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I Will Be Myself,and Not What Others Want Me to Be

true To who you are, your individuality makes you unique, and as they say "variety is the spice of life" 16,152 People

    i am not afraid of being

    who i am. Some people think that i am very intense in a negative or positive way depending on who you ask. What i know? Is that i can not stand for people to be weak and push their responsibilties off on others but still i stand and i accept. People have hurt,let me down,abused...
    Bumblehbee Bumblehbee 26-30, F Jun 22, 2014

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    When you show up being your true,

    imperfect. authentic self; you create comfortable space for others to do the same. Walk boldly in your Truth!
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I got take out for dinner the other night.

    My fortune cookie fortune said " be true to yourself "... So I decided I will...
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F Nov 23, 2014

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    Everyone Thinks I Should Do What They Want

    Its so hard waking up everyday and finding the motivation to venture into a world where people everywhere just wants to suck the life out of you and dictate who you are. I am strong I know this because I have been to hell and back and endured things in my life a normal person...
    LoneAlpha LoneAlpha 26-30, M 12 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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    Jabezzz2 Jabezzz2 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Everyone is unique and everyone is important.

    Do not act like anyone but you and do not try to be someone your not. You are best when you be yourself. The world is big enough for everyone. Do not hold back because the world sees you as weird. Instead, wear your weirdness with pride and wear it the way only you can.
    AmandaCroft AmandaCroft 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    First Rate...

    "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."- Judy Garland I wrote a little while ago about being unedited...and being the person you are. A number of things brought about this turn of mindset for me, the majority being people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    Unedited Me...

    I have spent a lot of my life trying to please others. Be the dutiful daughter, loving girlfriend, supportive sister. A good friend, helpful colleague...the list could go on forever. There comes a point though where you have to say enough is enough.You could spend your life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    I absolutely love when people tell me I can't be

    or do something or I'm not good enough... It makes me want it even more
    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M Mar 21

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    I can't stand people

    who try to change me for their own benefit. I have one man that I've been talking over Skype to for a year now whom I'm starting to believe is becoming controlling. He's upset that I barely chat with him and wants me to talk to him more. Problem is I have a crap load of work to...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Encontrados Encontrados 36-40, M Jul 12, 2014

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    jeankachew jeankachew 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    Voices

    A world of competition and greed Following the great and the beautiful Throwing away time to the poorly dressed , Giving time to all that fails where are the people that remain true ? Voices around of laughter , gossip , betrayal and hate. dictatorship of the heart , cursing...
    JacobSky JacobSky 18-21, T 1 Response Nov 11, 2012

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    Lmfaoooo good girls get treated like ****

    yet these hoes are treated like queens and you niggas bow down to them.. So I gotta be a hoe to get respect? Well I'm staying the way I am💯 and you hoes can run around spreading std's and I will be me.... Yeah sure it might take a century to find the right guy cuz trust me...
    Zozolove Zozolove 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 7, 2014

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    i had a dream where a man

    who wanted me to be his woman was chasing after me. he eventually caught me and i felt like there was mo escape anymore.
    maybelynn maybelynn 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Sorry But...

    ...I'm not the perfect daughter, I'm not the teachers pet, I'm not the religious type, I'm not the hottest babe, I'm not employee of the year month week or day, I'm not going to meet yur expectations...WHY? Because I'm ME!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    I Am Me

    For many years I was just what everyone wanted and expected me to be...I was very miserable and very unhappy! Well...finally a little over a year ago I decided I had to make myself happy..so I changed! Of course it was a very slow change..didn't want to make the whole family...
    theheartofmemphis theheartofmemphis 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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    its cold and dark i dont know what too

    do i lost u i love u once now i lost you too the dark i hurt once more i cant find someone too share the pain with anymore
    josh5294 josh5294 18-21, M Jan 15

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    In the long run, it's better to be loathed

    for who you are than loved for who you are not. Un fact , the only relationships that work well in the long run are the ones that make you a better person without changing you into someone other than yourself, and without preventing you from outgrowing the person you used to be...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I feel like some people don’t realize it…

    but it’s really hard to just be yourself. Everyday you wake up and expect to think the same way, do the same exact things, the same exact way…. What’s wrong with waking up one day and your favorite color being green after it being purple your entire life?
    behindthesegemineyes behindthesegemineyes 18-21, F Jan 1

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    Taking My Life Back

    I've spent far too long being the person other people wanted me to be and doing things that other people wanted me to do. My parents opinions and approval have always mattered strongly to me and I'd never want to lose my parent's respect but I can see that I need to be my own...
    FallenAngelWOOT FallenAngelWOOT 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    The Helpful Stranger...

    I noticed a man when I was out today. He was older, maybe 78, and sat by himself on a bench reading the paper, completely oblivious to the hustle and bustle going on around him. As I sat down for a moment on the other side of the bench, he looked up just marginally from his paper...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    People need to make the most of what they have

    and quit complaining about what they don't have.
    arabella1108 arabella1108 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    The best part of practical life is I got to do

    most of important things in my life by myself.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 27, 2014

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    Are you who you ever wanted to be?

    No! thats not a question.. thats an answer for your thoughts and actions.For a man I wish he'll be a perfect one nothing to worry if he is not so strong and not so handsome, but I wish to be him pefect for a woman, a woman who makes a man a man and let him believe that except...
    ExUser007 ExUser007 18-21, F Apr 7

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    My Life

    I'm gonna be very honest with u people of EP my life was ******* **** my sisters and dad walked out on me I started to get in **** with my mam and school went I was 12yrs old I would give my teacher and other students hell if they annoyed me or question who I was ect I got...
    lucy2014 lucy2014 18-21, F 27 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    Me

    Since i was very young i have been a people pleaser,i do what everyone else wants me to do because its easier & i fear conflict or confrontation. But i've come to the conclusion that ,that just brings me down & no-ones getting to see the real me ,so i'm changing ... I will be 1...
    angelofsweetness angelofsweetness 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    It took me a long time to realize

    that trying to please everyone else is just plain stupid. You are the only person who knows who you are and shouldn't try to live for someone else's idea of who they want you to be. I am who I am and will never apologize for that, not now, not ever.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 22

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    Why do people force other people to be

    different from who they really are? Makes no sense to me. They should appreciate that people are unique with their own faults and perfections. They need to remember that they have their own faults too! They have no right to tell other people how they should be like! So just be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 25

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    don't want to have to change

    who I am for other peoples needs
    gdsun7 gdsun7 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm gonna b real wit you guys ppl need to b

    more creative and less negative on here! Love yaa
    SassyTheBro SassyTheBro 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Dont Tell Me What To Be

    all my friends try and say i need to be a bad girl around school when i all ready am but not as much of them they say i need to be girly girl, they say i need to be bad man, they say i need to be tomboy hod on a minute im my own person i will be who i wont and how i wont if you...
    angelwolf18 angelwolf18 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    Letting go of the impossible.

    I can only be me... :)
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 18, 2014

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    I realized no matter what I wrote online,

    all the grief, all the whining, all the suicidal thoughts... I am thankful to all the people that has supported me virtually and in real life. but it's me who takes the charge. I AM THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN TRULY MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.
    Syafika Syafika 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Imagine a young lady

    who enters relationships with a drive no less than 100 percent. She gives it her all because there is no turning back. When **** in a relationship starts to head sour, she changes and becomes a worry wart. "At least I let it out before the relationship ends so I don't have any...
    AugustRose22 AugustRose22 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    Ever feel like your best just isn't enough?

    Like your Barely passing life because it's tough The society now looks upon us Like we are all competing to be the strongest People look at you and say you need to do better? Look at them back and say I am better When people say to you why did you do that? Yell back at them...
    princessxk96 princessxk96 18-21, F Dec 13, 2013

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    I desire to be just myself

    for once. I am a positive person and believe if things don't go as I wish then it isn't the end and takes different route to reach my dreams then another and another but I always ended up at starting line just because I sacrifice my opportunity for people I love and care for...
    BlueFairy09 BlueFairy09 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    I believe in being yourself.

    I no longer try to be what anyone wants me to be. I do not try to be what someone expects me to be and I will not try to change my behavior, looks or anything else for acceptance. I learned that when I was a child. I can't keep doing something I'm uncomfortable doing just for...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M Nov 19, 2014

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    idc if I dont fit in I love having the ability

    to self suck and I encourage anyone to be different , unique in their own way . whatever it is you like embrace it (:
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M Apr 12

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    Ever just want to be weird by yourself.

    Ever want to be weird with someone else without being judged by them. Imagine if the whole world was that cool. ;)
    CheshireFriend CheshireFriend 22-25, M Jul 15, 2014

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    I like me most days, I swear its true

    but the issue with being my genuine self is that I am a hypnotic forest fire mixed with a tsunami. So powerfully destructive yet natural at the same time, a balance in itself that is quite terrifying. But I would be a fool to not acknowledge that once the ashes have been swept...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    The Life Child

    In my mind , I see a child crying and screaming for help . People pass by not noticing that the child’s in pain the problem is the child is silent . All her emotions hidden . She silently cries trying to keep her tears inside everyday . Every time someone asks she says she’s...
    JacobSky JacobSky 18-21, T 7 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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    sarkaar1989 sarkaar1989 22-25, M Jan 17

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    I'm done being pushed to what people want me to

    be. I get it if you want something, leave. I'm just so done changing. I am me and if you don't like that then good. I don't care anymore. Just keep moving forward because i will. So don't take it to harshly i just want to move on.
    Mleader1 Mleader1 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    It's not complicated okay.

    I won't change who I am for others. You can call me a *****, ****, whatever the **** you want to call me. But being me is the real deal. I'm official and will not be copied, nor copy others. Done, deal, settled.
    Leilani19 Leilani19 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Being Yourself.

    I will always be myself and I will never change the way I am because I know that being yourself can lead to many amazing things I would rather be hated for being myself than loved for being fake. I welcome any person in my life who likes to be my friend and I would love it if...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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