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I Want to Speak My Mind Without Being Scorned

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    A Great Life, That I Don'T Want

    My name is John Doe, and I was given an amazing life, a privelaged one. My parents together make 500+ a year, and are paying for my college life right now, but this isn't what I want. Someone else may have made more from this life, but my path isn't this. I will be a success, but...
    smokestomuchweed smokestomuchweed 18-21 Feb 24, 2013

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    Two Lives

    I feel sometimes that i have two lives. One is the one where people see me as the upright christian who doesnt do anything wrong, works hard, clean living, loving husband, college graduate. The other is my world of sex addict, lazy, moderate that wants to say whats on her mind...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jun 17, 2008

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    Disabled Americans, That Can Not Work Or Get Help!!!!

    i, was born in pittsburgh, pa. 6/7/1957 dropped out of school at age 15 yr's, went to work in the construstion industry, enlisted in the marines in 1973, obtained my GED, discharged in 10/28/1976, returned to construction, spent most of my life self-employed, was involved in an...
    RWEST44 RWEST44 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 25, 2010

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    Speak Up

    i've never been completely hesitant to speak my mind, but over the past few years i've become even better about it. i used to be more reluctant, but once i started i was able to see that it feels good to say what's on your mind. bottom line, i have reasons for thinking the way i...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 2 Responses May 22, 2008

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    Speaking Without Being Put Down

    I have always had issues with speaking my mind. It took me long enough to figure out why I am that way. Growing up I was always told I was stupid so I guess I felt that anything and everything I did was stupid. I'm still a little on the shy side when it comes to saying what is on...
    babeegurl33 babeegurl33 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    Ok this seriously bothers me.

    My parents are straight up you shouldn't swear people. But here's the thing they both swear and they don't get all holier than thou on my two older brothers. Their reasoning? "It's not proper for a 'young lady'". I'm 20 years old and I'm nor allowed to say ****? Damn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 14

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    I Do But If I Get Uncomfortable I Seriously Won't

    Ok I know I need to speak up. I just have some stuff I really would have wanted to tell people. Im holding in the secret that Im gay. Ive called counselors behind my parents back. And Im telling people on here, but If I could only talk to other people besides the priests. Ive...
    confessionstotell confessionstotell 13-15, M Feb 3, 2012

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    All pretenses aside, I miss a part of me

    that use to answer to someone. I pretend I am doing alright, but I am not. I miss the companionship. There I said it, I am human too.
    RogueLogic RogueLogic 26-30, F Mar 15

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    Speaking My Mind Has Never Worked For Me.

    As far as I know, and have been told by others, and aim to be, I am a kind, friendly, tolerant, open minded person.I never go out of my way to make people feel bad, or tell the cold hard truth if it isn't asked for.I hate hurting people, and love standing up for those who need it...
    instantquack instantquack 18-21, F Jan 31, 2013

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    I'm Such a Chicken

    I wish that I could tell people what I really thought/felt without having that sick feeling of being bashed or made to feel stupid/ignorant. I don't have a college education, I don't know big fancy words. Honestly, I know very little about a lot (if that makes sense). Maybe I'm...
    babeegurl33 babeegurl33 31-35, F 3 Responses May 21, 2008

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    Ii Speak My Mind

    iwas so shy as a kid i was afraid to speak up but now that has changed i say it as it is and as long that i,m being honest about a subject i do,t care if another likes it or not. at the same timei don,t want to hurt anyonefor we need to be as loving as possible to ppl
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M Mar 8, 2011

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    Here Anyway..

    I was written up at work once for making a comment about a supervisor that was having an affair with a coworker.
    thealphabetpeople thealphabetpeople 41-45, F Oct 26, 2013

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    I Need To Change!

    I'm only young and i know i probably shouldn't be worrying about it, and i wasn't until one of my close friends randomly said to me 'I think you might have Anxiety'. When one your friends say that to you, you just don't know what to say, if that's what they think about me i...
    yelmik yelmik 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2011

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    "Speak the Truth In Love"

    It's not what you say, but how you say it. I know people have said that a hundred times but it really is true. People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. Even strangers like here  on the net  
    tanyalynn tanyalynn 41-45 Aug 28, 2008

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    My life, has been experience. I will not run from my past, I will turn an face it head on. Understanding yes, people have been through worse than I have, but also understanding the...
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    She was tired of constant travelling and felt nauseated. She leaned back as they were speaking. His charm was irresistible. Both of them had let their guards down on each other. Or...
    Cathars1s Cathars1s 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    idk thus place his like the first thing I've found where I can write about what's going on through my mind without the judgements.... without the pity.. I just want to vent it out...
    lenalsd lenalsd 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Like a dog chasing his tail, but without the comedic effect. Proving once again the wisdom of Einstein's adage about the definition of insanity, I continue my spiral. Orbiting...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    I was molested by another child (my adopted Aunt)and a man down the street. This has affected my sex life in three identifiable ways: 1 I was introduced to sex way before I should...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate the types of dads that think that they can buy their child's love. My dad being one. He can go months without speaking a word to me and suddenly I could be at his parents...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I wish I could stand up for myself but even with my family I feel like I can't say anything without being attacked. And that's not even just when I try to defend myself but with...
    beckmanjohnson beckmanjohnson 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am a teenager, healthy, and in high school. I am the only atheist in my family, as well as the only one whose hobby is writing. I don't play video games, and writing is pretty...
    RamenTraveler RamenTraveler 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    for so many days..i waited to write this story! but like a swirling whirlpool my mind was not at rest...suddenly fear, insecurities and that deep hidden sense of my own...
    snuffal snuffal 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Someone can ask me why I resent you so much but it's emotions that I've battled with for years. I know you didn't want me even when I was in my mothers womb... Then you brought us...
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'll try to make this short and simple for those of who do not like to read long paragraphs. I'm writing my story because it has been locked up inside of me for so long. I want to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    Sometimes I will say something without thinking before I say it and that is when I get myself into trouble with other people. A lot of times I will speak what is on my mind without...
    marlene41298 marlene41298 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I really have no idea what to do:/ A couple weeks ago I went on holiday with my dad and while I was away my mum went onto my laptop and she read through my conversation to my best...
    skyealexandra skyealexandra 13-15, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    My Fake Mother, in relevance to my other stories, told me that I was "talking loudly" in the room, but I did not really know. I was sick and did have the stomach virus, I ate...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I am getting to the point where I am starting to feel "iffish" about having people add me to their circle. Of course I avoid adding people to mine for that very reason, as well as...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M Aug 20

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    When I look at the definition of social anxiety it doesn't totally match my issue. I guess I am just different. First off, I get sick of being so "me oriented" but realize to...
    LaGentilleDame LaGentilleDame 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I don't have that friend I could say anything to, no matter what, and feel he relationship is safe. I really wish I had someone and could speak mind with.
    SybMan SybMan 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I'm an almost aggressively opinionated person. As a staunch atheist, far left feminist, and a very outspoken out homosexual I think rights of the minorities is the equality most...
    SolarusXD SolarusXD 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 20

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    1.Who is your hero? Cancer patients who refuse to give up. 2.If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Somewhere on the Northeastern Seaboard (Maine, Cape Cod, etc.) 3.What...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M Aug 20

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    1.Who is your hero? I don't have one in specific. I have a few. 2.If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Somewhere in a foresty, rural place. 3.What is your biggest fear...
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F Aug 19

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    I heard a person with an elevated consciousness say that everything is a habit. As in.. Like, you have this habit of judging. Say, for the very first time when you did it...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    ..but maybe I am. When I think back over my life and all the "things" I have coveted, most of them have been fickle, fleeting wants. I was lucky that my parents didn't respond to...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    Ok that's it I bloody swear if one more person bombards me with messages asking "where've you gone?" or "what'sup" every five minutes (literally) I'm going to smash something, can...
    LeCrazyPancakeMonster LeCrazyPancakeMonster 13-15