of everyone out there who feels sad and sorry for themselves. I always think to myself that if they just change their thought process, then they could get over it. Then I realize that the same is true for...
    Ava1one Ava1one 22-25, F Sep 5

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    Like a Man

    Gnaw away at my flesh and give me skin like Teflon, so all wounding words ricochets off. Gouge out my eyes and give me laser vision, so I never shed a tear or become mystified under a magicians stare. Impregnate me with an Iron man’s will, so my faith never falters...
    umathena umathena 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2007

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    I Find It a Bit Odd...

    ...that this group consists mainly of women.  Women are supposed to want to be beautiful, not strong.  Men are supposed to want to be strong.  If we all looked deep in our hearts, those things are what each sex would truly desire.
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 11 Responses Feb 14, 2008

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    I have forgiven everyone who'd hurt me already isn't that what is kindness? But it's not near enough...I needed to be stronger...smarter...tougher. Confidence is a big obstacle...
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    Sometimes I really wish I couldn't feel anything. I want to be numb all the time. No emotions. No feelings. No more happiness. No more anger. No more sadness. No more hurt. If...
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    Sinceresoul1 Sinceresoul1 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    sjyul sjyul 26-30, F Sep 28

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    I don't think at my age it would be called running away from home but I really needed to get away from my parents. For a while maybe a week to be alone maybe meet my friend from...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F Sep 28

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    After Ive been beaten up so many times, and I have been hurt so many times, I'm broken. The thing is, all the sharp, pointy edges are pointed towards the outside, some are also...
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    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 15

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    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    I have been through a lot in my life. I have had to name but a few poverty/discrimination/persecution/abuse/psychological problems/hunger/violence/substance misuse and the list...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    SlowWhispa SlowWhispa 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Pawes Pawes 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    JacquesSade JacquesSade 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    EvolB27 EvolB27 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    missmorganne missmorganne 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    sassy19love sassy19love 13-15 7 hrs ago

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