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I Was Told I Cant

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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...
    whitecat22 whitecat22 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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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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    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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    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...
    deepvisionss deepvisionss 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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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...
    lifeatthebeach11 lifeatthebeach11 22-25, F Aug 22, 2012

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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...
    CaliGurl2007 CaliGurl2007 22-25, F Dec 31, 2009

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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...
    Yohanna Yohanna 36-40, F Jun 10, 2010

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 2, 2009

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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 1 Response Mar 9, 2013

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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...
    rhettbuttler69 rhettbuttler69 61-65, M 18 Responses 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...
    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...
    chairmenmao chairmenmao 22-25, M Dec 31, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    Inmyheartforever87 Inmyheartforever87 18-21, F Jul 23, 2012

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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...
    sweetsie sweetsie 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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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...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Aug 7, 2009

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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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    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...
    Onaquest Onaquest 13-15, M Aug 3, 2009

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses 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...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2009

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    I was told I can't dance and I strongly disagree.
    NeeverForget NeeverForget 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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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...
    chairmenmao chairmenmao 22-25, M 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...
    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...
    heatherxx heatherxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2009

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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...
    BrokenAndScared BrokenAndScared 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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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...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jan 1, 2011

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    I know with some people I worked with in my life might think I have autism. What I do know and what I have documented that I have a language based learning disability. The talk...
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    I dated a guy for nine months. He was my first kiss. Before I knew he cheated on me. He texted me "I love you" but it was in Spanish. I , not knowing Spanish, leaned over to my...
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    Cucuy is gonna get you lol it's like saying the bogeyman is coming if your bad mi madre y mi abuela would tell was children when we would act up to scare us haha we would be...
    PuertoRicanPrincess18 PuertoRicanPrincess18 18-21, F a week ago

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    A lot actually (; you wanna know why?
    ThisAsianLovesYou ThisAsianLovesYou 16-17, F 20 Responses Mar 31

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    ....cuz I wanna dye my hair like that
    MyHeadsUnderWater MyHeadsUnderWater 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I need to lose weight! :-(
    DantheManNot DantheManNot 36-40, M Apr 5

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    The worst words for my mother to tell me
    tonya13 tonya13 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    when I was around 3-5 years old I saw a figure on the hills where I was playing, and then after that I was never well, I had bruises on my body and sharp pain in my stomach, and an...
    stellartraveler stellartraveler 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    It was a better day for both of us together it was filled with a lot of giggles and caressing. More than had occured in a while. I was helping her bake an order and during the...
    kujo1990 kujo1990 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Yesterday mum spanked me again, its been a week no witch isn't to bad for me i guess. I was suppose to visit my aunt and went to a friend instead, my aunt called mom to ask what...
    Mia013 Mia013 13-15, F 17 Responses Apr 1

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    I was morbidity overweight, and people always let me know how digusting I was. I hated myself for a very long time. It effected the way I treated myself as well. I wasn't depressed...
    jvirgil23 jvirgil23 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I wrote this a while ago, it seems such a long time. I was reading it again, and I'm so much happier now. I am where I'm supposed to be. I thought I was in Love. To forgive and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 29

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    Cursing, even by accident, is bad That’s a lesson I learned the hard way. I remember one time when I was in the 4th grade, I was at school and called this kid a “b***ard. I...
    Iceman03 Iceman03 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I have quite often been told my voice is a nice one to listen to. I am told it's relaxing, and often quite posh, although I really don't see it. Once, within one day, I was told...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    randi123456 randi123456 56-60, F Mar 31

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    Life is full of surprises, irony and twists, and one night at work I had one in mine. A few years ago after a satisfying Easter dinner with my family, I set off for an overtime...
    Justint2014 Justint2014 31-35, M Mar 24

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    Tribute to The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I still keep some close friends from my school days. 2 boys where always really nice to me and they are very talented too. Musically...
    RedPeppers RedPeppers 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Hello Everyone! This is my story of when I was bullied in public school. If you're a victim of bullying, stay strong. I started getting bullied in my first year of public...
    Maria16 Maria16 16-17 Mar 18

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    I was a target for bullying when I was young. I stayed strong, made friends outside of school, moved away after high school and made it trough those difficult times. Now my SO and...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I am such a skeptic about everything but have been obsessed with finding answers for about the last 10 yrs about God,ghost and other stuff. Aliens though make sense to me..I see...
    bugaboo2001 bugaboo2001 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 23