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I Want to Be Strong

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Whoever has the strongest mind. Whoever has the most passionate heart. Whoever has the the hands of respect, Whoever has the arms of courage, Will be the one to run as leader...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I've been hurt. I've been raped. I've been bashed. I've been depressed. I've been torn. I've been broken. I'm still me. These things don't make up who I am, they simply helped me...
    Pickles0212 Pickles0212 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    People think that if i am fat than i am the most strongest person in neighborhood but no, i am not that strong. I can even easily be hurt by someone's words :(
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    The man I have given the last year and a half of my life with has now decided we are not meant to work out. Granted, a year and a half isn't that long I know, but it felt like life...
    CassyMay CassyMay 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    Strengthen your breast plate with iron, young one, learn to be a proper knight. Run wild with your courage, fight until your days are gone. Life is what you make it. My dear, you...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I am going through a bad phase of my life! Really need to look into myself and come out stronger than before.
    Euden Euden 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My marriage counselor said I was strong to have dealt with my childhood by keeping secrets for more than a decade and not turning to drugs or alcohol. I internalize a lot of things...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    The great escape 4 The team continue on without Zane and Niggalactacus and mad it to entrance to the hanger room. However what they didn't know was security guards where posted...
    darkwolf19 darkwolf19 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I am stronger because of all I've been through... I was 16 when everything happened. It all seemed to snowball honestly. I had been home sick with the flu. I was staying at my...
    Ginnty Ginnty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I have never asked for anything in my life, I am a very independent and self sufficient woman...I can fend for myself and hold my own...I have no use for those women who act all...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 19

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    Trust.‘Stop asking me to trustyou while I’m still coughingup water from the last timeyou let me drown.’ - Unknown.Trust. According to me, this is the most fragile...
    angelicsmiles angelicsmiles 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 10

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    Once their was a little boy. He grew up in a house with his Daddy and his Mummy and his sisters. One day the little boy saw the truth, when he was about six. He watched as his...
    TorchwoodBoy TorchwoodBoy 18-21, M Jul 21

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    I'm wallowing and I can't seem to find a way to feel secure and completely happy in my every day life. That's not to say that I am unhappy. I'm not. A lot of things have been going...
    LadyOfLorien LadyOfLorien 18-21, F Jul 6

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    Dear father, You always told me to be strong, be strong my girl l...be strong for all of us , for all your family......I am strong but sometime I feel like I can't get what I...
    crosszeria crosszeria 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    PISCES SIGN Pisces sign is the sign of eternity in the Zodiac. Pisces sign is difficult to be described exactly. Among Pisces sign there are many creative and artistic people...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F Jul 24

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    Iv been through so much in my younger days, although I don't wish the misery and pain I felt, on my worst enemy! I am happy I made it out alive! I am happy I can experience every...
    bolahaming bolahaming 18-21, M Jul 16

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    It was a strength sometimes and sometimes also turned into an inner emotional turmoil. I act strong for people close to me. My family means the world to me and I would never want...
    PorcelainRose85 PorcelainRose85 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I never been so strong when it come to relationship. I was naive in every part of it. Always follow the rule of wife as far as I know, never break it and do what need to be done as...
    Edrss Edrss 41-45 Jul 24

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     Acknowledging the Strength through Relationships - As a male growing up around two other male "role-models", one thing was for certain in relationships: how much sex I...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I am my families rock Though physically very strong I am also very emotionally strong When my little sister had attempted suicide in May i immediately started CPR while my mom was...
    Brickwall96 Brickwall96 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    We strive. We all strive, to get stronger and better, but at what point is enough? I feel like I reached my limit. The more I try the more the bad outweighs the good, the more...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M Jul 14

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    When I was around 12 years old, I started losing my hair. I had gorgeous locks....long....thick....dirty blonde hair. My mom was beside herself because she was not only worried...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 9 Responses Jul 14

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    This could be triggering to anyone with experiences of sexual or domestic abuse. My life has not been easy. In 2012, I discovered that I was sexually abused as a child. I have no...
    LucellaLuna LucellaLuna 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I don't know where to begin.... My Mum and Dad were only 19 when they had me. They broke up when I was very young, but they were still civil for my sake. I lived with My Mum but...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't think I'm a bad human being, I just think that the things I do can be pretty unforgivable sometimes. Maybe it's my teenage years, or my lack of experience or lack of...
    Cue0811 Cue0811 18-21 5 days ago

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    Okay. So let us see. For the first time of my 18 years, I am shocked that guys would actually like who I am. Ut started last year, when I was 17 and people started commenting on...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Their are people out there that wish they could share. Their happiness with others and there is also the type of people when they aren't. They just want to make who makes them...
    beachboy14u beachboy14u 18-21, T 1 Response Jul 15

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    ive started realizing i really havent explored myself nearly enough. i suppose ive explored a bit more than the average person. still its not enough for me. i want to know ive...
    sadisticbitch sadisticbitch 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I sometimes debate whether it's that I want to start again or if it's like I feel I have no other choice and the urges are too strong. I am 3.5 months clean and the last few days...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    1) I’m Lumierre. 2) I hate it when humans are described as biological machines. 3) I can’t say I have a specific hobby , I am interested in human behavior if that counts...
    ReversedLumiere ReversedLumiere 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Childhood cancer survivor every other patient I went through chemo with is dead I don't want to be seen as strong or inspirational I just want to live not be held to a higher...
    DeLos1985 DeLos1985 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I know this feeling all to well....... I've been strong for so many years, that I want someone to reduce the necessity of being that from me. I was dating a fellow that I wanted...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Cheerleading is amazing exercise but I want to work out and do more conditioning so I can be amazing and be a strong all round athlete and have strong tumbling
    chloeemiw chloeemiw 13-15, F Jul 14

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    Suicide has killed many people even someone I knew, it's not a thing to mess around with. I understand why people want to do it because they're at their lowest point in life. But...
    faithmonyai faithmonyai 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I want to give back to my Nation. I am going to serve and protect those who can't do it for themselves. I will go above and beyond my own capabilities to show that I am not just...
    ElMatador96 ElMatador96 16-17, M Jul 22

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    After I was hurt by someone I thought cared about me but didn't and only used me to get what he want. Really messed me up honestly I never cried over a dude but I did because I was...
    fangirl54 fangirl54 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I try to push everyone away. The ones who remain are the strong ones who survived all of my storms and stuck around to when I became my best after the storm calmed. It takes...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I will write it in third person and state only the facts of the story. Anything inferred from the facts is not my fault, because I only state what happened. There was a woman...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just want my heart to be the way it was before him. I don't regret loving him or our 3 1/2 year relationship, but I know it was a mistake. What I do regret is being "friends...
    beautifuldizaster143 beautifuldizaster143 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Have a cry...it's ok to cry, it's called being human. what doesn't kill us, does make us stronger, but you must take the time to process and reflect, the situation, cry it out, and...
    Luckycharm2014 Luckycharm2014 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I act like I'm strong because I need to. In truth, all I am inside is soft, chewy marshmallow, just dipped in melted chocolate and hardened with harsh cold temp.
    sheepInwolfsclothing sheepInwolfsclothing 22-25 1 Response Jul 16

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