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I Was Told I Cant

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    What Do You Mean I Can't?

    I started life as a runt.  I was so small I was held back a year from starting school because of being so tiny.  My first "can't" was when I was around 6 or 7.  I was told I "can't" be in the school talent contest because I was so...
    rhettbuttler69 rhettbuttler69 61-65, M 18 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    So....

    .... I proved that I can and I will again if faced with can't.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Mar 3, 2011

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    I was told I can't have my dream job.

    I was told I can't keep up. Yet I was placed in an unrealistic situation for a new grad RN in the emergency department to handle. It was my first night shift. Days were easy because I would start out with a patient or two, and build up during the day to a full assignment. On...
    ninjasurfergirl ninjasurfergirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I Once Was Told

    I once was told,I can't,Unbeknown,The person who told me that,Made me try harder,You know,I made it!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 1 Response Apr 9, 2012

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    I Was Told I Cant Be In High School And Have A Kid.

    Well i sure proved everyone wrong! When people found out i was pregnant and still in high school i had a TON of people telling me there was no way i could have a baby while maintaining my attendence at school and graduate. It was mostly adults that told me this and hear i am...
    Inmyheartforever87 Inmyheartforever87 18-21, F Jul 23, 2012

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    I am who I am I like what I like I love what I

    love I do what I want Get off my back you fat **** And deal with it It's my life Not yours, dipshit
    AchCailin001 AchCailin001 18-21, F Apr 17

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    I Was Told

    I was told by a few,Not to write anymore stories on EP. I shouldn't write any status on my EP profile...................................................................................I guess, I haven't listened cause I still do it...Damn me, lol.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jan 1, 2011

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    Many, Many Times Growing Up

    I was told I can't for many things, on many occasions growing up. I couldn't drive a car because I was a girl I couldn't have a career because I was a girl I couldn't run because I was a girl yadda, yadda, yadda It depended on whom said it whether it broke me or not.  In a...
    Yohanna Yohanna 36-40, F Jun 10, 2010

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    Nuns

    a friend told me that he believed we were called nuns because we kept telling him in school,- none of that, none of that. lol
    exnun exnun 46-50, F Mar 9, 2013

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    I Disagreed

    They said I can't.I disagreed...And proved them wrong!
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Nov 15, 2011

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    Yes

        I WAS TOLD by a learning disability specialist that i won't beable to get a bacholor . no will power . while guess what i am doing it . just online .
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 7, 2009

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    Always

    I am always told I can't do something. I can't make dinner. I can't clean up the right way. I can't make coffee the right now. I can't sleep. I can't do anything. I can't go to the library. I am always being told, I can't do something or another. I am always told I can't I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 2, 2009

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    Learning Disability

    When I was in elimentry school I was told I had a severe learning disability. I was put into special classes, and special corses. I was told that i chould never graduate like the common kid. that I whould always need help, always need things to be made a little easier. And i...
    Otho Otho 18-21, M Dec 15, 2010

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    A Funny Dress Up Game,very Cool

    I found a funny dress up game today, i am honor to introduce it to you, you will enjoy it. Below is the adress   http://www.chairmenmao.com/page.html?id=40
    chairmenmao chairmenmao 22-25, M Dec 31, 2009

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    It's All I Hear

    Life holds me back from everything I want....and need.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    Told I Can't By My Family

    I'm the trouble child in my family,always in trouble . I've almost drowned atleast 6 times just because I didn't want to wait for arm floats or for someone to watch me.i went straight to the diving board when I was four. After almost dying soo many times,my family seriously...
    lifeatthebeach11 lifeatthebeach11 22-25, F Aug 22, 2012

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    I Did Anyway.

    That's the one thing my parents were really good at. Telling me I can't. Mostly I proved otherwise but what doesn't kill you leaves a mark.
    riley7253 riley7253 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 28, 2011

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    I've Always Been Told "i Can't"

    I was told I could never sing on Broadway because I was too tall, not cute, and had too big of a voice. I was told and forced to sing opera from the age of 14. I hated it then and was in love with musical theater.My mother told me when I was applying for college that I could...
    whitecat22 whitecat22 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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    I was told I can't dance

    and I strongly disagree.
    NeeverForget NeeverForget 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    C-a-n-t Doesnt Exist...

    Growing up if i ever wanted to do anything that my little brother couldn't do he would always tell me i couldn't and i would prove that i could just to spite him lol. like he told me i would never be able to juggle 3 tennis balls, i like jugglers and i learned in 3 hours he was...
    CaliGurl2007 CaliGurl2007 22-25, F Dec 31, 2009

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    I Was Just So Sure

     One time I saw dolphins for the first time and decided that working with them, and helping them was my calling. I was 'so sure' of this that I ran to my mother and father and told them that this was what I was going to do. I was just 'so happy' that I understood what I...
    Juna Juna 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    The Gaurd Says "No"

    When I frist started enlisting, I was extremely scared and unsure about actually doing it. As I finally became more confident that what i was doing was the right thing to do and knowing that everything I was doing with my life would be going in the right direction, I...
    heatherxx heatherxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2009

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    Ugh...

    The idea of placing restrictions on human behavior?  How audacious!  I mean, really, the arrogance of trying to tell the only creatures on earth that can reason, create art, and ponder their own existences that they cannot do something.  Every time I hear it I...
    Onaquest Onaquest 13-15, M Aug 3, 2009

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    If I was to find love.

    I wouldn't find it. I'll b stuck wondering endless like everyone else. Instead I chose to let love find me. People in my world say that my kind of love is different. I would b crushing on someone that would only last for less than a month. I called that a "phase". In all honesty...
    AchCailin001 AchCailin001 18-21, F Mar 18

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    My Whole Life

     first ,it was he will never speak.then i will never learn to read.never this and never that.when i had my accident all i could hear was what i can`t do.but i have and will continue to do it.it may not be perfect.and i may not be the best speller .but every time i hear...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Aug 7, 2009

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    The Time That Still Stings...

    is when I was applying to law school in college.  I asked my advisor, an elderly priest (yes, I went to Catholic college lol) for a letter of recommendation for law school and he refused, saying he thought I was too quiet and would never make it through the...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2009

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    My whole life I was told by teachers

    who were supposed to "expand my horizons" that I wasn't capable of a specific task or goal. This led to a lack of belief in myself and my thought process turned negative and I wasn't performing to the best of my ability. It disgusts me that an individual who is supposed to make...
    deepvisionss deepvisionss 16-17, F Apr 17

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    University.

    When I announced to my family that I wanted to go back to school to get my BA, my father flipped out. I believe his words were something like "you already had your chance and you blew it"I was determined. Working 2 part time jobs, being sick of not going anywhere in life, I still...
    sweetsie sweetsie 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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    Told I Couldn't Lose Weight

    I was always called a fatty when i was kid. they excluded me, they picked on me, and they bullied me. They raped me and told me i couldn't be their friend was i was 8 ;D No one would be my friend. My parents never cared when i came home from school crying, my mom told me to...
    BrokenAndScared BrokenAndScared 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    Proving Him Wrong!

    All of my life, I was told I couldn't do something. But in the end, I proved them all wrong. But a few months ago, a certain person told me that I CAN'T get over my anxiety disorder.... to quit trying, give up, and learn to live with it. I refuse now, like I did then, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Aug 7, 2009

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    A Funny Dress Up Game,very Cool

    I found a funny dress up game today, i am honor to introduce it to you, you will enjoy it. Below is the adress   http://www.chairmenmao.com/page.html?id=40
    chairmenmao chairmenmao 22-25, M Dec 31, 2009

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    my husband and I haD been together for 3 years. Back in February he went to jail for 2 months. During that time he started writing his ex girlfriend and calling her. He only...
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    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F Aug 18