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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" 16,269 People

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

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    I keep trying to be myself,

    but all it does is push me farther and farther from my friends, and it kills/eats/rots me inside....I just want to be understood and loved
    JimmyEH JimmyEH 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 12

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 21

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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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    If someone is trying to tell you

    who to be stand up for yourself.Sure people can try to tell you who to be,but who you are is based on what you wnt ,not what they want.It's your life own it! Be who you are and not what others want you to be.
    Faith328 Faith328 13-15, F Jun 22

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    You can't impress everyone at the same time

    and in the end you'll be the one that has to live with yourself. Plus, if people don't want to be around you for who you are, then they'll be the one missing out on an awesome unique individual :P
    Angelyn2097 Angelyn2097 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    It just takes some time Little girl,

    you're in the middle of the ride Everything, everything will be just fine Everything, everything will be all right Hey You know they're all the same You know you're doing better on your own so don't buy in Live right now Just be yourself It doesn't matter if that's good enough...
    laylonolonger laylonolonger 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 7

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 21

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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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    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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    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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    I'm wearily of trying to 'fit in',

    I'm going to be my own person, and not what other people or society wants me to be.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 30

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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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    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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    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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    sarkaar1989 sarkaar1989 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I will stop hiding my real self.

    I'm unhappy and that's not who I am. I'm up beat. I have learned how to be a people person. I'm a strong person. Not this weak shy girl I've become. I'm tired of being this way. So as of now no more.
    miakajones2001 miakajones2001 36-40, F Apr 6

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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 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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    Great I have no one now every one left me

    except one person and she makes me so happy and she made me realize a lot of things and u hope I can tell her before she reads this
    Bennythebull7 Bennythebull7 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    Don't mix between my personality

    and my attitude because my personality is ME and my attitude depends on how you treat me
    bizzarebandcutie bizzarebandcutie 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21, 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!
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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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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    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 May 19

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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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    I am believing in my self reliance

    and my self identity so if anybody wants to change me as they are, I will not be able to alter me myself but if they are polite then will co-operate with them to change mutual deeds of life .......Every time life is changing in itself and we are the part of this changing world...
    rohitsinghvi2006 rohitsinghvi2006 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    I've been weaing tights

    since I was a child, now I'm near 30 years old, and I decided to try out a skirt & heels... What can I say... I found them fun, exciting, and more than anything extremely comfortable to wear! However my wife does not approve. So now when I wear those things, I must hide it...
    LegStyles LegStyles 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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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 11 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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    I am quirky, silly, blunt,

    and broken. My days are sometimes too dark, and my night are sometimes too long. I often trip over my own insecurities. I require attention, long for passion, and wish to be desired. I use music to speak when words fail me, even though words are as important to me as the air...
    KellerKing13 KellerKing13 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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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    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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    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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    Yeah but everyone were judging me

    for being myself. So I think it's really hard.
    FluffyWhiteCat FluffyWhiteCat 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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 May 17

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    life is ridiculous .

    ......... it's
    daniela222 daniela222 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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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    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 May 18

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    Encontrados Encontrados 41-45, M Jul 12, 2014

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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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    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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    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'm so tired of wearing a mask all the time.

    I feel like I can't b free around anyone! I wanna make friends who understand me and let me be myself! I'm so tired of bullies and hate and depression. I wanna be myself and have people be ok with that
    agbcja77 agbcja77 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2014

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    Only Me

    I spent a long time trying to make other people happy at the expense of myself. Parents, boss, (now ex) wife. One day, as I was going through my divorce, my brother sat me down over a couple of beers and asked me "Who are you?". I couldn't answer with anything of value so he...
    AlanCozmuel AlanCozmuel 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Im not gonna be some workout buff

    or health addict. I want to be me. I absolutely love fat and love getting fat. No more restrictions. Im happily gaining weight. I dont want my clothes to fit me anymore, I want to jiggle twice as much as when i do now when i walk. I wanna eat and eat and eat and eat all day long...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 2

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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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